Saturday Night Social: Update on That Rocket That Might Fall and Kill Me, Specifically

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So, about that hunk o’ rocket that’s expected to make what’s called an “uncontrolled re-entry” back down to Earth sometime tonight or possibly Sunday morning!


The Aerospace Corporation, a nonprofit funded by the federal government that does research and analysis about shit like this I guess, predicts that the aforementioned rocket chunk—i.e., what’s left of the 23-ton booster stages that failed to detach off a Chinese rocket carrying space station parts that was launched in late April—will likely re-enter Earth’s atmosphere around 11:26 p.m. EST, The New York Times reports.

If their prediction is accurate, the petit boosterine will touch down somewhere in the uninhabited North Atlantic Ocean, which would mean that I, a woman of living in New York experience, will be safe! Unless it drags its ass a few more minutes and makes its re-entry a little later in the night. Then I will possibly not be.

Tune in tomorrow to see if Dirt Bag goes up by 2:00 p.m. EST—the no. 1 sign that I, personally, will have survived the rocket’s fall!

Freelance journalist (GQ, W, Esquire, elsewhere), here on weekends


Cheers Pink Ears!

What’s everyone been up to? I made bread, of course. Last year was supposed to be a big celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower crossing, and for some reason, even though we’re in Connecticut, not Massachusetts, the state baking competition at all the fairs was going to be a historic bread recipe, Plimoth Thirded Bread. I made a test recipe, and it was fine. I decided to work on the “creative” part by scoring a ship onto regular sourdough bread. Didn’t turn out looking like a ship though. Womp womp. It tastes really good though!

If you're near a dairy queen, the thin mint bluzzard is pretty alright.