Where is Mars?

Ok so for over a week I’ve been trying to get a glimpse of Mars as it was mentioned at the beginning of the month in a news report.

“This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an
encounter that will culminate in the closest approach
between the two planets in recorded history. The next
time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way
Jupiter’s gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit,
astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come
this close to Earth in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be
as long as 60,000 years before it happens again.”

So last night I was looking into the sky and since I couldn’t find it, nor have I heard anything new on this in the news I thought would find out what is going on.

Well to my surprise, this is HOAX. Supposedly there was an email going around, something similar to what went on in 2003. DAMN I guess I should have known it wasn’t true. Afterall how could Mars look like a FULL MOON? That would make it WAY too close for comfort! Oh well “fool me once” 🙂

Telus Long Distance Charges

All I have to say is WOW!

Just opened our phone bill yesterday and to my horror a 7 minute call on a Saturday to speak to my Aunt in Buenos Aires Argentina cost me over $10!!! That is right folks over $10!!!

Now I’m always surprised that calling the UK is cheap, calling Europe is cheap, but why isn’t South America cheap? In this day and age of the internet, wouldn’t it be smart to have a cheaper rate here as well. People do live in that city, it’s not like we are in the middle of the Amazon!

Let us say that I won’t be using Telus for my long distance calling in the future. I think I will buy one of those phone cards and talk for over 3 hours for $10.

Stupid Telus!! So much for the “future is friendly” tag!

Gus on Google

Sometimes it’s fun to Google your name to see what pops up. Now in the past mine has taken me to a porn site. So today I did it again to see what came up.

Gus* – a very nice modern design company (Hmmm I wonder if I can get a discount)

GusGus – not only a nickname Laura (LoloD on TV) likes to refer to me by, but an interesting group.

The Genomics Unified Schema (GUS) – a genomic database (hmm interesting)

Gus Online – a communications company

I have to say Gus* is definately my favourite of them all. So Gus* Team, if you are reading this, feel free to send me some samples to try out (Hey if Rebecca (Miss604)can do it and get freebies, why I can’t I?)

Paris Accommodations

Well we are now fully booked for Paris. We will be staying in a studio condo in the centre of Paris known as the Marais (4th) District. We will be about 1 km away from Notre Damn Cathedral and about 1.5 KM away from the Louvre museum. Not to mention 0.5 km from the Picasso museum.

This is a city full of culture from what I can read up on. How’s this for class, you are free to enter any city owned museum, free to enter any museum if you are unemployed, and free if you are under 18 years of age! Now that is CLASS!

I’ll try to keep everyone posted on my activities during the trip which is 10 days away! EEK!