Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dun Da Da... It's Anxiety Girl!!

Welcome to the non-crime fighting superhero. Okay, I'm/She's not a superhero at all. In fact, the thought of stopping a villain scares the yoga pants off of me. I've decided to forgo the tights since tights would most likely make me look like a frog- skinny legs and a round top. Not a cute look.

So, I thought I'd go into a little bit about my anxiety. Or, mainly, make fun of it. Both seem plausible. (Hopefully it doesn't come out as a big mess that I have to later clean up...)

I was originally going to save Anxiety Girl for a Sunday Funny. Let's face it, it is funny if you suffer from an anxiety disorder and know exactly what she's talking about. We tend to jump to conclusions. It's worst-case scenario for us. Of course, every one has different triggers. Lately, mine seems to be everything.... Stress will definitely make it worse- and it's hard to do when you live in this world. You turn on the TV, and BAM! The news just drains all of your energy. For me, personally, I think the world is coming to end. Hey, how many times has it supposedly ended so far in the last 5 years?

Every day is a struggle getting out of bed. You have no idea what that day will bring. Will you have a great day? Or will Mr. Doom and Mrs. Gloom come to visit? Although they seem nice, watch your back. They have stealthy ninja skills, and once they creep up on you, you're on Anxiety Highway. Sounds exciting, doesn't it? Yeah, I didn't think so. There's no excitement- except maybe when you've got an adrenaline rush so fast you end up turning your music loud and dancing like a dork. That's right, I said dork, and I plead the fifth. I have no problem admitting that once I've calmed down, I dance my heart out. Or sing my heart out. Both equal fun, fun, fun! (Until your sister stares at you like you're some weirdo...)
They exist!!
The good thing about being Anxiety Girl? I get to wear a kick ass cape. Now, I just need a sidekick- like Batman and Robin. Any takers?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Braaaains... AKA The Walking Dead

So maybe the zombies don't actually say "Braaains. Must have brains." They growl, moan, groan, and and shuffle their feet to whatever target they've locked their "eyes" on- and it's usually one of the good guys.

By the way, is it safe to mention that I have a huge crush on Rick Grimes? That rugged handsomeness. Those piercing eyes. The awesome fact that he'd protect anyone near a horde of walkers. That just makes him even more attractive. Oh, we can't forget the fact that he was a sheriff before it all started. (Oh what the heck. Here's a picture of him. Enjoy!)
Drool worthy!
I've recently come across a link where you can zombify yourself. What? You can actually turn yourself into a zombie? Well, not a real-life zombie. You can turn your image into a walker. It's really, really cool. Because I am so addicted to the show, I had way too much fun with this. I will warn you, if you have a weak stomach, you might want to skip this. The eyes are quite grotesque- it's completely awesome!
It is on Facebook (like most things these days....), so just keep that in mind.

Now, go turn yourself into a zombie and share your pictures! (If you have the ability to...)

Who'd like to see mine? I'll share it anyways.
I think I'm ready to be a walker!

Geektastic Tuesday: Think Geek

It's time for another installment of Geektastic Tuesday! I have to say, I'm going to enjoy doing these. I enjoy searching the interwebz for geeky stuff to share with you all. It's fun.
Guess what these are!

This week, we're taking a "field trip" to Think Geek. I'm sure you've heard of them. You have..... haven't you? No? Awesome! They have pretty much anything you'd want: Light sabers (Personally, I love the Star Wars Umbrella!) A fan of Doctor Who? They didn't forget about you! (For a scant $89.99, you can have this TARDIS Play Tent). Seriously, go look. I'll wait here until you get back.

........ Are you finished yet?........

Annnnnnd welcome back.

I was wandering around the "What's New" section at TG (That'll be my code for Think Geek. It's easier), and found some super awesome stuff. I've always been a fan of TG, but this was before they grew into this huge company. So, without further ado, here are my favorites; then, you can go off on your own!
Chocolate Flavored Envelopes w/ note cards. CHOCOLATE!!!!!!

Desktop Jellyfish Tank. Own a unique (real) jellyfish!
And strolling into another section at TG, and wandered into "Retro." How I got here, I have no idea. I did find some lovely stuff, though.
And one last final favorite......
It's a calculator watch. Who had one? Anyone?

