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The A-Z Challenge is over and I thought it was a good year. My brother and I have been doing this for years, so it was no big deal (although we did get our letters crossed a few times) and always fun. I didn't visit all the blogs. In fact, I only managed to get to 100. Pretty pathetic, since last year I visited hundreds. Blame my job. I still plan to keep visiting till I hit all 1,940. I made a bunch of new friends (Clarissa I'm looking in your direction) and was really impressed by the posts. Some really awesome themes this year. See you in 2014!
Tony gave us a another Liebster award! Thanks Bro!
Fun Fact: No one knows where the award originated from, but the earliest mention was on German blog in 2010.
Here's the Google translation of the German post: "You should also link to the blog of the person who gave you the award and inform them by [commenting] in [their] blog that you [gave] them the award and the link you leave some of your post. Then you are thinking about you 3-5 favorite blogs that you link in your post and the owner of each per [comment]. The aim of this action is that we bring unknown, [good] blogs to light, so I would ask you not to blog items that already have been 3,000 readers, but talented beginners and people, although blogging has been a while, but still not as well known."
- Do you have TV shows you watch
obsessively? No current ones, but when Lost was in it's heyday I could
talk about it for hours! And often did.
- Do you have a movie or movie series you obsess over? Tell me about that.
- Do you have an author you obsess
over? Not really unless you count Stan Lee. I love lots of
- Anything interesting about your
hometown? Brooklyn, New York? Where do I start...
- Traveled a lot? Not
really, but I have been to Jamaica a lot since I have family there.
- Is there something you really hate? Tell me about that (because it's not the Internet unless someone's talking about something they really hate).
- Do you have any great
fears? I am terrified of falling. Not heights, but
falling. There's a difference and that's why I hate roller coasters.
- Have any even tenuous
associations with famous people? I know a bunch of famous
artists and illustrators, but I used to live down the street from the
mansions of the Phoenix Suns basketball players.
- Have any relatives you want to talk about? I could talk about my twin brother, but I'll just talk about my Mom who is the strongest woman I know..
- Do you know the answer to life?
the universe? everything? 42, but you're not asking the
- Is there a movie you thought was
better than the book? Plenty, of course, but the most
recent was The Hunger Games.
movie just can't capture the depth of a book..
- Do you have a favorite
historical figure? Abraham Lincoln. I always imagine him
as a boy reading by candlelight in his log cabin and becoming the
President of the United States. He's a real self-made man.
- Have you ever had a favorite comic strip? My family has always loved reading comic strips and we had a huge collection of books. My all-time favorite is Calvin & Hobbes, but The Far Side is brilliant too.
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"We can do it!" by Deviant Art user: Dreno360 (via Galaxy Junkyard)
'Jurassic Park 4': See The First Behind-The-Scenes Image (via MTV)
ODDS & ENDS
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- Doctor Who "Journey to
the Centre of the TARDIS" (S7, E10) - A very surreal episode with a lot
of good twists. It was a bit of a let-down to get to the center, but
overall it was good. Clara is still a mystery, but the Doctor is coming
to accept it. I'm still not liking this season. (2 1/2 out of 5)
- Revolution "Home" (S2,
E15) - The episode takes Miles and Monroe back to their hometown to
explore the beginnings of their relationship. You'd think it would be
more interesting, but the characters spend a lot of time staring
mournfully into the distance. And why do they have so many guns. The
suckiness dipped a bit. (1 1/2 out of 5)
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