Saturday, October 16, 2010
Finished Round 3 of the vaccine trial.
Finished fighting a cold and just gave in.
Finished thinking I need to read a book to the end, just because I started it. I am tired of reading Ayelet Waldman's whining.
Finished the laundry.
Finished uploading some new music, new to me anyway.
Finished being licked to absolute distraction by the kitten, damn she just started again.
This flag is 30x42 and was the size flown the day after the British gave up on taking the city of Baltimore. It was the battle of 1812 and the motivation for our national anthem. The winds have to be greater than 5 knots and less than 12 to fly it. It takes 3-5 park rangers to hoist it up. They need a new flag every couple of years. The original flag was wool and weighed 50 lbs. It is at the American History Museum of the Smithsonian. The original flag was made by Mary Pickersgill. I have been to the fort one time when the big flag was flying. The other days they fly a flag half the size.
If weather cooperates and no one is sick we will go down to the mall next Saturday or Sunday. Lockheed is sponsoring a weekend of science, there will be a thousand science exhibits set up. I think that is what Maddy told me, she will be working in a portable planetarium.
Posted by ConundrumChum at 10:29 AM