Now, go shopping. GO!

(PS: If you haven't noticed, the words under the pictures are links. Click them. I dare ya!)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Steam Powered Giraffe

Rabbit, The Spine, Hatchworth (in order from left to right)

In my very first post, you saw me mention them. I thought I'd give them their own little post since I think I'm addicted to them and their sound.

So, how did I come across this fantastic band? Well, it all started when I became a subscriber of the blog EPBOT. She does this thing called "Saturday Steam" where she points out her favorite steampunk finds! (She has excellent taste!) Well, this particular Saturday Steam ended with 2 videos- one from Abney Park and Steam Powered Giraffe. Seeing as I've never heard of them and I'm always on the look-out for new music, I decided to give them a try. The video? "Honeybee". Within the first few minutes, I think I had fallen in love. The sound. The lyrics. The music. All of it. I was entranced.

The next video I checked out was "Brass Goggles." Another fantastical tune brought by these guys.

Oh wait.... you mean you actually wanna see what I'm talking about? Okie dokie then!

"Brass Goggles"
Make sure you actually do follow the bouncing pug head.
It will show you the way.

Oh, sing it guys!
(I will own an autographed poster one day. Yes I will....)

So, you will most likely hear me talk about them quite a bit.

Check out their Website (click on the picture to enter), Facebook
Buy them on Amazon and iTunes

Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Searching I Will Go....

So, I've been in a shopping-type mood lately. Well, it's more like "shopping" and "gifting" mood. If I find something I think Twin or Mom will like, I put it on my wishlist I've made for them. Believe me, that list is about 500 miles long. It's come to my attention that someone special wants a book that is hard to find. (At least on Amazon it is...) Now, this book has been around this earth for centuries. If that doesn't give you any indication of what it could possibly be, then I don't know what will.

Nowadays, the younger generation doesn't read the classics, and this is what makes me sad. Who remembers this book?

I think I remember reading this every time I was in the school library. I wanted to be in the chocolate factory!! This particular book I have no problem finding, but it isn't the one I'm searching for. Let's just say that the book I'm looking for? It set the pace for Twilight. Yes. That classic! If anyone finds it, let me know???

Now, onto the other searching item. While my sister was in the hospital, they gave her this big sippy-cup like thing. Okay, it's an oversized mug. Or is it an oversized cup? Oh gosh, I don' know. All I know is that it has a place for a straw and I want one!! At this moment, I am using a plastic water bottle to hold my water in. (I like to stay hydrated.) So, I was hoping to find one similar to hers so I wouldn't have to continue to use said water bottle. 

If only I knew the technical term for the darn cup!!!
(Wee little note: Thank you for allowing me to post a random... err... post. Random thoughts ran rampant in my brain!)

Sunday Funny- iPod, I Am Your Father

Every Sunday, I will post one funny image that I find absolutely hilarious and must share with the world. Now, you are more than welcome to send me any you find. Heck, I welcome it!! It doesn't necessarily have to be geeky/nerdy.

Who's a Star Wars fan? Anyone? Don't be shy now. Well, who had a walkman when they were younger? I'm pretty sure I did. Either that or it was a  knock-off brand that I still played to death. Of course, I won't tell you what I played in it because I don't feel like embarrassing myself just yet. Let's just say that I was still a little girl, and I had dolls. 'Nuff said.
I all of a sudden miss the walkman. And cassettes.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Geeky Nail Polish Art

Confession: I'm not artistic.
Confession: I'm jealous of those that are.
Confession: I'm a nail polish junkie.

Add all 3 of those and you get me. So, on my quest to make sure my nails look decent, I thought I should at least get some inspiration. Google came to my rescue. I will be the first to say that some of these are WAY AWESOME!

(Have I mentioned I'm completely jealous of artistic abilities?)

So without any further ado, let the jealousy begin!

*faints from way too much awesome*
I'm so doing this when I get writer's block. Get it? Write? Pencils?

Retro amazingness!
Who knew you could "play" Tetris with your fingernails? Oh wait.....

Facebook addict. Who's with me?
No doubt I'm not the only one addicted to some kind of social media.

