As always, the most important question of Nerdstock is what nerdy desserts I am going to bring. It’s always hard to top the year 1 cupcake challenge, or the year 2 dragon, but I do try. There were the zombie cookies, which I liked a lot, but this year I decided to try for a […]

Nerdstock IIII: The Death of Roman Numerals

Are you a nerd? Do you love board games, strategy games, social games, games of skill, games of chance, drinking too much, watching your friends drink too much, or getting injured? Then you would love Nerdstock. Now in its fourth year, this Mecca for local game geeks has inexplicably and accidentally moved away from roman […]

If You Had to Start Over…

Imagine for a moment, if you will, a problem in your life. It could be a big problem (you hate your job) or a smaller problem (you hate your dining room curtains), but it should be something about your current situation that you need to change. Have you got a problem? Good. Join the club. […]

The Importance of Self-Care: Nerdstock 3.0

My life has been a little chaotic lately. It has been troubled and disturbed, like a pool of water with a dragonfly skimming over it as it darts back and forth. It is the same life, but it has a new surface. We have been told to get back to normal, and to deal with […]

Everything I Ever Wanted to Do, I Did in Kindergarten

Yesterday we went in for our annual round of parent-teacher conferences. This year, for the first time ever, we got to have both conferences in the same building, because our children attend the same school. We have a 3rd grader and a kindergartener, and you will be pleased to know that they are both doing […]

How to Win 2048 Every Single Time

I had no idea when I downloaded that simple little game that it would go on to become such an obsession, but I spent hours and hours trying to get that darn 2048 tile. I saw other people posting screenshots online, with high scores and huge tiles, but I was convinced that I would never […]

Yelling at Road Signs

Some might say that I am easily distracted.  I just say that I notice everything.  Not for very long, but I notice things.  And it’s not just squirrels.  For instance when I was younger I had this fear that I was going to be the victim of a hit-and-run accident, and I knew that getting plowed […]

A Game To Find Out How Your Children Think

We have discovered a new song in our house.  It is called “Why oh why,” and it involves a question being asked, and then being answered in a silly way.  Some of the lyrics include: “Why can’t a bird eat an elephant? Why, oh why, oh why?” “Cause an elephant’s got a pretty hard skin! […]

How to Win Your Fantasy Summer Movie Draft

I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but I was in two fantasy football leagues this past winter (and by “past winter” I mean the one that started last October and continues to this day), and I have to say, for a first timer I kicked some tight end.  I was in first or […]