Can we skip to December NOW???

Peter Jackson and friends has just released the trailer second installment of The Hobbit, and fanboys and fangirls everywhere rejoice at the sight of elves.

There’s much in the trailer that is not in the book. For example: the dwarves were sealed in tightly in their own barrels and were not exactly pursued by orcs as they floated down the river. What’s the lady elf doing in there? 
I remember Legolas making an appearance in Silmarillon, but not in The Hobbit.
And oh yes… Legolas is back!
Thranduil’s eyebrows are epic. I loved Lee Pace in Pushing Daisies, and I wish that series had survived longer than its meager two seasons.
Evelyn Lilly as an elf makes an appearance. Girl power, yes, but we need more background on her character. She must have figured in some supporting books on Tolkien universe.
What’s the deal with Bard the Bowman’s (Luke Evans) kinda mullet?
Richard Armitage, a.k.a., Thorin. ‘Nuff said.

Why we love and why we cheat

http://embed.ted.com/talks/helen_fisher_tells_us_why_we_love_cheat.html

“…as it turns out, there’s a very specific group of things that happen when you fall in love. The first thing that happens is what I call — a person begins to take on what I call, “special meaning.” As a truck driver once said to me, he said, “The world had a new center, and that center was Mary Anne.”

You’re still written in the scars on my heart*

Today, I was doing fine and well…until I heard this:
“I never stopped. You’re still written in the scars on my heart.”
(I hate you Nate Ruess.)

And thought…my god, that was me. I haven’t gotten completely over the pain and the thought of what might have been. Is it because you still keep showing up? Or that I carry the burden of the memory that you left behind? 

I thought I was done with the heartache, but I realised I have been carrying you all along and letting your memory cut through my heart and leave scars that will always be there. Sometimes, pain catches us unaware and the simplest words from a song shake us out of our pretentions that we have finally healed. I thought I was okay, and honestly wished I were, but why is the pain still there?

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* Just Give Me A Reason by P!ink ft. Nate Ruess

Roger: into the pink

Because one does not need a reason to post a video of Roger Federer, other than to say that pink suits the man. I wish Nike had given him a pink kit for the Aussie Open instead of that meh!-inducing gray garb. At least the fans were involved in selecting his shoes for this year’s AO.

Enjoy!

Bedtime stories that make kids fall asleep and keep moms awake

Rupert Penry-Jones reads a bedtime story about pirates:
“Hot Dwarf” Richard Armitage reads a story about a squirrel.

Doctor Who and Harry Potter alum, David Tennant, reads a story about a mouse in the big city.

Toby Stephens (a.k.a., Maggie Smith’s son) reads about farmland flyers.