Saturday, July 28, 2012

Well.. wait, I have boobs too...

So, I'm still digesting this, but I'm gonna rant a bit about this. One of the nice things about geek culture, about being a nerd, or both... is that it's always been fairly inclusionary. Except now... if you happen to be attractive?

I'd like to talk to the people that read my blog about this...and get your thoughts.
I don't look like a troll usually (Except sometimes when I first get up I have troll hair these days) but according to that article, based on this, because of that and because of the fact that I have boobs, I have no geek cred? Really? Now I understand my "street cred" might be up for debate... but...
my time playing video games, or reading sci-fi and/or fantasy, or building rockets or playing with science or devouring knowledge of spreadsheets and love of math and numbers...  renders me... a poser?
I think not and I'm kinda offended.
Isn't that a bit judgemental? To me this is like an employer not hiring me, despite my qualifications
 because since I have a uterus (or used to anyway) I must not have a brain. I have a brain, a good one and I use it frequently.
Cosplay as a whole I think attracts people who like attention. Also, attention to detail and the fun that goes along with it. Think Halloween.... whenever you want. That's kinda cool. The implication that a woman must be desperate for attention and thriving on it because they are preying on men, well... see, that's an odd assumption. Are the guys feeling preyed on for one?
As far as booth babes and those hired to work CONs and trade shows... well that's a different story and ... let's be honest. SEX SELLS. Models get used for a reason....the same reason that shot girls get used in bars, and a beer company makes commercials of girls in bikinis and car companies hire girls to walk around and talk to shoppers. Do you ask the beer promo girl if she drinks that kind of beer, or even if she does drink beer? Doubt it....but I bet you drank the beer she handed you. It's called marketing, it's called promoting.

But I digressed and wandered from my original topic.
All of us nerd/geek girls come in all kinds of shapes and sizes... just like everyone else.
Basically, to me the entire premise of the article is that it's ok to judge a book by it's cover and find it lacking if the cover is pretty.


Discrimination is discrimination...and it's wrong.

Now, excuse me while I take out my contacts and put my glasses back on... I wouldn't want to be called a fake.

Friday, July 27, 2012

So if only boring people are bored...

BLAH! I'm bored.

I am not sure I'm actually bored, maybe I'm just unmotivated or cranky or out of wine or something.
I thought about reading, but it didn't hold my attention.
I threw some paint on stuff, nope... again... mind wandering off to nowhere....SQUIRREL
I baked some cookies, which I promptly ate, so I guess that wasn't a wasted endeavor. (YUM btw.. just YUM)
Hung out with my little man and played some Epic Mickey.
We put on television and someone needs to tell me why I have 1000 channels, there isn't anything exciting on any of them and since I have HD I don't watch anything below
The girlchild is off practicing her jazz hands are rehearsal and...
I just can't seem to stay.... attentive to anything this evening.
I'm bored.
I hate to say it, but I'm bored. Must be bubble bath time.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday 3

It's Monday... you know what that means, I'm going to ramble on and on about things you never knew, probably are kind of glad you never knew and wonder why I told you.

1. I have a love/hate relationship going with my central air. 1 degree either way makes me crazy at the moment and that "perfect" temp? Yeah, that apparently changes hourly. I can't really blame the AC. I think it's me that has issues.
Currently I think I might be living in a penguin habitat. I just had to go change it from "stun" to "slightly maim with frost"

2. I like to learn new things and think that everyone has something cool to teach you if you are willing to listen and learn. Especially if it's something fun or sounds dirty. *wicked grin*

3. My fingernails and my toenails are painted a dark ruby red at the moment. I almost NEVER paint my fingernails with anything but a french manicure.
I used to bite my nails and sometimes still catch myself doing it if I'm not paying attention...even though it's been over 15 years since I did so on a regular basis. This just proves that in my head I'm still about 22.

