November 15th, 2011

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People take pictures of each other

We got up early Sunday afternoon and chatted with my parents, who weren't put off that we had missed bunny_hugger's birthday altogether with our late night in Brooklyn. I think my mother was glad to see her so soon, really; the last time bunny_hugger visited it was something like four days before either saw the other. They had a birthday card for her, too, and only hoped that we'd be in early enough in the evening to have cake. We planned to; if nothing else, I needed to be at work awfully in the morning.

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It wasn't as superlative a day as Saturday had been; what could be? But it was a lovely and quiet counterpoint to the long day in New York City. And if we had to go to bed early, to be awake Monday morning, well, we would at least have the start of Monday.

Trivia: X-15 pilot Mike Adams's wife and mother happened to visit the mission control room on 15 November 1967, the day Adams's X-15 spun (at hypersonic speeds) and crashed. Source: At The Edge Of Space: The X-15 Flight Program, Milton T Thompson.

Currently Reading: A Great Day In Cooperstown: The Improbable Birth Of Baseball's Hall Of Fame, Jim Reisler.