Monday, December 20, 2010

Big day! 2 parts....

Part One

Vikings vs Bears


AND they are playing outside --
in Minnesota --
can you believe it?
This will be the Vikings first
outdoor home game since Dec. 20, 1981,
29 years to the day.
They better run fast to keep warm,
that's all I have to say.

I checked with my shipping department
early this morning and the
order of snow going to Minneapolis
for tomorrow got bumped up
The Vikings are NOT going
to be very happy with me!

Positive thoughts would be appreciated.
We must hope for the best....
what a year!

Later -- Remington --
the #1 Vikings fan
-- out!


Reporting from the RRC...
(Remington Research Center)

Remington the Full Moon Reporter!

Keep your eyes to the sky tonight
(and it will be a long night)
for the
Full Cold Moon.
(I got this picture from the internet)

I sure hope Mike can get a
good picture of it tonight!

How it got it's name is
December is the month the
winter cold fastens its grip.
Sometimes this moon is referred
to as the Full Long Nights Moon
and the term "Long Night" Moon
is a very appropriate name
because the nights are now indeed
long and the Moon is above
the horizon a long time.
In fact, the moment of the
Winter Solstice
comes just over 15 hours
after this full moon!

Here is something extra for you....
This year nature will treat North American
stargazers to a total lunar eclipse on
the winter solstice during the predawn hours
of Tuesday December 21, 2010.
This lunar eclipse will be visible in all of
North America and the Pacific Ocean
as well as eastern Asia.
Most of the eclipse will be visible
in South America.
During the middle of the eclipse,
the Moon will be nearly overhead
for stargazers in the southwestern USA
 and northwestern Mexico.

ENJOY, my friends!

Later -- Remington --
the Full moon and other stuff reporter
-- out!


Gloria said...

Very informative post today Rem! Sure hope my brain retains all that info hehe. Got my paws crossed for you tonight! Billy

Mr. Pip said...

Thanks Remington! First and foremost, I will be rooting for the Vikings tonight. Second, I had no idea about the eclipse and will see if I can get my mom up early to take me out to see it.

Your pal, Pip

3 doxies said...

I'm sure da Vikings will understand Remington (I hope)...some things just can't be helped. But, as always...I will be rootin' fur your team.

You so smart! Thanks fur lettin me knows bout da eclipse thingamajig. We get up super early so I can see it.


Minna Krebs said...

We will be by our television set tonight to see this historic football game. My momma heard its da furst time in 29 years!!!
I'm thinking your Vikings will be freezing their Horns off!

Gus said...

Woosh...Muzzer says she and Dad remember when football in Minnesota was outside! She says she wishes the Vikings all the luck in the world, and reminds you that in Minnesota, it has to be "warm enough" to snow, so maybe they would prefer that.


pee ess...she says I cannot stay up to watch the eclipse!

Sandra said...

brrr on all that snow, Rem. i saw that full moon this morning at 5 am, it was floating way up high in thes sky and millions of stars.

Priscilla said...

I wonder I can see the eclipse over here but I guess not as my time is far ahead of yours! Anyway, I can ask my mom to check it out if she knows HOW!!!

As always, we will be by your side all the time, so GO! Vikings!!!

Jazzi said...

Vikings vs Bears?? Well, we are Bears fans here so this will be interesting. Better have Oz there to comfort you BOL!!!!!
It will be plenty cold that fur sure.
Will be checking out the moon, good thing fur your research center!!


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Thanks for the info, Remington! We might try to watch the eclipse, if we can wake our lazy Moms up!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Frankie Furter said...

I won't be able to see the eclipse beclaws it is gonna be very much SNOWY here. BAH

Zona said...

Such an educational post! Thank you!

I'm sure the Vikings will forgive you... how could they not?


jen said...

Good luck to the Vikings!! We will be watching:)

Ms. ~K said...

We'll be watching the game on the new big screen TV we bought for Mom and Dad's Christmas pressie!

And we are going to be up watching the lunar eclipse for sure.
Ho Ho Ho,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Cocorue said...

hey Rem, good luck to the Vikings!

we will have to rely on you as we doubt our mumster even knows what an eclipse is bol!

coco and tiffy

soggibottom said...

