MysticWicks endorsement: "Spoiled brats of the pagan world, I thought. I really don't have a lot of respect for Discordians. They just strike me as spiritually lazy."
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Alty's done it again -
The Spicy Thai Ginger Noodletini:
2 slices of jalapeno, gently muddled
A generous pour of ginger syrup
Juice from 1/4 lime
Shake with ice, strain
Garnish with peanut, noodle, cilantro
wake up late as fuck and get IKEA meatballs as your first meal of the day while shopping for a new trash can.
Soooo gonna do this as soon as my financial aid is in.
So, first day on the job, a mile and half up in the air. Talking with engineers about robots the size of sewing needles that adjust fiberoptic cables for trapping images of entire galaxies, to measure their velocity with respect to one another. The engineers know their job and they assume I'm educated on everything unless I tell them differently, in which case they patiently explain.
My boss is a fairly brilliant scientist who enjoys the ins and outs of DOE/NASA/NSF bureaucratic wrangling. His boss is the smartest woman I've ever met, who shares my enthusiasm for the visitor program, for getting people up the mountain to look at other stars and how exoplanets are inferred from a star's wobble, and will geek out on a moment's notice, which is fucking awesome.
My crew are all professionals who genuinely like each other, and most of them seem to have taken a shine to me.
I am in charge of - among many other things - life support. LIFE SUPPORT. Scotty, my scabby arse!
I changed my mind. There is a heaven.
Who has two thumbs and got his dream job?