Brotherhood by the light of the DS…
It’s easy to do with the right little faces making the right noises.
Little C continues the Little Green Men tradition: you don’t see the boy, you just see the blur.
This first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. If you’re in your 40s and have a couple of kids, it becomes…
…something you actually have to get out of bed for on a Saturday! But totally worth it. Read More
In February, the fine folks at Oklahoma City’s Starbase Studios announced another of their open house events, during which all and/or sundry are invited to tour their exquisitely detailed replicas of the original Star Trek shooting sets, free of charge (though it’s hoped that visitors might be impressed enough to drop a few coins in the hat, donating to the upkeep of those sets so future fan-made productions can make use of them. My wife was pregnant with Little C when Little E and I tagged along with some friends to visit the sets last year, and that was before they had built sickbay and started work on a transporter room (!). There was no way she was going to miss out on this open house.
As the date got closer, Little E expressed disappointment that we weren’t going to repeat the entire trip with the Martins – i.e. Friday night at Arkadia Retrocade, and a visit to the Stafford Air & Space Museum in Weatherford, Oklahoma (almost an hour further west from OKC). Since he was so keen on doing it all again, we reserved a hotel room in Weatherford and decided to make it a whole geeky weekend getaway. (It should be pointed out that the timely arrival of a tax refund was pretty much the pivot point where we went from “go to OKC and back” to “make a whole weekend of it.”)
What follows is a ridiculous record – over 60 photos – of the geeky weekend in question. Ready to beam up and go to the moon?
Today I peeked around the corner to check on Little C, expecting to find him – as usual – sleeping peacefully in his crib as Little E plays a game or watches cartoons with his headphones on. (Little E had a dental appointment today, hence I had both boys at home.) That would be typical for both boys being at home. But instead… I saw this: Little C watching with rapt attention as Little E plays a game.
The latest obligatory cute photo of the boys:
January has been kind of a crapstorm. I’m still looking for work and, when that’s falling through, writing prodigious amounts of stuff in an effort to get the next book done ASAP so it can start bringing some money in. That’s really all there is to report for now.
This is what you get when you have a lazy day where everyone’s in their pajamas or bathrobes all day – a picture taken just after Little C’s visit to the poop deck:
The guy in the middle is hilarious. “Who are these guys?”
If I’d waited another 30 seconds to snap the picture, cats would’ve started showing up in it. Read More