Long Time

Posted 11:58 am

It’s been awhile since my last post. I once said that I have found that I have most enjoyed life during the times when I blogged about it. As you can likely imagine, I have not been enjoying life lately. I lost my job in March and spent the remainder of that month and most of April looking for new work while trying to keep all the bills paid. Thanks to some extremely helpful and understanding friends all the bills have been paid, and I have also found a new job. I started training two weeks ago and so far all is good and it looks like this place will be a good fit for me. I could probably do better, but better seems to require either experience or a degree I don’t have. As my new employer provides over 5K/year tuition reimbursement I think it will do for now.

As I have been without a steady paycheck I have not been keeping my resolution to see movies. I saw eight films before losing my job, and only managed to blog about one (though I might go back and fix that). I did see Star Trek yesterday though, and I must say it was extremely good. They got all the good parts right, including the requisite phrases of “Kirk to Enterprise”, “Are you out of your Vulcan mind?”, and “I’m giving it all she’s got captain!” They even killed a red shirt. The only quibble I have with the film was their application of time travel (um… that’s not really a spoiler, it’s obvious from the beginning). The method is naturally pure rubber science, but they look at the long term effects from a point where the time stream can’t be fixed. That’s okay of course, but in every other instance of time travel in the other movies and episodes, the time-line had to be maintained for the continuity of the franchise. Star Trek (the movie) is unique in that it told the story from the point of view of those who’s future was being altered by actions taking place in their present, rather than from the point of view of those whose present was being altered by their meddling in the past. All in all it as an excellent show and well worth the watch for both the long time and new Star Trek fans alike.

As it is right now, it’s time for me to wrap this up. It’s Mother’s Day and even thought we really celebrated it yesterday (by seeing Star Trek), I should be giving Mom a hug, handing her the lovely give I got for her, and telling her that she is loved.

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