Friday, December 31, 2010

Day 7

day 7- a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

This is Wallace Gregory Conyers. 
Mr. C. 

I met Mr. C when I was in the 6th grade. He needed help with yardwork, so a friend and I would do his lawn once a week. Later, my brother and I began doing the work together. We grew really close to Mr. C. 
Mr. C was diagnosed with lung cancer, and had part of one lung removed. He was on an oxygen machine and needed the help of my brother and I more than ever. We did a lot to help him out, and we didn't mind helping him. He always was smiling and was such fun to be around. He would tell us all kinds of stories, and he was just a joy to be around; we would spend hours of our day with him. 
He often told us stories of his high school sweetheart, an Italian girl, Jeanne. Oh, how he loved to talk about Jeanne! Walking home from his house one night, my brother and I decided to try to get in contact with her. We wrote to her old college, and they gave us her address and married name. We used those to find her phone number. We called her that night, (it was around 10:00 at night), and explained the situation. We then ran to Mr. C's house and gave him the phone number, and told him to call it, leaving with no further explanation. 
Jeanne and Mr. C had uncannily similar lives. They both moved to the same areas of New York in the same year. Jeanne moved to Tennessee the same year Mr. C moved to Florida. Jeanne and her husband got divorced the same year Mr. C's wife passed away. And the same time of the "reunion", one of Jeanne's sons was moving to our town, Jacksonville. I'm not even making this stuff up; it was like a living Nicholas Sparks novel. (Coincidentally, the first time I talked with Jeanne, she said the EXACT same thing!) 
They started talking on the phone, writing letters to each other, etc. Mr. C would send Jeanne flowers and it was all very sweet. Finally, she came down to Jacksonville in the Spring Break of 2010, after a couple of failed attempts, and stayed with her son in Jax Beach. My brother, Mr. C, and I stayed at a hotel nearby. We let Jeanne and Mr. C spend their time together, and it was amazing. They were still very much in love, and were romantic to each other, and it was like a fairy tale ending. Unfortunately, the week passes and Jeanne had to leave. But they continued to talk after that, until Mr. C unexpectedly passed away in August. 

Mr. C was the most amazing man I ever met. He was a retired teacher, an ex-Marine, and track coach. He was such an amazing track coach that people would fly him to their homes to train their daughters. He was extremely funny, always had a smile, and was proud of his Irish heritage. 

Mr. C was the most amazing man I have ever met, and shall always be. 
I love you Mr. C.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 6

day 6- favorite super hero and why

My favorite superhero..... Out of all the superheroes in the world, I must say that my favorite is...
Batman is just pretty much amazing. To me, Spiderman was always a little bit "wimpy", and Superman was overrated. None of the other superheroes in the realm of heroism never really impressed me much. But Batman was the dude. He didn't receive superpowers in any other-worldly way, he made himself a superhero. He worked himself physically and intellectually to gain his amazing crime-fighting abilities, rather than getting them by chance or being born with them. That's pretty amazing. And he has such cool gadgets and toys. All of this pretty much has me sold. Batman owns.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day 5

day 5- a picture of somewhere youve been to

Faces of Kennedy Space Center 
The view from the top of the Ares mobile launcher, looking towards the Vehicle Assembly Building, (the very large building).
Myself and Brooke Cannon on the highest point of access of Launch Pad 39B.

Brooke Cannon and I by the astronaut escape lines on Launch Pad 39B.

Space Shuttle Endeavour, in the Orbital Processing Facility

Inside of Space Shuttle Atlantis, in the Orbital Processing Facility. 

Inside of the "Rubber Room". Part of an emergency escape system underneath the Launch Pads, access is limited. 

View from the top of the Ares Mobile Launcher, Launch Pads 39A & 39B faintly visible in the background.

Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, the largest single-story building in the world, (is approx. 40-41 stories tall)

Kennedy Space Center "Nature Trail"

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Snowy Christmas.

Okay, so maybe it didn't look like this...

Two days ago, I experienced a miracle.

A true miracle. 

It snowed in Florida. 

It was the day after Christmas, and I woke up to walk the dogs. I walked outside, and I noticed all this white stuff on my black jacket. I was very confused, and I started looking around, and I saw all this white stuff swirling around in the air! It was snow flurries! It was very exciting. 

But tomorrow, I will be on my very first plane ride, to go to Pennsylvania!
To this location, to be precise.

 I'm going to stay with my cousins for about a week and help them out some and just enjoy the break. It's going to be very cold, (something I am NOT fond of!), but I'll manage. Be expecting tons of pictures! 

Monday, December 27, 2010

Day 4

day 4- a habit that you wish you didn’t have

A habit I wish I didn't have....There are a few of those. I wish I didn't bite my nails so much, because I hate short nails. I hate that I chew my tongue when I'm nervous. I hate how insecure I can be, but the habit I really wish I didn't have was being so harsh on myself. I tend to be really critical and hard on myself, even with the smallest mistake. I really hate it. I really wish I wasn't, and I'm trying to work on it, but it's a habit I really wish I didn't have in the first place. 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day 3

day 3- a picture of you and your friends

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together"
- Woodrow Wilson
Aya. My bestie. My Soul Sister. My Lost Girl. We've been together for almost 4 years, and we have had the best of adventures. Slinging coffee cups at each other, getting locked in stairwells, cinnamon in the hair....I love this girl to death. 

Ella! My "little sis". So brilliant and fun, I love how we can talk science, history, politics, religion...everything. Science tattoos. <3 And our many youtube videos! Roxies, ninjas, strange bedfellows! Love you Els. 

Tayyyyyy. My other strange bedfellow and Roxies girl! She's so beautiful and confident and so focused on her future, she's so inspiring. And although you are my sworn enemy, Capulet, I love you. 

