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!

Pop Culture Pregnancy/Baby Moments

With my pregnancy winding down, I’ve had to really take it easy. This involves a lot of time on the couch, watching movies, TV, and balancing snacks on my belly. This afternoon, I started thinking about all of my favorite pregnancy-related movie and TV show moments. I know there HAS to be more than this, but these were all the ones my pregnant-brain could think up!

 

1. She’s Having a Baby, My Baby and Me

Who doesn’t love I Love Lucy? Lucille Ball was and is my favorite all-time comedienne. She was ground-breaking, not only for having her own show, but for being the first woman to be on television whilst with child. (Although, the studio wouldn’t allow her to say “pregnant” on air due to censors, but still! Ground-breaking, people!) This episode where Lucy finds out she’s preggo and decides to tell Ricky always makes me grin like a goober!

 

2. “‘Ello Dad!”

Ah yes, all of the Whovians know exactly what I’m talking about already. The episode titled The Doctor’s Daughter had me freaking out before I watched it. I was like, “Who the heck does the Doctor get pregnant?! Is it Donna?! Does The Doctor get a message from the alternate universe where Rose is saying he has to pay child support?! WHAT IS GOING ON?!”
(Sidebar: The woman who played the daughter {Georgia Moffett} is actually the daughter of Peter Davison, the fifth Doctor. And, she is now married to David Tennant. And they have daughter. Weird, right?!)

 

3. Teenage Pregnancy: Awkward and Uncomfortable. Put it music? Still awkward, but now with rhythm.

First, let me preface by saying I’m not a “Gleek”. The acting tends to wear on my nerves and I get irritated when they take songs I love and destroy them. However, my sister had me watch a few episodes and I’m actually glad she did. This one in particular made me giggle out of pure embarrassment. Cheerleader Quinn has not revealed to her parents that she totally pulled a Juno and got knocked up in high school. Finn, being the sweetie that he is, wants to show his support (and singing chops) by spilling the beans over dinner…and music.

(R.I.P. Cory 😦 )

 

4. The One Where Rachel Has the Baby

You know I can’t have a countdown without my Friends!

The episodes where Rachel goes past her due date and then gives birth to her and Ross’s love child always cracks me up. And now that I’m in the “I’m-so-uncomfortable-just-breathing-is-difficult” stage of pregnancy, I can really relate to the girl from Long Island.

 

5. “Shane, you are NOT the father!”

Straight out of an episode of Maury–well, an episode that includes a zombie apocalypse–comes Lori’s baby daddy drama on The Walking Dead.  I honestly think that Rick is Judith’s father; I mean, the girl’s not tan enough–or creepy enough–to be Shane’s. That being said, when the episode came along that Lori was pregnant, it made me like her a little bit better. Mostly because its hard to wish anything bad on a pregnant woman (even if that woman is and idiot). Then when Maggie brought the baby into the world in a scene that terrified me to my very soul, I couldn’t help but shed a tear. And then laugh at the internet memes that popped up just a few hours later: 

walking dead

Comic Con: A Recap

You’re all probably sick of me writing about Comic Con. And, if you are, then I have only one thing to say to you:

 

 

Now that that’s settled, lets move on.

 

Comic Con was last week and sadly, I was not there. However I did do a lot of internet searching stalking and found out some awesome tidbits about all the nerdy things I (and many of you) love!

 

First up, the movies!

 

Divergent

 

Tris and Four

Tris and Four

At the Divergent panel, the stars talked about the movie adaptation of one of my new favorite dystopian series. From what I gather around the interwebs, the cast was pretty vague about what was going to happen in the movie/how close to the book it would be. Although Shailene Woodley (AKA, Tris) did say she was excited to see how the scene where Christina is held over the chasm turns out in the final cut!

 

Catching Fire

Oh yes, JLaw and JHutch were at this year’s SDCC with all the Quarter Quell scoop! I couldn’t find any video of the actual panel, but I’m really hoping that the guy that plays Finnick was there in his net toga. I’m sure the fangirls would’ve went wild! Even if he wasn’t, they surely flip their lids when they saw the NEW trailer for CF! I dare you to not get goosebumps:

 

Captain America: Winter Soldier

Back off, Black Widow!

