Die Sonne im Nebel

typed for your pleasure on 12 February 2009, at 12.53 am

Sdtrk: ‘Unfavorable meanings’ by Teenage Panzerkorps

This Tuesday past was an interesting day at work: in SE Michigan, we were experiencing a sneak preview of Spring, as temperatures reached a high in the mid-fifties. The contrast between the mild climate and the piles of filthy snow everywhere was producing a huge amount of gorgeously thick fog. During my day shift, where I was going back and forth between being either sleepy or angry, my supervisor excitedly stopped by my cubicle, gesturing at the open windows in front of where I sat. As I was not only ‘listening’ to a client on the phone at the time, being in Drowsy mode, I couldn’t really make out what he was saying, but when I finally managed to get off the phone, I noticed that the sky had a polar cast of brightness through the fog. ‘You can actually look at the sun,’ my supervisor mentioned. ‘Check it out — it looks like the moon.’ I have to admit, it did look pretty ace.


This was round 10.15am EST, by the way

People in adjacent cubicles of course wanted to know what was going on, and a few took pics with their cameraphones as well. Apparently the volume of fog was so… voluminous… that it obscured the sun to the point that we could view it without microwaving our retinas, which is always a plus. Did anyone else manage to witness this?

In retrospect, one thing did cross my mind as a passel of us were looking indirectly-yet-directly at the sun — wasn’t this how The Day of the Triffids started out?

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4 have spoken to “Die Sonne im Nebel”

  1. Alice writes:

    Eerie…it is very- and pardon me for pointing out- Mistish…

    It always gives me the willies when the weather is like that…

  2. Davecat writes:

    ˙ʎllnɟʞuɐɥʇ ‘ǝɔɐld ʞooʇ lɐnsnun ƃuıɥʇou ‘ǝǝs uɐɔ noʎ sɐ ʇnq ‘sǝɯıʇ ʇɐ uʍouʞun ǝɥʇ ɹo ɹǝƃuɐp ɹoɟ lɐıʇuǝʇod ǝɥʇ sɐɥ ƃoɟ ǝɥʇ ‘ɥɐǝʎ llǝʍ

    Wait a minute — did you feel that?

  3. Alice writes:

    Here’s a moody fog video for you.

  4. Davecat writes:

    Thom Yorke & co. have a pretty reasonable lock on moodiness. They’ve perfected their craft for years! Thanks for the link!

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