Scott Hanselman

The Day I Met Uhura

August 2, '05 Comments [7] Posted in Movies
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We've been cleaning and painting in anticipation of the baby's arrival. I found this in a pile of old photos. I'm the big-headed child on the right. That's Uhura (the actress Nichelle Nichols) on the left. My dad pulled me out of school that day to meet her at the opening of the movie. This is at the Portland, OR opening of Star Trek IV in 1986. My dad's pretty cool like that. I remember planning what I was going to say for days before and completely fuzzing out in person. She's a pretty stunning woman. Anyway, finding the picture made me smile and think of the stuff my (upcoming) son and I will do.

Uhura-with-scott

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Tuesday, August 02, 2005 8:56:32 AM UTC
Do be sure to let me know if you go to meet Sub-commander T'Pol on some father/son outing... This would be purely for the boy's benefit of course!
Tuesday, August 02, 2005 5:38:48 PM UTC
Way cool. Plus, you finally wrote a blogpost in English, whoo!
Tuesday, August 02, 2005 6:45:09 PM UTC
I cannot believe you can even think of bringing a child into the world today, what with Star Trek Enterprise being cancelled and everything. :)
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 12:26:15 PM UTC
What a great post!

I had a similar experience when I took my almost-five year old daughter to the Revenge of the Sith premiere put on by Microsoft in Columbus. (Yes, intense movie, but she's pretty calm about many things and we were sitting in the aisle seats prepared for an emergency breakaway if needed.)

I hope I'm able to remember that event for many years. I certainly think she will. Such things make for wonderful memories between father and child.
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 2:08:50 PM UTC
Thanks for sharing that Scott. Sometimes we get lost in our work to remember to make memories with the most important people in our lives. That's the stuff that lasts and builds a relationship.

Thanks again!
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:13:32 PM UTC
How big is your head anyway? I wear an 8. Jack
Jack Hanselman
Saturday, August 06, 2005 2:10:22 AM UTC
Love the pic. When I first viewed it my brain choose to see it as a sophisticated Barbie doll scene. I looked closely and appreciated the attention to detail in the scene. Only after reading the post did I see the foolishness of how my mind jumped to a conclusion.

Best wishes to your family.
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