Thanks for tagging me, Ben.

1. Why did you pick your URL?
I’ve had a few. This current one is aspirational. I am an optimist for sure. I find it fading from time to time as life progresses through dips and turns. I’d like to stand up and fight for my optimism like I do everything else. Not let it be compromised in the face of rejection or failure. Unrelenting.

2. What’s your middle name?
Covered this recently - Rebecca

3. If you could own a fictional pet, what would it be?
Ferdinand the Bull

4. Favorite color.
Orange, darker and richer

5. Favorite song.
No idea where to start. Right now it’s Jason Derulo’s Trumpets. I have been very attached to The Book of Love (Peter Gabriel) and The Luckiest (Ben Folds) and You’re All I Need To Get By (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell) for quite some time. When I was in high school, it was Fire & Rain (James Taylor). In college, it was Alison (Elvis Costello).

6. Favorite fandoms?
If I told you that I, on occasion, feigned morning sickness mid afternoon to leave work early and come home to read X-Files fan fiction for hours when I was pregnant with my son would you think less of me? Asking for a friend.

7. Why do you enjoy Tumblr?
I love being able to write what I want, when I want, and have that instant feedback. I love finding real people with matching hearts out in the world. I love that it’s a big wide media space but our little corner feels small and intimate.

8. Tag 9 others. I don’t know if there are any friends left who have not done this, but if so, please do!

Eight new planets found in 'Goldilocks' zone

Boston MA (SPX) Jan 07, 2015
Astronomers have announced that they have found eight new planets in the “Goldilocks” zone of their stars, orbiting at a distance where liquid water can exist on the planet’s surface. This doubles the number of small planets (less than twice the diameter of Earth) believed to be in the habitable zone of their parent stars. Among these eight, the team identified two that are the most similar to E
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