Comic Con: The Warm-Up Act – or, how we spent our 5th anniversary

Comic Con: The Warm-Up Act – or, how we spent our 5th anniversary

Tall Paul and I observed our fifth anniversary – of our first date – this past weekend. We’ve usually commemorated it by returning to the place we met for lunch that day, but we just learned that it’s closed. It was just as well, though, since we’d made other plans for that day. I may have mentioned previously that we’re planning to attend Comic Con International in San Diego this summer. Tall Paul went to […]

Tuesday Tangents: TV Edition

Tuesday Tangents: TV Edition

As much as I obsess about keeping up with the blog posts in my Google Reader, my husband’s anxiety is provoked by unwatched TV shows recorded on the DVR. There was reason to be concerned about that with our first DVR box; since he prefers to record shows in high-def, the hard drive tended to fill up pretty fast and shows might be automatically deleted to make space, but we don’t seem to have that […]

PC=”Problem Computer”: Weekend Assignment #265

PC=”Problem Computer”: Weekend Assignment #265

Here’s an assignment Karen thought we could all relate to in one way or another: Weekend Assignment #265: If you’re a blogger, you almost certainly have a computer. If you have a computer, you’ve had computer problems. Did your monitor go dark? Hard drive get hacked? System go silent? Tell us a computer horror story! Extra Credit: Which has fewer problems, a PC or a Mac? My worst computer disaster happened at work a few […]

Ten things for Tuesday: Love with the proper geek (nerd) (dork) (“gerk”?)

Ten things for Tuesday: Love with the proper geek (nerd) (dork) (“gerk”?)

I sent my husband a link to a post on the GeekDad blog called “10 Annoying Habits of a Geeky Spouse” with the note “Do any of these sound familiar?” His response: “I don’t think I get it. Which ones are the annoying ones?” That was my reaction too. For the most part, the article pretty much described everyday life at our house. One of the wonderful things that Tall Paul and I have in […]

It’s bookKEEPING, not bookSTEALING

A conversation among some of my book-blogging buddies on Twitter clued me in to Shelf Awareness, a daily e-mail newsletter about the book business. This item in the January 8 e-mail caught my attention: On Tuesday, local police arrested a woman who between 2006 and 2008 was a bookkeeper at Page and Palette bookstore, Fairhope, Ala., and charged her with embezzling about $50,000 from the store, the Press-Register reported. The former bookkeeper, Theresa Canavan Lyda, […]

There’s something to be said for consistency…

You may recall the nerd test I posted about last fall, where my score came back as a “cool history/lit geek.” (Or you may not…) Thanks to Melody, I’ve been able to take another quiz on the same topic, and it looks like the results are pretty much in line with the last one: What Be Your Nerd Type? Your Result: Literature Nerd Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot […]

Language lessons

My uncle’s a great guy, but most of the e-mails he forwards on are irritating in one way or another – very off-color jokes, political screeds that are opposed to my views, that sort of thing. Every now and then, though, he sends along something interesting. I enjoyed these pieces on the idiosyncrasies of the English language, and they kind of fit in with the “reading” thing – plus, you can’t get an easier post […]

Off to get “Lost” – for about eight weeks…

(Normally, you wouldn’t see a middle-of-the-day post from me, but there’s a timeliness issue here.) It’s been more than eight months since we last visited Mystery Island, and thanks to the writers’ strike, we only get an eight-week return trip…for now. But at least we have that. Yes, tonight’s the return of Lost! I won’t be talking about it here tomorrow, though – as usual, we’ll record it on the DVR, and watch it this […]

Journey to Nerdvana

Journey to Nerdvana

For the first time in my life, I have boldly gone where many other geeks have gone before, and my nerd cred is way up after this weekend. The Starship Enterprise – in every version of the NCC-1701, from A to E – has landed in Long Beach, California for a month. Based on the Las Vegas attraction The Star Trek Experience, the show features sets, props, and costumes from over 40 years of Star […]

My dream guy

One of the questions in the “musical meme” I posted recently, in which the answers were provided by the songs that cane up randomly on my iPod, was “What do you like in a guy?” I’ve known exactly how to answer that question ever since I read Christopher Moore’s summary description of his protagonist, Tucker Case, in Island of the Sequined Love Nun: “a geek in a cool guy’s body.” Mind you, that was not […]

A Christmas gift: Super-duper Nerd Alert!

Merry Christmas! Here’s a little gift from me to you… If you’re not one to embrace your inner geek/nerd/dork, there’s probably not much for you in this post. (Or in this whole blog, come to think of it, but you’re welcome to stay anyway!) On Fridays at the Work It, Mom! Blog, Mir gives Nataly a day off and posts a “Casual Friday” link roundup, and she will have my enduring gratitude for bringing The […]

Are we cool yet?

Thanks to Karen for this link to a short quiz to find out if you’ve gotten any “cooler” over the years – it seems like an appropriate way to follow up on the Nerd Test. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,309 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe