Skip to main content

Nerdy April Turns 1!

That's right! It has been a year since Nerdy April began blogging about her Space Adventures (why am I writing in third person?!). Wow!

Let's commemorate with some Nerdy April highlights!

First, there were all those posts about the Marshall Space Flight Center, I'm sure some of you probably stopped reading the blog after these posts caused you to fall asleep at your computer resulting in what I like to call "keyboard-head". Exhibit A, B, and C!


Exhibit A: Vacuum Chamber at the Marshall Space Flight Center


Exhibit B: Intern Poster Day at Marshall

Exhibit C: Keyboard Head...a symptom of reading Nerdy April



And then there was that time that I celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing at the Space and Rocket Center. And I wrote an editorial that was published in two newspapers to commemorate the event!


I interviewed my friend Joyce about her super awesome Air Force job tracking weather at the shuttle abort sites!



(Don't judge...we look like crap because we smeared ashes on our faces and crawled through some mud...yup we're awesome like that ;-)

I wrote about the anniversary of our house fire and what I have learned about my family since then.

I shared my crazy family with you...


One of my posts about Diabetes was featured on one of the most famous Type-1 blogs out there Six Until Me. And I had my half-n-half anniversary with Diabetes.






I had some opinions about our Manned Space Flight Program, and had another editorial published in the Huntsville Times.


I talked about "The BF" (the boyfriend) who puts up with all my nerdy-ness! And we went to an IZOD race!



I got the weiner dog Izzy! And the BF nick-named her Wiener von Braun! Why didn't I think of that!


And for those of you who have been following my FAA-saga...I am so happy to announce that as of yesterday I am cleared to fly! Woot Woot! Be looking for a post involving a sweet helicopter and the verb "fly"! So excited!!!
Nerdy is the new cool. Nerdy April Out!

Comments

  1. What an amazing year you've had! Congrats on your blogaversary! I look forward to reading many more post on your nerdy adventures. =)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Who has two thumbs and loves comments? Nerdy April!!! Type one out and hit publish!

Popular posts from this blog

MCM - Certified Mom

This morning I woke up early, the baby monitor was chirping just a few minutes before my alarm was set to go off. Chris graciously rolled out of bed and set out to re-insert Otto's paci. Meanwhile, I pressed my clothes, curled my hair and brewed some coffee - my standard pre-console routine. After a quick breakfast Zara peeped her head over the railing and I heard a gentle "mama" echo down the stairs. It was still dark, but this little one was ready for her daily breakfast of oatmeal and milk in preparation for a fun day at swim lessons and school. As she sat, eating her "oatsss" (as she calls them), I whirled around the kitchen prepping bottles, gathering outfits for school, and ensuring all the swim lesson supplies were set out. It's hard leaving Chris to take care of both kids in the morning (#momguilt) so I try my best to complete as many get-ahead tasks as possible, in hopes his morning goes smoothly. 
This morning schedule description may seem mundan…

MCM - On Call

It's definitely Monday. Otto spit up on my work clothes this morning, I forgot to brush my teeth and I sat down in my car forgetting to clean the layer of sand from the beach yesterday. Whoops. But, it's also MONDAY!!!!! Which means you get a special look behind the proverbial curtain of Mission Control in a series I'm dubbing "Mission Control Monday". We all need a little "boost" (pun intended) at the beginning of the week, so why not get it from the heart of Manned Spaceflight itself - NASA's Mission Control
This week I am highlighting the little known fact that sometimes, as an ADCO Specialist, I am scheduled to be "On Call". It just so happens I am "on-call" this week! Even though we don't have a sweet 1990's pager, the ADCO on-call is a Specialist with the cumbersome responsibility of having their cell phone strapped to them at all times. Yes, even during the night. Yes, even when you have a 3 month old. Yes, just…

Experience the Kennedy Space Center

Manned spaceflight is not a challenge forged from one molten idea - it's not a put-this-in get-that-out equation - it's not a sport for the isolationists. The notion that it was "one man's passion" or "one nation's resources" that got us to this engineering moment is simply false. And the idea that alienation could ever lead to exploration is impossible. There is likely no other industry or singular goal so intentional about teamwork - from employing teachers to technicians, soliciting standard to specialized natural resources, planning short term and long, investing in ideas and inspiration, training fresh-outs to experts, and communicating technically and politically. Tangibly, the manned spaceflight challenge crosses borders and age and gender, there are pieces of its presence spanning the entire globe, and beyond! 
One of those spots - notable for it's history as the last piece of Earth many astronauts touched before launch - is the Kennedy…
01 09 10