Six months ago, I posted about some of the podcasts I listen to at work in my tomb-like windowless office. Since then, I’ve spotlighted some of my favorites as Podcasts of the Month. But in my neverending quest to spread the nerd gospel, I thought I might just go ahead and post the playlist from my office computer.
In case you’re sitting around with a wad of cash burning a hole in your pocket, I’m back with some suggestions upon which you might spend it.
Lately, with the coming of summer, I’ve been drafted into grilling something almost every night. My wife is a big fan of grilled corn, which is great, but it takes 30 minutes to cook. So I often find myself sitting there on the back patio, all alone with iPhone in hand. What better way to pass the time than checking out what’s shaking on Kickstarter? As a service to you, my loyal readers, I sift through the crap so you don’t have to, and bring you two gotta-have projects from the always mouth-watering “Tabletop Games” category.
Living in Alabama, with no lottery, the only hope I have for striking it rich, outside of parlaying this blog into a multi-media empire, is the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. I usually tear these things up and chuck them in the trash, but the recent Powerball Lotto jackpot got me thinking. If money were no object, what would my ultimate nerd cave look like?
What’s up Nerds of Planet Earth? Because you requested it…NO, because you DEMANDED it, I’m back with what’s happening in the It Came From The Nerd Cave corner of the world.
My first foray into the world of Kickstarter has so far been a success. Lincoln’s War by Multi-Man Publishing was fully funded and even managed to reach the first stretch goal. I got an e-mail from MMP today letting me know that I’d be getting a survey soon wherein I get to specify my preferences on the premiums for my funding level. In particular, I get to pick whether or not I want my Lincoln’s War Tee-Shirt to be the Abraham Lincoln version or the Jefferson Davis version.
It’s a question that some of my readers (or friends/family) might ask about this blog. Why do I do it? I’m sure buried back in my early posts, I attempted to answer it. Now that I’ve got a year of blogging under my belt, I thought I’d talk a little about what I’m doing here.
I was sitting on the couch this morning working on my laptop. My son was playing with the new (vintage 1980’s) G.I. Joe action figures he picked up at Free Comic Book Day. My daughter had apparently been bitten by the coloring bug. She’d broken out her Mongo-sized box of crayons and was working on some teddy bear pages to send to her grandmother and great aunt (our fridge, which is stainless steel, isn’t magnetic–go figure).
So, one day I was sitting on the bed watching TV and my beautiful wife walks in, glances at the overflowing bookshelf on her side of the bedroom and gets a thoughtful/perplexed look on her face. What’s important to know is that the bookcase in question was definitely NOT supposed to be overflowing with books.
When we moved into our new home after our fire, I’d agreed to finally give my wife the “big girl bedroom” that she’d wanted for years. For the last ten, our master bedroom had been a hot mess of wall-to-wall Late 20th Century Nerd style. I can admit now that it wasn’t pretty. Remember Mel Gibson’s apartment from Conspiracy Theory? Well, it was kinda like that on a hardcore nerd tip but without Mel’s roaches. And God love her, she never complained once.