I made the video for this Kickstarter, I think the whole project is pretty awesome and the company is run by friends of mine. Silver Gryphon Games, they're a small press publishing company for the tabletop RPG industry. (Their website here )

If you feel like checking it out and sharing it with anyone that you think might be interested that'd be great!I'm a firm believer in supporting small businesses and I think everyone would be better off if more people did.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I "less than 3" math

A friend of mine recently posted a math problem on her facebook without the answer and I was both shocked and entertained at the answers and explanations as to how people got them.

Anyone wanna play?

9-5+5 x 0+3=????

Post your answer in the comments, then we can talk about it!
Don't forget to "show your work" by explaining how you got it.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy Monday!

It's time for my Monday 3. (Yes I know I missed last week... I was busy)

1. My favorite fruit is cherries, and if I want them I don't care if they are $7 a pound I will buy them.
2. I really like Mondays right now, I know most people hate them, but Mondays have always felt like new beginnings for me.
3. I am not very athletic, in fact I'm rather uncoordinated and could probably trip over the lines in tile.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

I need a cliff and an anvil....

I not-so-secretly have an entire file full of plots that I keep in case I ever need to "dispose" of anyone that might be... on my list. These people will be referred to from now on as "interlopers" for simplicity sake.

I thought I'd share some with you from time to time... in case you also have a list and an interloper.

Remember.. it's top secret, cause no one reads the internet.
You're welcome.

You're gonna need to find someone else to help you hide the bodies, and you'll probably need an alibi, but I can't do EVERYTHING for you!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Ok.. don't panic

wait, no,
That's not it at all.. .but tomorrow if you are using one of the over 4 million computers that has been infected with specific malware, you won't be able to connect to the internet.. .at all.
So you probably want to know if this is going to wreck your day right?

Cause I don't know about YOU, but that would put a serious crimp in MY day.

It's actually really easy. You can test your computer in a matter of seconds and chances are unless you click on a bunch of links all the time you should be fine... but if you do click links, or your mom or uncle or sister or neighbor does on their computer... you need to know.

You can do this in 1 of 2 ways, first the easy one.
Click here...

If the page is green and looks like this...
You are totally fine.

If it turns red, you are either going to need to go here
and follow these directions or else I'd recommend calling your ISP and having someone walk you through it. Depends on how techie you are.

The other method of checking is to go to google, type in what's my ip to obtain your ip address

Copy your IP and go to this site.

Paste your IP and hit check.
Your results are insant.

If not, then see above.

Please feel free to share this information with others, and for additional information, please visit

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hey! You! Sit down.. I wanna tell you something....

Hey readers... you can read this if you want, but it's actually a letter to me.
That I need to send, um.... a long time ago.
I recently discovered that my phone is sending texts from the future (honest! People get texts from me that say I sent them 6, 8 hours or even severeal days AFTER I did. So if I text you at 9:52 you will get a text from me at 9:52 that says I sent it at 7am or 3 days from now)
So... that got me thinking about time machines and time travel... and I thought it was time to tell myself all of this.
Where do I start? At what point do I say, "Hey, make this change, make this choice. Where should I draw the line that would bring me to a different path from today?" It's funny but when I sit down and think of it this way... there isn't a lot I would change for a long time. And what I thought was going to be a funny, lighthearted post really isn't.
Dear 16 year old me;
First... of all, I want you to know this is really from me, so there's a loose brick in the chimney at Gramma's house. In it, there's $20 you got from babysitting for Christine a thin red notebook that you use a diary for the really secret stuff and a picture of a wedding dress that would rival Cinderellas.
Convinced yet? Ok... so one more hint.. you used to hide cookies inside Anderson's Fairy Tales so no one knew they were there. Oh and 16 year old me? You aren't fat, you have curves. Eat a damn sandwich.

Invest in google. :)

Study. Study harder and then study some more.

