Happy Geek Pride Day!

Happy Geek Pride Day from the girls of Geeky ‘n Girly. To celebrate, we’ve both put together a couple of collages to display just some of our geeky merchandise. 🙂

The first collage is Britney’s and the second is Kelly’s.

We challenge all of our geeky followers to put together their own collages of their geekery too! We hope everyone will join in and look forward to seeing more collages.

Britney & Kelly

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Introducing: Flashback Friday

Kelly and I have decided to introduce a few themed days so that everyone can read a fresh new entry or two.. or three a week. Yes, there will be more than just this one. 🙂

Flashback Friday is just how it sounds. We will take a look at things, people, events, and such from the past and discuss them.

For this Flashback Friday, I’ve decided to talk about Virtual Pets, especially the handheld ones.

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There was Tamagotchi, GigaPet, and NanoBaby. They were huge when I was a kid, and to this day I can’t figure out why. That’s not to say that I wasn’t a part of this fandom because I actually still am.

I can understand why a kid with no pets would gravitate towards these little guys, but I personally owned a few cats, dogs, and other pets and I still was hooked. Why?

It had to have been because I could take it anywhere with me. That no matter whether my friends were talking to me, my little virtual pet would always need me and want me. 

Or at least, that’s the conclusion I’ve come to. They were a constant friend that went with you everywhere. Not even your pet dog or kitty could do that.

I can still remember getting my GigaPet taken away from me several times at my elementary. I would go home so distraught and tell my parents that the teacher took him. (It was a him, ok!) I had the Digital Doggie, and that lil’ guy would beep at me mid-class and off he went into the teacher’s desk. I would always be so upset. I mean, how would I clean his poop if he was in her desk?

Haha, anyway.. I gravitated toward virtual pets and virtual life for years. The first Sims got me good, and I was always looking for the next big virtual pet game or toy. I had the Digital Doggie, the Alien, and the Tamagotchi game for Gameboy. I loved building SimCities and years later even tried Zoo Tycoon.

So tell me, did you get sucked into this craze? Are you still drawn to it?

I can admit that I am, although I don’t own anything but a Tamagotchi at this point. And you know where he is? Paused and in a drawer somewhere in my apartment. 😉

Britney

 

Geeks watch Game Grumps!

If you’re a geeky girl and you like video games, you will probably find watching Game Grumps reviews entertaining. Basically you’ve got two guys playing video games all the way through with headsets on the whole time. Some of that audio was taken and animated like this one, and those are the best! 🙂 Enjoy!

– Britney

Fancy or Four Eyes?

Don’t let my photo’s fool you. I should be wearing glasses. <Gasp!> The only reason you don’t see me sporting a pair is due to my lack of insurance. It’s been years Literally, years. I think the last pair of legitimate glasses I wore was during my sophomore year of high school. Shame, shame, right?

Now I do have plans on getting glasses very soon so don’t be too upset with me. I have a nice job that pays well and covers vision! But what I would like to mull over is the history of popularity regarding glasses.

Back in my day.. Haha, just kidding. ~.^

It actually wasn’t too long ago when glasses weren’t something to be proud of. I started wearing glasses at about the age of ten. They were geeky, dorky, and generally not something kids liked. Anyone with glasses that grew up in the 80’s and 90’s can tell you that we (wearers of glasses) were made fun of constantly. “Four eyes!”, “Geek!”, “Dweeb!”, and such were the most popular of the jabs. Even so, I wasn’t ever really bothered by them. I liked my glasses. If it made people assume that I was smart then hey, who am I to complain?

Fast forward to now-a-days. Glasses have become an accessory! I really didn’t even know that the glasses sitting inside accessory stores were prescription-less until I tried them on for fun. They don’t even magnify! They’re just plastic. Now I will admit that I am guilty of buying a pair, but I really just wanted the frames. Ever consider using those frames as a cheap alternative than buying them at the optometrist?

So I have mixed feelings about the current glasses trend. I am very glad that it means that people won’t look at me as being socially inept, but at the same time it’s redundant for people to wear them when they don’t need them. They’re a functional device for correcting vision, yes? I guess I just liked when having them meant you needed them, and that sort of separated you from your peers. After all, kids would beg for contacts instead of glasses so that they didn’t look like a dweeb! Then no one would know that they needed <gasp!> glasses.

So what do you think about this new trend? Good, bad, ugly? Hopefully not ugly, because I’ll be getting some soon!

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