December 4th, 2011

Whale fluke

Dec. 4th, 2011. Yes it is.

Because some Russians don't like the way an election's been going, I haven't been able to post to LiveJournal. I've barely been able to read LiveJournal. But life goes on, as Paul sang (adding "Ob la de, ob la da" for some reason), so:

  • Still working. Almost worked yesterday. Wondering what the office is going to be like tomorrow.

  • Got needed hugs Friday night at the Cort and Fatboy live-show/screening of Die Hard. It was a day that needed hugs to take the edge off of it. (Don't ask.)

  • Exhausted enough from Friday, for both good and frustrating reasons, that I barely got out of bed yesterday until past 11:00. (I got up long enough to go to the bathroom and to watch a bit of Leverage with the commentary on. But my morning was a morning of sleep.) And I later had dinner at Kettleman's Bagels because I wanted someone else to feed me.

  • Will get out more today and, I hope, see more humans. I'm showered, fortified with soup and apple juice, and needing to do outside-the-apartment stuff...
  • Blow My Mind

    Not what you expect next to an aircraft carrier.

    Via andrewducker:





    (To add perspective and scale to that shot: the aircraft carrier flight deck is 60 feet above the water. The plane's fuselage is lower than that.)

    When I first saw the picture, I thought I was seeing a plane fall off the front of the carrier; no, as the caption says, that's a B-52 flying past the port side of the U.S.S. Ranger, below the aircraft carrier's flight deck level. (And as the caption also notes, the B-52 naturally cruises with its nose a little low, but that added to the illusion for me.)

    This is only slightly less crazy: did you know that the U.S. military tested how to land U2 surveillance planes on aircraft carriers?





    And also? They did the same thing with the C-130 Hercules:



    Disclaimer: NO ONE HAS EVER TRIED LANDING A B-52 ON A CARRIER. That's not what's happening in the photo at the top of this entry.