Back off, Black Widow!

According to what I’ve read on various geeky sites, the sequel to Captain America is going to be EPIC. We’re going to see Capt. Steve Rogers like we’ve never seen him before. He’s more confident after leading the Avengers in NYC, and is ready to take on anything (except maybe pop culture references that have nothing to do with flying monkeys). And, according to many con-goers, there’s a steamy kissing scene between the Captain and Black Widow. I know a certain sister of mine who is NOT going to be happy about that!

 

Batman/Superman

Zack Snyder pretending to be Chris Hardwick.

Zack Snyder pretending to be Chris Hardwick.

Oh yes, my friends, the rumors are true. At the Man of Steel panel, director Zach Snyder broke the news that a Batman/Superman flick is in the works and should be released in 2015! Henry Cavill will come back as the wonder boy from Krypton, as will Amy Adams and Diane Lane. The question is now, who will be Batman? Christian Bale has already said he’s hung up the cowl for good, so he will not be returning. My vote? Joseph Gordon Levitt. I really hope they do this right. Maybe Snyder should call up Joss Whedon for some advice…?

 

And now for the television shows!

 

The Walking Dead

Hey Rick, how you doin'?

Hey Rick, how you doin’?

OMZ. I am so freaking excited for the new season of The Walking Dead! I actually got to watch the trailer online a few days ago (okay, I’ve watched it like, 4 times now) and I got chills Every. Single. Time. The peeps from the jail are back and have a new sense of survival. Rick’s back from his CrazyTown trip and is finally back to the Rick we know and love. Carl’s hair is still growing and Daryl still looks like the hottest homeless man in the world. Now that the whole Woodbury fiasco is over and done with, the show can get back to the main point of it all: ZOMBIES. Holy crap were there a lot of undead walking around in that trailer! Don’t believe me? Just take a look…

 

Vampire Diaries

Like a boss.

Like a boss.

This year’s season finale of VD left me going: “OMG!” and “Whaaa—?”

Whilst I was shocked by some of the things that happened (Bonnie dying, Jeremy coming back to life, Katherine becoming human, and Stefan being Silas’ doppelganger, I was also confused. Why would Klaus just up and leave? (Because of the spinoff, duh) And if the hunters are all alive, why can’t Bonnie be alive too? I thought all the supernatural’s were supposed to cross back through the veil…? Anyway, at Comic Con last week the VD panel showed a new trailer for this season and I am so stoked! I remember when I went to Comic Con and on preview night, we got to see the first episode of the show. I looked over at my sister when the credits rolled and said: “Um, we HAVE to watch this!”

 

link this to Johnny Galecki:

 

Big Bang Theory

 

From what I gathered, the panel for TBBT was supposed to just be writers…not really something you get too worked up about. But, in true Comic Con fashion, there were a few surprises to be revealed. Melissa Rauch (AKA Bernadette) stepped out to a roar of applause when introduced as the panel’s moderator. When Rauch opened the panel up for questions from the audience, someone dressed as Boushh (AKA Princess Leia’s alter ego in Return of the Jedi) with mask and all, Rauch exclaimed: “Reveal yourself!” To which the Boushh impersonator took off his helmet and replied: “Someone who loves you!” It was none other than Dr. Hofstadter himself, Mr. Johnny Galecki! The crowd of course went wild and Johnny joined the panel of writers. When the audience members asked what we could see in season 7, the writers threw them a bone: we’ll see Leonard on the ship working with Stephen Hawking’s crew, Amy and Bernadette are going to take a trip sans Penny, and when asked if Amy and Sheldon would ever take their relationship to the next level (nudge, nudge; wink, wink) the writer’s said: “It’s a very good possibility!” *Cue the middle school “Ooooooh”s! The panel concluded with a very special (and funny) video from Stephen Hawking:

 

Fan Girl Friday

Hello, fellow nerdlings and welcome to Friday!

I am not sorry to see this week go. As a matter of fact, I’m relishing in it. And to celebrate, I’ve found some great fandom-filled awesomeness for you!

