From Thomas Babington Macaulay via Doctor Who:
“To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his gods?”

I thoroughly enjoy science fiction that is more well-read than I am.

So far the best thing about my new job is that I get to wear a rather futuristic-looking headset while answering the phone. The other day I wore braids wrapped around my head with the headset just in front of them, and I felt just like Leia in The Empire Strikes Back. Only more with the “Sir, you’re going to have to retake the Non-Invasive Echo certification test” and less with ordering the Rebels into battle against AT-ATs, sadly. It’s fortunate that I have a good imagination.

It’s been a nutty couple of weeks, and my abject apologies for not updating in all that time. My brother graduated, I was stranded at work three times when my car died on various occasions, I bought my first wall art (out of the back of someone’s car in a parking lot, no less), I threw a massive party and saw tons of friends, I spent hours on the phone with the Florida and North Carolina DMVs (and in the office of the latter), and several friends graduated. I’m trying to catch my breath a bit now before diving into several more parties and a ton of editing for my old employer.

Ok, so these links were new and relevant when I started accumulating them for this post two weeks ago…but now they’re pretty outdated, sorry.

Guy creates his own musical instrument.
Star Trek’s “The Inner Light” on a theremin.
Aperture Science in typography.
Music matrix, stolen from Ian.
“Candlelight” by The Maccabeats. Hee, Maccabeats, get it?
Lykke Li in The Black Cab Sessions.

I’m indescribably pleased that this describes pretty much all of my friends.
Plastic bag. “I wish that you had created me so that I could die.”
Found a vintage photos community.
The Metrodome collapses. I honestly thought this was fake until the news confirmed it. Can you imagine being inside as that was happening?
Trailer for a series based on Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency!
Average people doing nothing. Leave them alone.
How to insult Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Harry Potter fans.
The Tronicles of Narnia.

Star Wars through the eyes of Dr. Seuss. Yoda is my favorite.
Star Wars paper snowflakes.
Star Wars alphabet.
5 Sci-Fi Children’s Books.
Star Trek doors.
Wil Wheaton and Christmas ornaments.
Doctor Who meets Star Wars.
Scrapbook of a Stormtrooper.

Get out of my line of fire! Fantastic story about CS Lewis and his wife.
11 celebrities who were secretly total badasses. Oh, what would we do without you?
Gollum lives!
Aurora borealis, thanks to NASA’s picture of the day.
Lunar eclipse coming up!

Off to eat leftover party food…