The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth

So my last post was in July. It’s now March, but I’m not even going to address that.

Here’s what I’ve been doing: WORKING a shit ton (and no, I’m not happy about it), hiking (okay, I’ve only  been once since October, but it’s not my fault, winter sucks), yoga-ing (yeah, I know, that’s not a word), reading an insane amount (I don’t really need a parenthesis for this one) and watching an obsessive amount of @midnight (no, my Chris Hardwick obsession has not waned in these past months).

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I’ve also been keeping in pretty close contact with my GISHWHES team (you may vaguely remember I did GISHWHES last year and am anxiously awaiting it’s return). We are totally going to win this year, now that we know the ropes.

But mostly I’ve been setting things up. My plan is to quit my job in 2 years (but reserve the right to push it to 6 years if need be) and live completely off of my crafts/arts/writing and other such things (plus whatever my husband can bring in). This working nonsense is for the birds and I WANT OUT.

Look for lots of upcoming posts about my future endeavors (read as, me whining about a bunch of bullshit that I can totally control but am choosing not to.

Until next time, (Which will be,hopefully, sooner than 8 months)

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Gishwhes

Huh? Yup. Gishwhes.  Standing for, The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World has Ever Seen, Gishwhes. It’s in it’s third year and is exactly what it sounds like.

You complete in teams of fifteen, with people around the globe, most or all of whom, you’ve never met. For seven days, you create, donate, inspire and generally just make the world more awesome. Here’s the list of items from the list last year.

You may or may not know, that I’m rather socially awkward. I have a general fear of people and often life itself. The world can be scary. But it can also be amazing. I want in; I want out of the scary bubble inside my head.

Thankfully, I found myself on an awesome team, rich with Whovians and Sherlockians, and Winchester Worshippers. Team Allonsy, FTW!

We’re not allowed to post any pictures or video of what we’re doing on social media until the hunt is over, but I promise to come back and update when I can.

If you’re interested in making the world more awesome, or in donating to random acts, the charity that starting this whole crazy adventure, you still have a week to sign up and throw your dignity aside. Death to Normalcy!

 

SDCC and the Crush of Returning to Normal Life

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So another year of SDCC has come and gone, and I haven’t been to the party.  Thankfully, Twitter was amazingly awesome with updates and panels and pics (is it too schticky if I add ‘oh my!’ here?)!

I may have to divert some money into getting into NerdHQ stuff if I ever make it the 2700 miles over there. I mean seriously; how freakin’ awesome were  Zac Levi and Nathan Fillion?

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With the wrap up of Comic-Con, this means my Twitter feed will get much less interesting for a while. (At least until we get closer to Gishwhes, more about that upcoming)!

So here I am back to entertaining myself. By looking at things like this:

I didn't make this. I'm not that awesome. Sigh

I didn’t make this. I’m not that awesome. Sigh

I have a couple of ‘canceled too soon’ posts coming, along with a bunch of ‘my favorite geek’ and an insane amount of ‘writing’ posts.

I know what you’re thinking (don’t you love how I’m always a mindreader, but I never have any useful knowledge?) I always say I’m gonna do stuff with the blog but than never do, so feel free not to believe me or ignore me entirely.  I deserve that.

But just know:

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I Make No Promises

It’s been well over a year since I lasted posted to the blog. I don’t make any promises to when I’ll be back or how often I’ll update, but as of right now, you can expect an actual in-depth follow-up post tomorrow.

In the meantime, enjoy this picture of me with total Helena Bonham Carter hair:

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I have a zillion things to post.  I miss this blog. The iPad was totally not good for typing or WordPress. New laptop: totally fine. (Full disclosure: I’ve been using totally way more often than I’d care to admit).

See you tomorrow!

Fun Random Facts

This title is self explanatory.

1. I do not think I am a ‘real’ writer unless I have a beverage while typing. My most common drinks of choice are: Lifewater (Blood orange and mango), Crystal Light (Fruit punch- what I am drinking now), coffee, tea, red wine, and of course a martini.

2. The top three search engine terms for my blog are: d&d alignment, Chris Hardwick girlfriend, and doctor who firefly. My comments are as follows: I have one post on pseudo d&d alignment. It’s basically a rip off (although I gave complete credit) of stuff Chris Hardwick wrote about in his book. Chloe Dykstra…you’re famous! A Doctor Who Firefly mashup would be my dream come true.

3. I don’t have a penchant for newer music. I thought I was the coolest person ever a few weeks ago when I found a new band. My cloud was burst quickly when I realized my new band’s album had been released in 2002. Note: This does not make The Libertines any less good. They are mind blowingly (what, I can make up my own words) amazing.

4. If I were to quickly look around the room I’m in (and yes, of course I just did) I could (and did) count 15 ceramic cupcakes. I think I have a problem.

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Here are three random ones. With my Nerdist Way book thrown in.

5. And lastly for today:

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Seeing as this ‘meh’ unicorn, from my Fold Your Own Unicorn calendar, is not in fact, a fact at all, it wins at being most random (and come on, it’s a kick ass unicorn!)

Back to the Beginning

So I was thinking that after my lengthy absence, a re-introduction is needed. However, I am way too lazy for that. So this is what you get:

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Totally rules to live by, no? (I left about a zillion things out of this hasty sheet of notebook paper. Sue me).

In other news, I’m super excited for the new BBC show Black Orphan. The trailer during the Christmas episode of Doctor Who looked fantastic! But as usual the BBC is making me wait a long time for their super awesome programming. Refer to my post on my love/hate relationship with the BBC.

As for the Christmas episode of Doctor Who, can we chat about that for a moment? How much do we (and of course by we, I mean me) love our new companion!?! Oh how I heart her so. I foresee nothing but awesomeness for the young Clara.

In terms of companions, I’ve always been Team Rose. She was my first. And I loved her for it. I hated Martha (although I LOVED her on Torchwood), and wasn’t really a fan of Donna. I did, however, fall hard for one Amelia Pond. I’m not sure it was actually Amy that I loved or the way the Doctor interacted with her. But that relationship pulled me like none has since Rose.

But I really feel like this chick is totally going to hold her own against the Doctor. And this is going to be a fun ride! Must get TARDIS so I can go to March 30th.

And a quick side note for the future of this blog; I’m hoping to post at least twice a week going forward now that I have the easy ability to do so. (Plus it will totally count toward my goal of writing at least 60 minutes a day. Two birds and all).

I’m Back!

Hello super blog readers! It’s been a ridiculously long time, but I finally have a reliable source to continue with my blogging. Hello, iPad!

This is just a quick note to let you know that I’m back. You can expect an actual full post coming this week. I’m thinking Doctor Who or Nerdist for my first full post back. I’ll keep you in suspense.

Until several days from now,
Dana

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