Books, Quotes

Dresden Excerpt from White Night – Pain

"I referred to the same base image I always had. Elaine in our first soulgaze, an image of a woman of power, grace, and oceans of cool nerve superimposed over the blushing image of a schoolgirl, naked for the first time with her first lover. I had known what she would grow into, even then,… Continue reading Dresden Excerpt from White Night – Pain

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Quotes, TV

Quotes – Castle: Headhunters

Watching Castle episode "Headhunters" guest starring Adam Baldwin. Gonna pull out some quotable goodness for you... Castle: "What can I say to change your mind?" Slaughter: "That is a very fine coat..." Castle: "And it would look fabulous on you." Slaughter: "Man needs a friend, he gets a dog. Woman like that [Beckett], you storm… Continue reading Quotes – Castle: Headhunters

Missions, Music

Honduras Bus Jams 2012

Need to narrow this down to a Top 10. Thoughts? All the Poor & Powerless, All Sons & Daughters Beautiful Exchange (Spanish), Hillsong Beautiful Things, Gungor Eres Todopoderoso, Rojo Everything Glorious, David CrowderBand Everything is Different, Shane & Shane Forever Reign (Spanish), Hillsong Go (Spanish), Hillsong God is Able (Spanish), Hillsong God of this City… Continue reading Honduras Bus Jams 2012

National anthem of wales super-imposed over welsh flag
Day in the Life, Music

Land of My Fathers – Mae Hen Wlad fy Nhadau

The national hymn of Wales. Words by Evan James and the tune by his son, James James, both residents of Pontypridd, Glamorgan, in January 1856 I've been learning to sing this. It's way easier, melody-wise, than the Star Spangled Banner. But the Welsh pronunciation is a challenge. When I find someone to accompany me, I'll… Continue reading Land of My Fathers – Mae Hen Wlad fy Nhadau

Books, Entertainment

Bread & Circuses – The Hunger Games

I've recently had several people ask me about The Hunger Games, since the Super Bowl trailer apparently caught the eye of the general population. The basic premise is pretty much summed up in this passage from the book: "The mayor steps up to the podium and begins to read. It’s the same story every year.… Continue reading Bread & Circuses – The Hunger Games

Day in the Life, Entertainment, Humor, Life on the Internets

Nerdist Podcast Countdown on Anglophenia

Top 5 Nerdist Podcasts of 2011: The Doctor, His Companion and Their Burritos | Anglophenia | BBC America “I actually had to pull off the side of the road at one point to wipe the tears from my eyes and get my breathing under control.” True story. I was driving the crazy winding roads of… Continue reading Nerdist Podcast Countdown on Anglophenia

Music

Song Lyrics – I Celebrate the Day – Relient K

I Celebrate the Day by Relient K Deck the Halls, Bruise Your Hand Let it Snow, Baby... Let it Reindeer Happy Christmas, Vol. 4 And with this Christmas wish is missed The point I could convey If only I could find the words to say To let You know how much You've touched my life… Continue reading Song Lyrics – I Celebrate the Day – Relient K

Entertainment, Humor

Joss Whedon’s Letter to Santa

From the imagination of PopCultureMonster Joss Whedon Dear Santa, Thank you for my present last year. A huge franchise movie, along with two smaller projects were exactly what I wanted. This year I’d like for the FOX empire to crumble and for their executives in charge of programming to know the sting of a thousand… Continue reading Joss Whedon’s Letter to Santa

Neil Gaiman
Books, Quotes

Quote: On Writing – Neil Gaiman

“The difference between young writers and old writers is that when you’re a young writer you may not have the craft, but you’re saying everything for the first time, so everything you’re saying is new.  As an older writer — especially if you’re an older writer like me, who never enjoys repeating himself — it… Continue reading Quote: On Writing – Neil Gaiman

Entertainment, Quotes

Torchwood Quotes

Jack: Torchwood... outside the government, beyond the police. Tracking down alien life on Earth, arming the human race against the future. The twenty-first century is when everything changes. And you gotta be ready. Owen: Look I've shared cars with women before, I know what'll happen, there's an emergency, all raring to go, I jump in,… Continue reading Torchwood Quotes

Day in the Life, Music, Soccer

Recently Added to my “Game Day” Playlist

Recently added to my "Game Day" Playlist. If my new yoga endeavor goes well, I might be starting a playlist for yoga too. Recommendations are welcome! Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas Gonna Make You Sweat - C&C Music Factory Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes Shake Your Pom Pom - Missy… Continue reading Recently Added to my “Game Day” Playlist