Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Blog, My Job | 1 comment

I can’t tell you who exactly it was I was hosting over the last ten days. Well, to be fair, I could tell you who they are, just not who they’re working for. I’ve gotta respect nondisclosures from time to time. But to be safe, we’ll just leave them with the title “Mystery Media Team.”

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The MMT were here making a documentary for kids, one which will show the ship through the lens of one of our academy students. She led the MMT around the ship, and even a little off ship, showing them what it is that makes up her day-to-day life here. We even got to climb some stuff together (unfortunately, this time I discovered the bone collection the local carrion had decided to leave behind).

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From school to hanging out with patients, her life is a strange mix of the norm and the bizarre (which becomes normal once you’ve lived here long enough). It will be really cool to see what they come up with, and then sometime early next year I’ll be able to tell you the juicy details. Maybe I’ll even be lucky enough to link to the documentary itself. Either way, we’re really looking forward to seeing it here.

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The team was comprised of some really fun guys, and it was good to get to know them better while they were here. They discovered some random stuff about me, including the fact that I still have random Monty Python skits memorized from high school. They pressed me on it and finally got me to recite one for their cameras. So since I can’t give you everything you’re looking for, here’s something completely different:

Next week it’s France 24 visiting, and there’s no mystery there. We’ll have them on board for the whole week, and will be introducing them to our staff, patients, and some local partners. Until then, it’s time for me to catch up on some much needed sleep!

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