June 27, 2013

Favorite Things: June

Want to help put a TARDIS in to orbit? Well the funding project ends on Saturday so hurry up and check it out! They're doing it for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who! It's already met its goal, so it's going to happen (YES!) but if you want your name involved or some other cool perk click on the link and back the project!
I've been reading a lot lately (not surprising) and am looking for other stuff that I wouldn't usually read. Thanks to this flowchart from Upworthy and 14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen from Buzzfeed, I now have plenty to occupy my time with. Yay, books!

Espionage Cosmetics is a makeup company based in the US that has some really awesome makeup collections with a geek/cosplay fan base in mind, but they're so cool it doesn't matter if you're in to geeky stuff or not! The Geeky Hostess (blogger, youtuber, etc.) recently came out with her own line that you can win! Click here to go to her giveaway post. The colors you buy are a base that can be mixed with their other makeups so you can use them on your hair, eyes, lips, etc! Some can also be purchased from ThinkGeek, so stock up on stuff (like the lamp below) and save on shipping!
Espionage Cosmetics Color Collections
Home Stuff
I found this by watching Liam Dryden's latest Youtube video. You can win it- watch the video to see how. But if you feel like you need it now instead of hoping to win, you can get it from ThinkGeek (they have the best geek stuff, I'm addicted). You can change the lamp around (just like Tetris) and each piece you add to the lamp lights up! I need this in my life.

Tetris Stackable LED Desk Lamp

June 26, 2013

I Was Scared by a Doll

I was babysitting yesterday and apparently my niece felt that her baby doll needed to take a nap... in my bed. She forgot about it and I was a bit startled when I went in to my room later and looked over to see a baby staring at me. I may have said something like "what the hell?" but I can't remember because it scared me so much my mind blanked for a couple of seconds.

I've been slightly afraid of dolls ever since I saw about 2 minutes of Chucky when I was a kid. Don't mock my fears... Chucky was horrifying. So much so that I put all of my dolls in a garbage bag and made my parents hide them in the basement. And that was the end of my wanting to play with dolls ever again. And that was also when I realized my dad was bad at making me feel less scared about stuff like that. I'll have to tell you that story at another time... it's awesome and terrible.

Stop staring at me

June 18, 2013

Don't Complain You're Going to Ruin it!

I saw an article on USA Today about One Million Moms being upset over the new Kraft ad. I think it's for salad dressing but I'm not really sure because I was distracted by manliness. But it's for something Kraft so I get the idea.

"Zesty Guy"
This is a marketing strategy I can appreciate

I'm just happy it's not another naked woman. I mean, that seems pretty typical to have a scantily clad woman trying to sell a product but this is something us females can appreciate. Women need some eye candy too, so stop complaining because they'll stop with these kinds of ads and I don't want them to! You're going to ruin it for all of us!

But this is also the organization that complained about JCPenney choosing Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson. There are worse things to start complaining about. We're objectifying men for once! Let's celebrate!

Now I'm going to go buy anything Kraft because just looking at him makes me want to purchase stock or something. Also, they got me to mention and think about Kraft more than I would have otherwise. Clever... sneaky and clever.

June 17, 2013


This isn't a real post, but I saw this and thought I'd share. There are so many cool things on sale from Think Geek that I want to buy. You can get some stuff for as little as $3! I'm only posting this because I can't buy it all myself and I'm sharing the geek love.
Seriously though, I want ALL THE THINGS!
Ends June 28th!

June 14, 2013

Pinotized by Food: Bacon Ranch Chicken

If you read my post from Wednesday you'll know that I'm feeling... not quite like myself. Also, I want to eat any food that sounds good. Which is actually a good segue into what I'm focusing on- food! Or, more specifically, recipes. I'm constantly on Pinterest looking for recipes, as one does when one is Pinotized (hypnotized by Pinterest).

This is one of my favorite Pinterest recipes. If you like chicken, bacon, ranch and not putting a lot of effort in to cooking, this recipe is great!

 Picture and recipe from

I've adjusted this recipe a bit to make it more fattening. For the original (slightly healthier) recipe click the link above.

Crock Pot Bacon Ranch Chicken
2 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled (ha! Who are they kidding? Load it up with as much bacon as you want! Make an extra piece of bacon so you can eat it... because bacon.)
1 tsp minced garlic
1 (1 oz) packet dry ranch dressing mix
1 (10.75 oz) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1 lb. chicken breasts (can be frozen or defrosted)
8 oz. of your favorite pasta, cooked (I like penne)

My addition: Add mushroom slices and diced green onion for more deliciousness (if you like that kind of thing)

Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and place chicken in the crock pot.
Mix the bacon, garlic, ranch dressing mix, soup, and sour cream together and pour over the top of the chicken. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6 hours. Shred chicken with two forks. Cook pasta as directed on package and serve chicken over pasta.

