I’m watching Enterprise right now. This episode (along with the previous) helps to explain why Klingons in the original series look nothing like the Klingons in the movies/tv shows from Star Trek: The Motion Picture to the end of Voyager. They explain it rather craftily, I think, and tie it in well to general inuendo in DS9. It’s a pretty good set of episodes. This season has really seen the show come along quite nicely; I’m going to be sad to see it go. Thank goodness for SciFi Friday 🙂

I went to a LAN on Saturday. It was quite uber kewl; we played Halo PC most of the time, and also played a bit of Half-Life 2: Deathmatch. I even snuck in a little World of Warcraft in here and there in-between. I’m up to level 13.. At this rate, I’ll be at or around Level 40 in May. Not bad, I guess. I saw Matt Weber since the first time the wedding; he says married life is very much the same as single–but, then again, he was living with Carynn for quite a while. We had it at Meacham’s pad. I need to get a house so I can be kewl and host uber LANs 🙂

It looks like it’s going to rain most of the night :\ I hope the rest of the week won’t be as dreary.

Well, nothing much to report from the front; it’s been a fine weekend of resting and slacking 🙂 I finally got to level 10 in World of Warcraft. I think I like taking it slow; if I go on a quest per night or so, I won’t burn out. That and about an hour a night won’t hurt; I won’t suffer from EQ-type addiction–or at least I hope not 🙂

I need to get the front turnsignal on my car replaced; I have been a bit too slackful this weekend 😉 Thankfully, I’m off tomorrow so perhaps I shall get off my booty and get it done.

Battlestar Galactica is really kicking some major arse. In many ways, I think it is very much superior to the original. The character dynamics flow a little more naturally than the original, perhaps because there’s a lot more you can get away with on cable. Adding Cylons into crew certainly makes things quite interesting, as well.

Dang, I’m such a geek 😉

Yep, I’m a little miffed. I owe this year. But, thankfully, it’s not that much at all; only a fraction of a paycheck amounting to only about $10/mo. That’s not too bad, I guess. But, it sucks in any case. The state of Alabama also owes me $2. I’d better not spend it all in one frelling place.

In other news, I went out with Carrie again on Friday nite. We did dinner at Chili’s and saw Sideways, which has apparently been nominated for a few Oscars. It was a pretty funny movie about these two guys to tour the wine country in California. It didn’t really star any big names, which was perhaps one of its strengths. The plot was very rich, and definitely quite humorous. If you haven’t seen it yet, shame on you.

Anyhoo, I’m taking her out to dinner again on Monday for V-Day. I’m not entirely sure where yet, but I have a few ideas. I guess I’d better hurry and make up my mind since tomorrow be the day *GASPs and runs around in panic*

So I was listening to “Ramble On” by Led Zepp today, and I noticed that there is a Lord of the Rings reference in it. I have heard the songs many times over the years, but never really noticed it:

Mine’s a tale that can’t be told, my freedom I hold dear.
How years ago in days of old, when magic filled the air.
T’was in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair.
But Gollum, and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her, her, her….yeah.

This was just one of those songs where i knew how to hum/whistle the melody, but I never really knew the lyrics. Very interesting.

The Cubbies report to spring training in about 2 days. w00t!! It’ll be awesome to see them take the field again; there are going to be two new broadcasters on WGN, so they’re going to have a bit of a new face. Instead of buying a season pass to listen to internet streamed games, I was pondering getting XM radio. I’d be able to hear every Cubs game, and I’d also be able to listen to radio stations across country.

So, here I am, chillin’ at the parents’. I almost forgot that today was Super Bowl Sunday. How on earth could I forget such a hallowed American activity? I’m vaguely aware that there is one today, and that it’s the Eagles and Patriots. I could swear that they were going to run an Episode III trailer during the game sometime, but I think it was just something out of the rumor mill.

I’ve had a fairly relaxing weekend. I caught up on some sleep, went out with a few friends. It was nice and mellow. I fixed a neighbor’s computer; I swear, I should open my own little computer shop–at least to make a little moola on the side.

Carrie is in San Francisco. I’m pondering what I might do for her on Valentine’s Day. We’ve only gone out twice, with definite intentions for a third date. What would be a perfect gift to get someone you’ve relatively just met? She’s a chocolate fan–a big chocolate fan. Perhaps something as simple as roses & chocolates would be nice?

I’m watching Taken again; it’s such an awesome little mini-series. I think there’s going to be a trailer for War of the Worlds during the Super Bowl, which also just so happens to star Dakota Fanning. She’s a very awesome young actress. She seems to have a thing for sci-fi/horror, because that’s all that I’ve really seen her in–although I think she’s been in a chick flick or two.

Anyhoo, off to watch a little more..

I agree with garibaldicu; Sometimes computers really do suck. I’ve been migrating an old web server to a new one at work. Fortunately, it’s just ours (the Center’s). Still, it’s been a major headache–broken links here, broken apps there.. All because we’re going not only from IIS 5 to IIS 6, but also because we’ve created an AD. It’s not all that tough, but I’m having to deal with the caveats as they come–at least I’m learning a good bit in the process. I’ve just learned to be a firefighter and put out the little brush fires as I see them *groan*

In other news, I’m going out with Carrie again tonight. It should be quite awesome. We’re just doing dinner and a DVD, which should be really nice *imagines Tracy getting her beak ready for pecking*

Hard to believe January is gone already. This means about 2.5 months until Episode III *drools with geek happiness* There’ll be other geek movies–before and after–but there will most likely not be a Star Wars movie ever again. Geek history in the making 🙂

Anyhoo, have to go get ready to put out some fires *sigh*