Monday, May 26, 2008

What do nerds do on their off days?

They go to the American Museum of Science and Energy! Of course!

Just as we were arriving, a show was starting. What luck!

Girl Child was picked to be part of the show. Even more luck!

Check her out, y'all. For real.

I also, at some later point, was asked to be a part of the show.

I brought down the house.

Never fear. No banging hair was harmed in the photography of this presentation.

In case I haven't mentioned it before, I love history and in particular, I love the history of Oak Ridge. I am completely fascinated by the lives that these people led during the second World War. In one of the exhibits, I found myself tearing up when I saw the letters that people had gotten from the government, forcing them to surrender their farms. Their homes. It was heartbreaking.

(I'm really emotional today. I cried about The Simpsons earlier)

I had to take this picture. It's the Girl Scouts! Rock!

Also? I can't help it. I love Einstein.

Have you ever read his letters? The man was sometimes hilarious.

I was also particularly interested in the Coal exhibit. I'm a coal miner's granddaughter. Both sides!

I have no idea who this man is. He appears to be a douche.

We dig coal! Y'all! Best play on words, EVAH.

I love the pictures of the women during the war. It amazes me what all these people went through. I have such respect for them.

I have touched some of these control panels. It gives me chills when I think about it.

I love all of the old photos, and I love this history. It's really amazing.

This is my absolute favorite photograph from that time. It was taken on Jackson Square in Oak Ridge. The joy on their faces is real. It is powerful.
It is called "War Ends".

I wish we could have a photograph like that, today.

And finally, because I can't end on such a serious note. Here's the photo Jason took in the men's restroom.

If you ever wanted to know why pee is yellow? Well. There you go.


julie said...

Um. So. If that looked really interesting to me, does that make me a nerd?

You have hella long hair, btw!

Tiger Lamb Girl said...

That looks like a really great museum!

I had a hard time getting past GC's hair.....but I finally moved on...then got stuck on your hair. Man that's a freakin lotta hair woman!! (beautimous too).:)

Chelle said...

Count me in as another geek, I love Science Centres!

Angie said...

Wow. . . you're getting bolder and bolder, my not-so-anonymous friend.

We met with the family today -- their precious baby was born on my birthday. Dorkwad here (me) didn't realize it until we were nearly back home.

And, the douchewad picture -- made me laugh out loud.

Heather said...

That looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

hahaha. you had me at "He appears to be a douche." Oh that's awesome. Glad you had a good time! I just started reading and think your great. :)

Anonymous said...

You are fat and disgusting. I can't believe you'd show your picture on the net like that.

Julie said...

Looks like you "nerds" had a nice day together! I can't believe how your hair stood up like that - so cool!

Oh, and anonymous above sucks.

Jenski said...

How is your hair standing all the way out?!

Next time I burn my finger while cooking or something, I'm totally peeing on it.

frannie said...

what a great way to spend memorial day!!!!

Kimberly said...

No wonder they asked you up, your hair looks so cool!

What a hugely educational and inspiring experience that looks to have been!

Jennilu said...

Yes, I have been wanting to take my little nerd girl to MOSE. That might be a good little activity for this summer. said...

He is a douche... I'm still laughing. Thanks for making my morning.

Priscilla said...

Thank you.

I found the urine information very interesting.

Who knew?

SJ said...

I love science too - and I loved this post! I would love to make a visit to this place, total fun I'm sure (whoa on the hair photo, majorly awesome!)

And the pee info - more good info to know for Jeapardy!

I am Trish Marie said...

So you can't even pee without learning something there!

I can't wait until my kids are old enough to enjoy the museums around here....although my luck, they won't ever be interested.

Rachel said...

That guy totally looks like a douche! Must be related to anonymous up there.

I loves me some history too, so we can be nerds together!