Category: I’m a geek

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Before You Share Out Videos Of Someone Else’s Kids

I’ve been online creating content involving my kids for almost TEN YEARS. There are things I’ve learned along the way that the average internet user or parent may not know. I often feel obligated to pass along the wisdom these years have brought me. Today? I’m going to talk to you about viral videos involving kids! FUN! The internet is full of funny and amazing videos. And a lot of them are posted on hundreds of different channels being shared out on millions of Facebook walls. I share videos out all the time without really paying attention to where it...

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Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook…OH MY!

When I find stuff I like on the internet, I like to post it somewhere on one of my pieces of property on the web. But I don’t put everything I like on every property. Believe it or not? There’s actual logic to the way I spread the things I love online. Facebook I put the most wide assortment of things on Facebook. It’s the way I keep in touch with most of my real-life friends, so anytime I stumble across anything that any of them would like? I throw it on my wall. I have running friends, so I’ll...

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My Favorite Thing About Christmas

I spend between $200 and $300 dollars on Christmas cards every year, between printing and postage. To put things in perspective, most years I spend more on cards than I do on my kids…I take Christmas cards that seriously. (Dear Kids: I’m sorry. It’s because I enjoy graphic arts. If I could play with fonts on your Christmas gifts? I might spend more money on you. This is one of the many perils of having a geek for a mom.) This year we hit closer to $300 because I ordered folded cards and actually pre-wrote a note to be printed...

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The Definition Of A Nerdgasm

I wrote this entry yesterday morning to publish today. Then…THEN…the biggest worldwide nerdgasm occurred when CERN announced the discovery of a particle that could be the Higgs boson. If you don’t know what the Higgs boson is, here’s a great non-physicist explanation that a layperson could understand. Either way? IT’S A PARTICLE PHYSICS PAR-TAY! Which makes the rest of this entry seem silly. I want to go back and tell myself: You thought THAT was a nerdgasm? Just wait 24 hours, then you’ll see a GLOBAL NERDGASM. Remember back in 2008 when I first talked about Dr. Horrible? I’ll admit....

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On Blogging

When I logged in to my blog this morning I saw I had surpassed the 4000 mark for Number of Entries and am around 4040 now. It just came and went…4000 entries. That’s a lot of blogging. Blogging has changed so much in the 6 years I’ve been at this blog. I had tried to blog several times since 1999, before they were even called blogs, but this particular blog stuck because I when I started it I was pregnant with a child I would eventually miscarry and this blog became the place I could talk about struggles associated with...