My intracranial stereo is an odd one... It mixes music from different eras on its spontaneous play-list in a way that will likely bug many people. It is a maddening piece of imaginary gadget... Sometimes the same piece of music would get stuck in it for hours, long outlasting its attractiveness. And then there are some days that the IS is afflicted with a serious case of acute attention deficit disorder and keeps modulating from piece to piece. Usually, though, it is pretty responsive of the view I'm enjoying.
Last evening, Independence Day holiday here, I went up the Harbor Tower at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel where the Top of the Hyatt lounge is. A lot of people showed up there just before 9 PM, too, looking for a good vantage point to watch the fireworks over the bay. The line for the elevators was pretty hideous.
The nice and mostly tranquil view of the bay was worth hassling for, though... In coastal San Diego, the sun sets twice in succession every evening thanks to low lying 'marine layer', the thick layer of cloud that is likes to sit very low above the ground. Nothing very notable happens when the departing sun dips below the marine layer... but when it emerges and is caught between the thickest part of the fog and the ground (in this case, Pt. Loma peninsula), that's when you get to see some really spectacular color display.
The fireworks was pretty nice... Though the smaller blasts were sort of blocked by the Seaport Tower. O well, even the biggest fireworks were no competition for the setting sun and the rising moon anyhow.
Not that I wasn't compelled to use up my camera's batteries shooting photos of both... Then I figured I'd use the music that popped up in my head during the few hours I spent watching all those things in the clips... Just to spread the insanity around a bit (a little madness is supposed to be good for you... and your psychiatrist's purse).