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An Eclipse in Four Parts

Earths shadow begins to obscure the moon
Just about the full eclipse – Super Blood Wolf Moon 2019!

The January 20th Total Lunar eclipse from Southern California. I was lucky we reached totality right before the clouds rolled in and obscured the show.

New Year’s 2018

After a three year absence, it’s time to rerun this post and update it. Three years without going out, I’m almost ready to go out on a NYE again, although I’d really like to be in a foreign country…

Its my list of things I have done on NYE over the years..
1990-1995 Disneyland
1995/6 Universal CityWalk
1996/7 Disneyland
1997/8 Club Universe
1998/9 Dad’s House
1999/2000 The crazy disco Hollywood sign affair
2000/1 Santa Barbara
2001/2 Working at Disneyland
2002/3 Working at Disneyland/Horrible Club in Hollywood
2003/4- Quality Time at Home
2004/5 – Sick at Home
2005/6 – Working at Buzz
2006/7 – Quality Time at Home
2007/8 – Quality Time at Home (I’m certain I was asleep well before midnight)
2008/9 – Working at Disneyland/Long Beach Bar with Nathan and Daniel
2009/10 – I worked until 10 at Disneyland then raced home to watch CNN.
2010/11 – Got off work in plenty of time, but sat at home and watched CNN, fell asleep at 12:05
2011/12 – Attempted to see New Year’s Spectacular at Disney California Adventure, but by 10pm it was so foggy you could barely see the top of Mickey’s Fun Wheel. Headed home where I watched a History Channel show on what happens after a pandemic, and then CNN.
2012/13 – Hanging out with Eric and Arthur at Disney California Adventure. Much libation and a great time was had by all!
2013/14 – A repeat of last year, but with more people along for the ride. Eric and Arthur invited some of their friends and we were up to 10 people at the peak. Note for next year, if repeated, take the bus!
2014/2015 – Funchal, Madeira with Nathan and Mark at the Vine Hotel watching the spectacular Fireworks show.
2015/2016 – Double the countdown: Hanging out in a Shanghai Club for midnight local time and then hours later, getting to watch Anderson and Kathy on CNN.
2016/2017 – Another year watching TV celebrations around the world..
2017/2018 – Asleep well before midnight
2018/2019 – Watching Police Squad on DVD

Surf Beach

Surf Beach near Lompoc, CA is one of my favorite places to take a stroll, I’m not sure if its because its close to Vandenberg AFB or that it’s what I consider the closest “central” California beach to my house. It’s usually not that crowded and closed part of the year for bird nesting or shark attacks…