Category Archive: Geek/Nerd

Mar 26 2014

Goodbye, Dear Samples.

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When in the Course of sample shelf life stability, it becomes necessary for one person to dissolve the emotional bands which have connected her with these samples, and to assume among the powers of industry science, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Finance and of Peer-Reviewed Literature entitle her, a decent …

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Mar 21 2014


A photo of my avatar, my Health Points Bar and XP Bar

My Life – The Role Playing Game: I am totally geeking out about HabitRPG. I’ve been using it since Tuesday and I just spent the last 30 minutes helping The Hubby set up an account. Since Tuesday I’ve kicked out several chores that I’ve been putting off for weeks, and I’ve started doing measly little …

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Jul 28 2013

Sims Cosplay

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I play Sims3 – my “best friend” got me into it and I just get drawn in for hours trying to improve my skill levels and find rocks and meet objectives, and fulfilling wishes and goals, juggling multiple players (but I haven’t picked up the Pets expansion yet…), tracking down celebrities, fishing, and putting additions …

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Jan 02 2013

Happy New Year – With Butter!


Eye-roll warning – Below is way too much modern city-person excitement about discovering a process that’s been known to this world for thousands of years and probably a number of young students who have done cooler science experiments in class than I did. You guys – I made BUTTER! I made some whipped cream for …

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Dec 01 2012

JT and JTs Videogameathonapalooza!


The first game system I played was the Atari 2600. I have memories of playing E.T., Berzerk, Pitfall, Asteroid, Space-Invaders, Frogger and DigDug.  I still remember the pain of Atari Thumb. Breakout was my favorite game for a long time. Remember this bad boy? And unlike some of the other games, this one used the …

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Oct 06 2012

Gaylaxicon Fun


This weekend I’m at a GLBT Science Fiction/Fantasy Convention called Gaylaxic0n. It’s a national event, and it’s being hosted in Minneapolis this year. It’s a smaller, more relaxed convention; I’d guess there are about 300 attendees tops, and there are three panels per time slot. Guests of Honor include Gary Russell, Lyda Morehouse, Kyell Gold …

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Aug 30 2012

The Jellyfish Tragedy

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This is a post by guest blogger Ellen Bulger, written during the cold and long winter of December 2010. Winsor Locks, CT In a rarely-seen or photographed event, thousands of hapless jellyfish on their way to spawn were stranded and frozen along the shores of the Connecticut River last week. The gelatinous creatures are not …

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Aug 15 2012

I Blame Adam Huber


What follows is a mostly true accounting of this evening’s events. I’m a huge fan of Adam Huber’s webcomic, Bug. I’m such a fan, in fact, that tonight I went to his website looking for a merch page. I didn’t see any merch, but I did find some wallpapers. I hadn’t put a wallpaper on …

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Jul 11 2012

6 O’Clock BS: Kitteh Film Festival


Oh yes. This is happening. The world-famous, dare I say hallowed, Walker Art Center will be hosting an outdoor Internet Cat Video Film Festival this August 30th in Minneapolis. From the Walker Blog: Walker Open Field welcomes cat lovers (and challenges haters – c’mon, you know who you are)* to openly release your cat-video-induced giggles and …

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Jun 06 2012

Science Puns for Lunch


On today’s lunch menu: Science puny goodness. I made this: Cooh story, bro. And a coworker told the joke that inspired this: I’ll send the first commenter who correctly identifies the pun being made in the image above some awesome science stickers.    

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