What I’ve Been Up to – October, part 3

Here’s the last of October! Then I can move on to November! More pics of Halloween House: That’s one big leaf: JWST pics – here’s our spare secondary mirror on the test mirror booms: The test backplane and booms: Roof selfie! Doug and I went up on the roof to watch the Antares launch – which it didn’t because of … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up to – October, part 2

Sooooo… I basically haven’t had time to post since early-mid October. So here’s some pictures and stuff. Remember when there were pretty flowers and it wasn’t winter? Kitty! Mmm…coffee! Doug made these awesome maps from our summer team project, where we walked to Mordor as a group! The dots are the mileage for each day – and we each got … Continue Reading →


Corn Maze

The second annual running of the corn maze! It was super fun except for the part where I got stung on the lip by a yellow jacket that landed on my hot cider without me realizing it. This year’s theme was the War of 1812. Alex and Holly doing American Gothic Crazy newlyweds! Group shot! You can see my lip … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up to – October, part 1

So here’s October. We have some super cool stuff at work – they mounted two flight spare JWST mirrors onto the test backplane (the structure that holds the mirrors). It looks really cool from inside the cleanroom – from our viewing window, the assembly stand kinda gets in the way. You can kinda see two hex shaped mirrors here, one … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – September, part 2

Dahlias and a skipper! Long day, needed Starbucks: Doug got this shot of Willow that’s almost like a cat selfie: Reading kids books is a totally legit way to learn a language, right? Doug and I hitting up Oktoberfest at the Old Stein Inn: We celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day by going to this cool newish seafood place near … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To (September, part 1)

Kitty! Though we couldn’t be at DragonCon for Aaron Allston’s memorial, we wore Hawaiian shirts in his honor: We visited my parents and saw this neat cloud formation over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on the way back. We did some more work on the front yard – put in some mums. A little hard to see, but there’s a rainbow! … Continue Reading →


What I’ve been up to – August

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  • August 30, 2014
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Flowers: Feeding our friends’ cats. Raoul really likes the pill pockets he gets. From earlier – my tiara pic from the virtual Coco LJ gathering: Poor woozy Willow post dental cleaning. She’s 100% recovered now, btw. But boy that night was tough. This was later on in the night when she was actually doing a little better. We made a … Continue Reading →


What I’ve been up to – July, part 3

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  • August 9, 2014
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So I went through my little record collection – stuff from my parents and a few things of my own, including a box of 45s I got at a garage sale as a kid. Willow helped: The box of 45s really is gold though – check out some of the awesomeness. BTW, an identical 45 of Help! is in the … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up to – July, part 2

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  • August 6, 2014
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Sunflower: Doug and I managed one more dinner with Amber before she left for Rhode Island. We went to the all the meat you can eat Korean BBQ place in Rockville. It was really fun. (Also, everytime I hear “Rockville,” I have a compulsion to quote the REM song… “Don’t go back to Rockville!” Then we went kayaking with Doug, … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – July, part 1

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  • August 2, 2014
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Here’s what I’ve been up to for the first part of July. I helped out with a last minute G+ hangout for Google’s Maker Camp at work. Here’s our JWST speaker. The giant centrifuge at work that mostly gets used as storage: Moth: Kevin’s cat Raoul – amusing that he’s pillowing his head on the carpet, but has his body … Continue Reading →


5th of July

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  • July 26, 2014
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We got back from Alex & Holly’s wedding in time to go to the fireworks in Laurel with friends. We missed the DC fireworks, but the Laurel ones are always nice – and they went on for like 40 minutes! Great show!


Alex & Holly’s wedding

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  • July 26, 2014
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So Alex and Holly got married in NY on the 4th of July – our whole crew from work went up for the event and it was a really fun time. I had this dress with constellations on it from modcloth that I thought would be perfect for the occasion. http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/universal-stunner-dress Doug and I: Everyone was all fancy – not … Continue Reading →