The Golden Girls theme is pretty iconic but if you don't recall how it goes, please Google it now. No really. Open up a new tab and get this 42 seconds of sweetness stuck in your brain. We'll wait.
<raps fingers on desk and checks the time>
Alright. So, you're back? You know the tune? Excellent. We'll get back to the song in a second, but for the moment, we can proceed.
Now that I just have a couple of days left of my month, I'm starting to be reflect on my time here. I'm thinking about the things I've done, places I've gone, information I've learned and people I've met. And while I didn't have too many preconceived ideas of how my experience would unfold, there is an aspect that surprised me.
I expected to see, do and learn a lot; in other words, I expected the whats. The part that I really didn't expect was the whos. I knew I'd meet fun and interesting guests from around the world and a great group of online supporters but I hadn't given as much thought to the other piece of the people-puzzle: the employees and volunteers. And let me just tell you, MSI has assembled a great group of people under this giant roof. Whether they're behind the scenes and out on the floor, the people here have been nothing but welcoming and kind. Not to mention, fun.
I really didn't expect to make friends while I was here. That's not to say I planned on not making friends, if that makes sense, but I never gave it too much thought. I'm definitely looking forward to keeping in contact and spending time with a number of my new MSI buds. I'm excited to see them outside the museum to hang out and… well… to prove I wear something other than yellow t-shirts.
I'll be thanking the staff in person over my last few days, but I wanted to take a moment to write my thanks too. But really, writing can only get you so far. If you really want to convey emotion, singing is where it's at. And when I think about heartfelt songs, my mind immediately goes to TV theme songs. Doesn't yours? So, now's when that knowledge of Golden Girls comes in handy. Alright, everyone together now. 5-6-7-8…
Thank you for being a friend
Down a coal mine, you descend,
Your collection's cool, and you're food court is the best.
When I moved in four weeks ago,
You came right out to cheer.
You've shown me, major hospitality,
And for that I need to say, thank you for being a friend.
PS: You may have noticed that all my friends in these pictures were... well... not actual people. The friends that I'm talking about in this post are indeed actual people; I swear. I just need pictures with them!
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A digital marketing analyst from Chicago, Kevin is living inside the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere for 30 days.
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