March 5th, 2010

Opus Spock

Thunderbirds are go!

genevra, akdar & the monkeys are going down to see one of the last shuttle launches.
When they told us this prompted a lot of jealous musings of "I wish I could go."
We can get round trip flights to Orlando in May for less than $200 each! Well, with airfare being that cheap hellbob & I decided that we ARE gonna go!

NASA - STS-132

STS-132, here we come! The launch is scheduled for 2:28 pm on Friday, May 14.

Unfortunately we can't stay down there for too long because I don't get paid time off, and the hotel costs can really start to add up. But, we are planning to fly down Thursday evening (so I can work all day Thursday, or most of the day at least) and then probably fly home on an early morning flight on Monday.

I can't believe we're actually gonna see a shuttle launch. I'll definitely be bringing my precious baby - the 400 mm 2.8 lens.

So exciting! Also, so potentially stressful. It would really suck to go all the way down there and not get to see the launch because it's delayed past our time there. Does Cape Canaveral sell "I came to see the Space Shuttle launch and all I got was this stupid shirt" shirts? :)

More awesomeness in my life

Besides the awesome trip to Phoenix at the end of May and the awesome shuttle launch in the middle of May, there's a bunch of stuff locally coming up that makes me happy.

I just found out that Uncle Kracker is going to be in town in just a few weeks! He'll be at The Rock on March 20th. He's w/some band called Rehab that I've never heard of so hopefully he's headlining this time. I am so there!

Then, the very next weekend on Friday, March 26th Sunspot will be back in Rochester again! This time we'll probably spend the night, either at a cheap hotel, or at a friend's house. I'm not used to getting my Sunspot fix twice so close together. Yay!

And on June 18th MPR is bringing John Hodgman to town! I lurve him, so I really want to go. hellbob says he has a band concert that night though, so I'm not sure if he's going to want me to go without him.

With all these cool things running around in my brain when I go to sleep tonight, what kind of fucked up dreams will I have? John Hodgman flying Space Shuttle Atlantis, with Sunspot & Uncle Kracker floating around playing music? Then we land in Phoenix and all hang out with Wil Wheaton and James Marsters? How fabulous would that be? LOL