Friday, May 23, 2008

No More Red Shirts for LBA

One of the struggles one can have with a three-year old is demanding a particular item of clothing. My son will announce in the morning that he wants to wear something other than what his mother or father have picked out for him. Do you want to guess who wins? At least it was not quite this bad - 11-year old finally takes off Brett Favre Jersey that he has worn for four years. My son does have a red shirt that he likes to wear. But he is not getting into that shirt if he is heading into outer space.

According to statistics compiled by someone with too much free time on their hands, USS Enterprise crew members who wore red uniform shirts died 43% of the time on the TV series, Star Trek. The safest crew members on the Enterprise were those in blue, who died at an 8% rate. The link above even includes a PowerPoint presentation to make their case. As I said, way too much time on their hands.

Tomorrow, the Brave Astronaut will venture off to the Eastern Shore of Maryland to celebrate with fellow residents of Chestertown to observe the Chestertown Tea Party. We went a few years ago and it was a lot of fun. Our friend OSG will be marching again this year and the food was very tasty. We will spend the night at my mother-in-law's apartment before heading off to Wilmington, Delaware to celebrate my sister-in-law's husband getting tenure from his university. So a full weekend and no one will be wearing red shirts (except the British re-enactors, and they are likely to be wet (but not dead) before the day is over on Saturday.

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