April 18th, 2017

prague, tainted love

I say it's my birthday

Today is my 48th birthday!

It's already better than my 47th birthday by virtue of not having a funeral in it. Last year, I had to cut my trip to Treklanta short and drive out to western Pennsylvania for the funeral of my grandmother, who died on the 13th of April 2016 at the age of 93. The funeral was held on a sunny Monday morning.

Today the plans are a bit low-key. As some of you know, Wrenn and I are finally getting married this Saturday. This means that most of our energy is focused on that. But I do plan to spend some of the day wandering about the city I call home.

Originally published on Keith's Word Press blog.
  • Current Music
    "Somewhere Down That Crazy River" by Robbie Robertson
TOS Rewatch

Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: "Albatross"

Kirk has the blues, then discovers it's not easy being green. The TOS Rewatch at length did cross an "Albatross."

An excerpt:

This is a remarkably unremarkable episode. It’s a bog-standard falsely accused drama that hits every cliché, every beat, every everything in utterly predictable fashion. Every plot twist is pretty well telegraphed, as you know that the crew will get the plague, since they wouldn’t have bothered mentioning that Vulcans were immune if they didn’t need Spock to not get it so he could function while everyone else was sick.</div>

Originally published on Keith's Word Press blog.
  • Current Music
    "Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in A Minor, HWV 362/Op. 1, No. 4: I. Larghetto" from Handel: The Complete Sonatas for Recorder