(Closed) I met my hero last night and it made my life.

posted 5 years ago in Career
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Buzzing bee

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SithLady:  Wow, I am so envious and happy for you! Bill Nye is one of my heroes and I’d absolutely love to meet him. I also got interested in science through his show. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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SithLady:  that is fucking awesome!  As a fellow lady scientist, I concur – Bill Nye and science rule!

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Helper bee

 

SithLady:  Bill Nye is the freakin bomb! What did you think of the debate with the creationist guy?

My story is less happy, haha. When I was in 6th grade, I did a presentation on a female astronaut for a competition. My school principal knew about my project, and it turned out that the astronaut was going to be presenting at a conference for principals she was attending. She submitted my name to introduce her as a presenter, and I was selected! It was a dream come true!

Not only did I get to meet her, but I got to sit at the head table right next to her during dinner. However, she ignored me the entire time. I brought questions that I wanted to ask her, and she would give me MAYBE two seconds of a response before turning to talk to the woman sitting on the other side of her. I kept trying, and she kept treating me like a was a nuisance. I introduced her, she did her presentation, and at the end I got her to sign a photo of her in her space suit. She still ignored me while she was signing it. Didn’t even thank me for the introduction……………. So, I decided not to be an astronaut. I’m an engineer in a cubicle instead.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

 

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SithLady:  This brightened my day ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing and fuck yeah science! Bill Nye rules ๐Ÿ˜€ Congrats on taking life by the horns!

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Haha, my Fiance got a PhD in Physics and loved meeting past Nobel Prize winners. He’d be like “So-and-so was at our colloquium today!!” and I’d be like, “That’s awesome!!! ….who?”

As for me, law’s my jam. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s my all-time and forever #1, followed by Elena Kagan/Sonia Sotomayor/Kathleen Sullivan.

This is basically my future baby:

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SithLady:  sooooo awesome!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

That is incredible!!!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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TheGridMonster:  I met Sonia Sotomayor! She was on my campus when her book came out about two years ago. She is such an inspiration!

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vivaciousbride1989:  Yeah!! I briefly met both her and Kagan when they came to my law school. They’re incredible. Only wish I could have had some deeper conversations with them, although I probably would have been even more tongue-tied.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Poulsbo, WA

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SithLady:  That’s awesome! About 10 years ago, I went to the wedding of a guy who did video editing for Bill Nye. He was sitting behind me during the ceremony and I went to go introduce myself later. I think I was about 15! He later asked me if I wanted to learn how to swing dance. He’s a great dancer! I am not. Haha. But it was fun! I’m glad you got to meet him too!

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Bumble bee
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SithLady:  As a science nerd/fellow scientist, this is so cool! Congrats, what an awesome experience!

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SithLady:  What an awesome opportunity, I love Bill Nye as well! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

That’s awesome, Bill Nye rocks!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Oh wow! I used to love watching his programme on telly!

I was lucky enough to meet my idol last year when she visited my university. The amazing animal behaviourist Temple Grandin. She is responsible for revolutionising the concept of humane livestock slaughter and is a huge animal welfare and autism activist. I heart her so much!

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