Nerdy Nodds & Nends: Life Hacks, Painting Reimagined, and the Nesbitt Nook

My mom is always sending me the best things. But I especially love when she sends me life hacks. Like this yarn re-spooling trick. the only issues i see are that the yarn must be completely untangled before beginning the new spool or it will go horribly wrong. Also, I’m one of those knitters that does not generally re-spool, ’cause I’m lazy. But the video is a lot of fun to watch. Thanks Mom!

Another fun find my mother sent me was this re-imagined painting of The Singing Butler by Jack Vettriano. I have a print of the original piece in my living room, and I love it. This is almost as good, I’m partial to the original, and a delightfully geeky rendition indeed. Apparently this is a series of classic paintings re-imagined in the Star Wars theme. Check them all out here. [via Ken Are]

Another one of my favorite paintings re-imagined, Nighthawks by Edward Hopper .

IMAGES.  When Star Wars revisits the classics of painting

My husband and I love to find unique items and we had gotten such a collection that we decided to see if we could make it as antique dealers. So we set up the Nesbitt Nook in the Allen Antique Mall in Allen, TX in the Dallas/ForthWorth area. Here are some pics of pieces that we current have or had. You can check out our Facebook page and give us a like, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram! If you are in the area or know people in the area find our booth at the antique mall along with a lot of other cool dealers.

Nerdy Nodds and Nends: Super Hero Costumes, Lawyerly Advice Columns, and iZombie

This article talks about a comic series that mocks the costumes of females in super hero comic series. Its all pretty meta, and funny. Check it out here.

Read this ask-a-lawyer column. It is the best. thing. ever. Check it out.

Are you watching iZombie? Because you should be. It is amazing. I really need to write up a full review of the first season which I absolutely devoured (pun intended) on Netflix in the space of a week. It was a bad week. iZombie made it an OK week. (Caveat: I have not read the comic books that it is loosely based on.)

Check out some fanart I found on the internets.

So, this is amazing. Check out W. Scott Forbes website. More amazing work. [ via Pinterest]

This looks exactly like the actress, Rose McIver. Dang. [Via TanyaGrace on DeviantArt]

This is a cute picture. But why are people shipping them? WHY?????? Have y’all not seen Alias. Sigh. [via Elewings on DeviantArt]

My favorite three people on the show. [via pungang on DeviantArt]

Nodds & Nends: BookBub, KissCam, and Street Lights Dancing

Here are some nerdy odds and ends I’ve found the internets here of late.

My mother sent me a link to this website that will send you info on free or cheap ebooks from the genres that you like. I’ve downloaded one book so far, and … well, it’s a weird premise for a book. But anyway. The concept behind this website is really cool. So check out BookBub if you are interested in getting info on free ebooks.

This video popped up on the internets. I don’t know if it is so nerdy, as much as, well, funny. Also, it is a reminder that when you are with a person hanging out, try to stay off your phone and actually spend time with the person you are with. Or a giant red bull will cart away your lover and she will happily go.

Check out this hot/cold Tetris coffee mug. I hate Tetris with a passion. Hate it. But the mug is cool.


Remember my post about the guy who can make hoops dance? Well @LindzeePoi sent me a link to his latest video, Street Lights. His work is mesmerizing and always makes me smile. I find it amazing how the lights seem to be separate entities from him, chasing each other around his body, just wonderful work. Plus the music is by Lindsey Sterling, I love her!

I know how I always talk about Chris being a viking, well I decided to give it a try too. I think I managed fairly well. (I discovered its about angles and not showing my very short legs.)


Nodds & Nends: Book Wars, a Reminder, and Pretty Pictures

I haven’t done a Nodds & Nends post in a long time. But here are some random things I want to share. Please check out the links below for some more internet funs and finds.

Recently I was browsing through Freshly Pressed here on WordPress and stumbled across a wonderful blog called The Book Wars. You should check them out. It is four book warriors who write reviews and discuss books in their posts. I got drawn in by one of their Cover Wars where to definitely judge the book by the cover. You can check out this one for a fun read on the different covers for Cinder by Melissa Meyer.

