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

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hiatus 2.0

Yep, back for another round of non-posting!

With a busy upcoming semester and a total lack of motivation to write about anything lately, I’m giving this blog a break. I have no idea how long this hiatus will last, but here’s a notice to future visitors of my site to explain the lack of posts.

I do appreciate all of the support I’ve gotten thus far, and I hope you enjoy all of the content that’s already here. :)

Be safe, be good to each other, and geek on!

Introducing THE HUDSUCKER!

First of all: I WILL NEVER EVER ABANDON MY PRECIOUS GEEK BLOG, EVER. Okay? I’ll postpone updates for lengthy periods of time when I suck at that grown-up thing called “time management,” but I’ll never abandon this blog. You got that? I personally enjoy it way too much, and the five regular readers I have would probably miss it too. ;)

Now that I’ve posted a disclaimer, I’m happy to announce that myself, as well as The Boyfriend, have been asked to be a contributing writer for a brand-new blogzine called THE HUDSUCKER. Essentially the purpose of the THE HUDSUCKER is:

to bring readers real and honest pieces by writers who driven by their sheer love and admiration of various subjects. THE HUDSUCKER aims to create a smart and unique environment for readers while getting info and connecting with each other through the world around them.

I’ve known many of the staff and contributing writers at THE HUDSUCKER for many years now, and I’m so excited to be working with them on this new and exciting endeavor. :) So be sure to follow THE HUDSUCKER as well if you’re interested in my non-geeky thoughts and ramblings!

And on a completely unrelated note…I’ll leave you with this:

I cast Magic Missile!

Ah, finally! An actual update! My last final exam is this evening, but I need to take frequent study breaks or else I go a little cray cray. So, I’m back! And I’ve pledged to post at least once a week this summer, which should help because…

*drumroll*

I’m joining in a D&D campaign! :D I’ll be joining The Boyfriend, his brothers, and his friends in a weekly summer adventure. It’ll be The Boyfriend’s first time running a 4th Edition game so we’re all starting out a little new, which will be nice for me. I’ll be sure to post each week about how the game is going and my thoughts on finally embarking on this aspect of nerdom I’ve been putting off for ages. We’re thinking of starting character creation sometime next week, and The Boyfriend keeps teasing me about how I’ll probably end up playing an archer because of Katniss Everdeen. (Okay, I kind of want to. Sue me.)

I also want to work on a post showing off my nerdy t-shirt collection, which is growing extensively and I’m becoming quite proud of it! It’s something I’ve been thinking of doing for around two months now, but there was always a textbook chapter to read, a lesson to plan, a paper to write, and so on. This semester has been intense, and my summer schedule should be much easier (a biweekly Spanish summer school class and possibly some volunteering at some local schools). Next semester…well, I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. One more semester, then it’s on to student teaching. GAH.

As you can see from my bucket list, all I have left to watch of The Clone Wars is season four! I’m pretty stoked but will be taking my time with this season, since the next one isn’t due to start for quite some time. But I’ve really been enjoying the character development and the animation, especially in season three. Oh my goodness, the animation. This show is so pretty. *____*

Still haven’t decided on Denver Comic Con yet. Will probably hash out ticket prices and hotels and such this weekend.

My apologies again for the sudden influx of old posts yesterday. I’m sure your inboxes/RSS feeds/etc. were stacked, and I’m not sure why WordPress did that. I went back and recategorized and retagged every post, so I guess WordPress sent it all out thinking they were brand-new posts? I have no clue, but if you found it annoying then I am so sorry. Still, I changed up the right sidebar a bit and I hope regular readers and new visitors will find this place much easier to navigate.

That seems to be it for now. Look for at least one new post next week! (Maybe sooner, but how many times have I broken that promise?) :X

Oh…yeah. This thing exists. :X

I know, I know, it’s been a while. *ducks flying objects*

Hey, to be fair, finals and the holidays were particularly brutal this year. So while the three people who consistently follow my blog are mad that I haven’t updated in ages, I HAVE NO REGRETS. Muahaha.

Not much holiday nerdiness to report. I did receive LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, so I’ve been dorking around on that all winter break and I’m nearly done with the story playthroughs. I’m holding out on LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 because of price and simply wanting a different LEGO video game experience for a while. After that, I may move on to LEGO Star Wars. I LIKE LEGO GAMES, OKAY?

Also, The Boyfriend and I have added The Big Bang Theory to our tv must-watch list. His parents had been bugging us to watch it for ages, and after getting through half of season one I promptly went out and bought seasons 1-4 on DVD. Needless to say, “Bazinga!” and “Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock” has made its way into our collective conscious.

I was going to say “If you haven’t seen it yet, you totally should!” except it seems he and I are a little late to that party. :X

I’ve finally picked up my Magic: The Gathering deck again for the first time in ages, and boy am I rusty. Still, some of The Boyfriend and I’s friends are building and improving decks of their own so we’re all hoping to start a weekly MTG meetup in the near future. I’m trying to focus my Red/Blue deck more towards short bursts of fiery damage using low-cost Red monsters and lots of Blue scry cards, which means more Fiery Hellhounds! *pets her sweet demon poochies from the underworld*

I’ve updated my affiliates list and removed blogs that no longer updated, and have added a new about the geek page so you can learn a little bit more about moi! As always, I’ll do my best to post as often as I can and I have a few blog topics lined up (a card-by-card analysis of my MTG deck to start), so check back for that.

I hope you all had a lovely holiday season and New Years, and here’s to blogging and geekdom in 2012!

hiatus

Yep, another one of these, though you probably guessed it was coming. My workload has increased tenfold over the last month, and with the holidays and finals just around the corner I need to get my butt in gear.

I’ll be back, I promise! I appreciate you all sticking it out with me thus far, but y’know. Real life has to come before the fun stuff. Enjoy the holidays and good luck to everyone else slaving away over their schoolwork!

In the meantime, keep calm and geek on. 8)

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