Friday Pick Me Up!

Hello Nerds!

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I’m a little late with my post today because…well, I got distracted with a book tag that I am going to post next week. It was fun and I had to do it…like now. I spend way too much time on BookTube!

Anyways, Happy Friday!! I actually have today off and I can’t wait to get reading…or writing…or wasting time on the internet. There is no telling what I will end up doing, but for those of you at work, watching the clock, here is a little pick me up!

We are going with a reading theme this week!

A friend shared this with me on Facebook last night and I am in love with it! It is now in a picture frame on my shelf above my desk. ūüôā

It might sound strange, but I feel most like *myself* when I'm reading (or writing). I need to do both more often.

I love this because it’s so true. I know when I am reading a good book the world around me disappears and the words melt into images. It’s amazing!

I tried everything to get to sleep last night. Well, everything except closing the book and putting it on the nightstand. Let's not get too crazy. ;-)

I don’t know about you but I lose so much sleep because of reading. lol

Reading

This is what causes me to run out of work everyday, or wait until the last minute to get ready. It’s like writing, I don’t want to write I NEED to write…and I NEED to read. I couldn’t survive without it!

And just for a little inspiration…

want it more than you fear it

Let’s do the things that we need to, to get to where we want to go!

Happy Friday Nerds. I hope it is a lovely day, that the work day goes quickly, and the fun times last a little longer.

Toodles

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Remember When…

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When I was a kid I was picked on a lot. So much so that I fell into a deep depression that I couldn’t dig myself out of until I was 25. I still have moments where the words come up and haunt me, all the names that I was called. I will be the first to admit that I still have issues with my own body because of these cruel kids of my past. But, depression is no longer a part of my world.

Last night as I was working I started thinking about all the things kids are picked on about. The dumbest thing that kids are picked on about is how smart they are. I remember being called a nerd or geek in school and how it made me want to disappear. Why?!

I was a smart kid and like to think that I am still a smart person. I obsess over silly shows that make my heart glow. I love to learn new things. I read more than I breathe and I like making things. I am a nerd/geek through and through. The only thing I’m not is ashamed. I can never be ashamed of the person I am.

So, why does it take so long for us to realize this? Why do kids thing being smart and liking different things is bad? I don’t understand why I thought being a nerd was a bad thing. Is it still a bad thing for kids?

I have a little cousin that told me one day that she was called a nerd in school. My first thought was to smile, until I realized that she didn’t like it. Of course, I jump in with my ‘old lady’ experience and tell her not to be ashamed. I think I actually told her to tell people ‘thank you’ when they call her a nerd. We should be teaching all our kids these things.

I admit, I will call a kid a nerd when they do something smart. And then I laugh and let them know that it’s okay to be called a nerd. Smart people are awesome!

Let’s be nerds together!

Toodles

Free Comic Book Day

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Can you tell I was super excited? I couldn’t control myself! lol

Yesterday was free comic book day.  Honestly, I had never heard of it and when I found out about it, I thought it was just for my local comic book store.  I quickly found out that it was a nation wide thing.  With a little research I found that this day happens the first Saturday in May every year.  Who knew??

I have never been big into comic books. ¬†I always thought they were just an easy read. ¬†Please don’t throw stones at me just yet. ¬†My views have changed recently. ¬†Since I lost my job in February I have ventured into the world of…well…the nerd. ¬†I have always been a nerd at heart. ¬†Really. ¬†I just never had the time to embrace my nerdness. ¬†I have been working since I finished high school. ¬†I have also gone to college and worked while in college. ¬†In high school I was too depressed to care.

Now I find myself with free time, a lot of free time, time to do all the amazing things that I have ever wanted to do. ¬†Like watching anime. ¬†I loved Sailor Moon as a child, I knew it would be a breeze for me to get into anime and I was right. ¬†Not to mention I have always had a love for Japan…where anime comes from!

I have also had time to get into gaming and will be uploading my first game play video on YouTube tomorrow. I am super excited about that. ¬†I have been into Doctor Who for maybe 2 years now, which seems to be a staple in the nerd world. ¬†Not to mention all the other movies and shows that I have been addicted to over the years. ¬†The world of the nerds has allowed me to not be ashamed of my love for Power Rangers and Disney movies. ¬†It’s where the adults who refuse to let go of the child inside. ¬†It’s a magical world and I have fallen down the rabbit hole.

My last venture was comic books. ¬†A friend had told me about Free Comic Book Day and I was like…what? ¬†I knew I had to go check this out. ¬†I had to see what it was all about and I am so very grateful for the experience.

Imagine a line of people excited for comic books.  A line of people that love Doctor Who as much as you do.  A line of people that still giggle at stupid kiddie jokes and enjoy the simple innocent things in life.

That is what this day ended up being for me.  And I got to share the experience with my mom and my brother.

I have spent most of my life feeling like I didn’t belong. ¬†Yesterday I found somewhere that was crowded and I didn’t automatically want to fight everyone around me. ¬†Because these people around me were like me.

It was a fantastic day and I can’t wait for Free Comic Book Day next year!

In two weeks Comicon comes to SC. ¬†Right in my hometown’s backyard. ¬†I can’t wait to meet more of these wonderful people. ¬†I am so excited that this is where the life of the unemployed has led me. It’s exciting.

Now I just have to figure out how to make money with this new found nerd life!

Thank you nerd world for waiting for me to wake up to your awesomeness!

Free Comic Book Day Haul

My comic book haul

Coming up this Week

I have been a little out of it the past few days. ¬†I lost interest in life for just a second, but I was awakened yesterday. ¬†I have started a new blog to go along with my newest challenge for myself. ¬†The blog is called N00bieNerd.¬†¬†If you like anime, games, and all things nerd (I’m still trying to figure out what all is involved) and people struggling to get technology working, feel free to check out the blog and follow. ¬†I might share a thing our two here, but I won’t drill it into your heads.

What you should be looking out for on this blog!!

I am trying some new crafts and trying to get my hands into something fun again.  I want to learn stuff with clay and I want to make homemade lipgloss, bath salts, and all that fun stuff as well as jewelry.

It won’t just be crafts though!

This week I will be posting two book reviews.  The two books are actually part of a series and I flew through the second one so I finished it a lot quicker than I thought I would.  I will warn of spoilers though.

The rest of this week will probably juts be random post, but I am thinking about reviewing a few shows, because I watch a lot of television.  I think eventually I will review movies as well, but that will have to wait until later.  I think I will have to get a part time job just to pay for the trip to the movies!

If you have any books that you have loved share them with me so I can look them up and possibly review them. ¬†Also, any movies you have seen. ¬†They can be your favorite movie from years ago, I don’t mind. ¬†I might even start a weekly post about random netflix low budget movies because that could be hilarious!