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Barbara3135 Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 3:28 AM
All I can say is: I c oulda, shoulda, woulda been a contender. I applied for a spot at the Jet Propulsion Labratories in Pasadena to view the Mars Landing. I don't how how I wasn't picked. I would have had so much excitement to be there. Now I among the legions of also-ran-pontificators telling the world over facebook, email and Tweeting how fabulous it was

Here's my first admission: I'm a geek. In school, I was the bookish girl who kept her head down during class and barely talked with other students. A bit of a nerd, geek or whatever other slang word would fit at the time. A voracious reader, I spent most lunch hours during my eighth-grade year reading in the library. It was easier to go there than it was to endure the process of trying to find someone to sit with in the cafeteria.

I come from a long line of geeks. My mother, Jackie Gingrich, had graduated from Auburn University in...