Redondo Beach Day 3/4 and 4/4

Redondo Beach Day 3/4 and 4/4

I started out my next morning with more room service for breakfast. Expensive but delicious and given that I was waking up so early, I went for it. This was Huevos Redondos (fried eggs, soyrizo & avocado quesadilla, black beans, ranchero sauce, feta, cilandro. It was delicious. Some pics from Doug and Elena’s morning at home: Facetiming with my girl! … Continue Reading →


Redondo Beach: Day 2

Redondo Beach: Day 2

Here’s Day 2 of my work trip to Redondo Beach! I, of course, woke up at 4:30am again, snoozed til it was time to chat with Doug and Elena at 6, and this time I though ahead and scheduled myself some breakfast. I didn’t know they would be feeding some some fruit and croissants at the meeting, but the meeting … Continue Reading →


Redondo Beach: Day 1 1

Redondo Beach: Day 1

I did some work travel in October, to a partners meeting for my project. It was in Redondo Beach, CA, where our prime contractor (and the telescope now) are. I was only there for a few days, mostly because the meeting wasn’t that long and I didn’t want to be away from Elena (and leave Doug single-parenting) any longer than … Continue Reading →


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What I Was Up To – May 2019

I saw Astronaut Ricky Arnold talk at work. I got a perfect Shinx from a raid. Not shiny of course. Chocolates from the lady who sells them at work: Willow sacked out on Doug’s raincoat: I also bought Mother’s Day chocolates from the chocolate lady at work: I neglected to get a photo of the insides. Joe with Detective Pikachu. … Continue Reading →


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What I was up to – April 2019

Let’s catch up on April! Yes, I know I’m like 7 months behind. In early April, Conley came down for the cherry blossom 10 miler, and coincidentally Betsy was in town, so we got together with them and Janine and Ron at National Harbor, and had a big Nandos feast. We even got a really pleasant outdoor table! After dinner, … Continue Reading →


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What I was up to, March 2019

I feel like I’m catching up, but really I’m still pretty far behind! What was I up to in March? Early in March, I gave a big tour to a Belgian student. Her astronomy club had submitted some JWST art to our gallery and we had chatted some, and it turned out that she and her mom were going to … Continue Reading →


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What I was up to – February 2019

What happened in February? I commissioned this beautiful nouveau portrait of Willow. It’s also JWST themed! I actually caught a shiny psyduck. And a shiny taillow! And a shiny zigzagoon I thought this was really pretty. I also saved this back in Feb, and I ended up getting a coupon for their Etsy shop and they lowered the price, so … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To - December 2018

What I Was Up To – December 2018

I just read a sad article about a woman whose child has leukemia and about funerals for friends of a friend, and I needed to cheer myself up, so here is December. I rarely have luck catching wild shinies in Pokemon, so I was pretty psyched for this “couch catch” from home: Ok, this one is pretty shiny. The Amish … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To - November 2018

What I Was Up To – November 2018

So I’m only 3 months behind (!) on my “what I was up to” posts, and significantly more behind on specific posts about travel and other big stuff. So I thought I would tick off November, while we’re in the midst of our Aug/Sept England trip. November 1, and my fav tree is looking pretty sharp. After living in Maryland … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To – October 2018

Moving on to October, we started out the month by going to Ron’s promotion to Lt Col in the Marine Corps. Something a long time coming, but he does such good work for the Corps, and I’m so glad they recognized him for the awesome Marine he is. The ceremony was at the Marine Corps Museum: I tried to livestream … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To – September 2018

Moving on to September, I feel like we’re dangerously close to actually catching up! Freshly back from our trip to England, we had Stephanie babysit for us, while Doug and I checked out First Aid Kit (prob my fav band right now) at the Anthem, a newish venue in DC. It’s totally hipster (you can get lattes) and I am … Continue Reading →


What I was up to – April 2018

April flowers bring May… ? I might have bought this at the gift shop at work: Don stole it: I also got this: A CNN article on the telescope used a shot of Cameron’s JWST jewelry and mentioned our art stuff! An Etsy purchase: Kevin & Jenna had a house concert with singer Steve Everett – Raoul the cat was … Continue Reading →