Thursday, October 6, 2011

Do Not Panic

I realize that I have not been posting much lately.  I just really haven't felt like it.  I will try to get back to it on a more regular basis soon.

This card came from Postcrosser wackystuff in Canada as part of group 9 of the Ad Cards Round Robin.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Trekkie Time

I had every intention of posting something on Saturday night (last night I was too tired).  The only problem was that I didn't get home until after midnight, which was at least 4 hours later than I had anticipated.  I was at a Star Trek convention, waiting for Nichelle Nichols autograph.  For those of you who aren't Star Trek fans, she played Uhura on the original series.  She started signing at 6:15, and the line moved at a snail's pace.  Actually, what is slower than a snail?  That's how slow it moved.  She was being very nice, taking the time to talk with each and every person in line, but for those of us waiting, it was quite frustrating.  I had a general admission ticket, rather than one of the premium tickets, so I knew I was going to have to wait a while, but I didn't know I'd be waiting FIVE HOURS!! Yes, you read that right.  Oh, but it gets better.  Just after 11, those of us still waiting were told that Ms. Nichols wasn't feeling well and she was going to have to stop signing.  I don't blame her - she is almost 79 years old and I'm sure she was tired after 5 hours.  But the people running the convention might have encouraged her to move it along a little.  Anyway, not to worry....I'll still get my autograph.  They had us leave the items that we wanted signed and they will mail them back to us once she has signed them.

Fortunately, I was able to get a photograph with Ms. Nichols earlier in the day (apologies to my Facebook friends who have already seen all of these photos).

Love her necklace! :)

I also had photos taken with several other people.

This is John de Lancie, who played Q in 3 of the Star Trek series: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager.

And here we have Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes, who played Lt. Commander Data and Commander William Riker, respectively, on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

That's all for tonight.  What's that?  You want postcards?  Oh, well, if you insist. :)

I have about 90 Star Trek postcards, most of which I have purchased myself.  And of those 90, only two show anyone from The Next Generation cast.  Can you believe that?  I received them earlier this year as a trade with Postcrosser Thomas18183, who is from Germany.  

Star Trek The Next Generation - William Riker

In case you don't recognize him from my photo with him, as he does look a bit different, this is Jonathan Frakes in character as William Riker.  He was second in command of the Enterprise under Captain Jean-Luc Picard.  Speaking of which....

Star Trek First Contact - Captain Jean-Luc Picard

This is Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: First Contact.  Unfortunately, I have never seen him at a convention.  But Brent Spiner does an excellent impression of him, so it's almost like he was there on Saturday. :)