Now that Season Three of The Walking Dead is over, there’s a zombie-shaped hole in my heart. But thankfully, there are countless memes and other delightful goodies to devour. Like this gem I found on Pleated Jeans‘ website! They show how TWD has basically the same plot as Toy Story.

Country accents are a must for an evil villain.

Country accents are a must for an evil villain.

 

Winter is coming. Actually, its basically already been here. For 7 frakking months. But I digress. I don’t actually watch Game of Thrones, but I really want to! For you GoT fans, Dude I Want That! has just the cookie cutters for you!

“A Lannister always pays his debts. In cookies."

“A Lannister always pays his debts. In cookies.”

 

For those of you who don’t know, April is Autism Awareness Month. And ThinkGeek being the awesome people they are, have come up with a great way to raise autism awareness. They’ve created this new shirt exclusively for the month of April! All proceeds go to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)!

Spread the word to end the word.

Spread the word to end the word.

 

And last, but certainly not least, I found this beauty on Pinterest this week! It was very fitting as I was searching for stuff to decorate Hermione’s nursery with! (Although, I doubt these guys would come over to lull my little padawan to sleep).

 

 

Fan Girl Thursday

Hey guys! I’m changing it up a bit this week. I have something special planned for tomorrow, so I decided to move the Fan Girl awesomeness to Thursday! Woot woot!

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

So, many of you know I’m a huge Walking Dead fan. When I saw this shirt I immediately reached for my credit card, which immediately slapped my hand and told me I’m not allowed to buy any more t-shirts. Sigh. But look how awesome it is! It reminds me of the dinosaur shirts they have on ThinkGeek!

I hear his crops are really coming along this season.

I hear his crops are really coming along this season.

And speaking of TG, check out these super MARVEL-OUS (see what I did there?) socks!

Not sure if I'm Captain America or a Greek God.

Not sure if I’m Captain America or a Greek God.

This week marked the release of the first Hobbit movie! Did you get your copy, precious? I did! Sadly, it was not the special limited edition with the Bilbo Baggins Lego mini-figure. But, thanks to the people at Lego, I can look at pictures of the entire cast posing with their mini-figs!

"I'm even sexy as a child's toy."

“I’m even sexy as a child’s toy.”

"Look at that! A Hobbit-sized Hobbit!"

“Look at that! A Hobbit-sized Hobbit!”

Do you remember a few months ago when I blogged about the guy that takes TV/movie/video game songs and makes them metal? Well, that winking troubadour has done it again! Look what he’s done with Doctor Who! 

What’s a Zombie to Do?

Warning!

{River Song voice}

Spoilers. 

If you haven’t watched the latest episode of The Walking Dead, do not read on. Unless you want some stuff ruined. But really, not that much happened. So I guess you can read on. If you daaaaare!

So far, this season of The Walking Dead has been pretty good. I mean, we finally got rid of Lori whining about everything and sleeping with everyone. We watched as Rick lost his mind and went Chuck Norris on some inmates. We breathed a sigh of relief when Carl left the house and actually did some good. And fangirls everywhere squealed with delight when Daryl cuddled with baby Judith.

After Michonne left Woodbury and Rick’s gang got Glen and Maggie back, I can’t help but feel as though the writers have started taking naps and using pages from the “How to Write for Soap Operas” handbook. I feel like nothing has really moved along and everyone’s at a stand still.

These last three episodes we have left better be some doozies. I want to see the bad guy get taken down and some zombies lose some limbs. I feel like those lifeless biters have really taken a back seat on the show. That’s why when I saw this, I cracked up and thought, “You got that right!”

people_arguing_zombies

 

 

Here is what I want to see before the season ends:

1. Andrea kill the Governor (and stop walking like an idiot).

andrea

I’m sorry, but I can’t stand the way Andrea walks. Her walk is so unbelievably uncoordinated, even the Ministry of Silly Walks wouldn’t give her a job.  She can redeem herself from her ridiculous saunter if she takes out the Governor. I love that Carol told her to give him a night he’d never forget and then kill him. She should’ve done it! Then Daryl could’ve given her a cool nickname like The Black Widow that everyone would laugh about over rainwater and canned peaches.

