The Lasting Power of Harry Potter

IMG_1501I have the most exciting news to share! My trip to Universal’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida became official this week! It has been a dream of mine to visit, and I’m so glad to finally have this opportunity to live out some more of my childhood fantasies. In preparation, I bought this wonderful evil wizards t-shirt from The Colorful Geek. I invite you all to take a gander at their wonderful shop on Etsy. Continue reading “The Lasting Power of Harry Potter”

Print Books, I Summon Your Power!

A peer of mine wrote this interesting and informative article on the value of ebooks. Sales on Ebooks are diving downward in relation to their physical copies, and publishers are scrambling to figure out why. Max made some interesting points that I’d never thought about, but I personally prefer physical copies of books and will defend my paperbacks and hardcovers till the day I die.

Besides the obvious greater tactile feedback, I feel that print books are infinitely superior to an ebook. Continue reading “Print Books, I Summon Your Power!”

Salt Lake FanX2016 Review: From One First Time Congoer to Another

What a weekend! I attended my very first con ever. It’s been on my geek bucket list for ages, and I got around to it; I had someone to go with (my husband) and I wasn’t pregnant (thanks to my husband and I mean that in the best way). It was awesome! It was exhausting! It was beautiful! It was tiring! It was some kind of euphoria despite the hellish long lines and crowds.

And all in all, I loved it and would do it again.

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It was one of those rare moments in my life where I felt like I actually fit in. Geeks, nerds, and dorks of every kind were in attendance, all factions accounted for from the closet geeks, the comic freaks, the super nerds, the gamers, the bookworms, and any other group you can think of. I could wear a costume or a shirt and not have adults look at me like an immature woman-child. Continue reading “Salt Lake FanX2016 Review: From One First Time Congoer to Another”

Psst…Guess Where I Am?

I won’t be posting today. Why? Because I’m at a con meeting the great Jason Isaacs, aka Captain Hook, aka Lucius Malfoy.

Stay tuned! I’ll tell you all about it on Monday!

An update on the shop: I’ve reached a slight hitch, which is normal for all start-ups right?! It’s no big deal. I’m just waiting for some paperwork to be approved. In the meantime, I will keep designing so that more fandoms and geekishness will be represented when everything is sorted out! If the paperwork just happens to not get approved, we have several other options. Fear not! There will be a store! And it will be awesome! I’ve already received some samples of my designs and they look amazing! Continue reading “Psst…Guess Where I Am?”

Vamping & Hiking

Notice anything different? Yes, the blog has changed! With the opening of the GG store, I decided to vamp the whole blog because the previous layout wasn’t working for me. Speaking of the store, I will “officially” be opening shop on Monday. Stay tuned because I will be posting a coupon code for our grand opening on Etsy. Continue reading “Vamping & Hiking”

Launching: Sneak Peeks

It’s an exciting time and I have an announcement to make! I will be launching a store for Geeking Goddess where you can purchase cool bookish and pop culture designs. This is a huge deal for me and I’m stoked! I’ve been hard at work designing, finding vendors, and setting up shop. There will be mugs, posters, throw pillows, and shirts to start off.

Here are some sneak peaks for your enjoyment! Continue reading “Launching: Sneak Peeks”

Do You Believe in Magic?

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetWhat a week! I started horseback riding lessons, we visited with Grimm who is now looking more like a puppy and less like a polar bear cub, I started listening to my first audio book ever, and I’ve spent 5+ hours playing Magic the Gathering. Yeah you read that right. After little Oliver fell asleep last night, we stayed up playing till 1:30. Ollie’s bed time is about 9:30 in case you didn’t know. Continue reading “Do You Believe in Magic?”

Why I Hope My Kids Love Anna and Elsa

ar-150519624We had the privilege of seeing Disney on Ice’s Frozen Wednesday night. I must say it was pretty spectacular. I expected no less given the popularity of Frozen. I doubt Disney spared any expense. And wow, it was definitely the best of their ice shows. The snow falling effect was amazing in conjunction with the use of white fireworks to represent Elsa’s powers. Kind of ironic to use fire as ice, but we can overlook that. Kristoff had a wonderful solo performance, which is more than they gave poor Jonathan Groff in the film. “Let It Go” was obviously fantastically done. The costumes were gorgeous. But honestly, the best part may have been the hundreds of little girls dressed up, singing at the top of their lungs, and screaming with delight: “ELSA!!!!!” It made me excited to have a daughter of my own someday with any luck. Continue reading “Why I Hope My Kids Love Anna and Elsa”

Small Town Libraries

42c9133da7257bcd2f4ac4cd4c0aba7eIt’s been a pretty chill week, if by chill you mean, dealing with meanies on the forum you admin, chemical burns, spilled paint thinner, potential allergies, two teething babies, job searching, and other dramas, major and minor. You could say I’ve been stressed out this week. It’s okay because I went to karate tonight, hurt my knuckles, and punched it out. But I still have been thinking the past two days about what the heck I was going to write today. I broke out my laptop and just stared at the blank word document. I haven’t done anything geeky! I’ve been too stressed out to be geeky! Continue reading “Small Town Libraries”

Homemade Butterbeer Recipe

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After our experience with the terrible butterbeer at the Yule Ball, we’ve been craving some of it’s deliciousness every since! After being badgered day after day to make some, I finally gave in this weekend and whipped up a batch from my super awesome recipe, which I’m about to share with you. Continue reading “Homemade Butterbeer Recipe”