Cut for spoilers and stream-of-consciousness rambling. :)

Chuck! )


Heroes! )


Castle! )

Yay, Mondays! :D

In other news, there's a nifty Eagle Cam that you can watch. Situated in New Jersey, it's a Ustream.tv video of nesting bald eagles. There were three eggs in the nest this weekend, and one of the eggs hatched yesterday. So far I've been able to watch the parent eagles take turns sitting on the nest and feed the baby. They had dragged a huge fish up to the nest yesterday, and this afternoon it looked like there was a squirrel. And the baby eagle is an adorable little fluffball, if you get the chance to see it. More often than not, one of the parents is sitting on it. It'll be interesting to see if either of the two eggs that are left end up hatching.

Oh, and look at that. I can embed it:



Of course, it's dark out now, but be sure to check it out tomorrow, East Coast time (GMT -4).



It's Pi Day! Mmmmmmm, pi.

And earlier this month, it was square root day (3/3/09).

Now I want a root beer float and some blueberry pie. >:)



I loved how during last night's Heroes episode there were cameos made by Skip Johnson and Fernando (two Buy More workers from Chuck) in the comics shop. It was as good a geek-out moment as the night both shows played Talking Heads songs.

Yep, that's all. :D

So! It's the holiday known as the Super Bowl here, and we're gearing up (with food, of course) for the various extended family members who will be celebrating in our house. My parents are both Pittsburgh Steelers fans, so I guess it's a Big Deal. Football's really not my thing (too many commercials for my taste), but my cousin who supplies me with comic books is coming over, so maybe I can steal him for a while to show off my Serenity comics.

But what I'm more excited for is tomorrow. I'll be up early for a long work day, but the payoff is going to be oh-so-good. Of course, Heroes volume four is going to premiere, and that's going to be all kinds of awesome, but there's also Chuck! I love that show to itty bitty bits. It doesn't even matter that it's going to be in 3D, but it's going to be cool to see like that, anyway. My family picked up 12 3D glasses from ShopRite yesterday, so we're going to be set!

I was on imdb the other day, and there were all of these negative reviews for Chuck, and I was like, what? Really? How can you not love a show that's funny, has plenty of action/adventure, adorable characters, and an on-going storyline that isn't so deep in mythology that if you miss an episode, you're not going to be totally lost when you pick it back up again? ::raspberries:: :D

And that's because I've been head-over-heels in love with Firefly and Serenity.

Probably everything's been said that's to say about how fantastically awesome this show is. I'm kinda glad I never knew about it while it was airing because it no doubt would have broken my heart when it was cancelled.

What's nearly as much of a crime, though, is the fact that, two short graphic novels and the movie novelization aside, there are no official books to continue the adventures of Serenity and its crew. And you know that they'd do well when it comes to selling them (well, okay, I don't know if that's true beyond me buying them all several times over to read myself and give to my friends and family - isn't that enough?). I mean, people have written and performed music from the show as well as tried their hands at making Jayne's hat (there's even this adorable sweatshirt jacket inspired by his hat). I just can't wrap my head around this, I guess.

More Firefly squee )


I finally watched the trailer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and it's got me pretty excited about the movie. I haven't read any articles or anything about the movie, so it'll be interesting to see the final product and how close it sticks to, or far it strays from, canon.

Cut for comic books geekery about one of my favorite characters )

So, I've been kind of out of it when it comes to soccer lately, what with the Phillies winning the World Series and all (wow, just thinking about that never gets old!). So imagine my surprise when I went to MLSnet.com and saw that the Eastern Conference champs were the Columbus Crew? I know that they've been phenomenal this year, but I still never expected them to get this far because...well, they're the Crew.

And now I see that they might be playing the final against either the Red Bulls or... RSL?! Wow! This is actually pretty exciting. What a stress relief not having your team in the finals can be! ; )

ETA: And the Red Bulls have won! This final is going to be pretty exciting because for the first time in a long while it won't feature DC United, the Revs (::sad::), LA Galaxy, or some incarnation of the old Earthquakes/Dynamo. Those are pretty much the teams I remember seeing in finals in the past since becoming a fan of MLS. Gotta make sure I clear my afternoon schedule (lol!) for Sunday, November 23rd!

ETA2: Since when is New York a part of the Western Conference? ::is confused::

=^_^=

Nov. 15th, 2008 11:13 am
My cat is sleeping on my leg, and now my foot's asleep. Argh! And yet, he looks so comfy that I don't want to disturb him. :(

Do you suppose he realizes how lucky he is? :D

___

I'm happy because today we're having family over for a 'harvest dinner' (something my mom thought of a few years ago and now has become tradition), and my comics-loving cousin is coming, too. I'm sensing the opportunity for a total geek-out later this evening. In the meantime, I'm going to finish going through the Deadpool comics he lent me.

geekery

Oct. 4th, 2008 11:29 pm

My day doesn't feel as though it's complete until I've listened to Buzz Out Loud, the technology podcast from CNET. It's hilarious and informative. It really brightens up my day. : )

It also invokes a hint of nostalgia for me as I remember watching the old CNET Central TV show on the Sci Fi Channel in the mid-to-late 90s. Sundays were my geek-out day of the week because of the Sci Fi Channel (The shows I remember were The Sci-Fi Buzz with Mike Jerrick, Inside Space, a comic book show I can't remember the title of, and CNET Central). I think by that point The X-Files was being shown on Sunday nights, too, but I stopped watching that show after the fifth or sixth season.

