Euro 2013

SweVSFin

I finally was able to catch a Euro 2013 match with it being the weekend. I’m cheering for Lotta and Sweden of course. Lotta is my favorite striker and she and the team did  poorly in their first outing but drop kicked Finland 5-0 with Lotta getting a brace.

A cool feature to Sweden’s coverage of the game is that online you can watch a Lotta-cam where it follows her around every game. I guess you get to see everything. Even the inevitable snot rockets. Anyhow, it is geoblocked so I couldn’t watch it, but here is part of Lotta-cam for her first goal and goal celebration dance with the team. And here is the same but with the regular camera angles.

Instagram

balls

Conjoined cherry cojones. #micdrop

zombie droid

Made this at work for one of their blog posts about zombie behavior in android phones. I never pass on a chance to draw a zombie. It’s something you should know about me.

KO

I made friends with this squirrel. I named her KO and she enjoyed nomming on some of the food I tossed her way. The construction guys who eat their lunches out there have trained her well. I got her to come this close to me because I chittered to her in squirrel. I was a little worried she would jump at me like a face hugger though. KO is a little nuts.

KO

She would hide under the bench and try to army crawl to my feet. Come to think of it, this should have been pretty scary.

Spring TV Watch List: Vikings

Vikings

Vikings
This was one of those shows I came into late through social media. Between people tweeting their love and pretty tumblr pictures it was hard to ignore for long. Pretty? That was unquestionable. Good though? The History Channel was putting it on so I was worried it was going to be some kind of history-ish half drama half teachy. Nope. It is an all out drama. Thank god.

What I like about Vikings is that it is an explorers narrative but also is a look at Viking culture. What it does that doesn’t always translate on tv well is depict a living religion from history in a way that it makes sense for the characters and the community. I think the only other show I’ve seen do similar is HBOs Rome. The scope of the show is both micro and macro in that it revolves around one family, but the context is within the framework of Viking expansion and growing influence as explorers. It also does a great job at showing early egalitarianism in Viking culture that shows the early seeds of a superior egalitarian society in the region today. Shield maidens FTW!

Side note: Everyone is starting to copy the braided hairstyles shown on Vikings. Newsflash: Current Vikings are still wearing that style. It never went away.

Next up…Orphan Black