I am currently taking an argumentation and debate class at CSU Long Beach. For some reason our professor thought the absolute best topic to debate ALL semester is about the government funding NASA and private companies to mine asteroids. Yes, you read that correctly.
I had never even heard about this until we had to start researching the matter. Low and behold it’s an actual proposition NASA and the private sector have been working towards. I won’t bore you with the details, but apparently asteroids have trillions of dollars worth of rare minerals such as platinum and gold and our nation wants to go into space, land Armageddon style on an asteroid and devour the expensive contents.
ANYWAY… my first round of debates, I was representing NASA and luckily for me I happen to own an antique NASA pilot pin! For the debate I dressed in navy blue and affixed my little NASA pin to the ruffle of my dress for the perfect visual during my debate.
This cute dress I found at a thrift store for less than five dollars.
This pin is an AWESOME find that I picked up at a military antique trade show a few years back. It is an actual NASA pilot’s pin and I’ve never had the opportunity to wear it functionally. When I took to the podium for my debate, I adjusted the pin on my ruffle (to point it out to the class) and began to speak. A few muffled giggles turned into the entire class (including my professor) laughing at the clever placement of my perfect fashion accessory. My serious demeanor cracked a smile as I entered into my speech.
Of course my partner and I annihilated the other team and won the debate. I like to think my little pin helped.
Bag: Big Buddha
Watch: Michael Kors