All of my aero/astro teaching assistants (all 2nd year grad students) have taken off to Las Vegas for the weekend. They sent us all an email saying they wouldn’t be around to answer questions until they get back on Monday, but that if they won big, we’d probably never see them again. That made me laugh.
Last night I had the worst time trying to get to sleep. I was in bed at midnight, but tossed and turned until 1:30, at which point I finally took a Tylenol PM and fell asleep around 2. I had to get up to go to class today, and to do the structures assignment that is due tomorrow, so I was worried the lack of sleep would worsen my cold. But thankfully it didn’t. I feel ok today. The sore throat is gone, and has been replaced by a runny nose and clogged ears. Yes, it’s a typical cold. Good thing it’s almost the weekend, even if this weekend will be primarily a homework weekend.
My column today is about the space program. It’s completely recycled from an old editorial I wrote for the Technique, but I thought it was appropriate to appear again. The shuttle was supposed to launch this afternoon, but was delayed. In some sense I’m happy, because I’d meant to watch it but 4:41 came and went with me stuck working on homework and the launch forgotten. Hopefully I can remember to watch tomorrow.
Plane tickets to Houston from San Jose dropped another $25…they’re down to $168! I was already planning on going to visit Ron and Becca and others sometime in the spring, and at that price I certainly can’t resist. Now if only I could figure out what my schedule is going to be so that I can plan a suitable weekend to be away…