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Black Friday to the EXTREME

This video gets my heart pumping with excitement and anticipation. If this place was real, I’d be there.

Are you a crazy Black Friday shopper, like myself? It’s not even the prices that attracts me… it’s the thrill of the hunt.

(I just gave myself chills.)

Geek Etiquette, Gift Ideas

A Gift for the Tech-Obsessed

Think back to the last time you had a quiet dinner for two.

A truly quiet dinner. With no cell phones, no tv: just the two of you having a private discussion.

If it’s been too long, then this handkerchief is for you. Keep it on hand, and wrap your phone in it to show your loved one that all of your attention is going to them. And in case you’re tempted to cheat… the handkerchief will block cell signals.

Also an excellent gift for the stockings of your tech-obsessed friends and family.

$15 at Uncommon Goods.

(Thanks to Margaret for sending my way!)

Entertaining, Fun Food, Geeky Fashion, Gift Ideas, Libations

My New Favorite Site: Fred Flare

I found it.

The site where I can get a mustache wine opener, cotton candy mints, a great bag, and a new party dress all in the same place. Just while browsing, I found fabulous antique looking rings, cute bandaids and temporary tattoos, and about anything else I could possibly want to give my friends or put in my family’s stockings. If I wasn’t a sucker for Black Friday deals, I would have just done all of my Christmas shopping.

Take a look at Fall in love.

Entertaining, Libations

Butterbeer for your Harry Potter Parties

Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows (Part 1) will be opening in theaters tomorrow. Or, if you’re like me and tons of other crazy fans, it opens at midnight.

The cast enjoying some Butterbeer from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

So celebrate in style with some Butterbeer! Below is one of the easiest recipes you’ll find. You’re welcome to add ice cream or milk to make it more frothy/creamy, if you so choose.

-8 oz ginger ale or cream soda
-2 to 3 tablespoons butterscotch syrup (want to make it alcoholic? substitute a shot of butterscotch schnapps)

Mix in a tall glass. Done. Drink and enjoy!

A Geeky Home, Entertaining

Add Personality to your Christmas Trees

The holidays are getting near, and it’s time to start figuring out where you’re getting your tree from.

While actual trees may smell nice, the pine needles and fire-hazardness can be a downer. And honestly–everyone has a basic tree. Don’t you want something a bit different?

Then take a look at Treetopia. Where else could you get an UPSIDE DOWN tree?

Space an issue? Go for their cute collection of rainbow tabletop trees. Or go the Tim Burton route with some elegant and slightly goth black trees. I think these would be absolutely gorgeous with some small gold lights and ornaments. Plus, you’ve got your centerpiece and tree together in one!

*From now until November 18th, Treetopia has some of their trees on sale for up to 40% off. Go now!

Geeky Fashion, Gift Ideas

Cozy Mario Pipe Scarf

…Weird title for an absolutely delightful product.

This homemade scarf would be the perfect thing to spread your geek cred on the cold, blustery days.

Heck, I’d wear it inside while playing Super Mario Bros. Just because I could.

Dear Etsy, if anyone on your site begins to sell these, please let me know. My Christmas shopping will be done.

(Source: BuzzFeed)

Geeky Fashion, Gift Ideas

From Cosplay to Date Night: Geek Chic Cosmetics

Let me start off by saying: It is perfectly acceptable to be geeky and also want to be pretty and girly every once in a while. But it doesn’t hurt to have a cosmetic line that still has a bit of a geeky influence.

Check out Geek Chic cosmetics, a line made by fellow geeks for those of us who want to be pretty while pwning noobs. The line includes foundation, blushes, and multi-purpose eye shadows (wear them wet as an eyeliner or mix them into some gloss for a bit of added color to your lips!). The best part: the geeky names. I’m partial to the above collection, colors and names based on Battlestar Galactica.

The cosmetics can be purchased from their website,


Zombie Wedding

As I go through the arduous task of wedding planning, I see a little bit of everything. Classic, creative, quirky…

But this one takes the cake. I’m all for uniqueness (and I LOVE zombies), but I don’t think I have the balls to do this for my wedding.

The couple (and all of their friends) dressed up for the special occasion before trekking over to their courthouse.

I guess this is one way to show that not even death will part you…

See more pictures (including public drunkeness and the scaring of more traditional couples) here.

Fun Food

Cooking For Geeks

Normal cooking too boring for you? Cooking For Geeks may be just the thing. The book infuses even more science than normal, and is perfect for someone who thinks “regular” cooking is for sissies.

Take a look at their cute instructional video on making ice cream in 30 seconds:

Now if I can just get my hands on some liquid nitrogen, I’d be set!

You can purchase Cooking for Geeks from… it makes a great housewarming gift for your science lover!