Believe it or not, I’m excited to be 31.  I don’t even feel this old.  I mean, granted, I get winded climbing a flight of stairs, but I still find this hilarious: I pinch myself all day long because I’m so incredibly happy.  Everything is so sweet and wonderful for[…]

T-Shirt to Wall Art DIY

Here’s a handy trick:  check your pulse.  If you have one, chances are you also have a favourite T-shirt! When I was in middle school, and my dad would go to conferences in other cities, he would bring back T-shirts for me.  Two of the absolute prettiest were hand-painted shirts[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Chunky Artichoke & Jalapeno Dip

Trader Joe’s Chunky Artichoke & Jalapeรฑo Dip Tastes Like:  It’s not as spicy as you would imagine!  But it is EVERY bit as chunky as the name suggests.  It’s not so much a “dip” as it is a “scoop” or maybe even a “spread” – use a fancy little butter[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Get Outta My Dreams…

Hey!  You!  Today we’re all nerding out over fictional vehicles we’d totally hitch a ride in… 1.  the TARDIS  of course!  I would straight-up want to plop down into the TARDIS when David Tennant is driving…”Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” indeed!  Reference to “Tooth and Claw,” anyone?  Total nerd[…]

Book Challenge

On the road to being considered “banned,” a book must first be “challenged.”  Fun fact!  When a book is “challenged,” it is debated based on its merits and themes, to be certain that it meets the same moral standards as put forth in fine, upstanding pieces of popular literature, such[…]

Raise a Glass

Today, you would have been 32.  Gone, but never forgotten.  In honour of your day, let’s raise a Woodchuck Cider and watch this video I know you would have appreciated.  Thanks for being my friend all those years.  RIP.

5 Fandom Friday: Con Swag

Speaking of Con Loot, everyone’s pictures of SDCC looked so fun and yes, I fell for the internet prank of the Firefly cast reuniting.  Quick subject change!  Showing off some of the cool swag I’ve bought myself at NYCC: 1.  Dalek shirt  which is so soft and comfortable and lovely!!! […]

If I Dated Fozzie Bear…

Today we discuss what would happen if I, hypothetically, dated Fozzie Bear. Why date Fozzie Bear, you ask?  Well, Kermit is unavailable, Gonzo is too desperate, Rowlf is clearly married to his career.  And Doctor Teeth & Electric Mayhem?  I’ve dated enough “musicians” (read: one) to know that’s a bad[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Biotin

Trader Joe’s Biotin 5,000 mcg Tastes Like:  Don’t taste it, just swallow it.  This is a dietary supplement that I’ve been taking for over a year now, and let me tell you.  My hair used to fall out every time I washed it, there would be a whole Wookie worth[…]

Podkayne of Mars

I can’t wait to introduce you to Podkayne of Mars!!!  Told as a diary written by Poddy Fries, nine Mars years old (which is like 16 Earth years – because of the longer orbit, duh, Heinlein thinks of everything) and about to embark on the journey that will change her[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Spin Spin Spinoff

I’m not a fan of spinoffs, generally, since Angel was such a disappointment after Buffy.  Most of the things I love just happen to wrap up in tidy, complete packages.  I can’t imagine, for instance, continuing the story of Les Miserables, or Battlestar Galactica, or Love in the Time of[…]

Living With Roommates vs. A SigOth

As soon as you announce that blissful decision:  “We’re moving in together!” well-meaning advice mongerers will load your ears with fears about living with a partner.   So much has been said about the drawbacks, that I want to preach the benefits! When you live with a roommate, you are[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Cheddar and Horseradish Flavored Potato Chips

Trader Joe’s Cheddar and Horseradish Potato Chips Tastes Like:  Your new favourite potato chip.  Extremely cheesy, with a spicy aftertaste.  Look, these chips absolutely deliver on that flavor promise in a BIG way. Great With:  Cold beers, seltzer, and possibly plain sour cream as a dip, but these are delicious[…]

How I Want To Spend My Summer Vacation

What a ride the past nine months have been!  It felt so much longer.  I got incredibly drunk (one – ONE frozen mojito!) after school with my coworkers on Tuesday to put the year behind me and look forward to this summer.  Of course, I’m looking for a new job[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Not Of This World…

This week’s 5 Fandom Friday features our Five Favourite Aliens!  Kick it up to Warp Speed and join me, The Nerdy Girlie, and Super Space Chick and hashtag #5FANDOMFRIDAY and #FANDOM5 with your 5 favourite aliens – self included! 1.  THE DOCTOR  in all his various incarnations.  I think my[…]

Currently… in July 2015

FEELING:  Free!  I cannot emphasize that enough, so let me try again:  FREE!!!  The final weeks of school were a mess and completely destroyed me.  Any shred I was clinging to was completely gone.  I have burned that to the ground and it is done.  I know there’s a new[…]