Sparkly Toenails, FTW

It’s official — my toes are cuter than John Scalzi’s. You think about that next time he Twitters about taking his socks off. See what you missed by not being at Millennicon?

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Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome

So here’s how this all got started: It was a few weeks before Christmas, and my very good friend Janet Lee, who is a local artist, was suddenly the hottest thing since sliced bread. The arthouse in East Nashville (Art & Invention) where she sells her ornaments, cards, and paintings, couldn’t keep her stuff on the shelves. In an…

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How To Play the Musical Saw

While in Chattanooga for Mary Robinette Kowal’s birthday bash, Ken Harrison (Mary’s esteemed father) played his saw for us. He also gave us a brief tutorial on how one plays the musical saw, and I caught it on camera. The bonus bit at the end is for all my fellow Trekkies out there.

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The Geek Goes for the Job

If you’ve been a member of Teh Intarwebs in the last month, then you’ve heard about this job, touted as The Best Job in the World. Lillie sent it to me partly as a joke, but with the undertone of "you know this job would be perfect for you." And she was right. I did my research before applying…

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Six Degrees of Exasperation

This is all the fault of damnedrodan . He tagged me to do one of those "six random things about you" posts. I’m only doing it because six is brief. And I love Mark. Go buy one of his books. 1. My favorite tea is Red Rose Tea. It’s what my Greek grandmother drinks.2. One of my goals in life…

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You Know…For Kids!

FIND A HERO! Contest Once in a lifetime chance to be in a book with a DC Comics super hero! How It Works: Superman and Batman are super heroes. Ordinary people can be extraordinary and heroic for many different reasons such as helping others, being remarkably brave in a situation, or overcoming an illness with resiliency, humor, and courage….

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Happy Tolkien Day!

In honor of J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday today, and next week being my Hobbit coming-of-age birthday (not eleventy-first; the other one), I am partaking in the second annual Lord of the Rings marathon. Beginning with the Rankin & Bass production of The Hobbit. I invite you all to join in on this, the Greatest Adventure.

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11:59:60

This is so awesome, my geekness exploded. (And not just because the article used pics from the Doctor Who episode "Being Human.") You should all endeavor to do something awesome with your Leap Second tonight. Make a wish. Make it a good one.

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