Aug 31, 2009  •  In Pregnancy

Pregnancy Update, Week 6

We just returned from my second appointment. Ladies and gentlemen: we have a due date! Tater Tot is due April 22, 2010. So there’s still a chance of it being born on our second wedding anniversary (4/18/2010). …I just hope it’s not born on four-twenty. When I voiced my concern, the Sperm Donor laughed and […]

Aug 31, 2009  •  In Pregnancy

Morning Sickness Linked to Higher Child IQ

I read this on BabyZone this morning (when my head was not bent over the toilet): The Scoop: Although it can be a major nuisance for moms-to-be, morning sickness may actually make for smarter kids, according to a recent Canadian study. In an effort to understand the effect of first trimester nausea on fetal brain […]

Aug 28, 2009  •  In Blogging, Personal


Posting will be light this weekend, because I’ll be driving down to Maryland to attend this lovely lady’s wedding: I will be joined by these fabulous ladies:                        Happy wedding day, D’orsay! And I can’t wait to see everyone else there! Have a great weekend, everyone! You […]

Aug 27, 2009  •  In Geek, Movies, Personal, Star Wars

The Top 5 Most Chilling Lines from Movies

Star Wars – Episode III, Revenge of the Sith was on TV earlier tonight. Although this must be my twentieth time watching the most bearable of the prequel trilogy, I couldn’t help but feel chills running down my spine during a particular scene. I then delved deep into my memory banks for the most chilling […]

Aug 27, 2009  •  In Art/Design, Home

IKEA Catalog from 1965

Check out these photos of a 1965 IKEA catalog, courtesy of ikke tikke theo‘s parents: These furnishings would be a big hit today especially with the revival of all things ’60s spurred by AMC’s Mad Men. I’m especially digging that orange sofa set. Via You may also like: Giveaway: Home Décor Items from Bedly! […]

Aug 27, 2009  •  In Geek

De-Clutter Your Firefox Tabs with FaviconizeTabs

If you’re anything like me, you probably have endless tabs open in your Firefox windows at all times. There is good news for us. Today, J alerted me to a Firefox extension called FaviconizeTabs which allows you to minimize the size of pre-selected tabs in order to make your favorite browser more user-friendly. In my […]

Aug 27, 2009  •  In Art/Design

Beautiful Matchbook Designs

The pyro in me screams, “Fire! Fire!” The designer and art afficiano part of myself squeals in delight. Here are three unique and beautiful match packagings. Marlboro by Radi Designers: Energy Calendar by Yurko Gutsulyak: And, my personal favorite, the Flower Match by Cung-Young Chu: For more, visit CrookedBrains (via Neatorama). You may also like: […]

Aug 26, 2009  •  In Movies

Capitalism: A Love Story

On October 2, Michael Moore’s new movie Capitalism: A Love Story will be released. Although I don’t agree with all of Mr. Moore’s political views, his last movie Sicko was an eye-opener and I couldn’t help but cringe at our flawed healthcare system. As a victim of this recession, I will be sure to watch […]

Aug 26, 2009  •  In Blogging, Personal

Geek in Heels Tagline Contest!

I’ve been thinking long and hard (that’s what she said) about a tagline for my website. I tossed a bunch of them around in my head and even seriously considered a couple but concluded that I didn’t love them. Then I realized…why don’t I ask you, the readers, for help? As an extra incentive the […]

Aug 26, 2009  •  In Personal, Pregnancy

Pregnancy Update, Week 5

When the doctor first told me the approximate age of Tater Tot, I was shocked. That’s it??! I thought to myself. But I’ve been having symptoms for over a week! They say that most women start experiencing symptoms of pregnancy at 6-8 weeks. I started getting symptoms at 3 weeks, which is just one week […]