Attributes of a TimeChaser: Witty, sarcastic, opinionated, loyal, sometimes spaztacularifically geeky.
Chasing Time for: 31 years
Nicknames, Aliases, Pseudonyms and Nom de plumes: TC, Toki, Times, Chase, Timey Boy, Old Man
Interests: Music, Scifi/Fantasy, Anime, Science, History
Major Fandoms: Doctor Who, MythBusters, Top Gear
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Just signed up on Twitter tonight. If you want to follow me, you can find me under @Timey_Boy.
OR YOU COULD JUST GET LINKED TO MY PROFILE, DERP-A-DERP! :V
A personal challenge to read at least 50 books by the end of 2012.
1) Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
2) The Day the Universe Changed by James Burke
3) The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman
4) Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman
5) The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
6) Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
7) Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Captain's Honor by David and Daniel Dvorkin
8) Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Valiant by Michael Jan Friedman
9) Star Trek: The Next Generation - Exiles by Howard Weinstein
10) Star Trek - The Captain's Daughter by Peter David
*Here's a question I've been pondering. If I decide to read a compilation book - a single volume composed of several books previously published separately - should I count the entire thing as one, or each individual book?
My parents are out of town this weekend at a church camp retreat thing. So of course, that's when shit happens.
Around 9:30 last night, I got a call from grandma that she heard a loud bang and then saw someone walking around her house. I saw people outside but it was too dark to tell who they were. One comes and knocks on my door - turns out it's just a couple of our neighbors who heard the noise and were investigating. I go out and take a look for myself, and find that the noise came from the brand new pool heater system. It's just making a loud buzzing now and there's a smell of oil inside it. We ended up having to pull the breaker to turn it off.
And that wasn't the end of things. When I went over today, I discovered that the water level in the pool had dropped about a foot and a half, so I switched off the pump. I'm not sure if the two problems are related, but it's a safe bet since one came right after the other.
In the last year, I've had the misfortune to buy several DVDs that ended up having bad discs, usually manifesting themselves as terrible glitching. It happened again last night when I put on the special features disc to my brand new Star Trek Next Gen movie collection. I suppose now I'll have to take the whole set back and get a replacement.
This has happened so frequently of late that I'm forced to wonder if I just have really bad luck in buying the bad ones that make it through, or if quality control has gone out the window and the DVD-making industry just doesn't care anymore.
However, I have played some discs that have appeared to develop glitching later on on our family DVD player, and they have played fine compared to my personal player. In some cases, I'm certain it's a bad disc. In others, it may be an indication that I need to replace my DVD player.
I just had an interesting experience.
We get a knock on the front door. It's a cop, and he's asking for me. Uh... OK. Asking how old I am, mentioning an incident at a house somewhere else in the neighborhood, asking if I have a blue Schwinn bike. Nope, don't have one.
I guess someone else by my name was involved in whatever happened, although I still don't know what happened as the police officer didn't elaborate on the details.
So yeah. Fun times.