Weekly Geekly: 08.14.2015


And today in Geek News….

Stephen Colbert continues to be a champion of comedy and rational thinking. He is giving me major hope for his new stint hosting the Late Show.

Scientists have solved Agatha Christie’s mysteries with a whodunnit formula. Fortunately for scientists, most of us aren’t good enough at math to refute it.

Apparently nobody uses LOL anymore – it’s all about the hahahas and emojis with today’s cool cats. Also I’m guessing that the phrase “cool cats” is out as well. The internet has officially decided I’m old this week.

Did you know the real purpose behind Microsoft Solitaire, Freecell and Minesweeper? Mental Floss has the official scoop on how nothing is ever just for fun anymore.

Target’s announcement about eliminating gender-based signage in some of their departments (toys, bedding, etc.) has a lot of people cheering and apparently it also has a lot of people reeeeeeaaaaaallllllllly upset. In other words, the sky continues to be blue. But then one brilliantly evil mastermind won the internet and everything is okay again now.

Tina Fey and Will Smith both have tv shows in the works that are making me giggle and squeal and do the Carlton Dance while working on my night cheese, even though we basically don’t know anything yet about either of them.

Cover Girl is coming out with a line of Star Wars themed makeup so your next Con Look will be fierce as hell.

Have a great weekend guys!

First Day of School: Through the Years

Everyone on the internet is sharing 1st day of school pictures right now – mine go back in 11 days but I thought it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane while I count down the seconds to the start of the school year (I’m not eager or anything).

MM in Kindergarten | 1st Grade | 2nd Grade | 3rd Grade | And More to Come!

Firstly, can we talk about the chubby cheeked sweetness that was Kindergarten Aged MM? And how he’s slowly turning into a tiny little man child? I cannot stand the cuteness. I’m accumulating a pretty adorable collection of 1st Day of School pictures. And I love that we’ve managed to take all of the pictures along the brick wall in the front of our house (okay fine, the kindergarten picture I chose of MM is in front of our front door, roughly ten inches to the left of where all the other pictures were taken) – if we ever move, I hope there are brick walls at our disposal or I might have to stage our photos at someone else’s house and that wouldn’t be weird, creepy or obsessive at all.

BB in PreK | Kindergarten | And More to Come!

BB has only had two cracks at First Day of School pictures but already she is killing it. Call Tyra Banks, because she is ready. I love how her attitude in the kindergarten picture is all, “Relax. I’ve got this mom.”

I don’t have any 1st day of school pictures of myself on my computer, but I do have a nice little assortment of School Pictures from roughly this same age range that I thought would be embarrassing fun to share. Behold:

Lil Jen in Kindergarten | 1st Grade | 2nd Grade | 3rd Grade |4th Grade – to the best of my recollection

This is basically everything that was excellent and terrible about 1980’s and 1980’s school pictures. The two pose shot with the terribly fetching floral number. That red and black striped dress (yes, it’s a dress) was like my everything. I planned out that outfit for days, guys. I was working it. Then another ocean of floral dresses. The one time I was tan (ever). And the infamous 4th grade haircut in which I assumed a “pixie” cut would mean that I’d like super chic and feminine but I was oh so wrong.

And if these aren’t enough nostalgia for you, this is what I looked like when it wasn’t school picture day:

Killing it.