Wren! My Jamaican baby! We've been best friends since 3rd grade. We have so much fun together and are completely crazy and retarded when together. I love this girl x100000000!

Gabriel! Mi mejor amigo! We've been friends for forever, ever since he moved to the US from Puerto Rico. We've been through everything together. Such a talented artist and musician, and just an admirable person overall.

Hamoody, the little bro. One of the funniest people I've ever known. He is completely idiotic and always knows what to say when I'm feeling down. He's a pretty awesome kid. 

And then this guy. Daniel Ned Krilich. The sweetest guy you'll ever find. He makes me feel so loved and like the most special girl alive. We have so much fun together and I can be completely open and honest with him. And he is incredibly smart, and we can have the best conversations. The Betelgeuse to my Bellatrix, the Clyde to my Bonnie.

These are just few of my many amazing friends. My friends are the greatest, I love them all so much. <3

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 2

day 2- the meaning behind you blog name

There is not one particular meaning behind my blog name, 3...2...1... has several different meanings behind it. 

3...2...1... is a countdown to something, the start of something, and was the countdown to the start of a new era in my life, as well as to the start of my blog. It is also the last numbers in a countdown to rocket and shuttle launches. I love launches, and are definitely something to see if one has never seen them. 321 are the digits to the area code of the place I will soon be living and working in. It is the area code for Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, and of course, of my favorite place, Kennedy Space Center. 3...2...1... holds several meanings to me, and only seems fitting as the name of my blog. 

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve!

Wow. I can't believe it's already here! Christmas is upon us! 

Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday. I love the merriment of the season. I love the lights, the music, the gift-giving, and the happiness involved. 
Lately, I've been seeing a lot of cars decorated for Christmas around town! It's so nice, and it always reminds me of how happy the season makes me. 

And the gift-giving is the best part of Christmas. Although receiving gifts is nice, I just love shopping for friends and trying to find the best surprises for them, and then seeing how they react. I can't help but feed off the energy. 
So, I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas! I hope it is filled with all the joy and merriment this time of year has to offer. 
*All images courteous of Google Images

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 1

Day 1- recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

Kudos to my amazing friend Ella, for taking this picture. 

Me behind the "rear-end" of Space Shuttle Endeavour, as taken over the summer at Kennedy Space Center. 

Fifteen Interesting Facts about Chelsea:

1) I spent my last summer interning in Kennedy Space Center's Prototype Development Lab.

2) I am absolutely obsessed with collectable Barbies. Well, Barbies in general.

3) Nachos are my favorite breakfast food. 

4) Only recently have I started enjoying the color pink.

5) I absolutely hate the cold. Don't like it in the least. 

6) Tank tops are the staple of my wardrobe. 

7) Only until recently did I want to be a physics major. I am now a major in mechanical engineering.

8) I adore tattoos. Definitely one of my favorite things. 

9) I hate people messing with my feet. 

10)Me gusta hablar en espanol. [I love speaking in Spanish.]

11) Secretly, I would love to be a pin-up girl.

12) I have two older brothers, one brother 10 months younger than I, and one much younger sister.

13) Mars is the ultimate destination. I would go even if the trip was one-way.

14) My favorite movies are action/adventure/car chases/guns/spies/adrenaline/explosions...

15) I name everything! My cell phone's name is Wocket. My Mac? Fabio. My green laser? Lux. Camera? Chimera. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

30 Days of Me

The 30 Days of Me is a blog challenge that I've seen floating around some blogs I follow, and I've decided to take on the challenge! This will inspire me to keep up with the blog, and I think the challenge will be a lot of fun. I can't wait to get started! 

Here are the daily prompts for 30 days of me:

day 1- recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
day 2- the meaning behind you blog 
 3- a picture of you and your friends
day 4- a habit that you wish you didn’t have
day 5- a picture of somewhere youve been to
day 6- favorite 
super hero and why
day 7- a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
day 8- short term goals for this month and why
day 9- something youre proud of in the past few days
day 10- songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad
day 11- another picture of you and your friends
day 12- how you found out about blogger and why you have one
day 13- a letter to someone who has hurt you recently
day 14- a picture of you and your family
day 15- put you 
ipod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play
day 16- another picture of yourself
day 17- someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
day 18- plans/dreams/goals you have
day 19- nicknames you have and why you have them
day 20- someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future
day 21- a picture of something that makes you 
 22- what makes you different from everyone else
day 23- something you crave for a lot
day 24- a letter to your parents
day 25- what I would find in your bag
day 26- what do you think about your friends
day 27- why are you doing this 30 day challenge
day 28- a picture of you from last year and now, how have you changed since then?
day 29- in this past month, what have you learned
day 30- you favorite song

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

To Formally Introduce Myself...

Let me formally introduce myself. 

I am Chelsea Partridge. I attend Florida State College at Jacksonville, soon to graduate and attend the Florida Institute of Technology for Mechanical Engineering. I work for FSCJ as a math tutor, and am totally geeky when it comes to science. After college, I am striving to work for NASA. I'm pretty obsessed with space, too. I don't have the best sense of direction, and often find myself going on "adventures". I am an extremely hard worker. 

the beach
rock/alternative music
flannel shirts
intelligent conversations 
martial arts
teddy bears 
my black lab, Probie. 

feeling cold, 
and needles. 

I love having fun and have the greatest friends in the world. 
This is me.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Taking the Plunge

Hello everyone. My name is Chelsea Partridge. And this is my first step into the world of blogging. I'm pretty excited about this, as starting a blog has been something I've been wanting to do for over a year. Unfortunately, the opportunity never really arose until now. My purpose in writing this blog is to have an expressive outlet for myself, and be read and enjoyed by others.  So without further a due,  this is 3..2..1... . Welcome.