Just for laughs

If you haven’t laughed at least once reading this post, I’ve failed. Epically.

If it’s not midnight yet, it’s still Nerdsday. Right?

Yeah I know. I’m late on the funny today.  It’s amazing how much brain power paperwork for an almost-kindergartner takes.  (Case in point, I had to check that last sentence three times for grammar. Dafuq?)

Digression aside- all in one now, your nerdsday memes.

The Whovian Heart-Attack:

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A cute hat for Whedonverse fans – found this on pinterest and the creator is a store on Etsy called GeekAByeBaby.  For a man (or woman) named Jayne.

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And last but not least – Feline Fans of the Force.  (Alliteration – gotta love it!)

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3D printing uses other than circumventing gun regulations …

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Saw this yesterday via Mashable (http://mashable.com/2013/05/15/3d-printed-star-wars-stormtrooper/). Living near the rats nest it’s pretty neat as a nerd when they do the summer Star Wars fest.

They’ve had similar products at Disney where you can design your own composite plastic souvenir.

But my little geeky brain went two steps beyond making yourself a storm trooper figurine. See, I know some folks who cosplay … Can you imagine 3D printing your own armor? Or making yourself C-3PO? Creating your kid an R2 unit?

The possibilities are endless. The crafter in me is now thinking of all the awesome embellishments that could be made.

Yeah, I know the printers aren’t cheap. You’d have to sell hat you make to break even a then there are trademark and copyright protections to consider.

But hot damn, think of all the fun it could be…

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An entirely different kind of bible thumping

Sometimes Orlando’s local news picks up funny stories from elsewhere. Today I felt this needed sharing:

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/woman-uses-bible-as-a-weapon/-/1637132/20162464/-/13qi6xx/-/index.html

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Molesting the English Language

Invented a new phrase today … I think. While talking about a road expanded about ten years ago, I said “yeah, this usta didn’t come this far.”

Yes, “usta didn’t.” Grammar and spelling nazi, editor at large. Came up with usta didn’t.

I plead the fifth (dose of DayQuil) and exhaustion from an annual crafting expo (creative nerd overload).

And besides – if usta could worked for Jeff Foxworthy, why can’t usta didn’t work for me?

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Nerdsday Fun Foto

Nerdsday Fun Foto

Because frankly this is indeed funnier than planking or owling or even Harlem shaking.

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For nerdsday consideration

Now that’s a hell of an Easter Bunny … Not sure I’d want that egg though.

(looking at the hands, which look conspicuously like Mickey Mouse – maybe at Disney?)

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Guilty Pleasures

Admit it. We ALL have them.  Some are treats (reeses cups OMG), some are movies, sometimes books and sometimes mindless television.

It’s a little slice of something that just takes our mind off things (usually) and lets us escape reality for an hour or two.  I’m thinking my most recent one, Doctor Who, is generally acceptable because it’s such a phenomenon.  (Yes, I admit I just found the Doctor a few months ago and my goal is to get caught up by March 30. I did a marathon of the last half of series six today with princess – who loves 11 “with the whiskers, not without.”)  And the whisper in the “Wedding of River Song” makes me rethink the whisper in Silence in the Library … I’m working on my CAL/Clara/River theory.

I also enjoy the hell out of Logo’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”  Oh my that’s a guaranteed hour of laughs and drama that no writer can script.

Probably slightly less acceptable — and showing my demographic versatility as I’m right in their prime market — Dancing With the Stars.  I caught part of an episode during Castle’s first season. (Mmmm yum. Fillion.)

And somehow I got hooked.  The mister, god love him, actually will watch both Dancing and Castle with me.  (Still working on the Doc, he’s only seen Rose and doesn’t get it yet.)

Where he draws the line, however, is my worst guilty pleasure.  Musicals.  From my dad I got sci fi and fantasy books.  My mom gave me musicals.  A dear friend of mine from high school introduced me to Les Miserables via soundtrack in the late 80s.  We used to cruise around in either my old Corolla wagon, or her Honda Prelude, listening to soundtracks.  Can you just imagine a pair of teenage girls riding around on an Air Force Base, singing “Master of the House” at the top of their lungs with the windows down and top open?

I don’t often see movies in theaters.  But since Les Mis came out on dvd/etc. yesterday, and my friend has been on my mind the past few days, I talked the mister into the “on demand” rental.

Digression warning: Poor soul made it to Valjean skipping out on parole before he couldn’t do it anymore.  That’s love there.  Even though he couldn’t do Les Mis, he’s still willing to give Phantom of the Opera a shot (because he loves Emmy Rossum from her work in Shameless as much as I love Gerard Butler in well, anything) and maybe Mamma Mia, because he likes Brosnan and Streep.  (I don’t have the heart to tell him Brosnan is tone deaf.)  End digression.

What shocked me is how, though I was in the mood for the happy memories Les Mis invokes, I was emotionally wrecked by the end.  I know the story, I’ve seen the stage production.  I sang every word of every song as the movie progressed.  Maybe it’s because I’m at a point in my life where “empty chairs and empty tables” has more meaning than just the song.  In my life there are now empty chairs and tables where there weren’t 20 years ago when I fell in love with the music.

So I’m wondering – what are your guilty pleasures?  Any good books or series you can recommend?  For books I love the Callahan Chronicles (Spider Robinson), Anne McCaffrey, “good ole J.K.”, Anne Rice & Laurel K. Hamilton, Hunger Games, and anything that’s not as horrid as twilight.

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The Droids

So, I’m a couple days behind my planned schedule so there won’t be a nerdsday blog.

In lieu of text, I present this, via the always awesome Mr. George Takei.

Sadly, I had to explain it to the mister.

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Just when you think …

… you have the kid all figured out, they go and change it up on you.

The punkin (aka punk) will be five months old on Monday.  Due to a blocked tear duct when she was first born (and the nasty green goo growing in it)  she had to be on some relatively strong antibiotics for the first couple weeks of her young life.  Now, antibiotic allergies are routine in my family, so we try to not get so sick we need them. Punk had no choice, and the damned things really did a number on her developing digestive system.

Big sister, the princess (four going on 14) was such an easy baby, but oh no. Not Punk.  She decided she needed to be colicky.  I can’t count how many brands and types of formulas we went with until we found the right stuff – Similac Soy.  I’m still reluctant to use it because of the fructose corn product in it, but she doesn’t scream like her leg is being ripped off from gas pains anymore, so it’ll do for another month or so until we start solids. 😀

(Yes, I know tatas are tops for feeding but medication I had to be on for fibromyalgia sort of eliminated that option.)

That said, back to the topic at hand. Finally, about two or three weeks ago, she started sleeping in stretches greater than four hours a pop.  For one full week she went from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Hallelujah! Alert the media! Praise the angels!

And then it happened.

Teeth.

Again, princess got her first four easily, at three months old. Punk, on the other hand, is going to do it her way.  And her way looks to be the top two and at least three on the bottom, any time now.

While I don’t want to rush a minute of her life, because I know these days go by so quickly … dammit can’t we just get the teeth over with? Please? Mommy’s gonna lose her damn mind.

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