Lunch today was weird, and not in a bad way at all! Jen and Nick and I headed to Jason’s Deli for sandwiches, and began talking about the division that Nick and I work in, and all the different jobs there are for people to do. I have some interest in being a flight controller one day, and so I was curious to know the various paths people have taken to become one. Since Nick works in their group and talks to them more than I do, I figured he’d have a good idea.
The conversation was completely normal, but somehow I left lunch extremely motivated to get back to my desk and start churning out more X-38 simulations and graphs galore. Though I already like my project, suddenly I was extremely excited about designing the DPS jettision! I don’t know if anything like that has ever happened.
Normally I just go to work and make my computer do what I need it to do to get my required tasks done in the time allowed. I don’t get too enthusiastic about my programming or sim runs, because although the end result is always interesting, the process of getting there is dull. Something today made it seem fun. I wish it could be like this every day.