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December 20, 2003


Look! A new galaxy! Isn't it pretty?


Its name is Messier81, and it's a distant (heh) relative of former Edmonton Oilers hockey player Mark Messier.

Last night I fell asleep at 8:30 p.m. Which I needed to do, because I felt like hell. Today I am going Christmas shopping with my mommy, so I'm starting the day with a good breakfast - two Eggo Nutri-Grain waffles, between which lies a thin schmear of natural peanut butter and sliced bananas, topped with a drizzle of butter-lite maple syrup.

Oh, and this story brings new meaning to the phrase "holiday spirit."

Posted by Highwaygirl on December 20, 2003 08:42 AM to the category Randomness

"Holiday Spirit?" Oh please. How could anyone believe in such supernatural nonsense? That "spirit" is obviously Messier81. It got its picture in the paper and developed a liking for publicity, that's all. Stupid fame whore galaxy.

Posted by: overg at December 20, 2003 10:13 AM

It's pretty indeed. I'm such a dork for space stuff.

I get to go shopping with my mommy today too...except I call her Mother and I'm not as excited about it as you are.

My holiday spirit is kinda fizzled out.

Posted by: Tsy at December 20, 2003 01:51 PM

I didn't realize it ever burnt bright enough to reach a fizzle state ;)

Posted by: rappy at December 20, 2003 04:15 PM

Every now and again it shimmers briefly.

Posted by: Tsy at December 20, 2003 09:45 PM

Tsy, I'm a dork for space stuff as well. I'm the person who wakes up at 2 a.m. just to get a good view of the Leonid meteor shower. And it was worth it.

Posted by: Highwaygirl at December 20, 2003 10:30 PM

Yeah! Dorks Unite!

Posted by: Tsy at December 21, 2003 04:33 PM
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