Friday, December 30, 2011

Resolutions for 2012:The Year of the Geek

2011 seemed to be a slug year for me.  To start 2012 the right way and to feel like I'm accomplishing something I have some resolutions to make and embrace my geekitude.

#1  Get Caught Up

I'm a little behind on some titles.  Some like Wonder Woman, Justice League and Flash will never be behind.  But there are others, mostly Marvel titles, that have piled up a bit. There's some Mighty Thor in there.  Moon Knight which I find interesting is in there.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which is incredibly well written is in there.  Fables...

#2  Read This...

My dear husband handed this to me a  year and a half ago and I love it.  This is the full collection and it's might thick.  I'm not even a third into it.  Also, my husbands fault.  In the last year he kept handing me trades he wanted me to read because they were some of his faves.   Which was on top of my own personal book reading list.

#3 Make This Costume
I need to figure out how to make this costume for my daughters Barbie so she will stop asking to take this and the vintage one out of the box. 
Not Gonna Happen.

Sure she doesn't have the right hair color. Diana lost her mantle to a blond at one point. I need to dig that one  out and see what it looked like. I may need to prove that it's real.  See #5

#4 Embiggen and Improve

This is my Wonder Woman Shelf.  Good stuff that is reasonably priced is very hard to come by.  Although it's getting better. Thank you Lego and Fisher Price.  I think I want to expand a bit to include Black Canary.  She is also a smart, beautiful woman who can kick butt.  By the way Lego, why does Wonder Woman need to be saved from Lex by Superman in your set?  She is actually strong enough to rip the arms off that robot.  I'm just saying...

#5 Organize These

We have approximately 42 short boxes of comics. Nearly half are organized by date of reading. There are some arcs that I would like to go back and read.  We go through about 4 to 5 boxes a year (I think).  That's a lot of boxes to go through to find a six or 12 part arc. 

And For a Non-Comic Geek Thang

Take a math class.  I had some pretty traumatic experiences in high school when it came to math.  I don't like the idea that I never "got it."  Time to rectify that.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


When I first became a parent I hoped that my daughter would ilk the think I did and liked to do when I was a little girl.  My mom had kept the dolls I played with having that same hope.  Wen she reached the age that she could actually play with them, I introduced the dolls and clothes to her.  I would sit and dress one doll while she undressed another. Did she show any real interest in the dolls? Nope, Not a bit.

At the same time my husband and I would read her stories out of the comics that we read for the week.  We would buy her superhero logo shirts and jambes because we wanted to do it while  she still had a say  in her clothing.  As a family  we would watch the animated movies coming out of DC and Marvel with her in our laps.  Whenever there was nothing particularly good on tv I would revert to the old standby of STTNG on Spike or BBC America.  She would actually pay attention. She even found one of my old Books"Star Trek: Worlds of the Federation" and pulled it out for story time one night.

So, what happened?

It turns out that my daughter is into the things that I like now.  Go figure.  The fun part is that she's embracing the geekdom.  Ever since the pink uniform issue Tiny Titans is fave.

 She is proving to be quite the fashion maven.

The Tshirt you are seeing is an Avengers shirt with Spiderman that was given to us as a gift.  My daughter is a wonderfully girly girl but she really likes her super heroes.

Soooo..... Em is now into dressing dolls and she's seen some Barbies...

I'm getting her a Barbie for Xmas.  I found an Art Teacher Barbie at Target.  I'm doing this mainly because it's the only one daddy would approve and  I'm just a little bit tired of her asking to play with these...

Now, I'm not a fan of keeping toys in box.  Toys are meant to be played with and for the most part I don't believe in this.  But the thing is that these are so rare, I just can't do it.  The second pic is a modern one and I took the last one in Toys R Us.  I looked at the two stores in town trying to find one to pull out of the box to play with when Em was old enough.  I never did find another.   Sooooo, Art Teacher Barbie it is.

I bought the doll. I decided to buy a case for the doll and I thought it would be cool to have that case filled with fashion.  I went to several stores in town looking for clothing kits for this barbie that wasn't too hookery looking.  Wow! was that hard.   Nearly all the clothing kits I could find in the stores was just a little too "Jersey Shore" for  this mom's acceptance.

My new found geekdom... Hand stitched (knitted) Barbie Fashion.