Every Ending Creates a New Beginning…

Sooo… As you can see I’ve been a bit MIA lately.

I promise there is a reason for this. That reason is….

I RECENTLY BOUGHT MY OWN DOMAIN!!!!

lizhighfive

In the past I’ve had a lot of blogs. This one has been the one that I have made the most friends with, put the most thought into and really, the one that I have kept up with the most. Nerdyalerty.wordpress is where I came into my own nerdy space, where I joined some amazing groups of lady bloggers supporting other lady bloggers, and where I found the best way to show be myself on the internet.

After all of that I decided it was time to jump in feet first and create and manage my own site. I’ve spent the last couple weeks getting it set up and I’ve already moved all my posts over there. As you can see, it’s all gone from here.

I’ll probably still keep moving stuff around on it, but overall I’m very happy with it and excited to share more on it!

Thank you all my amazing followers for commenting and sharing and helping me feel included in this community. If anyone has any tips for a new domain holder, I’m open to them!

I hope all of you will follow me at my new space all my own, at NerdyAlerty.com!
nerdyalertybanner

[Books] Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour | Morgan Matson

Almost a year ago I posted a review about Morgan Matson’s book Since You’ve Been Gone. After reading it I bought another one of her books called Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour, which sat in my library for months and months until recently, when I decided to sit down and read it.

7664334

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour

Author: Morgan Matson

Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it’s Amy’s responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn’t ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip – and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar – especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory – but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.

Read More »

Nerdify Your Workspace

In everyplace I’ve worked, I try my best to make my workspace my own (if I’m allowed). Recently, my company moved offices and now instead of sharing an office with my amazing girls I work with, I have my very own office. This is strange. I’ve never really had my own office and I don’t really know what to do with it.

So, I turned to the internet for guidance. I’ve found a couple of great ways to showcase your nerdiness in your workspace.Read More »

Art, Newb Cosplay and Osric Chau [Fan Xperience 2016]

This post is a LOT longer than I was anticipating… sorry.

Capture
Salt Lake Comic Con does two conventions a year. The main one usually takes place in September and is bigger and more intense. Whereas Fan Xperience usually takes place in the beginning of the year and more like “Comic Con Lite”. When people who have never been to a convention ask me which one to go to, I tell them FanX. It’s a bit less of an shock to the system.

This year during FanX was pretty light. I didn’t really plan anything and just kind of let things happen. I was lucky that two of my very good friends were willing to pal around with me the whole time. I had 2 things I wanted to accomplish this con: Get through my photo-ops without pulling out my hair, and hit my 10,000 steps a day on my FitBit.Read More »

[Books] You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

WARNING: THIS IS BASICALLY A LOVE LETTER TO THIS BOOK AND THIS AUTHOR. #SORRYNOTSORRY

51xfbto2iol-_sx323_bo1204203200_

From online entertainment pioneer, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational” (Forbes.com), memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.

When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately). Growing up in the Deep South, where she was “home-schooled for hippie reasons,” she looked online to find her tribe. The internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth—finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels without shame. Because she had no idea how “uncool” she really was.

But if it hadn’t been for her strange background— the awkwardness continued when she started college at sixteen, with Mom driving her to campus every day—she might never have had the naive confidence to forge her own path. Like when she graduated as valedictorian with a math degree and then headed to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting despite having zero contacts. Or when she tired of being typecast as the crazy cat-lady secretary and decided to create her own web series before people in show business understood that online video could be more than just cats chasing laser pointers.

Felicia’s rags-to-riches rise to internet fame launched her career as one of the most influen­tial creators in new media. Ever candid, she opens up about the rough patches along the way, recounting battles with writer’s block, a full-blown gaming addiction, severe anxiety and depression—and how she reinvented herself when overachieving became overwhelming.

Showcasing Felicia’s “engaging and often hilarious voice” (USA TODAY), You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now—even for a digital misfit. (from Goodreads)

Read More »

Nostalgia and Nerdiness

Growing up I wasn’t what you would call the typical nerd. I enjoyed watching my uncles play video games but aside from being THE BEST at Crash Bandicoot (you can try and fight me on this all you want, but you’ll be wrong), I didn’t really know where I fit in with gaming.

Was I supposed to like fighting games? Because all I ended up doing was mashing buttons and hoping for the best.

My grandparents used to hand out comic books with their halloween candy (Batman and Betty and Veronica, usually. But the kids got to pick which one they wanted), but was I not nerdy because I wanted to read about Betty and Veronica instead of Batman?

Don’t even get me started on reading, since it wasn’t until I was in 7th & 8th grade that I found my love for it.

I didn’t really know where my place was in the great world of nerdom, all I knew was that there were things that I liked and I wasn’t sure what box that put me in.

Read More »

DNF: TV Show Edition

I know a lot of book bloggers that have their DNF (did not finish) pile. I have that same kind of pile, but with television shows. There are some shows I get so excited for, but they end up being lack luster.

I tend to try and and give a show one full season before I call it quits, but there are some shows that I have to force myself to continue to watch every week. Other shows I try and try and try and can’t get through them (one of these kinds of shows I’m sure will end me in nerd purgatory).Read More »

Everywhere You Look: Fuller House Season 1

(I tried to keep this as spoiler free as possible…)

I grew up watching episodes of Full House, but aside from having a mild crush on Uncle Jesse I don’t remember much of the series itself. I couldn’t remember what happened to Danny’s wife, or exactly how long the show was on. I remember that later I found out that the guy who played Steve also did the voice of Aladdin and that somehow Ted Mosby grows up to be Danny Tanner (which is a surprisingly accurate connection I hadn’t thought about until this moment). Even though I didn’t remember any exact story lines, I did remember that it made me laugh and it made me happy to watch, so when Netflix said they were doing a reboot (for lack of a better word) I was skeptical. It seems that a lot of shows and networks are hitting us Millennials hard in the nostalgia bone lately, and it is WORKING.

tumblr_o36so0yxul1v91qjio2_r1_400Read More »

Thursday & Thrilled: Let’s Catch Up!

February has been a hard month for me. After getting some pretty emotional news at the beginning of the month it’s thrown me into a terrible funk. I’ve been working through this news and have finally started feeling more like myself. The funk is finally on it’s way out of my system and as such it is time to catch up with you!

I’ve missed you lovely readers!

Read More »

Six on Six | February

What the frak is Six on Six?
A little while ago Scruffy-Little Nerf Herder started a monthly photo challenge to showcase geeky things around your house that correspond to that month’s color.

This is a great way to work on your photography skills and showcase your geekery at the same time.

February’s color is BLACK. While I have a handful of great black things, I had a difficult time narrowing down what I wanted to showcase. But ultimately, I came up with some fun choices.Read More »