Don’t forget to vote for my friend Pierce and his dream job. He only has a few days left to garner votes, and every single one helps! You have to set up a profile so you can vote every day, but there were a lot of problems with hackers before, so it is worth it and then Pierce gets a chance at his dream job!

First a friend on Facebook posted to her and then I saw her photos popping up on Pinterest. Check out the fairy tale photography of Margarita Kareva. The White Wolf is my favorite. Stunning. Simply stunning works of art.

Nodds & Nends: Skull Sheets, Tattoos, and Improv Class

Skull bed sheets that cost more than I want to spend on sheets. Why are sheets so damn expensive!? Thanks to Chris N. for the tip!

Really detailed tribal tattoos. I really need to decide what tattoo I want to get next. Thanks to Tara N. for the tip!

The 10 People You Meet in Every Improv Class. Yaaah, I’ve definitely met all those people and did improv with them. And I’m totally not the last one, nope, not at all. <.<_>.> Thanks to Sara H. for the tip!

I’ve been apartment hunting, which is going dismally may I add, but I’d live in this abandoned tree house in a second. I’m marrying a handy man after all. Thanks to Tara N. for the tip!

Cool skeletal cosplay. I <3 Pinterest. And cosplayers.

Check out my newest favorite podcast on Nerdist, called Terrified, hosted by Dave Ross. I first heard him on Sex Nerd Sandra, but he has also been on Risk, another great storytelling podcast. Dave is really good at asking questions, he would make a great therapist.

I try to do an art project, craft, or some kind of fun activity with my niece every day that we play together. One day we made play dough using this recipe I found on Pinterest. It uses kool aid so it smells really good and you can get some fun colors if you can find them. (Damn you stores, why don’t you carry the blue Kool Aid any more?? Nobody wants tropical punch!!!) My niece loves cooking and baking so making something that she could later play with was a huge bonus. I even taught her how to knead the dough, she did an awesome job, standing at the counter muttering to herself the steps I had told her. Too cute!

kneading play dough

Nodds & Nends: Spin Offs, 3d Printing, and a Sexy Frankenstein

io9’s top 10 science fiction TV spin offs that were great in their own right. Such as Xena. Booyah!

Aaron Eckhart is a sexy sexy beast. By that I mean a sexy Frankenstein monster.

How cool is this flexible seating? Pretty cool. However, I’m not sure how comfortable it would be. It looks like cardboard.

Now for some cool book stuff. Like this pretty pretty book land! Or a cool mobile library. A great photo of raining books. I hope no books were harmed in the production of this photo. ;) All of these cool book things were found on Ned Hayes Pinterest boards. You should go follow him.

I found this deliciously delightful post about love triangles on Picture Me Reading. You will laugh, seriously. Or at least chuckle. OK. Maybe you’ll just crack a smile. Still, it is funny.

I may need to take these kid geeky costumes a little more seriously now that I have a four year old in my daily life. This R2D2 Princess costume is adorbs.

Check out this 3doodler, a 3d printing pen that is totally awesome. I WANT ONE!!!

Nodds & Nends: Skeletal Micky Mouse, Diagon Alley, and GoT

Folks, you may have noticed that a couple of posts came out last Friday and funnily enough one on Saturday. Those were mistakes. Somehow, I got dates mixed up while I was putting together my posts and scheduling them for the future. What does that mean? Well, frankly, I’m behind at this point in how I like to schedule, and I really need a TARDIS? Anyone? Doctor? Someone?

Anyway, it also means that I haven’t had as much time to edit posts because I’ve been scrambling around trying to put them together instead. So I apologize for that. However, to make up for all of this, I have some cool things for you all to check out.

A Skeletal Micky Mouse, because awesome. Check out the artist’s site, more interesting works.

You can now explore Diagon Alley (at the theme park) via Google Maps. Which is kind of cool until you get to the end of the lane and hit a wall.

GoT characters as Simpson mash-ups. Because every awesome thing is awesomer if it is mashed-up with the Simpsons.

Amash-up between GoT and that Goyte song. There are spoilers. Even though I haven’t seen the show or read the books I can tell there are spoilers because . . . . I can, and I don’t mind, but you might. If you do watch the video, check out all the other nerdy references from Dr. Horrible to Doctor Who, I love catching (blatant) Easter Eggs like that.