I began my first year in college during my senior year of high school. I had like two senior courses I needed to take, like a history class and something else. So I would do those first and then drive to the college for other classes. I was hoping that I would get to go away to college the next year. My mother wanted me to go to the college by the house before transferring to UGA. Then she didn’t count my senior year so I was kind of a late transfer. I was at the same time, really smart and kind of dumb. I was not popular in high school at all. But when I drove to college, I was super popular. It was weird. I got very into all the positive attention from college guys and sort of ignored the whole studying thing.
When I went to GA I wanted a BS degree because it was funny to me. BS…get it? Yes, I was very immature. I say all of this to say that a BS degree requires a lot of science classes. So I signed up for astronomy. I sort of thought it was going to be kind of like astrology. Maybe learning about all the zodiacs in the sky and doing some stargazing. It was not. It was fucking HARD. I loved the professor but the feeling was not mutual. lol. I was a bad student. One day outside of class I aske him if he thought there was life on other planets. He scoffed at me and said absolutely not. So I believed him.
We Live In Interesting Times
Today, I got this email from the New York Times, “A newly released U.S. report on unidentified flying objects says 143 sightings since 2004 remain unexplained. It does not rule out alien activity. There is no evidence that any of the episodes involve secret American weapons programs, unknown technology from Russia or China or extraterrestrial visitations. But the government report did not rule out those explanations. Instead, government officials outlined a plan to develop a better program to observe and collect data on future unexplained phenomena.” This kind of freaks me out! What are your thoughts on this?
The other major news today in the ongoing search for survivors in the Surfside, Florida condo that just randomly collapsed. This also freaks me out. How does such a thing even happen? No one seems to know. And there are 159 people believed to still be in the rubble. Is it just my anxiety that has me worried about living in a high rise apartment, which was kind of in my retirement plans (current plan is Portugal)? An entire section of a condo building just up and crashed to the ground!
What are you guys worried about these days?