Starting tomorrow night, I'm going to be heading up to my sister's place for a few days to do a little petsitting, so...you all know what that means: cable TV! Which is like a whooooole new level of slackery, usually, believe me. So, I dunno, we'll see what happens. It'll be like a little vacation. But since my default state of being these days is basically vacation, we'll see how this situation pans out.
I dunno, man...not a lot going on. You know, honestly...I had all these news stories and stuff today that I was going to link to and talk about, but somewhere along the way I just lost steam and decided it wasn't worthwhile. :) Okay...just so I have something to put here, I'll do just one.
I was initially guided to this story because the headline in the feed actually referenced the phrase "space truck," and I was like, "What? We have space trucks?!" and that was really exciting to me. Turns out it's an unmanned robot space freighter. Dude, that's awesome! Anyway, the news story proper was about how it's launch was delayed, but more interesting was this little tidbit: "The robotic ship will be delivering food, air, fuel, experiments and other equipment to the International Space Station (ISS)."
So at first I was like, "Huh...we ship...air?" And then I got to thinking...how terrifying would it be to live in a place where you have to get your air shipped to you? And then I imagined this conversation taking place...
GROUND CONTROL: Uh, yeah, sorry, guys...that air shipment is going to be delayed.
MAJOR TOM: Are you fucking shitting me?!
This led to infd arguing "No astronaut talks like that!" Fair enough.
Anyway...every once in a while I'm just reminded that, yes, we are still living in a world where we have people living up in orbiting space stations and we occasionally send them shipments in robotic space freighters. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the future is here, and it may not be flying cars and jetpacks, but we got something, you know?
All right, peace out, everybody. Hope everyone has enough air. Smell ya later!