Sunday, September 02, 2012

My Very Excited Magic Carpet Just Sailed Under Nine Palace Elephants. (Project CXC, Day X)

I was supposed to swim today -- the new rotation is run, bike, swim, bike, repeat -- but when I got to the club at about 10:45, the only two pools that were open had a bunch of people in one, and in the other, the actual lap pool, there was what looked to be some sort of class with every lane full, and while I suppose I could have simply gotten into the pool and swum, I don't really like sharing a lane with someone in the first place, and I didn't want to have the awkwardness of walking into the pool to swim and being told that there was a class and I couldn't swim, which was a possibility, so that was two good reasons for me to not swim, there, and instead I went and biked again, bumping swimming to tomorrow.

And now I am back home, with the opportunity to post about Ulysses on this blog, and to now go help Mr Bunches re-read his book about the planets.  Key things we've already learned about the planets:

1.  Mercury is hot.
2.  Venus is cloudy.
3.  We only see Earth's moon at night.
4.  Mars is small, and red.
5. Jupiter is big.
6. Saturn has rings.
7. Uranus is tilty.
8. Neptune is blue.
9. Pluto is small and cold.

The latter is accompanied by Mr Bunches shivering and saying Brrr.  Also, he pointed out that the sun is exploding.

Today's workout: Biking, level five, 40:00.
Latest weight: 253.
Today's song, which I picked out because of the planets thing, I didn't actually listen to it while I worked out:  Why Does The Sun Shine? They Might Be Giants

That is, according to TMBG, the only song to ever be fact-checked by another song, by the same artist:

Which makes They Might Be Giants more factually accurate than the Ryan/Romney ticket.

Also, you should go listen to this very cool  song about the planets by Lisa Loeb.


Andrew Leon said...

I don't understand this only seeing the moon at night thing. I saw it today, in fact, at around 8am. I don't think of 8am as night time. Maybe it wasn't the moon I saw? Maybe it was a space ship. Or a pale pizza in the sky.

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

Is that an old book that still lists Pluto as a planet?

Liz said...

I love that song. I love They Might Be Giants. "Birdhouse in your Soul" is one of my all time favorite songs.

You know what's really cool? The middle school textbooks actually talk about Jupiter's moons now. My jr. high science class didn't do any sort of astronomy. Sigh.