Live Delayed Blogging From My Desk

The Landing of the Mars Rover Curiosity


4:59 p.m. Put on a Best Buy NASA blue shirt and went to the Mars Rover Curiosity website.


5:14 p.m. Watched the 7 Minutes of Terror video and noted that it was only 5 minutes long.


5:19 p.m. Spent 20 minutes thinking about what happened to the missing 2 minutes. Got a headache.

5:59 p.m. Poured myself a tumblr of rd wine.

5:25 p.m. Calculated my age in Martian years (687 Earth Days=1 Martian Year) Damn, I’m still older than Julie.

6:00 p.m. Downloaded one too many Mission to Mars videos and was forced to clear my cache…which is French for money…right?

6:14 p.m. Stared at the word “habitability” so long that it caused my pupils to simultaneously dilate and cross. 



7:14 p.m. Searched for Mars Curiosity on Twitter but ended up on a Men are from Mars support group site.


7:42 p.m. Checked the time app on my new Kickstarter-funded hi-tech, wi-fi watch. Still have a little time before landing.

7:43 p.m. Got hungry. Wondered what grows locally in Mars.


7:44 p.m. Calculated how close the nearest Chick Fil A is to the office— driving straight the whole way.

 8:14 p.m. Decided to bro down and crush some code.*
(* I have no idea what that line means)
  
9:00 p.m. Pre-ordered a Berlitz language CD on how to speak Martian. Narrated by Gilbert Gottfried

9:45 p.m. Contemplated searching for intelligent life on Mars via Curiosity’s Instagram feed.

10:15 p.m. Decided, instead, to create an algorithm that would determine which Olympic gold medal athletes will end up on Dances with the Stars.

10:30 p.m. Watched the landing while listening to music on Spotify and not posting it on Facebook.

10:31 p.m. Texted Julie: OMG WTF we should write a blog about this epic event.

10:45 p.m. Fell asleep and dreamed that Ronald Mcdonald and The Kentucky Fried Chicken Colonel got married at a Chick Fil A. Woke up in a cold vegan sweat.