It all started one summer day when my dad sat me down and watched the Star Wars trilogy when I was five years old in 1988. The following fall, in first grade, the teacher asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Answers were what you’d expect – doctor, lawyer, mommy –…
Usually around here during Valentine’s Day, we eat steaks and fix computers. In honor of one of our favorite holiday traditions, we’re offering a Valentine’s Day sale. Use the coupon code VALENTINE15 when purchasing something from our Etsy store for 15% off! Good today through February 14th!
Holiday-themed geek crafts are always the perfect touch! Today, we made some comic-inspired snowflakes, which one of our fans sent to us. You can download and make your own here. Not enough geek for you? Check out all your options! There are Star Wars Snowflakes, updated every year! Maybe a Game of Thrones geekmas…
We’ve got some time between projects, so we’re sprucing up our work space. Check out this easy ironing board re-covering!
In less than two weeks, we will be panelists for the first time at AthCon! We’re very excited about this, and want to encourage everyone to come! “AthCon returns to Athens! The same company that brought you “May the 4th Be With You: A Star Wars Themed Fundraiser” in 2013 is back with out of…
Over the weekend, we met the creators of the Full Scale Falcon project. They were nice enough to let us tour the cockpit of what will be a full-scale model of the Millennium Falcon. Check out our tour! And because a tour wasn’t enough, we snagged a few minutes of their time to learn more…
Found at a local Toys R Us:
There’s been an explosion of debate on the internet recently about “geek girls”, especially with convention season being in full swing. Before we start, I’d like to offer a few definitions, courtesy of Merriam-Webster:
Geek – noun
1: a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken or snake
2: a person often of an intellectual bent who is disliked
3: an enthusiast or expert especially in a technological field or activity <computer geek>
Nerd – noun: an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person; especially : one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits
Enthusiast – noun: a person filled with enthusiasm: as
a : one who is ardently attached to a cause, object, or
pursuit <a sports car enthusiast>
b : one who tends to become ardently absorbed in an
For the purposes of this post, let’s use the 3rd definition of geek – an enthusiast or expert especially in a technological field or activity. The enthusiasm attributed to being a geek can apply to any field – comic books, Star Wars, math, football, baseball, art, cars…the list can go on forever. So a geek is someone who is ardently attached to a cause, object or pursuit, and who is an expert in that cause, object or pursuit.
These came in the mail yesterday from cheapcookiecutters.com. I feel a Lifeday party coming on…