Posts tagged "kids"

Video message to Star Wars fan Katie

I just heard about young Katie’s story this week, and being the super geeky girl that I am I wanted to share. Katie is a first grader who loves Star Wars. When her mom, fellow Chicago Now blogger Carrie Goldman found out she was being teased by boys at school for loving Star Wars, she... Read more »

Trick or Treat (or not)

Well it’s that time of year again. Time to throw together those last minute costumes, put reflective tape on your kids clothes, and try to avoid sex offenders while encouraging your kids to take candy from strangers. I’m talking about Halloween! Recently I’ve had issues with trick-or-treaters. My main issue is that they’re like an... Read more »

Dragon*Con 2010 Recap and Photos

Myself as Speedy and my friend Fran as Donna Troy She’s ALIVE!!!…Well, it’s been a while since I’ve bloggged. That’s because I was on vacation. A week and a half of awesomeness. I’m still trying to adjust to the regular routines of my everyday life. Not only did I finally beat the Elite Four and... Read more »
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Road trip to "Nerdi Gras"

Well, today is the day! After work tonight, I’m going to take a much-needed nap, load up the car, and my boyfriend Mike and I will venture on our first big road trip together. So where does an awesomely geeky couple like us go for Labor Day weekend you might ask? To Atlanta for Dragon*Con!!!... Read more »

The road to Dragon*Con

  Some of you may have read my previous blog about Dragon*Con, the most epic convention I’ll be attending this year. I’m still recovering from last week’s Chicago Comic Con, and next week I’ll be packing up and driving down to Atlanta for 4 days of cosplay, parties, and shenanigans. A good number of my... Read more »

Dragon*Con: The ultimate pop culture convention

Dragon*Con: The ultimate pop culture convention
DragonCon is by far the largest convention I’ve ever gone to. It takes place every year during Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. I like to think of DragonCon as a cosplayers’ convention. There is absolutely no limit to what costumes you’ll see on the convention floor. Because DragonCon is a multi-genre event, the costumes... Read more »
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The Bumblebee Bug

The Bumblebee Bug
If any of you have seen my car, you would think I have some weird obsession with robots. Well, you’d be correct. I drive the Bumblebee Bug, a yellow 2006 Volkswagen Beetle heavily inspired by the Autobot. When it was time for me to make my very first car purchase, I was excited to actually... Read more »

Geeky Baby Names

Geeky Baby Names
Courtesy: buycostumes.com I was talking to my mom the other day about her future grandchildren. I told her, “My kids are going to have cool nerdy names.” She was not pleased to hear this at all, and she demanded they have “normal” names like Ashley or Brittany…..ummm, sorry mom, no thanks! Maybe she feared I... Read more »