Site ColumnsBy Amy
December 11, 2000 - 4:13 AM
It's bee one of those weeks, really, where very little has seemed to go as planned. Of course, there's been the server problems, in addition to which I've been having problems with both my ISp and my computer itself, which I recently re-formatted. The re-format itself worked out fine, and now said computer is no longer chewing up 60MB of RAM just running windoze and ICQ, but it did have the unfortunate side effect of making the sound card unworkable with the drivers the manufacturer packed it with. So, in other words, I can now play 'Elite Force' without waiting up to half an hour for each new area to load, but I keep getting fragged 'cause I can't hear people sneaking up on me. Mind you, I'm pretty easy to frag anyway.
In other news this week, I had another Spider Incident (a huntsman slid down off the roof of my car and onto the windscreen while I had the windows down) which nearly caused me to have an accident, discovered that walking around all day in sandals while you have a broken toe is, for some strange reason, not a good idea, babysat about 15 cadets at the city's Christmas parade, saw 'Unbreakble' which was good, but not at all what I expected and, in the absolute highlight of my week, discovered a store that sells Reeses Pieces, my favourite candy which I haven't been able to find over here for just on 5 years.
On a side note, while I think of it, has anybody ever read a childrens book called 'The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very-bad Day?'. I have no idea who it's by, but for years I've been semi-quoting the book when I'm having a bad day, along the lines of 'I'd move to Australia, but I'm already here,' but nobody I've met has ever gotten the referance. Not surprising, really, whenI think about it - it is pretty damn obscure. But, just so that if I ever do use it here, I'll explain it so everyone will understand: the books protagonist, a little boy, is having a really bad day (see the title), and after every bad thing that happens to him (eg, visit to the dentist, his ice-cream falling off its cone), he says "I think I'll move to Australia". And there you have it. And I think I'll shut up now before I completely convice everyone that I've lost the plot.
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-In Canada, Space! will be showing TOS's 'Who Mourns For Adonais? ' at 10am (repeat at 4pm), TNG's 'Sarek' at 12pm, DS9's 'Return to Grace' at 5pm and Voyager's 'Hunters' at 10pm.
-In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'Captive Pursuit' at 5pm (repeat at 11:30pm) and 'Looking for Par'Mach in All the Wrong Places' at 9pm. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
-Here in The Netherlands, Net 5 will be showing TNG's 'Gambit Part I'at 18:00 CET, while NED 2 will show Voyager's 'Fury' at 20:25. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
Yesterday was the birthday of Alexander Courage who conducted the theme for the original series and was the orchestrator for both 'First Contact' and 'Insurrection'.