Weekly Geekly: Valentines Edition! (02.12.16)

It’s Friday again and for many romantical mush balls that means that it’s Valentine’s Day Weekend. Whether you are all about the candy hearts or all about torching them on fire – I hope you have a fantastic weekend gorging yourself on the candy of your choice and celebrating your love for it not being Monday yet. Before you go…

12592431_1288026484547210_4739586046824308277_nStill looking for the perfect Valentine for your boo? These are perfect for anyone who cheers whenever Anna Kendrick busts a rhyme.

Or perhaps you need something more traditional – like a Valentine riddled with Star Wars puns.

Personally just watching the GOP debate entrances last week may be all the Valentine’s Day gift that I need. I’m just kidding – I need chocolate, too. But it is the gift that keeps on giving.

And since you forced me to get political (gosh, guys) here is a comprehensive list of all the terrible things Hillary Clinton has ever done. #28 may be unforgivable.

Oh gosh, I’ve gone and made you feel all election year angstified – luckily I’ve got some Harry Potter news that will give you something to look forward to this summer. Dust off your reading night lights.

Have a great weekend guys!

Weekly Geekly: 01.22.16


I think we geeks have had a rough go of it, losing a few too many legends lately. I’m trying to get my hands on a copy of Dogma to watch with my husband this weekend but it’s proving more complicated than I anticipated. While I figure that out…

I think this would be my kids’ favorite subject in school. And mine, too. Can I take this class?

This would be a very different television show. Related: now you can knit the damn scarf yourself. Properly.

When worlds collide adorably. One of the better Star Wars inspired things on the internet right now.

GeekMom says 2016 is going to be the year that Harry Potter returns. I’m not hating this. Speaking of Potter and the image above: Apparently ‘always’ was a weighty word for Professor Snape.

And now I think I’ll be a dear and leave you guys with something a little lighter:


Have a great weekend guys!

Weekly Geekly: 9.04.15


How is it September already? Though it still definitely feels like summer outside (hot and muggy? check) – the kids are back in school, pumpkin spiced everything is starting to roll out in cafes and my grocery store just put out Halloween candy. It’s official – Winter Fall is coming. Whether this is exciting or disappointing, let’s distract ourselves with these geeky links:

Nerds Rejoice – Pottery Barn has joined the dork side with a pretty amazing Star Wars themed toddler bed.

Polaroid is finally releasing the update on their classic that we can all get behind, a kind of Polaroid 2.0.

Who wants to go on a vacation to Westeros with me?

Loved this video of the Top 10 Games for Couples – what do you and your significant other like to play?

Have you purchased from Better World Books before? I ordered three books from them after reading this post at Stay Bookish and the books just arrived in great condition, shipped for free for a good cause – it doesn’t get better than that!

What do you think about the latest Harry Potter fan theory regarding Draco?

This geeky birth announcement was kind of amazing.

Have a great weekend guys!

Book Review: Jedi Academy, Return of the Padawan

I thought it would be fun to try something new with book reviews by my kids. Bear with me, but doesn’t it make more sense to hear about the book straight from the kid? I thought it was worth trying – and since a written review by my 9 year old would be roughly seven words long, I thought I’d try a video review! Ohhhhhh….

Today we are reviewing:


Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Return of the Padawan (Book 2) by Jeffrey Brown

This is book two in a series, as you can see. The first book is just called Star Wars: Jedi Academy. In book two, Roan is returning to his second year at Jedi Academy – this year he falls into the “Mean Kid” crowd after having a falling out with his old friends.

Here’s a description from the folks at Amazon:

After surviving his first year at Jedi Academy, Roan Novachez thought his second year would be a breeze. He couldn’t have been more wrong. Roan feels like he’s drifting apart from his friends, and it’s only made worse when Roan discovers he’s not the amazing pilot he thought he’d be. When the school bullies take him under their wing, he decides they aren’t so bad after all–or are they?

This year, Roan will have to face alien poetry tests, menacing robots, food fights, flight simulation class, online bullies, more lightsaber duels, and worst of all . . . a girl who is mad at him.

This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school–all told through one boy’s comics, journal entries, letters, sketches, e-mails, and more.

And finally, the video review:

Bottom Line:

MM says he most liked reading about the star training and that he thinks this book series is very funny.

Have you or your kids read this book? What did you think?