nasa still gets all weird around me at times. this morning, after sending the sol's workplan, they didn't hear my confirmation beeps. i sent them -- i always send my confirmation beeps -- so it wasn't my fault they missed it. but they spent the entire day freaking out and worrying about me. it wasn't even anything that hard: sleep in for an hour, take some pictures, take some other pictures, start using my spectrometer. i mean, sleep in for an hour? yeah, like i'm going to have trouble doing that. and the rest of it i was totally able to do without their help. i wish they'd understand that i don't need to be coddled all the time.
anyway, i'm done here tomorrow. then i'm setting out for the columbia hills. they sure look a long way away. it makes me wish i was on a featureless, sandy plain like my sister. it would make these long cruises a lot easier. i bet she hasn't turned on her autonomous navigation even once yet.