NYC, part 2

How about some more NYC pics? I never get tired of views of the Empire State Building. Where I grew up in NJ there were several views of it, and honestly I miss being near the city. So it was really fun to be a tourist.

Birthnight Ball

Gloria, Mike, Taylor, Isabella, Glynnis, Amber and I all attended Gatsby’s 1790s Birthnight ball – a celebration of George Washington’s birthday. It was super fun and for once there were worse dancers than us! Yay! I wore my new gown based on a 1790 fashion plate, which I was able to finish thanks to a snow day. I did style … Continue Reading →

NYC, part 1

Here are some pics of the weekend that Katie and I took in NYC. Katie flew to me from Cleveland, and then we took the train up early Saturday morning. We bought Beatle magazines to read and enjoyed the fact that the Beatles themselves took the train between DC and NYC 50 years ago. We stayed at the Millenium Broadway … Continue Reading →


I had a really cool experience at work – which I blogged about for work. So I’m copy/pasting that blog here for my own reference and in case you’d all like to read it! Here’s the original: A co-worker told me that WFPC2 was sitting out, unconvered, over in our Integration & Test facility. It didn’t really register. We … Continue Reading →

What I’ve been up to – January/February, part 2

I had so many pics I haven’t had time to post in the last couple of months I had to break it up. We start with photos of a tasting my friends and I did at the Mandalay Restaurant in DC. We’re friends with the owners of the Silver Spring restaurant and we hadn’t really tried out the new DC … Continue Reading →

What I’ve been up to – January/February

First off, in case you were wondering, yep, Rusty is still around and still angry. It’s been over 2 years! I got a new phone. Originally I only upgraded so I could give my phone to Doug who really needs one but we were stupid and forgot that we have separate carriers and so I can’t just give him my … Continue Reading →

Disney Marathon Weekend, part 2

Back to Disney. Our next day, we headed to Animal Kingdom. I’d never seen the hippos sacked out like this before… I love Giraffes! Elephants and flamingos: Ostrich and zebras. We got a great look at the zebras this time.

Disney Marathon Weekend, part 1

In January, Doug and I took a long weekend at Disney to cheer for Meredith and Amber who were running in the Marathon weekend races. It has been a cold winter here so it was nice to get out of it for a little while. It was overcast when we got there, but the rest of the weekend was gorgeous.

A Close-up of a Space Camera

A repost from NASA Blueshift! A co-worker told me that WFPC2 was sitting out, unconvered, over in our Integration & Test facility. It didn’t really register. We have models of Hubble instruments on display elsewhere at Goddard. But no, it’s the real thing. The actual Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, which until a few years ago was on the … Continue Reading →


I blame Katherine, really – but how was I supposed to resist day after day of gorgeous macaron posts? So I decided to give them a try. Here are my notes: 1) Attempt #1 at making chocolate macarons, this recipe: It was easy to measure everything out but the easiest thing to do it with is a little kitchen … Continue Reading →

What I’ve been up to (November/December)

So here’s a catch up of other things I’ve been up to in November. We kept our Halloween skeletons up (though now one has a Santa hat) – and they’ve been fun to pose in different ways. Our drive to Pittsburgh for Thanksgiving was pretty – there’d been an ice storm so all the trees were iced over.

Longwood Gardens at Christmas, part 3

More Longwood! Fun train set

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