The Geek Retreat- Come Check Out my Basement

Our basement is a fun place for our family and friends to hang out and watch movies or play games. I jokingly call it the "geek retreat." In the family room area we have a TV, sound system, and three comfy couches. We also have a bouncy ball pit that the kids love. I didn't … Continue reading The Geek Retreat- Come Check Out my Basement

Geekin’ Out: What I Love and Why

  I saw this meme earlier today and thought it described me to a 'T.' I have always been a geek. I wouldn't have originally described myself as such, but other people have and it stuck.When I was in high school I was kind of ashamed of how uncool I and the stuff I was interested … Continue reading Geekin’ Out: What I Love and Why

Embracing my Inner Jedi: Stepping Outside of my Comfort Zone

Earlier I was listening to the TED Talk Radio Hour on NPR podcast about being in your comfort zone. It was all about and how people often get in the habit of staying at their status quo, have issues with moving past their norm, and getting out of their comfort zone. This podcast struck a … Continue reading Embracing my Inner Jedi: Stepping Outside of my Comfort Zone

Being a Nerd and Owning It, or Just Be Yourself 

I was a super nerdy kid.  I was never interested in sports.  I was involved in Girl Scouts from first through tenth grade.  I played three different musical instruments in the school band and participated in our church handbell choir for almost ten years.  From first grade on I wore glasses.  In the early years, … Continue reading Being a Nerd and Owning It, or Just Be Yourself 

Date Night

Yesterday while I was at work I received a text message from my husband,"Want to go on a date?"  To which I replied, "Who are you and why do you have my husband's phone?"  He asked if I would like to go see Star Wars: Rogue One if his brother would babysit for us. It … Continue reading Date Night