I know it’s not nice to brag, but sometimes a nerdy girl must. The truth is, a smart girl is just better at things. Life things. Work things. Fun things. Friend things. Game things. Just things. And I’m not afraid to show that off to other people. That’s why I made this:
Post this at your desk. On your wall. At work. Whenever someone walks in, they’ll know not to mess with you. Instead, they’ll ask what you’re reading.
Did you know there are lots of other great free printables in the Being Geek Chic archives? Check out (and download or print!) all those here.
I love how history gets preserved on the web. Access to information, especially rare or long lost information, is easier than ever thank to the web’s ability to retain and catalog beautiful historical artifacts. The vintage movie posters on Free Vintage Posters is one such example of this.
Here’s 10 totally free, print quality science fiction movie posters:
You are reading this blog. Chances are… you’re a nerd. Let’s celebrate that. I had a conversation earlier this week about how just truly annoying it can be to be a real fan of non-sporting things. Most people don’t GET it, try as they might. Yeah, they love Breaking Bad. But do they know what it’s like to stay up until three in the morning on a work night because they recently discovered that the lead actor of your favorite show will be appearing in a new science fiction movie as the villain and therefore, it must be decoded and determined and the truth must be out there somewhere. KHHHHHAAAAAAAAAN.
Since Comic Con, I’ve been struggling with this. I know it’s completely ridiculous, but I truly have a hard time being friends* with people who DON’T GET IT. It’s weirdly lonely when you really could give a shit about the Bachelor, the Housewives, the X Factor or any of the hundreds of other shows people watch or just absorb as audio video anesthesia to distract from the misery of the non-nerd life.
But this blog always reminds me I’m among friends. We’re just all very, very spread out.
*Except from my real life friends who indulge me in all my insanities. You know I love you.
Sometimes I get crazy ideas that I don’t fully understand in the moment, but their brilliance comes to life days, maybe weeks, later. In the case of these Tom Hiddleston BINGO cards, their genius became real this weekend at my dear friend Mollie’s Bridal Shower.
In search of a game for her shower which suited our nerdy tendencies AND allowed a non-nerdy audience to participate (in other words, a Doctor Who quiz wasn’t gonna fly) - I landed on BINGO. Is there anything easier? Maybe tic tac toe, but it’s not very group friendly. And so, BINGO + an undying love of the Hiddles = The Many Faces of Tom Hiddleston BINGO.
There’s nothing more fun than hollering BINGO at the top of your lungs, realizing that a Hiddleston holding a banana got you there. Ahem, yes, that was mildly (and intentionally) sexual.
I might play BINGO at every communal activity for the rest of the year. Fair warning. If you want to create a custom set of BINGO cards like this, I recommend this ESL Activities website. Simply upload the images and some simple descriptions and it will churn out as many BINGO cards as you need PLUS a handy cheat sheet.
It was my brother’s birthday yesterday. He’s a quarter of a century old now, which is a great geek age. You’re old enough to feel secure in your fandoms, but young enough to still be open to new ones. This isn’t a rule, merely an observation. At my age, I feel like I have no more time for new obsessions (except Orphan Black), but my brother dives in. He even took up Dungeons and Dragons for the first time and that’s not a forgiving hobby.
As you can imagine, gifts get pretty geeky at our house, but this year I took it up a notch and made the wrapping paper match the insides.
I tried to make something witty, gender neutral and ageless. Oh and something that wouldn’t look crappy all wrapped up. This paper is astoundingly easy to use.
1. Click here to download the file.
2. Print it on a color printer.
3. If you have a larger package, print on a larger sheet of paper, if possible.
4. Wrap as you would. And keep reading for my thoughts on the best gift of all. (Hint: you can’t even wrap it.)
Winter is here. The crows have three eyes. Arya’s wandering and apparently not all that good at sword fighting after all. Meanwhile in the real world, I’m working on some scary stuff. Put your heart out there and see if the world coddles or stomps it kind of stuff. And for some reason, this quote from Game of Thrones seems to capture that feeling best.
"Fear cuts deeper than swords."
I’m not taking down King’s Landing anytime soon, but fear… that’s a dangerous thing. It warps the mind and changes intention. It makes people foolish and steals their confidence. Sure a sword can kill you physically, but fear will kill your art.
So I made this quote into into a poster to remind myself that fear is the real enemy. And I must be brave. Free link to download after the jump.