For the past few days, just after it first started raining heavily this season, my room has been frequented by moths. Not just one or two, but a whole fucking family of moths. I just have to keep the windows open or steam alive in this sauna heat that we are having. The moths are attracted by the light emitting from my tubelight. They fly all over the room and are sometimes in my face, my cloths or my nude body! I hate that! I just don’t like moths.
And what is worse is that the stupid moths either die or get really injured when they hit the fan’s blades. Then they fall either on my bed or on the floor in some dark corner to die. Next morning as I wake up I see a bunch of ants surrounding the dead moth and I can’t stand ants either. And we have an ant problem here in this building! So now I hate the moths when they are alive and when they are dead! I hate moths!
As I write this there are about 13 moths on my tubelight! Fuck you moths!
So it give me some pleasure to see a lizard eating a couple of the said moths. If you are very quite, you can hear a crunch sound as the lizard snacks on his feast. Lizard to the rescue. I am now cheering for the pale one as he heads over to find another moth. Go lizard, go lizard! Eat them all up. I hope he wins.
Song for the day – “Fidelity” – REGINA SPECKTOR
The second Star Trek film made – Star Trek II – The Wrath Of Khan was also deemed to be one of it’s best. The movie is more character driven than most of the other Star Trek Movies and has been described as enjoyable by both fans and non-fans of Star Trek. This is a movie featuring the original cast of Star Trek with William Shatner as Admiral James T. Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Captain Spock, DeForest Kelley as Commander (Dr.) Leonard McCoy, James Doohan as Commander Montgomery Scott, George Takei as Commander Hikaru Sulu, Walter Koenig as Commander Pavel Chekov & Nichelle Nichols as Commander Uhura. The movie stars Ricardo Montalban as ‘Khan Noonien Singh, a 20th century superhuman who had been in suspended animation along with a few of his commrades on a sleeper ship.
15 years prior to the events in the movie, Khan was discovered by the Enterprise crew and he later tried to take control of the ship. Once defeated, Khan and his followers were exiled by choice on a habitable planet by Captain Kirk. Now 52, James Kirk is brooding over his choice to be promoted to Admiral and no longer on a starship. He comes to the Enterprise, now under the captaincy of Spock, to test the new & young crew, featuring Saavik (played by Kristie Alley in her debut film role). Meanwhile Chekov gets captured by Khan & his men and is now under the control of the supermen, who put a creature in his ear and leave him vunerable to Khan’s orders. The Project Genesis is underway to find a barren planet for testing. Doctor Markus and her son David are heading the project. Khan wants the Genesis device for himself and uses Chekov to get to the scientists.
Kirk takes over command of the Enterprise and heads to find the scientists. A fight with the ship that Khan has captured leaves the Enterprise damaged. He finds the crew brutally murdered and a stunned Chekov and captain Terrell (the captain of the ship Chekov was in). Khan takes off with the Genesis device, while Kirk is reunited with Carol Markus and their son David. Chekov & Terrell try to capture Kirk & Spock but are unable to. Checkov recovers after the creature in his ear comes out. They get back to the Enterprise and head for the final battle with Khan, in which Enterprise emerges victorious after using a nebula to their benefit. Khan activates the device which can destroy everyone but Spock manages to save the ship by entering the radiation filled room and repair the ship’s reactor. He dies (but is brought back to life in Star Trek III) and the Enterprise crew eulogies him and sends his body on a torpedo capsule into the new planet created in the blast of the Genesis device.
The Sens are in the final of the Eastern Conference! Taking revenge for the loss in seven games to the New Jersey Devils in 2003, after they had fought back so bravely to come back from 3-1 to tie it at 3-3, Ottawa beat the Devils 3-2 in game 5 to wrap up the series 4-1. The Sens haven’t done this well in the playoffs since that season and could go two better and win the Stanley Cup if things go their way and their best players keep delivering. Second period goals by Antoine Vermette, Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson were enough to get the win for the Sens despite two goals by New Jersey’s Scott Gomez. Ray Emery, who showed no effects from a minor automobile accident in Ottawa on Friday, made 27 saves to cap a series in which he clearly outplayed Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, who set an NHL record with 48 wins this season. Now we wait to see who we will face in the Eastern finals – Buffalo or New York. Bring them on!