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Dog Day Sunday: All About Sammy

Since my little mutt is about to turn 10 this month, the Dog Day Sunday I figured I’d talk all about my marvelous bird hunter and nap taker extraordinaire!

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The day that we got Sammy was just a regular January day. I was about to be 12 years old in March and my brother was 10. All my brother did at this time was beg my folks for a dog. A dog was all he wanted when he was little, but my father always protested it, citing allergies.

The day we brought her home was super average. My brother and I were both homeschooled at the time and we had finished our work. My mom had left, saying that my dad needed something, and so my brother and I put on Good Boy (which was his favorite movie since it was all about a boy who saved up money to get a dog, which happened to be from outer space). It was ironic because the opening of the film featured a song all about how the singer wish they could have a puppy and I remember my brother turning and saying to me. “Yeah, Cork, I really want a puppy.”

We didn’t even finish the movie because I had gotten a text from my mom saying that she needed Chris outside. I paused the movie, told him to go, and I waited. I waited a while before finally trekking downstairs to see my brother in the garage crying on the floor while Mom was holding a small dog in a Tootsie Roll blanket.

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Later that evening, it was explained that my dad’s business partner saw our little babe on the side of the road just walking around. He pulled over and opened his door, asking her where she was going and she immediately hopped into the car. He had gone through two other people that couldn’t take her and we were her last hope.

Honestly, who could say no to that face?

Now she used to be super timid. When we would walk her outside, we had to be on the sidewalk because the cars scared her. Now she’s a mouthy brat. If you ring the doorbell, or be anywhere near her, she’ll bark her head off.

Her name was mostly my idea, but my brother said it so they liked it more from his mouth than mine. I had three names I liked, all Nickelodeon related: E.T., Porkchop, and Sam.

E.T. was due in part to my obsession with The Naked Brothers Band, and her name would have been short for Elizabeth Taylor (Thanks Mom and Dad for rejecting this idea!). Porkchop not only came from Doug, but the fact that at dinner that night, she had jumped up and tried to eat porkchop off the table. That got rejected too. I could tell that she had a love of meat, which reminded me a lot of Sam from iCarly, so that became the winning name.

Now y’all are probably looking at her and wondering “what breed is that?” Sam is a German Shepard/Chihuahua mix. Really.

The vet said that was likely her mix since he has never got much bigger (like a Shepard would), and she had big Chihuahua ears. It’s also how we found out that she was around 3 months old when we got her, making her birthday in October!

Flashforward 10 years later and she loves to nap (she’s napping and snoring right now as I’m tying this). She has little quirks to her – like how some toys she tears the eyes off and pulls out their stuffing, but others she’s delicate with. If you squeak her toy too hard, she gets visibly upset. She also really loves carrots (which are great for dogs).

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Sam is also an expert bird hunter!

A few years ago we had a pool in our backyard that had handrails. My mother and I noticed there was a pigeon sitting on one who would not move for anything. Sam was freaking out about the bird and wouldn’t get in the pool to get it (she hates water and baths!). My mom was worried it was laying an egg or something so she called my father and we waited.

While my mom was filming the scene, she noticed that there were feathers around the pathway from our patio area to the pool, and everything pieced together. When my father finally got home, he had to use a pool cleaner to get it off the rail. It immediately tried to fly and my dog went nuts trying to get it. She had broke its wing and was torturing it.

I love Sam.

She’s such an integral part of our family now that it’s hard to think of life before her. She’s a blessing and I consider her my little sister.

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Dog Day Sunday: 10 Dogs Who are Ready for Sunday Football

Let’s be honest: your dog doesn’t give a single woof about Sunday Night Football.

While you’re munching down on chicken wings and carefully eyeing the performance of your draft picks, your pup is just hoping for some scraps and a chance to play with that good ol’ pig skin.

Still, it’s incredibly fun to dress our pets up and pretend they care!

Check out 10 pups who look ready for Sunday Night Football, and don’t forget to send your own photos and stories to meg@geekgirlworld.com! We’ll feature your dog(s) on our next Dog Day Sunday and enter you to win a Loot Crate Pets!

