May 16th, 2009

Conrunner Kevin

Sporting Distraction

I had to set an alarm this morning so I'd be up in time to be part of the Prix Imaginales coverage. I awoke feeling poorly and realized that I'd picked up a bit of a sunburn from my walk yesterday afternoon. It's now sufficiently summer-like that I'll need to start wearing sunscreen when I go out for those walks, even with my floppy hat partially protecting my head and face.

Before the event this morning, I ran down to the Centerville Farmers Market where I wanted to pick up a few things, and that made me a few minutes late, but the coverage started late as well, so it evened out.

I moved my computer into the living room because there was an amazing tennis match going on at the Madrid Open (the Masters event that's a sort of a warm-up for the French Open). Collapse ) And that's just the warm-up, with Del Potro taking on Federer in the second semi-final. I reckon both of them are hoping for a quick match, seeing as their opponent in the final will be coming off the longest match in ATP Masters history.

I reckon to be taking things fairly easy today, as I haven't had a lot of chances to do that, won't have an opportunity next weekend (BayCon), and there's a World Fantasy Con committee meeting tomorrow morning. I should probably go out for another walk later today, but this time I'll remember the sunscreen. And I'll probably wait until the evening, as we're set for pretty hot weather today. It will be worse inland, but it's still a good day to stay in the shade.
Conrunner Kevin

Rebooting Star Trek

I went to see Star Trek: the IMAX Experience over in Dublin last night. Many thanks to dave_gallaher and dinogrl for picking me up and taking me. My thoughts are not especially spoilerish, but I'll put them behind a cut anyway.

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I am alas feeling very crochety and old writing this. There's a lot to like about the film. I'm just a little bit left behind. Note that I don't resent anyone else enjoying it immensely. I'm not one of those boneheads who thinks that only their personal enjoyment is permissible, and that anyone who likes anything else is a poor deluded fool. And maybe Star Trek is a story-telling environment where it's best to accept that there are lots of different changes one can ring on the same characters, like the many different versions of the Tenchi Muyo universe, and that those various universes may be parallel to each other, but are not the same.