As you know, we enjoy wandering out and having nerd fun. Our last adventure was to the renaissance and pleasure fair. So this short post is to see if there would be interest in a nerd adventure to visit JPL. Come on… it’s science! Space!
We are suckers for space around here… the crew were all sitting around our various homes watching Curiosity’s landing last year. I have the NASA channel on my TV so that I can watch whenever I want.
Personally, I’m a wee bit jealous when people in my tweeterfeed go on about their visits to JPL… I wanna go to. So come with us. Let’s go learn about space!
Recently, Emily and I made our way to Irwindale to attend the annual Renaissance Pleasure Faire. The faire runs from early April through mid-May. We went together in 2012 and while we had fun, the heat was such that we both got sunburnt and were grumpy by the time we got home afterwards. We planned better this year and arrived at the faire a little after 2pm and stayed til almost closing. This allowed us to arrive at the height of the heat but remain as the sun dropped and the heat lessened. Also, there was a fire in the hills near by, so as a bonus we got to enjoy watching a fire rescue chopper take water from the reservoir. The other attendees and participants at the faire kept calling it a dragon- it was both cute and weird. Continue reading →
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or are new to the site, you are aware that we just celebrated our 1st birthday with a karaoke party. Wait… let me rephrase that- with a karaoke party of AWESOMENESS!
Guest post by Lee Daniels.
I thought long and hard for a few days of what to write for my first blog post, after all there’s so much going on right now with Marvel, Star Wars and every Mark Millar comic being turned into a movie, it makes choosing a subject a lot easier with such a huge pool to pick from.
But I wanted to write something that means a lot to me and that most likely means a lot to you to.
The one year anniversary of NerdLush is coming! On March 19th, this little site will have been trucking along for a full year! And we want to celebrate! Alright, ya caught me- we just like parties.
But it’s true, we want to celebrate with our fans and friends the success of our little site. Unfortunately… March went and filled up on us before we were able to get stuff in motion! So… we’ve got our shindig scheduled for April 6th… a few weeks late, but who cares! It’s a party. Plus, this date allows us to also celebrate the spring birthdays of some of the crew. Epic party!
We’re planning a theme this time… currently debating between two ideas- both are beholden to the imagination of the guest. So help us out and vote for one in our poll!
Want to come to the party? It’s invite only but we want you there! Drop us a line at NerdLush@gmail.com and we’ll get you the details!
I like to believe I’m good at catching on to shows that are really good earlier than most people in general do. I was a staunch supporter of shows like Battlestar Galactica, Sons of Anarchy, and Breaking Bad, for example, long before they entered the pop culture conversation. But even saying that, I have to confess because of time and other constraints, I’m often late to the party in many shows. I didn’t get into Supernatural until someone after its fifth season, Mad Men only sporadically interested me, and let’s not talk about my lack of interest in watching Smallville (even though I love Superman). Continue reading →
The following are two posts I had written for a summary of my work this November on National Novel Writing Month.
The premise, as its been for the last few years, is to promote fledging and wannabe writers by giving them a challenge: write an original book made up of 50,000 words within the month of November Thirty days, 50,000 words at the minimum to do. you sign up at their website (nanowrimo.org), and they provide you with advice, word count average you should make per day, and a graph of what your word count is for each day you log it online. You then can have your novel checked a few days before the end of the month to see if you got up to 50k in words. The reward for participating is not some cash prize, but its an exercise to build up your ability to write if that’s what you’re interested in doing. Plus, you now have a working draft of a full length novel (if you’re lucky) as a result, so in away, you’ve already won. Continue reading →
So… a wee bit ago, we at NerdLush celebrated six months of nerdery with a costumed karaoke party with friends and fans. I admit to being a wee bit nervous before the event… I mean, this is LA! People RSVP for things here all the time (and then don’t show up!) (or the opposite-show up without an RSVP). And up til the actual party night- after arriving at the venue- there was that little whisper saying I should be ready with “It’s my party, I’ll cry if I want to”… but then… everyone (plus more awesome people) showed up. And sang. And had costumes. And laughed. And had fun. And it was AWESOME.