Word of the Day - Black Cat Photography
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Apr. 22, 2008 (Day 87)

Lionize: to treat or regard as an object great interest or importance

So this would be a pretty big hint about who I work for. I've had the unique privilege of actually walking around the shuttle Discovery while it was being serviced before flight and having stood on the launch pad. (The shuttle pictured is housed at the Udvar-Hazy extension of the National Air and Space Museum.) Last night I was sitting at a table with people who accomplished the first Mars landing with Viking and who rubbed elbows with Gene Kranz getting Apollo 13 back to Earth. This still floors me, even though I've spoken with several of them before.

In other news, I feel like I should apologize to Sketch for calling his picture crap yesterday as I just found out Disgruntled Intellectual Cat helped me win the LOLcat Gauntlet. Awesome timing, as my account here was renewing in two weeks!

And I think I'm giving in to the need for a hospital. I hate doctors and avoid them whenever possible. I'm a firm believer that my body will heal itself eventually, but this is causing me too much pain, itchiness, and loss of sleep. It is spreading to my arms. I want to bathe in oatmeal and never get out with the way I feel right now. Gah!

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