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X Prize Cup!

OMG *ded* of the nerdity!

Why is X-Prize Cup happening so far away? Aaaah! I want to go!

Do y'all remember the morning when these guys won the original X Prize? I got up early to watch that day after barely restraining myself from making a mad two-day drive down to see it in person. It's something that I'll always wish I'd done. Kind of like watching a Space Shuttle launch: I haven't done that yet, and soon we'll no longer be able to watch 'em take off. I bet lots of people out there wish they'd watched one of the now-extinct Saturn monsters launch their payloads of little pink people toward the Moon.

Sigh.

We live in the Space Age folks, and that is damned cool.

Best,
Chris

Comments

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acommonreader
Oct. 19th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC)
LJ always reminds me that I like your brain. I love all of the notes you leave the world, inquiring about all kinds of matters - many and various - and, while I cannot always afford the time to read each of them, I still like your brain.

[/teh done]
mckitterick
Oct. 19th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
You make me smile.
acommonreader
Oct. 19th, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC)
Well, ...you know what always (as of late, late last night) makes ME smile?
[Insert better segue here.]

[flash, flash]

LIONS AND TIGERS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING NOW!

"...only in Ken-yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"





gringrinsmilegrinTIGERSsmilegrin.
mckitterick
Oct. 19th, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Well, ...you know what always (as of late, late last night) makes ME smile?
Weeeeee!
jensixstones
Oct. 19th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
[crazy thoughts]

If we left right now, I bet we could be there in time.

[/crazy thoughts]
mckitterick
Oct. 19th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
Ya think...?

hmmm...

almost [/crazy thoughts]
jensixstones
Oct. 19th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
It's only 1,083 miles. Let's see, at 80 miles per hour, it would take 13.5 hours. Add in 1.5 hours for refueling and bathroom breaks. It could be done in 15 hours, less if all caution is disregarded.
mckitterick
Oct. 19th, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
We'd have to figure in the 40 minutes or so for getting speeding violations....
jensixstones
Oct. 19th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)
Maybe we could find someone out there to run interference like in Smokey and the Bandit. In this scenario, we'd be the guy in the truck and not in the Trans Am. Yeah, that's the ticket!
mckitterick
Oct. 19th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
Oooh, and I almost had a vehicle with a CB recently!
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mckitterick
Oct. 19th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
If you drive an inconspicuous vehicle

Um... that might be a problem for me....
jensixstones
Oct. 19th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
Too bad the van is in the shop. No one ever thinks of a minivan as a fast vehicle but I've gone 115mph in it with 5 other passengers.
kijjohnson
Oct. 19th, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC)
Las Cruces is near the Hueco Tanks. If you were wondering.
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