Dear Dream Builders…Listen to Dan Pallota

Dan Pallota is calling us out. Not on environmentalism, or food habits, or our country’s ridiculous obsession with the Kardashians (guilty!), but on our philanthropy. He wants us to start changing the way we think about changing the world. If you look on Facebook, charitable pages and posts are rife with complaints about


iTunes Killed The Full Length Album

Remember a time when an album was a piece of art?  When the order of the songs on album mattered?  When people actually bought and LISTENED to entire albums?  I feel like those days are sadly long gone, and I primarily blame iTunes. When iTunes launched in the spring of 2003, it


I’ve Been: Refinishing Furniture

I’ve not been blogging a lot lately. It’s not been a conscious decision, so much as I’ve just been finding other ways to occupy my time. So I thought I’d let you in on what I’ve been doing instead. And really this happens enough that I’m going to go ahead and give this


Review: The Jack and Triumph Show

Triumph The Insult Comic Dog is by far my favorite character from The Conan O’Brien Show.  Whether he’s covering the premiere of Attack Of The Clones or going to a  Bon Jovi concert, his brand of raw insult comedy has always cracked me up.  In 2012, Triumph teamed up with 30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer


Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

I’ve reinvented myself so many times that I’ve lost count. At least 4 college majors, 2 major, career changes and countless hobbies later, I’ve finally started to be ok with reinvention as a part of life. For a long time, I hung on to the belief that I needed to find a


Entering The Audio Rabbit Hole….

If you’ve been around Pure Geekery for a little while, you know that record collecting is my new hobby. Which of course has led into trying to build up a decent audio system. Which is way harder you’d think. Audio is so subjective. Everyone has an opinion on what “the best sound”


Wizard World Indianapolis 2015

This past weekend, Indianapolis’s first Wizard World Comic Con rolled in town. Geeks and geeky lovebirds alike celebrated Valentines weekend at the Indiana Convention Center with celebrity panels, meet and greets, and browsing the vendor booths. While the crowd was smaller than PopCon, the event space was much better suited for the


At a concert? Put down your phone.

For Valentine’s Day, my husband took me to the Bush concert. It was the first show I’ve seen at the Murat Theater (usually shows I see are in the Deluxe or Egyptian Room), and it was a blast. Even though on the map it looked like we were in the nose-bleeds (and


Roots & Wings

I’m baaaack! We’re finally homeowners! Homesteaders! We can paint with all the colors of the wind! Ok maybe not, but after years of apartment bliss, we’ve finally put down roots. Much like people say something changes the moment you say “I do”, something palpable shifts when those keys finally change hands. Walls are painted,


You are beautiful.

You. Yes, you. You are beautiful. You are beautiful without any strings attached. You aren’t beautiful despite your flaws. You aren’t beautiful compared to someone else. You are beautiful because you are you. And you being beautiful doesn’t take away from the beauty of anyone else. There’s a lot of talk of “body