Not going to see that eclipse from here... but I see you Remington.
Does this baseball thing a me jig involve a ball ? :-) An Amie Soto type one or a large Remington type one ? XXX

Madi and Mom said...

Go Big V!!!! So what are your thoughts on the condition of the field for tonight's game?

Dad just saw your picture of you sitting at 'your' desk...he loves it!!!

Hugs Big to our tall, dark and handsome friend,
Madi and Mom

Ginny said...

I never can keep up with the moon phases,Rem! I'm so glad that I have you to do it! Your sharp research mind is worth it's weight in dog bones! And because of you, I have gotten many swell pictures of the moon! I can't wait till this evening, now!!! Last time you and I both got good pics! It will be torture playing in such cold weather, hopefully all their protective gear will keep them a bit warm!

JackDaddy said...

Wow, this is going to be a busy day. Maybe you and Beth should take a break for some hot chocolate and cookies!!! And you know who gets which one! :)

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Remington, thanks for the information!! We hope Mike can get a good shot of the moon too! We never can get one. Best of luck to the Vikings...they better run really fast if they are playing outside...brrrrr! We are hoping and praying no more snow comes in today! Lots of love, Holly and mom

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Why Remington, why??? Why would they do that to the poor players of your vikings??? Not fair!!!
Thanks for the info on the eclipse, we had heard about it from TV.
On my birthday Dec 22th I am going to post a special birthday post for me telling the world how old and what a mess I am. Hope you can come see me that day.
xx, Bambi & Fern

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Remington! We won't be watching the game at our house but we just hope everyone is safe - we keep hearing stories here about the field being frozen - yuck! Mom said that no matter who wins it is ok with her - being we are from Chicago but that we have friends in MN - we find it tough to pick a side.

And we think it is cool about the moon - we read about the eclipse the other day and well, we won't see it (too cloudy) but it is going to be very cool for the non-cloudy spots!
Hi Remington! Please tell Ozabella hi and tell her I still couldn't mail stuff because mom's stamp order got delayed to today. But tell her to watch for something from me!

Anonymous said...

We'll be rooting for the Vikes tonight. It should be a game to remember, one way or the other. Thanks for the moon research, we'll be sure to check it out.

Miss Kodee said...

Our Dad has one of those big telescope things. Mom says his head is always in the sky. Ofcourse it is, I never see him bury it?
<3 Miss Kodee @Bark'n About

Junior and Orion said...

A full moon AND the Vikings playing at home? Maybe that means good luck!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo really must run the tightest sled in the shipping business!

PeeEssWoo: Good lukhk tonight!

bichonpawz said...

Remington! You are SO SMART!! I hope those players wear warm clothes!!! I don't think I'd want to be OUTSIDE watching it!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Corbin said...

Remington... tonight and next weekend, I will be the second BIGGEST Viking's fan!!! I might even buy me some Vikings stuff to wear because I really want you to BEAT THOSE BEARS!!! And next week you really have to CRUSH THOSE EAGLES! Because we know the Giants couldn't man up to do it yesterday!
-Corbin, 2nd biggest Vikings fan!
ps. I haven't given up on my team! Just rooting for yours ALSO!

soggibottom said...

Enjoy your baseball game. Only teasing. Everyone knows about baseball. Only some of the rules I'm not that clued up on. Hope your team wins :-)
Keep warm my furry friend. Lots of love Amie Soto Blossom. :-) x x x

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

We were just reading about the lunar eclipse, it will be a wonderful sight.
Have a nice time watching your game, we know you are big fans - our mum's brain goes into a coma if anyone mentions the word sport...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Maggie and Mitch said...

Whoa! That is going to be one cold game for the Vikings, Remington! Good luck to your team!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sagira said...

Hope they do good Remington. I know my dad was happy yesterday his Chiefs won. :)

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Hey, we LIVE in the Southwestern US! What channel is that lunar eclipse on? :)

BRUTUS said...

Wow! Had no idea you were such a scholar, Rem! You look so studious at your research desk!

Brutus & Carmen

Anonymous said...

Remington you are an exceptional Astronomer! I saw the full moon last night. It was howlin huge! Didn't know about the eclipse. Will keep my eye peeled :)

Waggin at ya,