Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.  The idea is to give everyone a look inside the book you’re reading.

Play along: Grab your current read; Open to a random page; Share two teaser sentences from that page; Share the title and author so that other participants know what you’re reading.

I’m reading non-fiction but the opening is wonderful so that’s what I’m sharing today.  It’s a bit longer than usual but that makes it all the more fun.

From Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach:

“To the rocket scientist, you are a problem.  You are the most irritating piece of machinery he or she will ever have to deal with.  You and your fluctuating metabolism, your puny memory, your frame that comes in a million different configurations.  You are unpredictable.  You’re inconsistent.  You take weeks to fix.” (15)

What are you teasing us with this week?