Fan Girl Friday

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Happy Friday, nerdlings! I’ve found some geeky goodies sure to put a smile on your face! Let’s dive right in, shall we?

With NASA finding new (and actually habitable) planets this week I’m sure many of you are now looking out at the night sky, wondering what all is out there. I’ve got something just for you, buddy!

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Starfall is “a game of wit and quick thinking to build an impressive list of cosmic curiosities”! Designed for 2 to 4 players, each game only takes half an hour to complete! Grab your stargazing friends and start playing!

 

Before I married Huff the Hubs, I was NOT a fan of anime {gasp!}—I know right? But now, I’m converted! One of my favorites is My Neighbor Totoro! And Huff the Tot loves it too! So I’m thinking I need to grab one of these A-DORK-ABLE night lights from the niceEshop!

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Just charge this nightlight through your computer or power bank, and set the Totoro terrarium next to your little geekling’s bed for a soft glow of light sure to help them snooze!

 

How is everyone doing on their New Year’s Resolutions? Falling a little behind? Maybe stagnating a bit? Need some motivation to put in more effort at the gym? Snag one of these sports bras to make you feel like an Amazon!

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This super comfy cotton sports bra will make you feel invincible as you lift, squat, and run past everyone else! Lasso of Truth not included.

 

Anyone else feel a little guilty when they have to leave their pet at home as the run errands? Have no fear! Now you can take your pet with you, and take them in style!

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This VW Camper Pet Carrier from Perpetual Kid is licensed by Volkswagen, is of sturdy construction, and comes with an airy window to keep your pooch or kitty comfortable as you tote them around Target!

 

Happy fangirling!

 

 

 

 

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I’m shaking things up this Fan Girl Friday and bringing you fabulous finds for Fido! That’s right, whether you think man’s best friend barks or meows, I’ve got a treat for your four-legged pal!

 

Help your furry friend differentiate between what’s on the menu with this hilarious bowl mat from Perpetual Kid!

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I don’t know about your dog, but at our house, Pinny Lane has her own couch. Sure, other people are welcome to sit on it, but is covered in her fur and if you so much as think about popping a squat, you’d better be ready to scratch behind some ears and pat a belly for hours! I’m thinking the little pinscher needs this:

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Let everyone know that, like Sheldon, your dog’s spot is taken!

 

I’m not much of a cat person, but I am LOVING this litter box and scratching post made by Tim Baker and his team over at Superfan Builds constructed these AH-MAY-ZING pieces for a Lord of the Rings fan and his two cats, Sam and Frodo!

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Click here to watch the reveal video! Its awesome!

 

Though I’m not the biggest fan of cats, I’m a big fan of cat videos where they flip out because of a laser pointer or go bat-crap crazy for catnip. So please, faithful followers, someone buy this for your cat and send me a video!
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From ThinkGeek, these bubbles are infused with catnip! Play time just got more fun!

 

Now, I don’t want to leave out those in the blog-o-sphere that don’t have a cat or dog, but opt for a more petite pal, check out this critter cruiser from Wag.com!

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Your hamster will be riding with more swag than those Kia wannabes.

 

 

 

Got a pet product you love? Tell me in the comments below!

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Another end to another week; but praise be that this week didn’t involve snow! WOO! And, lucky for you, it DOES involve a lot of geeky goodies that I have found whilst scouring the interwebs!

 

Need a quirky addition to your favorite pencil skirt? Then check out these sassy shoes from Mod Cloth!

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Seriously, how cute are these?! These paired with MC’s tote, a black skirt, and cardigan would make you the fanciest word nerd at the ball!

 

I’m not so much a cat person, however this next find is pretty precious! Evidently, cat cafés are a “thing” in Japan now, but if you can’t save up enough to fly over, try this instead!

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This handy-dandy little brander can leave little paw prints on your food after it’s been heated up! Don’t worry, hair balls aren’t included!

 

You guys. I know we’re all very excited about seeing the Frozen Fever short before Cinderella this weekend, but hold on to your seats because Disney just confirmed what we’ve all been dreaming about!
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The Frozen sequel is officially in the works! WEEEEEE! Disney announced today during their shareholder’s meeting that they are, in fact, in the early stages of writing a script for a sequel to Elsa and Ana’s tale! AND, Star Wars VIII also got a release date: May 26, 2017! Let’s go save our spots in line NOW!

 

I love coffee. I’ve always loved coffee. I also love quirky foods, so when I saw this, my interest was piqued! KFC just announced that they will be selling edible coffee cups this summer!

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The only draw back is, they’ll only be available in the UK. Womp, womp. We need to tell our friends across the pond to buy these bad boys up so us ‘Mericans can try them out too!

 

Happy fangirling!

 

 

Got the inside scoop on the going’s-on for a fandom? Tell me in the comments below!

Writer Wednesday

Today’s Writer Wednesday is autobiographical (sort of) in nature.

Here’s today’s prompt:

“Write about a pet that used to be in your life.”

When I was little, my best friend Marissa lived across the street. She had a cat lovingly referred to as “Momma Cat”. Momma Cat had a litter of kittens one day, and one was given to my sisters and me. The kitty had a twin brother who my bestie and her brother named Copper. At the time, we were obsessed with the Disney movie The Fox and the Houndso we named our twin Tod.

My sisters and I were so excited to have a pet. The only pet we had up until that point was a dog named Shep (who was promptly given away because we girls were terrified of him). A cute and cuddly kitten seemed more our speed. When Tod was small, we would hold him in our little hands and cuddle him like crazy. Soon, he got bigger which meant he was the perfect size to torture. Not in a sadistic way. More in a “we-don’t-have-a-brother-to-torment-with-girly-stuff-so-the-cat-is-a-good-substitute” sort of way.

