The Troubadour welcomes Matt Ricks onto our staff with his first article below. Matt is well suited for the job based on his demonstrated mastery of Space Center trivia and history. In fact, Matt and Sir Kyle Herring EOT (Old Timer Extraordinaire), are the Space Center's resident historians. Both have in their temperature and humidity controlled vaults items held in trust for that day when the Space Center opens a museum.
Matt is married to Tabitha. Tabitha is the Space Center's volunteer coordinator / supervisor. This conveniently gives The Troubadour feet on the ground for the most recent and juiciest news. Welcome Matt! We look forward to hearing from you regularly.
Are you interested in joining our staff? The Troubadour needs reporters and photographers at all the space centers. Remember, I'm getting old and don't get around as much as I use to :)
A Disturbance in the Space Time Continuum at Jordan and Brylee's Reception
This is The Troubador's field reporter Rick Matthews here, with a news story of a recent spacetime disruption.
As I was en route to the event, I received a message from HQ, "The readings from the event are already exceeding our forecasts. Something bigger is happening there. We are deploying additional reporters."
As I arrived, I noticed the "bossman" reporter pull in as well, who must have been sent in by HQ. He may seem feeble, but he quickly hobbled toward the entrance of the reception before me. As he walked past with his tricorder in hand, we nodded to each other. We both knew this was going to be a remarkable event.
I pulled out my own trusty tricorder before I walked in to make sure I got all the data I could. As I walked in I could tell that something was different about the festivities. I'd been to Space Center weddings before, but at this one, there was an unusual readings coming from some of the attendees.
As I mingled with the other wedding goers, I began to find out why the readings were so high. In attendance at the wedding reception, was not one, not two, not even three, but five Odyssey Set Directors past and current. They eventually found each other. Luckily I was on scene to capture the moment when the spacetime disturbance was the greatest.
There were 2 set directors missing from the decade lineup there that night. I was able to compile a short report of Odyssey Heads over the past 10 years.
In addition to the 5 Odyssey Set directors, there were at least 5 other set directors of other ships present at the reception as well.
When all is said and done, the festivities were lively, the refreshment were consumed, and we wish the newlywed couple to live long, and prosper. It truly takes an influential couple to bring so many notable space center folk together. And so we wait for the next major ripple in the continuum...