Monday, October 19, 2009

The Big Bang Theory and Wil Wheaton

The much-maligned Wil Wheaton will be making a guest appearance on the ultimate show for geeks, "The Big Bang Theory." Okay. I think Wil Wheaton is a good actor, and I *liked* his character Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: The Next Generation." As a proper geek, I even have an original Wesley Crusher action figure. Actually, I have two: one in a mint-condition package and one that I opened and which I've kept in my car since 1993. It's the only tchotchke I keep in my car other then my plush VW Beetle Daisy. It serves as a talisman to keep my warp drive, I mean my engine, running smoothly.

The Big Bang Theory

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I just read an article about Mr. Wheaton's appearance on TBBT tonight. It mentioned that he has over 1.5 million followers on Twitter. Of course, I *had* to immediately go to my twitter account @literarylattes and follow him @wilw. I also see that he has a blog: WWdN:In Exile
It looks interesting.

If you haven't checked out TBBT yet, you are missing a treat. Even non-Geeks that I know like the show. It's one of the few comedies on network television that is worth giving up 30-minutes of your time.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

TheNovelWorld: It's My Birthday Book Giveaway

How exciting! Nari, author of "The Novel World" literary blog, is hosting a book giveaway, and I am one of the winners! Thanks Nari!

Please visit her blog:

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Friends fromThe Twitterverse

I am meeting some really nice people on Twitter. People who care about literature, current events, culture--about the world around them. These are some of my favorites who blog as well as tweet:

The Novel World
Read her interesting blog about books and libraries, wish her a happy birthday, and participate in her fun book give-away:

Enjoy her insightful blog focusing on literary criticism called The Egalitarian Bookworm (Chick?)


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tweeting from My Blog

Keith Olbermann said last night that those who "tweet" are too lazy to "blog." Yet, is it that the writers are too lazy or that the readers are?


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Top 2: Adam Lambert

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Yesterday, the Web was percolating with the news that Adam Lambert, this year's "American Idol" runner-up, is gay. To most of us who were Adams' fans, that was not "news." Knowing he was gay or not doesn't change the fact that he is a talented artist.  Throughout the competition he was gracious to the judges and kind towards his fellow contestants. Each week he spiced up the show with his edgy interpretations of different songs. 

Okay.  So he wore black nail polish and eye liner.  This is not shocking to anyone familiar with the history of rock music.  The 1970s: the Glam Rock of Ziggy Stardust (we know him as David Bowie), KISS, Alice Cooper, Elton John. The 1980s: the New Wave bands, Adam Ant, the Goth Rock of The Cure. the Big Hair Metal Bands.  Next to some of these rockers, Adam's style is rather tame.

Still, who could possibly care about his sexual orientation or the fact that he wears nail polish when you hear him sing with such gorgeous full tones, extraordinary range, and passionate storytelling?  

I can't believe I'm admitting this, but when Adam sang the Gary Jules' and Michael Andrews' version of Tears for Fears' "Mad World," I actually bawled my eyes out.  It was the most soul-wrenching aural and emotional experience I had felt in a long time, particularly since I have been dealing with an equally soul-wrenching heartbreak.  But I have to thank Adam for touching me in this way, hard as it is to admit such emotional outpourings.  He brought joy back in to my life with his music.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Ah. My blog has been neglected. At least this one. I've been involved in the micro-blogging world of Twitter and the social networking sphere of Facebook. We all have so much to say. Some of our voices are heard, some not. But we live in America and we have the freedom to be, to say, to do.

Today we are celebrating the life of the patron saint of Ireland and his missionary work. I'm not sure how this celebration devolved from a religious holiday to a day of drunken revelry imbibed with four-leaf clovers, cute leprechauns, green-dyed beer, and the wearing of the Green. Probably, the same way the secular Easter celebration is all about lillies, cute bunnies, egg hunts, and the eating of the Peeps. However, whether one celebrates the religious or secular aspects of these holidays, or both, we have to all remember that we have the freedom to celebrate or not. And isn't it wonderful to be able to choose to celebrate these holidays in whatever manner we choose: to honor St. Patrick for the work he did in dedicating his life to spreading the Gospel, or to have fun and watch parades and eat corned beef and cabbage and Irish Soda Bread?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Welcome, President Obama!

This is such a special, historic day. God Bless America. God Bless President Barack Obama!