Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Your Snow is Showing

Fuuuuuuuuh.  I can't be alone in thinking that we've already had enough snow for January.  I like me some snow, but I like it parceled out, like indian dinners.  Too much of either in too short a time and either your spine or your ass will be hurting.

But, anyway.  It's winter, and that's what we get: snow, or the dreaded 'wintery mix,' which sounds sort of like some godawful party snack involving Rice Chex and peppermint bark.

Yesenia and I have been meeting the weather in our usual January fashion - a Star Trek marathon.  Right now, we're about two-thirds of the way through Voyager's fifth season, which has been remarkably strong.  And I had a moment where I felt a deep pride in Yesenia: while watching a flashback in an episode detailing the adventures of a family of scientists about a quarter-century earlier - I had to pause it and ask Yesenia what was wrong with what we were watching.  She paused for a moment, and said, 'The Federation didn't know about the Borg, then!'

I do love my wife...



Cathy said...

I've seen the Voyager episode you're talking about, and I have to say that that detail went right by me. Good catch, Yesenia!

Dave Kopperman said...

I've since challenged her to a few impromptu Trek trivia questions whenever a scene comes up that acts as a callback to previously established continuity, and she's doing fairly well. Not full grandmaster of Trek lore, yet. Perhaps one day...