My Brain Won’t Let Me Sleep

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I’m a huge fan of sleep. It’s one of my favorite things in the world. You know, after my husband, daughters, Doctor Who (I’m loving Capaldi’s outfit), rainbow sprinkles, and crispy bacon. But some nights I can’t go to sleep. Actually, it’s more like my brain won’t LET me sleep. That’s right. It keeps talking. [...]

I Felt Like a Kid Again

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When my husband and I started tossing around the idea of surprising our daughters with their first trip to Disneyland* during our vacation in San Diego I felt unsure and excited at the same time. I knew the holiday crowd was probably going to be a little crazy but I was almost certain that my girls would [...]

Pottery Barn Teen Dream: Don’t Ever Look Back

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And…sort of in the words of Katy Perry… You make me feel Like I’m livin’ a PB Teen dream The way you taunt me with What I can’t afford I wanna charge it  And never look back, Don’t ever look back… The PB Teen catalogue just arrived. I need to tell you that this excites [...]

Good Morning, Nightmare! The latest in alarm clock technology

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I love sleep. The only thing I love more than sleep is not waking up. This makes mornings very difficult for me, and – because I have two small children — a constant exercise in discipline, responsibility, and resentment. So I decided to see what kinds of advancements there have been in the world of [...]

The Other Guys

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The sidekick. The companion. The BFF. The non-lead character. Today I’d like to take the time to celebrate all those who, for the most part, play second (or third or fourth) fiddle. Those who just don’t get enough time in the spotlight. Because sometimes the other guys and gals are just as awesome. Toph Beifong [...]

Are You Ready For Some Fantasy Football?

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Now that summer is dwindling down, we are entering one of the most beloved times of year in my household…football season! That’s right. This food loving Whovian is also a football fan. Almost everyone in my family is into football. My husband is a New York Football Giants fan. My brother-in-law loves the Cowboys. My [...]

Bottom 6 Ways You Are Annoying On Social Media

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I’m trying so hard. So hard not to be annoyed by all of the silliness on the many social media platforms I follow. But for the love of sweet Darius Rucker, people keep doing stupid shit, so I’m going to have to point it out. Not that anyone will listen. I wouldn’t. But that’s because [...]

Fandoms for Everyone

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A few months ago I attended my first Hawaii Geek Meet. The Hawaii Geek Meet is an annual event where people of various fandoms come together, eat lots of food, and just hang out. It’s a very casual affair, with a couple of medieval fencing demonstrations thrown in. The fandoms that were represented were quite [...]

Capture ALL The Portals

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If you ever see a group like this out in public, don’t worry, they’re just playing Ingress. Several months ago my husband started playing a mobile game called Ingress*. Unbeknownst to me, he signed me up to start playing it as well.  If you’re not familiar with it, Ingress is an augmented reality game (still [...]

Top 6 Ways You Are Annoying on Social Media

Since I’m a blogger and a media junkie, I’m online more than a lot. I’ve lovingly compiled this list of things you should reconsider sharing on social media, because they are annoying. You’re welcome. 1. Combining your significant other’s name with yours as a facebook name. You aren’t conjoined twins, KatieandMichael Jones. If you are [...]

What Is All This Slender Man Garbage?

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Seriously, I want to know. It can’t be just our two kids that are totally obsessed with everything Slender Man. Can it? Know Your Meme says that he originated in a photo contest where people were asked to digitally alter a photo to make it as creepy as they could. The (urban) legend just built [...]

I Heart The Doctor

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I never thought of myself as a fangirl. Band geek? Of course. (In case you were wondering, I played the flute and NO, I did not go to band camp.) School nerd? Absolutely. (Totally not a humblebrag: I graduated high school with a 3.8 GPA.) But a fangirl? Not really. And then in the summer [...]