Fan Girl Friday

Happy Friday, peeps!

 

Summer is in full swing with the sweltering heat and scorching sun burning everyone to a Tan Mom crisp.

 

Summer also means San Diego Comic Con! Woo! And guess who’s making his first SDCC appearance? Its Baker Street’s sexiest sleuth!

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Yes! Benedict Cumberbatch will join the rest of The Penguins of Madagascar cast! Friday’s schedule for Comic Con has also been released! It jam-packed with all our favorite fandoms! There’s a Game of Thrones panel as well as The Walking Dead and Daniel Radcliffe will be appearing at SDCC for the first time promoting Horns!

 

I haven’t heard, but I’m willing to bet that there will be a Mockingjay: Part One panel too! And speaking of the people of Panem, check out this amazing new teaser trailer for the next film in The Hunger Games saga!

 

Not only does summer mean heat and conventions, it also means wedding season is here! My mailbox is getting flooded with invites! I’m hoping that some of the nuptuals I’m invited to have rings as awesome as these:

ring

 

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For more fantastically fandom-themed rings, click here!

 

 

Mine and Huff the Hubs anniversary is also coming up! I’m thinking I may need to drop some subtle hints that I want this!

Thrones Bookend

It’s The Iron Throne in bookend form! Protect your books from falling with a the pointiest of regal chairs!

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

Fan Girl Friday

Iiiiiiittttssssss Friday!

And I have scoured the globe (and by globe, I mean internet) and collected the most interesting and intriguing dorky delights to start your weekend off with a bang!

 

The Lego Movie comes out on DVD Tuesday, June 17th! After you head to the store to pick up your copy, pack a lunch in this bad boy and have a movie picnic date with your sweetie!

"Every lunch is awesome!"

“Every lunch is awesome!”

 

 

I don’t know about you, but I am seriously jonesing for some Walking Dead. I’m super sad that we have to wait almost 4 months for it to come back on! And I’m a little terrified that some of my favorite characters may get the Game of Thrones treatment this season. I think I might send a picture of me drinking out of this mug to the producers, just to let them know I mean business.

daryl dies mug

Seriously.

 

Speaking of GoT, George R. R. Martin has an interesting proposal for you. He is currently raising money for two of his favorite charities, The Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot, and has made it enticing for YOU to help out!

"Donate or Tyrion gets it."

“Donate or Tyrion gets it.”

If you donate, you are entered to win a bevvy of prizes! Including a helicopter ride with the author at the wolf sanctuary! Give what you can–every bit helps!

 

A few months ago, Huff the Hubs and I were talking about what else–Legos–and discussing how excited we were for Hermione to be old enough to play with them. Then I said, “I wish I could work on the development team….They should make a famous female scientist set of Legos.” So while I was perusing Pinterest the other day, guess what I found? THAT’S RIGHT! My idea! Well, sort of.

"Science girls are awesome!"

“Science girls are awesome!”

Lego will be releasing three different sets of female scientists–an astronomer, a paleontologist, and a chemist–this August! I am so. freaking. excited.

 

And finally, hungry for more Star Wars: Episode VII news? JJ Abrams, that sneaky little sneak, has been posting set pictures on his Twitter account, debunking rumors about a certain ship.

"You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?"

“You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon?”

I ain’t buying it, JJ.

 

Fan Girl Friday

Iiiiits Friday!

I’ve spent the majority of the day carbing up for my marathon on Sunday. And let me tell ya…eating is F-U-N! I think I’m going to list it as one of my favorite hobbies on Facebook after today.

I’ve got gobs of geekery to share with you so let’s dive right in!

First, man-oh-man is there a plethora of movie news out about some highly-anticipated films!

We all know Henry Cavill is Superman and Ben Affleck with be donning the cowl in Zac Snyder’s Superman vs. Batman but it looks as though there’s a third party being thrown into the ring! That would be Cyborg–a character first introduced in the comic book back in 1980–who, after a tragic accident, becomes a mechanized superhero! Fun fact: the actor playing Cyborg has also been rumored to be in the next installment of the Star Wars films!

cyborg

 

 

 

Where my 80’s girls at? get ready to squeal with joy, because  Jem and the Holograms are reuniting! EEEEEEEE! That’s right people, our favorite Hubba Bubba-hued rockstar is making it to the big screen with a live-action movie titled–what else?–Jem and the Holograms!

