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!
In The Before Times: As if in accordance with Woman’s History Month, way back in 1993, on this day, Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate to be the first female Attorney General of the United States, and she is sworn-in the next day.
Celebrity Birthdays: For some reason, March 11th is one of my favourite days of the year, and I don’t know why. So, I have three lovely actors with birthdays today: John Barrowman, David Anders, and Anton Yelchin. John Barrowman is a Scottish-American entertainer, who plays the brilliant and handsome alien Captain Jack Harkness on the brilliant (yet campy) sci-fi show, Torchwood. In addition, Barrowman hosts (and participates in) several reality shows in the UK, sings very well (and proves it by having numerous records, as well as sang in Broadway plays), and finally is an activist in the UK LGBT community. I seriously love this man. David Anders, on the other hand, played Adam Monroe on Heroes. Heroes was a huge part of my life for so many years, and I’m sad to see it go but it wasn’t that going that great at the end. However! Anders often guest stars on shows I regularly watch, so I see him a lot still. And that’s good, because that man is so, so handsome. And last but not least, Anton Yelchin is probably the most famous of the three, because he played Chekov in the 2009 Star Trek remake, and Kyle Reese in the 4th Terminator sequel, Terminator Salvation. Yelchin is just adorable, isn’t he?
What’s happening today?: Today, March 11th, is Johnny Appleseed Day! For those who don’t know who that is, Johnny Appleseed is somewhat of a folk hero, at least in my eyes. In elementary school, I was told that Johnny would travel the country, planting apple trees wherever he went.
DVDs and Movies: Today, a ton of movies are coming out that look good. Battle: LA, which, if you don’t know yet, is a sci-fi action movie, where aliens have come to colonize Earth and the Marines in Pendleton are our last hope. Or something. I still haven’t decided if I want to watch this or not, if you can tell. Red Riding Hood is a horror and fantasy movie, re-telling the classic fairy tale by the same name. I heard it’s going to be bad (Twilight director, anyone?), but Gary Oldman is in it, and I simply love Gary Oldman. Plus, I’m a sucker for (real) werewolves. I guess I’ll wait until the DVD is out, and I’ll rent it. Mars Needs Moms is about saving our Earth moms from the Martians who needs them for some reason. This looks adorable. I’m such a sucker for animated movies; just tell me where to go and I’m there. Lastly, Black Death is about a knight and a monk who are sent by the church to investigate tales about people being brought back to life during the outbreak of the bubonic plague (or Black Death). I heard this was good, and plus, it has Eddie Redmayne of Pillars of the Earth fame. He is absolutely gorgeous.
As usual, if you know of any other exciting things happening today, feel free to leave them in the comments! Thanks for playing!