The Adventures of Stephanie

Browsing Archive: February, 2012

and the pranks have begun...

Posted by Stephanie Finnvik on Monday, February 27, 2012,
This last week has been just as crazy as the first.  Besides having the flat tire, it was very adventurous.

For our weekly meeting, we toured the NAS (NASA Advanced Supercomputing) Division.

I thought that I'd get to talk to Charlie Bolden again but instead only got to sit behind him.  I know that Eric and Megan think that I'm a bit crazy, but hey I'm a NASA fan and was determined.  Eric had lots of fun pretending he was going to be the speaker.


Nonetheless, it was a good talk about the FY 2013...

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thursdays are spanish day

Posted by Stephanie Finnvik on Thursday, February 23, 2012,
Chief Bill came in the office today and posted signs on the doors that say:
Día de habla española
el jueves es día habla sólo español.
No entre a menos que Ud. habla español.
(Me alegro de que no soy Eric y Austin)
Esta es un orrder de la gestión.

This is very funny, and very unfortunate for the two guys who do not speak Spanish.  It has a few grammatical errors but awesome none the less.

Flat tires are also very unfortunate.  My tire is not only flat, but basically burst, therefore it is no...
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Don't fall off your bike!

Posted by Stephanie Finnvik on Tuesday, February 21, 2012,

My second week at Ames has been awesome.  For a recap, I passed the N.E.W.B.I. test!  Yahoo!  It was only followed by a fake N.E.W.B.I. test that everyone not taking the test thought was pretty funny to scare us with, given the fact that I don't think anyone without a Ph.D. in everything there is to know about helicopters could pass.

For Valentine's day, a group of us went out to dinner at Outback Steakhouse.  It was very nice!

This Valentine's day I also became an aunt and godmother ...

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happy valentine's day!

Posted by Stephanie Finnvik on Wednesday, February 15, 2012,
Hope you all had a great Valentine's Day!  Early in the morning, I received a very special Valentine - Finn, my nephew!  I'm now a very proud Aunt and Godmother.  I couldn't be more excited!  Congrats to my sister and Al!

Shirley, who works in the office across the hall from us and has been extremely helpful to us as interns, brought us some cupcakes and cookies.  I then was summoned to take the N.E.W.B.I. test.  Completely ridiculous.  The interns who have most recently taken the test are the...
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I'm back to blogging!

Posted by Stephanie Finnvik on Sunday, February 12, 2012,
I'm back to blogging!

A week ago today I arrived at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California for a spring semester internship through the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium (love them!).  Thus far, I have been loving every minute!

My participation in this internship came unanticipated but is turning out to be awesome (it is NASA of course).  I am interning in the Aeromechanics branch working on helicopters, particularly blackhawks.  I'll be sure to fill more in on my specific projec...
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