quotes Elisquared likes


"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green

3.23.2010

Belated MM

I'm so bad with keeping up with this! But nonetheless here it is!



Black-Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling

3.18.2010

Day 018 - Whatever Tickles My Fancy

Today I'm going to post things which inspire me (images/quotes).

















Day 017 - An Art Piece


Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

3.17.2010

Day 016 - Song Which Makes Me Cry

Return to Pooh Corner
Written and performed by: Kenny Loggins

Christopher Robin and I walked along
Under branches lit up by the moon
Posing our questions to Owl and Eeyore
As our days disappeared all too soon
But I've wandered much further today than I should
And I can't seem to find my way back to the Wood

So help me if you can
I've got to get back
To the House at Pooh Corner by one
You'd be surprised
There's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh

Winnie the Pooh doesn't know what to do
Got a honey jar stuck on his nose
He came to me asking help and advice
And from here no one knows where he goes
So I sent him to ask of the Owl if he's there
How to loosen a jar from the nose of a bear

It's hard to explain how a few precious things
Seem to follow throughout all our lives
After all's said and done I was watching my son
Sleeping there with my bear by his side
So I tucked him in, I kissed him and as I was going
I swear that the old bear whispered
"Boy welcome home"

Believe me if you can
I've finally come back
To the House at Pooh Corner by one
What do you know
There's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin
Back to the ways of Christopher Robin
Back to the days of Pooh

Day 015 - A Fanfic


Just to clear up what exactly a fanfic is, let me put up a definition.
Fanfic: fiction written by fans as an extension of an admired work or series of works, especially a television show, often posted on the Internet or published in fanzines.
Now that's cleared up, I'm not going to put up any of the fanfics I read. One, they are embarrassing. Two, they are sexual in nature, which is why One is a reason.

But I suppose legitimate fanfic could be the expansions on the Star Trek and Star Wars universes. So yeah there you go.



Day 014 - A Nonfictional Book

This isn't hard at all. Actually, scratch that, it is still hard, but I know the book I want to talk about.


One Bullet Away by Nathaniel Fick

Fick signed up for the Marine Corps Officer Candidates School after receiving a B.A. from Dartmouth in 1999 because he wanted a challenge. He got one. He made it through the school and eventually into the First Recon Battalion (the elite of the elite), and he served in Afghanistan and Iraq before leaving the corps as a captain. The classics major proceeds in classic form, covering his training succinctly but thoroughly and his field experience in well-narrated detail, and concluding with a short epilogue. One of the corps' attractions for him was the chance for leadership in fighting. He quickly learned that the trust between platoon and leader can make the difference between life and death for both, and he builds his combat descriptions around that principle. One Bullet Away can be recommended to anyone wanting a frontline description of this country's recent combat theaters and to anyone seeking a personal account of the contemporary Marine Corps. Marines are people, and Captain Fick puts proof of it on paper.



This book goes hand-in-hand with Generation Kill by Evan Wright. It really puts a fresh and exacting perspective on modern warfare. I recommend anyone who has grown up with the Afghanistan/Iraq War to read this account and really try and see this horrible war from a soldier's perspective.

3.16.2010

Day 014 - Fictional Book

This is hard to simply chose my favorite. Or maybe I should choose the one I'm reading right now. I don't know!! Let's go with favorite.

I have several favorite books; I realize favorite should imply one, but alas, it does not. But I'm going with the most obvious.

HARRY POTTER!


I love these books. While Harry grew up, so did I. I read the first two books in sixth grade the night of Christmas Eve. I stayed up all night to read them, then fell asleep while I opened my presents. They are the best series anyone could ever read, so if you haven't run DON'T WALK and buy them!

3.15.2010

Day 013 - Whatever Strikes My Fancy

Recently I've been obsessed with anything military. I watch the Military Channel, I read books about WWI-Operation Iraqi Freedom, and I watch all TV shows/movies that have to do with those particular wars.

I am just really intrigued by the dedication, hardwork, and brotherhood which is a part of the armed forces. Having a retired Navy enlisted man as a father doesn't hurt matters either.

