Her’s Day Thursday

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Earlier this week, I opened my browser and saw the CUTEST Google Doodle:

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The doodle was for Sally Ride‘s birthday and I thought, “Hey! Now I have my Her’s Day Thursday lady!”

Sally Kristen Ride was was born on May 26, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA to a women’s correctional facility counselor and a political science professor. Sally always had a heart for science and earned her bachelor’s degree (and later her master’s and Ph.D.) in English and Physics.

In 1978, Sally saw an advertisement in the Stanford school newspaper seeking people for the space program. Sally was one of 8,000 applicants and was chosen to join NASA as an astronaut.

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Being the first female astronaut, Sally faced a lot of scrutiny. During a press conference before her first space flight in 1983, Ride was asked, “Do you weep when things go wrong on the job?” (Really? Really?) But Sally faced it with grace. She went on to totally rock her position aboard the Challenger and became the first American woman in space, the first woman to use the robot arm in space, AND the first woman to use the robot arm to retrieve a satellite! (Take that, Howard Wolowitz!)

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Before her third mission, tragedy struck close to Ride. The Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff in 1986. After that, Ride was stationed in Washington D.C., and appointed to a presidential committee that investigated the disaster. Ride went on to found NASA’s Office of Exploration.

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In 2003, Sally founded Sally Ride Science, an organization that produces science entertainment and publications to help get middle and high school students (especially girls) excited about science!

Sadly, Sally passed in 2012, less than two years after receiving a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Though she is gone, her legacy will live on and inspire young girls to believe in their dreams and keep shooting for the stars!

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Fan Girl Friday

Its Friday, Friday, gonna get my geek on on Friday! 

Welp, Valentine’s Day is over and done with (thank goodness) so now we can all bask in the glow of the now dying roses and drown our troubles with a heart-shaped box of Russell Stover’s.

Thankfully, I’m here to turn that frown upside down with some awesomely nerdtastic finds!

 

If you’re desperate to keep the romance alive and burnin’ with your geek, I’ve got just the thing (or things) for you! Check out this aromatic candles from Think Geek!

You smell like a Hobbit, my Precious.

You smell like a Hobbit, my Precious.

The scents come in: Middle Earth, Retro Arcade, Space, and Teen Spirit.  (I’m a little hesitant to recommend the arcade one though. I think it would smell like feet, cotton candy, and teenage angst.)

 

Check out this awesome bed from Tech 4 Globe!

My bed's a little lumpy.

My bed’s a little lumpy.

Here’s the description from the website: This unique bed is made from 120 medium sized sofa balls covered in elastic fabric. The crazy thing about this bed is that you can change its form. It doesn’t have to be horizontal bed all the time. You can pull up the sofa balls to make a small seating arrangement or make new shapes for your relaxation needs. Plus they look kinda cute. (They do, don’t they?)

 

And speaking of beds, look at this bedding from a European company that I can’t pronounce the name of:

"One small step for Mom, one giant nap for kid kind."

“One small step for Mom, one giant nap for kid kind.”

I really don’t think I’d ever get out of bed if I had this bedspread.

 

One of the things I love about the internet is the ability to find people who 1. are obsessed with the same fandoms as me and 2. can draw/paint/design better than me. Case in point: Minion Factory. They’ve “Pixared” the folks from Doctor Who!

Hello, Disney.

“Hello, Disney.”

 

"I'm animated now. Animations are cool."

“I’m animated now. Animations are cool.”