Monday, October 30, 2006

Message you do NOT want to get from your printer...

"Parts inside your printer are near the end of their service life"
Time to go shopping!

Back from Vulkon...

Well, honestly, I got back Saturday night, totally exhausted. But it was a blast.

First off, hanging out with fellow Trek fans is always a blast. Though Nat has promised to smack me good for not letting her know I got back in one piece...did I mention what a fine human being Nat is? (grovel grovel)

I had my picture taken with Tim Russ and Armin Shimerman, who is slightly taller than me. I was kicking myself because I forgot my camera - Maria took pics for me and she and Nat have both promised to send me copies. Lucky me!

At the moment I am printing the first draft of a novel I've written so I can go over it. Want to be amazed? Print out the 100,000 word novel you spent the last 5 months writing. That's a LOT of paper

Saturday, October 28, 2006


Well, a friend of mine commented that I don't update this blog enough (hi Nat!) so here is a quick post.

I'm attending Vulkon today, a Star Trek/sci fi convention in Orlando. Part of the reason I'm here is to hang out with some friends I haven't seen in a while (hi Nat again! Hi Maria!) and that's always a treat.

Plus, cons can be fun. Wandering around the dealer room, actually meeting actors from your favorite shows...pretty cool.

I shook hands with Tim Russ last night (Tuvok, "Voyager") who is also an excellent musician. He had a concert last night which included dessert (yum!).

I also saw Armin Shimerman (Quark, "DS9", Snyder, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"). He is shorter than I thought - I might be able to look him in the eye at my 5' 2". I'll check.

Anyway, they are gonna throw me out of the breakfast area in my hotel so I'll update later (SOON, Nat, I promise!)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I have a Myspace page!

Don't ask me why - I'm not sure myself. :-)

But you can click on the link if you

Christmas came early....

Don let me get a 30 GB Ipod as an early Christmas present! I'm enjoying my new toy and trying to figure out everything I can do with it - pictures, music, etc...

Am I a geek?

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Electronic destruction

Today our local recycling center was taking what they called "e-waste" - or end of life electronics. We had several, after building several computers this summer and breaking some parts in the process.

One of the computers still had the hard drive in it. I didn't want to turn it in with an intact hard drive so my original plan was to remove it before we turned in the tower.

James asked if he could have some fun. In a moment of insanity I said yes.

After a few fun-filled minutes with a baseball bat and James' rather large shoes, the tower was dented and the hard drive was in such shape that the data on it is lost forever.

Then we had to pick up all the little pieces that resulted from the carnage but it was quite entertaining. Killing a hard drive isn't as easy as it looks, but we managed it.

Monday, October 02, 2006

A new era occured this weekend...

James, my 17 year old, discovered that he can pick me up this weekend.

I am shorter than he is, and he has been working out. He can lift me right off my feet.

Can't carry me very far yet, but that's coming...