Fan Girl Friday!

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Ah, Friday. Such a glorious day! And this one is even better because its part of a three-day weekend! Woot, woot! And I have exactly what you need to get your summer season started off right!

 

Thinking about hanging outside, watching the hunky pool boy? Wait, you don’t have a hunky pool boy? No worries, Perpetual Kid has you covered!

Hunky Pool Boy Floatie

Toss this good lookin’ fella in the pool and he’ll carry you around like the diva you are in his bulky arms!

 

Want to just catch some sun while also showing your nerdy side? Grab one of these circuit board swimsuits from Think Geek!

Circuit Board Swimsuit

One of the best things about this (besides its super comfortable and modest design) is that the binary coding on it spells “Love”! D’awww…

 

Maybe you don’t want to go out and instead, you want to have a weekend in! Your pals will definitely thank you for being a friend when you invite them over to play Golden Girls Clue!

Golden Girls Clue

According to ToyWiz.com, this specialty version of Clue “features a custom illustrated game board, where players attempt to solve the crime of WHO ate the last piece cheesecake, WHAT they left at the scene of the crime, and WHICH room they did it in.” When in doubt, blame Blanche!

 

Or, maybe, you’d rather use this extra-long weekend to just get away from people and spend some time with your fur babies. Why not spoil them with some nerdy cardboard houses from CacaoPets!

cardboard cat box

These amazing creations come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including the TARDIS, an Imperial Stormtrooper, and even a tank! They’re easy to assemble–no glue required! You’d better order one right meow!

 

Happy fangirling!

 

Writer Wednesday

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Happy Hump Day, writers!

Here’s today’s prompt:

What was an irrational fear you had as a child?

 

When I was a kid, one of my besties, Lisa, had a YMCA pass. She spent days with her grandma because her mother worked, so her grandma would take us to swim at the pool. I had never been to an indoor pool before this (most of the time I swam in my backyard or at the neighborhood outdoor pool) and was actually a little nervous.

After splashing around for a bit, a boy (a few years older than us) swam over to where Lisa and I were pretending to be mermaids (because, Ariel). “See that over there?” he asked, pointing to a grate at the bottom of the pool that I hadn’t noticed until then. “That’s where they let the sharks in when kids aren’t swimming.”

My heart dropped. Holy freaking crap, where did Lisa bring me?! I was going to get eaten by a shark and I’d never get to see what became of my beloved JTT on this season’s Home Improvement!

I immediately swam to the shallow end–far away from the death trap–and refused to move. What if the grate opened up and started chewing children left and right?! What if this was all a ruse and we weren’t really here to enjoy ourselves, but helpless pawns in the YMCA’s plan to feed their sea devils?

It wasn’t until I was in fifth or sixth grade that I started to realize sharks don’t live in public pools. Seriously. I blame that brat kid that fed me that terrifying lie for my aversion to sea animals. Makes me feel better about peeing in the pool he swam in. I hope he got a mouthful of my reconstituted Hawaiian Punch. Jerk.

 

 

 

What about you? What was an irrational fear you had as a kid?

Fan Girl Friday

Happy Friday, kids!

 

If you’re one of the lucky 200,000 attendees at Comic Con today, I envy you. Even though you’re probably in a crowded room with people who haven’t showered in days, your afternoon will be filled with panels, free swag, and waiting in line for hours on end.

 

If you’re like me and sitting at home wishing you were able to sit in the same room as Chris Hemsworth Thor, we can cry on each other’s shoulders…OR we can look at all the awesomely geeky things I’ve found on the interwebs today!

 

Yes, let’s do that. We don’t want our mascara to run.

 

In Oklahoma, we don’t have beaches (well, I guess we do at the lake…but I don’t go to the lake; I don’t like swimming in places that aren’t infused with chlorine) but we sure do have swimming pools! And with the heat that’s cranking up over the south and east, we could use a dip in our cement ponds.

 

What better way to dry yourself off from an afternoon of Marco Polo than with this beach towel from Think Geek:

Tanning with nostalgia

Tanning with nostalgia

 

Remember the days of pouring your bucket of Legos on the living room floor and building an entire city? Perhaps you named it Jessie-opolis or Jessville. No? Just me? Moving on… then remember how your siblings would come through and trash your city. You’d sit in the corner and cry until you heard the piercing scream of someone stepping on a lone Lego. Ah, sweet justice. You don’t have to worry about hurting your Hobbit feet with these bricks, though:

Lego fun without the foot-crushing pain.

Lego fun without the foot-crushing pain.

 

Miss the days of NES before things got fancy? Me too. We can relive our childhood as we pour our morning cup of Joe and lament the fact that now we’re adults with things like jobs and mortgages with this awesome Tetris mug:

Fill your mug to the brim, but don’t let the cubes get too high!

Fill your mug to the brim, but don’t let the cubes get too high!

 

And finally, if you’re in need of geeky gear, look no further than Elf Sacks! Check out all of these nerdy accessories:

I’m in desperate need of that Mario Ghost charm!

I’m in desperate need of that Mario Ghost charm!

Everybody in the Pool!

This week–since its been so hot–I’ve been frequenting my sister’s pool. The other day we were talking about how we used to have a pool growing up and how we never wanted to get out. We would spend HOURS in that pool. Which, I find funny because we didn’t really have a lot of pool toys. We just swam around, pretending to be Ariel or did flips off the deck. Nowadays, it seems like you HAVE to have pool toys; kids can’t be entertained for hours without some sort of object to float on or throw.

So I searched for pool toys online to see what was out there. And OMG, things sure have changed since 1989!

Check out this inflatable see-saw from Target:

Launch your friends into your neighbor's pool!

Launch your friends into your neighbor’s pool!

That really puts our inflatable alligator to shame.

 

This next item from Pool Products 4 Less just seems like a disaster waiting to happen. Plus, it seems like it would take up the entire pool!

Its basically a life-size Whack-a-Mole for the pool.

Its basically a life-size Whack-a-Mole for the pool.

 

This item is for the adults! Don’t want to get out of the pool for a drink or to partake in a friendly game of beer pong? There’s no need to fear; Perpetual Kid is here! Just make sure the water is warm enough, a solar heater is a great alternative.

You can drink in the pool, just don't pee in it.

You can drink in the pool, just don’t pee in it.

 

Maybe you’re not much of a swimmer, but you’d like to enjoy the pool whilst feeling like you’re getting a little culture. Enter Swim Outlet’s singing gondolier.

Itza me! Mario!

Itza me! Mario!

This suave gondolier sings three authentic Italian songs, glides around on the water, and lights up in the evening for some subtle romantic lighting.