Site ColumnsBy T'Bonz
January 4, 2008 - 12:59 AM
Happy New Year!
2008 brings an end to the holiday festivities and a departure of the company who came to take part in the annual celebrations. It also brings an end to some work (seemingly neverending dishes) while new work (cleaning and taking down decorations) takes its place.
One unwelcome visitor arrived with my daughter’s friend who visited us one evening before Christmas. It was a cold virus. This virus found its first victim in my daughter’s boyfriend, who spent the tail end of his vacation coughing and dosing up with cold remedies in hopes of stopping said coughing.
I felt the familiar tickle and throat aggravation the day my company left, on New Year’s Eve. Dosing with liberal amounts of Cold-eeze proved to be futile. Today, as has so often happened after the holiday season, a cold took up temporary residence. I have been reintroduced to the world of cough syrup, decongestants and Kleenex.
While doing errands today, I stopped to buy some of the abovementioned in hopes of mitigating my symptoms. Buying the decongestant was an exercise in frustration, as it has become another casualty of the “war on drugs”. One must now provide one’s driver license and sign a statement and then the clerk will reach behind the counter and provide one with the small box which hopefully will permit one to sleep at night untroubled by coughing or a stuffy nose.
In future, I’d like to have the drugstore provide half a dozen “meth” addicts to stand in front of me when I need to purchase Sudafed. I’ll cough in their faces and that will be payment for the extra aggravation I now face when buying the necessary cold remedy.
I think that’s only fair. Don’t you?
Atchoo!...er…I mean Jolan tru!
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from January 2006:
Star Trek Most-Missed Show on British TV
Star Trek has been voted the show most missed by British television viewers in a survey by a UK interactive TV firm.
Erdmann Recalls Making 'Deep Space Nine Companion'
When Terry J. Erdmann was contacted by Pocket Books to write a companion to Deep Space Nine, he had been working as a motion picture publicist for films including Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. "I was surprised, I was honored, I was pleased and I said yes immediately," he recalled.
Stewart Felt Like An Alien In Los Angeles
After many years in Los Angeles, Patrick Stewart (Picard) says he is very happy to be back in London, though he worried for awhile when he was not cast in any roles after the move.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week:
Sunday, January 6: Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Monday, January 7: Mark Allen Shepherd (Morn)
Tuesday, January 8: Michelle Forbes (Ensign Ro)