You aren't going to marry Mike. You're going to marry someone from your french class, but first you're going to go to Ohio.
Ohio-well I was going to say just don't do it, but you know what? Ohio was good on a lot of levels. Go to Ohio, do all the ohio stuff, the good, the bad and then come back.

When you come back from Ohio...
You have dreams. Live them. For god sakes live them... dreams are for living.

Get married.
Have your babies they are amazing people and the world is a better place for their existence.
Oh yeah.... about that. Having babies is not going to be easy for you... and you're going to cry about that a lot, so much... and you're going to be sure you'll never have kids, and when you do, you'll feel like a failure that you couldn't have more. It's ok, your kids are amazing people and you'll be really happy that you had 2. You don't really want more than that anyway.

And here... right about here I think is where you need to rethink some things.
Do not go to Florida. Florida is a mistake of EPIC proportions.

Do not put your dreams on hold.

Keep painting and drawing and dancing in the kitchen.

It's ok to lean on people. You don't have to do it all alone.

Check credentials. Always. Yours, others, everyones.

Don't turn off the music, you need music like most people need air, and silence is very loud.
At some point in 2001 someone is going to give you a piece of paper with a website on it, don't wait years to look at it. The things that you are going to learn about yourself from that.... are astounding. You will find things from that that will bring you happiness and joy and so many gifts that I can't begin to explain right now. Just trust me.

Reality is more than you think.

You're awesome.

Your hair looks cute pink... you should do that sooner. :)

You are unconventional. That's kinda cool and it's ok to embrace that.

Read more, never stop reading.

Don't neglect your health... if something seems "off" keep pushing til you know why. Sooner is always better.

Keep sitting up straight, you'll be glad you did.

Don't be scared... You have the potential and the power to do some incredible things... don't be afraid of it.. don't be afraid to try, to fail, to regroup and then try something else.

Life is shorter than you realize.

It's ok to make changes. Just because you made promises doesn't mean that there aren't times you need to break them.

Oh wait...
Ok... I should make a promise to me.
I promise that I will take care of me. Whatever that may mean down the road.

When you're 24 you are going to want to get a tattoo. You will come REALLY close to doing it and for years you will think about doing it over and over- you'll never be sorry you didn't though. :)

See more of the US while you've got the chance... you're going to see plenty of the world.

Never forget the person that is the hardest on you is you, and that the voice you hear telling you not to do something is a liar.

Love, Me

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wikiped.... wait what?

I can make Wikipedia say whatever I want it to.
I win the internet.
I can now prove to the children that I am, in fact, ALWAYS right.

You mean it's not just me?!!

Oh thank god! I've been known to tip over and spill stuff and don't ever let me sit in a chair that moves while I play!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I like when men get naked...

We should just call it the summer of lust or...
Ok, wait, I have to do something important here...

*****Disclaimer***** ADULT content (This means that if you refer to me as Mom you should not read this, you will not want to read this and it will tell you things that you have no desire to know. Just close the page kiddo or if you need therapy in 20 years I will not be held responsible)

Ok... as I was saying...
Or call it the summer of orgasm or something. It's as if suddenly the entertainment industry REALIZED what most people have known all along.
Women... wait for it...
*looks around to see if anyone is going to overhear this*

Oh my god, I said it. I said it OUT LOUD where people could read it. Holy hell. Is this really such a newsflash to people?
In this weeks strange twist... something odd has occured. Men everywhere are dying to see a movie about a teddy bear and women are standing in line to see a flick about strippers.
Rock on America!

I don't really know where the whole idea came from that we weren't all that into it, my guess is the myth got spread by someone who wasn't doing it right.

I mean give me a bunch of good looking guys who know how to move on a screen and I can tell you that I am crossing my little fingers in the hopes that they start taking off their clothes. It's the real reason I watch action movies. The explosions are freakin awesome, but ohmygodyeslethimtakeoffhisshirt.

I can't be the ONLY one that thinks this way. Seriously. I know LOTS of other women out there who read books that would probably shock their husbands, certainly at least some of their friends and have been reading this stuff for years.  How did it take Hollywood and Amazon this long to figure it out?

