So any time someone says, "See you soon," my automatic response is, "On some planet or moon!"
If you have ever said "see you soon" to me, you know what I'm talking about. If you've ever wondered why, here's the reason:
My mother is an excellent mom. I know this because she only bought me educational computer games. These games included such classics as "Oregon Trail," reading games like "A Day at the Beach," and basically anything by Knowledge Adventure. And at the top of that list in terms of things that have stayed with me over the years is "The Magic School Bus Explores the Solar System."
I pretty much learned nothing about the solar system that I didn't learn again a few years later from "Interplanet Janet." I did fall in love with Pluto, which then inevitably broke my heart later. But above everything, I remember the empty space. The stars, the blinded blackness. And Miss Frizzle's voice.
Of course, it's only fitting that all these years later I work at a NASA center.