End of an era

A few days ago, I completed something I should have done 12 years ago: I watched the last episode of Star Trek: Voyager. I really enjoyed Voyager when it first aired, but alas I did not have control of the remote in the house, so I didn’t get to see past season 3 or so. Fortunately, Hubby is a huge Star Trek fan, like me, and we’ve been watching Voyager together. He (like a good Hubby) refused to tell me what happened at the end of the series, who got back to Earth, etc. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil anything. I had vaguely recalled hearing that not everyone made it back, so as we were having a marathon of the last few episodes, I had that in the back of my head. I do read Star Trek comics, so this conversation occurred:

Me: So-in-so DOES make it back to Earth!
Hubby: Are you sure about that?
Me: He/She/It is right here in this comic!
Hubby: *facepalm*

Unlike Battlestar Galactica, which took me months to pull up the courage to watch because I knew that would be the end of it, I was peacefully calm about watching the end of Voyager. It tied up everything quite nicely, and the whole series didn’t turn out to take place in the Holodeck *ahem, Enterprise*. It was nice seeing the nods to the other Star Trek shows at the end, with the Enterprise and Defiant escorting Voyager home. Yes, I will admit that there were tears, but not tears of sadness, like when I watch BSG (which I recently did for my thesis and bawled again), but tears of happiness. I’m debating if the next series we watch all of the way through should be the Original Series or Deep Space Nine–I’ve seen most of both series’, but Hubby hasn’t seen all of TOS. Choices, choices…

In other, not quite related, Star Trek news, I’m still deciding how I feel about JJ Abrams directing Star Wars VII. I absolutely love his Star Trek. No matter how many times I watch it, I will cry in the beginning. My gym was showing it in their cardio room, and let’s just say that it’s a good thing that it’s dark in there, else everyone would see that it wasn’t just sweat on my cheeks! But I digress… I’ve been impressed with what JJ Abrams material I’ve seen so far (note to self: continue watching Alias!), so I have high hopes that he will do Star Wars justice, especially as he is a big fan of the original trilogy. Finger’s crossed!

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I totally work at Warehouse 13

I currently work in a history museum with their collections. The museum recently completed a move to a new location, so I’ve been helping unpack artifacts, build boxes, and find happy places on the shelves for them (this includes climbing a lot of ladders, which is a great weight-loss plan; in other news, it’s a good thing I’m not afraid of heights!). I’ve known since I got this job that it was temporary, and it will end January 31st. While I’m sad to go, I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to expand my skills and work with such wonderful people.

When I first got the job, friends asked if it was like working at Warehouse 13. Yes. Yes it is. As one walks down the aisles of artifacts, it is not hard to imagine some of them having superpowers or curses. I wonder what powers a doll with three faces would have? Or a beloved stuffed gorilla? Or a zither?

This brings me to music. I often listen to music on my iPhone as I’m pushing carts down the aisles and climbing ladders, mainly soundtracks. Obviously, appropriate music for walking through museum collections include Indiana Jones and Warehouse 13 soundtracks. However, with only a week of work left, I’m on a quest for new music to listen to, so I put it out to you, Internet: what music would you listen to while working in museum collections? Leave a comment with your suggestions, and I’ll check them out!

Updated:
I received this scratch on my arm while putting away a clock a few days ago. What would happen to me if I was on Warehouse 13? Is my blood full of chroniton particles or something? 😮

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Hello again

Goodness, has it really been a few months since I’ve written? Time sure flies when you’re having fun! Quick updates then:

NaNoWriMo
I won’t fill the page with paltry excuses as to why I didn’t finish my novel in November (I was sick, my dog ate my outline…wait, we don’t have a dog, we have frogs…). I’m still working on it, and have decided to do my own NaNoWriTriMo (National Novel Writing Three-Months). Hubby is excited about the story, and keeps asking how it’s going and when it’ll be done. It’s nice to know that I have such a wonderful supporter who keeps cheering me on! Currently I’ve rewritten the beginning three times, and will do so again. In all honesty, I will be jobless come February 1st, so I will have a lot more time on my hands (between applying for other jobs), so there are really no more excuses! I’m really excited to sit down and write out what’s been in my head since last summer. I’ll keep you updated on my progress 🙂

Happy New Year! My New Year’s resolutions come straight from Miss Frizzle of The Magic School Bus:
1) Take chances
2) Make mistakes
3) Get messy
Since moving to Seattle two years ago, I’ve been too occupied with grad school to truly explore this great city and surrounding area. So this is the year! Hubby and I are going to venture out and explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where we’ve never gone before. Have any suggestions of Seattle-ish/day trip areas we should check out? Leave a comment!

More bloggy goodness to come! Hakuna Matata!