Wednesday, September 26, 2007


I hope it seems obvious that I would like to reach as many people as possible on this blog. I'd like to reach the NASA employees responsible for deciding the fate of my application; I'd like to reach young students to show them that we geeks can achieve great things; and I'd like to reach anyone who has even the slightest admiration for the heavens above.

In all this reaching, I'm sure some of my coworkers will stop by this site. It is for them that I write this particular post. It is for them that I wish to be tactful.

I love my current job; I really do. Truthfully, I enjoy working with the peers and superiors that I see every day. I do not go out of my way to find better employment, but when something with the title "Astronaut" comes up, I hope they do not fault me for applying. Precious few opportunities like this come about in our daily lives. I have no intention of missing this one.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

First Week

I am sore. Lots. After months of doing little to keep my body in shape, this request-for-astronauts has definitely lit a fire under my... well, you know. Basically, instead of playing video games, watching movies, and refreshing digg, I've been working out. Twice this week, I went to karate practice and twice I've gone bicycling. It's not much, but it's a start. Over the next few months, I'll explain why I'm doing this. I'll also keep you up-to-date on my workout schedule, but that's more for my benefit.