One thing about living in Southern California is that it seems like you rarely get “dressed up”. Business is casual. Parties are casual. Flip-flops can be seen anywhere and everywhere.
So, it was with some excitement that we agreed to participate in a Science Education Gala that was being held at the San Diego Air and Space Museum at Balboa Park this past Saturday. One of the exciting things is that it was a black-tie affair, which precipitated tuxedo renting and formal dress acquisition.
The gala was a very nice time and it was good to see so many people turn out for science literacy. The keynote speaker was a biologist that has been heavily involved in studying the effects of microgravity on cells and bone. She even flew a shuttle mission – I have to say I was a little jealous of that. Unfortunately, since I knocked my camera onto our tile floor the other week, it’s been a little – err- testy, so we only got a couple shots at home when we got back.
We did two shots – with us alternating standing a step down from the other.
There should be more reasons to dress-up, I think.