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And if I were an astronaut...

What a weekend I had.
Friday my first nephew was born. Jace Jeffrey Whitten.


He's sweet as pie and perfect in every way. We snuggled for quite a while and then went home for some well deserved sleep.

Saturday morning I went to Barnes & Noble and picked up a gift for my mom...
This nice volume of stories from my childhood.

And something nice for myself... this lovely leather bound journal with thick yellowy pages... it feels so luxurious.

I went to Michael's and got a fountain pen and some jars for sugar scrub for the mom's for mother's day.

Then I went to the airforce museum for SPACE FEST. I went all by myself and I gave zero fucks. I watched two IMAX movies by myself. It was awesome.
I saw Destiny in Space and The Hubble. Destiny in Space was okay, but the Hubble movie was amazing. I get emotional about space stuff sometimes... so there I was sitting in the center of the theatre by myself, getting all teary eyes every time they showed a shuttle launch. And almost having a panic attack when they were showing some of the Hubble images. Seeing the Orion Nebula on a 6 story screen is pretty overwhelming. It's just incredible...
Watching them work on the Hubble was intense and exciting.
I don't think most people realize how difficult everything up there is. They orbit the earth every 90 minutes. They get 45 minutes of sun and 45 minutes of dark... every 90 minutes. All while they're trying to work on this machine in the vacuum of space, which one referred to as being like trying to perform brain surgery while wearing oven mitts.

Space fest bouncy house:


I got to hear Guy Bluford speak as well. He's so damn cool. He's been in space 5 times and I love listening to him talk. He's smart, funny and witty.

After Space Fest, I did a 10 mile bike ride and then we went work at the bar. It was a long night. I slept like a rock.

Sunday I took my mom to lunch and then I tried to fix my phone.
This happened a week or so ago...

Still works, just, obviously sucks.

So I set up my work space and set off on dismantling my phone. You have to basically take the whole thing apart to get the screen off.
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It was only at this point I found out they'd sent me the wrong damn screen. It was an AT&T screen and not a Verizon. I determined the the connectors were the same, but there was a bracket in the wrong place. It literally cut the bracket off and tried to put it in any way. Put the whole damn thing back together and then went to hook up the connectors and the fucking ribbons were too short. I was pissed so I started pulling on them and it broke.

I had to take it back apart and put back on the screen which a lot of glass had fallen out of when I pulled it off...

I can't believe it still works.

Now I have to order a new screen. Again... and this time if they send me the wrong one, I obviously won't try to install it... sigh.

One a happier note... my latest cakes:

These cupcakes and this cake:

In short, my weekend was exhausting! haha


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 15th, 2012 12:25 am (UTC)
If we had space fest around here I would go....I would probably have to go alone as well.
May. 15th, 2012 12:27 am (UTC)
That baby is fucking precious. I want to snuggle him, toooo.
May. 15th, 2012 08:59 am (UTC)
oh god what did you do to that poor phone ;_____;
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