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GirlyGeekChic
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bridging the gap between computers and pretty dresses.
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On a particularly rainy day on my trip to Paris I set out to visit somewhere unusual. Paris is most romanticized for it's lovely spring days and blossoming pink trees but if you ask me the city's beauty is really in the rain. The grey buildings with their slate blue... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at GirlyGeekChic
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I wasn't sure what to expect from a visit to Kansas City, MO. Truthfully, it wasn't a place I had thought much about at all. So when I got there and found good food, cool shops, amazing museums and great coffee I was really happy. I should at this point... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at GirlyGeekChic
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Facebook reminded me of this from a year ago-I forget that this happened. It can be so easy to get mired down in your missteps and failures you can’t see the successes. Some of the best advice I was given by a different *very successful* writer was to celebrate every... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at GirlyGeekChic
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Some years ago I learned that the geology in Minnesota and Wisconsin is some of the oldest rocks and sediments in the world. There's no earthquakes here that disturb or move anything since the areas sit on a fairly solid deposit of Iron bedrock. Now I bring up something that... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at GirlyGeekChic
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a lovely version of Alice in Wonderland. Yet it was also all its own story. Where things are not always what they seem and foxes are made of paper and maybe you can't keep everyone from being prejudice but... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at GirlyGeekChic
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If you happen to find yourself in Des Moines, Iowa and you happen to find yourself vegan much like I did not all that long ago, allow me to proffer a couple of options for food. Des Moines is a college town and Iowa is an oddly progressive place with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Life is busy and overwhelming. With the 24 hour news cycles on top of that we are plied with more misery than ever before. It can make you feel like there's no possible way to help anyone ever. The helpless feeling is not one that I really can live with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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I would really like to have something deep and profound to say about climate change and helping the planet survive humans. I don't have much to say that hasn't been said already and really I am not important enough in any way for anyone to care what I think about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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One of my new favorite places to open recently is Can Can Wonderland. Something odd I've learned about myself is that I love mini-golf. So does my partner. We just totally get a kick out of the silliness of it and the weirder the better. Plus if you can add... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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My first year of craft shows wrapped up with the end of 2016. I had previously had open houses at my own home but I had not participated in an actual show outside my home until last year. I had applied to some and been turned down over and over.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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I recently visited Paris, France for the first time. I had an amazing time of learning and exploring. One of my favorite things I went to was Marie Curie's decontaminated lab and office. She is the only woman awarded two Nobel Prizes in Science, first female professor at the Sorbonne,... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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I’ve been excited to watch American Gods. I was a little behind everyone else but now I’m caught up and I'm still pretty excitable about things. It's so crazy to think this book is 16 years old and to see it turned into such a huge production is really cool.... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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I recently ordered a pin to support a fundraiser and it is really cool. I encourage you to take a look and place your order: The Creeping Museum Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Sometimes I feel like I run out of ideas of how to help. Donate, volunteer, talk, write letters, calls, vote, caucus, protest and it still seems like not enough. It can be hard to keep the frustration from boiling over. I'm learning to better channel this into creativity that can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (Born Thocmentony- 1844 – October 16, 1891) was a Northern Paiute author, activist, skilled interpreter, an Army scout, a well-known lecturer, a teacher, and the first Native American woman to publish a book in english. She was born near Humboldt Lake about 1844 in the part of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Gonna write about one of my favorite things today: Space Ladies!! Born on May 10, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, Ellen Ochoa received her master of science and doctorate degrees at Stanford University. She was selected by NASA in 1990 and in 1991 became the world's first Hispanic female astronaut.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Ida Laura Pfeiffer (October 1797, Vienna – October 1858), was an Austrian traveler and travel book author. She was one of the first female explorers, whose popular books were translated into seven languages. She was a member of geographical societies of both Berlin and Paris, but not of Royal Geographical... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Bachendri Pal, (born May 24, 1954, Nakuri, India), Indian mountaineer who in 1984 became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. She led an all-woman rafting expedition down the Ganges River in 1994, covering over 1,500 miles (2,500 km). In 1997 she led an all-woman team... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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All you need to know about my current goings-on! Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Rosie Hackett (1892–1976) was an Irish insurgent and trade union leader. She was a founding member of the Irish Women Workers Union and supported strikers during the 1913 Dublin Lockout and took part in the 1916 Easter Rising. The conditions of work in Dublin at the time are continuously described... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Today for Women's History I would like to share a little background about Meals on Wheels and though I know all of you have political fatigue at this point, it's more important than ever you keep showing up. Don't stop with the letters and calls and protests. Read the news,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Somayya Jabarti is the first woman editor-in-chief of a Saudi Arabian national newspaper, Saudi Gazette. She was promoted from Deputy Editor in chief in 2004 of the only two English publications in the Kingdom. She has also been Executive Editor, Managing Editor and Deputy Editor-in-chief all of which were first-time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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For the Spring Equinox and the celebration of Ostara (see also: https://wicca.com/celtic/akasha/ostara.htm) Doreen Edith Dominy Valiente (4 January 1922–1 September 1999) was an English Wiccan who was responsible for writing much of the early religious liturgy within the tradition of Gardnerian Wicca. An author and poet, she also published five... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Huda Sha‘rawi (Arabic: هدى شعراوي‎‎ - June 23, 1879 – December 12, 1947) was a pioneering Egyptian feminist leader and nationalist(which means something different in this case from what we are witnessing now in the US). Forced into her first marriage at 13 and later into a harem in which... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic