Peeking through blinds
It’s getting hot in Seattle. I wasn’t ready for it. I need to buy a fan. My apartment gets toasty. I wonder how much prices increase for fans at this time of year.
I started a new show on Netflix – Peaky Blinders. It’s good, with a solid cast, but I don’t think I’m going to keep watching, at least not now. I love seeing the dynamics of organized crime, social unrest, communism, and Irish independence against the backdrop of 1920s Birmingham. It’s an interesting link to the last show I watched, Babylon Berlin. Thus far, though, it’s just not doing it for me. Maybe I’ll come back to it.
I was watching Peaky Blinders last night, stuffing my face with a slice (or three) of pizza, when I looked out my window. I have a good view of some Capitol Hill radio towers. I call them radio towers, but I don’t really know what they are. I’ve seen a few sets of these in Seattle. There’s another prominent group of them in Queen Anne. Anyone reading this right now is thinking, correctly, that I’m an idiot. Those are X towers you moron, they’re everywhere! My real point is that their prominence and positioning in Seattle seems pretty unique, and I like seeing them.
Anyways, I did a double-take. Honest to goodness double-take. I saw an intense orange glow. If you’ve ever taken a road-trip, speeding along late at night, you’ve probably passed a power plant or some other structure in the middle of nowhere that is lit up and looks like some alien spaceship. The radio towers had that look to them.
My deductive reasoning powers were firing on all cylinders. Hmm, I took a photo of the moon over those towers the other night. I bet it’s the moon rising. Sure enough, it was. And man was that moon hauling ass. I hopped up and grabbed my camera. It was a nice few minutes watching the moon rise.
I wish I were better at math and astronomy. If I were, I’d understand why the moon seems to race upward when it’s at the horizon, but it’ll reach a point where it seems to just chill out for a while. I know it has to do with perspective, angles, rotation, and Selene’s whims.