• Personal

    Why Donner Disappoints Me

    Sometimes it’s hard for me to get in the Christmas spirit. I know why; a big, fat part of my Christmas preparation had to be left behind when I moved in 2007. I miss you every year, Christmas Tree Lane. If you’re not lucky enough to have grown up in a town with a ridiculously huge and kind of famous Christmas display, I pity you. Get in the car and drive there right now. Go marvel at the 140 houses and 300 trees in the nearly two mile stretch. Listen to the carols playing from car windows and tree-mounted speakers. I dare you not to get in the holiday spirit. Christmas…

  • Nerd Life

    Nerdsday – Give Thanks

    This was going to be my Nerdsday post for Thanksgiving, but I ended up not having access to the blog over the long weekend and then having to dig into customs and now it’s like halfway to Christmas but I am posting it anyway. So there.With this being the “Thanksgiving” post, I wanted to write about something for which I am thankful: being a nerd. Even more than just being a nerd, that nerdiness is seemingly coming into it’s own and being viewed more with appreciation and less with derision. I love being a nerd, I’ve pretty much always loved being a nerd. I was raised by interesting and crafty…