Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Rude Awakening

I got a phone call at 4:45 this morning from my sister, Keri. I answered the phone "What happened?!" only to find out that the Indiana tv station she was watching said that the space shuttle would be flying over Oxnard and Ventura California soon. I woke up Randy, checked outside it and found that it was overcast (go figure- yay Ventura). Randy looked up NASA.gov, saw where the space shuttle was positioned off the California coast, and we grabbed a blanket and headed out to the park across the street. Sure enough, at about 5:07, we heard the sonic boom (the loudest I've ever heard) and right after that, a "whooshing" sound as the shuttle made it's way through the air. It sounded like it was so close and right over our heads! It was incredible!!!!
All those memories about wanting to be an astronaut came flooding back. Space flight has been and always will be awesome to me. Wonder if they need nurses up in space....Maybe I could be a Payload Specialist Nurse. I could perform experiments on Bandaids and what kind sticks best of different kinds of wounds in space. Or how about different ways to insert a urinary catheter in a weightless environment? Hmmm....the possibilities are endless. I'll get around to filling out that NASA astronaut application someday.

10 comments:

Martha said...

Would we call you Captain Kristi?

The One and Only Bugg said...

Commander Nurse Kristi Esquire.

Kristen said...

The sonic boom was quite loud here also. It set off a bunch of car alarms in the neighborhood. Kind of funny now but at 4:30 I wasn't to happy about it.

Nate said...

That reminds me of this one time at space camp...

The One and Only Bugg said...

hey you can go to space camp for adults if you're jealous, nate.

Anonymous said...

I thought of you and your dream of long ago of wanting to be an astronaut. Remember, you were going to get in the Air Force Academy on your way to becoming an astronaut but we went for a visit and when you took one look at how they were treating the new recruits you wanted no part of that. I know when your daddy passed away that is what he thought you would be doing. Anyway, maybe you can be a nurse in space someday. Really, I am so glad that you changed your mind on that. I am flying to Denver and dread that. I like to keep my feet on the ground.

The One and Only Bugg said...

Wonder who "anonymous" is on that comment. JK! Thanks marm. I love flying still. That's really why I come to see you so much! Have fun in Denver. You know, you could drive there.

jacquie said...

You could just be a spacey nurse. that might fulfill all of your dreams without ever having to leave the ground.

Martha said...

Just get real long fake nails and chew gum and say "um" and "like" a lot when addressing patients. I had one of those after having Riley. It was scary.

The One and Only Bugg said...

Wow Martha. That's kind of scary!