Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Ready, Set, Go!

In an uncharacteristic move, I rung in the new year creating a vision board with my best friend.  When I started my vision board in the last waning minutes of 2012, I had no idea what would be the final result.  Surprisingly, one large goal was to complete my first ever 5k.  Throughout 2012, I ran off and on.  A cheaper alternative to a gym membership.  But, that workout routine was largely unfocused.  Represented on my vision board as a pair of running shoes, a racing number, and finish line sign, I began 2013 with a clear goal in mind.

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Fun Friday: My Star Trek Project

Excuse me while I let my nerd flag fly.

Among my friends, I’m the biggest Star Trek fan.  I think my love of Star Trek is pretty obvious since I have the USS Enterprise on my homepage.  I’ve loved Star Trek since I was a little kid.  I owe my nerdiness to my mom who first exposed me to Deep Space Nine in the ’90s.  I’ve been a Trekkie and a self-proclaimed nerd ever since.

Now, even though I’m a Trekkie, I had only seen a handful of Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS).  I saw a couple of episodes when FX or Syfy would show a marathon on a random Labor or Memorial day.  A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon The Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast, offered by Nerdist.  Each podcast episode corresponds to an episode in the series.  I use this as a companion guide to the series.  I’ll watch an episode on Netflix (it’s available for streaming) and then listen to the corresponding podcast episode.

In the podcast, the hosts, Ken Ray and John Champion, discuss each episode.  They divide the podcast episode into three parts.  First, they provide a broad overview of the episode.  Then, they get into the details of plot and technical aspects.  Finally, they attempt to answer the larger question: does this episode and the lessons learned from it still hold up today?

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Fun Friday: Henri, Le Chat Noir

To break from the monotony of posts about my job and life in Philadelphia, I thought I would introduce you to…Fun Friday.  On Fridays, I will try to post some cool, fun, and quirky thing I’ve stumbled upon during the week.

This week, I’m introducing you to Henri, Le Chat Noir who has quite a following and a great website I might add.  You can access the website here.  One day, my coworker and I were talking about funny videos that we’ve discovered on Youtube.  She knew my love of the French language and directed me to Henri, Le Chat Noir.  Of the videos posted, the one below is my favorite.


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