Monday, May 30, 2011

Sh*t My Dad Says

Sh*t My Dad SaysIf you haven't read Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern then you are really missing out. We've all had parents and they've most assuredly said something or done something that was ridiculously embarrassing or crazy and this book hilariously connects with its reader on that level.

I was wary at first when my boyfriend handed it to me. Having seen the television show and deeming it not worthy to take up space on my DVR, I was apprehensive about the book but since it was only about 150 pages and came with a glowing recommendation from my boyfriend I figured that I'd give it a try.

I read the whole book, laughing the whole way through at the humorous anecdotes and the similar situations I had with my own parents. Definitely add this to your list of books to read.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Strippers in a Children's Movie.... Really?!

Last night my sister and I went to watch Kung Fu Panda 2 at the movie theater. It was a pretty good movie, but we're a little dorky sometimes so we like that kind of cute movie. Being the kind of movie that it was with a target audience of the age of 6 to 12 years old, there were quite a few children in the theater and one of the trailers which is also supposed to be a kids movie was rather baffling. Check it out........

BAD KITTY!!! Keep your clothes on!

I don't know about you, but I really don't think that young children should watch a strip tease, even if the character is animated. With the music and the trowing of clothes, you can't deny that it's a strip tease!

Strippers, cats or otherwise, do not belong in children's movies.

They can get enough of it on prime time broadcast TV:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Good-By Spirit!

Yesterday NASA announced that after over a year of silence from the Mars rover Spirit, which has been on Mars for about 7 years, they are hanging their hats and listing her as MIA.

Spirit Rover
Spirit landed on Mars in January of 2004 for a mission that was to last 3 months. Since then it has gathered quite a bit of data including evidence that Mars may have been wetter in the past then it is now. In March of 2010 Spirit stop sending signals which some believe was the result of a particularly harsh Martian winter which did not allow Spirit to get the solar rays it needed for power. Without an adequate supply of power the electronics in Spirit would have been particularly susceptible to the extreme cold.

Looking forward the NASA Rover Team is preparing to launch the next generation Rover called Curiosity this November which will gather data to determine if Mars ever has or ever will support microbial life.

I know that I will not forget Spirit or Oppertunity because they are one of the first NASA Missions that peaked my interest and a true testiment to modern day engineering.

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Other Boleyn Girl

Now that finals are over I have actually had time to sit down and read. I started my summer with The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory which has been on my reading list for a while and subsequently travelling with me every where in my car just in case I get a moment to read. I finally sat down over the last three days and finished this wonderful story.

It's a story about duty and desire. A young woman who's family trusts her about in an attempt to gain power, titles, and riches. In her world everything is for the family, she must forsake her husband to gain favor and then dutifully serve the one who steals away everything she has earned and achieved.

Historical fiction is by far one of my favorite genres and Gregory does an incredible job telling the story of Ann Boleyn from a unique perspective which through out the story stays true to major historical events. If you're in the mood for an entertaining book which is also a little bit of a guilty pleasure I would definately recommend The Other Boleyn Girl.

"The Most Happy"