From The Troubadour. Ten Years Ago This Month
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Supervisor and all around good guy, Warren Nuila, spent his last day in Space Center Blues last Saturday. Warren leaves for Germany on Wednesday to serve an LDS mission. Warren worked at the Space Center for the past 7 years as a volunteer, supervisor and flight director. If you've ever flown on a Magellan Camp you probably worked with Warren.
"You're Down and You're Down and You're down. Yes you. Yes you're down and don't argue," shouted the Bridge Supervisor.
In a matter of minutes, Warren had successfully taken the last Bridge of his Space Center career. It was a moment to be remember for all that participated. I'm sure Warren basked in the joy of knowing he was once again successful, because of his cunning - not to mention overwhelming fire power.
Good luck Warren and Keep in Touch.
Granted, most people use their forefinger to accomplish the same task more efficiently but that isn't the Odyssey way, according to Emily.
"You'd be surprised at what the thumb can actually do," Emily said during a recent Odyssey training meeting where the Odyssey staff had all their fingers taped together, leaving only their thumbs to control equipment and computers.
"A second wasted is a second lost," Mr. Daymont is fond of saying.
Space Center Staff Assist with Central Elementary School Literacy
Alex Anderson, Stacy Carrell, and Jon Parker spent part of the this afternoon unboxing and stamping reading books for Central Elementary School's literacy program.
"Them books is the coolest," Jon said as he carefully leafed through each book, taking time to appreciate the artwork. "Whoda thought readen could be fun?".
"OK Jon, what's your favorite?" I asked.
"Jon, that book is about Boats," I said quietly, not wanting to embarrass him in front of Alex and Stacy. He looked over his left shoulder, hoping neither one was aware of his reading blunder.
"You're right. It's about Boats and Bats!" he exclaimed.
"You gotta get up early in the morning to pull a fast one on you," I said.
Mrs. Houston Changes Bulletin Board Paper!
The new black paper is very nice and black.
Those of us still at the Center when school got out went in and admired the new paper.
"It'll do," Stacy said. "It'll do. No reason to get worked up over it." Everyone agreed.
Again, just another day at the Space Center.
An Entry from the Overnight Journal.
Just a quick word before turning in for the night. I'm at my desk at the Space Center. It's 11:42 P.M. so therefore it must be an Overnight Camp! Tonight we are hosting 45 4H campers. They're a great group of kids.
I just returned from checking on the High School Staff in Discovery. The room was dark and the talking robust (and if your interested in what robust means, look it up). The girls are all settled down in the Gym with Mrs. Houston, Metta and a 4H chaperon.
The junior high boys are sleeping in the Odyssey. Only McKay seems to be talking. The other five are quiet. McKay is telling a story - the plot is confusing because I'm hearing only bits and pieces. The boy campers are in the Voyager.
It's cold outside, a sure sign of Fall.
I'm typing this post on my new (gently used) computer purchased from Alex Anderson. Alex is getting a new one. My old desktop is going to the Magellan Control Room to become their Tactical Computer. Aleta, Lorraine and Sheila are happy. With my computer in their Control Room, the Magellan staff won't be borrowing Discovery's laptop every time they need to run their new tactical screens.
Jon just walked through the Briefing Room. "Are they settled?" I asked while I typed the paragraph above.
"They're settled," he replied as he collected his laptop from the side desk.
Now its time for me to settle. I've got a pad waiting on the floor in front of my desk with my name on it. It will be sweet slumber once my head hits the pillow. I dream I won't be woken up by a needy camper. Six hours of sleep is all I ask. I'll be happy with five but will settle for four is need be.
Don't let the bed bugs bite......
If you're going to act like the crew of a starship you have to look like the crew of a starship. Audrey Henriksen has taken up the call to create the stylish new uniforms of the USS Cassini. They are looking fantastic! Well done Audrey and co-designer Jon Parker
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