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I Am Alive!

I focused everything this week on finishing my NaNo, so when I wasn't at work, I was WRITING. I topped 50,000 words this morning before going in, so got my goodies and I'll finish the story later. Woot!

Today I saw a brief interview with Nicole Nichols, talking about the TrekNation special that's on the Science Channel tonight. She said she met Dr. Martin Luther King, and he told her that he was one of her biggest fans -- she told him she was going to quit the show, and he told her she could not do so, since she was a powerful symbol to other girls out there, and it was one of the few shows he and his family watched together, and he encouraged her to stay. The next day she went back to Roddenberry and told him she'd stay, and why, and Roddenberry apparently said "God bless Dr. King." So it seems Trekkies owe something to Dr. King, eh?

The entrance to the Boardwalk, Deck 6 (the steps in building a carousel horse):

The Carousel itself (it's a good one, with lots of animals--I rode it twice):

The rest of the Boardwalk area:

Me and Mom, with the cast of Madagascar in the background:

Rock climbing wall:

I thought about climbing it, but I was chicken. (You have to basically rappel to get back down, and that's one time in my life I actually froze -- going backwards seems to do that to me...)

More to come.


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 1st, 2011 03:17 am (UTC)
yay for nano wins.

i love the snow leopard

Nicole is fond of that story
Dec. 1st, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
I rode the snow leopard! :)

Well, I would be, too, if it happened to me.
Dec. 1st, 2011 05:23 am (UTC)
haha I know I would have tried to ride it

yes indeed
Dec. 1st, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
I have always wanted to own a carousel horse, but now I want to own a carousel snow leopard, too. Amazing!

And congrats on finishing NaNo.
Dec. 1st, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
I had to ride the snow leopard! He was very pretty.

Dec. 1st, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
Yay for making 50,000 words!

I loooove the carousel horse "how to"!

I climbed an indoor rock wall once, but it wasn't nearly as tall as that. I climbed like a whale. A climbing whale. But I finally made it to the top. Rappelling down was the fun part for me. I understand though...I can't handle rides that hold you upside down (I had a bad experience as a kid).
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
Ever since that time I was learning rappelling in the ROTC, I have been terrified of the very idea of going backwards down a mountain. (Strange, that, hm?)
Dec. 1st, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
Cheers for you!

Dec. 1st, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:44 am (UTC)
That's such a cool carousel!

I want to try a rock climbing wall some day, but am terrified my arms aren't strong enough.
Dec. 1st, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
Fortunately, they do attach you to a line so you can't fall...

Dec. 2nd, 2011 12:12 am (UTC)
Well...yes. But if I can only get up two 'rows', well, you know.
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