Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday, May 14th, 1976

Finally, we got a little rain.

Twelve school days left! Just another week left for Seniors. My lock worked fine today.

Today I finally won at Mil Kilometros! Then I got to finish the test while the rest of the class joined in on another card game. Something really dumb.

Algebra was really good for a change. Vernon took over and the place became a funhouse. He loves being in the limelight and can be a very funny comedian when something restrains him a little---like an ever-present teacher. I really cracked up! Ha, ha, ha!

That stupid TANK bus passed us right up after school so I didn't get home until after 4 again!

Tonight I saw "the Paradise Syndrome" on STAR TREK again.

NOTES: Is it just me or does it seem as though I'm starting to enjoy school more and more as the days dwindle down to a precious few?

Apparently this "Mil Kilometros" was the "Spanish Game" i had referred to before on here. Must have been something regular but I have absolutely no memory of it.

As far as STAR TREK goes, "The Paradise Syndrome" remains one of my favorite episodes. Even today I will rarely pass up a chance to watch any one of the original series episodes. They look surprisingly innocent, cheap and more than a little silly in the wake of all of the franchise's own high tech sequels and reboots but the originals still pack a punch that none of the others have. When my wife and I got married (20 years ago next month!) we nearly missed our own reception when we realized there was a STAR TREK marathon on hosted by William Shatner. Videos of the early part of the reception show our family members looking at their watches as she and I sat through a couple of episodes before heading over! ;)


  1. "Mil Kilometros" might be a Spanish-rules version of "Mille Bornes" (aka "Touring", way back when)? Card game, rack up miles, stop for gas, repair flat tire, etc...we always enjoyed playing it when we were kids.

    I still love catching the classic Star Treks, because our family never had a color tv...we're talking up into the 1980's! There's a whole bunch of shows that show up on TV and I'll just HAVE TO WATCH, only because it's the first time I've ever seen them in color!

  2. > They look surprisingly innocent, cheap and more than a
    >little silly in the wake of all of the franchise's own
    >high tech sequels

    Have you seen the enhanced versions? I had no idea about these until I started watching the original series with my son on Netflix. I'm watching the shots of outer space and the Enterprise and I'm thinking, "Wow, this looks a lot better than I remember. They must have spent a fortune for these effects back then." Then I read they "enhanced" the original series by replacing the effects a few years back. Not sure how I feel about that. What about you?

  3. I don't believe I've seen any of the enhances episodes. Part of me is against the idea simply because I firm;y believe that eventually you just need to pronounce a project as DONE and move on. Otherwise, I know I'd tinker with my own writing forever.