Well, being off on a Wednesday certainly feels odd. Not that I'm complaining, a fellow desk-monkey needed Friday off to go to her brother's college graduation so we swapped. And I get to see Blues Traveler on Friday night as well; they're playing at Harrah's. I only know a few songs, but hey, free tickets are free tickets :).
We also saw the new Star Trek movie this past Friday and I quite liked it. I know there's folks out there who do not like this interpretation of the Star Trek universe and that's fine, they are entitled to dislike it for whatever reasons they have. I tend to view this new version as completely separate from the old one. I liked the original series rather a lot but I also like this newer one as well. Also Benedict Cumberbatch. Yay.
Saturday was spent in Cape May with lowen_kind
, as the only two attendees of this year's CMFM. Hopefully, we can figure out a way to bolster attendance for next year.
A couple of Sundays ago my sister and I went to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
(which is only maybe 30 minutes from my house, I must go back sometime soon) for her birthday and had some fun bird spotting. It seems there was an unusual visitor to the facility that day, a Bar-Tailed Godwit
, not normally found in this area. Birders are very, very insane people. Passionate, but insane (and I mean this in a good way). Everyone we talked to on our visit was hunting for this bird, they had driven miles and miles to see it. We kind of wanted to see it as well, just to see what the fuss was about, but alas, said birdy was feeling reclusive. I kind of envied them, their passion and so forth. I consider myself a fan of of quite a few things, but not with any great "omg, I -have- to go here, or to that con or buy -that- thing", I don't research artists or actors or collect memorabilia or memorize episodes of shows or read the books in a series over and over and over again(well, except for a few series). Just once, I'd kind of like to feel that level of dedication, that level of inclusion and passion about, well, anything.