This is one of those posts that officially speaking, falls into the category of stuff that I post mostly for me, and not so very much for you. One of those moments when this blog really does become a family scapbook of sorts. My journal. This photo is cell phone photography, and moreover, it is cell phone photography through a rain spattered airplane window. And I didn't take the picture. The guy sitting across the aisle from me on the plane took it, and then texted me the photo before we had to turn off our phones for take off.
So, you ask, why is this picture worth posting at all? Well, because it is a photo of the space shuttle Discovery, on the runway at Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C. last April. Our plane was parked next to it, and we saw it in real life, sitting on top of a huge airplane, just like that, and it was really cool. And, I don't want to lose this cell phone photo somewhere in the land of nebulous digital media and forget that I ever saw an actual space shuttle that was not in a museum or on television.
Also, why did I not think to include this picture in the Summer Science Special? It would have gone so very nicely with the Alka Seltzer rockets. Speaking of which, I've decided that today (July 7th, 2012), if you download a copy of any issue of Alphabet Glue, I'll send along a free copy of the Summer Science Special. But it really has to be today only, because I am super busy tomorrow. Oh, and make sure that the email associated with your PayPal account is the correct one so that I have somewhere to send the file to.