MAN, CHECK OUT THE NEW DIGS....

Holy crow, Stephen put in some overtime...

Hi, gang, and welcome to the new and vastly improved WHOOSIER NETWORK ONLINE! I'm brand-new in this place in every way possible, so please forgive me if I do a lot of bumping into the furniture. Ooops! Damn ottoman...

First off, many, many thanks to Stephen Kendall, who has been the architect of not only this but many of the hi-tech changes that Who-Net's undergone over the past few months. When you come to the next Who-Net meeting (check out our announcement to the very right of you), give him a slap on the back and a big cigar. Then watch him turn a brilliant shade of green, since he doesn't smoke...

Just recently I joined the rank and file of those who have high speed internet. DSL through Yahoo just recently became available in my neighborhood, so after the usual mulling about changing ISPs (and trust me, it was as big a pain in the rump as I thought it would be), I made the plunge. Because I am the computer equivalent of an idiot savant (it's ten minutes to Wapner), it took me two whole days to finally get things going, despite having been given the plainest instructions (there were diagrams! DIAGRAMS!) on how to hook the furshlugginger thing up.

But once I finally figured it all out... holy crow! It was like waking up a sleeping giant. All the stuff I'd been denied access to or took forever to load on dial-up just sprout up and yelled "HOWDY, COUSIN!".

Next bit of business to address today is next month's Halloween party, which will take place at the home of former Who-Net President and founding father, Mark Williams, Saturday Oct. 21st. Details should be, once again, to your right.

Tonight, Doctor Who makes his triumphant return to the Sci-Fi Channel at 8:00PM with two-and-a-half hours of Gallifreyan goodness, starting with THE CHRISTMAS INVASION and followed by NEW EARTH. Don't miss it, because, if things went right, there will be a special little surprise for those of you in the Indianapolis area who get Sci-Fi through Comcast.

Well, I'm gonna cut out for a bit. Much to do today, and "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" has just started on TCM, and a tear is rolling from my eye as the Heavenly chorus singing the Brookfield Alamatar plays through the credits. I'm looking forward to seeing if this posts right, so we'll talk again soon.