Strangers and acquaintances wouldn’t know it by looking at me, but I’m a geek/nerd. One of my best friends the other day told me I’m, what he’d call, the “stealthy geek.” On the outside I look like the typical girly girl––I don’t wear graphic T-shirts that references a certain video game or anime. I don’t wear geeky jewelry like a Triforce necklace from Legend of Zelda or a replica of Galadriel’s ring from Lord of the Rings. Those who are close to me will only be able to see I’m a true geek through and through when they step into my room and see the mountains of shojo manga I have and the collection of video games I currently own. It won’t stop there. Someday, I dream of moving into a place where I can eventually decorate my future home with personal geeky affects.
Hmmm…good question. A strange yet intriguing one. It was uttered during a conversation we recently had with a professional framer about hanging pictures . She was talking about proper height at which to hang certain types of framed art, mirrors, etc. Such thoughts had never passed my mind before when accomplishing such a task other than: does the picture fit? Yes? Good. No? Move it elsewhere. But she discussed all sorts of things to consider, from windows and glare to wall heights and other objects in the room to perspective. That’s where the dining room came in – perspective. Would people be viewing the picture standing or seated, like in a dining room? A formal dining room, presumably.
In response to her rhetoric, I almost piped up, “we don’t have a dining room, anymore,” but I remained silent instead. She wasn’t looking for an answer, but her remark hit home. Continue reading Of course, who has a dining room table anymore?
Episode 113: A House of Cards — The guys wonder how it can be a crime to park in your own driveway, then discuss some of the features of their dream house in Buzz Off. Also, Chris has doubts about a half a million euro prize, Dave doubles back on his hatred, and Shaun abruptly leaves at the end of the show.
- Ohio State students discover secret roommate in basement
- Batman and Captain America rescue cat from burning house
- Pittsburgh residents receive tickets for parking in their own driveway
Secondary Segment — Buzz Off
- Garage vs. an additional room
- Half bathrooms vs. not even bothering with half bathrooms
- Multiple floors vs. single story
“Main Theme (Rhythm Thief)” by Tomoya Ohtani
- “Main Theme (Valkyria Chronicles)” by Hitoshi Sakimoto
- “With Mila’s Divine Protection” by Noriyuki Iwadare
- “Arkham City Main Theme” by Nick Arundel
- “Night at the Octodrag” by Thee Jaguar Sharks
Announcer: Molly Robinson
More At the Buzzer
For the past few weeks, I’ve harbored a strange set of emotions. First off, I hurt. Not in a sad way but in a good way. My back aches and my ankles and wrists are sore. I’ve felt continually groggy for the past couple weeks and no amount of coffee seems to ward off the narcoleptic moments. Second, I’m happy. Not in a laugh-out-loud way but in a contented way. As if the dust of a decade of unsettledness has finally taken wind. The days seem clearer and have more purpose now than ever. And the anticipation of what’s next lays heavy around me. Third, I’m nervous. My proclivity towards worrying has only increased recently. I’ve become anxious, finding little respite in video games and other entertainments of late. I try to allay my nerves with thoughts of “it’ll be alright” and “it’s always a little difficult the first time round,” but they are quickly squelched by those irritating, in-flight neurons of unease.
While it might sound like I just had a kid or started a new job, neither is the case. What I have is a house.