Site ColumnsBy T'Bonz
December 14, 2007 - 3:45 AM
Itís the holiday season yet again. I am enjoying the calm before the storm, the storm being the avalanche of company that will descend upon my house next week. The children (and various others) are coming home for Christmas.
But before they come, there is much work to do. Things that were put off because I didnít feel like doing them (like assembling an extra bed) suddenly become unavoidable. The house must be clean for the arrival, even though my children wouldnít care if it wasnít. The protocol handed down from my mother must stand. Company coming equals frenetic housecleaning before their arrival.
All of this is in addition to both the normal work of life and the extra work of decorating, baking and buying for the approaching holiday. Itís enough to send a Romulan fleeing back across the Neutral Zone at warp nine!
But, soon enough, all the work will be completed. The children will arrive, by airplane or by car and will settle in to their assigned rooms. The house will be filled with noise and good cheer, and the smell of baking Christmas cookies. The holiday will arrive, the clan will all gather and a good time will be had by all. Unfortunately, snow wonít be in the picture in this neck of the woods but thatís the only flaw in an otherwise great holiday.
Itís a busy time of the year for me, but I love it. And in this quiet time before my company arrives, Iím enjoying looking at the decorated Christmas tree, wrapping gifts, listening to carols and savoring the season. Because before I know it, it will be New Yearís and time to put it all away again until next year.
Hereís hoping whatever you celebrate, you derive great enjoyment from the break from the usual monotony of work and regular life.
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These were some of the major news items from December 2005:
StarTrek.com Hangs In the Balance As CBS and Viacom Split
Tim Gaskill , editorial director at the official Star Trek web site, has sent out an e-mail to people involved with Star Trek to alert them that Paramount Digital Entertainment will be shut down at the end of the year, leaving the fate of StarTrek.com in limbo.
Koenig, Cawley Talk 'New Voyages' Surprises
Captain Kirk is an Elvis impersonator, Mr. Spock works in a Virginia video game store and Dr. McCoy is a urologist from Oregon, but they are producing the original series fourth season that never was as part of Star Trek: New Voyages.
Nemecek Says 'Star Trek Communicator' Will Return
Larry Nemecek, the managing editor of The Star Trek Communicator, said he was confident that the official Star Trek fan club would continue in the wake of Decipher's announcement that the company would cease publication of the magazine.
More news can be found in the archives.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week:
Saturday, December 15: Garrett Wang (Harry Kim)
Thursday, December 20: Nicole deBoer (Ezri Dax)