Games for Holiday Gatherings

You’re a gamer, your cousin Joe is not.  Aunt Edna won’t shut up about her crazy neighbor, and uncle Bob voted opposite you in the election.  Yet you have days to spend with them and get along.  Co-Operative games are a great gateway for those that aren’t really into board games, because you and other…

I Built it… Will they Come??

I’m in a mid-life crisis… duh!  One where I’m re-assessing my interests and value.  And it’s confession time – I’M A BOOKSTORE OWNER WHO HASN’T READ A BOOK IN OVER A YEAR… I read my monthly books for book club but that is it.  I tried to read, I really did… but nothing has grabbed…

Blinders

My work and personal life got crazy there for a bit so I didn’t make time to write… today my world (and that or lots  of people) imploded and I’m just going to vomit out thoughts as fast as I can type. First to my fellow Americans, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that half of you…

I am woman hear me… meow

I have a certain body part that’s been grabbing headlines recently (rim shot).  Something I’ve been struggling with not just during this spite filled election cycle, but for the past few years is WHY having said body part makes me less of a person. It wasn’t something I came upon much living in a large…

1.5 Bucket Items Checked Off

On Saturday the teen and I trained it up to the Big Apple for  New York Comic Con.  Teen and I had started going to Cons together last February (2015) when we took him to Zenkaikon.  We aren’t really into Manga or Anime, but Matt Mercer was going to be there.  Anyway, after that one…

Game Night For Beginners

I’m fairly new to the EuroGames fun that is sweeping the world. But the minute I played, I was HOOKED.  I need more hours in my week (and honestly more friends with more hours in their weeks!) so I can play more than a few a month.  Being new to the craze some of the…

What it means to me- Critical Role

Some reading this know what Critical Role is and how it has changed so many lives,  for the better.  Some are like “I hear Sam talk about it, it’s that game thing”.  Yes, it’s that game thing.  Quick synopsis Critical Role is an online (live) Twitch show through Geek & Sundry of “nerdy ass voice actors”…

Game Review: Monarch

Finally a game where I don’t have to be a male knight, spy, detective, etc … in fact in this game EVERYONE is a princess… and not a frilly pink one! The family and I played MONARCH for the first time this weekend and I loved it. It’s a 2-4 person card buying strategy game….

Books for mini-nerds… that are not superheroes or dystopian!

There is a certain stereotype that nerds only read comic books or fantasy genre books, and also the reverse- you can’t really be a geek if you don’t read those genres.  I’m a HUGE nerd, but don’t particularly enjoy hard fantasy or sci-fi, and my comic book reading would make those hard-core “you’re fake geek…

Goofball Goddess- Miranda

I’m a binge watcher. I binge on things that make me laugh, things that aren’t in the national spotlight, things that many might find goofy for a mid-40’s business owner to watch.  That’s how I found MIRANDA. I was done with an embarrassingly dorky binge and was still needing some goofiness.  But this show MIRANDA…

Star Trek at 50 & HOPE

A show that changed American entertainment turned 50 this week.  I’m a Trekkie (but not episode title remembering rabid). My vacation is attending a Trek Con in the Summer. But I came to my fandom later in life. I didn’t grow up with the original series, and I was in college for Next Gen.  One…

An Ode to ShoreLeave Con

If your Twitter stream was like mine last weekend it was filled with nerdtastic Con pictures, cosplay, and a slight dash of “why am I so poor and unable to go to all the cons??” Labor Day weekend seemed to be a convergence of cons!  So I thought I’d post about my favorite “con”….one that…