Well, looks like the education is finally starting to pay off. I arrived in Florida early Monday morning, or should I say late Sunday night. Either way we arrived at Coco Beach at about 1:30am. The reason for my visit is to work on the P5 truss structure of the International Space Station (ISS). It has been a pretty amazing trip so far. It really is a different feeling to be on the other side of the rope. Any of you get bored feel free to watch some of the live feeds from the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF), and keep an eye out for me!
This is one of those things that makes you go huh. Turns out research done in England shows that parents with jobs typically filled by males (engineers, IT) have more male children than females, about 140 boys to 100 girls. Likewise when parents have jobs typically viewed as being occupied by females (nurses, teachers), about 135 girls to 100 boys. So the next time you have to sit through a graduation speach where the speaker goes on and on about how women are under-represented in historically male occupations, you can stand up and tell her that if all women had "male" occupations, eventually couples would not have any female children, thus making females extinct, and ultimately bringing an end to the human race!!
Well I'm all moved out of the house I was living with in Minneapolis. There is nothing worse than living with people you can't trust. Although, it will be very enjoyable to take a shower without having to worry about contracting a disease. I am definately looking forward to having my food and other things not randomly disappear.
On another good note, I played my first round of golf of the year at Columbia Golf Course in Minneapolis. It is a beautiful municipal course with tree lined fairways and small greens. I shot an 86, not good but not bad for the first time out.
This is a pretty sweet setup, figures that I find it only a semester before graduation. Although, it follows University policy of keeping all things that are good and awesome (and free) hidden from the general student body. I hope that in the following months I will be able to bore many of you with my incoherent rambling and continue a tradition of bad spelling and gramatical errors that I have established in my lifetime. Enjoy and welcome.