Finding Your Tribe

I have a confession to make. Every year I feel more and more of a disconnect from geek culture. Which is odd since it’s a community I’ve felt a bond with since I ran around in my bathrobe pretending to be Princess Leia. And got mockingly called “computer girl” throughout school (who’s


Girl Talk: The Diva Cup

Alright boys, some of you might want to check out the archives today. Because today, we’re talking about periods. You’ve been warned. Period news has been coming across my social media feeds lately. Some of the stories are inspirational, like getting feminine hygiene products to women in countries where they can be


Apps Have Made Us All OK With DRM

Apple’s streaming music subscription service has finally been announced (I’ve been waiting for this since they acquired Beats a little over a year ago). As I got to the bottom of that article, I saw a link to an article entitled Apple Music and the terrible return of DRM. Now, I think this article unfairly


Book Review: Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World

One of my biggest problems about how we talk about women in STEM is that we act as if we aren’t already here. Or if we do acknowledge women are already in these fields, we act as if it’s a new thing. Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World aims to change


Buon Compleanno

I spent a lot of time agonizing over what I wanted to write in this post- was it long enough, interesting enough, was the SEO good enough? Then I realized- that’s what this year has taught me. To stop worrying about the rules so much. Stop trying to color inside the lines,


Book Review: Beyond Innocence

Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this book. I don’t get any compensation from this review, unless you click on the Amazon link in this post to buy it. I’m behind on this review, and for that dear readers I apologize. The book was released on May 20th, and I actually


I’ve Been: Building Dog Beds

I have two very, very spoiled pups. They have multiple beds throughout the house, so they always have some place comfortable to sleep. (Even if they still do end up on the furniture most the time.) Up until this point, the beds have always been the generic kind you get at the


TV Marketing Has Been Spoiling Shows Lately (Spoiler-Free)

NOTE: This post is free of any spoilers for tv shows mentioned. TV marketing has become beyond sloppy.  Three times in as many weeks, either a commercial or tv show’s facebook account has downright spoiled the plot of it’s own show for me.  Just like in modern movie trailers, so much of


The times, they are a changin’…

Every time I post these days it seems to start with “wow it’s been a long time….” I have a lot to say, but am still working on how I want to communicate it with the world. (And by world I mean our 12 readers. Hi 12 readers. You’re fabulous and we


Review: Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Spoiler-Free)

Avengers: Age Of Ultron came with ridiculously high expectations.  After the first Avengers movie became the third highest grossing film of all time, the world learned something that a lucky cult following had known for many years: JOSS WHEDON IS A GENIUS!!!  Was it possible to meet, or even exceed expectations for a