correctiveshoes621: (Radioland)
K R A F T W E R K.

Perfect night, perfect venue, perfect company.

I could barely take the bliss, was almost in tears. I *love* their opening and couldn't believe that I was actually *there*, witnessing it live - the vocorder welcomed us, and the hairs literally stood up on my arms. The music was just melting and shimmering, all around us. Such absolute joy. I'm still so high on it, I can't really speak, yet. I want to remember it so -
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Just because it's such aching perfection ♥:

correctiveshoes621: (Ultraman)
I don't even know what to say, anymore. I've become so damned boring, but I kinda like it, that way. Kinda.

Two of my all-time favorite coworkers that quit have actually *come back* - and that is cause for celebration. There's a new director that I've not met, yet, but is said to be an actual human, so far..

Watched a buttload of Yuri Gagarin, last night, including:

And, tonight? LOL..this made quite an impression on a three-year-old:
correctiveshoes621: (Carl)
Guys. I really hatehatehate to say this, but I guess the dreaded Facebook has its uses.

Got back in touch with an old friend, and:

a) she is absolutely delightful

b) has kinda restored my faith (at least partially) in humankind

c) she was always pretty, but I don't think she ever knew it, but, now - she's gorgeous! And has no clue - adorable. And so dear. And so interesting. And so smart and funny!

d) I'd probably not be here, if it weren't for her in middle school, and it will be nice to tell her that

e) everyone's family has at least a LITTLE crazy, in it

I can't even IMAGINE what she thinks of me and all my jolly adventures of the past - but I will say she was very polite, about it - heh - and we had some great laughs. Loved getting back in touch with her - the FIRST time I was drug onto FB, she was the first person I looked for, but she'd gotten married, and was living in another state, and and and - - but this time, around, she found me, and I'm really glad.

Here's to YOU, Miss A! *toasts with coffee*

*Memories of DaVille*
correctiveshoes621: (Ed)



ALL *FREE*!!!!!!!


correctiveshoes621: (Hero)
I'm back, baby :)

Just in time for my heart-of-hearts' 85th birthday.

Maybe my very favorite picture of him.

Miss you, Neil. The world's a little dimmer, without you.

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Never gets old. Watch this and TRY not to get choked up. Dare ya.

correctiveshoes621: (Dubber)
So. I know I'm missing stuff on here - my computer stays on for brief periods, then, whammo! BSOD, featuring kernals, roots, stops and all sorts of interesting codes and things. So, once more, I apologize for it. Naught to be done, though, until I get my car inspected - everything, literally, hinges on it.

I was supposed to get it in on Wednesday, but my son wouldn't get up to drive me back. SO, I was damned lucky to get an appointment on Tuesday, and will be driving his car in the meantime, and just hope it doesn't take too long or need too much. Gotta get in gear and take it now, to do laundry and shop..and have to have it back by noon, for him. I *hate* relying on the whims of other people. Hate. Some folks have mighty short memories, lol.

BTW, LOVING, 'Astronauts' Wives Club' - and just nerdy enough to pick up the few errors..

This was absolutely wonderful. 70% Gene Kranz, and that was barely enough:

correctiveshoes621: (Hero)
What a day it's been. Love Twitter.

a) They 'live tweeted' the lunar landing, in 'real time', just incredible.

b) Brian Cox, calling conspiracy theorists, 'colossal nob ends'.

c) COMMANDER CHARLES MOSS DUKE TWEETED, AND YES, I GUSHED. It was only his third tweet, EVER - what a thrill.

d) Nick Howe from the Royal Astronomical Society said I have a cool son, and is really nice and chatty :)

e) Hayley from, 'Stargazing Live' is so nice, and turned me on to some bangin' new music, which I fell in love with INSTANTLY - this song, 'GO!' was appropriate 'cos we were all talking about Gene Kranz, at the time:

And love this, too - hilarious - 'Gagarin' - the whole album - 'The Race for Space' is good!

correctiveshoes621: (lonely)
You all know what day it is - my nerd Superbowl, the anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

Watching, Rocket Men to celebrate, and it's fantastic. Tears, here. It's amazing to me, still, how this stuff never gets old - seeing 'my boys', they feel like family, to me. Not enough time spent on the Mercury and Gemini programs, nor on the Apollo 1 tragedy, but, that's just me.

