Saturday, November 17, 2012

Star Trek

Chris and I attended the Star Trek convention at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco today. We saw many vendors, presentations by different actors and saw Walter Koening speak. Best part? Meeting LeVar Burton and telling him how much we love his work on TNG and Reading Rainbow. He was incredibly nice.
By the time we decided to go ahead and buy a photo-op with him, it was too late, but we went into the room where the autographs were being signed just to meet him. So, while I have no proof that I met him (pics or it didn't happen), it doesn't even matter to me; I would die happy today having shook his hand.
This was our first convention but we already plan on going to next year's. Does this officially make us trekkies? 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Blogging Left-handed

Got off late because I was training a person, didn't have time to go to my last run with RFW, and then cut my hand open on a glass that broke while I was cleaning it.

My mind went to, "If I had been off on time, running with my group..." then realized it might have been Chris instead of me and I wouldn't have been here to teach him how to staunch a wound with a maxi pad when you don't have a first-aid kit.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Films and shows.

What a weekend. On Saturday, my nephew's football game followed by a Falcon's Eye production of Romeo and Juliet at Three Stages with our friend Nathan. Excellent show! I highly recommend anyone in the area go check it out before it leaves.

Sunday morning was pumpkin pancakes with our good friends Jimmy and Yazzy, followed by Flight with Chris's parents. After dinner, Garry wanted to go see Skyfall.

I worked an extra day this week so Chris and I are treating ourselves with Cloud Atlas. I feel like most of my time lately has been in movie theaters.

Great adventures. I highly recommend all the movies I've mentioned.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day 2012

Fuck Mitt Romney. If he wins tonight, he's promised to roll back all the work Obama and Dems have done to give this country back to the middle class. I really hope the electorate isn't that stupid.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

I am Sherlocked.

Some time ago, Chris told me about this updated Sherlock Holmes show on the BBC. There was one episode available on Netflix at the time.

Being a huge fan of the original stories, I was skeptical that a modern take would sit well with me. In fact, I've refused to watch the movies because I think it's a disgrace that Sherlock is shorter than Watson and that all the trailers have shown some Victorian era action hero who happens to have the same name as my most beloved literary figure.

I watched it anyway and enjoyed it very much. I watched the next two episodes when they were available and then the internet exploded. I had no idea the show was so popular. There were people all over the place posting their favorite Benedict Cumberbatch photos and memes from the show. What a sensation!

A friend of mine, Sarah, came over and we began watching Season 2 (Series 2, properly). I finally finished the season on Friday night, having put off the last two episodes because I didn't want it to end. It was incredible. I actually love how they've taken my favorite stories and put a modern twist on them. I love picking out little tidbits they've added from the original stories that the casual viewer would miss. Rather than ripping off a popular figure, this show has really payed homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It's incredible. I think Steven Moffat may be my new hero.

Anyway, that is all. I just wanted to let you all know my latest obsession, since I still haven't been able to bring myself to watch past the Tenth Doctor.