February 2, 2003 4:56 PM

So I'm sick, for the first time in a long while. Feeling miserable, pressure behind my eyes, difficulty walking, aching joints - you know, the usual. It was bound to happen, the entire house was rampant with disease except for me.

Ridiculous. That disaster was the serious downnote of the weekend. Space exploration is one of the very few endeavors that is transcends the mess of this planet.