Oh! Be still my beating steampunk heart! (Wee little note: Link is to video tutorial.)

I think I'll stop here before I start adding 5, 10, or 20 more. Now I have some nailspiration. However, due to the fact that my hand and brain don't work together as one entity, nothing will ever come close to what these lovely people have created. So, to those who have this amazing ability, I tip my hat to you.

(Another wee little note: These are not my own nails. If you saw mine and then looked back at these, you'd laugh. I'll give you a minute.)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Say "Goodbye" To Classic Monopoly

It always starts the same: It's Saturday night, you're at home (because you're broke, and I feel your pain), and your friends have come over. What should you do? You can either pop in a movie which is okay, but you've probably seen every one a thousand times. Ho hum. Booooring. Who wants to, in their brain, recite line for line? I've done it too many times to count. Your family/friends don't think it's fun when you do it aloud.  Oops.

A new thought pops into your head.... BOARD GAME! Hey, bring out Monopoly. Sadly, this beloved game is going to be changed. They are removing one token and replacing it with a different one. Well, okay, so my title is misleading. The game itself isn't going anywhere. I apologize. This game will still be around to enjoy many hours. Now, there have been some tokens I wasn't fond of- the battleship or clothes iron being one of them. I think I loved the dog and the car better. My dear sister and I constantly fought over the dog. Of course, like always, she'd win the control over Rover. She also won almost every game. She was a master (or is it mistress?) at owning hotel after hotel. A mogul she was.

So, how can you decide which token to save and which to replace it with? Glad you asked! Simply click over to their Facebook link to vote! (A little note here: I've included the direct link to do the voting at. This will make it easier for you!) Now, after choosing which original token to save, you have a choice between a robot, diamond ring, kitty, helicopter, or guitar to swap it with. Personally, I like the robot- but that's just me.

So, go give one of the tokens a "Get Out of Jail Free" card (see what I did there?).

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fighting The Bronchitis War

For the past 1 1/2 to 2 weeks, I have been coughing up a storm. I've had this problem enough times in my life to know exactly what it is- bronchitis. A few weeks ago, my sister ended up in the hospital due to a staph infection. That's a longer story on it's own I most likely won't tell you about. But anyways, on her last night at the hospital, I went home and started feeling "icky." I had a small cough, and my body was starting to feel like I had run a 100 mile marathon. I just chalked it up to being completely exhausted, and worrying about Twin.

The night she came home from the hospital, that's when I knew something was wrong. I was nauseous, my body hurt so much more, and all I wanted to do was sleep. I couldn't hold down food or drinks that night. My first thought was, "The flu? No! I can't be getting the flu! SAVE ME FROM THE FLU!" (I've become somewhat of a germaphobe....). Over the next few days, I'd use every tissue in the house for my poor nose. I'd sleep practically 24/7, and my concentration span is that of a fly. Believe me, it was pure hell.

After 3 or 4 days, I start feeling better- but realize I'm getting a cough. It's odd, during my time of the severe cold, I didn't have a cough, and it's what started it all! (But I digress...). The cough has turned into bronchitis, which I am taking care of with cough medicine and stuff to relieve the yucky, gunky stuff. I'm less-coughy during the day. However, when nighttime comes? Watch out! It comes back with revenge in it's eyes!

I always keep something cold nearby. If my throat gets dry, it gets irritated, and that's when it starts up again. Somehow, it's a vicious cycle I'll be glad to see go.

Moral of this random story: Wash your hands. Make sure you aren't around sick people.

This has been a public service announcement brought by yours truly.

Geektastic Tuesday: Neato Shop

Every Tuesday, I will share what I find on my quest to geekify my house. Of course, this time I had help from Twin, who is an absolute whiz at finding the coolest websites on the planet!

I have picked a couple of items from this said-cool website: Neato Shop. This place will bring out the geek/nerd in you, and hopefully you can contain yourself. If you're anything like me, just staring at wonderful stuff makes you spend a couple hundred dollars in your head. Luckily, my fingers haven't caught onto the idea, and my bank account is safe. For the moment, at least, it is. (I'm hoping that somehow, it stays that way. Time will tell, though...)

