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some fave sally ride facts

hey pals, I just finished reading sally ride: america’s first woman in space, by lynn sherr, and here’s a collection of my fave sally ride facts:

  • her favorite constellation was orion, because you can find it so easily
  • one of her first jobs was babysitting.  she made the kids pb&j sandwiches, but they wouldn’t eat them because “the peanut butter was on the wrong side of the bread.”  sally threw out the sandwiches and never babysat again.
  • she stopped drinking coors beer when she found out joseph coors had opposed the equal rights amendment 
  • she told the u.s. ambassador to norway that his rape joke wasn’t funny
  • exxonmobil gave millions of dollars to her “sally ride science” teacher training academies.  it was a business compromise between an oil company and an environmentally proactive nonprofit, and during each keynote speech, sally would make a comment about “oil spills” or “oily money” and glance over at the exxonmobil rep before moving on.
  • she had a border collie when she was a kid, and two bichon frises with her partner, tam.
  • watching barefoot contessa was a daily ritual, and she loved ina garten’s meatloaf
  • when her relationship with tam started getting serious, tam asked “is this forever?” and sally responded “I can’t think more than five years ahead.”  so every five years, tam would ask her “are we renewing?” they ended up being together for 27 years. when she was dying of cancer, sally told tam “I wish I had another 27 years with you.”
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Lost and Found - Chapter 1 - Esahc - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Lost and Found

(885 words) by Esahc

Chapters: 1/?

Fandom:

Homestuck

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply

Characters: Gamzee Makara, Various Fantroll Clowns

Additional Tags: Mirthful Family (current), Found Family, Children Raising Themselves, no-sburb au, Clown Family AU

Summary:

Two sweeps and a bit is a touch too young to make it on your own.


A prologue/taster for something I’m working on, hoping to get the first proper chapter out soon. 

Role play with @littlemoronicportalfan

Glados sat in her main chamber, lounging on her mainframe as if it were a throne and scrolling through the cameras boredly. Everything had become a little more dull since Chell had left, so there wasn’t much to do.

She wipes her short white hair out of her optics, clipping it back with the white and black hairpin she had, with a bright glowing orange light. It closely resembled the head of her full AI form.

She also wore a black and orange suit, with short sleeves and heavy, black long-fall boots. Her white gloves and pale hair made up for the darker colours though, as well as the sparks and shines of white throughout her outfit.

She perks up as she hears a warning message, saying that a Aperture Science personality sphere was in range… And heading directly to the facility. And she knew just who that was. She leans close to the microphone, connecting to the Intelligence Dampening Core so he could hear her as he bolted down to the facility all the way from space.

“Hello, moron.”

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