 

2. Merle save his brother and tell him he loves him with his dying breath. 

merle

In season one, I couldn’t stand Merle. Season 2, I forgot about him; but I couldn’t shake this feeling he was waiting in the wings. So when season 3 came along and Merle showed up I found that my feelings…well, the hadn’t changed a bit. Guy’s a douche. Especially after what he did to Glen. However  I do think that like Daryl, Merle will be able to redeem himself. Its obvious Merle loves his brother and would do just about anything for him. My prediction/hope is that Daryl will be cornered by one of the guys from Woodbury, only to be rescued by Merle. I honestly think Merle is going to give his life to save his brother and everyone will talk of Merle like a hero.

 

3. Herschel finds an artificial leg. 

"Let's have some sweet tea and talk about this on the porch."

“Let’s have some sweet tea and talk about this on the porch.”

It really freaks me out that Herschel has only some crutches to keep him up. I mean, seriously, he basically has a sign on his back that reads: “Zombie food, made to order!” I really like Herschel because I feel like he’s the only one that can bring Rick back from his crazy delusions about dead people calling him on the phone. Plus, I feel like Herschel fills the moral compass gap that Dale left when he got himself eaten.

 

4. Rick takes over Woodbury…. 

rick and governor

I’d really like to see the Governor dethroned and Rick take over the town. I think Rick could do a lot of good there. However, that would probably slow down the pace of the show, sort of like the farm did in season 2. However, Shane was still making problems and so was Lori, so season 2 wasn’t a total bust. But still, if Rick took over Woodbury, it’d be  great victory for him, but probably not so much for the show.

 

5. …Or they have to take their chances on the road. 

Seriously.

Seriously.

We didn’t get to see what the winter months were like for the prison folks. All we know is that they were constantly on the move. To be honest, I’ve kind of missed the days when they were constantly look for refuge. I felt like there was more action and zombie-killin’ when they were nomads. Plus, with Judith added to the mix, I could see many a bated breath in season 4.

 

No matter what happens, I’m sure I’ll still stay glued to the tube with at least one eye closed, waiting to see what happens next. Unless Daryl dies. Then I’ll stop watching. Just kidding, I probably won’t. I’ll keep watching just so I can triumphantly say things like, “SEE?! If Daryl were here, THAT wouldn’t’ve happened!” or “Gah! If only Daryl were here, he’d know what to do!”

 

Fan Girl Friday

I fell like all I post on here is super-nerdy-awesome-stuff. I think that’s okay, but now I feel like maybe I’m not niche-less anymore. I’ll have to come up with something completely crazy to blog about tomorrow…

But, onto the geek finds!

Even if you wake up angry as a wookie, you’ll be able to swagger like the rebellious Solo you so long to be if you pour your morning coffee into this:

Java for the Jawas.

Please tell me I’m not the only girl who has a mad crush on Rick Grimes. The cookies do not only show Rick’s totally bad-a personality, but they look scrumptious too!


I love you, Rick. And that’s why I have to eat your frosting-filled brains.

I think I have a Hobbit’s sensibility when it comes to meals. I’m seriously considering printing off this poster and hanging it in the kitchen.


No use for adventures…they make you late for dinner!

Last night, for the first time, my sister got to see the amazing defeat of Bowser in Super Mario 3. As kids, we tried so hard to get past all the tanks in the dreaded World 8, but to no avail. I don’t know a child from the 80’s and 90’s that didn’t work tirelessly to save that freaking princess who couldn’t seem to just stay put. She and Carl have a lot in common. When Huff the Hubs and I have a spawn, we’ll HAVE to put this in their room, to prepare them for their fight one day….

Itza me! Mario!

Christmas (and the Christmas Special) is right around the corner! Squeee! I am definitely going to Who it up this holiday season. I don’t know if I’ll be able to accomplish this level of awesome, though:


I’m finally ginger!

Did anyone on the entire earth take a good yearbook photo? I always hated mine! Your hair is PERFECT and then you walk out the door and the wind’s blowing, or you have gym first period, or someone on the bus rolls the window down all the way to school. Lucky for our favorite superheroes (and villains) they won the genetic lottery. Look!

(Loki, AKA Tom Hiddleston’s smirk makes me swoon.)

Looking good, Jarvis!