Tod, in his natural habitat. (AKA, hiding from us)

Tod, in his natural habitat. (AKA, hiding from us)

We dressed that cat up in our doll clothes, pushed him up the street in our toy strollers, and even placed cat food trails along the monkey bars in the backyard to see how far he could walk without slipping. We snuggled him close, brought him in the house to catch mice, and even tried to teach him to play fetch (a plan that failed miserably).

Tod was never an inside cat–our dad wasn’t the biggest fan–but sometimes I’d sneak outside on Saturday mornings before anyone woke up and bring him into the bedroom my sisters and I shared, plopping him on the bottom bunk with Bridget, giggling quietly. As we grew up, Tod became less and less of a priority. We weren’t neglectful by any means. He was still fed, he always got his neck and back scratched, but he just didn’t stick around as much. He was usually patrolling the neighborhood for some tail (ha; pun intended), looking for a fight, or just being curious.  

One day, we came home and saw Tod was gone. I honestly have no idea what happened to that cat. My middle sister thinks he may have gotten into a fight with another cat and lost or might have known he was sick and went off to die in peace somewhere. I was sad when I realized Tod wasn’t coming back, but I was glad knowing that we had made some great memories with that furry feline. Memories that I still hold dear.

"Look at the camera, Tod, and smile pretty."

“Look at the camera, Tod, and smile pretty.”

Do you have memories of your first pet? What kind of animal was it? What was his/her name?

Read This Post Right Meow

Earlier this week, video hit the web of a little boy getting attacked by a dog only to be saved by a cat.

Yes, you read that right: a cat.

Now, I’m not so much a cat person. In my opinion, cats are the feline equivalent of the snooty Regina George-like heifers in high school that either completely ignore you or get close to you, only to claw your eyes out later.

That being said, this cat truly took care of business:

Poor kid is never going to want to ride his bike again!

(Sidebar: anyone have a problem with the fact that the mom just left her kid there? Maybe she went after the dog–which clearly would’ve been a mistake–but still…”Hey kid, I know you’re probably freaking out, but Mommy’s gotta go. Young and the Restless is on.”)

After I watched this video, my opinion on cats started to change (not too much; let’s not get crazy). And I thought, “Maybe not all cats are bad. Some may actually be cute.” Which led to an hour-long binge search of cats on the web. Which I will now share with you. You’re welcome.

 

"Excuse me, I was spying on the neighbor!"

“Excuse me, I was spying on the neighbor!”

 

"Wooo! A strike!"

“Wooo! A strike!”

 

"Try Schrodinger's experiment. I DARE you."

“Try Schrodinger’s experiment. I DARE you.”

 

"I mustache you to NOT get fresh with me, sir!"

“I mustache you to NOT get fresh with me, sir!”

 

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I didn’t get to blog yesterday…things were ca-razee! But it was my awesome dad’s birthday yesterday! Dad, thanks for being so kick-a, creative, funny, supportive, and loving. You’re the best! And no one can rock a ‘stache like you!

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Happy Friday, Geeklings!

By now, you must’ve seen the news. The new Doctor is Peter Capaldi.

What are your thoughts?

At first I was like, “Erm…he looks like Satan.”

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“Burn with me…”

 

But then, slowly, I got over my fear that he was the Prince of Darkness when other, more flattering pictures of him surfaced:

"I'm the new Doctor! Smashing!"

“I’m the new Doctor! Smashing!”

 

I’m still not sure.

But, then again, when Matt Smith first started, I was very wary of him too. Its hard for me because my two hearts really only beat for David Tennant. BUT, Matt did a pretty decent job and even got me to cry over his plight a time or two. I do think its time for an older Doctor and I like that they’re not using someone too “Hollywood” (I seriously read on the internet that people wanted Harry Styles from One Direction as the Doctor. REALLY?!)

 

If you’re still not sold, check out this article from Buzzfeed. It might make a believer out of you!

 

AnyWHO, congrats Peter! Moving on…

 

Many of you know that I have mad love for the Muppets. I used to watch The Muppet Show as a kid, along with Muppet Babies; I just can’t get enough of those polyester puppets! When the Muppet movie (the latest one) hit theaters, I was so excited! Well guess what?! I have more reasons to squeal! LOOK AT THIS!

 

 

{Insert Kermit arm flail} “Yaaaaaaaayyyy!”

 

Whilst perusing Think Geek this week, checking off things from our baby registry and adding a few a couple hundred new things, I saw something that I think every dog (and cat) Momma and Daddy needs:

"Nom,nom, SQUIRREL! Nom, nom..."

“Nom,nom, SQUIRREL! Nom, nom…”

 

Each kit comes with a reusable tray and a mix to make healthy, organic treats for your four-legged baby! AND! Added bonus: you can actually make these in the microwave in three minutes!

 

School started back this week much to the sadness of teachers and school children everywhere. But instead of crying that school is starting and reluctantly trudging off to that big brick prison everyday, hold your head high and carry yourself with super hero confidence with this:

I am the night; but only after school hours.

I am the night; but only after school hours.

The backpack even comes with a cowl and wings to help you evade teachers asking: “Where’s your homework?” and “Why are you talking like that?”

 

And finally, did you knw that this week was Geek Week on YouTube?! Me neither! Evidently, YT is devoting its homepage to all things geeky! Check it out!

 

 

(Sidebar, if you’re familiar with Felicia Day, she played Charlie in Supernatural, Dr Holly in Eureka, Penny in Dr Horrible, and Vi in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So she’s got some geek street cred!)