Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It's Official: I have C.B.P. & Other Interesting News

Seriously.

I have it.

Chronic Butt Pain (C.B.P.).

It's only been two days since I began my transportation/exercise routine of biking 2.5 miles to the light rail station. And it reaaaalllllyyyyy hurts! I even bought this memory foam cushy thing to put on my seat...all I can say is: noooottttt hellllppppiiinnngggg!

Hopefully my poor bum will get tougher or something....maybe some of you have ideas?!?!?! Please?!?!?! Grandma, I know you're out there and I know you have biked all the way across Iowa several times....you must have some tips!!!!

Ok...enough about my battle with CBP.

In other news:

> Stayed up late last night hoping to see the launch of Discovery on STS-128...no such luck...launch was scrubbed due to weather.

>Next launch attempt is (Arizona Time) 9:22pm Thursday evening.

>For those of you normal people in this world that have cable TV...you may have heard of this guy:

>His name is Stephen Colbert (pronounced Col-bare) and he is the host of a TV show entitled "The Colbert Report"...basically its a comedy based news-type program. Its hilarious...'nuff said. Anyway, when NASA held a poll to name the new node for the International Space Station, Mr. Colbert thought it would be hilarious if the node was named "Colbert" after, you guessed it, him. Well, long story short, he got enough people to log on and type in his name to actually win the poll...beating out other names along the lines of "Unity" and "Serenity." Well NASA decided against naming the node after Colbert, even though he had won and instead named it "Tranquility." However, they decided to name the new treadmill after him as a sort of consolation prize. Haha....Here is the treadmill's special patch!! And yes, this will be going up on the next shuttle mission...hopefully early Friday morning!
>I especially lloovvveeee how NASA attempted to create an acronym out of "Colbert". Hilarious!

The Countdown Continues:
Days til Graduation: 115
Days of school completed: 2
Total biking miles: 17.5
Number of creepy old guys with only one leg on the light rail today: 2