Thursday and Thrilled: Back in the Habit!

Thursday and Thrilled: Back in the Habit!

I’m slowly getting back in the habit of blogging on a regular basis. I find at the beginning of the week, I have a harder time getting motivation, but once Wednesday and Thursday hit, I usually do a lot better.

Here are some things I’m thrilled about this week!
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Thursday and Thrilled: I’m Baaaaaack!!!

Thursday and Thrilled: I’m Baaaaaack!!!

YAY! I’m back (for the most part), and so is Thursday and Thrilled. It’s Thursday and I have Zumba with one of my friends tonight, and I’ve been in a great mood lately! <3

Here are some other things I’m thrilled about, first and foremost:

MY NEW SITE

Yes, the one you’re currently on. I’m really excited because it’s all brand new and shiny! I’m excited to see what comes of this site. 🙂 Read More

Nerdify Your Workspace

In everyplace I’ve worked, I try my best to make my workspace my own (if I’m allowed). Recently, my company moved offices and now instead of sharing an office with my amazing girls I work with, I have my very own office. This is strange. I’ve never really had my own office and I don’t really know what to do with it.

So, I turned to the internet for guidance. I’ve found a couple of great ways to showcase your nerdiness in your workspace.

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[Books] You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

[Books] You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

WARNING: THIS IS BASICALLY A LOVE LETTER TO THIS BOOK AND THIS AUTHOR. #SORRYNOTSORRY

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From online entertainment pioneer, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational” (Forbes.com), memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.

When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately). Growing up in the Deep South, where she was “home-schooled for hippie reasons,” she looked online to find her tribe. The internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth—finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels without shame. Because she had no idea how “uncool” she really was.

But if it hadn’t been for her strange background— the awkwardness continued when she started college at sixteen, with Mom driving her to campus every day—she might never have had the naive confidence to forge her own path. Like when she graduated as valedictorian with a math degree and then headed to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting despite having zero contacts. Or when she tired of being typecast as the crazy cat-lady secretary and decided to create her own web series before people in show business understood that online video could be more than just cats chasing laser pointers.

Felicia’s rags-to-riches rise to internet fame launched her career as one of the most influen­tial creators in new media. Ever candid, she opens up about the rough patches along the way, recounting battles with writer’s block, a full-blown gaming addiction, severe anxiety and depression—and how she reinvented herself when overachieving became overwhelming.

Showcasing Felicia’s “engaging and often hilarious voice” (USA TODAY), You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now—even for a digital misfit. (from Goodreads)

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Just Keep Running…

In 2015 I committed to running in four 5ks. While it was more difficult than I care to admit, I’m very glad I did. I ended the year with an 88 mile run (over the course of 2+ months), and felt like I was on top of the world. Of course then the holidays sank in and now I’m dreading my first race of the year.

I am not a runner. I am trying to be a runner (sort of), and Geek’d Out Events is one of the ways I’ve been doing so. They host nerd themed 5ks throughout the year all benefiting AMAZING causes.

In 2015 I participated in a Star Wars 5k benefiting Adoption Exchange, Harry Potter 5k benefiting The Children’s Justice Center, Doctor Who 5k benefiting American Childhood Cancer Association , a qualifying Video Game 5k, and then a Back to the Future 88-miler benefiting the Michael J. Fox foundation. I benefit greatly from living in the state where the 5ks are hosted. Those that don’t have that benefit, Geek’d Out still has your back. GOE does a great job of organizing virtual races for the 5ks, so that anyone who wants to participate can do so on their own time in their own town and still get the amazing medals.

All the medals from all the 5ks I’ve don’t this year. I’m exhausted! 😉

In 2016, GOE is planning on doing SIX 5ks through out the year, but keeping the themes pretty under wraps. One of the races will be Harry Potter themed (this year is RAVENCLAW), but the rest are a mystery.

Speaking of mysteries, GOE just announced that the first race of the year:

WILL BE SHERLOCK THEMED

The race is a virtual run as a 22.1 miler (as in 221 B Baker Street), called Baker Street Bound. In addition to getting a killer medal out of it, it benefits an amazing cause, Badges Supporting Fallen Officers Families (Fallen). Additonally, GOE has also organized a mystery to solve while running. Reaching certain milestones gives you clues to a mystery, anyone that participates and helps solve the case is entered to win a Blu-Ray gift set of the seasons of Sherlock.

Honestly, GOE has exceeded all of my expectations with every race. GOE is very well organized and chooses awesome groups to benefit. With every race, they get better and better. If you’re looking for a fun way to work out (a bit) and also benefit great causes look no further.

Sound like something you want to follow? Tune into Geek’d Out Events on the interwebs:
Geek’d Out Events on Facebook
Geek’d Out Running Club on Facebook
Geek’d Out Runners Group on Facebook
Geek’d Out Events on Twitter


Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Derpemon!

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I’m always on the lookout for nerdy art. From Doctor Who Meets Disney to making my own Nerdcrafts, I like to collect and admire other people’s representations of their fandoms.

One of the things that my husband and I bonded over as we were dating and still well into our marriage is Pokemon. This silly tv show about collecting and evolving creatures has become a constant featured fandom in our lives. However, this is one of the only fandoms that is not displayed in some form on the walls of our house. Read More

Twelfth Day of Geekmas: Twelve Regenerating Timelords

Twelfth Day of Geekmas: Twelve Regenerating Timelords

Let me start this post by saying THANK YOU SO MUCH for participating in this. I’m sure I could have done a couple things better, but I am so glad and thankful for anyone who chose to participate!

â™Ș On the Twelfth Day of Geekmas, my fandom gave to me… â™Ș

Twelve Regenerating Timelords

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