I’ve been home sick in my pajamas for most of the week, and as comfy as I’ve been, I could use a change of pace. That’s where these Batman (or Batgirl, if you prefer) pajama bottoms come in. They’re geeky, awesome, and include accents of bright pink. How can you go wrong?
Of all places, these are currently available at Old Navy, and are on sale for $14. Pair it with a bright pink tank top for an awesome slumber party outfit or a way to cheer yourself up while sick.
Anyone else sick? What’s been cheering you up? I recently learned the wonders of whiskey in your tea. I highly recommend.
I often forget about decorating my car. It’s there to transport me from one place to another, and that’s about it. There’s no sign of geekiness to it, and even my cupcake air freshener is hidden away, not hanging prominently. That’s why I think my car needs one of these car emblems, asap.
These emblems cover all sorts of geekery, as evidenced above, and are subtle enough that a non-geek (that also knows nothing about cars) may actually mistake it for the real thing. Now the big question: Is my car more of a “Firefly,” “Galactica,” or “TARDIS?”
Custom Car Emblems, $12-15 each at Empira’s Etsy shop.
I’d say I spend 80% of the time that I’m awake in front of a computer. On weekdays I’m at my computer all day at work, and then come home to check up on emails, write blog posts, and watch shows online. I’ve been wanting to find a way to incorporate a bit of exercise into my day, and I’ve heard decent things about exercise balls. With myBall, I’m even more excited to get one, because I can essentially decorate my ball however I want (and I’m loving their giant globe pattern, which I hear will be available in 2013).
myBall is a great new company that creates fashionable, comfortable, and washable covers for your exercise balls. The covers include a handle, so if you take the ball to and from rooms or locations, you can move it easily. They’ll even do special covers for companies and have already done orders for Levis. They’re in the middle of their IndieGoGo campaign right now, and you can essentially pre-order your ball cover there.
Do you use an exercise ball at work or home? What are your thoughts? Will people laugh at me when I inevitably fall off of mine?
Next time you’re looking for something fun to do with your nails, put together a French manicure topped off with Batman decals. It’s classy and geeky. Or choose from one of thefogshoppe‘s many other options, including animals, mustaches, sports teams, and geek icons.
Vinyl Nail Decals, $1.99 for 20 and $4.99 for 50 at Etsy.com.
(Source: Fashionably Geek)
It’s Monday, Summer is over, and a nasty cold has been spreading its way around the Seattle area. I think this calls for some random acts of kindness.
This week, go a bit out of your way to do something awesome for someone. It may be a small thing for you, but it can change that person’s week (and it’s great karma!). Here are some examples to get you started:
- Call up that friend you haven’t talked to in forever.
- Buy the coffee of the person behind you in line.
- Is your friend sick? Bring them some soup and your favorite movie/tv show.
- Bring your husband/roommate/kid/co-worker their favorite treat, just because.
- Tweet about how awesome someone is to you.
- Make a LinkedIn recommendation for your favorite co-worker.
- Send an actual, real letter to a friend.
Let me know in the comments what you end up doing this week! Stay healthy, stay cozy, and go get yourself a pumpkin spice latte.
Make every day into a competition with these awesome Street Fighter Wall Decals. They’re moveable and reusable, meaning they’re a great way for keeping score–I’d use it to track who’s won the most games.
The set includes:
51 movable decals per package:
7 orange squares 4″x4″ (102mm x 102mm)
7 blue squares 4″x4″ (102mm x 102mm)
Various letters: KO, VS, PLAYER 1, PLAYER 2, INSERT COIN, AAA, HIM, HER
Let everyone in your household know who’s winning with the Street Fighter Wall Decals, $48 at JamesBit.Etsy.com.
Threadless just keeps branching out to new products. Give them enough time, and everything in your home and on your body can be a Threadless design. (At least, we can only hope!) Here are some ways you can incorporate them into your home:
Throw Pillows, $24.50
Dish Sets, $19.50
Pet Beds, $24.50
Make sure you check out everything they have to offer (including Wall prints, iPhone cases, and more!) at Threadless.com.
Today be “Talk Like a Pirate Day” and Krispy Kreme’s got a deal for ya that’d knock the knickers off a whore. Show up to one of their land-ships and greet ‘em as us pirates do for a free original glazed doughnut. Dress yourself in your best Pirate regalia and get a dozen of ‘em–that’s enough to feed your whole crew! See all the details below. And, umm… something about scurvy. Yaaargh.
