Category Archives: Geeks and Nerds Will Rule the World

Born to Rock

Quote of the Day: (Luli) “Don’t turn that off — you know it’s my favorite.”
re: AC/DC



Filed under Babies: Making and Raising, Geeks and Nerds Will Rule the World, Parenting is FUN!

Happy Pi(e) Day!

So, for obvious reasons, today is Pi Day.  And what better way to say MATH IS POWER than with pie?  At first I planned on making a Pi Pie, but then I got stuck at the doctor forEVER,  and Luli just went down for a “nap,” and I’ve got some no-longer-in-business business to take care of, blah blah blah I’m lazy.

But never let it be said that I didn’t Pie up.  For your viewing pleasure, a Parade of Pie:

SDH Basic Apple Pie

SDH Banana Nutella "Hot Pies"

My Nannie's Chocolate and Butterscotch Pies

SDH Strawberry Pie

SDH Lemon Meringue Pie

SDH Chocolate Silk Pie

SDH GInger Pear Pie

Turkey and Artichoke Heart Pot Pies


Filed under Food Pr0n, Geeks and Nerds Will Rule the World, Team Pie

Super K!

For all my frustration over his inborn inability to do housework, I proudly admit that K is, without a doubt, the best human being to ever be created.  We have so many epic K-Stories — all true — that prove this hypothesis.  The most famous story is the Tale of Wal-Mart Sorrow.  You may have already heard it.

As careful as I try to be about not raising kids who simply parrot my opinions, it is inevitable that they will be exposed to my ranting at some point.  K picked up on and came to share my loathing of all things Wal-Mart at an early age.  Among other things, he knew that I did not shop there because I did not think that they were good employers (to put it mildly).

When he was about 5 or so, my mother dragged him to Wal-Mart.  K protested, but his pleas did not move my mother.  So, K goes into the store and walks up to the first employee he sees.  He gently tugged on her shirt to get her attention.  When she turned to see what he needed, K said “Hi.  Are they treating you okay here?”

I’m pretty sure my mom never took K to Wal-Mart again.  It wasn’t long after that incident that K tried to unionize the workers at Panera.

So anyhow, THAT is the essence of K. And is why, no matter what grossness I find under his bed, no matter how many times he has to get a new school i.d. (5 this year, for those keeping count), no matter what gets broken, lost, or covered in honey, I am STILL amazed that I mother to such an incredible, unique, brilliant, and sweet kid.

And if I ever needed any more proof, yesterday he sent the following list to me.  He has decided that he needs to “own” his obligations, and so is on a campaign to be more organized.  Without any further fluff, I give you:

A Day in the Life of K.

1. wake up (6:10 am)

2. pack lunch

3. wait for dad

4.make sure everything is signed

5. go to school

6. socailize until 7:35

7. go to locker

8. READING TIME!!!!!!!!!!!

9. sience-social studies

10. Write down hw

11. switch

12. 2nd period


14. end 2nd period

15. write down hw

16. switch

17.3rd period

18. lockers or detention-study hall

19.TEAM TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

20. go back in

21. orcastra- global perspective

22. pack up


24. Drop off

25. walk home

26. hug mom!

27. do h.w

28. walk dog

29. make up bed

30. Interaction+violin


32. dad comes home

33. hug him

34. go upstairs

35. pwning deh noobs



38. bed time(also study on 27)

39. go 2 sleep

40. repeat

PS. I LIKE PIE 3.151592653

Old School K Earning His Keep


Filed under Babies: Making and Raising, Geeks and Nerds Will Rule the World, Getting to Know Me, Parenting is FUN!, Things That Rule

Random Awesomeness: The Newbery Edition

Sweet fancy Moses how I love smart, creative, and weird kids.

This is one of the most delightful things involving string and humans I have seen in a long time. For more on the project itself, check out James Kennedy’s 90 Second Newbery site.


Here is the Tauntaun cake:

And here is the de-Lukeing of said Tauntaun:

…and one more because I *heart* gross:

I made my son sick with this.


Filed under Geeks and Nerds Will Rule the World, Random Awesomeness, Reading is Fundamental