Monday, September 27, 2010

Hubble, Pillows, and Donuts

My son and his delightful girlfriend were down for the weekend. We had such fun. I think my favorite adventure came about because of a spur of the moment decision on Sunday afternoon.

We hopped into Goldie and headed into Portland to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. They currently have an Einstein exhibit showing, but also show several movies in an IMAX theater - one of those gigundo dome shaped theaters in which you recline back in your seat and try to take in everything that is shown on the enormous curved screen.

We decided to see the movie about the Hubble telescope and it was absolutely fantastic. Mind-blowing. Inspiring. Humbling. Filled with breathtaking shots of the universe.

While we were waiting for the film to start, my son's girlfriend and I reclined our seats and looked up into the cavernous white dome screen. We both sat quietly for awhile, and finally she said, "Wow. Do you see - just barely - how that screen is pieced together? Each one is so geometrically perfect."

Meanwhile, I was thinking, Wow. This dome looks exactly like a Grandma couch pillow -one of the round ones with the button sewn in the middle. OR maybe a super giant donut..wonder if we should swing by Voodoo Donuts on the way home....


Young, attractive, intelligent and logical. Old, um....and illogical.

Guess which one is me?

You can buy your very own Grandma pillow here.

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