A real Finkton?

CAUTION: Nerd alert! I ran across a photo I’m sure I’ve seen but somehow didn’t really notice until I saw it after a night of playing Bioshock Infinite (again… for like the twelfth time, literally). As I’m sure I’ve noted, I’m the person who nerds out for more than the gameplay. I’m enamored with the architecture and atmosphere of these games – prompting my husband to exclaim “Booorrrriiinnngggg!” more than once when it’s my turn to play. These games take so much to produce, beyond just the … Read more…

Excuse me, sir, I’m issuing you a ticket… Happy Valentine’s Day!

J's Valentine Ticket

Aside from the celebratory strawberry cupcakes I made for work, I also have a hot date… complete with pre-made reservations and everything! So what do you get the guy who finally remembered a notable event? You treat him to future dates! (It’s a real gift, I promise!) I am one of the few people I know that doesn’t really care to go to the movies, I don’t know why and no amount of marital debating has ever once changed my mind. I think you … Read more…

Star Wars Rock Buddies?

Star Wars painted rocks

This is pretty funny. I was looking for information on the 3D Star Wars release date for my husband when I stumbled on this little gem. Growing up with no cable and hand-me-down sweaters meant lots of cheap crafts and no video games (except for that kickass Atari 2600 my sister bought…. KEYSTONE KAPERS ALL THE WAY!). I have- admittedly- painted rocks before… but nothing this cool or intentional. Here are the (incredibly simple) instructions: www.starwars.com/play/online-activities/crafts/paintedrocks/ … Read more…

SOPA

SOPA PIPA Star Wars "These are not the droids..."

I took a little time yesterday to support the anti-SOPA/PIPA movement. Not that I have high traffic, but I also blacked my site like so many others. Please know, though I’m in support of measures to reduce copyright infringement (especially as a graphic designer whose hard work inevitably will be / has been ripped off), these pieces of legislation just aren’t the way to do it. The community effort was amazing and I’m glad to see the democratic gears at work. Now if we … Read more…

Nerd Papercrafts

Bioshock Big Daddy and Splicer papercraft with Robot pencil sharpener

Not going to lie, I love papercrafts. I have them on my desk and people always ask about them… and if they don’t ask I can tell they totally want to. Of course being sort of a nerd, the ones on my desk are from a video game- you can see them there hanging out with my pencil-sharpening-wind-up robot friend- but even people who don’t immediately recognize them can still appreciate their whimsy. One of my favorite places to get patterns is the … Read more…

Blogging on the go?

What is this world coming to? How ridiculous is the Internet?! Here I am, just lying in bed about to fall asleep playing some virtual mahjong when I think to myself, “Hey, I wonder if I can blog from my phone? I bet they have an app for that.” And they do! I was able to find, download, install, and blog within mere minutes. All while maintaining this comfortable horizontal state. Bravo, Technology. Bravo. Now, back to mahjong….

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it or leave it and add all sorts of words in various colors to make it look a bit more interesting and test colors in your pallet but mostly to bother your husband who hates multi-color text, then start blogging! NOTE: This was the default post and was slated for removal before Jeremiah said how terrible it was. I was considering leaving it to pad my post library… now it’s just to bother … Read more…