Monthly Archives: February 2012

Movie Review: Hugo (2011)

Hugo (2011) 4 out of 5 stars Winner of 5 Academy Awards including Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects Nebula Nominee I squeeed with delight when I got the e-mail from Netflix on Monday afternoon that they … Continue reading

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Google celebrates Leap Year, ‘Barber of Seville’

Google celebrates Leap Year, ‘Barber of Seville’. Happy Leap Day! And it’s also hump day.  Halfway to the weekend. Oh, and I almost forgot.  My wonderful husband reminded me that I get to work one extra day this month without … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Counterfeiters (2007)

The Counterfeiters (2007) 3.5 out of 5 stars Winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Terry and I avoided watching the actual Oscars Award ceremony last Sunday evening by watching a previously recorded to DVR copy … Continue reading

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Post-Mercury Telescope Tuning

While I scanned the early evening skies for Mercury, Terry stayed at home, installing a secondary finder scope on my telescope.  I bought the red LED finder scope months ago because the original finder scope attached to my ETX-90 becomes … Continue reading

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Catching Mercury

I could not have asked for a more beautiful or perfect day yesterday (weather-wise).  Crystal clear light blue skies and a light wind out of the southeast I believe.  I kept my fingers crossed most of the day.  Mid-afternoon I … Continue reading

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Mercury Hunting

I got home early Friday.  I had to wear my sunglasses for the drive home, always a good sign when you want to do some planet hunting soon after sunset.  Since I had more than an hour before the sun … Continue reading

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Movie Review: This Means War (2012)

This Means War (2012) 3.5 out of 4 stars Fun and funny.  Terry and I laughed out loud several times in the near empty movie theater (#7 at the Legends 14 – my personal favorite spot to watch newly released … Continue reading

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