Remember the last Lunar Eclipse visible in Australia? Last year, in 2017, just before the Solar Eclipse that sent everyone in the United States crazy (or at least a little crazier than usual)? Remember how it was at 3am? There was nothing partial about my dislike for waking up at […]
Message from Zaltu (4yo): Santa is Dead. Spread the Word.
I don’t get the hate for Star Trek: Discovery. Like all Star Trek, I love how it makes me think – about the show, the concepts, and the social commentary on affairs all around the wold.
PAX is huge. Not just as a global convention, but in Melbourne it takes up every corner of the Convention Centre. A three-day-pass feels essential to be able to see everything. That level of “walking” takes some serious refuelling. And you don’t want to gorge yourself on any convention-centre-collection. You […]
We have a rule in this family. (*Well, to be honest… I have a rule and a 50/50 chance of it being obeyed*) “Thou shall have one and only one parent sick at any given time. One shall be the number thou shalt have and the number of sick parents […]
Fun fact: EG Dad and I were never originally sold on the idea of marriage. To be perfectly honest, the biggest selling point was the party. We spent months planning “The Reception” (almost as much time as we spent planning the honeymoon). We were going to have […]
There are so many ‘official’ days or ‘recognised celebrations’; it is hard to keep up with them. Pizza Day. Tiger Day. Red Shoe Day. This social responsibility with my geek calendar is exhausting. Believe me, I try. And then one day, when the planets are aligned and you stick your […]
You work so hard to bring them up in a world of puns, laughter, and sarcasm… only to have them use it against you!
I think I am the only person in the EG family who does not play Minecraft. *Quick headcount… not counting Zaltu, since she is only three years old and still mastering Diego’s Dinosaur Adventure on the Wii* Yep. I’m the only one. So when I walk into the bedroom and […]
This Saturday, 1 Jul, is Sydney AstroFest. Fun, free, and family-friendly astronomy and astrophysics. And for the first time, with a forecast of clear skies!!