Monthly Archives: January 2019

GHOST No More: mistYmuse Sunrise Weather News

It’s still winter. Yes, it’s quite ironic that after the mistYmuse Y-day celebration, marking the passing into the second half of winter festival, helping mistYmusers survive the northern hemisphere chilly third of the year, Blighty faces its longest cold spell of the winter, as I experience; and the same for parts of North America according to the news.

I Predict Nothing, Expect Even Less

mistYmuseptics (sceptics of the mistYmuse) might be saying: ‘Ha, ha, that mistYmuser knows nothing’, but they would be getting the wrong end of the (mistYmuse-greenYgrey) stick – beyond my wordplay, the half-way point of the mistYmuse is mainly a psychological marker to motivate oneself to survive the rest of the winter/early spring; as I and many others have done in endurance events – races, contracts, study etc.

The mistYmuse may not even cover the whole wintry weather, with cold spells possible through to May.

Light is Predictable – End of GHOST

Light is predictable because its governed by our travel around the sun, and it will always be the same until there is some big space event, or our planet’s axis changes – not likely for thousands or millions of years.

A week after Y-day, the sunrise has now left the Golden Hour of Sunrise Times (GHOST) for 9am workers, with the weather forecast stating 7.57 for Leeds this morning. If early-risers think I’m a lazybones gloater, I was up to see the first light this morning at 7.30, and the grey horizon clouds lit up on top all POP (PinkyOrangePurple) between then and the sunrise.

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Iggy Pop Wordplay Fun Interlude (remembering Monty Python-style comedy)

Iggy Pop came on YouTube after I listened to The Stooges ‘Funhouse’ first, and I just noticed his name is an anagram of I gYg POP! Maybe I should become a ‘covers band’ of his; what do you think?

I also listen to Planet Rock quite a lot, and read Classic Rock news and articles on the Louder Sound website. A couple of days ago I heard Wyatt jokingly alternating rock song titles and lyrics, as I did on fmpoetry yesterday, and have done before.

Using Sun and Insulation to Survive Cold

The sunrise marks the end of POP of course, and when you should look away, as although the sun is undoubtedly a wonderful thing overall, it does have some negatives, in line with greenYgreyism: although the sun of course preceded gYgism, and is much more important/omnipresent!

If you are in a cold weather place now, and heating is a money concern, and have some sunshine, I recommend trying to get as much sunshine in as possible while its shining, as it can help heat a room. Then after it goes down, insulate the windows as much as possible to retain the heat: using bedding, clothes or even spare groceries, such as packets of toilet rolls, tins etc. I write that from a human angle, rather than a sun one!

If you think the sun and I’s love affair is a whirlwind romance, here’s a video from nine years ago:

My first artwork of my adult life was also the sun, in 2003, now over fifteen years ago.

Then it became the cover star (notice that wordplay?) of my magnum opus book:

Australian Open Tennis Highlights

In the glory days of greenYgrey I would have joked without explanation: ‘there was only one winner at the Australian Open… (with I think the expected answer tennis, but my in-joke): gYgPOP (greenYgrey PinkyOrangePurple).

Daring to Wordplay Self-Parody

But these are different times (I think they really are, but dare to still use parody/satire to gYgPOP in-joke): POP ones.

Thanks to the Beeb for their finals highlights, with some great tennis… and these gYgPOP highlights from Melbourne, where Grey of course solo travelled (immortalised in the Werewolf of Oz book) when separated from Greeny, before the Y grew in the middle, the Gs went lower case… and then it all turned POP; perfectly presented in the Melbourne sky during the men’s final (between the Frankenstein and Werewolf of greenYgrey sports, with all respect to them, and thinking neither are as scary as me!).

Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps by [Latham, Marc]

Sunrise, Moon and Venus b4 Y-day

The mistYmuse four months new-age paganism¬†winter festival has now crossed the January 21st midway Y-day, leaving the MIST (Most Ideal Sunrise Times) and entered the MUSE (Midwinter Until Spring Equinox) months. I’m sorry if you missed leaving MIST, and there was quite a party over on this site’s fmpoetry sister site, starting with the new YSL advert on January 13th:

Sunrise POP (PinkyOrangePurple)

I featured some sunset photos on this site near the start of the mistYmuse, and here’s some sunrise ones, from early January, with Venus near the moon:

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Space Travellers

As a video I featured on fmpoetry during the Y-day pre-party showed, we are all travellers through space, on our planet, and in our solar system:

Moreover, our brains are like miniature galaxies, as an article and simulation of a black hole forming on MSN made me think that’s how my mind is working while thinking of new concepts and connections while gYgPOPing.

My Y-day blogging was like a mini-break reminder of my epic classic XaW Files: Beyond Humanity 202 episodes; which is like my real life travel history, of big journeys followed by shorter holidays!

 

 

Icelanniversary: Iceland Sky Updates

A year ago I was in Iceland, on my last solo travel adventure; that’s last as in latest rather than final, although it could be the latter too, as it was for the greenYgrey in the last of the trilogy XaW Files: Beyond Humanity. It includes lots of wonderful wordplay, as I hope Icelanniversary is another example; it also reminds me of Inveraray, the Scottish town I visited afterwards last year.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

I’ve put XaW Files on a Kindle ebook free promo this week, to celebrate the mistYmuse pagan winter festival reaching its most important central time Y-day on January 21st, a month after the midwinter solstice, and a passing from MIST (Most Ideal Sunrise Times) darkest winter to MUSE (Midwinter Until Spring Equinox).

The party is already two days old on this site’s sister site fmpoetry.wordpress.com with MEW (Mist Evaporation Week) hotting up with every day.

Northern Lights or Ice Pillars: UFO Book Explanation

Funnily enough, I recently saw what could be an explanation for the long streaks I saw one day in Reykjavik, coinciding with a rainbow creating snow shower. I thought they might be northern lights, having seen similar on the Sky at Night television show shortly before then.

In Nigel Watson’s UFO Investigations Manual, p.80, he has a photo of something similar, and explains the ‘vertical streaks of light are caused by Ice Pillars.’

On p. 84 he writes about meteors and fireballs, and I saw a great one of the latter one night in Borganes while out northern lights hunting: like a big dollop of paint falling from the northern sky.

I saw another one last month during the Quadrantid meteor shower.

Magical Light Day on Borganes Fjord

While I was disappointed not to see the big Northern Lights sky show I did feel lucky to have had high pressure dominate the week I was in Iceland, after heavy snowfall had created very photogenic panoramic scenery. It provided some great POP (PinkyOrangePurple) twilight times, and I had one especially magical light show spending the entire (short) day on the Borganes fjord.

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There’s more POP and UFO to come this week, and if you’ve got access to Kindle books, XaW Files: Beyond Humanity, with its thrilling Iceland finale, is now freely available:

XaW Files: Beyond Humanity (Fantasy Travel by Google Maps Book 3) by [Latham, Marc]