Posts in category "Editorial"

The worst Doctor Who Christmas gift of all time

There are many, many holiday gift options for Doctor Who fans. The show is so massive that Whovians can find anything- a fish tank, toothbrush, even this potato peeler. Yeaaa, Time Lord merchandise has gotten weird. As a Doctor Who fan for a decade, I possess MORE than my fair share of these things. Some... Read more »

Geekiest. Injury. Ever.

We all get stressed out. Unfortunately for me, my stress manifests itself physically. My previous job at LEGOLAND saw my hair falling out. These days, I clench my jaw and grind my teeth. The damage mostly happens at night. If I’m particularly focused, though, I’ll carry tension in my jaw all day long. I was particularly... Read more »

17 Things at Toys R Us Worse than Breaking Bad Action Figures

The violence, sexuality, and general darkness of Sin City affect me WAY more viscerally than anything in Breaking Bad. Marv here comes with a gasoline can! In the movie, he uses this to burn someone's building down, before cutting that person's arms and legs off, and feeding him to his own pet. Wow. WOW. THIS can stay at Toys R Us, but Breaking Bad can't? Do some research before you take action, petition-signers.
AMC’s Breaking Bad is one of the greatest TV shows of all time. So, it’s no surprise that there are Breaking Bad action figures. Adults (geeks in particular) love collectibles that commemorate their favorite works of fiction. The Breaking Bad line of action figures is cool, highly-detailed, and definitely NOT for children. One Walter White/Heisenberg toy... Read more »
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The Science of Chicago Traffic: STAY IN YOUR LANE!!

Picture this: You’re driving on the Kennedy, Eisenhower, Stevenson, or other Chicago expressway. Your lane slows down. What do you do? If your answer is “quickly jump into a lane that looks like it’s moving faster,” 1. I hate you, 2. Knock it off. When you pull this move (and similar ones), you make traffic worse.... Read more »

Living with Night Terrors, Part 3 - How Loved Ones Can Help

This is the third of a 3-part series on night terrors.  In it, I will share my experiences with night terrors- examples of my hallucinations, coping strategies, and how loved ones can help. To see parts 1 and 2, please scroll to the bottom. I freely admit that night terror stories are fascinating. Sleep is... Read more »

Living with Night Terrors, Part 2 - Adult Hallucinations and How They Feel

This is the second of a 3-part series on night terrors.  In it, I will share my experiences with night terrors- examples of my hallucinations, coping strategies, and how loved ones can help. To see parts 1 and 3, please scroll to the bottom. In my previous post, I wrote about the definition of night... Read more »
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Living with Night Terrors, Part 1 - My First Hallucination

This is the first of a 3-part series on night terrors.  In it, I will share my experiences with night terrors- examples of my hallucinations, coping strategies, and how loved ones can help. To see parts 2 and 3 as they are posted, please scroll to the bottom.   Night terrors, also known as sleep... Read more »

Textile Discount Outlet: My Favorite Place in Chicago for an Existential Crisis

In the past, I’ve mentioned Textile Discount Outlet on Facebook and Twitter.  It’s my favorite place in the city- a MASSIVE warehouse in Pilsen stocked with fabric.  Every texture, color, and style is available across its three floors.  The thing is, you have to be willing to dig.  The building’s main floor is somewhat organized, but... Read more »

Cars, Guitars, and Computers: Why do we name inanimate objects?

I mentioned in my last post that my car is named EDI (pronounced “Ee-dee.”)  The name was inspired by the Mass Effect video games.  I’ve been thinking about that for a few days now- not Mass Effect, but naming inanimate objects. I always name things.  I never liked baby dolls, but gosh, any inanimate object... Read more »
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The George Lucas Cultural Arts Museum: not about Star Wars, not for Chicago

The Chicago geek scene has been blowing up about The George Lucas Cultural Arts Museum.  People keep getting my attention on social media, gushing about how much “we” want it.  The city of San Francisco supposedly just made an offer for the attraction.  In response, many readers have been asking Geek Girl Chicago to join the... Read more »