So as my "whatever strikes my fancy day" I am going to talk about one of my favorite military shows Generation Kill.


Generation Kill is a 2008 HBO television miniseries based on the book of the same name by Evan Wright about his experience as an embedded reporter with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion‎ of the United States Marine Corps during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.





Unfortunately you can't find the series on HBO anymore since its been 3 years practically. However using sites like Surf the Channel, you could probably find the episodes online. Of course it is also on Netflix and Amazon. Believe me it is worth it!

MM


Owl City - Fireflies

3.10.2010

Day 011 - Photograph of Me Recently


Mouse/Cat? The package said Lion, so who knows?

Day 010 - Photograph of Me 10 Years Ago


I don't have any photos of myself 10 years ago. The best I can do is 4 years ago, freshman year. It's from my 18th birthday. God I was so young.

Belated MM

Sorry it's late again. I've been way too busy!

But I give you:

Lady Gaga - Bad Romance

3.08.2010

Day 008 - Photograph That Makes Me Angry


HOW CAN YOU SMILE WHEN YOU'RE DESTROYING PEOPLE'S RIGHTS?!!!

3.07.2010

Day 007 - Photograph That Makes Me Happy


Jebbery - The McFlop

Day 006 - Whatever Tickles My Fancy

Let's put up some pictures of my favorite celebrities.


Chris Pine


Zachery Quinto


Ryan Reynolds


Karl Urban


Joseph Jonas


Alexander Skarsgard


Gabe Saporta


Zac Efron


Robert Downey Jr.


Ron Livingston


Johnny Depp


Gerard Butler


Matt Bomer


Michael C. Hall

Day 005 - Favorite Quote

Day 004 - Favorite Book (Series)



The Circle of Magic by Tamora Pierce

Sandry, a noble whose parents died recently, has power with thread, from spinning and weaving to simple knot-tying. Daja, a Trader, is the only survivor of a shipwreck in which her family drowned. Declared to be bad luck and banned from life with other Traders, she is free to learn to work metals and, through metal, to work magic. Tris, the merchant's daughter, is no orphan, but her family doesn't want her. Briar is a street rat, a thief and convict. Only at the temple city of Winding Circle does he learn that his strange love of growing things is more than a need to garden.

Brought together in a house inside the temple city's walls, watched over by the mages Lark, Rosethorn, Frostpine and Niko, the four struggle to be friends, to exercise their magic, and to survive. Each book centers on one of the four, but make no mistake: they are bound tightly together, and the events that affect each of them also strengthen their connections to one another.


A really great young adult fantasy series. There are companion novels which expand upon the lives of these four mages, introducing new characters as well. If you're interested in learning more visit Tamora Pierce's Website I recommend all of her books, especially for young girls, because many of her protagonists are strong female characters.

Day 003 - Favorite TV Program


Supernatural
Two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, team up to find their father, John, who went missing on a hunting trip. However, their father isn't a typical hunter: he hunts supernatural creatures like ghosts, vampires, and various demons and he's trained his sons to do the same. Along the way, Sam and Dean save innocent people, fight creatures and ghosts, and collect clues to their father's whereabouts.


Left to Right: Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki

One of the best shows on television that no one is watching. It is finally getting some recognition now in its 5th season. There is one more season to go, and all past seasons are on DVD. Seriously if you like ghosts/horror/action/family stories (I know weird combo but it works so well) then check it out!

Day 002 - Favorite Movie


Love Actually

This is one of the best romance movies ever made. They tried to duplicate it recently with Valentine's Day but unfortunately they did not manage it at all. If you haven't seen
Love Actually
run, don't walk, to Blockbuster and rent it!

Day 001 - Favorite Song

Carry Out (feat. Justin Timberlake) - Timbaland

This is simply my favorite song at the moment. I have a hard time picking one song which is always my favorite. The lyrics make...weird sense, but are kind of demeaning. Regardless I LOVE it!

And because you're all so awesome, here's a link to DL it!

http://www.sendspace.com/file/58mtf1

Belated MM

I've been remiss in my blogging. The only excuse I offer up is that I've been doing practicum.
So I give you:

Brand New - Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades

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