Oct 31, 2013  •  In Aerin, Claire, Personal

All Hallows’ Eve 2013

Happy Halloween from the Geek in Heels clan! My little Ewok (Aerin) and my kickass Chun-Li (Claire) wish you all a safe and memorable holiday. I’d prefer the picture above were of one where they are posing together, but trying to get a decent picture of them in one frame (i.e., a non-blurry shot of them […]

Oct 30, 2013  •  In Art/Design, Books, Entertainment, Geek, Wishlist

OMGz I Want This Book

As if being a huge fan of J.J. Abrams who also happens to be a book nerd is not reason enough… A few months ago, geeks worldwide went into a guessing frenzy when Abrams’ production company tweeted the following: The secret is finally out, because the mysterious trailer was for a book, which Abrams conceived and written […]

Oct 28, 2013  •  In Aerin, Parenting, Personal

Tubes in Her Ears

Aerin has been doing wonderfully with her speech and developmental therapies. In just one month, the number of words she says has more than doubled to over 50, and she has even started to put together two-word sentences. (e.g., “Blow bubbles,” “Juice please”) She can now count to ten, and tries her best to sing […]

Oct 23, 2013  •  In Entertainment, Geek, Movies, Star Wars

Star Wars MBTI Chart

By now you’ve probably seen the viral Harry Potter characters’ Myers-Briggs types chart. When I first happened upon it last month, the timing could not be more uncanny; a friend had mentioned that her personality type had changed drastically over the years, so I had just taken the test again myself. Is it more common […]

Oct 19, 2013  •  In Art/Design, Entertainment, Movies

Disney Princesses in Their Halloween Costumes

Aren’t these illustrations by Isaiah Stephens fan-freakin-tastic? I’m especially partial to Jasmine as Chun-Li, because…well, you’ll see on October 31st! Ariel as Black Widow: Pocahontas as Katniss: You may also like: Global Luxury Shoe Designers Reimagine Cinderella’s Glass Slipper Parody Posters of 2015 Oscar Nominated Films Illustrator Gives Western Fairy Tales a Korean Makeover 5 Things I […]

Oct 18, 2013  •  In Funny, Information

What Each Country Leads the World In

Which country has the world’s highest rate of alcohol consumption?1 (I was surprised it wasn’t South Korea.) Social media use?2 How about “almost winning the World Cup”?3 Find the answers, and much more, in this revealing map by Doghouse Diaries. Yay, Koreans for being workaholics, and Americans for leading the world in Nobel Laureates and getting […]

Oct 17, 2013  •  In Depression, Parenting, Personal, Relationships

Screwing Up My Kids

In all my years of receiving therapy, there is one psychologist who stands out in my mind…and not in a good way. She was an empathic woman who immediately helped me feel at ease. She certainly had a way of helping me feel warm and comforted and understood, and I almost always felt better after our […]

Oct 10, 2013  •  In Art/Design, Personal

The Geek in Heels for Hire

I fully realize that this may not be the best time to make this announcement — ahem, see two posts down — but I wanted you to know that I am currently looking for work. Obviously not my number, but a funny and appropriate (at least to my weirdsense of humor) sign for this post. […]

Oct 9, 2013  •  In Beauty, Cute, Entertainment, Personal

The Anatomy of Being Cute

I wouldn’t necessarily characterize myself as being cute, but now I’m wondering if this is one of the reasons I’m always mistaken as being younger: large head, high forehead, small nose and mouth, a stubby neck, and short arms and legs with small hands and feet. For more commentary on how and why humans perceive […]