So, I've recently started watching The Big Bang Theory. How little did I know how much I would laugh with this show. I'll be the first to confess: I always saw the words "Soft kitty, warm kitty...", but I didn't know it was from TBBT. I just thought it was a cute little poem some internet person made up. (This doesn't hurt my geek rep at all, does it? Well, I found a kitty for you guys.............
Squee!!! It's adorable!
Welcome the Soft Kitty Plush Backpack! I so want one, and I will so get one in the future. You are on my wishlist, soft kitty!

I'm not sure why, but lately I've been feeling nostalgic. I think of the times when I was young enough to not worry about bills, and "What happens if this happen?" or "What happens if that happens?" A vicious cycle it is! Remember back in the day when video games were pixelated? Legend of Zelda comes to mind. But what if you wanted to turn your office into something of the past?
Woah... time warp!
Is it just or is anyone else expecting the clock to smooth out into a round-ish clock? Just me? I thought so.

These are just 2 items you will find among a billion (exaggerating a bit there) at Neato Shop. By the way, check out their Valentine's Day gifts, you will fall even more in love. Too bad they don't sell Johnny Depp. I would be all over that in one single jump. *dare to dream*

Disclaimer: In the next Geektastic Tuesday, I will execute this a little better. I'm still smoothing things out here.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Argh! Ugh!

I'm not happy with the look of this blog-theme-thing. I'm having my secretary come up with some ideas. Can I make a confession before I continue? I don't have a secretary. In fact, she's just my sister. She's better at making blogs prettier than I am. Of course, she does have her own blog. I can't believe I just shamelessly plugged my own sister's blog. You're welcome.

I spent a good few hours yesterday trying to find a theme that seemed to match not only my personality, but the personality that I hope this blog takes on. You know? That "A geeky dork blogs here. She's also absolutely crazy. You'll enjoy her." personality. And what did I find? Zero. Zilch. Nada. I was learning CorelDraw last night, and that's where the simplistic header came from. While the tagline matches the pink background, it doesn't seem cohesive!! Color me frustrated. So, in a day or so, this blog will look like a normal one should- with a wee bit of funness. The posts will become more fun, too.

I've blogged a lot in my life, and starting a new blog is always nerve-wracking. You never know if someone will read it and think "She's a complete nutjob!" I am a complete nut job, and I am proud! Nut jobs of the world unite!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Who's The Geek?

So, what's a Geeky Nutcase? ME!!! (Crap! Wouldn't the question then be, "Who's the geeky nutcase?" Nevermind....)

I suffer from an anxiety disorder, and I've found that writing really helps when I'm having decent days. On fantastical (it's a word.... mine) days, my choice would be to spend it with my family enjoying their nutty company. On horrible, horrible days? Can we say "Do not attempt to get me out of bed?" I'm making great strides in pretending it doesn't exist. That's what they say to do, right? "Ignore it and it will go away." Oh sheet music.... I'm wrong, aren't I? I don't care.

I'm currently trying to write a book. *shocking gasps from everyone in the room* Hey, shut up. It's therapeutic. Besides, it's collecting dust until the main character speaks to me again. So far, she's holding out on me. The little witch.

I'm a dork. I've been told I'm a dork. I've come to accept this fact. I love Star Wars, owls (far less geeky than my other 'loves'), and a little bit of steampunk. A little note on this steampunk- I've just come to like it recently via Steam Powered Giraffe. Haven't heard of them? Then check out their "Honeybee" video. It's not for every one. Then, slide... over to their Facebook page and their website. I've also got mad love for Pinterest and Etsy. Mucho talented people at both places that I envy with creative jealousy. You'll also, throughout this crazy journey, know my other loves and likes. Of course, I have much dislikes, but those barely come out of this mouth.

I also have a twin sister, but you'll meet her later. She'll simply be going by "Twin" when I mention her. I'm sure that I'll slip up and call her by her human name. I'm sure she won't mind. You'll also meet Mom, Dad, and most likely, our owners- the cats. Some are too shy to do anything funny, so maybe just one or two.

Now, I go in search of theme that somehow conveys a geeky nutcase. This is going to be quite fun...


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