Let's talk about 50 Shades of Grey. People.. it's pretty much porn. And um.. it's bad porn. There are much better choices out there, lots of amazing writers who will do a whole lot more to get you wanting to be out of your panties than this... but hey, let's call it gateway reading material. Take some time, go search out some better authors and really find out what is out there to read. Find out what you like to read in this genre and go from there. Go to a bookstore and flip through some books. You're a grown up... it's ok. I promise. Go on. We won't tell... and you can always tell people you are reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on your Kindle, no one will know if you don't want them to.

And now onto strippers.. Magic Mike. What an absolute... charming movie. *grin*

Ok... I am pretty sure it's a touching story of.... um... I have no freaking idea, but the eye candy? Yum. It is pure indulgence, truly something for just about everyone's viewing enjoyment.
I will now provide you with a visual aid so you can understand why it might be important for you to see this movie.

and perhaps you need more convincing....

Maybe just 1 more picture... because it's kind of fun for all of us, admit it.

Yes. Magical. Oh come ON... you didn't really think I was going to have anything intelligent to say  about the movie did you? Really? Who needs to talk? Look at the pretty abs...

So how did this happen? How did we go from last summer's line up of "Something Borrowed" and "Jumping the Broom" to *le sigh* something...worth watching?

I'm going to thank True Blood, I think somewhere people noticed that the sexy, engaging, fun paranormal show was appealing to so many women. (Also.. .kudos to whoever is in charge of dressing Eric. His wardrobe person is amazing and that blue sweater... he needs another one) Women were the ones sitting up and taking notice, despite the frequent use of scantily clad women....the men started getting hotter... and hottter and now, if you tune in and see "nudity" aside from cheering.. oh wait, maybe that's just at my can be pretty sure that you may see men being paraded on screen for our viewing entertainment as frequently as women.

Yes. Equality. I love it.

On another note, Alexander Skarsgard might want to play the lead in 50 Shades of Grey the movie. I'd soooo go see that...

I'm not sure if this post has a point.. or if it's just me gratuitiously talking about sex. Thats ok too.
Remember? I'm a grown up.

Now... I really think I need to go send Alexander Skarsgard some chocolate or flowers or something...  I mean... after all the only reason he doesn't love me is because he doesn't know me yet right?

Wait.. this  might be how stalkers get started.

Monday, July 2, 2012

And holy hell it's Monday again...

So... 3 things you don't know about me.

1. I love frozen slushy drinks. (This almost shouldn't count... because really who doesn't?)

2. I have one pair of flip flops that have been to... let me see... 11 countries. I don't ever want to throw them away.

3. My go to, "holy crap this day sucks and I don't want to think anymore" tv show is a copy of the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer "Once More with Feeling." It's a key indicator that I am about ½ second away from meltdown mode.

Tada... there ya go. 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pimp your blog

I'm fairly new-ish to the blog world... and I am thrilled that people are interested or bored enough to want to read about my life. I love finding new people to follow and I have some really cool readers as well.
Last week (I think it was last week) one of the blogs I follow (You should go read him, he's awesome) gave his readers the opportunity to pimp out our blogs on his page. All he asked was that we say what our blog was about and write him a poem.

"They" say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (I'm not sure who "They" are but they say a lot, some of it is even worth listening to!) and I happened to think it was an amazing idea so I am going to copy. Because it's Sunday and I really should still be buried under my covers or laying in my hammock with a cup of tea and copy of some trashy novel that requires no thought.

So, I'll change it up just a little.

Leave me your link, tell me and my readers what your blog is about and then leave me a picture that tells me something about you. It doesn't have to be of you, it doesn't have to be your picture, it doesn't have to be a photograph it can be something you made, but something that tells me something about who you are.

That's it.

Feel free to copy me too... I like to be flattered.