March Is Awesome 2011 #24

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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 24th

In The Before Times: On this day in 1993, the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 was discovered orbiting Jupiter. In July of the following year, it was observed that the comet was actually pulled apart due to Jupiter’s massive size and gravity. The comet is now nicknamed the String of Pearls, because it still exists as fragments. Isn’t science crazy?

Celebrity Birthdays: Three more geek-ish birthdays today! Jim Parsons, Alyson Hannigan and Peter Jacobson all share a birthday today. The amazing Jim Parsons is better known as the amazing Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. I love Sheldon so much; I know he’d probably annoy me to death if he was real, but the truth is, I really love the guy, so I guess I’d be stuck with him. (Just like Leonard, Howard and Raj are too!) You may know Hannigan from such shows as How I Met Your Mother as Lily, Veronica Mars as Trina, and that one huge vampire show that everyone loves. What’s it called again? Oh yeah, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. My good friend Shawna (whose birthday was on the 20th! Good job for remembering!) loved Hannigan’s character, Willow, and I think she was my favourite character too. And last but certainly not least is Jacobson, who has a long list of film and TV credits, but I know him as Dr. Taub, the lovable short Jewish doctor on House. I love Taub’s strange relationship with his other co-workers, especially the one with his new roommate.

What’s happening today?: Today is World Tuberculosis Day. Tuberculosis, more commonly known as TB, is sadly still a prevalent disease, especially in third world countries.

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

March Is Awesome 2011 #23

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 23rd

In The Before Times: On this day in 1775, just before the American Revolution (which starts roughly a month later), Patrick Henry gave his famous “Give me liberty, or give me death!” speech in Richmond, Virginia.

Celebrity Birthdays: Michelle Monaghan and Steven Strait both share a birthday today! Monaghan is an amazing and beautiful actress, who has been in the award winning Gone Baby Gone, and won an award for Trucker. She was also in two movies with the lovely Robert Downey Junior, and she’s in the upcoming Source Code. Strait is an actor and singer; as a teenager, I had a huge crush on him in Sky High, and currently love listening to him.

What’s happening today?: Today is International World Meteorological Day, which kind of suits it, because the weather over here is being so weird lately. Tornadoes, mud slides, water spouts, hail. If this is a heads up that the world is ending in a year and a half, it’s not a very nice one.

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

March Is Awesome 2011 #22

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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 22nd

In The Before Times: Way back in 1894, the first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts! I live near San José, home to the San Jose Sharks, and while we’ve never played for the Cup, a bunch of my friends are huge fans of the game. And my brother used to play hockey, so we’ve been to a hockey game back in the day! (Around when we were 10/12 years old, I think.)

Celebrity Birthdays: Today is the day that Reese Witherspoon, William Shatner, and James Patterson celebrate a birthday! Witherspoon is a very popular actress, and I especially loved her in Walk The Line, and her voice work in Monsters VS Aliens. She’s also absolutely gorgeous, and going to be in a movie with Tom Hardy and Chris Pine – I love this. Shatner, if for some reason, you don’t know played Captain Kirk in Star Trek, The Original Series. I’ve only seen some episodes from TOS, but I loved what I saw! (Also, one of his co-stars will be on here another day, but I won’t say who!) And lastly, Patterson is an author of many mystery books, including the Alex Cross series (of which I was a fan) and and the Women’s Murder Club series, which was so popular, it was made into a (short-lived) TV series, on which one of the Stargate Atlantis actors guest starred! (Yes, it all comes back to SGA, I’m sorry.)

What’s happening today?: Today is International World Day for Water. While drinking from your clean, filtered water, remember, there are still millions of people without daily access to clean water.

DVDs and Movies: The Tourist, How Do You Know (with birthday girl Reese Witherspoon!), and Skyline come out on DVD today! And yes, I actually do want to watch these movies. The Tourist is about a man (Johnny Depp) who meets a woman (Angelina Jolie) and Depp gets mistaken for Jolie’s fugitive lover. How Do You Know is about a woman (Witherspoon) who has to choose between an old friend (Paul Rudd) and her current boyfriend (Owen Wilson). I’d choose Paul Rudd myself, but maybe that’s just me… It just sounds like a cute romantic comedy, and I’m a sucker for those. Skyline is a sci-fi action movie starring Eric Balfour and Donald Faison. Yes, I am just that easy.

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

March Is Awesome 2011 #21

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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 21st

In The Before Times:

Celebrity Birthdays: Today, composer Nobuo Uematsu, as well as actorsGary Oldman and Timothy Dalton all share a birthday today. Uematsu has composed almost all the music for Final Fantasy and other Square Enix titles such as Chrono Trigger, Front Mission, and Lord of Vermillion. Oldman is an accomplished actor, who has been in numerous films, including The Dark Knight and Batman Begins as Commissioner Gordon, Sid and Nancy as Sid Vicious, and as my favourite character in the Harry Potter series, Sirius Black. And finally, Dalton is also an accomplished actor, and one who can say that he’s played James Bond! (How many people can say that, hmm?) He also recently guest starred on Doctor Who, where he played a Time Lord. You can take it from me: that episode was awesome.

What’s happening today?: Three more international holidays for you: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (International), World Down Symdrome Day, and World Poetry Day, to which I leave you with a silly poem:

Make the Pie Higher
I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It’s a world of madmen
And uncertainty
And potential mental losses.

Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the internet
Become more few?
How many hands have I shaked?

They misunderestimate me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
I know that the human being and the fish
Can coexist.

Families is where our nation finds hope
Where our wings take dream.
Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Vulcanize society!
Make the pie higher!
Make the pie higher!

That poem was composed of quotes that our past president actually said, which is pretty sad if you ask me. When we were doing poetry month in high school, I shared that poem. Whoever put it together: genius.

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

March Is Awesome 2011 #20

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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 20th

In The Before Times: On this day in 1916, Albert Einstein (who, if you remember, had his birthday a couple days ago) publishes his general theory of relativity.

Celebrity Birthdays: Today is Chester Bennington‘s and Christy Carlson Romano‘s Birthday! Bennington is one of lead singers in Linkin Park (which I already established is an amazing band), and he is awesome. Another vocal artist, though definitely in a different light, Romano voices the amazing Kim Possible in the cartoon series. To say that I loved Kim Possible would be an understatement. I mean, that was a pretty awesome show, no?

What’s happening today?: At the end of today, it is officially Spring! Yay, Spring! It’s not my favourite season, because of all the pollen and my stupid hay fever working on overdrive (especially here in Cali, unfortunately) but it is when all the flowers bloom, and that means cherry blossoms on the trees. So pretty!

Other: Today is my good friend Shawna’s birthday. Shawna has been my friend since the sixth grade, and her house was right behind the middle school, and we would spend hours with her cats and rabbits and oh, I miss those days. Love you Shawna!

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