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Geek Crush

Episode 35 – Geek Crushes

In this episode, Liz and Heather have invited back our friends Jessica and Lanie to talk all about Geek Crushes!

Geek Crush

We get to marry our two favorite topics – geeks and boys! (Or girls… we don’t discriminate!). Heather’s childhood crush was Wil Wheaton, Liz’s was River Phoenix, and Lanie mentioned Leonord Nemoy, and Jessica loves Hugh Jackman. Operaman was helpful enough to help us come up with the world’s longest list of geeky crushes, both male and female. Crushes are not really sexualized, they are really just the people we want to moon over, have coffee with, and who makes us smile.

Some of these people we absolutely love more because of who they are and what they stand for, other than just what they look like.

*Side Note: We will be playing a game of Dungeons & Dragons with a bunch of newbie gals soon, so that would be awesome.

Catherine Tate and David Tennet are freaking awesome, so check this out.

Neil deGrasse Tyson – Liz totally has a geek crush on him, but Heather doesn’t get why.

We are realizing that as we get older, we are much more attracted to someone who is smart and interesting, rather than just the dude with the abs. This really crushes the stereotype that women really like the bad boy over the nice guy. Lanie has done some psychological research on this… the bad boys get the girls BECAUSE they are originally NICE, and then they flip their “douche switch” and the ladies keep chasing the dragon of the nice guy.

Joseph Gordon Levitt – cutest thing ever! We could totally stick him in our pockets and just snuggle him! He also has a really cool new project called HitRecord.org that you should completely check out. It is a community site for creative people to work together to create awesome new projects.

Make sure to listen to the whole episode to hear us drool over the whole list.

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Episode 13 – Guilty Pleasures

Guilty PleasureWelcome to Episode 13 – Guilty Pleasures! This episode, Liz and Heather talk about their favorite guilty pleasures and what makes them guilty. Could it be social acceptability of age-related interests? Am I too old to do these things?

What makes it guilty?

  • Food – It isn’t good for you or is deemed “lower quality”. Shut up. We like corn dogs.
  • Social – Smoking. Man, the looks you get when you are a smoker. The worst are former smokers!! It is not your place to be healthy on my behalf. Imposing your views on someone else is not ok. And the breastfeeding/formula debate? Just feed your kid!

Why do people try to make us feel guilty? Or are they trying to make us guilty or is that our own internal dialog? Heather thinks that people don’t give a shit (too busy with their own stuff) and Liz thinks they do, because it gives them the ability to feel better about their own stuff.

Monster Truck Shows, Bouncy Castles

Our Guilty Pleasures:

  • Liz – Coloring books. LOVE them. I can’t draw to save my ass, so this is a great way for me to get out my creative expression. Recent coloring books: Unicorns are Jerks, Mer-World Problems, and Dinosaurs with Jobs (available on Amazon). Unicorns are Jerks
  • Heather – Roller Derby – taking a class on how to play roller derby. A lot of fun and a lot of learning (especially how to fall). This is a young gals game, but I’m still having a lot of fun. derby

Food is a huge pleasure – guilty or not. Wavy Lays, a whole box of Twinkies, Little Debbie snack cakes. Easy Cheese (spray cheese) – delicious. Ranch dressing – it is the universal condiment…it goes on anything!! 2,000 calorie salads? Yes, please. Miracle Whip vs. Mayo.

TV – Glee; MASH; Cosby Show; Frasier – Now we can get sucked in to binge watching our favorite guilty pleasure shows, thanks to Netflix.

Books – Crappy romance novels (Twilight), kids books (Ramona the Pest), chick-lit/girl porn, Sookie Stackhouse books, Shopaholic series, Young Adult (YA) novels – And WE LOVE E-READERS!! They are the best thing in the world for hiding the fact that you are reading something trashy.

Movies – Shawshank Redemption (is it guilty or just good??); Bad network tv movies – Cobra; Eraser, Commando, Predator, The Running Man (These are basically the exact same movie – trust me). FYI – Rae Dawn Chong is actually the daughter of Tommy Chong.

Food Porn – Pinterest, Instagram, Food Network

Stalking People You Hate on the Internet – Former flames, people we hated forever, etc. It’s addicting to see how people are crashing and burning on social media.

 

Bitch of the Week: Schizophrenic Social Media – That super religious person on Sunday, but back to being a psychotic bitch on Monday. We also feel that God would be upset with making assumptions on his behalf (telling other people that God hates them for whatever).

 

Recommendations:

  • Heather: Marian Keyes (Books) (Check Here)
  • Liz: The Marriage Series by Jennifer Probst – Chick-lit / Girl porn – well written, not overt or disgusting. It’s a four book series, so start with the first one, as they build on each other.

Out of Context Internet Comment

Twilight – A girl’s choice between necrophilia and bestiality.

Reminder about our next book club choice – The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth (Episode 16). Be sure to read all three books, as there WILL be spoilers! Big ones!!

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