Monthly Archives: October 2009

Review: Cold As Ice by Charles Sheffield

Cold As IceI picked up this book while on a day-trip to Nashville. Shout out to the Bookman/Bookwoman bookstore. I really enjoyed this one. The characters were great!

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From this…

b.vikkis great aunties

b.vikki's great aunties

To This…

Circa 2009

Circa 2009

My how times have changed!

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Review: Ringworld by Larry Niven

RingworldAnother sci-fi classic that I had never read before. An okay read, but at the same time still very interesting.

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Looking Back At Home

For me, one of the saddest things in life is to see inner city gangs fighting over turf. Often just a block or two. I’ve always found that view of life so limiting.

I feel the same way about people that have never traveled outside of their city or county. There is so much about this life and this universe to discover. Now look at this picture!



That’s home. Home for me. Home for you. Home for all six billion humans in this universe. Everyone that you have ever loved, every person in all of history has lived on that ball of rock.

This picture was taken from a satellite that was orbiting the planet Mars. Back in 2006, it took some time out from looking down at Mars and turned its camera towards the heavens. Wow! Even more spectacular is the full image, which captures Jupiter and its moons.

Support space science and exploration! Turn your kids into space nerds!

Big ups to BA for the highlight of the original!

Android: Satisfy Your Board Game Jones

Trailers for movies. Sure, been doing that for years.

Trailers for video games. Just as popular as movies.

Trailers for books. A new thing, gaining popularity.

Trailers for board games. WTF?!

A friend of mine who is an avid board gamer, pointed me to the Fantasy Flight Games site. FFG does not produce your Yatzhee’s and Sorry’s. No, these folks are serious and the games look awesome. I might have to break off a purchase. But only if I can find some board gamers to play with. Anyone want to play?

Review: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

BoneshakerPicked up this book on a recommendation from Boing Boing. A very good choice. Possibly the best book I’ve read this year!

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Obama Bringing Betelguese To Big Head Babies

starpartyOK. So I get a fail on the blog title. But I found this in my Google Reader today:

White House to Host Star Party

I can honestly say I wish I lived in D.C. right now. Then after the party, I’d move back to ‘bama. Can’t wait untilĀ  the WH releases the pics. If you can’t make it to the WH on that day, you can watch live on NASA TV.

I wonder if this is a first? If not, when was the last time?

Keep promoting that science Obama team! We need more young scientists in this country!

Review: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The Lost SymbolI was really waiting on this book. But in the end, it just wasn’t that great.

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