Today I am thankful for Star Trek. 🖖 I loved the show since I was kid, but only recently became an active fan in public via blogging and podcasting. It’s a pure hobby for me, and that’s a nice thing to have.

I’m looking forward to a quiet Saturday catching up on chores.

Got my special 1K @Lyft jacket today and it’s pretty snazzy. (Think WWDC jackets circa 2016!)

I’m up to 1041 rides now, 5-star driver of course. 😇

Coming February 1: a daily photoblogging challenge! I’ll post more details closer to the end of the month, but I wanted to give you all a heads-up. (And yes, there will be a new pin.) 📷

I just love this photo of Jeri Ryan, in London for the Picard premiere.

A reminder: we do have a tagmoji category for Star Trek on Add the 🖖, and your posts will be added to the category timeline.

Today I am thankful that I’m doing the gratitude practice, even if I miss a day. I’m looking forward to having friends over tonight for guinea pig happy hour, i.e. radicchio fest with guests and drinks.

Man hijacks Portland airport monitor to play video games, until PDX officials declare ‘game over’

According to Simonds, the man asked “very politely” if he could finish his game. Sadly for him, the answer was no.

I always say PDX is a great place just to hang out.

My Favorite 25 Star Trek: Voyager Episodes, Ranked

Today is the 25th anniversary of the premiere of my favorite Star Trek series.

You might say I am a big Voyager fan. I put together a guide to every Voyager episode with ratings and descriptions. I launched a podcast called Voyager Revisited for fans of Voyager and for those who might like to revisit their earlier opinions. 🤨

But there is nothing harder than choosing and ranking one’s favorite episodes. It’s like being asked to choose your favorite tribble. And it would be futile to claim that these rankings will never change.

But today, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a show that I love, I have compiled my top 25 Voyager episodes. I may feel differently tomorrow, next week, or far off in the future, but here they are.

LLAP, Voyager cast, crew, creators, and fans.🖖

  1. Deadlock (S2E21)
  2. Counterpoint (S5E10)
  3. Year of Hell (S4E8 - 9)
  4. Equinox (S5E26 - S6E27)
  5. Basics (S2E26 - S3E1)
  6. Gravity (S5E13)
  7. Dragon's Teeth (S6E7)
  8. Dark Frontiers (S5E16 - 17)
  9. Faces (S1E14)
  10. Flashback (S3E2)
  11. Distant Origin (S3E23)
  12. Living Witness (S4E23)
  13. Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy (S6E4)
  14. Timeless (S5E6)
  15. Blink of an Eye (S6E12)
  16. Workforce (S7E16 - 17)
  17. Eye of the Needle (S1E7)
  18. Tuvix (S2E24)
  19. Random Thoughts (S4E10)
  20. Real Life (S3E22)
  21. Critical Care (S7E5)
  22. Dreadnought (S2E17)
  23. Future's End (S3E8 - 9)
  24. Shattered (S7E11)
  25. Child's Play (S6E19)

During guinea pig playtime, Grace got herself into a narrow paper bag and couldn’t get out. I really didn’t think she’d be brave enough to explore it. I had to rip the bag open, she’s traumatized, and Ada ate all the lettuce. Bad guinea pig mom!

Today I am thankful for my InstantPot. Between last weekend’s shopping and cooking, my refrigerator is full of wholesome food and I don’t need to run out in this cold weather for anything. I am looking forward to staying in the rest of the day.

Today, a few of my friends are having an especially rough day, and I assume there are others I don’t know about. I am holding a thought for you, with good wishes for better days ahead, and also I can offer emergency guinea pigs.

Today I am thankful for my friend and former bandmate Erin. We had a great catchup over dinner last night, and she filled me in on her new band’s first album recording.

I’m looking forward to seeing @cheesemaker and hopefully a few others at tonight’s Micro Meetup.

Today I am thankful for siblings. I can’t imagine where I’d be without mine—literally, because they all moved to Portland before me. I am looking forward to my brother stopping by for lunch and a session of sibling mutual support.

Today I am thankful for a cozy house on a cold, rainy Portland day. I am looking forward to guinea pig cuddles, even though I have to bribe them with wheat grass.

I’m looking forward to IndieWeb Camp Austin Feb. 22-23. It’s a great gathering of people who care about personal blogs at all levels of tech expertise.

Also, mark your calendars for Fri., Feb. 21, late afternoon/happy hour Austin Micro Meetup, downtown location TBD. 🎉

PDX area folks: Come hang out with me and @cheesemaker aka Jon Hays Jan. 14 (Tues.) at Migration Brewing on NE Glisan.* We’ll be there at starting at 4 pm. (Check out our Portland Micro meetup preference survey too!)

Afterwards: Core Audio Karaoke!

  • unless we have snow.

Today I am thankful for grocery stores where I enjoy shopping. I’m looking forward to curling up with my new book after cooking up this weekend’s stew. 👩‍🍳

Today I’m thankful for blueberries. I’m looking forward to a quiet weekend.

Portland area folks: Come hang out with me and @cheesemaker aka Jon Hays Jan. 14 at Migration Brewing on NE Glisan. We’ll be there at starting at 4 pm (to catch happy hour). Help us plan regular PDX Micro Meetups! (Check out our Portland meetup preference survey too!)

The”On This Day” feature seems to have stopped working for me as of December 23. Just me?…

Today I am thankful for somatic exercises I can do in bed to get this creaky body moving. I’m looking forward to making coffee.

It’s been over 40 years since I saw this SNL sketch, but I never forgot the final punchline of Samurai Tailor.. RIP Buck Henry.

Today I am thankful for having found a new doctor who seems like he will be a good replacement for the one who retired after I’d been a patient for 23 years. I am looking forward to a better sleep tonight. 😴

My sister brought me back a beautiful scarf from New Zealand. Wool, silk, merino and….

possum? Not weird at all, nope.

In other news, TIL that possum is not just a colloquial short form for opossum.

Registered for the Jeopardy test again. I think I’d faint if I actually were selected to audition, but doing the online test is actually quite fun.

Inspired by @Nataliekayh during our Micro Monday Microcast chat, I will start off each day with a gratitude post.

I am thankful to have my sister and her family back home safe after adventurous adventures in NZ. I am looking forward to dinner with them to hear all about it.