May 4th, 2012

RenFaire Chris

All better today.

After class last night - heck, DURING class, too - I was a water-drinking fiend. I must have downed a couple gallons of water, plus a glass of Emergen-C, plus a mimosa. Watched a few episodes of Supernatural to distract the mind before bed. I get kind of emotional when I have a fever, so of course poor Dean's predicaments made me cry and cry.

Went to bed before midnight, where I sweated out all those liquids plus a lot more during the night. The bed was soaked; I had to use towels to get back to sleep in the middle of the night. Gross. Slept about 10 hours. Checked my weight; down almost 5 pounds of water, I assume. I'll be rehydrating today.

Last night's fever reached 102.5°; this morning, it's 98.4°. Tada! All better! Just feel a bit tired today.

EDIT: Okay, that was a little too good to be true. ALMOST better today, though a bit of fever came back after spending an hour or so in the sun at the local swap meet. Feh.


Astro-Porn of the Day: Huge Moon this Saturday

This month's full Moon is a "super Moon,” as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full Moons of 2012. This is because the Moon is at perigee tomorrow night when it's also full. Full Moons vary in size because the Moon's orbit is an ellipse, not a perfect circle, with one side about 50,000 km closer to Earth than the other (the apogee). Therefore, a full Moon during perigee is much brighter and appears extra-huge. Because of timing issues, very few full Moons happen at perigee, so this is a special treat.

Click the image to see the NASA article.