You know how when you were little and you used to dream about what you would be when you grew up?
Sometimes the dream changed monthly, remember?
There's a good chance your list of potential career choices matches mine.
Here are some examples of the more obvious ones kids dream about.
Policeman, astronaut, baseball player, doctor, Nanofabrication Process Engineer, Fireman.
I know a guy who chose the popular Nanofabrication Process Engineer.
When I was younger I was torn between that and astrophysics.
Instead I chose Merchant Seaman because, well, because my Dad said your going to be a merchant seaman.
I said ok.
Anyway, Dave is 24 years old and 2 months removed from Frat parties and all nighter's.
He now spends his days developing processes to create nanowires that someday could be used in solar cells to trap sunlight for producing more electricity..bla bla....bla bla....bla bla.
He spends his free time running marathons.
Now he's just pissing me off.
On a unrelated subject, I was reading "The Killer Angels" last night. It's a Historical Novel about the battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. It's really good if you have any interest in such things.
I have a habit of writing notes in the back of some books, if I feel I have just read anything noteworthy. That may not be a good thing because it might devalue the book when it goes to auction someday as a "book previously read by the famous Nanofabrication Process Engineer Mark Finucane."
Hey, a guy can dream can't he?
The note I wrote last night was, "Page 130, Freemantle said to Longstreet,
A true gentleman has no vices, but he allows you your own."
I found that differs in content quite a bit to Lana Turner's quote,
"A gentleman is simply a patient wolf."
Oi lSpill Update:
I have no news, we are still at the dock.