I feel as if I should apologize for not blogging much this week. I can’t even explain it really…it feels like I’ve been incredibly busy, and yet I don’t feel like I got all that much done. That’s the worst kind of week. I’m sleepy and stressed out, and the worst part is that the stress I’m feeling isn’t even mine. I know that sounds strange, but I can explain. Two of my good friends are having a major fight. They’re both strong-willed people which is how the argument began in the first place, but one of them is way out of line this time, so much so that I’m feeling sympathy shock and indignation for an argument whose beginning I wasn’t even there to witness. Although I wish I had been; maybe I could’ve nipped it in the bud. Who knows.
I just came back from a two-hour training session over at USA to find that Rich and George have completely rearranged their office! For a place like JSC where the paint on the walls hasn’t been refreshed in 40 years, I swear, even the smallest movement of furniture is a big deal. Anyway, it looks nice and it’s more open and now I’m even more jealous of the fact that they have a window and I don’t. Maybe instead of moving to Becca’s desk when she moves down the hall, I’ll move into the third desk in their office. It was unappealing and stuck in a corner before, but now it’s bright and open.
In other work news, the oldest guy in our group has officially decided to retire, and will be leaving by July at the latest. This is great for him — he’s been here at least 35 years — but is cause for minor panic among the rest of us because the man is brilliant and is basically the source of all knowledge on Apollo guidance and its current application to all the Mars entry guidance. We’ve said, only half-jokingly, that we should have a “Gil Hour” every week or two from now until he retires, just to sit down and let him talk about…anything. He’s got so much knowledge and somehow we’ve got to capture as much as we can. Me especially, since I’m going to be taking over half of his current work.
Gavin says our co-op needs something new to do. I don’t have anything new for him to do. I’m a sucky mentor.
I don’t have much on tap for the weekend. We’re having softball practice tomorrow in anticipation of the new season starting next Thursday, so that’s good — I need to refresh my fly ball judgment skills! Tomorrow night I’m going to see a dance performance downtown that’s supposed to be Cirque du Soleil-ish. And there’s also a Valentine’s Day “Old Skool” Bash as well…