Monday, March 28, 2011

Gears Oath

I shall remain vigilant and unyielding in my pursuit of the enemies of the Coalition.
I will defend and maintain the Order of Life as it was proclaimed by the Allfathers of the Coalition in the Octus Canon.
I will forsake the life I had before so I may perform my duty as long as I am needed.
Steadfast, I shall hold my place in the machine and acknowledge my place in the Coalition.
I am a Gear.

(Oath of the Coalition, Sworn by all Recruits)

Gears of War: Aspho Fields

Karen Traviss

Friday, March 25, 2011

All We Are

I tasted, tasted love so sweet
And all of it was lost on me
Buttons sold like property
Sugar on my tongue

I kept falling over
I kept looking backward
I went broke believing
That the simple should be hard

All we are we are
All we are we are
And every day is a start of something beautiful

I wasted, wasted love for you
Traded out for something new
Well, it's hard to change the way you lose
If you think you never won

'Couse all we are we are
All we are we are
And every day is a start of something beautiful

And in the end the words won't matter
'Couse in the end tothing stays the same
And in the end dreams just scatter and fall like rain

'Couse all we are we are
All we are we are
And every day is a start of something beautiful, something real

All we are we are
All we are we are
And every day is a start of something beautiful, beautiful

- Matt Nathanson

Another of my favorite songs that was used in NCIS. I even found the video of the scene that it is used in the episode. It's not the full song, but I like that scene of the show so I'll put it up. Yay for YouTube!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

If Star Wars was real « How to be a Retronaut

All I have to say about this is that I bow to the fans who have the time and talent to do stuff like this. Check out how awesome it is!

If Star Wars was real « How to be a Retronaut

Monday, March 21, 2011

Things I Learned from Star Wars

I have liked Star Wars since 1999 when I was 10 years old. I'm almost 22 now. And as corny as it sounds I've learned a lot of things from it and I thought I'd compile a list. Lists are fun and easy to blog about. Plus, with all the other Star Wars fans I've met and become friends with over the years I'm sure there are quite a few of these they'd agree with me on.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"Five Sci-Fi Children's Books" by Caldwell Tanner

This is one of those things that you have to see rather than read. Basically it's Dr. Seuss and other classic kid's books with scifi covers and titles. Go check it out. It's awesome.

"Five Sci-Fi Children's Books" by Caldwell Tanner on CollegeHumor

Monday, March 14, 2011

19 Things You Learn from Movies

I got sent this in an email and I thought it was funny. I didn't write and don't know who did, but it's an amusing list of things that are OBVIOUSLY (not) true because they happen all the time in movies! Can anyone else think of others that didn't get put on the list? If so, leave them in the comments!

1. Most people keep a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings -
especially if any of their family or friends has died in
a strange boating accident.

2. If being chased through town, you can usually take
cover in a passing St Patrick's Day parade at any time
of the year.

3. It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in
a fight involved martial arts - your enemies will wait
patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around in
a threatening manner until you have knocked out their

4. All grocery shopping bags contain at least one stick
of French bread.

5. It's easy for anyone to land a plane, providing there
is someone in the control tower to talk you down.

6. Cars and trucks that crash will almost always burst
into flames.

7. The ventilation system of any building is a perfect
hiding place. No one will ever think of looking for you
in there and you can travel to any other part of the
building without difficulty.

8. All single women have a cat.

9. Should you wish to pass yourself off as a German
officer, it will not be necessary to speak the language.
A German accent will do.

10. When they are alone, all foreigners prefer to speak
English to each other.

11. Mothers routinely cook eggs, bacon and waffles for
their family every morning, even though the husband and
children never have time to eat them.

12. A man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious
beating but will wince when a woman tries to clean his

13. During all police investigations, it will be necessary
to visit a strip club at least once.

14. A detective can only solve a case once he has been
suspended from duty.

15. It is always possible to park directly outside the
building you are visiting.

16. Medieval peasants had perfect teeth.

17. If there is a deranged killer on the loose, this will
coincide with a thunderstorm that has brought down all the
power and phone lines in the vicinity.

18. If a killer is lurking in your house, it's easy to
find him. Just relax and run a bath.

19. Police departments give their officers personality
tests to make sure they are deliberately assigned a
partner who is their total opposite.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Kangaroo Cry

Losing my control
Here it is the day I have to go
Just sit beside me
I can't let this show
How sick I feel to leave you so alone
God I'm terrified
We've lost respect for decency
When one can turn our world into an ant pile
We run circles, no direction do I see
The dust has blinded you, the dust has blinded me

I kissed her on the cheek
And then I waved goodbye
She had the saddest look I've seen in years
A kangaroo cry
A warm pathetic ocean flow we have to live by
We have to live by
Because we have to live

And you choose to break our families
Tell me you've used all precautions known
And I'll stand beside the ones who stood alone
How long will we have to sing until you finally bring our sons, our daughters home?
We'll let the prayers start healing, what time's been stealing

We only want to feel as close as we can be
Use hands for holding on to your precious family
Just believe in all who shine
The light to help you see
Cause if I believe in you, will you believe in me?

I kissed her on the cheek
And then I waved goodbye
She had the saddest look I've seen in years
A kangaroo cry
A warm pathetic ocean flow we have to live by
We have to live by
Because we have to live

Keep hanging on
Keep hanging on
Keep hanging on
Keep hanging on

We'll let the prayers start healing, when time's been stealing
Start healing
Start healing


- Blue October

This song was used in the Christmas episode of NCIS in season 7 and I got it off the soundtrack. This is only the second Blue October Song I have on my iTunes, but I love it. I found the scene from the episode on YouTube. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Star Wars in Archetecture

My mom sent this to me a few weeks ago. It's a cool article on the Washington National Cathedral and an interesting feature it has. For some reason that is still beyond me, there is a Darth Vader helmet carved into the roof of the cathedral. I'm not sure if it's meant to encourage people to go to church by being modern and hip, or warn people away from the Dark Side and religion. (that was a joke. ha ha.)

Anyway, check out the article, it has pictures and it's cool.

Washington National Cathedral : Darth Vader

Monday, March 7, 2011

Review: The Hunger Games Trilogy

I finished The Hunger Games Trilogy a few weeks ago so I'm finally getting my act together and writing up a quick review on it. Again, I'll try to keep it spoiler free so if you haven't read it but are thinking about reading it this will hopefully help you make up your mind.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Oh, Twitter...

The other day I had the following conversation with the Twitter user IAmtheDoctor11. It made me giggle so I thought I'd share. And here's an easy clickable link to the picture in my first post.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

AMNH Dinosaur Tweetup: Update

So last week I wrote a post about how much I'd love to go to the American Museum of Natural History's Dinosaur Tweetup, as mentioned here.

Later that evening I received an email. I was chosen to go! I can't even begin to describe how much I am looking forward to this experience. And to top it all off, one of my friends that I haven't seen since I was 13 and volunteering at the Coney Island Aquarium might also be going with me! She saw my name somewhere online and then sent me a facebook wall post about it. That makes it even more exciting!

Anyway, this is just a short update on my earlier post. After the tweetup I'll change my scheduled Friday post to put up pictures and go over the experience. Can't wait!