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No Big Deal

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In case you’re curious…

1. I said something effusive and emotional on Twitter after Commander Hadfield released Is Somebody Singing. (Yes, I spend too much time on Twitter. Or do I?)

2. Jim Benning, my editor from World Hum — who also edits for Skye — caught it and said, “Hey, I have this idea… are you game?” (People. Good editors are an endangered species. We need to get  the WWF on this issue.)

3. We signed a contract and for about two months now, I’ve been writing letters to Commander Hadfield. Unanswered, but hey, I get it, the guy is running the ISS.

4. I’m awake at 2:30 am, restless with jetlag and check my email. There’s Jim saying, “Uh, you should look at Twitter.”

5. There’s no fifth thing. But hey, anything can happen, right?

Look, I get it, it’s no big deal, it’s just a short note from space.

Also, OMG COMMANDER HADFIELD READS MY MAIL!

Plus, I am picturing him knocking around the ISS attic of floating objects: “High school yearbook, um, no, uh, tennis racket, no, vintage radio, we were totally going to fix that thing, X-Men lunch box, man, that would pull a fortune on Ebay, oh, here it is! Here’s that ukulele! I knew it was here somewhere!”

 

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5 Responses to “No Big Deal”

  1. Traca says:

    The minute I saw that Tweet, I thought…Google hangout duet w/ Pam and the Commander….The fairy dust is working wonders, why not add a little moon dust to the mix? :)

  2. Lori says:

    I squeed a bit to myself when I saw that tweet. Made my day.

  3. Jenna says:

    Totally. Awesome.

  4. Sharon H Miro says:

    Even my brother, who is not easily impressed, was kinda gaga about this. He said “she is so lucky, and SHOULD be all twinkly. after all, only about 500 humans EVER have been in space and she is conversing with one as he is up there. Wow.” I second that wow, and add my thanks for you turning me on to Cmdr Hadfield so I could see his pictures/art from space.

  5. Andrew says:

    That is so exciting. He has really inspired my boys to look up at the stars and wonder.

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