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GirlyGeekChic
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bridging the gap between computers and pretty dresses.
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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente My rating: 5 of 5 stars To say this is a delightful book is an understatement. It is quirky and charming. Very creative and colorful. Clever and full of sights, sounds and smells that... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at GirlyGeekChic
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The first time I went to Las Vegas about 18 years ago, it was a very different place. That said I was also different in many regards myself. Las Vegas back then was a faded, tired destination. It did not lack for visitors but I am relatively sure it was... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at GirlyGeekChic
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Living in Minnesota is a bit of a surreal affair. Which suits me very well. When it is warm there is ample greenery and flowers with glimmering water and blustery landscapes. When it becomes fall it's like living in an Impressionist painting. Winter is pretty much living on another planet... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at GirlyGeekChic
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The state of Minnesota holds many surprises for me even after living here for 15+ years now. One of the most recent was my visit to Red Wing, Minnesota to stop in at a winery. Because as you know if you are trying to be a writer in your late... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at GirlyGeekChic
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When I saw this exhibit coming to town I had no idea how great it would actually be. I immediately wanted to go just because I love gowns, dresses, fancy frocks and girly finery. But when I got to the Minnesota History Center and went into the exhibit I had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
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When I first heard about this farm pizza business my first thought was the last scene in Wall-e when the man tells the kids that they'll grow pizza flowers. This place doesn't exactly grow pizza flowers but it does grow flowers and lots of yummy veggies for your pizza. Red... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
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On my recent trip to Las Vegas, I realized that my favorite of the hotels for style and atmosphere is the Wynn. We did not stay there even though my boyfriend offered for us to move down there during the week. For some strange reason I said no and I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
People post a million videos on Facebook and blogs. Most don't get viewed unless they are 10 seconds long and have an animal in them. None of us want to continuously be bombarded with all the terrible injustices in the world. I try not to post too many videos unless... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
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Going to Las Vegas in the past proved complicated for a vegan diet. This recent trip I took there was much easier. As I was looking for a place for lunch one day with a friend we stumbled upon China Poblano in the Cosmopolitan(yes, I witnessed the fire). At first... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
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Doing outdoors things to a house was never my forte. I always thought I would want a beautiful, old victorian fixer upper when I was a kid. And I probably would so long as I could pay other people to take care of it. The truth is doing outdoor planting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
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When I was growing up the idea of seeing a bald eagle seemed sort of large and monumental and not like it would ever happen. I grew up far from the seemingly mythical raptors and did not have the sort of parents who really encouraged learning about nature. My mother's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
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I was a bit back and forth about writing this up simply because my pictures did not turn out that well. But I decided to because what did turn out well was the food. The food is so very good. Ecopolitan is the only place in town that is vegan... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
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I just spent a week in Las Vegas and was very impressed by all the geek references I saw there. I have been there 5 times previous to this visit and never noticed so many before. Here are a few snapshots. More to COME! Hooray! Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
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Every fourth of July weekend or the weekend nearest it, I should say...for 16 years I have been attending CONvergence. I honestly don't know what I would do if this convention ever ceased to exist, I adore it so much. Plus, I adore throwing parties and we did that again... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
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This year marks the 7th time my friends and I have thrown a room party at CONvergence. The first five parties were all based around the Sandman comics by Neil Gaiman. At some point, I was approached by a handsome man who suggested to me that I write a book... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
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I had only been to ValleyFair once before for the Halloween event. Which takes place at night, is great fun but most of the rides are not open. So some of my friends and I went to the park this weekend, this way I could try it out in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
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A few snaps of the first copy of my second Sci-Fi book! I actually can't believe I got it together and wrote the second one. Ok so here's the actual story of it's arrival: I have been trying to distract myself all morning with videos and the like as I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
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I am trying to put together some real posts again and recover from my book launch, convention weekend. For now here is some rose pics I took today when saying goodbye to a friend moving away. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
Getting into this review business. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book encompasses everything I love about fantasy. Using ancient mythological creatures feared, revered and misunderstood to tell a powerful story in the modern world. The devastating unending cycle of war... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
I am always behind on finding out about awesome stuff. I don't know why really. I don't live in a cave or anything. Anyway, one of those awesome things is Hank and John Green and their Youtube channel. I am doing my best to watch every single one and as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars It hurts to type this as I adore Neil for many, many years now but some of the writings in this book are dreadful. And I would've only given it a 3(my standard rating if... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
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Putting more new pieces in my shop, GirlyGeekChic today! Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
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This past weekend was the annual all night art festival Northern Spark. It's such a great thing to wander around the city looking at creations all night long and then watching sunrise from the bridge over the river. One of the best events the city hosts for sure. The Fruit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic
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I have been so busy working on my book and getting ready for the party that I had not put much work into my ETSY shop. But I am changing that as I write this because I have been making many things. I would love it if you stopped by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at GirlyGeekChic