I know I’ve talked about the original Battlestar Galactica before, I mean, not even heavy narcotics could help that. The Martian just tried to watch the Buck Rogers TV show from the late 70s/early 80s. I think he lasted almost an episode. About 2/3 of the way through he came out to rant. There was… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #656 – Things That Have Not Aged Well.
Dad’s about halfway through his radiation treatments, which means that he and my mom drive into downtown Seattle every weekday and go to a hospital, which is a risk, but it’s that or the potential return of his brain tumor, soooo… They’re being super careful at the hospital. Ok, so I am more likely to… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #654 – Updates and Socializing in a Time of Social-Distancing
Hey, mostly this is a check in with everyone to see how you’re doing, what you’re occupying your time with, and a general state of the world. We’re all still healthy in Nördhöll, as the Martian spells it, knock on wood. Although we’re playing everyone’s least favorite game show right now: Is It Seasonal Allergies… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #653 – Be Gentle With Yourself and Others
I’m not sure whether to go for more of a Yellow Wallpaper or Captive Cat flavor here. But I have a job that I can do from home. I have remote access. And, yeah… My kid sister is now laid off, well, “on stand-by” so she can get unemployment while they wait and see if… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #646 – Day 3 of my Confinement…
First, if you want to get the nitty gritty on COVID-19, then check out the Ologies episode on it. Super informative. Washington state has closed schools for 6 weeks until April 27th. The small independent airline my sister works for has laid off all their pilots, and has cut the office staff back to 50%.… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #645 – Life in the Time of COVID-19
Cat De-Sharpening Day! Today (Sunday) was the day I dragged the nail trimmers out and victimized cats. Moose does something I had never seen a cat do before… He clenches his hind feet into tight little fists that it is really hard to extract claws from to trim them. Ayla just bit me. The Enemy… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #643 – Everyone’s Least Favorite Holiday…
How many of you remember The Andromeda Strain? It’s not great, but it is entertaining. I couldn’t get through reading it, but I did listen to an audiobook version when I was driving back and forth over the pass a lot. It was fun, very much in the vein of popcorn and beer “thriller” that… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #642 – Life Inside a Michael Crichton Novel
Yeah, unsurprising after last week’s adventures, my mind turns to mortality, and what happens to our collections of nerd treasure when we die? I’ll probably revisit this one again in upcoming weeks, because I’m going to need to do some research. But I can start with some basics. 1. Make sure your treasure is actually… Read More Geek Girls Rule #638 – Geeks and Mortality