Out of this world / Fuera de este mundo

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Our friend Nick, in England, is a technofile. He’s always got some new gadget or another. A couple of days ago, we were sitting on the terrace at Restaurante Primavera finishing lunch when I received the above photo from him. As he explained, it was his latest attempt with his new imaging telescope. It’s a shot of “the Andromeda Galaxy located 2.5 million light years away.” I think it’s amazing. I immediately sent Nick a picture of what I called the Avellana (hazelnut) Galaxy. It looked like I could reach out and touch it. So I did. It was visible only very briefly.

I’ve still got inconsistent cough/cold symptoms. I’ll sneeze several times and then I’m fine. The dry cough gives me a headache. I took another Covid test this morning. Still negative. So, I walked in the sun for more than an hour. I sneezed once and coughed once. Not bad. Excuse me. I’m being summoned to the kitchen for treat #3.

Nuestro amigo Nick, en Inglaterra, es un tecnólogo. Siempre tiene algún aparato nuevo u otro. Hace un par de días estábamos sentados en la terraza del Restaurante Primavera terminando de almorzar cuando recibí la foto de arriba de él. Según explicó, se trataba de su último intento con su nuevo telescopio de imágenes. Es una toma de “la galaxia de Andrómeda situada a 2,5 millones de años luz de distancia”. Creo que es asombroso. Inmediatamente le envié una foto de lo que llamé la Galaxia Avellana. Parecía que podía extender la mano y tocarlo. Así que lo hice. Fue visible sólo muy brevemente.

Todavía tengo síntomas inconsistentes de tos y resfriado. Estornudaré varias veces y luego estaré bien. La tos seca me da dolor de cabeza. Esta mañana me hice otra prueba de Covid. Sigue siendo negativo. Entonces caminé bajo el sol durante más de una hora. Estornudé una vez y tosí una vez. Nada mal. Disculpe. Me llaman a la cocina para el premio número 3.

• Two birds, one stone. Shorts and shorter along with an interesting combination.

• Dos pájaros de un tiro. Pantalones cortos y pantalones más cortos junto con una combinación interesante.

• A quick walk on the beach before sunset Saturday after picking up cough syrup.
• Un paseo rápido por la playa antes del atardecer del sábado después de comprar jarabe para la tos.
• The view over my shoulder.
• La vista por encima de mi hombro.

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Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

24 thoughts on “Out of this world / Fuera de este mundo”

    1. David Godfrey:
      Primavera makes their own soft-serve vanilla that’s delicious. Add to that exquisite hot fudge and hazelnuts, and I’m happy.

  1. I seem to be more interested in the galaxy you discovered.
    As for the fashionista, is he going for the full-on win in all categories?

    1. Bob:
      I wanted to tell the guy to make up his mind which competition he was entering. He had a friend wearing the same shorts. Clearly a local purchase.

    1. Debra:
      No matter how far away it is, if you hold a spoon while looking through a telescope, it’s always within reach.

  2. Oh, my goodness, that just-before-sunset photo is glorious.
    We have all kinds of unusual cough/sneeze/cold-like things going around our school. I’m not sure if the established COVID tests catch the newest Covid. Who knows, these days.
    I’m so glad you’re able to go for your walks again!

    1. J Chabot:
      As I read your comment, SG came in and asked if I knew whether the old Covid tests were of use with the new strain. Maybe I should go to the pharmacy again.

  3. That photo from the imaging telescope is amazing! Like something from National Geographic. I could say the same about your fashion photography. 🙂

    1. Steve:
      Nick’s interests are broad. He also can watch the stars and planets (and space station) from his laptop. We’re both rocket scientists.

  4. I’m really impressed with your friend’s photo of the Andromeda Galaxy. Well done, Nick! I’ve always loved astronomy and anything “space” related. The Images from the new James Webb telescope are incredible and I use one as the background on my phone.

    1. Kelly:
      Nick is always enlightening us with his interests. I remember going to the Haydn Planetarium in NYC for the first time when I was 4 years old. There was never another experience like that.

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      Now I’ll want to be looking at the Andromeda Galaxy every time I’m in the Avellana Galaxy.

  5. The Andromeda Strain was, and remains, one of my favorite science fiction films. I look forward to the Avellana Strain. Mmm, death by hazelnuts!

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I can’t remember anything about The Andromeda Strain. Maybe I should see it again.

  6. Well, life is one treat after another. What I don’t understand about all these people with unmatched tops & bottoms is who told him it all went together. Also, do you know what these ankle bracelets people wear both men and women? What is it supposed to represent?

    1. Laurent:
      Some people just like to adorn their ankles. Before I left for Spain, a former colleague of mine in the States bought me an ankle bracelet because she thought it was a European thing. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t me. I found having something around my ankle annoying.

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