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October’s New York Comic Con is steadily approaching and I have a dilemma… OMG, what to wear??? Geeks like me go about this the same way other gurls pick out prom dresses or ball gowns. By the way, I’ve picked out a ball gown before, it took me all of five minutes and my wedding dress probably took all of ten.

So, picking one’s attire for Comic Con is way more thought-provoking, and needs careful consideration. I have beaucoup de ideas. Looking cute is semi-important, I mean I’m still a girl… but I do want to be respected. No bewbs pouring out of my top, and also no zombie-like oozing gashes across my face. I want to be free to wear whatever I want, but I also don’t want to scare little children or embarrass my youngling to tears. I keep seeing Padme’s white jumpsuit from Attack of the Clones in my head, but that’s so unoriginal. Or, I could do like my mother and combine lots of my favorite things, and be completely original! Will I be a superhero, and alien, a wizard, a mystical fairy, a vampire, a female centaur, a zombie, an ork, a tv sci-fi character, a Teen Titan??? OMG, the possibilities!!

I will report back soon with my narrowed down choices. Feel free to suggest something if you’d like.

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Did you watch the season three premier of True Blood this past Sunday? If not, you are among the few and far between. The world’s vamp phenomenon experienced a major blood spewing explosion this past weekend that created a frenzy that overwhelmed even the stars of the show. I watched a few minutes of the red carpet premier prior to its start, and the amazement on the faces of the cast, made me feel as if they were floating on this cloud with me. Ryan Kwanten, the actor who plays Jason Stackhouse, mentioned how awestruck he was regarding the difference between the premier of the first season and that of the third. The satisfaction written on their faces, was like watching graduates cross the stage to receive their diplomas after working hard and wishing for success in the television business. And I was happy for them. Shoot, I was happy for me, because I was a part of it.

I want to note that I didn’t have HBO until the day before the series started. I only ordered it so I could watch True Blood (and maybe a little Entourage. Love me some Ari). When I called my cable company to pay the ridiculous $15.95 for a channel I’m only going to watch once a week, the customer service lady immediately knew why. She said, is this for True Blood? I answered, YES! And we continued to have a 5 minute conversation about how excited we both were for the new season. I love this girl by this point, up until she tried to sell me telephone service, after which I felt our relationship was over because she’d brought business into it.

So, the show is starting. The absolute best television title sequence ever, commences. We start off in the restaurant where Bill was kidnapped. We see that Sam had fled like he said he was going to, we see how everyone is dealing with the death of Tara’s boyfriend Eggs by the hands of Jason, Eric is trying to get his ass out of trouble regarding selling illegal “V”, and Jessica is up to her newborn shenanigans. The entire show is a recap of where we left off with brief snippets of what is going to happen next. Unlike every other True Blood episode I’ve watched, and I’ve seen them all, this one feels like the third book of a series of novels that has suddenly become popular and the writer is trying to get the bandwagoners on the same page. It seems flashy, the writing is not as witty, the camera shots have now become Peter Jackson-esque and we are way to close to the character’s faces. BUT, I’m in no way knocking this show. I understand the pressures of going from a cult phenom to… the new Seinfeld or Sopranos of television series. I know we have to let the bandwagoners get up to speed by watering down what our sophisticated vamp palettes are used to. BUT, I’m not giving them more than another episode for this. I want to see the True Blood I’m used to… quick wit behind every corner and dungeon wall, jaw dropping twists, and a bad ass cliffhanger at the end of every episode. Bring it on!

  

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OK….. I was on a long hiatus due to computer issues. Briefly, the PdaNet program I downloaded onto my Mac in order to tether my phone, pretty much jacked everything up after a routine Mac update. That’s about as technical as I’m going to get regarding the issue. Frankly, because I’m so over it. I was out of commission for approximately 2 months. I became a lazy blogger-bum settling a little too comfortably into my disability leave.

Since the laptop’s been fixed, I’ve been in a writing funk. I got use to not having the pressure everyday to come up with something interesting to say. All this fabulous wit doesn’t come easily (but obviously the arrogance sure does). So now, I’m going to sit down and crank out some useless geek cultural literature, like the athlete that was injured and is finally getting back in the game.

I miss the limelight and journalistic comradery. Well that’s a bit much… I miss the metaphorical laser pen that briefly beams at my article posts, and the circle of geeks that give me their 140 word pat on the back. Welcome Back Kotter!

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Thank you for visiting… Nerdy Gurl is a blog for people trying hard NOT to fit in. Here you’ll find an alternative GEEK point of view. We discuss anything from new movies, current events, environment preservation… even vampires, Star Wars, and comic books… Please feel free to leave your expressions and ideas!

