Old Sol’s gender change

The sun’s magnetic field is about to flip

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/05aug_fieldflip/

Hi readers. Thanks for coming by for a read.

Praying up Old Sol this morning He brought up a sensitive issue we’re all going to have to try to work with. Hurting the feelings of Old Sol might not be wise at this stage of the game.

Old Sol:  Now that you’re finally recognizing that the United States is My Chosen People instead of that bunch of imposters over in the Middle East there are a couple of things we ought to get straight.

Me:  I’m pretty much up for anything.  Is this a good time for you?

Old Sol:  It’s okay.  I’ve got a little time right now.  Later on I’ll have My people call your people to hammer out the details.

Me:  So what’s on your mind?

Old Sol:  Well, it’s about this Old Sol thing, and about He.  That’s been okay for the past eleven years, but it’s about to change.  It won’t be long before I’m a She instead of a He.

Me:  Hmmmm.  It’s going to take some getting used to.  I suppose we can work it in somehow.  We’ve changed all kinds of other things during the past generation.

Old Sol:  Actually it’s not just the He and She thing.  There’s more to it.  A male doesn’t mind being called old.  But I’m about to be female gender, and having My Chosen People throwing around the word ‘Old’ probably won’t be the best way of keeping things straight and level.

Me:  Wow.  I hadn’t thought about that.

Old Sol:  That’s the reason I’m bringing it up.  Old Lady Sun, Mama Sun, Mama Sol, none of those would be prudent under the circumstances.  Allowances can be made for slips using He because human habits are just not easy to change.  But flippancy could cause some anger.

Me:  Sheeze.  Okay.  I’ll have my people call your people.

Old Jules

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6 responses to “Old Sol’s gender change

  1. If ‘ol Sol is about to become Lady Sal, what will happen when Sister Moon and Lady Sal talk into the wee hours of the morning? Is that why sometimes I see the Moon at odd times during the day, is she still talking to ‘ol Sol? Not that I care because I’m an American but when the Moon is up here during the day, what about the people on the other side of Mother Earth without the Moon?

    • Hi Dragonfly: Right now Old Sol and Sister Moon mostly talk about what they did at work. They’re fairly formal with one another. But after Old Sol switches over I’d expect that to change. Alpha Centauri, for instance, is a fairly attractive, macho celestial body and I’d think Old Sol and Moon will be exchanging notes about it, along with gossip about the Jovian moons and Titan. Neither one of them have ever cared much for all that strutting finery of Saturn’s, either. They’ll find plenty to talk about.

      As for the people on the other side of the earth, they don’t matter except the ones living in US territories, such as Guam. Thanks for coming by. J

  2. Ok still cannot get my head around it! c

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