What Are You Going to be for Halloween?

It's the time of year when most conversations will veer toward Halloween costumes at some point and the popular inquiry of what you and your child will be for Halloween. Since I have been known to dress up elaborately from time-to-time, I get asked this question a lot, usually with the expectation that I will … Continue reading What Are You Going to be for Halloween?

The TV Shows that Shaped My Early Childhood

My son is four-years-old and the TV shows I remember best from my early childhood, the ones that made the biggest impact, are the ones I starting watching around his age. Later, around six or seven is when I got more into cartoons, particularly the Saturday morning variety, but my early years were immersed in … Continue reading The TV Shows that Shaped My Early Childhood

My Slave Leia Story – Or The Real Reason I Have 100k Facebook Page Likes and a Blue Check Mark

I have a pretty impressive number of Facebook likes on my page. Over 140,000 at the moment. And a verified account with a fancy blue checkmark. But unfortunately it has nothing to do with blogging and everything to do with making and wearing the infamous Princess Leia gold bikini costume, also known as the "Slave Leia" … Continue reading My Slave Leia Story – Or The Real Reason I Have 100k Facebook Page Likes and a Blue Check Mark

Geek Life: I’ve Still Got Ms. Pac-Man Fever

I felt his eyes on me from across the crowded bar. Next thing I knew he was standing right behind me. After a few moments I heard him whisper, "Wow, you're amazing." A little shocked, but secretly pleased I could still elicit this reaction, I smiled as I turned to see who was dishing out … Continue reading Geek Life: I’ve Still Got Ms. Pac-Man Fever

Inspired by Zelda: STL Ocarina Takes Ocarinas Beyond the Gaming World

Do you remember playing the recorder in school? For a lot of kids, it's their first musical instrument. I actually kept mine for years afterwards even though the only thing I could play was Hot Cross Buns and some terrible song about a goose dying called Go Tell Aunt Rhody. I think I would have … Continue reading Inspired by Zelda: STL Ocarina Takes Ocarinas Beyond the Gaming World

Cosplay is Not a Dirty Word

Cosplayers can get pretty wound up when asked about the current state of the cosplay community. My generation in particular can get their wonder panties in quite a bunch over “cosplay” and what cosplay means and how it’s basically a dirty word ruining everything associated with costuming. Many of us have acquiesced and accepted the … Continue reading Cosplay is Not a Dirty Word

Geeking Out on Tea – Adagio Teas Have All the Awesome Fandoms

I'm a fan of tea. I was born in Alabama and was basically raised on sweet tea. When I was little, if I had a choice between milk, juice or tea, I'd go tea every time. I got into hot teas and different varieties when I got older. I also have a pretty impressive collection … Continue reading Geeking Out on Tea – Adagio Teas Have All the Awesome Fandoms

I Like Star Wars the Normal Amount

I like Star Wars in a perfectly normal way, like a normal person likes things...at least, that's what I thought until I was having dinner with a new friend and found out I have no idea what the normal amount is. I used to own a costume boutique so I was surrounded by cosplay/geeky people … Continue reading I Like Star Wars the Normal Amount

The Changing Geek Generation

I'm old school. The only video games I kick ass at were released at least 20 years ago. And I love Star Wars, but I haven't even seen Rogue One yet. And I feel like that sort of define things. Especially with the death of Han Solo and then the real life death of Princess … Continue reading The Changing Geek Generation