Monthly Archives: August 2001

The Final Frontier has a new beginning

Wheeee! My birthday (September 29th) “afterparty” on the 30th will include the premiere of Star Trek Enterprise! There's not a lot I remember from my early childhood, but I do remember watching Star Trek with my family — one of the few pleasant full-family events I remember in fact… So I sure am looking forward to Enterprise!

For those of you who live under several rocks, sheltered from the glory of Star Trek, living under the illusion that Star Wars is sci-fi (sorry kids, it's a G-rated children's movie), here's a synopsis of what Enterprise is (from UPN):

“A pre-quel set early in the 22nd century — bridging the gap between today's world and that of the original “Star Trek” — Enterprise focuses on the history of the galactic upheaval that leads to the formation of The Federation. Through their struggles, humans, vulcans, and numerous others, together will learn to work and live in harmony. Compelling tales of team bravery and individual heroism are sure to answer countless questions for die-hard fans of the series and capture the imagination of newcomers to the “Star Trek” universe.”

If you still don't get it, this comes BEFORE tos. It's sort of a “first-contact” show as far as I can tell… As they say in Yello, ohhhh yeahhh.

PS. I will ignore all messages telling me to watch re-runs of Babylon 5 instead.

Yet another shirt idea

I have lots of real work to do today, but I keep fiddling with things I shouldn't… I need to do an image update, fix my truck, fix a couple little things on the Vette, help clean the back yard, and all sorts of things… But all I can think about is new swag:

Thursday morning continues

Went out this morning and picked up DVD-Rs… MiL0 is editing the new Erebli DVD, and I'm working on the ModCon DVD. So much raw footage…

When I got back I bumped into my neighbor (who drives the sort of cruddy car parked in front of my Vette). Talked to him for a while, and then he had to leave… To my immense amusement, I watched him turn his car around in the driveway — TWICE he smashed into the crazy lady's fence. Through some miracle it didn't break, but I'm sure it must drive her crazy. He definitely enjoys antagonizing her as much as I do!

And then I sit down at the computer, and remember again why exactly I hate @HOME service:

  C:\>tracert    Tracing route to []  over a maximum of 30 hops:      1    30 ms    20 ms    20 ms    2    30 ms    31 ms    20 ms    3    30 ms    30 ms    20 ms    4    30 ms    30 ms    30 ms    5    60 ms    30 ms    30 ms    6    30 ms    30 ms    30 ms    7    30 ms    30 ms    30 ms    8    30 ms    30 ms    30 ms    9    30 ms    30 ms    30 ms   10    30 ms    30 ms    30 ms   11    30 ms    30 ms    30 ms   12    30 ms    30 ms    30 ms   13    30 ms    30 ms    30 ms   14    30 ms    30 ms    30 ms   15    30 ms    30 ms    30 ms  ^C

Shannon's Elixir

This stuff is toxic. Don't drink much of it the first time so you can better understand your limits — my last batch was stronger than usually and I spent half an hour dry-heaving after a cup… Now I just do shots of it. Here's how you make it:

  1. Bring a pot of water containing approximately 2-3 liters of water to a boil.
  2. Add at least 100g of loose Earl Grey tea (if you are using teabags, use 80-100 bags).
  3. Let boil for a few minutes, then steep for thirty minutes.
  4. Filter out the tea and pour into a storage container.
  5. Add 250-500 ml of lemon concentrate and 5-8 cups of sugar to flavor.
  6. If you did it right, it'll look pretty much like thick apple cider.


I love taking quotes out of context:

"A spokesman for the Institute of Environmental Health warned that some some piercing and tattoo parlours were run by cowboys."

Oh, and to everyone who is oh-so-sad about Aaliyah's death… That's what happens when you overload a small airplane with your luggage and don't listen to the pilot's warnings. (Also known as the “don't complain when your surface piercing rejects” law).