I usually put the chicken in frozen (and cook for 6 hours on low) because it's less work for me. Yay laziness! Enjoy!


I got to see Man of Steel yesterday! I was skeptical because I've never been a big fan of Superman movies or TV shows... to me they always seem to fall short. But this? I actually liked it. It also didn't hurt that he's ridiculously good looking. Especially with the facial hair. And shirtless.

There were so many moments I liked- getting to see him grow up in flashbacks was great because it's touching and it was nice to get his backstory and to see Krypton. Seeing that much of Krypton was good for the story background and understanding a little bit more about the characters. The bad guy is bad but you kind of get why. You get to see what a good guy Clark is and I love that about him. The acting is good, which is nice for a Superman movie.

A lot of the movie is Clark/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) figuring out who he is and what kind of man he wants to be. It's also about his Earth dad Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) and mom (Diane Lane) helping him through what has to be a tough time for a kid. As if puberty isn't bad enough, he knows he has to be in control of himself because he has this power. He has to be the better man and walk away. I loved that about him even though it would be difficult.

Clark's connection with Lois Lane (Amy Adams) is... friendly? I'm not sure if that's the word I want to use. But he saves her. A lot. She falls quite a bit. But they become friends before he puts on the suit so it's nice that she didn't just see him as Superman and suddenly get interested. I don't want to say too much because I don't want to give it away.

The action is pretty awesome, but I did think to myself that there was a ridiculous amount of destruction and I wondered how in the hell they would rebuild Metropolis. Seriously... a lot of destruction. And poor Superman! The action was nonstop near the end so he couldn't really catch a break.

Overall a lot of action and good story telling and very entertaining. Plus, Superman is hot. Go see it!

June 12, 2013

Period Crazy

I can't be the only person who loses their mind this time of the month (as in just before and during my period). It's like my brain goes haywire and I go between wanting to cry, hide in a room by myself or just punch anyone who happens to annoy me at that particular moment. And then I'll crazy laugh over stupid stuff... you know, that weird cackling laughter from a movie when someone's really lost it. It's like I'm a super villain. I can't make decisions sometimes and all I want is greasy, fatty foods. And chocolate. And chocolate shakes. And it makes me want to eat ALL THE THINGS!


Your body starts to work against you and that's when you don't want to be a girl anymore. Even if it's for a brief moment, it still goes through your head. You know what? I need a better example that sums all of this up. I found this on Pinterest. It is accurate.

June 7, 2013

You Will Be Assimilated

Warning: This post contains Doctor Who references

I get really excited when people I know start to like the nerdy things that I do. It's like I'm welcoming them to all of the references on Tumblr. "You will finally understand so many more things on the internet!"

Also, you get to have conversations that other people won't understand. For example, my friend posted this on Facebook leading to strange comments:

Me: If only he would have carried balloons with him for that episode! Then it would have been a gift rather than just breathing on them.

Me: I bet my previous comment sounds weird to people who haven't seen the show...

Jess: lmao yep we watch shows where all they do is breath on each other

Who wouldn't want to be a part of this mysterious group? Strange things like this is also part of the reason we are such good friends.

June 5, 2013

Father's Day Gift Anxiety

I have the hardest time trying to think of gifts for people. And I love my dad but I don't know what to get for him half the time and with Father's Day coming up on the 16th (eek!) I'm starting to get nervous. So here are some ideas I had for my dad that might help you if you're in the same quickly sinking gift boat (the worst of the boats):

Tickets to a Sporting Event
My dad has been saying for a while that he wanted to see a Detroit Tigers game. Pros- He'd love it. Cons- This would also require a hotel room and gas since we live so far away. I am poor. A good idea for another time.

My dad is easy to please (thankfully) so he'd probably be happy if I cooked a delicious dinner and made him his favorite dessert (apple pie). Pros- it's easy. Cons- I feel like I'm slacking off by not actually getting him anything.

Geek Stuff
He is a geek at heart and is in to some electronic stuff and typically anything that I think is really cool, he does too. So maybe ordering him something cool online? ThinkGeek has a Father's Day Gift Center that I will be spending much of my time browsing. Some seriously cool stuff on there. They also have a free shipping deal through noon on Friday so if I ordered something by then he'd still get it on time. Pros- Cool stuff! Cons- I don't know exactly what he would like. The joys of buying for others. Have I said "cool" enough yet in this paragraph? Cool.

So those are some ideas I had. Do you have any? I'm poor and a terrible shopper... I could seriously use help.