Saturday, April 23, 2016

New Doctor Who Companion

So they announced the new Doctor Who companion as well as released a scene from an upcoming episode. Her name is Pearl Mackie and her character's name is Bill. I don't know the actress and I don't know if she's known in the UK. From what I can see she's going to be a interesting companion, but it really is hard to judge from a two minute clip. I was hoping we'd get a male companion but I guess that's to much to ask for. Peter Capaldi's Doctor is growing on me. He's still far from my favorite but I'm excited to see the Christmas special and then the new season in 2017. Check out the two minute clip below.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Royalty Meets Star Wars

Came across this video on Facebook and it just made me smile. Two of my favorite loves coming together, British Royalty and Star Wars. If you know me you know I'm a huge Anglophile, I love all thing British including the royal family. So it was a real treat to see Prince William and Prince Harry  on the set of Star Wars Episode 8 in Pinewood Studios. I hope their genuine reaction of excitement and wonder was real. They seemed like they were having a fantastic time on set.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

"Don't Wake Me" Fox In A Box

Well I across this video on Facebook and I can't tell you why but I want one. When I found out that one actually made this I was bummed because I couldn't buy it but then I dug a little deeper and found this person youtube channel with an email address in which you can email her and request the cost of making one of these. I haven't done that yet.. but I'm super tempted. I can watch is video over and over and it makes me laugh everytime.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Shannara Chronicles Renewed

MTV's fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles was picked up for a second season. I was worried as this series didn't get an early pick up like others. I really enjoyed season one, especially the second half of the season. I knew it was based on a book series and had plenty more story to tell. And the way the season ended left plenty of questions that need to answered in season two. There is so little fantasy on TV it's nice to see they giving this series a second season.. I can't wait!!! You can read a bit more info HERE.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Good Samaritan & Bio Urns

It's videos like these that give me hope for humanity. There is so much hate and bigotry and negativity that it's nice to see people being nice to people for no other reason then to be nice. This man give his shirt off his back to a homeless man but it doesn't stop there.. he also helps this man put the shirt on and then he gives him his hat as well. So much good in the video.

I came across this video about Bio Urn. I had never heard of them before but they are pretty amazing. Instead of having your ashes inside of a regular Urn on someone's mantel you can have your ashes added to the bottom of this Bio Urn, they will then planet a small tree in the top section of it. So you're ashes will become part of new living thing. There is something cool about the idea of becoming part of another living thing after you have passed. I know I don't want to be buried in the ground and when I die I hope to be cremated and now that I have seen these Bio Urn I'm really considering this route. Check out the video below...

The final video I want to share with you guys is the second trailer for Captain America Civil War. This one has a surprise guest appearance from Spiderman at the very end. I really enjoy all of these Marvel movies and since I'm blogging well after this movie has been released I can say that I love it and I'm sure I'll be blogging a review of it when I get to that date.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Travellers T-Shirt & Amazing Star Wars Saga Video

I came across this pretty awesome shirt that I think I will have to pick up if I ever travel to another country where English isn't he primary language. It has 40 universal symbols that eveyone should understand. All  you have to do is point to what you want. I think it's pretty ingenious.

I saw this fan made Star Wars Saga video and it brought me to tears. This universe that George Lucas created is amazing and I'm so excited that I can visit it whenever I want with so many amazing movies, cartoons and books. And this universe is ever expanding with all of the future movies, cartoons and books. MAN I LOVE STAR WARS!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

NerdStrong MASH Hike

Today was another awesome NerdStrong Gym outing. This time I got a group together to go hiking in Malibu Canyon and to the old MASH TV filming site. It's a nice hike, it's roughly 5 miles and takes about 2 hours to complete. Joining me for this fun hike was Shannon, Derek, Kiki, Jen, Rob, Matt, Lauren, Naomi and Jim.

It was a beautiful day, a bit warm but blue blue skies. Everyone was excited for the hike, this was a first for everyone but me (this is actually my fourth time visiting the site). This is a great hike, not to daunting and only a few inclines here and there. My favorite part of this hike is the last third of it where you are hiking between two mountains next to a stream (when there is water). It's this great trail that runs along the side of the mountain. We did run into a down tree that was lying across the hiking path. There was really no way to go around it so we had to climb through the branches to get to the other side but at the same time avoid the poison oak which was all over the place.

Once we got to the site we hung out for about a half hour, took some pictures and ate a light lunch. We then made our way back the way we came. That's one downside of the hike.. the fact that you have to hike back the same way you came, though it's a beautiful hike and always nice to see twice. I do wish you could hike back a different way.

But we made it back with no injuries and everyone really enjoyed the experience. This is the second NerdStrong Gym hike, first was Vasquez.. now Malibu Canyon.. need to plan our third one.. but where should be go?!?!?