Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Neil deGrasse Tyson Rocks My Socks!

I am a science geek. I admit it. That's partially how I got my job, because if you spend enough time at a museum, sometimes they ask you to work there. (Luck, good timing and skill factored in, too.)

Anyway, my husband and I went to see Neil deGrasse Tyson tonight with a few friends and a theater full of people. It was a lovely evening, and as the event was organized by a local library, there was a book signing afterward.

After he signed my books, Dr. Tyson was kind enough to pose for a picture with my socks! He also shared that not only is he an astrophysicist, author and educator, he is a fiber artist: he crochets!

Neil deGrasse Tyson and my strawberry mojito socks

Not the world's best picture, but hey, it's better than my old cell phone would have done... (Socks are Nicola's Strawberry Mojito socks, and they haven't progressed much since NYC. Nearly ready for the heel, but I've been concentrating on sweaters lately. 2011 is for socks.)

Random note: Zuzu is licking my arm.

Anyway, I ought to go to bed, as I have a meeting in the morning... Just needed to share. SQUEE!!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Kiddie Rollercoaster-Tastic Day

So. Today has been interesting. Up-down-up-down-up-down. Nothing big, just lots of little things making my mood swing all over the place.

  • Zuzu wanted me to wake up early, although she hasn't been eating well, so it wasn't that she wanted breakfast, just that she wanted me to be awake. (And cross your fingers that she starts to find her food tasty again.)
  • Made zucchini bread, because there was a giant zucchini left in the kitchenette at work, and I gave in and took it home. Two batches, one with cinnamon chips and the other with chocolate chips.
  • Discovered that I need more loaf pans. Three pans are not enough.
  • Saw a kingfisher outside, and ordered Neil deGrasse Tyson tickets. Whee!
  • Left for work, and spent an extra half hour in the car due to traffic caused by a chemical spill on 271. People are rude, and apparently raindrops cause them to forget how to drive.
  • Got to work, and distributed lots of zucchini bread.
  • There was cake at work! Cake! Pink cake! YUM!
  • When I sat down to work, I opened all of my tabs, did the daily media searches, and then the internet went out. My job is completely internet based. I waited for a bit, but then went home, because I can work here.
  • Sat in traffic on the way home, too, because even thought the accident was north, lots of people were driving south.
  • While in the car, listened to a groovy radio show that played some great songs.
  • Nearly ran out of gas, but got to the gas station in time. Yay!
  • The gas station guy liked my shirt (Down with Gravity!), and then started asking me questions like, "Where do you work?" and "Are they hiring?" when I really desperately wanted to go home and eat lunch.
  • Oh! I saw the garbage truck that advertises the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. It isn't affiliated with the Museum; apparently the driver just likes the Museum.
  • Got home, worked for a bit, ate my yogurt and string cheese, and then got distracted. Will spend more time working this weekend...
Anyway, that was today so far. I should have stopped for ice cream.

No other updates, as I have a lot to do this weekend... Have fun!