OK, I am a bad, bad blogger. I freely admit that. I have no good excuses. I spend a ridiculous amount of time futzing about in front of the computer surfing Etsy for the perfect circus themed artwork or adding my favorite movies to my Facebook profile. But no blogging because that involves...creativity? Concrete thinking? Cleverness? Anyway, it involves something I seem to have forgotten how to readily tap into.
Luckily for you, my faithful readers (should I have any of those left after my long unexcusable hiatus from the blogverse), my oldest friend (as in the friend I have known the longest, not that she is old because that would make me old and dammit, I am NOT old) has agreed to be my Creativity Dominatrix - something I have known I needed for a long time. I work better under the whip (she whispered) of someone else's deadlines and expectations. Left up to my own devices, I would just spend all my time researching songs about science or looking for random people from my past on Facebook (digression: why do we have this weird compulsion to hunt down people we knew in middle school and ask them to be our friends in cyberspace?? It's kind of the virtual reality version of those "Do you like me? Check yes or no" notes don't you think?)
So, now that Madame Keystroke has donned her Creativity Dominatrix outfit (wow, just thinking about what kind of Google hits I am going to get with those keywords gets me all tingly!) which involves leather, glitter, and double holstered glue guns, I am going to try and stay one step ahead of the whip and post more regularly!
I was greatly amused recently, on so many levels, to discover that this photo of my family dressed up like zombies playing a zombie themed boardgame made the list of Boardgamegeek's Geekiest Images.
First of all, it's funny..well, because we are dressed up like zombies. Zombies are just amusing. Second, it's pretty funny that we are geeky enough to A) have a boardgame about zombies, B) take a photo of ourselves dressed as zombies playing said game, and C) submit the photo to Boardgamegeek. People who know me will also find it entertaining because I hate playing boardgames (OK, with the possible exception of Pandemic which is a co-op game where the players are trying to save the planet from a killer virus. I like that one for some reason). My husband is a boardgame fanatic. Mind you, we are talking about complicated, strategy-based Euro games and NOT Monopoly or Sorry or even Balderdash. Maybe if I were actually a zombie, I would be less bored by these games. I doubt it.
I love my geeky family! We share a passion for zombie movies, vampires, graphic novels, Miyazaki, Robot Chicken, sci-fi and all kinds of other geeky things. Geekiness we have engaged in recently includes:
- Went to see Watchmen for my birthday.
- Had a geekgasm over the trailers for the new Star Trek movie (OMG!! Cannot wait!!!) and the new X-Men Origins Wolverine movie (I love Liev Schrieber!)
- Maddy, Gabe and I bought and read all 7 volumes of the Marvel comic Runaways including the newest one which was written by Joss Whedon (who, in case you didn't know, is who we geeks call our God)
- Actually got cable after a 4 year hiatus just so we could watch Dollhouse in real time (did I mention Joss is God?)
- Are planning an anime/manga themed party for Maddy's 12th birthday next month
The geek shall inherit the Earth!!