This was my Mantra even before I was married, 30+ years ago. Take holidays. My wife has this Disney-esque image of how it will be. Mine is more like a bad, indie short. I am never disappointed or surprised.
Not to pick on this post, or AC, but are their any Communist countries left? Even N Korea can't be called Communist in anything more than rhetoric. I guess you could call Cuba the last country that really tried to be Communist; or am I just ignorant?
Isn't the Hubble past end-of-life? (per specs)
Simply amazing. The Hubble telescope is like my old Jeep. Old technology, not much to look at, lots of dented/squeaky bits, but it just keeps ticking without much maintenance.