Doctor Who? And Other Happenings

Doctor_Who_-_Current_TitlecardI remember watching Dr. Who on a Public Television Station in the 1970’s with my mother. We watched the Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) do his stint of duty with UNIT. I don’t remember too much about the show other than it was a little bizarre, but then we watched the original Star Trek when that came out, too. Anybody remember that awful-looking monster that looked like spaghetti and meatballs? Looking at Star Trek TOS these days it’s clear how cheesy and badly-acted it was, but it was what we had at the time. It was new and different.

StartrekmonsterBack to the Doctor, he’s gone on for years and I lost touch with him. We watch a lot of shows on BBC America (Top Gear, various Gordon Ramsay programs), and I suppose it was inevitable that my son would discover Doctor Who at some point. (Jenna Coleman is eye-catching). My son started watching the new Doctor (Peter Capaldi), and he’s gone back and watched all of the Matt Smith episodes he could download off of the satellite station. Of course, I got sucked in, too. Okay, now I’m a “Whovian”. I still think the Daleks are cheesy, but see my first paragraph (so was Star Trek).

dalekWhen I’m not trying to watch all the Doctor Who episodes I can, I am still wading through homework and getting acclimated to school all over again. It’s going well so far. I’m in week 5 of my first 7.5 week course. I have a 97% grade, but the teacher hasn’t graded my Mid-term exam yet (I don’t think I did very well on that).

lgg3I’m also learning a new telephone. Yes, I jumped off of the Apple ship. I was not impressed with the new iPhone, and I didn’t want to wait until November to get one. I did a lot of research, and I found that the Android phones were a year or two ahead of Apple as far as features go. I went back to Android and bought an LG G3. It has the same screen size as the iPhone 6 Plus (the bigger one), and it does more. I also found it interesting that ALL the Verizon sales reps/technicians in the store had Android phones on their belts. Not a single one was using an iPhone. So I’m back to a more complicated phone, but I love it so far.

So it’s back to homework for me (for now).  Just remember, “bow ties are cool”.

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