Friday, May 18, 2012

JNerd In The House

Truth be told, I've checked out today. Not on purpose, though. Cassie gave me some interview questions that I answered over at Falling for Fiction. Just a few silly questions about nerdy things like video game weapons and comic book characters and, of course, Harry Potter.

Anyway, FFF is a relatively new venture by five fabulous females—see...now they have me doing spurts of asinine alliteration all about. They're some kick-ass bloggers and people, so go pay them a visit.

Nothing much else to report on this end. Busy weekend looms starting tonight, and I'll be out of pocket all afternoon for work, so I suppose the bust starts earlier than I hoped.

Oh, and for all of you out there in northwestern Texas and New Mexico, northeastern Arizona, southern Utah, Nevada, northern California and southwestern Oregon, be on the lookout on Sunday afternoon for what is supposed to be a spectacular solar eclipse. It is supposed to project a "ring of fire" and I want pictures if any of you are able. Or video. Either of those would be fantastic to see. Look for it starting about 6:20 Pacific Time on Sunday.

Fun Fact: This eclipse starts on Monday, May 21 in China and Japan, and ends on Sunday, May 20 in the United States. Sometimes that International Date Line is good for something awesome.

Sadly, I won't be able to see the eclipse from here.


Great weekends to you all.

Word to the Nerd

27 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Already read your guest spot - very cool!

Craziness abounds said...

Really? That would be an awesome site. I wonder if we will see it here. I hope so. As for my ugly Bean ie baby ( I loved that by the way) I had to find an ugly baby. This one seemed appropriate. :)
Elisa is a rock star and I love her face! Only you would realize that was her. haha

Matthew MacNish said...

That sounds like a time warp.

DEZMOND said...

have a nice weekend, Joshie and don't work too hard!

Samantha said...

Boo, I would LOVE to see the eclipse all while playing Mr. Cash in the background!

Padded Cell Princess said...

Left a comment at your guest post and now I'm sulking that I can't see the awesome solar eclipse either...although it's not like I'd even have a chance to see the sun in Ireland this time of year anyway ;)

Joshua said...

Alex - Thank you, sir.

Melynda - It was the red robe.

Matthew - And now THAT song is stuck in my head.

DEZ - Impossible.

Samantha - That would be awesome. And next time one comes visible here, I'm setting up chairs and blasting Johnny Cash.

Princess - I shall be sulking, too.

Sherri Lackey said...

Popping over from Cassie Mae's blog to say hi and give you a follow. The song stuck in your head is better than the one stuck in my mind this morning. I have Garth Brooks' Friends in Low Places going through mine thanks to my clock radio. Grrr!

Sarah Ahiers said...

Aww! I want a solar eclipse. BOO!

Joshua said...

Sherri - That one's on the list of "Songs Everyone Sings in a Bar When it Comes On."

Joshua said...

Sarah - I know, right? Boo, indeed.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Joshua, I hadn't heard about the eclipse. It should be amazing! Thanks for the heads up!

Johanna Garth said...

Hmmm, in Oregon but not southwestern. Wondering if I'll be able to see it in my NW corner.

Cassie Mae said...

I'll try to tape the eclipse for you, but I know it's not the same.

Stephanie D said...

Have a great weekend and thanks for all of your encouraging words this past week.

Christine Rains said...

I wish we could see the eclipse too. Have a good weekend, man!

Joshua said...

Maurice - Enjoy it!

Johanna - Maybe part of it? I hope so!

Cassie - Still...

Stephanie - You are welcome.

Christine - I'm assuming I won't be able to see it because the sun will have set already here. Let's just stick with that.

Gwen Gardner said...

I wish I could see the eclipse. Thanks for the video - Johnny's awesome. Now I'm off to read your interview:)

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I WANT AN ECLIPSE!

I always seem to miss eclipses. I want a full on, dark, breathlessly awesome, spectacular eclipse. Make it happen please!

(I've had wine, sorry)

Pickleope said...

Also unable to see the eclipse...well I guess no one really "sees" the eclipse without one of those shadow boxes. Except that one glorious time when I looked, just one eye. Now I wear an eye-patch.
Off to check out the FfF, how could I not with a recommendation like that.

Deniz Bevan said...

Lucky you westerners, getting to see the solar eclipse!
Off to check out the interview...

Ciara said...

That would be awesome to see out west. I'll check out your guest post now. Sorry I'm late. Wow what a crazy couple of days. :)

Cora said...

The last time I remember seeing an eclipse was when I was five. I was soooooooooo excited about the whole thing that I ran around the living room in the dark and tripped over the ottoman (just call me Dick Van Dyke) and got the most painful carpet burn on my chin.

I don't know why I told you that.

I checked out your guest post, by the way. I love it when you get all Harry Potter-y!!!!

Trisha said...

I think Johnny Cash is a dork. I'm weird like that! ;)

Joshua said...

Gwen - The pictures I saw were awesome.

Veg - I wish I could. That would be great.

Pickleope - Left or right eye?

Deniz - I need a good eclipse soon.

Ciara - I hope all has settled down now.

Cora - I don't remember seeing one recently, except on TV. Live was definitely better.

Trisha - I'm not a huge fan. Just a few songs.

Kato said...

Hahah, love that song...although it brings to mind other things...spicy things that come out of, well, you know.

I couldn't see it either and I was pretty bummed about it. This is coming from the girl who stayed up until 3AM to see an eclipse that only happened once every 100 years.

Joshua said...

Kato - And did you see it staying up that late?