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!

 

 

 

 

Gingerbread Houses, Er, MANSIONS!

Hey guys!

Sorry I was a no-show yesterday. Between fielding calls from clients, trying to soothe a fussy baby, and prepping for Snowmageddon, my day was a little crazy.

But I’m baaaaack! And I’ve got an awesome holiday-themed post for you!

When I was little, we made a gingerbread house. I use the term loosely because it was really made out of graham crackers. And I remember just getting frustrated, giving up, and dipping my building tools in frosting and calling it a day. Even though I didn’t make a prize-winning gingerbread house as a kid, I would like to try it again. I’ve been seeing gingerbread house kits at Wal-Mart and I’m thinking I might have to snag one and see if I can do it.

This afternoon, I Googled “gingerbread houses” to give me some inspiration. And Oh. Em. Gee. You’ll never believe what I found. I mean, just look at these things:

You can't tell, but this bad boy is 6 feet tall!

You can’t tell, but this bad boy is 6 feet tall!

 

Mother of Dragons, that's an awesome g-bread house!

Mother of Dragons, that’s an awesome g-bread house!

 

Merlin's pants! Its Hogwarts!

Merlin’s pants! Its Hogwarts!

 

If only all sports had an edible arena.

If only all sports had an edible arena.

 

After I ogled at all the yummy creations, I found out that there is actually a national competition for gingerbread house construction! Its held every year at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC.  Check out last year’s winners:

 

Yeeeaaahhh…. maybe I ought to just stick to my graham crackers and frosting this year and leave the g-bread building to the pros.