Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Nerd Alert

Things that may indicate that I am a nerd:

  • I know that dragon con is 162 days away.
  • My favorite shirt in my closest isn't designer. It's batman.
  • I appreciate, understand, and would actually like to Steampunk a good portion of my wardrobe.
  • I actually look forward to going to the comic book store with Brett and Adeline.
  • History is my friend.
  • I enjoy talking to dead people ( ok that might be more creepy than nerdy).
  • I revel in the fact that my friends are way smarter than I am. And I brag about their smartness.
  • My glasses are a necessity, not an accessory. Damn hipsters.
  • I've never seen an episode of: the bachelor, a desperate anything, one tree who gives a shit, dancing with the sellouts, etc...
  • I do watch, and repeatedly watch: firefly, finding bigfoot, the walking dead, the big bang theory, and add here anything related to cryptozoology.
  • I can almost understand half of the crap my husband says about dragons, and video games. It has been a steady progression, but I've come a long way.
  • Mentioned it elsewhere, but I never, ever, ever, played sports in school. I did play the alto saxophone in the school band though.

Throughout high school I was more of a closet nerd, I now embrace every little bit of nerdy-ness. Because I am a firm believer that nerds make the world go round. Believe it. If you doubt it, put down your iPhone right now, or walk away from your computer screen. Don't hop in your fuel efficient car, dont update your facebook status, don't tweet, maybe snag a smart water, youre gonna need it.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

PC Guru

Brought the kid to work this morning, she spent the first 5 minutes there walking around the parking lot. Toddled in and spent about 5 minutes greeting everyone. 5 minutes grabbing stuff she wasn't supposed to be messing with.

I put her in my lap, with all of the screens on my computer closed out completely so she could "type" for 5 seconds. 5 SECONDS. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. I look up from her tiny, sticky little hands to see this:

First reaction was "holy crap kid! What did you do!" her reply was a menacing grin, followed by a little drool and sticking one offending hand in her mouth. I got the mouse and tried to navigate my way through this sideways screen. Even the mouse orientation was at an angle, I could barely figure my way around. Once I got to the screen option to restart the computer (yea, I actually thought it would come back on looking all normal). Naturally, I just watched it go through the motions of restarting, all sideways - while Adeline frolicked behind me trying to find stuff to trash before I turned around and caught her.

I finally laughed, gave up, took this picture, and called my brother in law in to fix it so I could watch Adeline terrorize the rest of the office building. I am fairly confident that she will soon be capable of taking over the world, one office pc at a time.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Maybe this post is a result of one of my new obsessions, or maybe not.
There are also some new shows I am seeing on tv like this one. Either way, it has started a few conversations with family and friends (well, that post on facebook helped too). So, it took me a second to realize I may be one of the worst preppers around.

I caught a snippet of Doomsday Preppers and thought, damn they are nuts, like the chick who was stock piling condoms which was silly because she was a freakin' mammoth, and even if there were only a few men left in the world, I don't think they would be knocking on her door.

But I digress,
Then we had something as simple as the water boil advisory last week and I was like "shit, we have no bottled water at all." So then I felt totally unprepared for anything of any caliber. I sat by my stove staring at two pots of boiling water for like 3 hours like a ding dong.

Not days after we finished drinking our weeks supply of gross boiled tap water (note to self - boil the fridge filtered water next time...idiot) we were skipping up and down the stairs trying to decide if we need to sit out the tornado watches and warnings in the basement. Not that it is hard to chill in a basement, but when you have a pissed off teething toddler that you have to wake up to drag down there and have nothing for her to comfortably sleep on you start to worry who's face she is ripping off first.

Another scenario that would definitely leave us(my family) saying, oh shit now what: gas shortage. This one my dear friends, is so possible, even if fairly temporary. In case you recall this happened a few years ago. Let's say the next one is less temporary. We are so dependent on this, and technology. Imagine even a week with no gas, no phone lines, no internet. I can picture people sitting in their houses thinking, uh what is next? Aside from a portion of the people here in the bible belt running the streets screaming Jesus is coming to get them and handing out pamphlets for the rest of us poor souls. We know what they will be doing, because I just told you.

Don't get me started on the end of the world/zombie apocalypse scenario. I watch far too much tv for that. Let's just say if anything ever came too close to the ol homestead they can expect more than just a pillow fight from the Jones's.
So, are you ready?