Show Off Your Nerd Cred

Decorated Nerd

You’ve watched the shows, played the games, and fixed your parents’ computer. Now sure the world that you’ve earned the title “Geek.” (Or “Nerd” or whatever your label of choice may be.) This shirt (by fellow geek site Nerd Approved) is super fun and would make a fantastic addition to your con-wardrobe. The only downside? It doesn’t come in women’s sizes. But maybe getting a unisex size will add to the military feel of the design. Either way, it’s worth checking out!

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Decorated Nerd shirt, $18.95 at SplitReason.com. Use code “buytees15″ to get 15% off your order!

 

It’s Pi Day!

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I have some sort of amalgamation of “Friday” but with lyrics about pie stuck in my head. “It’s Pi(e) Day, Pi(e) Day, everyone eat pie on Pi(e) Day, looking forward to the pecan, pecan….”

Sorry.

Anyway, it’s Pi Day! The day where we get to celebrate math and use language tricks to also celebrate a pastry! Yay Pi(e)!

Want to celebrate?  Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Challenge your friends to impromptu recitations of Pi. Whoever has the most amount of digits memorized gets a pie of their choice!
  • Hold a Pie cooking and/or eating competition.
  • Make a pie and include Pi-themed cutouts or decorations on top. Check out my dad’s “famous” recipe here!
  • Stretch your mind a bit by filling out a pie-themed logic problem.
  • Check out nerdier Pi Day/Friday parodies.
  • Eat a Pizza Pie for lunch! That’s what I’ll be doing.

What do you do to celebrate Pi Day?

 

Adorable Music Video: “Geeky Love”

Proposal Day is coming up in a week (no, seriously, there is an official “Proposal Day” and it falls on March 20th) and this music video will get any geek in the mood for love and popping the question.

 

Mr. Geek proposed to me during an improv performance (we met in that improv troupe) at Relay for Life (where we first officially started dating) on our 5 year anniversary. It was absolutely perfect for us! Are you engaged/married? What was your proposal like? Still single? What’s your dream proposal? (And if you plan on popping the question soon and don’t know how you should do it, email me! I love to help with that sort of thing!)

A Robotic Bar You Can Actually Purchase

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With Bartendro, you can order drinks from your iPhone and have them made in 10 seconds in front of you. By a robot. This is the future, you guys.

The creators of Bartendro are currently running a Kickstarter for their items, and for a donation of $99 or more, you can start getting the supplies to make your very own open-source bartending-bots.

Once you donate, invite me over and we’ll give the bot a try.

Get your own Bartendro at Kickstarter.com.

 

Minimalist Star Wars Prints

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Daniel Price of DEPdesigns sent me a wonderful email recently: He wanted to know if he could send me his new R2-D2 and C-3PO prints to review. Umm, heck yes. I showed them to Mr. Geek and he went “What? YES!” Basically, these prints are inspiring us to re-do our wall of geek art. Pictures to come. But in the meantime, take a look at these pieces. To me, they’re more than just representations of characters, it’s a way to say “We’re BFFs” to a friend or show that you and your roommate go perfectly well together. And the 11 x 17 size means they’re perfect to frame and put up next to each other on a wall.

You can get the prints from the DEPdesigns Etsy shop for $26 for the set. And while you’re there, look around a bit. I’m loving his Ryan Gosling and Wonder Woman prints as well! And the Aladdin print. And the Dexter ones. Oh, and the Black Widow…

 

Geeky Art by Mikeatron

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I usually pick up some new artwork from Emerald City Comicon, and this year, the new art choice was a no-brainer: This Gelatinous Cube print from Mikeatron. I mean, how can you not?

I’m also in love with his Zelda print and his print titled “Still Life with Unicorn.”

He’s currently revamping his site, but you can see more from his Tumblr, or chat with him on Twitter. And hopefully we’ll be seeing him around at more cons!

Giveaway: TARDIS Robe!

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Whew! I don’t know about you, but I’m still a bit tired from the time traveling we did over the weekend. If one hour wears me out, I can’t believe what a trip in the TARDIS would do to me! Talk about jet lag. All I want to do is cozy up in a nice, giant robe. And maybe drink some tea. And watch some Doctor Who.

Halloweencostumes.com wants to get you cozy and warm by giving away a sweet TARDIS robe. And, being Whovians themselves, they want to make sure you’re dressed in style by the time the new season of Doctor Who comes back on March 30th! What are you waiting for, enter below!

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Happy International Women’s Day!

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It’s International Women’s Day! According to the official site, “International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.”

Today I encourage you to acknowledge the women in your life. Thank them for their help, friendship and love, let them know why you’re proud of them, or offer your help and support on some of their projects. Try to make a positive difference in one of their lives today!

In the meantime, let me know some women you admire in the comments. Whether they’re personal friends or historical/fictional characters, I want to hear all about the strong, inspiring women in your lives!

Friday Favorites: March 8

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Many times I come across things that I absolutely love or use on a daily basis, but aren’t able to turn into full posts. Maybe they’re not geeky enough, maybe they’re not hostess-y enough, but they are all Geeky Hostess-approved. I’ve decided to start compiling them into Friday Favorites! Take a look–I’m sure you’ll find something you love as well!

Favorite Kickstarter: Job Hunters
Sorry guys, you’ll be hearing about this one for a while from me. But seriously. I’m so excited about possibly creating a second season of this web series. If you’re able to help promote the Kickstarter by tweeting, FBing, reblogging, anything, please do! I’m happy to give interviews or get you any promotional content you may need as well. You can check out the Kickstarter here.

Favorite Beauty Item: Philosophy’s Kiss Me Lip Balm
My lips/skin have been extra dry lately, but as always, my Philosophy Kiss Me Lip Balm has saved the day. I’ve used this stuff for years. It comes in a clear/yellow and a red, but they both go on fairly sheer. It looks great, feels great, and lasts a long time. You can find the red one for $9.49 here.

Favorite Treat: Halfpops
Half-popped popcorn. I should be able to stop right there. This stuff is addicting. It’s a little pricy per bag, but the enjoyment and wonder is worth it. It looks like you can only buy a 12-pack on Amazon, but just do it. You’ll eat them.

Favorite Press: Wired
Wired’s Geek Mom had a great article about my “Geek and Feminine” panel at Emerald City Comicon and included mention of my geeky makeup show, OneUpMakeup. They also mentioned our fave makeup company, Espionage Cosmetics! Check it out!

Favorite Comic: Scott Pilgrim
I’ve known about Scott Pilgrim for a while, and loved the movie, but have just recently got around to reading the graphic novels. Oh man. I was laughing out loud a lot. Just read them. They’re a quick and fun read, and something you’ll love having around to re-read or loan out to friends. And the box set’s only $40 on Amazon!

Favorite Baking Item: GIANT Icing Tips
I’ve been frosting my cupcakes with normal “cupcake decorating” tips for a while, and have been disappointed that they haven’t looked like the ones I see in cupcake shops. I finally found out the secret. Giant pastry tips. These things make cupcakes SO easy to frost and they look exactly like the professional ones. Yay! Here’s a great set to get you started.

What are you obsessing over this week?