adventures in geekdom

The blog of a twentysomething who is finally unleashing her inner geek after stifling it for the majority of her adolescence.

Archive for the month “May, 2011”

neopets

Because today is my birthday, I get the special birthday-themed Neopets site layout.

WIN! \o/

Nerd night.

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Hopefully the boy is still letting me tag along to watch him play Magic at the local game shop.

I want to play too, but I kind of suck.
The boy made me a deck, though. Maybe I can find people who are like me. I wish I was good, but I’ve never really had anyone good to play against except my boyfriend and my exboyfriend.

I am also dressing super cute for this occasion.
Feel free to laugh at me. 

1. I’m also not very good at Magic, even though (according to The Boyfriend) I have a killer deck.

2. I’ve never played against anyone besides The Boyfriend.

3. I always dress cute when going to nerdy events with The Boyfriend.

YAY US! \o/

As if I didn’t want cupcakes at my future wedding before…

general update

Okay, I promise I have a good excuse for not posting in ages. There were some personal matters going on with The Boyfriend that required my attention, finals week kicked my butt, and of course there was that whole Rapture thing. (What, those jokes aren’t funny anymore? Oh. Uhm. *clears throat*)

HOWEVER! Here is the promised “recap post” about what I’ve been up to with most of my geeky activities I had previously blogged about.

magic: the gathering I actually haven’t played at all since January, when school started back up. :X I’ve really missed it, but seeing as I don’t have a ton of access to a car I can’t really make it to any Friday Night Magic events. Also, whenever The Boyfriend and I have been able to hang out, we’re usually studying together and trying to get homework done. So one of my summer geek goals is to get back into playing MTG, and to even attend a Friday Night Magic session.

lego harry potter: years 1-4 Another project that has fallen by the wayside due to school, but I plan on getting The Boyfriend (‘cause he’s the most fun to play it with :) over here to sit down and co-op with me so we can finish up all of the main levels, then I can focus on 100% competition after that. I’m currently on chapter 2 of Prisoner of Azkaban, which means it should only take about 1.5-2 hours of playtime to finish the rest of the game.

portal I finished it. I loved it. GLaDOS haunted my dreams and was the voice of my inner thoughts for weeks afterward. I’m not sure when I’ll be starting Portal 2, because I’d like to finish up the above projects before piling any more on myself, but I’m definitely looking forward to it whenever I do play it!

neopets Still failing at playing games, doing my dailies, and saving up those Neopoints. I might log on a little more often for the Altador Cup this summer, ‘cause Yooyuball is stupidly fun, but don’t get your hopes up. xD

etc. Harry and the Potters, as well as ALL CAPS and co., are touring this summer. I plan on attending and blogging about it afterwards, so look out for that!

Thanks for sticking with me, and here’s to a fantastically geeky summer!

bolt

Okay, so back in the day I used to shun my inner geek. However, when it came to the internet there was no hiding anything. That’s right, I’m a part of a prestigious group of people who were a part of a social networking site pre-MySpace. That’s right, pre-MySpace. I know, it’s crazy!

Of course, Facebook is now Disneyland and MySpace is that junky, deserted traveling carnival where creepy middle-aged guys hang out and smoke. Still, I remember clubs, badges (you think Farmville is addicting?), and best of all…TAGBOOKS! That’s right, before Facebook introduced their questions feature, there were tagbooks. Strangers could ask you questions, multiple people could answer, and it was amazing. It even led to an actual book!

Confession time: I was only about 12 or 13 when I had a Bolt account, which was…well, not exactly in line with their policies. *wiggles eyebrows* A friend of mine convinced me to sign up and we had a ball. It was also the original message boards for American Idol, and people used screen names that usually xlOoKeDlikEtHiSx. Oh, and it gave me a leg up in the world of HTML/CSS coding, one of my early geeky hobbies. Those were the days, man. Those were the days.

Even when I was trying to hide it, I was always an internet geek. :-)

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