When my little brother was about 5 one of his favorite movies was Happy Gilmore. I should have remembered this myself, but Larissa told me the other day that the closing scene of the movie shows Chubbs, the alligator that bit Chubb's hand off, and my boy Abraham Lincoln. I couldn't find a clip, but I did find this hilarious picture meme. I'm usually against all such things, but in this case, I'm willing to make an exception.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
My boyfriend Nick is in an awesome class that is working on designing an historical app based around Reno. What's interesting is, is that they are looking at other cities with similar apps, and they are focusing on one in particular, Cleveland. Nick, being the Ohio boy he is, was excited because it's a city he is completely familiar with and can explore some deep cuts of historical facts. Today while he was doing his homework, he stumbled across an Abraham Lincoln statue at The Board of Education building in Cleveland.
I can't wait to see all the Lincoln statues in person and of course take pictures with them like we're old best friends having a laugh.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
There are a ton of great apps for your phone. One such great ideas of invention was the app Lincolnize Me, where you can take pictures of people and turn them into Lincoln. Here is my best friend Larissa in Lincoln form. This app is so awesome and Larissa is a great sport.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Sometimes I hate the Academy Awards and sometimes I think they are brilliant. This year I was mixed, but they did do one thing right! They gave the award for best actor to the amazing Daniel Day-Lewis in his portrayal of Lincoln. Needless to say, I was jumping around screaming like a crazy person. Did you know that he raised his voice an octave to play him??? Historians have said that Lincoln sounded a bit nasally and high-pitched. I always wondered what that would sound like. As soon as I saw this movie, I knew that Daniel Day was doing his voice exactly as I thought it should. Go see the movie! It's fantastic!
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The word is starting to get out at my school about my Abraham Lincoln fascination. I was lucky enough to come into work today to find a book that a teacher had left on my desk. I have so much good material to use from it. Thanks to everyone who helps me with my quest for Abe knowledge and indulges all my weirdness!
Friday, February 22, 2013
My friend Alexandra is a brilliant artist in many mediums from sewing to painting. Who knows what this girl can't do? I have been working on this Abe project for about two and a half years. Usually I quit around Day 90, but I enjoy the project whether I complete it or not. In the course of Alexandra and I becoming friends she learned quite a bit about Abraham Lincoln, whether she wanted to or not....I never asked, who doesn't want to know every little detail about this brilliant man? She is a great sport and has a thirst for knowledge, so I don't think it bothered her that much. PLUS! I woke up to a text message from her with this picture. I love this quote and I often think about it when I see roses. Oh Lincoln, le sigh.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
When I was in high school, my friend Patty and I couldn't be separated on the weekends. Because of that we are rather close, like sisters. I will always care about her and her family's well-being.
My little sister was born when I was in the 8th grade and due to the huge age range, Patty and I treated her like our little baby princess. The only problem is that baby Jayme couldn't say either of our names. I became Sass and Patty became Pita, both names we still use for each other today.
I hate living so far away from her. I was having a particularly hard day, when I looked on my phone and noticed I had a text with this picture sent from Ms. Pita. It really brightened my day.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The comedian Tosh did an awesome bit on his show where he spoiled all the stories and endings of the the films that were nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. His view on Lincoln was that it was boring and the one thing he wanted to see (the assassination) wasn't even in the film. It was a pretty funny review though. I can't find a link on YouTube, but I'm going to check out Comedy Central's site to see if I can get the clip.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
I just saw this preview on TV while I was watching the National Geographic Channel. Then I realized it might be based on the Bill O'Reilly book of the same name and sure enough it was. Now I have to watch it and be mad if it's good. Why does he have to like Lincoln??? Lincoln sure as hell wouldn't have liked him!
Monday, February 4, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013
I jumped with joy when I found out that Rick Ross has tattoos of Lincoln and Washington on his chest. He is one of my favorite rappers right now and he has a new song from the Django Unchained soundtrack called "100 Black Coffins." It's my jam my right now. Also, that movie was amazing, go see it immediately.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Lincoln's everywhere. Nick asked me just recently if this was my fault. I'm not sure it is, I just think real recognize real, but he didn't understand that. We speak different languages sometimes. Anyway, this is actually from a Lincoln car commercial. I wonder what kind of car Abe would drive. I bet he would just walk and take the bus.
Friday, February 1, 2013
I record every episode of Jeopardy. The one on regular news and the one on GSN. I haven't seen Ken Jennings in awhile and I'm hoping to run into him.
Anyway, a common activity for Nick and I to indulge in is Jeopardy marathons. Because of DVR we can wait and play 10 in a row if we want. During a recent weekend marathon one of the final jeopardies category was Inaugural Addresses, as can be seen in this picture dashing Alex.
The clue was just too simple. 72 years after the first presidential inauguration? 1789+72=1861 and that's a year I know all to well. That's my boy you're talking about!
Sure enough, most people can do math and figured it out as well. What is Lincoln? That is the correct answer. And if you don't know, now you know.