they’ve found us out…

xkcd has discovered the awful truth of CuteFilmNerd and myself:

We do have obnoxiously cute nicknames for each other, even though I’m not much of a nickname person. He started it! Though, oddly enough, I don’t mind all that much.

However, I don’t think there would be any blood on the body of anyone unfortunate enough to overhear us. Because they’d die from a diabetic coma first. Which would be inconvenient, because body burying? Is damned hard work.

Not that I know from personal experience…

reason #954 why jon stewart is my pretend boyfriend…

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H/T to Joe Reid


Now if only I can get Jon to use the phrase “anti-abortion” instead of “pro-life.” I’m still working on CuteFilmNerd on that one (he’s just used to a certain phrase, which is why it’s a little difficult).

i’m not one…

…but I’m glad they are:

more about “i’m not one…“, posted with vodpod

This is both one of the saddest and most hopeful videos I’ve ever seen.

(H/t to bstewart)

i am a marvel superhero!

Do not doubt it, mortals, for behold!

Marvel-Create Your Own Superhero

And yes, that is exactly how I look in real life while at JPL – primary colors and everything.


iTunes wordle – work edition…

A snapshot of my iTunes at work:

The name “Colin” is obviously the biggest, but not just due to my love of Colin Hay. I have a friend who is an an incredible musician, so there is a veritable plethora of Colin music residing on my work computer. I’ll have to try this with my laptop and see what it unveils.

And if you’d like your very own iTunes Wordle, follow these steps:

1) In iTunes, select View Options under the View menu.
2) Turn off everything but “Artist.”
3) Select all and copy into a spreadsheet.
4) Delete the column with the music title.
5) Paste the results into the Create page.

(H/T to Tania, Janiece and Jeri)

unbelievably cool…

A couple of fantastically cool things relating to the Large Hadron Collector:

Particle Physics t-shirt @
Particle Physics t-shirt design @ ©

(H/t to Wil Wheaton)

xkcd - hadron turn-on

Truly awesome…

oh. my. g-d…

I’ve mentioned that I’m eager for REPO: THE GENETIC OPERA to be released. I’m not sure about the music, to be honest – some of it sounds great and some not so much.

But here’s the primary reason I’m bouncing in my chair with impatience:

(Check out the part at two minutes – oh my fucking g-d, that gives me chills.)

Is it November yet?

schmoopy thoughts…

Last night, as I lie in bed next to CuteFilmNerd, the Large Hadron Collider crossed my mind and I remembered that it was going online today, probably before I woke up. With all the talk of black holes forming and the world ending, I turned over and peered at the peacefully sleeping face of CuteFilmNerd and thought to myself, “Well, I seriously doubt we’re going to be sucked into a black hole, but if we are, this is a pretty good last sight on earth.” Then I snuggled closer and fell asleep.

six months ago…

…life was took a turn. And what a turn it was.

I was newly single after an eighteen month relationship broke apart. I was still sad, but looking out from under my rock to see what else was out there. In the looking I noticed the online profile of a handsome man whose words betrayed humor, intelligence and a politically lefty slant. So I wrote him a joke related to one of his jokes. I didn’t sign my name, because, though I think I’m rather pretty and quite sexy in my own Rubenesque way, I honestly thought he was out of my league and that I’d never hear back.

He replied that evening, calling me nameless charmer and asking me to drop him a line. So the next day I did. And four days later we met for our first date – a wonderful first date that was followed by a second date the next evening and more dates that week, all equally as wonderful.

That wonderful first date? Was six months ago today.

It’s true that these past six months have been filled with ups and downs here and there. We’ve each been going through our own brands of crap while trying to help each other make it through. But the truth of the matter is that I love CuteFilmNerd with all my heart and am very happy that we’re together and that we’ve made it this far.  And while nothing in life comes with a guarantee, I’m doing my best to make sure that we make it two, three, one hundred times as far.  And I know that he’s doing the same.  Because he loves me too.

Happy Six Month Anniversary, CuteFilmNerd. Thank you for a lovely, fabulous and eventful half-a-year. I love you.

go. now.

I am completely and totally in love with this. about “go. now.“, posted with vodpod

Go. Watch. Now.