Friday, January 02, 2009

1st post of '09

Hear me out. This is interesting. So, I stopped reading the Twilight movie script I found online for long enough to browse through Discover's end-of-year issue (I had to go to the bathroom, okay?) and found this story about hailstones-from-hell.

Megacryometeors, scientists call 'em. 'Cause they're really big, really ice, and they crash down out of the sky when there's not a cloud in sight. But they're really just hail. Riiight. It's our fault, greenhouse effect, extreme weather and all that. It doesn't make sense to me. How does a 400 lb chunk of ice have time to form like a hailstone, onion-skin thin layers of condensation around a dustmote held aloft by wind and barometric pressures, before it finally falls?

Weeeird. Watch your head, Chicken Little.

Okay, geek moment over. Here's some NYE08 pictures of the family:

Me & the boy.

Baby girl & her great grandmother, a youthful beauty at 89. I can only hope for such longevity.

Will made faces at Gigi.

And Dad called every. single. person. on his contact list while Brent swore all night he did NOT have to go potty.

We ate tamales and grapes because Mamash insisits they're lucky, watched the ball drop in Times Square, cracked up as Evil Kneivil's LAs Vegas stunt jump got virtually disastered in every way imaginable -- my favorite was the too low over the volcano catch on fire then slam into the ramp and explode -- LOL!, then finally slinked home to collapse Brent and then ourselves into bed.

Welcome 2009. I hope you're as happy to see us as we are to see you. :)


At 4:20 PM , Blogger Anna said...

WOW, that hailstorm phenomenon sounds pretty crazy! stranger things have happened, so if discovery prints it, i'll take it! ^_^

LOL @ Brent not having to go potty...if he says so, LOL! Too cute pics of baby girl with the family.

89 years of age? Great-granny doesn't look a day over 16! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Happy New Year to you and yours! ^_^

At 6:00 PM , Blogger Ria said...

great pics! Happy new years! Glad to see I'm not the only one reading geeky mags in the bathroom!

At 7:37 PM , Blogger cici said...

Happy New Year!. Great photos. You are beautiful and so is your family.

At 4:39 AM , Blogger Lina said...

Happy New Year to you! Great pics!

That megacryometeor thing is pretty wacked. Who'd have thunk it?

At 2:19 PM , Blogger Seona said...

You have a lovely family - these are great pictures.

Happy New Year to you all!



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