(Not up for talking/dressing like a pirate? Celebrate by making my Pirate rum cupcakes instead!)
Incorporating fashion and personality with your technology is something that’s always been important to me. I can often be seen using a piece of tech that includes the same bright pink used on the Geeky Hostess site–whether it’s my phone case, my laptop case, or even my keyboard. This love of showing off my personality while I use everyday tech is what got me so excited about HP’s Ultrabook™ Bag Contest. Well, that and the fact that Project Runway’s Mondo designed some bags for them.
HP held a contest to find the perfect laptop bag–the one that shows off your personality, looks fashionable, and provides you with all the sweet tech you want. They’ve narrowed the selection down to 40 finalists, and it’s now up to us to choose. The winning designer will receive $10,000 and an HP Spectre XT Ultrabook™, Inspired by Intel. I sincerely hope they use the money to actually create their bag design, because I want ALL of them. Take a look at the finalists and vote for your favorite here.
Let me know in the comments–how do you show off your personality through your technology? And what would your dream laptop bag have? (Can mine have a built-in-charger? And a frosting dispenser?)
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Cabin in the Woods will be released on Blu-ray/DVD on Tuesday, and is already available for digital download. This film is one of my new all-time faves, so I knew I had to do something for the release. Check out the details on my “Cabin in the Woods Party” and get planning your own (or use the ideas for a killer Halloween party–pun intended!)
- Guests should all arrive dressed as their favorite Horror Movie Stereotype
- Invite people who haven’t seen the movie as well as those who have–the night is fun for both! Just make sure you tell people to avoid spoilers, and allow those who haven’t seen it to get closest to the tv.
- S’mores Bar! Put together a selection of your favorite marshmallows, chocolates, and graham crackers (I also included chocolate chip cookies). For added fun, I put out peanut butter and Nutella as well. Guests can put together their own S’mores creations and then microwave them for a few seconds.
- Popcorn and candy. You’re watching a movie, so make the guests feel like they’re at their own private theater (minus the $10 sodas).
- Rogue’s Dead Guy Ale. It’s delicious, available in large quantities at Costco, and perfect for the theme.
- “Blood Sacrifice” Punch. I mixed one part Raspberry vodka, regular vodka and Pomegranate juice to two parts Sprite, and poured over frozen Strawberries. The drink was potent and had a great “bloody” look to it!
- Because Halloween decorations are currently in stores, decor was a snap. Grab some fake cobwebs and go to town!
- Many stores have bloody vinyl clings right now. These were used to decorate bathroom mirrors, the microwave, and the oven.
- Fake wooden boards decorated the door as people entered, setting the tone of the party.
- Candles added a fun ambiance–I used fake LED candles on the refreshment table to avoid burnt hands.
- Mr. Geek made some excellent labels for the S’mores and punch. Label everything with your creepiest font.
- Horror Movie Trivia Contest. Once the guests had arrived and settled in, we had a Horror Movie Trivia contest. (You can see the questions I asked here.) Winners had to choose a creepy prize from an assortment laid out on a table. Prizes included a blank mask, creepy picture frame, locket, candle, black roses, fortune-telling playing cards, mysterious spheres, and a music-playing angel figurine with a missing arm that Mr. Geek insisted on getting. As we watched the movie later on, it was fun to see guests find their creepy prizes in the pivotal basement scene.
- Costume Contest. Your friends are all dressed up, so let them show off their costumes! Our finalists included an Occult Bookstore owner, a Creepy/Singing little girl, a Shark, and a Chestburster. We ended up with a tie between the Shark and Chestburster, but an intense round of Rock, Paper, Scissors saw the Chestburster as the winner. The winner recieved a copy of the Cabin in the Woods Visual Companion.
- Watch the movie! Allow everyone to grab one more round of food and drink and then find their seats. Turn the lights off and let the fun begin!
This party was the perfect way to get my friends in the mood for the Halloween season and to introduce a lot of them to one of my favorite films. I hope it will help inspire a party of yours!
Are you throwing a Cabin in the Woods party? Let me know in the comments! (Or let me know which horror film you think would make an excellent theme party!)