Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Nerd Life is So Much Better Than Real Life

For real. First things first.... 

Firefly (and Serenity)

Wow. How did I avoid seeing this for so long??? I really can't say enough good things about this too shortly lived tv show and it's follow up motion picture. After deciding to be more fiscally responsible I cancelled my little used Netflix subscription. So it was about time to watch that sci-fi show that is recommended to me every time I watch Doctor Who (which is very often). And, oh boy, it's fantastic delicious genius. It's part science fiction, part western, part comedy, part mystery, part romance, part crime show, part everything.

Long story short, you gotta watch it.

Leaky Con LitDay

Two days. TWO DAYS. My brain doesn't comprehend.

It's just hitting me that John Green is going to be there. I will be in the same room as him, hear him spout brilliant funny awkward things, for two days. This is going to be epic. Here are two of my favorite quotes from him:

“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.”

“Lucky Charms are like the vampires of breakfast cereal. They're magical, they're delicious, they're a little bit dangerous and bad for you. They initially make you feel great, but then over time you realize that maybe your relationship with Lucky Charms is just a little bit unhealthy and you start to think, 'Maybe I don't want to be in a long-term relationship with a breakfast cereal that tastes delicious but damages my health.' But then the Lucky Charms gets all stalker on you and for some reason you kind of like that. It makes you feel special. So yeah, you spend your life with Lucky Charms. That's awesome. That's a great way to... get diabetes.”

The Domestic Rebel

This dessert blog by a very cool girl named Haley is where I get my sugar, girly, colorful, venting fix. I might be making assumptions, but if her amazing glasses are any indication she is proud nerd/awesome human being. Haley makes such creative yet simple treats and every recipe blows my mind. The best part is that they are all so easy, many utilizing box mixes and such. Unlike most food blogs where I dismiss a majority of it as too complicated I feel like I could tackle every delicacy of Haleys. Also every recipe is preceded by her beautiful ranting, so funny and relatable. Give her some love! 

Book to Move (Trailers)

There are so many great movies coming out in the future and a good chunk of them were originally books. Yay literature!

This trailer for Cloud Atlas (Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Ben Whishaw, Jim Sturgess, oh my!) is BY FAR my favorite. I cried the first time I saw it and never grow tired of it, even after watching it, oh, 20 times. My library copy is begging to be read. The day that I get to watch this on the screen will be pure, uncontained bliss.

Another winning combination: the director of The Kings Speech with Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. All of the singing was done on set, pure and sweet, no auto tuning or mixing. If this teasar is an indication this is going to be an instant classic.  

 I couldn't resist including Gatsby. Baz Luhrman, check. Leonardo Di Caprio, check. Carey Mulligan, check. Awesome music, check. Visually and emotionally stimulating, check. I hope this brings about more classic remakes, not gonna lie that would be stupendous.

Are you nerding out with me? Anything nerdy or awesome to share?