>Florida was great! loads of fun. :3
I'm sorry to hear you and your family didn't have a good week. Yes, shame indeed about Nimoy. For the first time I am compelled to watch a bit of Trek.
That's also too bad about your brother's job! :c I hope he finds a new, better job soon!
The circumstances about my brother's job are also really infuriating - there was a bit of a shake-up at his place of work, and his job with being combined with several others. Only he and one other random woman with NO experience in is field of work (facilities management), yet it was she who got the job. He's been totally shafted. But, I do think he should treat it as an opportunity, and I think it'll lead to a better job.
One a more positive note, my mum's well on here way to recovery with her ankle. She had her cast off a few weeks ago and she's now hobbling around with a special boot on. She no longer suffers the indignity of going upstairs on her bum lol.
Also, yes you must watch some Star Trek. I just know you'll love it. Really, take a look at some Original Series as well as some Next Generation (you can't beat a bit of Picard ;))