Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Last night I dreamed I was an Astronaut training for a mission to space. The final seat on the shuttle would either go to me or a veteran astronaut woman who was my friend. We waited to find out who would be chosen, and I hoped it would be me- but at the same time I was apprehensive about the mission. I closed my eyes and could see myself, rocketing away from my home, the Earth getting smaller as I flew further from it. It made my insides hurt, I did not want to leave my home. I felt that my soul belonged with Earth, close to it. For all the hopes and excitement of flying into outer space, I could not shake this apprehension. Though, I felt sure I would choose to go if selected, however wary I felt. I awoke before the final decision was made.
I've never dreamed of space before.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


The King's Speech

I saw the PG-13 version of The King's Speech, and it was REALLY GREAT!!! They re-released it for language, and it is an EXCELLENT movie. Deserved every award and accolade. I really loved Helena Bonham Carter!

Morning Glory
Good movie! I thoroughly enjoyed it. It actually makes me want to go back and work in News! Who'd have thought I'd ever say that...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Blog on the Radar

Folks, I stumbled across this fantastically funny blog today (thanks a friend's feed on facebook) and it literally rocks my world. Here is a little treasure- click link below.

Reminds me of... me. :)

Hyperbole and a Half: This is Why I'll Never Be An Adult


Sunday, April 17, 2011


My friends and I headed to Boston for the weekend. Here we are at the start of the Freedom Trail!
Walking down the street I had a strange feeling there should be a statue of a Donkey... we turned the corner, and VIOLA!
Midge, Andrew, and Donkey.
Heather and me (and donkey...)
Boston Common
Heather, Andrew, Midge
Walking the Freedom Trail- a convenient red line shows the way. Midge and Jimmy...
On the US Constitution with our Sailor friend...
me, Heather, Sailor, Midge.We were feeling very ambitious one afternoon and climbed 297 steps up the Bunker Hill memorial. My legs are still feeling it, 36 hours later...Jimmy, Midge, Heather, me...
At the end of the Freedom Trail! We finally made it!
Andrew, Heather, Midge, JimmyI jumped for joy... this picture captures more of the "landing" for joy moment... Heather, Midge, me.We didn't just Boston it up... here I am with Scott in Salem. Those Witch trials were bizarre! These are colonial hats of some sort...
Heather and I decided... while in Boston, we should probably run in the Boston Marathon. Here we are at the finish line!
Don't forgot Cheers! They totally knew my name.Super fun trip with great friends- Me, Jimmy, Scott, Andrew, Heather, Midge.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Okay to GO!

Today, Google's home page features an animated tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the first human space flight. When you run your cursor over the image, you see a little rocket take off, it's pretty neat. I took a screen shot for you:

When I clicked on the image, I was lead to space flight articles about the first Russian astronaut, which made me think of some questions I had- so I started Googling. I found articles that talked about the previous space race, how many manned NASA missions actually made it to the moon (6), the future of space flight, and one article talked about Russia's intent to build a base on the moon by the year 2030 with plans to visit Mars after that.

I've never felt confined by years or time, but when I started to read that article, I suddenly wished I would be around for the next couple hundred years to see what advancements science makes and how deep into space humans are able to take themselves. I find the possibilities quite fascinating.

And then yesterday someone mentioned to me that NASA currently has only two shuttle launches planned for the future. April 29 and June 28. Anyone feel like road tripping to Florida??

Monday, April 11, 2011

Source Code

This is the best movie I have seen in a long time. Right up my alley. I give it 5 stars. It has all the things a good sci-fi action flick should have! Good story line, great characters, little bit of love, heart, smidge of crazy, and did you notice that Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 90% calling it "a smart, satisfying sci-fi thriller." AGREED. I had an inkling who the bad guy was from the first scene (glad I've still "got it") but the movie was filmed in such a way that I literally was shoulder to shoulder with the protagonist in his search. See this movie. Especially if you like sci-fi. Court, you probably won't like this movie. Mom, you'll like it.