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GirlyGeekChic
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bridging the gap between computers and pretty dresses.
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I am always a little surprised when people don't know about the crazy shit in their own state. I don’t mean about politics because that is raining on us everyday. And as someone who lived in Texas for over a decade I can confidently say that politics is not crazy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor My rating: 5 of 5 stars Laini Taylor has written some of my favorite Teen books out there. I re-read Daughter of Smoke and Bone just a few months ago and loved it as much as I did the first time. Strange the Dreamer... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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I am someone who is lucky (and privileged) to live by a couple great grocery stores and have easy access to good food. This is not something that was true when I was younger. I did not know it at the time but I lived in what they call a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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The second time I attended CONvergence, which was the third year of the event, was a strange affair for me. Very strange indeed. I was ill. 104 degree fever type of ill. But I was not going to miss the convention. I double-checked with my doctor that I was not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Love it or hate it, there are times when you end up at the Mall of America if you live in the Twin Cities (and even if you don't). I recently was there because, in my personal situation, it is a good place for me to go bra shopping --... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Tucked away on a much less busy Parisian street is the home and atelier of symbolist painter Gustave Moreau. He was a teacher as well as a painter whose pupils included Henri Matisse. He has work in some museums but mostly kept his work together with the idea of bequeathing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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I have been asked so many times what did I eat in Paris. That’s fair. I wasn't so sure going into this trip it was going to be especially easy, and well... I was completely wrong. And I didn’t even make it to all the places I wanted to try.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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You reach a point when you suddenly realize you are starting to measure things in decades. You are generally surprised by such revelations, and as you awake to this startling bit of information it occurs to you that perhaps you may be living in another dimension of time that normal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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My original set though I had to drop a couple of songs due to time constraints. Includes source material. Pretty awesome and looking forward to doing it again. Yellow Flicker Beat performed by Lorde from the movie Mockingjay Part. 1 based on the novel Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins #1 Crush... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
We’ve covered some heavy stuff in the last few days and Young Adult books are not all doom and gloom, so let’s talk about…HAHA Just Kidding-Yes they are! It just isn’t always nuclear war doom and gloom. Sometimes it’s dramatic, sexy, and yes everyone lives in a nice house and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
Nuclear War. Fanatical religion. Tribalism. Treacherous A.I. Ecological Disaster. Making our children fight wars for us. Just to name a few of the elements that fuel the storylines of the show "The 100". Based on a book series by Kass Morgan, the television show "The 100" sits on a lot... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
Miserable, misanthropic, reluctant, trying to do the right thing even though you don’t always want to or even know what it might be- Of all the Young Adult books I’ve read (which numbers into the hundreds the last 10 years) and of all the movies made in the genre, no... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
In continuing with giving a glimpse of my upcoming dj set at Convergence. If you know me even a little bit it would be no surprise to know this post is about Alice in Wonderland. At this point in my life I own over 50 different editions of the book... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
To be clear, I was never under any illusion that trying to dj was an easy task. As a party host/long time club-goer-if you put even a bit of effort into doing anything really- it’s a lot of work (and also money but that’s a conversation for another time). However,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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I have a wishlist of museums I hope to visit. I got the chance a couple of months to mark some big ones off the list by visiting Paris(where else?) and was so overwhelmed at times with joy and excitement it actually brought tears to my eyes. Traveling is a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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People have no idea how good they've got it now. The first time I had some sort of vegan ice cream at the now defunct Mud Pie it was called Oatscreme and it was awful. I didn't try another dairy free dessert for sometime after that and I was pretty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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The At Home with Monsters exhibit has no doubt been written and photographed more times than pretty much any art exhibit ever. I am no exception here. I went to see the exhibit three times spending many hours examining, reading, photographing and trying to soak up every detail I could... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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I recently shared with you some places to get vegan food in Des Moines, Iowa. Now I will share with you something interesting to do while you are there. I am someone who likes to tour old mansions, castles, etc...I have found that all the books, all the websites and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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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 Jun 22, 2017 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 Jun 21, 2017 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 Jun 20, 2017 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 Jun 19, 2017 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 Jun 16, 2017 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