January 31, 2011

A challenge has been issued #Postaweek2011

So, I’m sitting at a local deli on lunch break sucking up wi-fi and a ribeye sammich, when I come across an article about how Wordpress has put out a challenge to bloggers of all levels. Just a simple poke to get everyone to post at least one article a day for an entire year or for those of us who have full-time jobs that do not incorporate the said blogging, to at least post once a week. I figured this one of the few challenges that I could actually live up to, so here it is in black and white, folks. Even if I don’t have much to say, I’m gonna say it right here.

It’s always been my intentions to make this website more than what you see here. I want it to fulfill a need to the geek/gamer/fanboy(girl) community and I think it will one day. Unfortunately, the best laid plans something something something, and with this past 2010 those plans got pushed aside. The birth of our child just over a year ago, the finding of my wife’s tumor, the removal, chemo & radiation, and the subsequent bill of clean health, and then finally the whole fiasco of disability payments have left us spent and tired, but still with a smile on our face because she is still here, the kid is healthy and growing, and we’re still alive!

Now 2011 is here and though I’m getting a late start on this, I have decided to try and put forth a little effort and see what I can get done here. If you have any suggestions, comments, or complaints then let them fly. After what I’ve been through, your worst can’t hurt me and I welcome it with arms wide open.

So, all ten of you reading this. What brought you here? What did you hope to find? Did you? What can I do to fix it? Let me know that your out there. Will I quit writing if I don’t hear from you? Not likely; I’m a little vain like that.

January 14, 2011

Women of Sci-Fi Expo in Plano, Texas

This next Sci-Fi Expo will have a little something for everyone! January 29th and 30th will see caped crusaders and space warriors left and right from television, movies, and comic books and from past and present. I’m especially fired up to see none other than Nichelle Nichols of the original Star Trek and Morena Baccarin of V and Firefly. One of the things that I’ve noticed about the price of autographs for the ladies is that they aren’t quite as expensive as the male celebrities. Are the ladies not as big of a draw or do they understand that most of us don’t have as big of a budget as we’d like? What’s your take on it? Are you an autograph collector or are you like my wife and just can’t fathom it?

Morena Baccarin - V Nichelle Nichols - Uhura - Star Trek
Click here to see all the other lovely ladies that will be gracing the hall that weekend!