A special JWST moment

I have a veritable ton of photos to share of JWST because it has been a hugely eventful spring with much of the construction of the actual telescope part of it coming together right here. Some of the photos I’ve been posting in my little reports of what I get up to each month. But this one is special so … Continue Reading →


John Barrowman Visit

Here’s a cool work thing that happened recently. So sometimes talk to tour and other groups about JWST by our cleanroom window. A volunteer was needed for some AwesomeCon people, so I said I would take that tour, since my co-workers and I were doing an AwesomeCon panel on JWST. And I figured it would just be a group of … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, June, part 3

I fed Kevin and Jenna’s cats for a few weeks while they were on vacation – here’s Raoul: On this particular day I wasn’t feeling great so I took a day off. I got some relaxing in with Willow: Then she helped me change some guitar strings. Love this Gretsch. My fav guitar to play: We met Alicia, my oldest … Continue Reading →


On meeting Bill Nye the Science Guy and Robert Picardo

Here’s a really cool thing I got to do at work. My co-worker Laura was organizing a visit by Bill Nye the Science Guy to visit Goddard and do an interview with Amber, one of our scientists. I agreed to help her out for the day, since these visits are often a lot of work and logistics, and it’s good … Continue Reading →


Fort Fred and my Outlander Gown

I never posted this here, but I finished my Outlander “The Gathering” costume and wore it at Fort Fred to get some photos! You can read the full blog over here on my costume site: http://costumersguide.blogspot.com/2016/05/outlander-gathering-gown.html


Guest blog update!

My next travel blog about northern Norway is up! The full thing was split into three parts – this first was on my friends’ hometown of Alta. This one is about Hammerfest, and the last part is about Berlevåg! Part 1: http://norwaytraveller.com/finnmark-tour-alta/ Part 2: http://norwaytraveller.com/finnmark-tour-hammerfest/ Part 3: http://norwaytraveller.com/finnmark-tour-berlevag/


Guest blog!

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be a guest blogger on Norway Traveller! I’ve followed David’s original “Life in Norway” blog for a while now, and he recently spun off travel-oriented posts into a new blog. My blogs (there will be two) are about touring Finnmark County, in northern Norway, with my friends’ rock band. In the first, … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, June, part 2

So Alex decided he was going to prop his (many) monitors up on books. This is one of his schemes. He has had many schemes, also including a standing desk, and the weird keyboard you might notice in this picture. So Joe (Classic) and I decided we were obligated to secretly add a book a day to the pile to … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – June, part 1

Ok, June! Diane and her daughter came to visit work, and though I neglected to get a group photo, we had a very nice time! We got to tour the new Satellite Servicing facility, which is super cool. They are working on a mission to robotically refuel Landsat -7: They are also working on a mission that would be proof … Continue Reading →


Disney Weekend, part 3

Our last morning! Post race, we headed back into the resort. Doug and I last minute got a reservation for breakfast at the Cape May cafe! Yay Mickey waffles! You could eat all the tiny crepes you wanted! After breakfast, we walked around the Yacht Club for a while and then managed to meet up with everyone else who was … Continue Reading →


Disney Weekend, part 2

Day 2 at Disney – we hit Animal Kingdom first thing in the morning and got right on Everest. Doug was even brave enough to snap a picture and not lose his phone! Breakfast of champions: Our view: I think this is Conley’s pic from over at Hollywood Studios – Captain Phasma! Then back to Epcot for lunch. Spicy Hot … Continue Reading →


Disney Weekend, part 1

Doug and I took our first vacation since the previous July, and after a bunch of rough personal stuff (which included a very sick cat that precluded any time out of town), we finally got away for a weekend. Many, many thanks to my parents for staying with Willow for most of the weekend. Doug was running the Star Wars … Continue Reading →