I’ve never been the person to write fan letters. I can’t remember a time when I’ve ever written a celebrity, although I did write a programmer at SNK about 16 years ago about a game called Ikari Warriors (old school gamers will know that one). Strangely, he wrote me a six page letter in return (along with a yet to be published copy of Ikari Warriors 2, go figure). Then, there was the time that I got a letter from a guy who was cast as the “engineer of the week” for the 1st season of Star Trek” TNG. I remember him asking me to write Paramount and tell them that I loved his character. He didn’t make it long (I guess my, “That guy ain’t bad, but he sure isn’t Scotty” letter didn’t help). I’m rambling again aren’t I? Okay, to the point… I don’t write fan letters, and yet now I am compelled to.
Well, I made it back to Portland. Can I just say how much I love this city, and how I would never live in SoCal (unless by name was Katzenburg or any other slimy movie CEO so I could be an ass and drive a air conditioned gass guzzler into LA). But, at least I had a good time at Disneyland (I always do though). I fully admit to getting into the magic of Disney. Sure, it’s just another in a long line of money grabbing corporations (even more so now). But, it can’t be denied that Disney has inspired many a youngesters and even some adults to create and tell great stories. It got me thinking about people who inspired me. As cheesy as it sounds, I have to attest my desire to tell stories to primarily one person… Gene Roddenberry.
This was quite the week. All I can say is that I did my part. What more can one ask? (I guess plenty, but I’m lazy). I sat there and looked at my ballot, squinted my nose and filled in the little oval with my #2 pencil. Folded the ballot, took it to the county office and dropped it off. I found myself annoyed that my selection of candidates was so limited. Okay, so I had the Libertarians, Constitution, and Green Party but for the most part my choices were limited to the President Savant and Herman Munster. Oh well, guess I’ll just read comics…
Ha, you think this was going to be a plain ?ol political rant?
Ah, my favorite holiday draws closer and closer. While I still haven’t solidified my Halloween plans, you can be sure that they will involve at least one of the following locations…
As I’ve said before, this time of year is my favorite. I love the weather, I love the sights, I love the smells, I love the spooky tales, and I love the creepy cocktails… And so, your friendly neighborhood Geek thought he would share the love, (and, he’s again to busy to write a real article, and he is strangly speaking in the third person).