Saturday, September 12, 2009
I recently have been trying to find some deals on some nice reading copies of vintage sci-fi. I've made a few good finds.
Rendezvous with Rama
Stand on Zanzibar
Lord of Light
And several others. Yey.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
1. Lord of the Rings
2. Ender's Game
3. The Road
4. Harry Potter
5. A Confederacy of Dunces
6. Mr. Popper's Penguins
7. The Giver
8. Captain Blood
9. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
10. The Walking Dead
11. Stranger in a Strange Land
12. The Deed of Paksenarrion
13. Old Man's War
15. Tarzan of the Apes
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Joss really wanted this small bag of generic brand fruit snacks. Not being above bribing a three year old I told her she could have them only if she got herself ready for "night night". She changed her panties, read her books, counted, and sang her ABCs all with no fits and with minimum parental help. She even got her own drink of water from the bathroom. When we got through singing our songs and she was all tucked in and ready for sleeps I gave her the cup she prepared. A second before she got the cup to her lips I noticed a odd shadow through the brim of the cup. It was toilet paper. I asked her where she got the water and she said the potty!
It must have had a small amount of paper floating in the bowl. That small scrap must have been scooped up when she dunked in her little cup. If not for that I would never have questioned where she got her night night drink of water. I guess we need more work on the night time routine.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I'm very proud of her. She is learning basic keyboard and mouse skills, but more importantly she is having a great time using her brain instead of mindlessly watching TV. She is now one step closer to being the rare and wonderful nerd princess. Watch out!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Joss couldn't get passed the fact that there was something in her pudding and the two girls finally agreed that Joss would just not eat the slice of banana. Joss was soon once again devouring her portion of pudding but then soon came to a layer of crumbled grahmn cracker at the bottom of the cup. She again logged a complaint with Kris stating that there was poopy in her pudding. Kris once again tried to explain that it wasn't poopy but grahmn cracker, and that Joss liked grahmn cracker, and that the grahmn cracker was SUPPOSED to be in her pudding.
Joss simply said that these things didn't belong in her pudding and took her cup to the sink.
I watched some group of people start their golf outing today. Golf cart after golf cart speeding away full of shorts wearing, beer enjoying, smile beaming ass clowns. I only wish I was one of those ass clowns.
Vacation is a myth. I have to go send a nasty email now.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
There are three things that made this book a great find. The first is that it was ultra cheap. They charge half cover price for their paperbacks. So my copy having been printed in January of 1974 made the price more than reasonable. the next two things I didn't notice until today when I started to read the book.
In the inside front cover is an inscription to a previous owner. These are not unheard of, but this one is written in french. A quick google search led to believe that the presenter, who signed her brief note Mary, gave the recipient this book in addition to all the love in the world. A more than generous gift if you ask me.
Although I don't know for sure who the previous owner was I do have a clue as to the persons name. Between pages 342 and 343 was a small rectangle of thin pink paper. The paper is a demerit. A fine for having ones uniform out of place. That infraction had cost one Toni Tribulato $0.50 on January 24th issued by A.M. Horneroom. Poor Toni!
Call me sentimental but I feel much more attached to this thick paperback after finding these clues about the novels previous owners. I hope the story will live up to the character of the physical book!
Saturday, May 09, 2009
I don't think there are any spoilers following this but just in case - SPOILER ALERT!!!
- The effects were indeed special
- Kirk got with a green skinned chick
- Pacing was exceptional
- Also acting, direction, and writing were all good
- Lens glares - my eyes hurt
- A hokey "I'm a doctor, not a..." line
- Leonard Nimoy narrated the last 30 seconds for no apparent reason