5 Things I Learned in 2015

I went through so many changes in 2015 that I had a hard time narrowing down just five things I learned.  Instead of joking (whaaaa?! me, not joking?) about silly things like “I learned how to pencil in my eyebrows,” I took the high road by listing the serious lessons[…]

5 Christmas Traditions!

I’m sure all you people with nice, normal families have nice, normal Christmas traditions like “baking cookies” and “singing carols around the piano” but my family is neither nice, nor normal.  Our Christmas traditions make Clark Griswold want to hide in the attic and never come out.  But family is[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Christmas Wishes

Okay so I already got ONE Christmas present this year from my mom: it’s a Soda Stream.  And I love it so much I couldn’t possibly want anything more!  Oh except maybe… 1.  My dad to sing carols off-key  He does this high-pitched, airy yodel?  Jury’s still out whether he’s[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Black Friday NEEDS

Black Friday?  Bah Humbug!  I don’t believe in Black Friday.  “But Meghan!” you say, “What about Christmas shopping for friends and family?”  You know what?  This year, everybody’s getting a nice bottle of booze.  It’s what you want, need, and will use!  So there.  I’m not going shopping on Black[…]

5 Fandom Friday: 5 Reasons I’m Thankful for Blogging

This week’s 5 Fandom Friday topic is “Fandoms You’re Thankful For” but the only fandom community I could think of was this one:  The Blogging Community.  We have our inside jokes, our struggles, our cliches, and our unique culture.  I knew I wanted to write a Thanksgiving post about the[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Favourite Seasonal Foods

Yay for 5 Fandom Friday!  As a gluten-free-pescetarian, I probably have a very different list from most people?  I don’t get to have fun with cookies, or pie, and I don’t eat turkey and stuffing, but there are certain treats that I always look forward to enjoying around the holidays!![…]

5 Fandom Friday: Just Watch “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”

SILENCE!  There is no other Halloween episode, as far as I am concerned.  It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is not only essential viewing for Halloween, it is the greatest Halloween special ever created.  Wanna fight me, bro?  Okay, let’s go: 1.  Linus just loves Halloween so much  to the[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Characters I Want To Dress Up As For Halloween

Comic Con has come and gone, and Halloween is near!  Here are the costumes I would be wearing on Halloween *if* I didn’t have to work that night and *if* I had the energy and funds to pull them off! 1.  Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation  oh, of course[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Halloween Traditions

Traditions are very important.  Halloween is my favourite holiday.  Therefore, TAKE NOTE:  Halloween traditions are THE MOST IMPORTANT. 1.  Mellocreme Pumpkins  It’s not really Halloween until my first Mellocreme Pumpkin!  Confession:  I bought a bag of these beauties in Reno, literally just hours after leaving Burning Man.  Saw them in[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Hey Teacher…

This topic is near and dear to my heart, since I worked in a school for a year and definitely had delusions of wanting to be a teacher (!!!) for a while, and though that didn’t really pan out, I do have massive respect for these fictional teachers for actually[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Apocalypse NO

The apocalypse is no fun, people.  Shit goes down, you gotta have a seriously good crew.  This week, we have the opportunity to assemble our apocalypse-proof posse to help us through these trying times. 1.  Buffy Summers  has survived how many apocalypses now?  She’s basically a pro at this.  I[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Girls Just Wanna Have Pumpkin!

It’s that time of year!  Time for Pumpkin Everything.  Ornamental gourds?  CHECK.  Coffee-flavoured beverages?  CHECK.  Grab your nearest infinity scarf and strap on those black leggings, it’s time to go pumpkin picking!  Not real pumpkins, hello, what do you think this is, Long Island?  Aw.  Hell.  Naw.  This is Brooklyn,[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Fall-ing for Autumn

Autumn is the time when we can get really, REALLY BASIC and declare our love of the obvious – and the less obvious – 1.  Jacket weather  layering fashion is an art form, ladies and gentlemen.  Don’t believe me?  You must live in a climate where you never get cold. […]

5 Fandom Friday: I Was Born for Broadway, Baby

This is the 5 Fandom Friday I was born to play!  I mean, write.  It’s all about Broadway, Baby!  I’ve been fantasizing about playing these roles on the Great White Way since I was a teenager oh about a million years ago so choosing was easy (thank gawdness, since I’ve[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Whhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyy

I can’t even.  This week we’re talking about fandom a deaths we still can’t even.  Oh, the feels.  Dare we?  Truly, dare we? 1.  Hoban Washburne from Firefly  sorry if you didn’t see the movie, but this happens, and it’s DREADFUL.  Funny story:  after seeing the movie, I had pizza[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Geek Role Models

Geeks…among us.  They’re out there.  Real-life geeks who are changing the world and making it an amazing place for us all.  Today, we salute you.  We praise you for paving the way for us to crawl out of our Netflix bunkers and wave our freak flags proudly! 1.  Neil deGrasse[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Cross My Heart

Oh my clever title…this week’s topic is “Crossovers that would cause my heart to explode” (get it?)  and while I’ve never been one for the crossovers (Why does Angel gotta come back to Buffy?  LEAVE LEAVE LEAVE NOW), I can think of a couple that might be fun to watch…[…]

5 Fandom Friday: You Said It

This week’s 5 Fandom Friday is inspired by la langue de geek, it’s those geeky phrases by which we all identify each other and converse by droppin catchphrases yo! 1.  “It’s in the frackin’ ship!”  oh man, this more than probably any is my favourite to whip out during parties. […]

5 Fandom Friday: Other People’s Puppies

Rules were made to be broken, nerds!  Since I missed last week because I was, you know, up at a cabin in the middle of nowhere, turning 31, I decided to backtrack this week and cover last week’s topic.  And do it a little differently.  Basically, today I’m going to[…]

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[…]