I recently went to a Renaissance Faire here in the Sacramento area. I’ve been to many Renaissance Faires before, so it wasn’t my first rodeo. Er…I mean…Faire. You get the idea. In fact my first Faire was when I was fifteen years old, so twenty-four years ago. Or far enough back when in time when … Continue reading All Is Faire
1. Does Rivendell have a red light district? 2. With Galadriel being thousands of years old, is she considered a cougar? 3. Does Treebeard get morning wood? 4. Would Gimli be able to choke down Coors Light or Natural Ice? 5. Are the elves of Mirkwood actually just Middle Earth's hippies? 6. Who would win … Continue reading 10 Questions To Ask a Lord of the Rings Fan
“Your DLAB score shows that you qualify for CAT IV languages,” said the First Class Petty Officer from behind her desk inside the quota manager’s office. “And we have seats available in all of the language classes that the Navy needs filled. What do you want?” This questioned was addressed to me of course. It … Continue reading Which Rooster Market? Learning Arabic At The Defense Language Institute.
Monterey is a nice, seaside town on the northern California coast. It has wonderful, temperate weather, interesting shops to visit, a world-renown aquarium, and British pubs nestled in the midst of historical buildings and night clubs. It was, however, the last place I expected to be accosted by a one-armed hobo who accepted credit cards. … Continue reading Monterey: A Seaside Town With Fine Pubs and Epic Sandwiches.
The Greg opened his newly purchased bottle of Vitamin Water only to have some of its contents suddenly spill onto the ground, “Shit. It’s frozen.” Indeed it was. The inside of The Greg’s Vitamin Water was almost entirely a block of ice save for the few melted bits that had dribbled out as soon as … Continue reading World War II Bunkers!
There's been a picture riddle making its rounds on the internet lately. It was apparently used as a logic puzzle for school children during the Cold War, or the War of 1812, or maybe even after the Battle of Serenity Valley. It doesn't matter when it was used. What matters is that this puzzle, riddle, … Continue reading Riddle Me This
I didn't originally plan to see the new Star Wars movie on Thursday. Don't mistake me. I'm a big Star Wars fan, but I thought that there would only be midnight showings on Thursday. I have a Monday through Friday job, and I wasn't up to staying out until 3am, and then having to get … Continue reading The Blog Awakens