my pap’s ghost.

my pap kicked the bucket in may of 2001. i felt funny for two weeks. i didnt miss him. mebbe he beat me too much when i was a kid. 6 weeks before he died he wanted to buy me a used car. i had 3 used cars at the time. when i needed a second car years before he never offered to get me one. it was sink or swim. his offer was so out of character i didnt believe him. i blew him off, then he died. i guess he was trying to pull a scrooge. that is he was afraid of dying so he became generous. his ghost visited me a few times. he was happy and laughing. just what i need a friendly ghost. when he was alive he was never friendly. just mean and low down. so i cursed his spirit and told him to bother me no more. let him wear his chains he forged in life. my brudder is an alcoholic junkie on SSI disability. you see, my pap beat him too. if only he was happy and jolly when alive. i would have more respect for him. i never saw his will. apparently he left me nothing. that is more in character for him. often told by him, “you are a grown man. you are on your own. take care of yourself.”. his birthday is a few days before hollow weenie.
it being the end of october as i post this. SCREW HIM! my family has problems. we are victims of the modern age.

alternate universes

in an alternate universe i am a billionaire building pyramids in the dessert. in another alternate universe i go on a rampage and kill all my coworkers before being shot to death by a swat team. i envy that alternative universe me. dont you? i seem to be in the chicken shit alternative universe. how about you?

trojan meat eaters

just today i surfed into space.com to read about a meteor shower. my antivirus software sed it blocked a trojan! i think this is the first time any antivirus software ever bleeped me when surfing the web. i never read that article.

but…i was reviewing some of my fireball patrol videos and found a real snorter on september 11, 2010 at 12:26 am. in fact the system recorded 3 meteors in 47 minutes.

just recently there was a daytime ufo sighting in NYC. i have hours and hours of video recorded on dvd. i have yet to see anything i would call an alien space craft. besides, anything on a video is a ufo, an unidentified flying object. i get lots of aircraft and satellites. i even get gamma ray bursts. lots of strange flashes.

what i would call a ufo is a light that stopped then starts again. a light that makes a 90 degree turn. a light that reverses motion. i have not yet seen anything like that.

i have recorded lots of dim meteors. many are short duration. a few are bright and leave trails.  it is going on one year now.  maybe that makes me some sort of an expert.

i use watec video cameras. they are cheap and highly sensitive. i like the discontinued watec 502b. it has low noise.  it is low light sensitive but not overly so. i am looking for fireballs and bolides.  if i miss some dim ones, who cares? although dim ones can be ufos….

i do have the watec 120n which is very sensitive. it trades off sensitivity for sooth motion. i can see many dim meteors but they become streaks. i use it during cold weather. it decreases noise.

i have not yet recorded a “youtube” meteor.