oldman.jpgMy dad is a total pain in the ass.

That’s him there. He looks harmless enough, but, if I’m meeting him somewhere, he calls me 7 times in the 10 minutes just prior to confirm exactly where we are getting together. He reminds me over and over to do things that I long since mastered as a quasi-adult. If you’re flying somewhere with him, be prepared to get to the airport between 3 and 4 hours ahead of time. Slightly disconcerting behavior from someone who is literally a rocket scientist.

My dad worked on the both Apollo and the Space Shuttle programs, and did so while holding down his full-time as a professor of aerospace engineering. This is made all the more comical as he is a Luddite of sorts. (more…)