The past three years for us can be summed up in one word: writing. I finished my doctorate at USC, recently accepted a job as an Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at ASU, and I'm working on my transforming my dissertation into a book. Luke was accepted to the Clarion Writers Workshop last summer, and has been writing his first science fiction novel. Personally, things remain pretty much the same as pre-wedding. The bliss is now officially categorized as "marital," but we’re still living in Echo Park with our cat, Penny, and getting into spirited debates about all things geek culture.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of geeky posts.
I recently shot a wedding in LA and had the happy fortune of being able to stay with Megan (as in the Associate Publisher of the Empire) while in town. One night in the trip one of my all-time favorite movies Pretty in Pink came on today, and I mentioned that it would be OMG AMAZING if we could go on a tour of all the places in the movie. It turns out that's pretty easy to do… so we did it.
Cheryl Hellcat's grandpa turned a cable reel into a table. Then Cheryl turned the the cable reel table into a Lord of the Ring fan's dream piece of furniture.
My husband and I are both nerdy. Between the two of us, our nerdy obsession list is quite long. Unfortunately, when you combine all the orgasmic merch available for each of these fandoms with our limited disposable income, you create a perfect storm for massive credit card debt. In order to practice self-restraint, these are the five tactics that we've come up with to protect our checking account as we grow our nerdy collections…
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What I like best about my living room is that it is MINE. No one else I know has a Star Wars, Doctor Who, Harry Potter rainbow living room! Here's how I turned my boring living space into a family-friendly living room straight out of a nerd's fever dream.