Friday, May 28, 2010

geeky. girly. SPAAARKLYYY.

 I got the best award ever from Angela a couple of days ago.

The Geek Girls Unite Award
[For girls who are proud to be geeks.]
[Isn't it awesome? And SPARKLY?]

And here are the rules:
List ten geeky facts about yourself and...
Pass this award onto your favorite female geeks!
That's all you need to do!

My geekiness is my favorite thing in the world to talk about, so let's do this!

Top Ten Geekiest Facts About Me:

1, I used the phrase “Joss is Boss” at a dinner party. Everyone stared at me.

2. I read Terry Pratchett.

3. I get all teary-eyed when I hear the Shire theme.

4. I depend on Digg as my primary news source.

5. I own an album called This Machine Pwns n00bs.

6. I read so. Many. Webcomics. For instance,
Basic Instructions
cyanide and happiness
Girls With Slingshots
Questionable Content
Sam and Fuzzy
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cartoons (click the red button!)
Super Effective
Today, Nothing Happened

7. I know what Howl’s Moving Castle is.

8. I know what the fifth element is. In chemistry AND in the Bruce Willis/Milla Jovovich movie.

9. And I know what sectumsempra would do to you.

10. My nerd boyfriend and want to get a Corgi puppy and name him or her Einstein, after the genius dog in Cowboy Bebop.

Whee! That was fun. I'm passing the torch to [drum roll, please...] Caity of! She's one of my favorite girl geek bloggers. On her front page alone you've got a birthday picture of her in a Nintendo t-shirt, a sweet picture of her Kindle, and a blatant plug for Flight of the Conchords. That's so much awesome I can barely stand it.

Feel free to nab this and pass it on to your friends, as well. This is a really cool award and I want to see it all over the blogosphere.

Have a great weekend everyone, and DFTBA.


  1. Isn't Angela awesome for making this?

    And Re: #7-9 what kind of geek wouldn't know those things? I mean, Miyazaki, boron, life, (and aether for those Aristotelians out there), and cutting your enemies in a silent spell? What else is there to know? (I used to LIVE at the HP Lexicon, btw).

  2. Awww, glad you like and you both are so sweet!!!

    Also, YAY more Harry Potter fan(atics)!!! I too was at the HP Lexicon all the time. For RP and for fanfiction!!!

    And yay, more web comics for me to read! ^_^

  3. I love your facts! I totally giggled at number 4 because my husband and I just send each other articles all day through digg, hahaha. We are dorks. I've been using digg so long that my username is "caitlin." HA! Might have to steal that one.

    Thanks so much for the award! I'm flattered! :)

  4. Love the Cowboy Bebop dog even though have never seen the show. You sound all kinds of awesome.:)

  5. LOVE the name for the dog!

    My old roommate from college got a corgi last summer - kinda surprised she didn't name him Ein, as she too loves the anime classics like Cowboy Bebop and Trigun!

  6. I love nerdy girls and think the world would be better off if there were more of you.

    By the way, some of those webcomics you mentioned are my absolute favorites. Saturday Morning is awesome, as is Questionable Content. I hope you also follow Dr. McNinja and A Softer World.

    Please forgive me for not commenting back fast enough as work and friends got in the way. But, in response to your comment on my last post, I present you with the HIGHEST of fives! **Internet high five!**

  7. After reading that list, I can confidently say that you are a blogger after my own heart!

  8. @Kara, @Angela - I have to admit that between the three of us, I'm the lightweight geek -- you guys put me to shame! (And I mean that in a really, really, good way :D)

    @Caity - You're very welcome! Also: Matt and I sometimes have gmail chats consisting solely of Digg links. I definitely can relate.

    @Sadako - Ein was really the main appeal of the show for me at first. Matt was like "you wanna watch this space western anime?" and I was like "meh." and then he was like "there's a cute dog in it" and I was like "LET'S DO THIS."

    @Angel - I agree 100%! Nerd Girls rock. And I LOVE A Softer World, Joey Comeau came to my college campus and I kind of have a crush on him now. And I'm checking out Dr. McNinja right now.

    @Jas - Yessssssssss. Mission. Accomplished.

  9. Caity is an awesome geeky blogging girl!

  10. Oh girllll I love Cyanide and Happiness! I got to meet them (by 'them' i mean the creators, but...them) at Comic-con last year and they're so freakin awesome. And of them is really cute aha.

    Definitely going to check out the others you posted! I really dig xkcd, too.

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    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

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