Archive | February, 2013

My Life in Computers

Hi, I’m Kris and I’m a geek.  I see nothing wrong with being a geek.  In fact I love every second of becoming overly excited about technology, or the +200 to Agility epic ring that just dropped in my WoW [World of Warcraft] raid (yes, I play a hunter and yes, I squeaked when it […]

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I Heart: The Fairy Tale Edition

Since today is “Tell a Fairy Tale Day”, this week’s “I Heart” is all about fairy tales! ♥ One of my favorite YA fantasy authors, Patricia C. Wrede, has made a career of turning traditional princess stories on their heads.  Her short story compilation Book of Enchantments contains re-imaginings of  popular fairy tales with an edgy twist. […]

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Dear Martian Manhunter

Dear Martian Manhunter, Let me preface this letter by saying that I love you. Not like a husband loves his wife, but more like a fanboy likes a comic book character. I always thought that you were the coolest character on Justice League and I always pick you over Superman when I play Lego Batman […]

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Bookshelf of Holding: You Lost Me Chat Discussion

Welcome to the first community chat*! This chat was specifically related to the book You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church and Rethinking Faith by David Kinnaman. The chat deals with difficult issues of religion and faith. The group present had read the book and were prepared to discuss the topics covered by […]

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Guest Post of Holding: Cait from Read, Drink, and Be Bloggy

Meet Cait from Read, Drink, and Be Bloggy! Cait Wells is a Jill-of-All-Trades; mother of one, engaged to her best friend, and attempting to be an author. She enjoys reading, writing, and lately has gotten into exploring all different types of crafts such as: sewing, knitting, photography, cooking, and wedding planning. She is currently attending […]

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I Heart: The Webshop Edition

Online buying has become the norm and it allows talented people to sell their own creations.  Here are some of my favorite geeky online businesses:   ♥ British shop Sugar & Vice has awesome Lucite jewelry for excellent prices.  There are several customizable pieces and plenty of geeky items, including a tnetennba necklace (from “The IT Crowd”). […]

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Dear Plastic Man,

Dear Plastic Man, Looking through my comic books this weekend, I noticed that you just seem to stick out for a number of reasons. First off, your costume. Why do you wear a lace up shirt? And why, after 70 years fighting crime, do you still wear the exact same thing? Even Superman’s “S” has […]

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Grab Bag of Holding – Love Means Having to Say You Are Sorry

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here is a fun peek into my own marriage, which celebrated 5 years in 2012.  My husband and I each answered the same set of questions. The answers are below!  Enjoy! Husband’s Answers 1. Other than your wedding day or the birth of any of your children, what one day […]

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He Proposed with a Blue Box…

Happy Valentine’s day, Geeks! Since it is a day of love, I will relate the story of how Anthony and I got engaged. This was back in 2011, and we’d been dating for over three years. I’d picked out a ring I really liked, and we’d talked about what kind of commitment we wanted from […]

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And She Still Married Me …

A lot of my stories end with me saying, “…and she still married me.”  Now that I think of it, I’m damn lucky I haven’t died of malnutrition by now, because if Tab hadn’t married me, I’d be eating this kind of stuff on a regular basis: My grocery shopping from the last time Tab […]

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