sergebroom: (Time Tunnel)
After spending two workdays within one official workday on that work project, and two workdays within one official dayoff, I went to bed late last night, woke up early, had a light breakfast then a much needed shower, napped on the couch, woke up, went out to get coffee for Sue, and napped again on the couch. I think I'll now watch last night's episode of "Doctor Who".
sergebroom: (Default)
I did some metaphorical handholding at work today.
sergebroom: (Default)
A few days ago, I watched the ad for "The Blues Brothers". It included a scene that happens near the end, when the Brothers rush into a building to pay the orphanage's taxes to city clerk Steven Spielberg. The plaza shows dozens of police cars, tanks, people in battle armor, snipers on the roof. It occurred to me that what was meant to be over-the-top in 1980 now comes across as only slightly exaggerated.
sergebroom: (Serge 2011)
Is the work place like the royal courts of olden days? They both are zero-sum games after all.
sergebroom: (Rocketeer)
Jack Campbell's space opera "Imperfect Sword" marks the 2nd *and* the 3rd time I've been tuckerized in an SF novel. This time though, I didn't wind up with a bullet in my head. My character is still breathing. So far.

noir words

Oct. 13th, 2014 06:19 pm
sergebroom: (Bogart)
"One nice thing about stories is that their words will chase your own thoughts out of your head and help you sleep. Also, you wake up in the morning without booze's headache."

- first line of yet another noir story I'd write if I could write
sergebroom: (Astro-City)
"It was only a month later he died... And it was so like him... He'd pulled some gunrunners off a boat. Gotten them to safety. Gunrunners... He wouldn't risk anyone's life. Even theirs. But he knew they'd been smuggling something else, for a local Pyramid cell... He must've tried to deactivate it."

- a supervillain about the death of his archnemesis in issue #16 of Kurt Busiek's "Astro City"
sergebroom: (t'Pau)
I thought the email was addressed to me since its title was 'hi gentleman', but the actual letter began with 'Aloha dear Kameron'. As for the letter itself...

"I am sensitive and feminine and strong and purposeful at the same time.
I am tolerable and punctual. I believe we must treat people the way we
would like to be treated... I love to read and to decorate my
place with my hands. More to come. Juliana"

So Juliana is a tolerable person who comes on time, and who can regenerate her limbs. I'll pass.
sergebroom: (Default)
I read 4-issue comic book "Alien Legion: Uncivil War" and I must say I'm disappointed. The first three issues are non-stop bangbang action made confusing by cluttered art, and the fourth issue is more of the same, plus some events that should have been the focus of the whole affair.


Oct. 6th, 2014 03:40 pm
sergebroom: (Doctor/Master)
Today I watched the two most recent episodes of "Doctor Who" and I think this Doctor has finally found his sea legs.
sergebroom: (Rocketeer)
Today is a vacation day, so I took our vehicle to the Honda dealer for an oil change and an overall inspection. It's now ready for the Albuquerque/Denver drive for MileHiCon.

In related news, I've been scribbling titles down for the panel on forgotten movies and tv shows. Got myself a few good ones so far.
sergebroom: (Default)
I just finished reading "Good Omens".


Oct. 3rd, 2014 07:47 am
sergebroom: (Default)
We watched the 2nd episode of "Gotham" last night. Good stuff. Sean Pertwee as Alfred is my favorite. I did get a kick out of realizing that Selina Kyle is played by an actress who looks like a young Michelle Pfeiffer.
sergebroom: (Jefferies Tube)
A problem today with our new system reminded me of Mister Scott's comment about plumbing. Again.
sergebroom: (Default)
According to one of our newbies, I'm the only person in the team who's always available to answer questions.
sergebroom: (Shakespeare)
Vincent smiled. He was being playful once again. “Your name. In Greek it means God’s gift. I know that is so because my brother’s name is Theo. So farewell for now, kind Gift of God.”

- from Kc Ball's story "Portraits Hung in Empty Halls", about a Seattle sidewalk artist named Vincent
sergebroom: (Superman)
Over on Facebook, Lee Moyer asked us what our favorite Alan Moore story was. Two of us came up with "For the Man Who Has Everything", where Superman is shown what his life would have been if Jor El had been wrong about Krypton's fate. His dream turns out to be a nightmare.
sergebroom: (HellBoy)
I wish I could say it was the result of a cunning plan.

Sue and I both went to the gym this morning. I usually end my workout before she does hers, so I bring something to read. This morning, right after the gym, I needed to get a few things at the grocery store and when I came back to our car, Sue was reading my copy of "Good Omens", which I had dropped between our seats.
sergebroom: (Bete)
Today is the 29th anniversary of Sue and I moving in together.