Oh, boy. I knew nothing about the X-Files, and frankly not much more about Star Trek: TNG. At the end of this experiment, all I now know that I… 822 more words
A few years ago, I started traveling with a tiny Captain Picard action figure. I had received him as a gift from a friend years before, but kept him in the packaging on the off-chance I was the only one in the world with a dusty Picard action figure still in the packaging, and before I went to Oz/NZ, decided to take him out and have him explore the world with me. 201 more words
Faithful readers will remember my birthday drink, the Picard.
So there we were, the Engineer and I, after a day of alternating cabin fever and snow hoickery, having another Picard — we eke them out parsimoniously — when he surprised me by pouring himself a second (an ounce of creme bergamot, an ounce of Armagnac) and then unstoppering a bottle of Absinthe that has been in the cupboard since 2010 at least, when he broached it to accompany his traditional New Year’s Eve snack of pickled herring. 63 more words