Well, that cold I had on Tuesday is still with me, and I am feeling no better. In fact, I may actually be feeling worse. I stayed home from work today after working for the first three days of the week. Working wasn't improving my health, so I hoped that resting at home today would effect some positive change. I'm not sure if I'm going to go back to work tomorrow or not.
In the meanwhile, I've been getting my Trek thing on. One of my favorite episodes from the original Star Trek series, the second pilot entitled "Where No Man Has Gone Before", was released this week in the sequence of the "restored" episodes by CBS/Paramount.
The restoration has really been beneficial in my opinion. Film has been cleaned, color corrected, and scanned in high def. All of the matte shots and exterior space ship effects have been replaced and/or updated with modern computer-generated graphics. The more realistic star field showing the Enterprise leaving the galaxy in the image above is one example of this. The only disappointment I have about the re-released episodes is that they are edited to allow for more commercials. It will be fascinating to see the restored episodes in their complete form.
In other news, my Dad has journeyed to the Land Of The Confederacy for his sister's funeral. She passed on Tuesday. Part of me wanted to go to see all the Geek family relations, many of whom I haven't seen in about 25 years. Part of me is also glad because I'm not in much shape for travel right now. I only met my aunt a handful of times over my life. She'd been in assisted care after declining health for the last several years. I'm sorry that she's gone but at peace with the fact that her struggles are now over.
I spoke to my Mom tonight. She sounds uncertain about the first treatment for her cancer tomorrow. We're all hopeful that it will work. Hopefully, the side effects will be minimal.
Meanwhile, I could use some good matzo ball soup. I hear it's good for fighting a cold.
on 2007-01-25 at 9:29 p.m.
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