Still bits, here and there, that I've never seen, and that's thrilling - and so much that's become familiar canon, to me. Jim Lovell, walking that walk with Frank Borman; how exhausted, they must have been. Tough little Gus Grissom, Ed White's elation during his, 'million dollars'-spacewalk, Wally Schirra's perfect hair and John Young, lying on his back to get the water out of his spacesuit..Geno Cernan, 'down among 'em' - still one of my favorite home-made ringtones. Gene Kranz' vest. The look of absolute wonder on Chris Kraft's usually-terrifyingly-stern face and Charlie Duke's jerk!flomp of relief when the Eagle touched down - and his endearing-as-hell flub, 'Twanquility'..

And Neil Armstrong. Can't touch that. His voice - as wound-up as I imagine he ever got, yet calm as glass to us, 'normals' - still fills me with warmth and pride and such affection and admiration. The perfect man for the job; there simply are no words. And yes, I still remember watching it live, as a newly-minted six-year-old, allowed to stay up and witness this event, lying sideways on the back of our fabulous aqua sofa, marveling. That that was a MAN, up there. On the MOON. Walking AROUND. A man, like my father, like the mailman, like our neighbor, Mr. Quinn, blah, blah, blah. But still incredible, to me.

I know you guys hear the same thing, every year, on this day, but y'know - You can skip it. You can. I understand, and it won't bother me. But it won't change, you know. I still feel it, just as strongly, and for that, I am grateful.

For all mankind.

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Good stuff:

My absolute all-time favorite:

And this one's next - as I've actually NOT SEEN IT:

correctiveshoes621: (heaven)
Happy Fourth :)

Listening to the nightmusic of passing trains, crickets, and the occasional straggling firework, here:

So lovely and peaceful; I check in on Andy, from time to time. Never a shortage of soup cans. I had NO idea you could do this: His birthday is coming up on August 6, so I just might..

This, however, made my whole week. THIS is what the internet is FOR, IMO. It was new to me, and absolutely delightful; hearing his laughter was like finding diamonds in the bottom of a soggy bowl of cornflakes.

And saw FIREWORKS! FROM (as close as I could get to) NEIL ARMSTRONG'S HOME TOWN!!!
correctiveshoes621: (Dream Ed)
So. Back to reality, tonight. At least, for one night.

Fell hard off the no-carb wagon, and I'm feelin' it. Yuck. SO not worth it.

Jaw-dropping gifts, this year - - in no particular order - -
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But, also? I got some pretty good sleep :)
correctiveshoes621: (Blue)

I know, I know - a) Disney, b) propaganda, c) I'm a total mark. But, from beginning to end, if EVER there was a, 'target audience', I am liEk, 10,000 % it. How embarrassing - but I don't care.

I TOTALLY felt her scream of joy when the rocket launched, and got tears when they went up to the moon.
correctiveshoes621: (Norman!)
Whee! Anthony Perkins double feature!

This Angry Age, from 1957 and, Green Mansions, from 1959.

Good stuff.
correctiveshoes621: (Radioland)
Where did this weekend go?

Got all my shit done before the Ice Capades hit outside, though. Got some beautiful apples and all the fixins' to eat greek salad at work, all week. My paycheck was a little skimpy, but - BOING! - that 'unclaimed insurance' check came, as if on cue, and all is well. I am spoiled :)

Appreciated some complicatedly stark trees - imagine, being able to capture that; they looked like they were done in ink..over watercolour - driving around in all the complete daylight, today.

Rainy and foggy, comin' home; just gorgeous.



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Mannnnnnn, I got my OLD school jam on. I feel so fortunate to have lived through the times I have, and - GOD, the memories, some of these songs bring back:
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If you ignore ALL of these - and I don't blame you - listen to THIS. It's liEk, when my body dies and breaks down into just molecules and energy, joining space and time, it will feel sound like this (esp. starting around 1:47 - I love the precision of the words, Der Mond). Absolutely thrilling :

Okay, I'll quit. ;)


My sincerest heartfelt condolences (and gratitude) to Green Bay. But, hey. At least Dallas aint gonna be in the Superbowl?
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