Now Blog, Lets Get Personal: Something To Say

Do you ever sit looking at a blank screen WANTING to write something, but feeling like you have nothing to say? That has been me for the past few months. I’ve been searching for what to talk about and something to say for a while, but nothing comes out of my fingers.

I think this is a feeling everyone has at some point or another. Wanting to have something to say, but not knowing how to say it. Or feeling like the more you talk about it, the more annoying it is for those reading or listening. The biggest obstacle for me is feeling like no one cares about my news. I know that isn’t true most of the time, but when I talk about a big thing that happened recently, I feel like I’m being selfish.

But you know what?

Sometimes it’s okay to feel like you’re being selfish.

Because chances are, you’re not being as selfish as you feel.

Something to say - totally flexible

What do I feel like I’m being selfish about? A lot has changed the past few months. The biggest and most exciting is that the husband and I got custody of a 1 year old little boy. This has thrown our whole world upside down. He’s very sweet and super smart and I’m excited that in just a couple months we will be able to officially adopt him. Being a mom is something I’ve always wanted, and this little boy has made all that happen. This whole adoption process has been so emotionally, physically and financially draining. But every time that little goober claps or laughs, I know it will all be worth it.

As this change continues, I find myself rediscovering how to balance wife life, mom life, fandom life, blogger life, and work life. That’s a lot of lives for one person. It seems that the blogger life has be the one to suffer most. If y’all have any advice, I’ll gladly take it! đŸ˜‰

With this new life to balance, I’m also trying to figure out where I want to take this blog. Will it be a nerd!mom blog? Maybe I’ll try my hand at some reviews or some nerd crafty how to’s. Whatever I decide to do here and whichever way I choose to go, I hope you’ll be patient and bear with me and stick with it. Sometimes its just time for something a little different.

Now that you know what’s been going on with me and the reason for the radio silence, drop a comment below and let me know what is happening in your life! I’d love to catch up a bit!

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Small Goals: April Edition

Small Goals: April Edition

Happy April Everyone! Lets try setting some small goals for the month and (hopefully) keep them.

April is always a fun month for me because it is my and the husband’s anniversary (9 YEARS!!!). This year we’re doing a stay-cation and planning on sleeping in, staying up late, playing loads of video games, and getting our house in order a bit. This will be our first anniversary since we started our Ketogenic lifestyle so any treats we decide to have for our anniversary, will be an interesting surprise.

Aside from that, my goals are small and simple.

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Second Day of Geekmas: Two Jumping Plumbers

Second Day of Geekmas: Two Jumping Plumbers

♪ On the Second Day of Geekmas, my fandom gave to me… ♪

Two Jumping Plumbers


Since this is the only video game themed one on the 12 Days of Geekmas I decided to make this a kind of what video games have given to me kind of thing.

While I didn’t really play too much old school Mario growing up, I did spend quite a few nights at my aunt and uncle’s apartment playing video games with him. He introduced me to Crash Bandicoot, Cool Borders, and the Final Fantasy games (we mostly played Playstation). I quickly fell in love with the Final Fantasy games. While it would take me YEARS to complete them, I loved the storylines and the growing artwork of the games.

Playing these games is what actually brought my husband and I together. We would end up playing Mario Kart or Lemmings on our dates and it became something we bonded over. He introduced me to games like Chrono Cross, Tomb Raider, World of Warcraft, Legend of Zelda, and Pokemon games. The problem is that I have a soft spot for one player RPGs. How does a couple play RPGs together without it being an MMO? Two options: First, you take turns. The husband and I have tried this, but I get frustrated and he gets distracted, so it doesn’t work out too well. Except on games like Uncharted, because he’s good that the battle scenes and I excel at the puzzles and mazes. The second option (and the one we personally go with): Two TVs in one room. It sounds excessive, but really, it’s pretty great.

jumping plumbers

When it comes to Mario specifically I’m an avid Mario Party and Yoshi’s Island fan. Mario Party 3 for the N64 was one of the most played games between me and my best friend. Every time we had a sleepover we would play that game for HOURS! We’d try and make it last as long as we could. Those nights were full of cheating (making it so the computer wouldn’t take stars), giggling and inside jokes that still make us laugh. It was one of the main things she and I bonded over and what still makes us laugh to this day.

Video Games often get a bad rep especially for girls who have been told their whole lives not to play video games because they’re for boys. Being a part of the gamer girl fandom/community has made me realize that you’d be surprised at how many well written female characters there are in video games (of course, they are WELL exceeded by poorly written ones). Characters that fight for what they want, and stand up to people, and tell it like it is. Characters who don’t just get captured but do some rescuing themselves.

What has this fandom given to you?

and One Ring to Rule Them All!


If you don’t know what this is, check out the intro post here. Feel free to join any time for any of the posts.

I’m so excited for everyone to participate and I can’t wait to see what these fandoms have given you! If you’re participating in the link up, post the link to your post in the link below!

Be sure to follow #12DaysofGeekmas and me (@NerdyAlerty) I’ll be retweeting/reblogging any posts participating!

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Introducing… The 12 Days of Geekmas!

Introducing… The 12 Days of Geekmas!

It is now officially after Thanksgiving which means I can finally start talking about Christmas without getting funny looks.

I love the winter holidays. No matter what you celebrate, I think that the winter holidays are perfect times for ice skating, walking through the snow in gloves and boots and driving around town looking at Christmas lights. The holidays have always been my favorite time of year because it’s like everything in my world has a little bit of sparkle to it, and I just want that sparkle to grow.


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Untouchable : Taylor Swift Book Tag

My friend Angel over at Mermaid Vision Books tagged me in a Taylor Swift Book tag. I was actually really excited to try it. Then I started writing down my answers and realizing that my reading collection is not as diverse as I wish it was. *sigh* Time to work on that. Be prepared for a lot of Meg Cabot

In the meantime, I tag Christa Mae at #ObsessiveGirlFan, Helen, Nikki at A Room of Ones Own , and Steph at NerdJoy and anyone else who would like to join (just send me a link so I can see the post)!


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