When I was growing up, whenever my father made a mistake, instead of shouting curses, he’d say “mayonnaise” (MAY-YOO-NAISE). I never understood why he said this—he was a little strange. Nevertheless, I heard it so much as a child, that it’s the first thing out of my mouth when I screw up. And I just said it.

Here’s a tip for all you burgeoning astronomers: when you’re entering your Right Ascension and Declination, be sure to input them in the correct order. Because when you do it backwards, you get to freeze your ass off repeating a stupid 2-day experiment in the Antarctic desert.

Mood: potato salad