Go Chiefs, beat Houston!!!

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Dog Day Sunday: 3 Paw-some Sites to LIKE on Social Media

Truth: 90% of my time on the interwebz is spent laughing at dog memes, gushing over stories about animals, or catching up on what my favorite animal-rights groups are sharing on social media. As such, this week I decided to share 3 paw-some (ha) sites you should follow/like/cyber-stalk online. (Fittingly, I am typing this article on my computer while my pup Shadow cuddles in my lap and looks on!)

Friends of Mayhem

11210459_638660439597645_4667563007324650499_nWho they are: Named after founder Devanny Novak’s sweet dog, Friends of Mayhem describes themselves as  “a Las Vegas non-profit that specializes in helping all kinds of animals through donations, political action or just plain ear scratches!”

Why you should “like” them: Friends of Mayhem spotlights animals with special needs, and campaigns fun and creative ways to help the furballs! For example, earlier this year we covered their very special Benefit for Yoshi, in which they sold shirts that said “Get Your F*cking Dog Fixed.” All the proceeds went toward providing medical care for a dog named Yoshi and other animals at PAWsibilities are Endless. They are positive and upbeat, while still providing valuable and useful information to the community!

Where to find them: https://www.facebook.com/friendsofmayhem/


Noah’s Animal House

noahs1Who they are: Time to get serious: Animal Legal Defense Fund reports that abusers of animals are five times as likely to harm humans, and that nearly half of the victims who stay in violent households do so because they are afraid for their pets. Luckily, Noah’s Animal House in Las Vegas, Nevada (and soon Reno, Nevada, too!) “is a pet sanctuary for shelter residents that allow women to escape abusive situations without leaving behind their pet.” I’ve volunteered with NAH since 2012 and have had the privilege of meeting many of the women and their dogs (and cats and hamsters and birds) who have called Noah’s Animal House home!

Why you should “like” them: Noah’s Animal House spotlights the inspirational success stories of the brave women and their loyal pets who have been given a second chance thanks to their services, provides a central place to post requests for supplies and volunteer opportunities (HAAALP! They’re currently in need of a new gas dryer!), and shares great links to animal stories across the world!

Where to find them: https://www.facebook.com/Noahsanimalhouse/


Susie’s Senior Dogs

 1510593_295149333975043_1577678859_nWho they are: Susie’s Senior Dogs is a 501(c)3 organization who says it’s their goal to bring “awareness to overlooked, homeless senior dogs and the benefits to adopting an older pet.” Recently they were covered in the hugely popular photography/interview project Humans of New York, which allowed them to get massive exposure and spread their message to a huge animal-loving audience!

Why you should “like” them: Susie’s Senior Dogs works with animal rescue groups all over the United States to spotlight pups who are looking for their fur-ever home! (Literally every dog is a pup to me, even if they are over 7 or in the double digits!) Beautiful photographs paired with descriptions that read like love letters make me want to adopt every dog I see on their page! Even if you’re not planning on expanding your fur family, it’s rewarding to follow the dogs’ stories, from their initial posts to their final adoptions and happily ever afters.

Where to find them: https://www.facebook.com/susiesseniordogs/


Honorable Mention: I urge you to Google your local American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals group online to learn about dogs in your area who need help and support!

Want your dog featured on Dog Day Sunday? Send your stories and photos to webmaster@geekgirlworld.com and you’ll be entered to win a Loot Crate Pet Edition!

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Dog Day Sunday: Stray Dog Joins Human for 77 Mile Race!

Just as the wand chooses the wizard, sometimes man’s best friend chooses his family.

This is the lesson that an extreme marathon runner recently learned while embarking on a 155 mile race in China’s Gobi desert.

Scotland native Dion Leonard was taking part in the annual 4 Deserts Race Series in March when a stray dog suddenly decided to join him on his journey through the Tian Shian mountain range. The tiny female followed Leonard for a whopping 77 miles, completing 4 out of the 6 stages of the competition with him.

