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Tuesday
Oct212008

The Smithsonian and the Holograms

I officially heard something intelligible during my Smithsonian training last week:  The curator speaking to us referred to one of the Museum glider's wingspans as "truly outrageous."  But he did not clarify as to whether or not said wingspan would properly qualify as  "truly truly truly outrageous."

Also outrageous is the fact that I am having a rollout, so to speak, as an educator at the Udvar-Hazy annex.  Air & Scare is going down on Saturday from 4 PM to 8 PM, and I have been assigned to hurl candy at small children beneath the Museum's Langley Aerodrome A display.  Because I'm not a salaried federal employee and am therefore eligible to do so, that's why.

If you've never heard of an Aerodrome, you are in the blondest of company:  Until last week, when I was informed that I would be informing others about it, neither had I.  Anything which remained in the atmosphere in these early training stages pretty much falls under this category, and the Aerodrome didn't even get off a houseboat.

I'll be in costume, but, unfortunately for all, entirely recognizable.  Bring your magic earrings, and I'll see you beneath the wreckage.

no one else is the same at:  mbe@drinktothelasses.com

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Reader Comments (6)

Good luck next Saturday :-)

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

MB, YOU are truly, truly, truly outrageous! :D

Don't hurl that candy too hard - tootsie rolls are like little bullets!!! haha

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKris

MB,
I have tried to figure out how I can be at work in the morning, drive 3 hrs to DC, see you, then drie home for church Sun morning and I don't think I can do it. I would totally love to see you and in costume would be great. I have the kids this weekend but i promised pumpkin carving and I don't think even the promise of candy would make them behave for a 3 hr car ride.

Hope all goes well.

KB

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKell Belle

Wish you could make it Kelly-- but the thought means just as much! There will be other times, and I may well be in your neck of the woods for a reading sometime :)

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMB

Oh, the Udvar-Hazy part of the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum is **AWESOME!** I was there about three years ago with the Beloved Husband and the Darling Munchkin, and we enjoyed it immensely. I loved the SR71 Blackbird, the Concorde and the Enola Gay, but truly, it was Enterprise who really stole the show. If you like, you can read my post, although comments are closed... I've got one or two good pix, though ;-)

But MB, make sure you wear COMFY shoes! Those floors get hard...

October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKat

[...] saw this with my own eyes at Air and Scare this weekend, because what truly cool people do is stand beneath the hung wreckage of failed [...]

October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDear Parents: « Blonde C
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