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Journey/Styx/REO Speedwagon on tour

Man, it’s been a while since I posted here. Plenty of stuff to rant about, not enough time.

We recently managed to go see Journey, Styx, and REO Speedwagon all together in one four and a half hour long concert. Given that two of these were my top-two favorites and the third was in my top ten, this was just simply amazing. So what if they aren’t quite the same people. Continue reading

150 channels…

I just got DirecTV installed yesterday. I can’t tell you how much better it is than the ancient cable system I had with crappy video and lacking channels I had 10 years ago. Now I have something like 150 channels. And what do I discover? I can watch Dances With Wolves 24 hours a day; I can relive all those lost afternoons in the mid-80s glued to MTV, thanks to VH1Classics; and my wife will probably set up a Season Pass on the new DirecTiVo for MacGyver.

The joys of fatherhood

I haven’t been posting a lot here, since this is just my rant space and other things generally occupy my attention, but I should have posted this back after Halloween. My daughter, who is two, can be amazing sometimes in what she says. When taking her out for her first real trick-or-treating on Halloween, she was a little scared early on because our street isn’t well lit in an area. She says, “Daddy, say Happy Halloween to me.” So I said, “Happy Halloween sweetie,” to which she replied “Thank You Daddy,” and she was fine the rest of the time and had a blast. Just one of those times where you can’t believe how much you can love someone.

It’s nice to get recognized…

A Web project that I’ve worked on for about year finally came to its conclusion. After having done the Babylon 5 Encyclopedia, I began re-reading Larry Niven’s Known Space series of stories and novels, and as I got confused about what characters did what, I though it would be a good idea to create an encyclopedia for it. Thus was born the Encyclopedia of Known Space. With over 1800 entries spanning 60 stories, I completed it last week, not including future stories. I announced it on SciFi Storm, but hadn’t got around to announcing it on the larryniven-l mailing list, which Larry himself reads. Someone else did, and I always had this fear that Larry would want me to take it down. Well, I got the following message in an e-mail: “Brian’s Known Space Encyclopedia is absolutely wonderful. I’ve moved it to my “Favorites” list. – Larry Niven”. Well, I guess I can keep it up. It’s nice to get recognition for hard work…


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