Archives for June 2010

Embracing my inner geek: New Wonder Woman costume & Spidey casting

Lately I’ve been letting my freak flag fly. Tweeting about gaming, and writing at least 4 geek related blog posts that never made it past my drafts folder. Today, however, has been a big day for all of us geeks. (Yes, I wear the label with pride) DC unveiled the Wonder Woman costume for an upcoming storyline, and it’s been rumored that Josh Hutcherson has been cast as Peter Parker in the upcoming Spiderman reboot.

Ow

I know, I posted about my triumphant trip to the beach in which I went into the water after being a little traumatized by almost drowning. What I hadn’t discovered yet was that I’d gotten a fairly bad sunburn on my back. I felt warm, sure, and sore. But it was a warm day and I’d been pulling kids about and carrying heavy buckets of water from the ocean. Who wouldn’t be sore? Shortly after I blogged, TheBoy took over kidlet duty so that I could go take a shower, and as I pulled off my shirt I saw that…

Skimming tweets? Why?

Just a few minutes ago, I logged into Facebook to see that one of my favorite ex-Jungle Cruise Skippers, Dr. David Marley (comedian/professor) had posted this: So the GOP’s plan on stopping Kagan from getting on the Supreme Court is by attacking Thurgood Marshall, the nation’s first African-American Justice. Way to keep it racist, GOP! Why am I posting this? Almost immediately, two women that I don’t know personally replied that they weren’t racist. Which would be a valid response if he had remotely been calling out Republicans as a whole. Marley does tend to make fun of the GOP…

And I didn’t die!

We went to the beach today, and had a lovely time. But most importantly, I went into the water. I suppose, some background is needed. While back, I went to Florida with my then future in-laws. We went to Orlando to go to Walt Disney World (and Universal) and went to Daytona Beach. While we were out at Daytona, we went into the water and I went a little deeper than I’m used to. Only, there was a rip current and… I’m sure where you can see this going. I’m not the strongest swimmer, nor am I particularly buoyant. I…

A new laptop!

About three years ago I bought a brand new laptop. It was a Dell, not particularly strong. And I promptly ran that thing into the ground. I used it to play World of Warcraft, and had cooling pads to keep it from overheating on me. Then it died. My brother-in-law (well, one of them) gave me his old laptop, which wasn’t anything special. While it got the job done for browsing and writing, it didn’t have much in the way of memory. I quit playing Warcraft. It was always meant to be temporary, and so I have a new laptop.…

Get vaccinated!

Right now, California is experiencing an epidemic of Pertussis, better known as Whooping Cough. There have been 5 deaths, all were children under 3 months. They believe that the reason for the epidemic is the growing number of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. While it’s mandatory for all school aged children to be vaccinated, you can get a “personal belief exemption” that doesn’t need to show basis rooted in religion or medical reasons. I am firmly in the vaccination camp. Most of these vaccines have been out there long enough that we know that they’re safe. They’ve essentially…

Vacation Planning: the beginning

TheBoy and I are going on a weekend getaway in August, and as soon as the opportunity presented itself (read: my mother-in-law offered to watch the kidlets), we began planning our escape. Vacation planning seems to begin the same way- we start mentioning every location we’ve mentioned wanting to travel that’s within a day’s driving. Which, honestly, becomes: San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas. Then, we start discussing where we’ve been dying to go and why. Which usually is a discussion about restaurants we’ve wanted to try. Yes, I pick my vacations based on where I want to eat.

The Ultimate Sandwich

So, I got a Flip UltraHD for my birthday. I got it, on the promise that I’d take more videos of my children. But really, I had fond memories of my sister and I, making silly home movies with our camcorder. Somewhere there is a tape with our bizarre version of Wizard of Oz, lip-synching songs from Sleeping Beauty, Barf-o-vision, and naturally… a cooking demo by yours truly. My mom wasn’t thrilled that we didn’t clean up the kitchen before we shot it, but it was fun. Then, when my point and shoot died a horrible death, I got a…

Not defined by genre.

I like to give myself labels. I’m a mom, a writer, an artist, a gamer and a geek. Okay, I don’t play many video games anymore, but I do try to keep up with game news. However, I don’t think that simply by stating what I am, will give you an idea of who I am. I bring this up because the New York Press posted a review by Allen Houston of a reading from some of the authors involved in the short-story anthology “Stories,” which included Neil Gaiman. It’s well known that Neil Gaiman is a rock star in…

It’s the little things. AKA I scream for ice cream

Note: Sorry I don’t have any pictures. The digital camera’s still broken and I can’t get clear pictures on my camera. Boo. It’s not the big things in life that make you happy- it’s the little things. While I’m sure that winning the lotto might make things easier for us financially, I’m quite happy with things as they are. I’m especially happy with my ice cream machine. When I was in Arizona not that long ago, I got a belated birthday check from my grandma, which immediately was spent on an ice cream machine. Last summer I’d said that I…