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GirlyGeekChic
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bridging the gap between computers and pretty dresses.
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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is not a new story necessarily. Girl is the outcast of a family. Mother dies, father marries new and awful stepmother. Girl is strong-willed and "impossible." Stepmother resents any attention she gets over her own... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at GirlyGeekChic
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The new year is in full swing and I am trying to keep my head above water in many ways right now as I have a lot going on. I want to finally get on a regular posting schedule here for one thing. But it hasn't worked out. I just... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at GirlyGeekChic
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In my continuing quest to visit all the wineries in Minnesota I didn't do so well in 2016. I only visited two this passed year and I'm thinking that must be remedied this year. Here's a little bit about the two I did visit. I really enjoyed the blueberry wine... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Come follow Ella Cerulean's Instagram account and see how she views the world. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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I've been working on pieces for my next show in Madison, Wisconsin at the end of March GeekCraft Expo. I had such a great time last year so I'm pretty excited to be going back. Plus, I'll have my third book for sale! Take a look at what I've been... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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I do so love orchids and they do not love me. My home is not conducive to the life of an orchid and I have certainly tried to make that the case but have failed in my attempts. I like to visit orchids however. Sometimes I get to see them... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Looking back on 2016 I picked a few things from the year I really enjoyed. I haven't written about all these things yet nor does this cover everything I thought was good about the year but here are a few cool things: I started the year off in Costa Rica... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Follow here: Ella Cerulean Buy the book here: Ella Cerulean Book 1 of the Connective. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Things I learned or have grown to understand more deeply this year: Being CONCERNED is not the same thing as being UNDER THREAT Feminism means ALL WOMEN. Not just the ones *YOU* deem ok. Whether they are a stripper (I picked that word intentionally because of it’s negative implications), a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Tis the season for toys and fun! One of my favorite things I did this year was visit the Toy and Miniature Museum in Kansas City, MO. The collection of dollhouse pieces is especially impressive. Spend at least an hour here unless you're like me and want to read everything... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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The holidays are fast upon us and as such many of us are scrambling to find meaningful, useful gifts that in some way give back to our communities. Let's be honest: donations are wonderful and I love to do them but I also love giving gifts. Our artisan, small business... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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My booth set-up at one of my shows this last month. This was in Siren, Wisconsin. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
This weekend during my Open House the election was on everyone's mind. (No surprise)Most especially since many of the people who stopped by stand to lose a great deal with the new administration myself included. The conversation turned to womens health and this bit I wrote was brought up. It... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at GirlyGeekChic
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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.