Why you need to read Nimona

With my current job, I get a commute. The commute can either be an hour and a half drive sit in traffic or an hour of a little driving, and mostly sitting on a train or shuttle bus to my place of employment. I choose the latter, where I get to read fabulous books and…

I Choose You, Summon Loot Crate!

I made an unboxing video for this month’s Loot Crate because I was crazy excited about it. I felt like Ralphie waiting for his decoder ring the whole week before it’s arrival. “Be sure to drink.. your… ovaltine.” This conclusion was more exciting than his was. Also I love putting stuff on my head. As…

How I Relate Real Life to Gaming

Over the course of my 26 years on this earth, there are several games that I have played that I imagine happening in my real life. I’ve also started using gaming metaphors for my daily life. UI’s are leaking into my brain when I close my eyes, it’s a designers virtual reality dream. Basically my…

Gaming Bars and Me

When I turned 21 in my third year of college, my world opened up for some unsuspecting reasons. Not only could I enjoy alcoholic beverages legally, because the goodie-two-shoes in me would not allow this to happen prior to that fateful day (minus one or two occurrences), but I could peruse “package stores” as they are…

I Might Be Weird on the Internet

Felicia Day. Resident Internet nerd queen, NYT best selling author, accidental entrepreneur with a 4.0 and the fabulous actress who has been kissed by fire. Also my hero/spirit animal. I’ve been admiring Felicia Day going on 3 years now, and I’m way late to the bandwagon. I somehow missed the initial blow up of “The…

Podcast Spotlight: Beer with Geeks

I’ve owned a house for over a year now (I still don’t know who let that happen) and somehow with being a grown up, I learned how to listen to these things called “Podcasts.” Maybe it’s because I have a commute now, maybe it’s because I’ll be outside for 2 hours doing yardwork and would…

Is a game app still considered casual?

The past few weeks have been rather exciting for me as a happy nerd: Zoombinis came out this past week, so I’ve been puzzling my way through Pizza Pass and Mudball Wall, reliving my childhood. “Have a pizza party!” When I got too frustrated with the Allergic Cliffs nonsensical patterns, I opened up the App…

Weekend Roundup

This Weekend I… Finished reading the Scott Pilgrim series. So adorable. Highly recommend. There are enough interesting differences between the six graphic novels and the movie that you’ll want to love both a whole lot if you don’t already. Kim Pine is my jam. Made some Nutella cookies I mean… what kind of weekend would…