March Is Awesome 2011 #26

MIA '11

This is the First Annual March Is Awesome event! The amount to which I love my very own month of March is absurd; my birthday, my brother’s birthday, many of my friends’ birthdays, the beginning of spring, and much, much more! Will you join me in my celebration of March? Alright!

March 26th

Celebrity Birthdays: Just a ton of birthdays today; and so little time to do so. You guys ready?

Two leading ladies in politics (which I know I barely get into; I’m not really big in politics, I admit) share a birthday today: Nancy Pelosi and Sandra Day O’Connor. Pelosi was the 60th Speaker of the House, and served that role from January 2007 to January 2011. She is currently the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. And she’s from my home state of California! And of course, O’Connor was the first female ever to be on the supreme court. Amazing women.”

One more intellectual on the birthday card list today, and that man is Richard Dawkins. Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist, is considered to be the leading man in evolutionary science today. He also coined the term “meme” (pronounced “meem”) and, wow, internet memes are basically my lively hood.

Last but definitely not least, are the actors. James Caan, Leonard Nimoy, and Kazuhiko Inoue all also share a birthday today. Caan, though famous for his roles in The Godfather and Brian’s Song, played a huge part in my life when he played “Big Ed” on Las Vegas. I really loved that show. He was also in Elf, which is an awesome, adorable movie. He also attended Hofstra University (my alma mater!) but didn’t graduate and moved onto acting instead. The amazing Leonard Nimoy is extremely well known for his role in Star Trek, as Spock, the lovable half-human, half-Vulcan alien on the Enterprise. He also played the same character in the new Star Trek movie, and played William Bell on one of my favourite TV shows, Fringe. He is also an amazing photographer! (And didn’t I tell you one of Shatner’s co-stars would be on here?) And finally, Inoue is another seiyuu/voice actor who I came to love thanks to my friend Rebecca and her sister. Inoue was in the same game/series as Shinichiro Miki, whose birthday was on the 18th, and that series is called Harukanaru Toki no Naka de. Inoue is also a prolific seiyuu in Japan, voicing characters in the animés Fruits Basket, Ranma, Rurouni Kenshin, Vampire Princess Miyu, as well as the video game Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core.

Other: Today is also Catherine Willows‘ birthday! Catherine Willows is my favourite female character on CSI; she’s flippin’ awesome!

As usual, if you know of any other exciting things happening today, feel free to leave them in the comments! Thanks for playing!