Posts Tagged With: Big Bang Theory

A Bit of Progress and Another Nerdgasm

By: Rachel Womek

I’m on a movie watching role! Two days and two movies! I got the Alien Anthology and am working my way through the four films. This means that one goal (watch one movie) has already been fulfilled. As they say at the football match (International football, not American): GOOOAALLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The heroine of these films: Ripley, is I feel, one of the best and most authentic female protagonist characters. She is not an over-sexed dominatrix type (think Kate Beckinsale ala Underworld) nor is she an extremely butch woman. She is a hero on the same level as any male hero portrayed in film, and unmistakably female.

In world news a photographer captured a shocking moment as a Tibetan activist protested China’s rule in his country by setting himself on fire.

Here in New Mexico the weather’s warming a bit. I caught a quick snapshot of the mountains:

In non-photography related news:

Today is Leonard Nimoy’s 81rst Birthday!!!! 81 years old and still sexy. For those of you who have been living under a rock since the dawn of man: Leonard Nimoy is the wonderful actor who brought to life the character of Spock in Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek. This year he’ll be appearing in the more modern hit television series: The Big Bang Theory.

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A Blog About Things We Like In an Effort to Make Ourselves Seem Less Bitter…

By: Kiki Keane and Rachel Womek

Jointly: Reading, Star Trek, The Big Bang Theory, Enchiladas, Bitching, Nerdgasms, Zumba, Chocolate, Sarcasm, Smart People, Jane Austen, Open-mindedness, Adventuring, Animals, Change, Bookstores, Coffee Shops, Libraries, Rain, Learning new things, Evolution (not Social Darwinism), Eddie Izzard, Sci-fi, Thai Food, Chinese Food, and Sleep.

Kiki: Noir, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Japan, Adventure Travel, Hard Work, Snarkiness, Niceness, Sumo, Rugby, Humphrey Bogart, Journalism and Reporters, Courage, Facing One’s Fears, Walking,  Purpose, Richard F. Burton, Camels, Zealots with a little wiggle room, Apple Pie with cheddar cheese, Robots, Dinosaurs, Elephants, Jazz, Old Hollywood Movies,and Class (as in Classy).

Rachel: Physics and Physicists, Good Wine, MC Frontalot, Non-Fundamentalist Religions, Cooking, New glasses, Presents, Debate, Halloween, Glam Rock, New Mexico, Drag Queens, J.R.R. Tolkien, B Horror Movies, Green Chile Burgers, Spiders, Marine Biology, Anthropology, Really anything scientific, Pacifists, California, The Environment, C8H10N4O2, Integrity, Equality, Simplicity, Yoga, Dogs, Meditation, Consensus, and Recycling.

When our jobs suck, when life stinks, when we’re feeling sad, we simply remember our favorite things and then we don’t feel so bad!!!!!!!

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Wacky Dreamin’

By Kiki Keane and Rachel Womek

Well… it seems that both of us had wacky dreams last night. For one of us it was fever induced. We’ll let you figure out which one…

Kiki: My dream involved the Seven Dwarves (Disney version with song), Neil Gaiman, Raj (from The Big Bang Theory) and the guy who plays Leonard on The Big Bang Theory, but he wasn’t Leonard, he was his character from Rosanne… It wasn’t a very lucid dream. I can’t remember most of it… Let’s just say the Seven Dwarves were trying to kill me with pickaxes and hammers while singing “Hi-ho!” Neil Gaiman was a “wise” man who was definitely NOT wise, giving advice like, “Maybe you shouldn’t wear horizontal stripes.” Raj did what Raj does… stay silent while a girl’s in the room. And Leonard-who-was-not-Leonard kept mumbling things to Darlene who was not actually there. I’m not sure if the Seven Dwarves ever succeeded in killing me… I will assume Nightmare On Elm Street is correct in the if-you-die-in-your-dreams-you-die-in-real-life thing, and say that the Seven Dwarves were not successful in their endeavors… “Hi-ho!”

Rachel: In my dream, I was solving a complex Calculus equation with Niels Bohr, the father of Quantum Mechanics. The problem was intricate and seemed to involve Einstein’s Cosmological Constant. I am not sure exactly what we were doing: either trying to plot the probable locations of electrons or possibly weigh the Universe. The former seems more consistent with the presence of Bohr, yet the latter would explain the Cosmological Constant. I told Bohr: “I don’t understand all these Greek Symbols!” I was thinking if I could only solve the equation I could get some peace… That is about all I can remember.

So… There you have it.  You can guess if you want. We don’t have money for prizes though,so you’ll just have to be satisfied with a virtual hug and “Good job!”

Oh… and just to add a little seriousness to the blog post, here are some links to a few MSNBC/NBC reports on the Israeli-Iranian conflict that seems to be heating up:

Hardball, NBC Nightly News, Today

Can you tell who Kiki’s journalist of the hour is?

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Ummm…

By Kiki Keane

 

Okay. I’ve never been very good at this blogging thing. I have started a half-dozen and have never posted more than once or twice. I find it…weird. But, here I go…

Good Things That Have Happened This Week:

1) So, I got a job! Yay! Check that off the very, very, very, very long list of what I like to call: “Things That Need to Happen Before We Embark On Our Adventures (or Fall Flat On Faces)!” So excited! Well… Okay. It’s not the job I was hoping for, but it is a job and I am grateful for it. Also, I now feel less like a bum.

2) Rachel also got a job. It’s a part-time holiday job, which we hope will turn into a permanent position.

3) In addition to my new job and all the planning I’m doing for the trip (my brain never stops when it comes to adventuring), I am also in a monthly book club. I have succeeded in reading exactly 10 pages and 5 sentences in this month’s selection. That may seem like no big deal, but considering that this might be one of the worst books ever written, I would say it is a pretty amazing feat, equal to, say, climbing Everest or colonizing Mars.

4) Met some new people and reconnected with some old friends.

5) The following bit from The Big Bang Theory made my week: “Oh no! They sent the wrong Spock! Live long and suck it, Zachary Quinto!” — Sheldon Cooper.

6) Discovered that Murder, She Wrote is on TVLand.

7) Named Rachel’s new puppy (she says she’s not keeping it, but I know better). I call him Riker. As in Will Riker. Because he’s a lady-killer.

Okay. I’m going to stop now. I promise to write better posts in the days to come.

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