Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Little Fun: The Day of the Doctor

I'm a Doctor Who fan.
Yes, the Doctor is pretty much the coolest. Bow ties and fezzes are too.
Well, I feel privileged that I was able to see the 50th anniversary showing of Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor in the theater.
Here's a photo of my ticket stub:
The movie was an hour and twenty-five minutes worth of AWESOME!
And there were tons of people dressed up for the event. I have no idea "Who" these kids are but tons of people (me included) took pics of them in their brilliant costumes:
It was fantastic to be in a theater room full of hundreds of Whovians. The energy was thick in the air and the laughing and gasping and all of the above brought happiness to my soul.
My favorite parts were as follows:
1. The Doctor (David Tennant) holds up the little box and says: "It's a machine that goes ding."
2. The Doctor (David Tennant) and the Doctor (Matt Smith) appreciate each others' spectacles.
3. The beginning bit where the Doctor (Matt Smith) thinks the movie is going to be in 12D, not 3D. 
I plan on attending the 75th and 100th anniversaries too. This show will make it, especially since it has made it this far. It is the longest running sci-fi TV show. Bam! 
Have you seen this movie or the show? What are your favorite TV shows that you would love to see in the movie theater?
Writing Jewels

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Are Authors the New Rock Stars?

I don't know how middle and high schoolers are now, but books weren't the high topic at the lunch table back then for me, and I don't remember hearing much discussion from my peers. My crowd enjoyed music, like a ton! I'll admit it, when I read, it was for class; it wasn't for fun.
Sadly enough, I didn't really start loving words until I read the Harry Potter series and then came the Twilight Saga. That's when my book collection started and I haven't stopped devouring words since.
Was literature discussed as much before Harry Potter? I assume so; however, it seems like reading is the talk of the town now, and in all age ranges, to boot.
Many movies these days are brought to a theater near you because of books. Goodreads floods the internet with countless reviews to tempt our reading fancy. E-books are available at the click of the mouse.  
Has reading taken over the world on a higher scale than it was ten or fifteen years ago? If so, great! If not, no worries!
Are authors the new rock stars? I'd agree with that statement. 
Writing Jewels

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Etymology Fun

If you know me (of which you most definitely should *wink wink*), you know I love dogs. I giggle whenever I see one on the street. Of course, I have to live vicariously through others to get my doggy fix.

That happened the other day at work. I heard a coworkers say, "There's a dog outside." What did I do instantly? I booked it to the door to catch a glimpse of the four-legged buddy... and yes, to play with the little guy. After being pawed, licked, playing "come here" for a couple minutes, and asking the owner thepup’s name, I went back to work twenty shades of happy.

This got my cubicle mate and me chatting about dogs and it led to Pit Bulls. I brought up how this breed of dog, I've heard, is a rather nice dog. They've gotten a bad rap over the years. She brought up one of the ways the Pit Bull received it's name: because they would be placed in the pit with bulls to calm them down enough for the owners to handle them. Of course, the dog would bite the bull on the nose until it calmed down. So. Pit. andBull. Interesting, huh? There are other ways that this breed may have received its name--all cruel, if you ask me.

This got me thinking of word etymology. It is intriguing how words came into being.
I decided to Google funny or strange word etymologies. The one I found most interesting is on a site called Listverse. Click HERE to view it.

My favorite from this list was "Jargon". Let's just say I had a college professor who loved to "hide behind unintelligible gobbledegook."

What are some of your favorite word etymologies? Were you surprised by any of the word etymologies on Listverse?


Writing Jewels

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

IWSG: Where's the Muse?

Wow, is it really November already? I feel like I just posted my October Insecure Writers' Support Group post. The first Wednesday of the month has arrived. Again. Time is flying too fast.

For more information about IWSG click HERE.

My insecurity this month is about my muse... or lack thereof.
Has my moment of words passed?
Talk about being insecure, right?
Multiple stories swirl in my mind, but to actually complete another book seems like climbing Mt. Everest--minus the frost bit nose and toes falling off. Thank heavens.
I know I will continue writing, but some days, man, it's just tough. Motivation rippled through my body and soul for years, and now... Well, now, where is it?
Perhaps other things are taking precedence, or I just need to give myself a good kick in the butt. Who knows, but I still have my ideas, and maybe I don't need to write them all in a year. I've got time. Time is on my side.
Thanks for letting me vent this insecurity. It has been plaguing me for quite some time now and causes great stress on my brain. No fun at all.
Do you feel this way sometimes? How do you pull yourself out of this awful place?
Writing Jewels

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween Post... Um... A little Late

Hi friends!
I mentioned a couple posts ago I had a supercool Halloween costume in the works. Well, I wish you a belated Halloween from...
The Tardis
Yup, this shows just how dorky I am, but I will declare my love for Doctor Who any day!
If you do not know what the Tardis is, I will explain.
It is Doctor Who's time traveling police box that can take him anywhere in time or space. Pretty nifty, eh?
And it is bigger on the inside than on the outside.
Tardis stands for "Time and Relative Dimension in Space."
And is quite possibly the coolest space machine. Like. Ever.
I hope you enjoy my rendition of the amazing box.
As Doctor Who #11 (Matt Smith--swoon) would say: "You sexy thing!" And man, I exude sexiness all the way. Tehehe
What did you go as for Halloween? Do anything fun?
I sure did... I wore my costume to work, went Trick or Treating with my niece and nephews, and made an appearance at a party. Then I went home and slept like the dead. Dun Dun Dun.
Writing Jewels