Wait, Ten Years? What?

It is clear that I have always been a genius. Ten years ago, I started this blog. It was called the Eichenblog because that is the cleverest thing I could come up with that played off my name and the fact that this is a blog. Wow. My first entry …

Conventions!

Gencon event schedules are out this week, which has me thinking about my convention schedule for this year. A lot. It’s going to be a great time and a really busy July. The first part of July is CONvergence, a sci-fi convention in Minneapolis. I’m not quite sure what to …

That One Feature or Why I Won’t Buy Another Android Phone

Voice calling is not really a main feature of the phone, so it’s not consistent on whether you swipe or push a button or just plain can’t do it.

Dear Vincent

Dear Vincent van Gogh, You insufferable hack. I have recently, to the misery of my entire Christmas vacation, completed a study of one of your works. The work, entitled The Starry Night, was one of the most needlessly complex and tediously horrid pieces I have ever had the displeasure to …

The Thirteen Minute Mile

Running hurts. That’s what I always thought, anyway.  I remember skipping out on running during tennis practice in high school.  I remember hating it when I didn’t.  I remember scoring very poorly on the “run a mile” portion of phys ed. I’ve always hated running. So I’ve signed up for …

Gencon 2010

Captain America walks next to Solid Snake, a Big Daddy lumbering in their wake.  Two Links pass each other, acknowledging each other with a nod. This is Gencon. There are a good many things I like about this convention.  The hours of the day are packed with fun, breaking only …