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If the leading lady looks familiar, its probably because you’ve seen her in such gems (pun TOTES intended) as Sharknado and Ace Venture, Pet Detective Jr. Yes. You read that right.

 

I am counting down the days until the final Hobbit movie makes its debut. However, I may have to re-do the screen print t-shirts I’ve made because P.J. (AKA, Peter Jackson) has decided to change the title from The Hobbit: There and Back Again, to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Yeah. I’m serious.

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There’s been a tiny, Daryl-Dixon-shaped hole left in my heart since the season finale of The Walking Dead. And its going to be AT LEAST 6 months until I get to see my favorite crossbow-wielding bad boy crack some zombie skulls. But maybe I can find solace with one of these, and snuggle up to it every night while singing Soft Kitty…

Claimed.

Claimed.

 

As I’ve said (about a gazillion times) I’m running a marathon this Sunday! My first (and ONLY) marathon. I’ve got everything I need: GU, running shoes, trashbag poncho in case it rains, but I’m missing something else. What am I missing? Earbuds shaped like my spirit animal: Grumpy Cat. Thankfully, Hot Topic is there for me in my hour of need:

I hate running.

I hate running.

 

Have a great weekend, peeps! And keep your fingers crossed the marathon isn’t a washout!

 

 

Fan Girl Friday

I’m sooooo glad its the weekend! But not so much looking forward to tomorrow’s marathon training. I have to run 20 miles. 20. Freaking. Miles. That’s far. Like, Forrest Gump far. Okay, maybe not that far, but still!

I’m glad I’ve found some geeky goodies to brighten up my day!

 

Want to make sure your precious dragon babies are kept safe and you always know where they are? Wear them around your neck with this GORGEOUS necklace from Think Geek!

 

A Mother's Day gift for the Kaleesi in your life.

A Mother’s Day gift for the Kaleesi in your life.

 

 

And speaking of jewelry, you’ll set the trend at this year’s Star Fleet Prom with these trend-setting dangle earrings!

Live long and accessorize well!

Live long and accessorize well!

 

Spring is here, and you know what that means: spring cleaning. And its not just limited to your closets, people. Time to clean off your hard drive of the photos, videos, and documents you’ve been saving over the past year! And what better way to do it than with this throwback! Its a USB drive that looks like a mix tape!

Sadly, so many kids nowadays have NO idea what cassettes are!

Sadly, so many kids nowadays have NO idea what cassettes are!

 

Sunday night was The Walking Dead‘s season finale (and it. was. CRAZY.) and sadly, we’ll have to wait until OCTOBER for more episodes! (What’s going to happen at Terminus? Is Beth ever going to show up? Where’s Tyrese, Carol, and Baby Judith? What will Carl eat 120 ounces of next?!) We can mourn the empty hole left in our hearts, OR, we can show solidarity to Rick and the gang by sporting these:

 

Does it come with an I <3 Daryl pendant?

Fancy for the apocalypse!

 

Have a great weekend, fan-peeps!

 

 

Fan Girl Friday

Guys, I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy for a Friday to arrive in a looooong time. Things have been crazy in my world this week and I’m not sorry to see this week end. Even though this week has been INSANE, I still found time to scrounge up some nerdy news for you! You’re welcome.

So there’s this guy named Nick Santonastasso. He was born without legs and only one arm. (The guy’s story is pretty inspirational. Click the link; I dare you not to get teary-eyed). He’s become an internet sensation with his “zombie pranks“. Lucky for him, another zombie-aficionado–The Walking Dead‘s own Anthony Lincoln (AKA Rick Grimes)–saw some of his walker wackiness and got him hooked up with the folks from TWD to prank America’s Sweetheart: Norman Reedus.  Check it out:

 

I consider myself a movie buff. I’ve seen quite a few films and can quote pretty much every famous movie that’s out there. A group of retirees from Germany, however, may be on the course to steal my crown. The nursing home puts out a calendar every year. This year? They chose iconic movie moments:

Bring it on, Sonny.

Bring it on, Sonny.

 

Alright, Potterheads. Get ready. This summer, the moment we’ve been waiting for since we first heard about Harry Potter World opening in Orlando will be here! That’s right: the unveiling of Diagon Alley!

