March Is Awesome 2011 #29

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 29th

In The Before Times: A long time ago, way back in 2008, over 370 cities in 35 countries participate in Earth Hour for the first time. I know, it was a long time ago, but I think some of you might remember it. I actually participated in that, and I’ve participated in all of them since.

Celebrity Birthdays: Okay, guys, get ready. A lot of short blurbs about celebrities who have birthdays today: Hayley McFarland plays the lovely and adorable Emily on Lie To Me; Amy Sedaris was awesome on Strangers With Candy and Elf; Marina Sirtis has been cast in several sci-fi shows, but is most famous in Star Trek: The Next Generation; Norman Snow was also on an episode of Star Trek: TNG; Christopher Kennedy Lawford is a Kennedy, an author and an activist; Annabella Sciorra was on The Sopranos and Law and Order: Criminal Intent (which is my favourite L&O); Christophe Lambert was Connor MacLeod on Highlander (and there can only be one); Brendan Gleeson was Mad-Eye Moody in the Harry Potter films, and he was in the amazing In Bruges which was amazing; Eric Idle is a member of the ever popular Monty Python, and he wrote the “Nudge, Nudge” skit, which is one of my favourites by far, if you know what I mean, wink wink; Junichi Suwabe is a voice-actor/seiyuu who has been Grimmjow on BLEACH, Tseng on various Final Fantasy VII spinoffs, and Greed on Fullmetal Alchemist; and finally, Xen- I mean, Lucy Lawless is mostly known as Xena, but she was also on Battlestar Galatica as Number Three, and is on both of the Spartacus series.

What’s happening today?: It is Youth Day in Taiwan, commemorating 72 young revolutionaries who sacrificed their lives for the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty.

DVDs and Movies: Today, Tangled, Black Swan, and Mao’s Last Dancer. I saw Tangled in theatres, and it was super cute, so I’d love to see it again. I’m also a huge wimp, and didn’t have the courage to watch Black Swan without being able to pause, if you know what I mean. So now, I can rent it and pause when I get too freaked out. Problem solved! Finally, Mao’s Last Dancer just sounds like a really good, dramatic movie to watch.

Video Games: Square Enix has two games out today: a side scroller called Moon Diver is available for download on PSN and XBox Live Arcade, and oh boy, does it look awesome. Also, they have The 3rd Birthday, the third game in the Parasite Eve series. And finally The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is re-released today; it is now available on PSP!

Other: Today is the anniversary of the day yours truly was born. That’s right! I’m going to Pasta Pomodoro for a free entrée – and that’s what’s up! ♥

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