Small town girl. Joins Navy. Sees the world. Flies in planes. Hunts submarines. Gets out of military and has 3 kids. Rejoins Air National Guard as an "old lady" of 38.

A humorous compilation of stories and lessons learned. Usually the hard way.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Once in a...

If you only do something once in a blue moon- well, it is time to get cracking!  Tonight's sky will be filled with just that- a blue moon! 

According to the Washington Post, "Tonight’s moon rises in the eastern heavens at 7:25 p.m., moments before sunset in the western sky at 7:39 p.m.  The next blue moon occurs on July 31, 2015. We get two blue moons in 2018 when they fall within January and March. (Always deprived of days, February 2018 gets no respect and no full moon.)" ~Blaine Friedlander

No, the moon won't actually be blue tonight- but is simply the second full moon in a single month.  And really, what is more mystifying, romantic, and/or intriguing than the moon?  Well, back when it was still a magically lit sphere suspended in the night sky, anyway.  Now we know it's basically a rock with a friendly gravitational pull.  Damn you, Neil Armstrong!  (rest in peace) 

However- I'd prefer to still think of it as magical.  Much like I would like to think I always have a 50% chance of winning the lottery.  Either it will happen, or it won't.  50/50.  (That is assuming I actually buy a ticket.)

So what will it be?  What will you do today or tonight?  Doesn't it just feel like a perfect opportunity (read: excuse) to do something out of the ordinary?!?  A celebration!  For we know not the magical effects the Galaxy may provide us with tonight...

And just in case you'd like to celebrate Navy style, (aka with alcohol)  I've provided this handy-dandy recipe below.  Enjoy!

1 1/2 Bombay Sapphire
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
Sweet and Sour

Credit: How to make a Blue Moon Martini - Drink recipes from Bartending Bootcamp

Photo Credits~ James Carrier

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