FAST-GROWING SUNSPOT: Barely visible when the weekend began, sunspot AR1619 has blossomed into a large active region more than three times as wide as Earth. So far the growing sunspot has not produced any significant flares, but the quiet is unlikely to continue if its expansion continues apace. Fast-changing magnetic fields on the sun have a tendency to reconnect and erupt. NOAA forecasters estimate a 20% chance of M-class solar flares during the next 24 hours. http://spaceweather.com/
Good morning readers. Thanks for coming by for a read this morning.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably been watching SS 1619 and wondering what the hell is going on with Old Sol. Likely you’re wondering, as I am, why he persists in blessing us with all those weird smiley faces with Errol Flynn mustaches. Wondering what he’s got up his sleeve.
I have the advantage on most of you because I’ve been messing around with rare earth magnets, glueing them behind cabinet doors in the RV to keep them closed. So rapidly changing magnetic fields are fresh on my mind, along with the wrinkled, crispy fingertips acquired by fastening them in place with super glue.
Which has created a loose granfalloon Old Sol and I both belong to.
But I’m what most people would call a real cool guy, full of compassion and sensitivity for all you who aren’t in a granfalloon with Old Sol right now. So I’m not going to arouse your fears and spoil your Thanksgiving holidays by telling you what he might have up his sleeve.
One of the shortcomings, in fact, with granfalloons is that it might be anything, anyway. Your guess is as good as mine.
But I’ve digressed. My main purpose in posting today is to tell you about some other granfalloons of my past are cropping up hither thither and yon in my sinookas**. For reasons I dassn’t speculate about, a good many of them involve a search I used to do for a lost gold mine. Strangers from hell to breakfast are sending me emails wanting to talk to me about it, hinting around that, though they haven’t been within a thousand miles of that country, they know where it is. Or might be.
Some granfalloons just don’t let go once they get their teeth locked into your leg.
So maybe all this busy, busy, busy*** going on around here right now is about me going out and searching for the Lost Granfalloons – Mine.
Not that I plan to bank any money on it. I’m spang out of money until my SS pension check arrives.
* granfalloon – a false karass; i.e., a group of people who imagine they have a connection that does not really exist. An example is “Hoosiers“; Hoosiers are people from Indiana, and Hoosiers have no true spiritual destiny in common, so they really share little more than a name. Another example is a Cornellian, a student or graduate of Cornell University.
**sinookas – the tendrils of one’s life.
***Busy, busy, busy” – what a Bokononist whispers whenever he thinks about how complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is.