#24 Space X – ‘Those Booster Things’

The visitor has left the building.

I am a fan of Elon Musk. Many people will know who he is now, but if not, he is essentially the Willy Wonka of the technological age. A man with loads of money, loads of time and a serious imagination. He founded PayPal and owns Tesla cars (those electric ones) as well as Space X. That is the space contractor who build rockets for NASA and is trying to get people to live on Mars, as you do. In addition to some hypersonic train thing from LA to San Francisco.

Anyway there’s this video of his space company testing their rocket boosters. And after detaching from a rocket, a mile into the air, they land on a tiny barge (boat thing) in the middle of the ocean – vertically.  It is very impressive.

And today, I was very impressive.

Today was a very anxiety ladened day. I was very anxious for a job, meaning all engines were working 100%; the body and the mind were ablazin’. I was trying to do breathing exercises, and that turned into this weird screaming thing. Like a silent scream. Imagine you see someone screaming – pop them in a soundproof glass box*, that is kind of what I looked like. I don’t know if it helped. I don’t even know if I could of avoided doing it. It was almost like some waste by-product of extreme anxiety.

Naturally, as is so often is the case, the reason for the anxiety was completely unwarranted, and the job was fine. So that basically meant I was a Space X rocket booster for a day. An enormous ball of energy that burnt out very quickly, and I didn’t even make it into space. Not only that, I am now travelling at enormous speeds hurtling back to earth.

This is the danger zone, being exhausted with little energy left. If there is ever a time for my mind to pounce it is right now. But so far I have been skillfully manoeuvring my return to earth with the expert precision. Really though, go check out that rocket landing.


*Please don’t put people in glass boxes – I accept no responsibility if you do so.

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  1. S. Hansen

    Glad to hear you survived, and are skillfully landing. New job day is the absolute worst. On the plus side if you are anything like me that anxiety at your new job will quickly develop into complete apathy as soon as you get comfy. So you end up commenting on people’s blogs when you are supposed to be working… not that I would know anything about that…
    Also maybe lucky isn’t the right word…

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    1. Mindfump

      The problem I have is that I am self employed so I start new jobs a lot. Think I am in the wrong game, really. I wouldn’t mind getting comfy sooner rather than later with this one. You’re a top commentator – your employer should be tapping into that locked away potential.

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      1. S. Hansen

        If you enjoy the job enough for it to be worth the anxiety then keep going. If not strive for a job that makes you happy. You only get one shot at life (even I’m rolling my eyes at that) do what you gotta do.
        And I know right, I think I’d be a real asset to the advertising department (people want cheap sh*t and I’m sure I can sell it to them) but sadly when you work for one of (maybe the) worlds biggest retailers it’s hard for them to notice you down there doing the manual labour job with minimal effort.

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        1. Mindfump

          I can imagine, I used to work for a large bank and it was a similar story. As for the work now, I am actually moving to Ireland in the summer. So unless I end up on the dole forever there will be a new job. I do appreciate a good ‘gee up’ though. I know you’ve got my back

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  2. Liza Lou

    I saw on twitter earlier that you weren’t feeling great. Glad you got through it!! If you hear of any rockets going spare though, gizz a shout – I always fancied going to space. Some days I think I was born there xx

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