Sunday, February 23, 2014

CALLING ALL CENTRAL TEXAS NERDS/GEEKS/DORKS!!

Put a big, red circle around March 8 and 9 of this year! Here is why:

Waco will be having its first-ever Comic Con!! *SQUEE* That means that for those who don't have the money to fly and go to those huge Comic Cons, we will be able to have fun at a smaller venue!

Ticket Prices:
CLICK HERE (There are a lot of ticket prices due to the amount of events)
Parking will be free

Guests: (Not all of them will be listed here)
Manu Bennett
Kevin McNally
Lee Arenberg
Walter E Jones (original Black Power Ranger)
David Yost (original Blue Power Ranger)
For the extensive list, click'eth here.

Here are some of the awesome, wonderful things that will be going on:

Cosplay Contest (I have no other information on what time or day it will be)
Zombie Apocalypse Tank Ride (You must purchase a ticket for $40 with a $1.99 fee charge.)

Plus, you will have the chance to meet and get photo ops with the above guests.

You can follow The Heart of Texas Comic Con on Facebook, Twitter, and at their website.

I unfortunately won't be going, but for those that are, BRING BACK PICTURES!!


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sneaky Ninja Anxiety Attacks

Dear Brain,
We must talk. NOW!!!

There are days when I am glad that they are over. The new day can begin and I can start my schedule (or routine.) Yesterday evening, I had an anxiety attack that really came out of no where. I'm 95% sure that my brain had something to do with it. The physical symptoms of an anxiety attack started showing themselves, and there was no way to stop it. 30 minutes later, I felt almost back to normal.

So what initially caused it? I don't know. It could have been a myriad of things. Since it was my first time with such a sneaky anxiety attack, I freaked out and started worrying more. That's usually what happens, right? It's an avalanche that is unstoppable! Once that ball starts rolling, it gets bigger and bigger. I kind of like to picture a person running away from the huge anxiety attack ball yelling, "NO!!! IT'S AFTER ME!" (I might have to create this picture. Drawing skills, I demand you to show yourselves!)

What should one do in the case of a sneaky attack?  Whatever you do with a normal anxiety attack, do the same for this. There's no "calm down" mantra that works for me, but if it does for you, then use it. Since the sneakiness comes on suddenly and without warning, it's hard to figure out how to react to it. Hopefully it only happens once in a blue moon. That would certainly save the sanity... or what is left of it. Heh

Has anyone ever had one of these evil ninja attacks? How did you overcome it?






By the way, I'm hoping to have some Steampunk posts coming up soon!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Star Wars Art: Winnie The Pooh "Star Acres"

Warning: Some sentences may or may not make sense. Currently nursing a cold and my brain is on vacation with my immune system. I luckily have furry cuddle monsters and good books on the Kindle. Ever since my infection from November of last year, I've had problems staying well. Of course, insomnia doesn't help at all! I am normally awake until 3:30 or 4 in the morning. There's some weird wiring with my internal clock. Weird wiring, indeed.

I'm currently trying to find some ways to make the walls in my bedroom less boring. While I do have some van Gogh (Starry Night), pictures, Texas longhorns memorabilia, and some odds & ends, I want to add some of my personality to them. Something that says "Welcome to your domain! Sleep, read, or just relax. Don't allow your cats to bat your cell phone off the nightstand." So, I was ecstatic when I saw these from Michael Robinson over at deviantART.

Look at Piglet's ears!!

"Not much of a tail, it is; sort of attached to it I am."

He's still furry and bouncy!

That carrot... those ears....

Those are just my favorites! There are (is?) a lot more like Owlbi-wan Kenobi, Christopher Skywalker, Roo Solo, and Emperor Poohpaltine.

Oh, bother. Now I really have an itch to do some room decorating!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

What Inspired Me to Start The Geeky Nutcase

I've had this question plaguing my mind for the past few days, and I just have to answer it.

The question was/is: What possessed me to start a blog around anxiety, and all the the things that come with it? Well, it's a long, boring story, but I'll do my best to pep it up.

My sister had been in the hospital around New Years 2013 with a horrible staph infection and cellulitis. (I stayed day and night there. She's my twin sister so we share an unbreakable bond.) A few days in, she developed Type B flu. I wasn't surprised. There had been other people sick in the emergency room before she was admitted. Sleep was very little for both of us, so I worked on my book and chatted with friends on Facebook. It was a good distraction. The night before she was released, I developed the flu as well. A week or two of bed rest, sleeping, and yucky things that need not be repeated. NOT REPEATED I TELL YA! Luckily, she was feeling almost like herself again, and my weary mind was happy for that.

