Am I the only one that thinks that the super-cool shuttle spacewalk repair mission is a hype job to show how NASA really is cool and knows what they’re doing? (Not dissing the astronauts here….dissing the bureaucrats)
NASA needs a good ending to or at least a newsworthy accomplishment from this launch. Like an astronaut going on a spacewalk and pulling out some insulation out from between tiles. I guess. It’s not really a “John Wayne” type of heroic effort, but then again it’s not my butt sitting inside a 21 year old rocket.
Y’know what’s a bummer? Getting up early to tweak the website and realizing that somebody ELSE is also up tweaking the site. I could have slept the extra hour!
I made it to the gym yesterday. That makes me happy. The eating plan fell apart though. Baby steps. No gym today. Might hit the bowflex though — provided I can make a path to it through all the crap in my basement.
Breakfast: Grapenuts for the win!
Lunch: Probably Applebees. I have a tradition now of going out with Coworker R after the Big Weekly Meeting.
Work Docket: Firstly, I need to find what’s going on with the opinion stories that didn’t make it online today. The originals are living in a network I can’t access from home. Today I’m running two 90 minute user training sessions for newsroom folks. One in the morning, one in the afternoon. I’m terrified. Why? I have no idea. It’s a general overview on the Big Summer Project’s user interface. I know how to work it. I’ve been using it since June. But the idea of sitting in front of a group of my peers and teaching it? Can I call out sick? Because I feel sick!
The Big Weekly meeting may be cancelled today. Even if not, Big Boss gave me the Okay to show up late to it. But he didn’t laugh like Doctor Hibbert.
Evening Plans: Let’s do math…3 hours worth of training…potential for a 1 – 1.5 hour weekly meeting (that’s after showing up late, mind you)…1 hour lunch…within an eight hour day… I’m sure I’ll be pulling a late night tonight. Actually…what I’ll probably do is come home to visit with BvP before he goes to work, walk the pooch, and head back in for a spell.
Dreams: Something having to do with England. Can’t remember the details.