Monday, September 24, 2012

Thoughts on nerdiness

What is a nerd? Why do people in the general population seem to think that calling someone a nerd is a huge insult? It's not. It just means that the person enjoys learning and being smart, and maybe a little bit obsessed about things.

Since when it being smart and enjoying things emphatically a bad thing?

I will be the first to confess, I am a gigantic nerd. I may not be supremely educated, but I love learning. I may suck at video games and PC games, but I love playing them. And I get ridiculously excited when the new Doctor Who episode is coming out.

Learning that all anglerfish are females is exciting to me.

Finding out what a quark is, after failing miserably to even understand basic physics in high school, is exciting to me.

And I'm not ashamed of it.

Being jump up and down excited about things is what life is about. Letting out your inner nerd and playing video games is a fun way to kill time and boost your hand-eye coordination.

Nerdiness is awesome. Nerds make things, invent things, start new trends. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were both nerds, David Tennant is a nerd, and I am a nerd.

It is what it is, be who you are.

Peace, love, and nerd out.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Writing chains?

Inspired by Charlie from Youtube I have decided to make it a point to accomplish at least thirty minutes of writing on my novel each and every day.

Now this probably sounds like every other internet promise in the history of the internet, but I'm going to try this thing where I make an X on a calendar for each day that I accomplish this goal at the least.

It might work, it might not. But it is something promising which has worked for a person who can procrastinate as well as I can, so what's the harm.

I am going to see how long of a chain of days I can do before I miss a day, and then try to beat that record. I'm at 2 so far!

Wish me luck!

Peace, love, and DFTBA!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Looking forward each day

Looking forward to each day is an important thing to do. It is almost impossible some days to find something to look forward to, but it is essential that we treat each day as the gift it is.

Just a happy and inspirational thought for the day.

Peace, love, and geronimo!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The difference a good neighbourhood makes

As I've stated before, WonderWife, Lil Munch and I have recently moved. Only about four blocks away from our old place, and into a different neighbourhood.

Can I just say, there are kids playing outside, mildly supervised, every single night? I have let the Lil Munch go out and play, without me being there watching, 2 nights in a row now.

I am not worried about her getting hit by a car, the open area and play structure are both surrounded by houses. I am not worried about anything happening because there are enough kids playing that they are their own security network.

I would never have let her do this in the old neighbourhood. No chance.

But here? Here she can explore, and thrive, and grow... With no worries.

It is fantastic.

Peace, love, and Serenity

Monday, September 10, 2012

Matching and Clashing

Each day I wake up and get dressed, I look at my clothes to decide what to wear. Some days, like today, I match nicely. Blue tank top with a white button up dress shirt and black dress pants, blue eye shadow and a blue flower clip in my hair.

Other days I clash horribly. I look right out of, and I don't care because I'm comfortable. The other day i had on purple capri workout pants, black cotton shirt with a collar, black steel toed boots. I looked AWESOME... Not. But I was rock hunting.

Makes me wonder why it matters to some people to match and look fab all the time. I think it would be exhausting. I commend the people who take the time out of their days to do that. I certainly won't be doing that. Even to work sometimes I look borderline ridiculous, but I'm always comfortable and covered, so the boss doesn't care.

Also makes you think about the ever changing definition of what is stylish or fashionable at any given point. What I'm wearing today is considered business casual, but will it still be next year? Probably not.

Keeping up with fashion is exhausting. I'd rather look good in my eyes, dress for my comfort, and handle the dirty looks that I get like a pro. New fashion doesn't necessarily mean you look good, so sticking with what I know works for my body and my shape makes me happy.

And isn't that what it's all about anyways?

Peace, love, and sonic screwdrivers

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Julep Maven box - September

Received my September Julep Maven box, and here's what came in it!

Bright green/turquoise and off white nail polish, and a tube of mascara. Awesome!

Can't wait to try them out!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Random mobile uploads - part three

Hard to believe it, but the move is done. Still lots of unpacking to do, but at least the furniture is moved and set up.

The place came with huge shelves in the basement, which is a huge perk, and they will be put to use holding and displaying my stockpile once it is unpacked.

School started for Lil Munch, and she got the same teacher she had in grade one, which is awesome. She has lucked out so hard for teachers in school, the only less than ideal one having been in junior kindergarten. Now she is in grade three, so that's 4 years of awesome teachers. Better track record than I had!

Money wise, the move has been a gigantic kick in the bank account, but thankfully we have been saving up extra cash so we're still ahead. Rest of the month will hopefully be on track, and October should be awesome. Just need to get all the food unpacked and moved so I can make an accurate shopping list based on what we actually need. Hard when everything is in boxes all over the place. We'll get there.

What new stuff in your lives has been going on? Inquiring minds need to know!

Peace, love, and Geronimo