A Floating Psycho Ward

Winter makes me feel like this, only with fewer muppets, costumes, lights, and music...


In Print

I'm in the February issue of Geek Monthly and didn't even know it until I got it in the mail today! It's a piece some of you have already seen called, "How to Fail As An Action Heroine In Six Easy Steps". Page 64.

Thanks to my rockin' editor over there, Jeff Bond.


Goodbye Majel

She wasn't just the voice of the U.S.S. Enterprise to me, she was the voice of my imagined future and what I hoped the world could be like someday. Rest in peace, Majel. Thanks for the good work.


Tina Fey

We don't have television, and it never bothers me until awards season. I've heard about Tina Fey's amazing acceptance speech. In my opinion, she deserves every award she gets, and while I couldn't find the speech itself, I did find this. (Which is just as good to me, if not better for the more casual tone of the video.) 

Watch as she artfully ducks and dodges inane questions from journalists who want to make her look bad, but also expresses herself freely. Tina Fey should start a charm school that teaches women how to be genuine without being mean. I'd enroll.



Be like the Caine

Michael Caine is hands down one of my favorite actors of all time. For more reasons than you'd probably like to listen to me ramble on about, so I'll spare you. (I'll just say this, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Without A Clue", and the original "Sleuth". I can forgive him, "Jaws: The Revenge" in lieu of all those. Can't you?)

His filmography speaks for itself. He has added credibility in my eyes, because he is nearly the spitting image of my father. When Jake read me this quote by him today, I took it to heart.

"Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but paddling like the dickens underneath."

"Paddle!" says Caine, and paddle I shall.


"My corns hurt."

HOW did I go my ENTIRE life without knowing this song existed? It makes me want to roller skate. Immediately.


This Just In

My sister is a HUGE geek. I mean, all my sisters are verging on serious geekhood, and we're all movie fans, but I just found out yesterday that one of them is officially a TWILIGHTER! I found this to be remarkable news. I myself have not read the Twilight books, nor have I seen the movie, though I will now in order to have a little mini symposium with her.

She reminded me of myself in my early geek days. Nervous, saying things like, "Don't tell anyone, but..." and, "I tried to hide it, but....". To which I responded, "Don't hide it!" I told her my philosophy about how everyone has a geek flag, and you should just fly yours. (I got that from, "The Family Stone" and just replaced "freak" with "geek". It spoke to me.)

She has seen the movie 7 times, breaking my personal best of 4 times in a theater for some of the Harry Potter films, Elf, Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Tomb Raider, Runaway Bride, and Enough. (2002 was a very boring summer, okay?) Oh, how I wish that we had a dollar theater around here!

Anyway, I just thought this was really wonderful news. Let's welcome her to the fold, shall we? Everybody do a little golf clap for my sister and let's all encourage our family members to follow their nerdy inclinations this year. It will make the world a better place.