Storm Past… About that New (and Old) Contest, and a Quick Note on Cape Wildlife…

UPDATE: ASTRONOMY CONTEST CLOSED… WE HAVE A WINNER!

Hey!

Cisco the blogging cat here…

Well, it looks like Hurricane Earl just missed us. We got lucky, this time. But we should consider ourselves warned. Now is the time to make note of what storm preparations worked and what didn’t and adjust appropriately. There’s an old saying here on Cape Cod that says that the monster hurricane of 1938 was a once-in-a-100-year storm. Let’s see… That was 72 years ago… Putting aside politics, the following video speaks volumes about that maelstrom… If you’ve never seen this, it truly deserves the time it consumes…

Onward… Well, we done got us a new contest on top of an old one… As for the new contest… Here’s the gist of it (see above link for details):

OK… How about this? What star is roughly 26,220,000,000,000 miles  away from us? Hint! It’s a lot easier to find a reliable answer if you work in light years vs. miles.

Finally, a word of caution about wildlife on the Cape… About a year ago I was driving on Rt. 124 in Harwich Center and darn near hit a full-grown buck. If that had happened, it would not only have been a sad loss of magnificent life, but it also would have been dangerous for moi. (And then there’s the issue of replacing the car’s grill and radiator… Ouch!) And deer aren’t the only beasties out there…


A good size turkey hit probably would ruin your day too… So, to borrow from Hill Street Blues’ Sergeant Phil Esterhaus… Let’s be careful out there…
Just a couple of cats blogging by the racks…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.

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