Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook

Winter is coming. Okay, it' s not, but the season premier of Game of Thrones on HBO is coming this Sunday night. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of the Lannisters and Starks since the first season finished up last year so there will be plenty of viewing parties this Sunday. But what to serve for your guests?

The GeekMoms Podcast #18 Zach Meets The Zombie

This week I sit down with Lou Gaccione and talk about his new Kickstarter project Zach Meets the Zombie. Sure, we all know what to do when the zombie apocalypse happens, but what about our kids? Lou has the solution with his humorous, kid-friendly book. Tune in and find out more!

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Music: Rebecca Angel

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

On Proving Geek Cred

Real Geek Girls or Not? Image: Nicole Wakelin
I don't need to prove my geek cred to anyone. Neither do you. In fact, the idea that we need to prove anything about how we self-identify is ridiculous. If I see myself as a geek because I like (insert topic here) then that should be good enough. It's not like calling yourself a doctor because you think stethoscopes are neat and then attempting open heart surgery. No life hangs in the balance. It's just an identifier, a description, something as easy to break out as saying you're tall, or introverted or forgetful. So why does it garner such passionate debate when some who've embraced the label claim it is being used unfairly by others?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Teenage Mutant Ninja Alien Zombie Cyborgs

I am a big fan of the heroes in a half-shell and have happy memories of watching the first run of cartoons years ago. I know the theme song by heart and there is still a much-loved plastic cereal bowl in my kitchen cabinet that came attached to a box of cereal. I was in college and I bought it just so I could get that silly bowl and give it to my then boyfriend who was a huge fan of the Ninja Turtles. It is one of the few objects that survived from college into our married life. Sadly, with Michael Bay's recent statements about the remake, it seems that may be all that survives of the original franchise.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The GeekMoms Podcast #17: The Walking Dead

This week I'm joined by one of my favorite partners in crime, Kristin Rielly of Geek Girls Network.  Although her site is on hiatus for the moment, her love of all things zombie is still going strong and she joins me to talk about the biggest zombie show on television, The Walking Dead. Do we love it? Do we hate it? Has the show, um, jumped the zombie? Tune in and find out!

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Music: Rebecca Angel

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Five Rules For The Zombie Apocalypse

Image: Scott Suehle
I've been watching The Walking Dead and the last few episodes have been filled with an incredible amount of stupidity. They're all under stress with a world gone to pieces but that's no excuse for acting like fools. This got me thinking that when the zombie apocalypse happens, we could be in a bit of trouble if people are using the show as a how-to guide. In the interest of saving countless lives, here are five rules to live by during the zombie apocalypse.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Star Wars Glasses And The Limited Edition Lure

The first collectibles I had to have or die trying were the original Star Wars glasses from Burger King. You ordered a soda and it came right in the glass with a plastic lid and a straw so you could enjoy your new found treasure on the spot. I used those glasses every day. We even had an extra set that my Mom wrapped in newspaper and stored in a cardboard box in the basement in case one broke. She recently sold the house where I grew up, and I discovered that the glasses had gone missing.You may have heard the echoes of my "Nooooo!" which would have impressed even Vader.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Review: Fangbone! Graphic Novels for Kids

My kids tend to find a comic or series of books they really like and then immerse themselves in it until every book is done. Recently, I received the first two graphic novels in the Fangbone! series by Michael Rex. I left them on the counter so they'd see them after school and patiently waited for them to notice. The 8-year-old saw them first and after a quick glance, claimed first dibs. She had her homework done in record time and then curled up in a chair with her new treasure. Once she was finished, she moved on to book two and my 9-year-old followed her lead. They were completely hooked.

The GeekMoms Podcast #16 Hunting And Teaching Kids How Food Gets To The Table

I talk with author Tovar Cerulli about his new book The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian's Hunt for Sustenance and his journey from vegetarian to vegan to hunter. He discusses how his decisions changed as he came to understand more about how food really gets to our table. Tovar also talks about how we can help our kids understand the process, and that food doesn't just magically appear in the grocery store.

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Music: Rebecca Angel

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