Monday, July 16, 2012

My kind of performance evaluation


So, the B1 wing emergency infrastructure got tested several days ago, including the stove/range that would be used to cook for the station if the regular galley were offline.  It’s a BIG step down in capability, and actually seeing this generic home appliance here (for the first time) was kind of a small nostalgic reminder of the normal world.

To test the oven the chef baked some cookies, but I guess the recipe didn’t work out great without a convection oven.  Anyhow, it was a new detail of the station I hadn’t seen before, so I thought I’d share.  And, no, I didn’t eat any of the cookies.  My resolution remains intact, despite frequent opportunities otherwise.

I should also mention the ambient temperature on Sunday reset our season low to -104.8°F, and actually stayed in the triple digits for quite a long while.  It was not the record for the day, but it was the coldest I've experienced down here.
"If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down."
~Mary Pickford