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I committed an egregious crime yesterday. I put a pot of tea on to steep and then got caught on a conference call that lasted 30 minutes. 30 minutes! When I finally got back to my tea, it was so dark that it looked black. I’m pretty certain that black tea isn’t supposed to be, well, black. Since I did the crime, it was only right that I should do the time. That meant drink it. Since it was cold by that point, I made sweet tea of it and gave it a try. To my amazement, it wasn’t bitter! I honestly have no idea how it wasn’t. In fact, I’d dare say it turned out rather good. Whew! I got off easy this time. I’ll do my best not to repeat such atrocities in the future.

I saw they scrubbed the NASA launch due to the weather. I remember tearing up when they retired the space shuttle. It might have been old, but it didn’t deserve to be retired. I was glad to see they didn’t give up though. I’m not sure I like the idea we outsourced space travel to commercial companies but it’s better than us having to always bum a ride from another country just to get into space. I wonder what the next 25 years will look like for space travel.

I almost don’t want to look at the news anymore. There’s talk about George Floyd essentially being murdered by cops in Minneapolis. There are people rioting in the streets and looting as a result. There are people protesting the coronavirus lockdowns across the nation, even though we’ve lost 100,000 lives so far. President Trump wants to get revenge on Twitter for fact checking him by issuing an executive order that could essentially lead to regulations and punishments for those companies. That’s just the tip of the iceberg and it’s scary. No wonder the world hates the United States right now.

Mood: An embarrassed green star. Embarrassed

Music: Professor Elemental – “Cup of Brown Joy”

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