One night when I was up taking cough medicine, I decided that I needed a place to share my journey dealing with anxiety- even if my family and close friends read it. I was tired of dealing with the turmoil internally. I ran the idea by sister and mom, and they were on board and ready to go. I just needed a name for it. I don't remember who actually came up with the name, but it seemed almost appropriate. I'm geeky/nerdy/dorky, and well, a bit of a nutcase.

I don't write here just for the heck of it. It's almost like a "therapy" for me. Cheap therapy. Free therapy. (Free is good, right?) While I still journal every single night, The Geeky Nutcase is becoming a habit. A good habit, actually.

So what actually inspired me to start this? Life did. I wanted to share my experiences with anxiety and perhaps other people will realize they are not alone.

One day I'll tell the long story of what initially caused the anxiety. Until then, I'm keeping that locked up in my brain.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Robot and Star Wars Valentines Printables {FREE}

Hear ye! Hear ye! I have finished the printables! They aren't anything special, and they are quite simple. I do believe I said a few curse words to my click-happy fingers during the process.

There are 3 of each Robots and Star Wars.


If you have any problems with the size when you print them, let me know and I will try my best to make them a lot better.

Here are the links:

*A bit of advice: Download it as a PDF, and you'll have all 3 in one place*

I would like to thank my dearest sister for her advice and suggestions. She told me if it looked good, if it looked bad, or if it was worthy enough. Thanks, girl. I owe you a girls night out.

Monday, February 10, 2014

My Interview With Geek Girls



A few weeks ago, I received an e-mail from Geek Girls asking if I could be interviewed about my anxiety and how I help others dealing with it. Naturally, before replying with an excited "YES!" I bounced around the room with a Snoopy-like happy dance. Someone wants to interview me? Oh gosh! What do I say? Will it come out intelligent or a garbled mess? Luckily, I had nothing to worry about. (Of course, it only comes naturally.)

The excitement grew as time got closer. I couldn't help but play it out in my head how I was going to answer her questions. Here's a little bit of advice: Don't do that! When it comes time to answer, you will not remember any of it. Believe me, it happened. (yikes...)

So, without stalling any further, go read it!

Geek Girls Interview

I'm so excited and now you can get a small sneak into my world. Welcome!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Anxiety Update: End Of The Week


Can I just say how awesome the brain can be? It can store memories, song lyrics, and that little bit of useless information that you may need some day in the future. Believe me, knowing when a movie came out will settle an argument later down the line. It also has the ability to scare the living daylights out of you.

While I've only had a handful of anxiety attacks this week, there's always that tiny voice in the back of my mind saying, "HA! You only THINK it's been a good one. Don't worry, my pretty. I'll get you." Okay, so maybe the voice has been watching too much The Wizard of Oz. Luckily for me, I can shut it up with chocolate. It sometimes helps.

I've realized something on this journey of The Great Anxiety Adventure- when you have anxiety, making decisions is a very hard thing to do. I'm the process of picking out a comforter for the bed. There are 2 that really stand out to me, and I can't decide between them! Yes, that may not be a problem for some, but for us, it is. What if we choose the wrong one and it doesn't look good, or perhaps something else happens and you need to return it? It's a huge thought process to us. Think of it as a scale. There's many levels, and the top one (the final one) is that you have finally made a decision and you stand firm to it. It doesn't happen often, but it does happen. Fortunately, I have help in that department.

So, I'd grade this week as a C-. At least it wasn't an F.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentines Printables Coming Soon!

So, Valentines Day is coming up soon, and I've been feverishly trying to come up with something awesome. Sadly, I've been hit by the lazy bug and insomnia fairy. So during the day all I feel like doing is curling up with a book instead of getting some work done. Winter tends to make someone want to hibernate with some chocolate and a good show.


I'm hoping to finish all 6 printables before the actual day. I may have to call in some reinforcements (aka my sister) to finish helping. Her brain is filled to the brim with creativity, and I know she'll have some wonderful ideas and/or suggestions. She can tell me if it sucks or if it is good enough to show the world. The joy of having a twin sister.... Minds think a lot alike!

If I seem absent for the next day or so, it is because I will be hurrying to finish in time. Nothing like a deadline to make a nutcase even nuttier.

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