A few of my favorite things · Geekdom · Post a Day 2013/2014

Day 156. A few of my favorite things

  1. Kid President Pep Talk. I came across this video the other day while browsing through YouTube’s top videos of 2013. I thought it was really encouraging and something that everyone should hear. “The world needs to stop being boring. Boring is easy. Everyone can be boring.” How amazingly true is that? I had never thought of that before. It makes me want to strive to not be boring as often as I might be. I encourage everyone to watch this video, it’s only 3 1/2 minutes. Everyone can spare 3 1/2 minutes in order to be inspired.
  2. The Name of the WindThe Name of the Wind is a book that Gene and I just finished reading a few days ago. This book is brilliant and fantastic. It is written by Patrick Rothfuss and is the first of three books (I believe). I won’t say much in case I write a review of it but seriously, it’s great. It’s fiction about a boy learning to grow up and trying to make a life for himself. That sounds so ridiculous because it’s about so much more than that. It’s about magic and love and knowledge and loss. It’s full  of adventure and wonder and horrible situations. It keeps me on my toes, wondering what in the world is going on and what is going to happen next. Really, just go read it.
  3. Stargate. A couple of weeks ago, Gene and I started watching the Stargate TV series. I have only seen a couple of seasons of the Stargate: Atlantis show so it seemed natural to watch the Stargate series as well. I’m liking it so far. I think I caught on to this show much faster than I caught on to the Star Trek series. Perhaps I’m just more easily swayed now a days when it comes to all things geek. I like the concept and find that overall it’s realistic. A government would be scared to reveal a gateway to other worlds. They would be scared to send people through at first. It would be difficult to speak to other aliens. Although, the explorers do tend to find a way fairly quickly. I like how they explain how an alien race came to earth in our past and pretended to be gods, hence the Egyptian gods and Norse gods we know of today. If you’re looking for something new to watch and you like science fiction then try it out!
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