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Today I read an article about the Top Ten Geek Guys… rather disappointing. I only agreed with two of the entries and therefore felt a compelling need to create my own list. I take this subject rather seriously because of my multiple celebrity crushes – many of them geeks. So this is my Top 10 Geek Guys in no particular order. Even if you don’t agree with them all, at least enjoy the view or weigh in on the matter.

Well, maybe the first one is my favorite 🙂 drumroll please: Shia LaBeouf, Wil Wheaton, Jordan Gordon-Levitt, John Cho, Pete Cashmore (Mashable), Adam Samberg, Justin Long, Michael Cera, Seth Green and Kevin Connolly.

 

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I have recently become a contributor to the tech news blog “for the computing masses” – Geek Shui Living. It was founded by Justin E. Gehrke, an accomplished Information Technology Consultant with more than twelve years of experience in the complex and constantly evolving world of Information Technology and Information Systems Security.

Geek Shui is a modern derivative of the ancient art of Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese practice of placement and arrangement within a space. This careful placement and arrangement seeks to help one achieve harmony with the environment around them. Geek Shui incorporates many of these same principles, with the evolving virtual world of Information Technology.”

Justin, or Sensei @GeekShui as I call him, asked if I would like to contribute to GSL. He is on a continual quest to gather geek tech writers, in hopes of sharing articles that are inspirational and informative. When I mentioned that I had no tech background, he welcomed my “geek culture” articles and quips, and said there was a place for me at Geek Shui. Listed below are a few of my articles. Please enjoy them as well as those of my co-writers @ Geek Shui Living

* * * You can follow both @NerdyGurlBlog and @GeekShui on Twitter * * *

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on Nerdy Gurl Blog do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Geek Shui Living or it’s writing contributors.

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First dates can be absolute torture. They can be the most uncomfortable situations in which one willingly puts themselves. Most of us are just waiting for the first date and first kiss to be over with. In the past, I wanted to fast forward an entire six months, just to get to that good ‘ole relationship sweet-spot!

Today I read an article with some pretty decent first date advice. Then I thought.. I too possess valuable information regarding this topic (raising my finger in the air)!! Why do I think this… the sheer fact that I am no longer scared of the dreaded first date and I enjoy being in my own skin during them. I think that’s good enough. Here’s how I have fun and make the best out of them.

First, the most important time you can spend during the night of your first date, is the time you spend alone with yourself before it even starts. I tell myself that these few hours are neither the beginning nor the end of the world. If this date doesn’t go well, it is not a reflection of the wonderful person that I am, or the fabulous partner I will be when I do find Mr. Right. There are over 6 billion people on the planet; the chances that this is your soul mate are slim to none. The wonderful outcome you should strive for, is an enjoyable evening and hopefully by the end, having nurtured a new friendship. If you achieve more, that’s all the better. Another important part of this alone time is gathering an appreciation for the life you already have separate from this relationship that may or may not exist beyond tonight. If the date goes well, you’ve just added a beautiful dimension to your life, if it doesn’t, well, you can go right back to the way things were as if it never happened. Look in the mirror before you step out the door and say, “It’s ok if I spill food down my shirt. It’s ok if I divulge a bit too much information and he/she thinks I’m crazy. It’s ok if I walk into a glass door. It’s ok if this is not the best date in the world… I will find the right one for me.” Or, you know, something along those lines. You know yourself better than I do.

OK, so you’ve psyched yourself up, you look nice and crispy clean, you smell awesome, your cuticles are trimmed, now what? One little trick that works for me, is telling myself that I will ALWAYS look him DEAD in the eye. I use to shy away when a guy I was crushing on, would look me in the eyes. This awkwardness would then lead to my brain freezing, resulting in the dumbest thing imaginable coming out of my mouth. So now, at the beginning, and consistently through out the date, I tell myself… “You are confident, look this person in the eye and show them that you are interested in what they are saying, that you are ‘present’ in the moment”. Trust me, it works. Just believing this, makes it a reality, and allows the environment to be filled with confident energy.

Another thing I remind myself, to prepare for any embarrassment that may happen… a trip over a piece of tile in the middle of the restaurant, a small uncontrollable burp after your second beer, nipple slippage… hey, whatever… that there’ve been numerous first dates in which people have done horribly embarrassing things. You’re probably on a date with someone that can top your most embarrassing first date story. So, whatever happens just laugh it off, and remind yourself that people are suffering way worse than you are, all over the world right now… if that helps at all. The fact that you came out of the bathroom with the back of your dress tucked in your underwear isn’t more important than people dying of malaria in third world countries.

Don’t think beyond the night, live in the moment. The memories you create with this person are going to be one day at a time. Don’t think of this as the first day of the many days before we get to the alter, or worse yet, the first day before we break up down the line. Don’t even think past 12:38AM, the time you say goodnight… or maybe even 7:38AM, when you say good morning.

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