Sep 30, 2012  •  In Claire, Motherhood, Personal

Happy Birthday, Claire!

Can you believe my Claire Emmanuelle turns 2 today? Earlier this week, I had a flashback of myself dozing off in the recliner, holding her tiny swaddled body as she slept on my chest — because for about a month or so, this was the only way she would sleep during the night. And now […]

Sep 27, 2012  •  In Art/Design, Information, Personal

We Are the Introverts

My late grandmother used to call me a lone wolf, and I always thought it was appropriate considering my overly introverted nature. However, I’m loving the monk seal reference in this comic by Grant Snider!   Via Incidental Comics. P.S. — For more on introverts — being one, understanding them, getting along with them, etc. […]

Sep 26, 2012  •  In Art/Design, Logos/Branding, Sports

Minimalist NFL Logos

The NFL season thus far has been…interesting, to say the least. We all know that the lockout must end asap, but we can’t help but look on with incredulous curiosity (with a hint of morbid amusement) as the replacement refs continue to make a mockery of the game. But enough of that. The reason I bring […]

Sep 19, 2012  •  In Geek, Giveaways

Giveaway: Geeky T-Shirts from 604Republic (Two Winners!)

Who doesn’t like making statements through their apparel? And what geek wouldn’t proudly publicize his/her obsessions with a witty t-shirt design? Enter 604Republic — At 604Republic, we’re nerds in love with pop-culture and all things geeky. We started this store because we believe that everyone has an obsessive passion for something and that we shouldn’t be afraid […]

Sep 16, 2012  •  In Christianity, Personal

Dear Politician

From the blog of Kellye Fabian: Dear Politician: I’m writing to let you know that I will not attack you personally if you run for office.  I will not make disparaging remarks about you or your family.  I will not call you names.  I will not put bumper stickers on my car that insult you.  I […]

Sep 12, 2012  •  In Art/Design, Geek, Toys, Video Games

Geektastic Hungry Hungry Hippos Mod

I am majorly crushing on this Koopa-themed Hungry Hungry Hippos game, lovingly modified by Donald (alias Kodykoala), a 30-year-old electrical engineer from El Paso. Having taken about 50 hours to complete, with each Koopa kid requiring about 10 hours, the game will make its debut public appearance at the El Paso Comic Con — where […]

Sep 9, 2012  •  In Personal, Travel

Service for One

So I know room service is a complete rip-off. And I am perfectly aware that there exists not one, not two, but three restaurants in this hotel…including a cafeteria-style eatery full of delicious, fair-priced food and a full-service Starbucks. But having passed out at 3am whilst flipping through cable TV, Waking up at 5am (because […]

Sep 8, 2012  •  In Personal, Travel

33860 Feet in the Air

You guys, I am writing this while sitting in an airplane, 33,860 feet over the state of Illinois. How friggin COOL is that?!?? Yeah, yeah, yeah…I know in-flight WiFi has been around for a while now, but it’s been years since I’ve flown, so you can’t blame a girl for having geekgasms over this technological […]

Sep 7, 2012  •  In Entertainment, Reviews

BBC’s Sherlock: Must-Watch TV

If you have some time to kill this weekend… And are looking for some fun, thrilling, intellectual entertainment… Go watch Sherlock. NOW. This BBC adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories is seriously one of the best television shows I’ve watched in a long, long time. Set in modern London, this brilliant series […]

Sep 5, 2012  •  In Depression, Personal, Travel

In a Funk

It’s easy to act happy. It’s easy to say, “Good!” and paste a smile on your face when someone asks you how you’ve been doing. It’s easy to get off your ass and do things that are required and/or expected of you. Heck, it’s even easy to act all chipper and upbeat on your blog, lest […]