Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

8.29.2004

Star Trek nerd kind of day

I'm so sad right now that I feel like I could cry and it is just plain silly, when I think about it logically. I had read that James Doohan (Scotty from classic Star Trek) wouldn't be doing any conventions any more. I just assumed he was old and tired of doing them or some health conditions as he aged. I was close. I just read Wil Wheaton's blog and found out that Scotty has Alzheimer's Disease. That just breaks my heart. I had my picture made with the dirty old man and gave him a kiss on the cheek at a Star Trek convention in Austin about eight or nine years ago. He was funny, flirting with all the women and stealing kisses from as many as he could. He made sure to tell me it was ok for me to give him a kiss. How could I resist? I really need to dig up that picture. I think it is a box somewhere. Anyway. I'm really sad about that news.

Jimmy, may God give you and your family comfort.

2 Comments:

  • At 5:17 PM, August 29, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yeah, that bummed me out too, and I'm nowhere near the Trekkie you appear to be. I used to play on a soccer team with Chekov back in the early 90's. What a just plain nice guy. That name for your daughter, 'Stinkerbelle' just cracks me up. We call my three year old 'Thunderbunny'.

     
  • At 5:31 PM, August 29, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Coolies. Soccer with Checkov! He was one of my faves from the original ST. I used to think he was cute when I was a little girl.

     

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