Merlin's pants, I'm excited!

Merlin’s pants, I’m excited!

Huff the Hubs and I went year before last and had a magical time (wordplay!). Universal has actually released some new deets about the park! Check it out:

“Visitors will be able to purchase wands at Ollivanders and Hogwarts uniforms at Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions, while Quality Quidditch Supplies will offer an assortment of brooms, Golden Snitches, Bludgers and bats and other miscellaneous sporting equipment. Future members of Slytherin House can venture into Borgin and Burkes, the Knockturn Alley specialty store offering items of particular interest to the Death Eaters and those interested in the Dark Arts — masks, skulls, etc.

Patrons who work up an appetite can grab a bite at the Leaky Cauldron or Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour.”

I also heard there’s going to be…hold on to your hats…WEASLEY WIZARD WHEEZES! *Kermit arm flail*

I just hope James and Oliver Phelps are there to christen it!

 

 

 

 

Try It Tuesday

Today’s Try It isn’t edible, nor did I find it on Pinterest. And, actually, I didn’t try it on a Tuesday. So basically today’s Try It is a total sham.

 

love board games. Board games are one of my favorite pastimes. Growing up, we’d play board games (or card games) as a family at least once a week. It was awesome! And really brought out the competitive side in all of us. However, there was always one board game I flat out refused to play: Risk.

 

Even though I had never played it, I hated it. Taking over different parts of the world and a game that lasts longer than Monopoly? No thank you. I’ll take Scattergories or Disney Trivial Pursuit any day, but not Risk.

 

Huff the HUbs lurves Risk. He and his brother and dad get together all the time to play Risk (or the equally boring Settlers of Catan). Over Christmas, I was roped into playing this with HtH, my bro-in-law and my father-in-law:

Watch for walkers!

Watch for walkers!

Yep, its the Walking Dead Risk!

Though I love TWD, I was skeptical at how this game could be fun. My skepticism was short-lived.

This. Game. Is. AWESOME.

With WD Risk, there are five different groups that you can be in control of, including Rick’s group and The Governor’s group. Its played a lot like regular Risk, but there’s also walkers involved. They can spawn in any given territory at any given time and you have to battle them, as well as other players for control of the board.

I lost the first time I played, which is to be expected. Then, I played two more times with my sister, her husband, and HtH. Sigh. 

HtH and I learned something about my family: they. are. RUTHLESS.

The first time we played? HtH’s group was obliterated and I barely survived. The second time? was obliterated.

I decided I’m going to play a lot over the coming months so I can dominate against them when they come back in July.

I highly, highly recommend this board game! Its so much fun! And its one of those games that, even in you’re in the lead for a while, everything can change with the roll of the dice and a zombie outbreak. Seriously folks, hours of undead fun for the whole family!

Fan Girl Friday

Happy Friday all! Before you head to the lake/to the cabin/to your couch for the Labor Day weekend, check out these awesome geek-tacular finds I’ve rounded up from the interwebs!

 

First up from Think Geek, check out these awesome SDCC exclusive Doctor Who Mini Journals! I actually have the “River Song” version. I’m determined to one day walk up to someone and say: “Okay, now where are we?” and start flipping through the pages.

The Doctor writes everything down. And you should too.

The Doctor writes everything down. And you should too.

 

I hate doing laundry. It really is the bane of my existence. I feel like I’m washing clothes just about everyday. But, I think it’d be a lot more fun if I had this ADORABLE hamper from Fred Flare!

Look! Even Dorothy has one of these!

Look! Even Dorothy has one of these!

 

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And now, it can be the most intimidating. Check out this skull egg shaper from Perpetual Kid!

Eat your bacon, matey!

Eat your bacon, matey!

 

Who else is ready for the premiere of The Walking Dead?! I am so psyched! I cannot wait to see what happens this season! Especially with all the trailers and sneak peeks floating around the internet! If you just can’t seem to get enough of Rick and the gang, look at what Diamond Comics is releasing October 10th!

Go directly to Quarantine. Do not pass Go.

Go directly to Quarantine. Do not pass Go.

 

 

Hope everyone has a safe and fun Labor Day weekend! Keep your fingers crossed, people. I’m hoping this is a TRUE “labor day” weekend for me!