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Now imagine sitting 300 feet in the air atop millions of pounds of combustibles... meep.

This should have been posted yesterday, but I think all y'all will live with yet another mention of "holy crap, we landed on the moon 40 years ago!" because I, being the nerd that I am, was too busy crying at the History Channel all day, and also with taking 5 minutes to wish my mom a happy birthday. (40 years ago was her Sweet 16! What an awesome birthday present, don't you agree?)

This may sound creepy, but I waste spend many hours a week staring at the sky. Just staring. Over the years I've developed a keen ear for the sound of approaching cars, because I'm too busy craning my neck up to gawk at Venus anytime I am walking around.

This is partly why I'm usually twittering at everyone from my rooftop. Some nights when I can't sleep (LOL), I'll wander up to the roof, or to a nearby park, just sit and watch the universe go by and experience both a great rush of contentment and a visceral pang of longing. It's the one scenario that gives me an instant sense-memory back to when I was 8 and got my first telescope, one of those POS Toys R' Us things, but it was powerful enough to view the moon closely, at least.

So yesterday was a pretty special day for me and my not-so-secret inner nerd. I hope all of you enjoyed it, too!




ATTENTION ACTOR PLAYING BUZZ ALDRIN:

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LEIA SEES WHAT YOU DID THAR.

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Oh, George, I get it now...

This is Leia's "STEP THE FUCK OFF ALDRIN" face

Date: 2009-07-22 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] solo-evenstar.livejournal.com
leia organa Pictures, Images and Photos

Um...WHY DID I NOT KNOW YOU LOVED THE SPACE RACE LIKE I DID??
COME ON!
Soul mates.

I love star-gazing- It's a profound experience in that it makes you feel so small but so full of possibility, so able to do anything because you are part of something- I don't know, but I've always found it to be a very comforting fact. (Combined with my love of the "Somwhere Out There" song for Fievel. Which also may have contributed.)

ALSO-NEIL ARMSTRONG? OHIO BORN!!!! HOLLA FOR MY HOME STATE!!
From: [identity profile] flaxenescapee.livejournal.com
DO NOT FUCK WITH LEIA HOMEBOY. IT WILL NOT END PRETTY.

Dude, it's almost getting to be a cosmic (har har) joke! The amount of things we have in common is ridiculous!

And be fully prepared for an on the street "Somewhere Out There" sing-along. We kind of killed "Come What May" by now. xD

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Date: 2009-07-22 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] niicoly.livejournal.com
THE GUY IN THE BACK IS COPYING HER, TOO. HELLLLL NAW.

I love stargazing. I miss living in an apartment with roof access. It's comforting to think about how small we are in the grand scheme of things.

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Date: 2009-07-23 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flaxenescapee.livejournal.com
COME OVER AND WE'LL HAVE A ROOF PARTY.


I've been curious about your icon... It confuses me! Derp derp.

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Date: 2009-07-25 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] niicoly.livejournal.com
Ahahaha, tis this: http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Pretty_cool_guy

I think Star Wars is a pretty cool guy, ehhhh shoots stormtroopers and doesn't afraid of anything!!

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Date: 2009-07-30 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flaxenescapee.livejournal.com
OH JESUS. LOL, thanks bb! Now I get it. xD

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Date: 2009-07-22 04:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spacetomatoes.livejournal.com
Where in the city are you seeing any stars? Every time I look at the sky I'm so sad. It's just nothing like what I dream of looking at back home in Tennessee...

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Date: 2009-07-23 05:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flaxenescapee.livejournal.com
Aha! You've been spoiled by unpolluted cityscapes! See, I don't know any better, so when I see a dozen stars I consider it a good night! Lol....

NERD, YOU ARE ONE

Date: 2009-07-22 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] helenquest.livejournal.com
But, that's okay. I'm one too!


I'M BACK, BB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: NERD, YOU ARE ONE

Date: 2009-07-23 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flaxenescapee.livejournal.com
*GLOMMMMMMMMMMMP*

Baby!!! I will help you murder Comcast. It will be just like the end of ROTJ. =D

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Date: 2009-07-23 10:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ank0010.livejournal.com
And I thought it was special because we went to the beach.....

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Date: 2009-07-24 06:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flaxenescapee.livejournal.com
Everything we do together is special!