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GirlyGeekChic
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bridging the gap between computers and pretty dresses.
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I've been adding new things to my shop as I prepare for my next craft show. You can see them here: GirlyGeekChic. Prep for the holidays seems to be in full swing though without snow here in Minnesota it doesn't feel like it yet for me. I hope we get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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We are headed straight to the end of the year and as such will come the New Year's Resolutions. I have been reading a lot lately how the vegan food movement has been growing in leaps and bounds over the last couple of years and that delights me completely. Whatever... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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It's my birthday in a few days and I've been looking back on the last year thinking about what has been my favorite things about it. It's been a year much better than last year for starters so, that's good. I lost both my pets last year and that took... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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Good grief, I've been meaning to write this post for some time now. I went to Houston at the end of January and start of February. My sister was getting married and it was a wonderful time. I didn't go out to eat too much as we made food together... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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I went to Las Vegas again this year. It happens when tickets are cheap, the room is free and you need a break from reality. I am not a gambler so it's sort of funny that I've been here so many times. However, I love shows especially Cirque Du Soleil.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is not easy Sci-Fi. This is a book for people who like deeply entrenched stories with their own history and worlds to live in. It's one of the more unique stories I've ever read about the end... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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I have been reading science fiction and fantasy books for as long as I can remember. I am sure there are a lot of us who can say that because it turns out there are a lot of us geeks. You know who we are: not popular, not good at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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Minnesota seems like such a nice, mild mannered place. Nothing weird would happen here. People wouldn’t be into odd and curious things. Well, to a degree this is true. People tend to be very practical here. But not everyone. Not all the time. Back in May I went to/participated in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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I am always looking for the less known spots in my adopted state. Not that I don't love plenty of popular spots but the dusty corners and lesser known nooks tend to be where the unusual and unexpected stories live. Caponi Art Park is no exception. I had learned about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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Minnesota is green, lush and gorgeous in the summer time. Just a walk around the nearest lake and you can see some beauty in the smallest places. Here are some pictures form this weekend taken by the nerds in the household. Back soon with a long post! Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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It's that time of year again. When CONvergence has come and gone, all that remains is memories. But, like 16 years worth in my case. In the past I have hosted parties at CONvergence. They are huge, expensive, amazing undertakings. I took the year off this time around and tried... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
Eva Green is a goddess. Happy for all your flower pictures as always.
The Fireman by Joe Hill My rating: 4 of 5 stars As with much of Joe Hill's writing, this is an odd book. Not to be confused with being a bad book, just odd. There are a lot of weird cultural references, new and old. J.K. Rowling dies a hero(of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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Today in my third part of How to Order Vegan we’re going to cover some but likely not all, Indian food. There are so many types of Indian food that I doubt I could get it all. I mean the country does have a billion people in it so, probably... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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I went to this year’s Art in Bloom and of course, love being surrounded by the art and flowers. But it also sparked a curiosity as to where gardening came from and how it started. So I did a little poking around and found a few interesting bits. Gardening was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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As I am working on a long blog post enjoy some snaps from this year's Macy's Flower show: America the Beautiful. It took place back in April. It wasn't quite as large of an exhibit as it has been but there was some neat things to see. Be back soon... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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I've been happily restocking my little ETSY shop with what I've decided is my contribution to the world of wearable oddities. I've used so many new types of materials. Well, not new actually, some are very old. New to me I suppose. Objects made with real scrimshaw bone fragments, replica... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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Going back through my travel posts as I've gotten completely off track with them: I realized that I never even posted my favorite place that I stayed in Costa Rica at the end of January this year. I had some genuine adventures in the jungles and on the wild beaches... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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I collect female action figures. This all really started when I couldn’t find Eowyn from the Lord of the Rings movies. I was more than a little miffed that there was finally going to be a sword wielding ass kicker in one of the biggest movies ever made and I... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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The news has been filled with amazing space things lately. From Scott Kelly returning from a year on the ISS to Space X landing a rocket successfully, it’s a renewed and exciting time to keep your eyes turned upwards. I love visiting NASA facilities, any space related exhibits, museums, etc..I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19418277-the-girl-with-all-the-gifts">The Girl With All the Gifts: Extended Free Preview by M.R. Carey My rating: 5 of 5 stars Oh, Zombies. I've read World War Z (I did like this), Zombie Survival Guide, a crap ton of Walking Dead, Marvel Zombies, Pride Prejudice and Zombies, Graveminder-the point is-I've tried and I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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I am back with the second part of my How to Order Vegan posts. You can find the first post here: How to Order Vegan Part 1. In this installment of how to order vegan we are going to cover Mexican food, Mediterranean food, and Pizza. Growing up on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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A fair number of the last few superhero movies have a left a bad mark on my love for the genre. The rampant sexism is not helping. Even with Wonder Woman finally appearing in DC's latest disaster they couldn't help the "I thought she came with you" comment. And as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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Last Thursday I stopped into the Casket Arts building in Minneapolis. I had not been there before. It's super cool. Filled with artist's studios and unique spaces. They were hosting a Unicorn Art show. The second one to happen there apparently. I am sad to say I missed the first... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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I've written about eating in Madison before, right here. The food is pretty great in this pretty great town. My most recent trip there a few weeks ago was no exception. I've been to the Green Owl Cafe in the past but I don't recall having had a dessert that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic