Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Eve at CU Boulder

Current music: NPR's All Songs Considered - The White Album at 40

It is a beautiful day here along the Front Range with a high about 60F.

Hiking the Flatirons

Current music: NPR's All Songs Considered - The White Album at 40

The weekend before last Meghan and I went up to Chautauqua Park to hike Flatirons #1 and #2. (Pictures from when Stacy and I hiking it in June.) The weather was in the 80s and it was great.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Election 2008

Current music: The Black Heart Procession - Hearts and Stars

Finally I am getting around to posting the photos from the Young Democrats party on election night at the Sheridan in downtown Denver.

Krista and Rob:

Lenny, Krista, and Bosch:

Friday, November 14, 2008

NASA scientists huddling

Everybody has seen the generic NASA scientist images from the 1960s with a bunch of guys in ties and horn-rimmed glasses huddling around something. I figured, since I was going to NASA, I needed some of these images while we were doing tests on the very early shell of the Wireless Lunar Habitat Mockup. More pictures here.

Simulating micro-metereoid impacts with a hammer:

Wireless sensors bracketed and taped to the habitat:

Pointing out something:

Super classic type of photo:

NASA's JSC Rocket Park

Current music: Bruce Springsteen - Satan's Crown Jewel

This week I was down in Houston to do some testing of a Micro-meteoroid Orbital Debris Detection System at NASA's Johnson Space Center. On Wednesday I visited Rocket Park and saw an old Saturn V rocket! More pictures here.

Saturn V:

Shea and the stage one engines:

Photofriday: Autumn

Sunday, November 09, 2008

indoor basil plant

Current music: This American Life - #90 Telephone

I have re-potted Stacy's basil plant and it is really taking off.

Monday, November 03, 2008

New Mexico - Man Weekend 2008

It is becoming a tradition for Allan and I to head to New Mexico every fall for a weekend of camping in the desert. This year we went to Santa Rosa and Santa Fe. It was beautiful and sunny and the sunsets were those amazing ones you can only get in the big desert skies. More photos here.

The sunset of Santa Rosa Lake State Park:

Allan and his karate kicks:

Jumping into the Santa Rosa Park Lake: