Fan Girl Friday

You guys, I know I say this every week, but I am SO glad that today is Friday. I have NEVER, EVER wanted a day to be behind me as bad as I wanted it to happen to yesterday. I know the only way to get over such a traumatic event is to return to normal as soon as possible, so that’s what I’m doing! So here we go with another excellently eccentric Fan Girl Friday!

 

Remember as a kid getting those gigantic hologram buttons that said: “Book It!” in huge letters? After you had read so many books, you’d get a sticker to put on your button. After you racked up so many stickers, you could get your own personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut for FREE! Well guess what, 80’s and 90’s kids? Book It is back!

Book It

Book It is celebrating its 30th birthday (hey—that means Book It and I were born in the same year!) and is inviting all of its alums to sign up for the program again! I’ve signed up! Now you need to too!

 

Ever feel like this in the mornings?

hermione-stressed

A recent study in Great Britain showed that 33% of the nation felt at their absolute worst before 9:00 a.m. The study also found that 49% of Britons can go an entire week without ever receiving a compliment from someone! Well, IKEA was NOT going to let one of their favorite countries suffer an ego-blow like that! They recently placed a “Motivational Mirror” in one of their stores. The mirror dishes out compliments to shoppers from, “Your dress is amazing!” to “I love what you’ve done with your hair!” The reactions were priceless:

I’d like to have one of those for my house!

 

Halloween is 21 days away! Have you picked out your costume yet? I’m done with mine and *almost* done with Huff the Babe’s. If you’re not the crafty type, but still want to go as something original, check out this awesome light-up Tardis head-band from Think Geek:

1c76_tardis_lightup_headband

You can toss this on your dome, buy this dress from Hot Topic, and BAM! Instant Tardis, instant costume, instant AWESOMENESS.

 

When I was a kid, we went to Disney World. I remember stopping in one of the areas of DW called “Tomorrowland”. Back in ’89, it looked a little something like this:

tomorrowland

So when I heard there was a movie coming out based on that part of Disney World, I was a little skeptical. Until I saw the trailer. Now? I REALLY want to see it! Check it out for yourself!

 

My Retail Wish List

You guys. I am so FREAKING excited. There is going to be…..drumroll please….an H&M in Oklahoma City!

*cue the Beatle-mania-decibel-shattering screams*

Oh yeah! According to OKC Talk (which I hear is pretty credible) there are going to be awesome shops popping up all over the Memorial Road area! Obviously, I’m most excited about the H&M (my sister and I frequented that store whilst in London and Liverpool).

However, they’re also planning on building some other things I’m not too jazzed about. Like yet another outdoor store. I’m sorry, after getting Academy, Dick’s, AND Bass Pro, I think we’re set. But I digress. I really wish I was on these planning committees. If I was, we’d have some AWESOME stores that every other major city in America seems to have except OKC. Such as:

 

IKEA

Behold, the gloriousness.

Behold, the gloriousness.

I. LOVE. IKEA. Not only do they have cute knick knacks and decor, they’ve also got DELICIOUS Swedish meatballs (seriously, have you ever tried those things? AMAZE-BALLS. Literally.) As of now, we have to drive aaaallllll the way to Dallas just to get something to fill our bright yellow and blue bags. Not cool, IKEA. Not cool.

 

Top Shop

So posh!

So posh!

Honestly, I’ve never even set foot in a Top Shop. They’re all the rage in London (and you know how I love my Brits) and Kate Middleton shops there ALL the time. I mostly want a Top Shop here in OKC so I can walk around and be all: “Look at all the things I can’t afford but if I could, I’d totes be twinkies with Kate!” (Honestly, if Kate met me, I really think we’d be instant BFFs. Seriously. Plus, our kids are the same age and equally adorable–although I’d give a slight edge to Hermione. I’m bias that way.)

 

Marks and Spencer

Delightfully British.

Delightfully British.

This is yet another British import. This place is magnificent. Its basically a high-end, nicer WalMart. I know what you’re thinking: “But Jess, isn’t Target our ‘high-end WalMart’?” And to that I say, “You ain’t seen nothing yet.” You know how you can wear pajama pants to WalMart but not to Target? You want to wear at least jeans, a cute top, and throw on some mascara, right? At Marks and Spencer, be prepared to actually shower and shave your legs. Oh yeah, its THAT nice.

 

What would you like to see in OKC? (Besides the Dairy Queen that’s coming soon!)

Fan Girl Friday

Hello my fellow fan girls (and boys)!

I found so many awesome fandom worthy finds it was hard to narrow them down! So get ready for greatness, peeps!

First up, check out this dresser from Ikea Hackers!

Pretty sure this is Hawkeye's dresser.

Pretty sure this is Hawkeye’s dresser.

The folks over at IH take kits from Ikea and then make them into their own creations! Pretty cool, huh? (Although, I think its kind of cheating to use the Swede’s design…why not just do something original?)

 

Just a head’s up: Mother’s Day is right around the corner. For those of you not sure what to get the geek mom in your life, I suggest this:

Oh Link, you shouldn't have!

Oh Link, you shouldn’t have!

Isn’t that adorable?! The clever mind over at Ohmygeekness on Etsy also has Super Mario Brothers/Duck Hunt rings, as well as earrings! So adorbs!

 

Now that we’re all moved in to our new two-bedroom apartment, Huff the Hubs and I can start buying things for our little Hermione. First up? THIS:

I'm Batman.

I’m Batman.

 

How cool is this carseat?! Totally blows all other seats out of the water! The people at Gizmodo never cease to amaze me.

 

Did anyone catch the midnight screening of Iron Man 3 last night?! I heard its AWESOME. I also heard that there’s a scene where someone is watching Downton Abbey. Favreau just got major geek points for that clever move. If you haven’t gone yet, you should head over to Think Geek, so you can rock this shirt, Stark style:

Billionaire, genius, playboy, philanthropist.

Billionaire, genius, playboy, philanthropist.

And it actually lights up! How awesome is that?!

 

And last, but certainly not least, surely you must know what tomorrow is…May 4th. As in Star Wars Day! Woot woot! I plan on kickin’ back with a couple of cold ROOT beers, and seeing if my pops can build one of these bad boys:

"That's no grill."

“That’s no grill.”

How cool would it be to have this in your backyard? Can’t you just see it now: sitting around your patio cantina, watching the padawans play, while Chewy tries to repair a droid? Ahh…that’s the life.

 

Have a great weekend, kids. And May the fourth be with you!