Ah, those were the days. But seriously, check out the podcast. If you have even a passing interest in the world of tech news, you'll love it. :D

Stephen Colbert: Formidable Opponent! - "No more corporate bare-backing! Promise?"

So. much. win.

I went two weeks without having to teach my hated enemies second grade students, but alas, tomorrow is another day. I blame my sudden M&Ms binge on their impending arrival. Seriously, I think I've eaten my weight in candy-coated chocolate today.

___

I was going through this year's collection of wall-calendars-sent-free-in-the-mail, and judging them worthy based on whether or not they had pictures of apes. I can't stand them; gorillas and chimpanzees freak me out. I don't wish them any harm or anything crazy like that, but I certainly don't want to see their pictures on my wall for a month.

Strangely, orangutans don't bother me near as much, and I'm not sure why.

___

I'm afraid that I've read all of the decent G/B fic that's posted on the web, and I'm going through withdrawal. I forgot until recently just how ridiculous it is getting into a fandom that is essentially just limping along on the memories of yester-year. Note to self: in the future, stay away from fandoms that have not had new canon material in five-plus years.

However, if there is still professional fiction being written for DS9, there's still some canon in the making, right? In fact, just a week or two ago, I read the Star Trek SCE (Starfleet Corps of Engineers) eBook #55 Wounds Book 1 and # 56 Wounds Book 2 (though I bought mine through Sony's eBook store since that's the hand-held I have), and I really enjoyed it (them, though really it's all one book just broken into two parts that you have to buy) because it was chock-full of Dr. Bashir torture. I just wish that there was more fall-out to the story (the next DS9 book in the series, Warpath, doesn't make mention of the events of Wounds, though if I remember correctly, they were published the same year, so there you go). I'd love to see some Bashir fic written about the DS9 Relaunch books; there's still a lot of potential left for the character in the canon universe.

On the other hand, I'd settle for some new Bashir-fic, period. Beggars can't be choosers, and all of that.

Holy potatoes, it's windy. It's just absolutely howling out there - you can't tell if it's the wind at first, or low-flying aircraft. But since military planes usually don't fly low over the neighborhood at night, you realize it's the wind a half second later. The winds tomorrow are supposed to be 20-30 mph with gusts to 55 mph. Couple that with a daytime high temp of 33F, that makes for nasty windchills. I'm betting the kids have indoor recess tomorrow, too. Joy!

On the other hand, today was a great day to just sleep in, do laundry, eat cookies, and watch DS9 episodes all day. I'm re-evaluating my opinion on Sisko after having watched the sixth season episode Waltz. That was a damn fine episode. These DVDs were a great investment. Ah, geekery! It beats the hell out of reality all the time, at any rate. :D

geekery

Dec. 3rd, 2007 08:17 pm

I like the Celsius temperature scale; colder temperatures are so much more dramatic. I'm looking at the current weather conditions here and thinking, "There's a -2 degree windchill out there! The horror!!1!" It translates to 28F, which, while cold, is no where near as devastating.

Still, I've been sleeping under an electric blanket since mid-November, so maybe I'm just really a wuss. Last night I ordered my parka, so we'll see how that goes.

Click, clack, moo.

My parents hit up the local library book sale this morning, and brought home a hefty stack of new reads. My mother picked up another copy of her favorite house plant care book, and found within it two, old newspaper articles. One article was a guide to "recycling" poinsettias (rather than throwing them away at the end of the holidays), and, while interesting in its own right, it had a surprise on the back. Printed Sunday, February 8th, 1976 (nearly five years to the day before I was born): Don't even mention M*A*S*H to him: Wayne Rogers only interested in his new show )



Out of curiousity, I had to look up City of Angels, and found that it was cancelled after its first season. Funny how that works.

Anyway, I love MASH; I remember watching the reruns with my Grand Dad when I was in grade school. It ranks up there among my very favorite television shows... so I bought the series on DVD. :D I've watched the first four episodes, and with something like 250 episodes, it's going to take a loooong time before I've seen them all.

HI!

Things I have done today:

* Pulled my back out shifting books about at work

* Ran around the backyard like a lunatic while playing with my cat

* Drank too much caffeine

* Been in a really moody-mood for NO GOOD REASON (grrr pms)

* Craved pecan pie. Again for NO GOOD REASON.

* Read the last few pages of a kids' novel and nearly burst into tears for NO GOOD REASON ... well, the girl dies, that's reason enough!

* Avoided thinking about all the work I have to do by watching the last thirty minutes of today's ST:TNG episode. Older!Spock was pretty cool.

* Downloaded beaucoup old school WinAmp skins from this site - allwinampskins.com - for my version 2.65 WinAmp. Hey, I still run version 5.5 something of AIM. I can't stand the graphics-intensive new-fangled stuff.

I'm thinking about getting my eyes lasiked. Y/N? Thoughts? Anyone? My sinuses are killing me.

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