It has been way to long since I have written a post. Between work and school and family blogging has taken a sudden back seat. I never mean to be away as long as I am, time just slips by.
Last Thursday my son was to meet me at the University of Reno for a lecture by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Give that a moment to sink in; the famed astrophysics came to Reno and I went to see him! Sadly Alex and I did not connect until after the lecture was over. It seems the University underestimated how many people would be attending. Instead of the 500 they expected, well over 1,000 showed up. Parking was a mess and I ended up in an overflow room. I saw him via satellite. I was very disappointed, had hoped to not only meet him but get my picture taken with the great man. Luckily Alex found him during the Q&A portion of the talk. Alex took me to the auditorium, so even if it was a short while, I was in the same room as Dr. Tyson. I could not stay to stand in line to have my book Death by Black Hole signed. My wonderful kid took it from me and stood in line for about an hour and got it signed. Alex even got his picture taken with Dr. Tyson! Now he is trying to track down the student who took the photo. Leave it to my kid to once again get his photo taken with a famous person. During the last election he got his picture taken with Kal Penn from Herald and Kumar go to White Castle fame.
This weekend I took a break from school to see the Anthony Hopkins’ film The Rite. Skip it. Seriously, skip it. I cannot say too much without giving anything away. It would have been a far better and creepier movie had…nope, cannot even say that. Just know the laughing towards the end by the audience was unintentional.
It’s February 9th and I have not even finished one book; only because of my school reading load. By the time class is finished the month I would have read 26 long philosophical articles plus a play and oh yeah I did finish a book, I had to read Tuesdays with Morrie. Needless to say I am on overload and now thanks to the Play W;T (yes that is how it is spelled) and Morrie, a little sad. I really have to go find something uplifting to do. I am off to read some blogs.
This is what happens when you turn off the flash on a camera. Though I was proud of Alex for not wanting to “flash” Dr. Tyson.