2009-01-07

Star Trek Book Week Part II: Electric Boogaloo

Star Trek Book Week Parts I & II Posts:
  1. Book Review 15: Star Trek Memories (William Shatner)
  2. Book Review 16: I am not SPOCK (Leonard Nimoy)
  3. Book Review 17: The Longest Trek (Grace Lee Whitney)
  4. Book Review 18: Star Trek Movie Memories (William Shatner)
  5. Book Review 19: I Am Spock (Leonard Nimoy)
  6. Book Review 20: Beyond Uhura -- Star Trek and Other Memories (Nichelle Nichols)
  7. Book Review 35: Up Till Now (William Shatner)
  8. Book Review 36: Beam Me Up, Scotty (James Doohan)
  9. Book Review 37: Warped Factors -- A Neurotic's Guide to the Universe (Walter Koenig)
  10. Book Review 38: To The Stars (George Takei)
  11. Book Review 39: Just a Geek (Wil Wheaton)




I have an idea how the rest of the week will go.

At 11:00 PM the soft ding will let me know the hotel elevator reached my floor. I'll step out of it and wander down one of three halls to my room. I'll get halfway down, realize I chose the wrong hall, and reverse direction.

Once I pick the right one, the echoing click - click of my shoes on fake marble will accompany me to my door, where I will put my card key in backwards, get annoyed that it's not working, then realize it is working and I'm just being an idiot. I'll get the door open and pour into the room, every last cubic inch of my belly filled with Bread Pudding and Guinness. I'll turn on the alarm clock for the next morning, start up the computer intending to check email, and then collapse into bed for the night, before the machine even asks for the fourth password.

The alarm will go off at 6:00 AM; I'll ignore it until 6:45, then panic because I have to meet folks for breakfast at 7:00. I'll roll out of bed, shower, get dressed and be only 10 minutes late.

It should be against the law to wake up at 6:00 (or 6:45) in Las Vegas.

But this isn't just Vegas. It's CES. And after I make it to the convention center, I'll spend the next 9 hours standing in three square feet of space, shouting at hundreds of people as I demonstrate awesome products in my employer's booth. At 6:00 PM, we'll slowly make our way back to the shuttle bus that will get us back to our hotel a few miles away in an hour. I'll go up to my room, do some other work, change, desperately beg my abused feet to go back into another pair shoes (as they howl their swollen objections), go downstairs for dinner, and the whole process will start again.

This happens every year at CES. And I love every minute of it.

Unfortunately, that leaves little time -- or mental energy -- for blogging. Thus I give you Star Trek Book Week Part II: Electric Boogaloo.

I know we're already 4 days into the week, but I didn't set the CES schedule.

Two years ago, CES meant you got my 5 part series on credit card arbitrage. Exciting stuff, I know.

Last year, though, I hosted the first Star Trek Book Week. I published my reviews of autobiographies by William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Grace Lee Whitney, and Nichelle Nichols.

This week, continuing in that fine tradition, you can expect to see reviews of autobiographies by William Shatner (again), James Doohan, Walter Koenig, George "Oh, My!" Takei and finally a little bit of a surprise.

So while I may fall behind on my Entrecard drops, there will still be plenty of fascinating things to see here at Cromely's World. And I promise to stay awake long enough to read all your comments.

And next week, I can start work on my posts for CES 2010. And try to work off the Bread Pudding.

Tomorrow: Up Till Now, by William Shatner.

3 comments:

Alyce said...

At first I thought maybe you were at a Star Trek convention. :) Then I figured out it must be a work-related convention or something. I'm looking forward to the Star Trek autobiography book reviews. I hope this comment is coherent - my 4-year-old is distracting me.

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

Ahhh, CES! I remember having the 'privilege' of going there (and working the booth) for one of my former employers...crazy fun times! ;)

My hubby will be very happy to hear about your William Shatner book review! ;)

Tink said...

Great, I can't wait. Yep, I'm a Trekkie...