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She Geek Critique – For the Sake of Nostalgia

It’s fair to say that geeks are born, not made. It’s just something that’s in us from the start – we gravitate to those things that put us in the category, whether it’s pop culture, sci-fi, fantasy, books, games, science, technology or whatever else is considered beyond mainstream. As such, a big piece of being a geek is indulging in nostalgia. And these days, there are plenty of ways to do that, from collectible figures to movie memorabilia to reboots of shows to movies based on favorite books. But there’s a distinction between true nostalgia and simple reminders.  Continue reading She Geek Critique – For the Sake of Nostalgia

Irregular’s Intel – Too Much Focus

Today we are pushed to focus on the job at hand, focus on your passions and to focus on whatever someone is telling you to focus on. Now focus can be a good thing – it breeds attention to detail and is integral to a job done well. But there is a flip side to this. And on the flip side come the times we miss what is around us that can bring joy that we will never know.  Continue reading Irregular’s Intel – Too Much Focus

Irregular’s Intel – The Underappreciated Break

The weekend is coming up and I am so looking forward to playing a lot of pinball and video games, reading, watching a movie or two, and not much else. Did you see that I didn’t mention anything productive in there? That’s not to say that reading is non-productive, but I plan on reading for pleasure. In short, I’m taking a much needed break. It is interesting how, as a culture, we do not embrace real leisure time. Americans feel this need to fill it all with activity (an idle mind is the devil’s workshop). We can’t have one silent moment and we must show something for the time we have been given. As I have gotten older, I have fully embraced a more European approach to my personal time. I do enjoy keeping active, but I need to balance it with some legit idle time.  Continue reading Irregular’s Intel – The Underappreciated Break

She Geek Critique – Why Be Geek

As mainstream as it may seem at the moment, being a geek is still considered outside the norm. Some of us are lucky enough to be surrounded by fellow geeks and, thus, somewhat insulated from it. But people still question how someone could be such a big fan of certain shows or characters or even entire genres. They don’t understand the appeal of surrounding yourself with your pop culture fandoms (though they blindly accept sports fandoms!).  Continue reading She Geek Critique – Why Be Geek

Irregular’s Intel – A Change of Attitude, A Change of Altitude

For the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed that, regardless of how my day has been or what is happening to me or in my life, I have felt great, I’ve been in a really good place about things. I know that part of it is having a BiPAP (my lungs!) and actually having quality rest, but I feel like it is more than that. My overall attitude about life has changed. I feel more positive than I have in a long time and I feel the momentum in other parts of my life.  Continue reading Irregular’s Intel – A Change of Attitude, A Change of Altitude