2010-03-30 13:58:54.000 – Nick Lovejoy, Summit Intern
The Summit Crew with Paul and Mr. Snowflake
Today is sort of a sad day for me. This is because today is my last day of work up here on the summit. On Thursday 4/1 I will begin taking phlebotomy courses for a job I will be starting at the Faustman diabetes research lab at Mass General Hospital in Boston. Although I hear that drawing blood is truly an art and will be quite exciting, I’m sure that the required skill set will be quite different.
I have had an amazing experience up here as one of the winter interns, and I couldn’t have asked for a better crew to work with. Brian was a great shift leader who helped me get comfortable with my new surroundings almost instantly, and always down for a good shred session on Rock Band. Ryan knows more than anyone I’ve ever met about weather, the observatory, and most of life’s queries. He has a great sense of humor and we spent many nights laughing together over funny videos. Mikey and I have become great friends during my time here. He helped me feel at home on the summit and was a constant companion for my many misadventures. I will miss his Irish folk music and red-bearded smile.
Through this internship I have had the distinguished opportunity to experience; 130mph winds, wind chills around 75 below, beautiful sun rises, and many mile high gourmet dinners. I’ve learned about; the historical data we process, how to forecast the unpredictable New England weather, and what it takes to live in such an extreme environment.
I know that the experiences I’ve had while working for the Observatory will serve me well throughout my life, and the friends and memories I’ve made won’t soon be forgotten.
Nick Lovejoy, Summit Intern