I’ve really got to stop taking Ambien and then getting online. Every other day I get a surprise package in the mail, and it turns out to be something I ordered a bit after bedtime with no memory of doing so.
With the exception of Senator Marco Rubio, I’m quite certain I can beat all of them in a 40-yard or 100-yard dash.
I like both ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Life in Pieces’, but for now, I’ll take the latter. It comes on tonight on CBS if you are interested. And as much as I like ‘Modern Family’, they have the worst little children actors.
President Obama is officially tired of selfies – Obama noted how the selfie has tainted campaign trail traditions like shaking hands and kissing babies. – If I was a candidate, I’d prefer the selfie over the chance of spreading germs, but then again, I’m a germaphobe.
Here’s an interesting story of NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, the first black person to hold the position. Some highlights:
Bolden was a South Carolina kid who wanted to go to the Naval Academy, but his state representatives wouldn’t nominate him, Strom Thurman flat out told him no way.
But he had a backup plan. As a junior in high school, he was in correspondence with Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. Everyone was/is eligible for a nomination from the vice president, but only children of armed forces personnel are eligible for a presidential nomination. JFK was killed when he was a senior in high school and LBJ became president, which threw a wrench in his backup plan. However, he wrote the new president a letter, stated that he understood he would not be eligible for a presidential nomination, and asked if he could be referred to someone who could consider the nomination.
He served in the Marine Corps as an aviator, flying more than 100 combat missions in North and South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
He became a NASA astronaut and traveled to orbit four times aboard the space shuttle. After his last space flight, he returned to the Marine Corps and achieved the rank of major general.