On This Day

There are 25 posts previously published on February 14th

  • 2019
    • 🖖 #StarTrekDiscovery S02E05: Mostly continues the stronger season. I’m really enjoying Pike, the adventures in the Upside Down, and the “sinking ship” effects were really fun. But I’m not sold on the non-secret Section 31, and the continuing Spock teases are ever more annoying.
    • This image, visible for just a second or two in this trailer for LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS, an upcoming animated SF anthology show on Netflix (content warning: strobing/flashing images, glimpses of possibly NSFW content) made me laugh.
    • Happy Valentine’s Day (or not, if you prefer)! A happy Valentine’s Day to all of you who are celebrating with spouses, partners, significant others, metamours, paramours, lovers, friends with benefits, playmates, platonic loves, or any other applicable person, persons, or combinations of the above. And for those of you who for whatever reason don’t celebrate this day, I hope you have a good […]
    • Book sixteen of 2019: Slan, by A.E. van Vogt. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1941 Retro Hugo Best Novel 📚 Definitely dated, esp. regarding views of women, odd extrapolation of tech (a very 40s world, but with ray guns & antigravity ships), but I’ve read far worse from this era. Fans are slans! 😏
  • 2018
    • Valentine’s Day may not be one of the High Holy Days in our household, but it doesn’t go entirely unrecognized, either. Chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast!
  • 2017
    • Prairie got me a cute lil’ puppy for Valentine’s Day! #lego
    • Quick tip for iPhone users: Say “Hey, ‘puter” to Siri! #lego #legobatman #batman
  • 2016
    • Book eight of 2016: Apex, by Ramez Naam. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #PKDickAward nominee. #rameznaam
    • Found a nice path for a morning walk, with real trees! And moss! And a light drizzle! Gee, I think we miss the west side. (45/366)
    • Breakfast of bread and fruit, taken in bed. Good start to this Valentine’s Day!
  • 2014
    • Whether you see this as Valentine’s Day, S.A.D. (Single’s Awareness Day), or just another day on the calendar, I hope you have a good one!
  • 2011
  • 2009
    • Meat My Valentine Happy Valentine's Day, everyone -- or Happy S.A.D. (Singles Awareness Day), depending on your situation. Whichever it is, I hope you have a good one.
  • 2008
    • De M’amour Soiez Sure Our Valentine's Day presents to each other: poesy rings inscribed with 'Of my love be sure' in French.
  • 2007
    • Happy Valentine’s Day Hope everyone's V-Day (or anti-V-Day, depending on how you look at this particular holiday) was a good one!
    • Hatred Fatigue Hatred Fatigue: being so wearily sick of the Bush Administration pushing forth an agenda which is on every point the precise opposite of what you think and believe that you can’t bear to pay attention anymore.
  • 2006
    • Frequently Secretly Willie Nelson has a new song out. Normally, this wouldn't be something that I'd take much notice of -- while I don't have anything against country music (and even have a little in my collection), it's not my main forte. This one, however...isn't your typical country song.
  • 2005
    • Back when I was cute… A post by Terrance prompted me to pull out an old picture of me from when I was about two years old. :)
    • Reason interview with Neal Stephenson There's a great interview with Neal Stephenson at Reason right now. Every time I read something by Neal, whether a book or an interview, it amazes me how unassumingly intelligent this man is.
    • On Valentine’s Day Valentine's Day is like the opposite of Christmas. On Christmas we go to bed looking forward to exchanging gifts with the people we love. On Valentine's Day we exchange gifts hoping to go to bed with the people we love.
    • Happy Valentine’s Day Happy Valentine's Day everyone! The weekend actually didn't end up being too bad, given that I was feeling fairly miserable when it got started. Visits, movies, and a bit of website tweaking.
  • 2004
    • Too many people! Besides — my little brother's going to be married in another fourteen hours. I owe him a drink. :)
    • The day before I'm sitting at the house that Kevin and Emily have been staying at, taking advantage of a momentary lull in the activities of the day to check in for a few minutes.
  • 2001
    • A little too obvious? This is so sad. They're just lamely trying to copy Steve Jobs' Apple presentation -- right down to the guy having a black shirt and black pants.... It's almost like Windows ME 2. Or as Apple might call it, Windows Me Too.
    • A tribute album worth listening to Tribute albums have a tendency to be one of the most overdone and under-worthy genres in the music business. Take a bunch of songs by a worthy artist, farm them out to a bunch of bands that aren't nearly as well known, and issue a 'tribute' album that usually tends to be an excercise in mediocrity.