Saturday, 25 December 2010


...blap. I'm floating with one arm out, a line extended toward Mir. Clasp open and just about to close on the exposed piping...then it kicks in...NO!!!
Just a second, no real reasoning but this vague feeling that I should stop...I let go of the line... it all comes rushing back. Wow, that was fine timing. A split second or a hesitation and I'd be floating off towards a melty end. The empty space station fell away.
So what now, plan blown, I set the retrieve button on my ship and vowed to always charge my vibrator from now on.
Time to come up with plan B.
As I activate the gas lock on my ship a flash of red whizzes by below and I hear tingling in the distance...

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