“I didn’t speak much to her that day thinking she wouldn’t stay with me, but at the finish line she followed me into the tent and we slept next to each other,” Leonard told The Independent. “That was it then.”

Leonard researched what it would take to bring his new best friend (who he apty named Gobi) home to Scotland with him, only to be met with massive sticker shock.

“Getting Gobi to the UK is a long process, one that will take up to 4 months and see her medically checked, quarantined and fingers crossed cleared for entry. All this comes at a cost close to a whopping £5000,” Leonard explained on his Crowdfunder page. “We are committed to making this work, I am selling some of my whisky collection (I work for) and we are hopeful this will raise some funds to help make these costs more manageable.”

Leonard won’t have to worry about selling that Whiskey collection, as his Crowdfunder campaign easily surpassed its £5000 goal, and is, as of this writing, only a few hundred Pounds short of the £17,000 marker.

For those of you who aren’t up to date with the current conversion rates, that’s over $22,000!

Gobi is currently safe and is staying with one of Leonard’s friends in China until the quarantine process can officially began. He hopes to be reunited with his best friend by Christmas.

Leonard released an update to his and Gobi’s love story earlier today on YouTube:

 

Once Gobi is (hopefully!) reunited with her human, Leonard plans on donating the remaining sum of money to an animal shelter or rescue facility.

Follow Gobi & Leonard on Facebook to get up-to-date news about Gobi’s journey to her forever home!

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Dog Day Sunday: 5 Reasons to Adopt a Mutt

It’s Dog Day Sunday and National Mutt Day!

National Mutt Day (also known as National Mixed Breed Dog Day), was established in 2005 by Colleen Paige, a celebrity pet & family lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate. The day is celebrated on July 31 as well as December 2 (bonus!) as part of an effort to raise public awareness about the surplus of mixed-breed dogs in shelters across the country, many of whom will sadly be euthanized due to over crowding.

But there is hope yet for these unwanted, lovable mutts…

Adoption is an excellent way to give a dog a new leash on life, and if the cool stylings of Sarah Mclachlan (as seen above) doesn’t convince you otherwise, maybe these five reasons will:

1. You’ll be saving a life

According to the ASPCA, only 35% of shelter dogs are adopted, and another 31% are destined to be euthanized. To put that in raw numbers, an average of 1.2 million shelter dogs are euthanized each year.

So by choosing to adopt, rather than shop, you get a new best friend and save the life of a helpless dog.

2. You’ll help put puppy mills out of business

See that cute, fluffy little puppy in the local pet store window? He was most likely born in a puppy mill.

A puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding facility where dogs are treated like products, not best friends.

These facilities are often crowded, and it’s not uncommon to see dogs and puppies stacked on top of one another like warehouse products. Puppy mill facilities are often extremely unsanitary, with no proper vet care, food, water, or basic socialization available to the dogs who call the factory “home.”

Female dogs are bred as soon as they are mature enough to (and sometimes earlier) and are given little-to-no recovery time between litters. Puppies are ripped from their mothers prematurely and are sold to consumers in pet shops and online marketplaces.

As a result of these shady and unsanitary breeding tactics, puppies born in mills are prone to congenital and hereditary conditions, such as heart disease and blood and respiratory disorders. 

There are two ways to put puppy mills out of business once and for all: purchase a puppy from a certified breeder or adopt.

3. Purebred dogs are plagued with genetic disorders

On the outside, purebred dogs are the perfect choice for dog shows and keeping up with the Jones’ in uppity social circles, but on the inside, they are genetically inbred monsters.

“I’m willing to go on record and say that I generally observe at least one genetic disease in nine out of 10 purebred patients during their first examination with me,” says Dr. Patty Khuly VMD in an op-ed piece for Vetstreet.

“We can chalk a lot of this up to line breeding, the failure to adequately test parents for genetic diseases and the trend among show breeders toward increasingly exaggerated features. Case in point: The English Bulldog of the 1930s bears little resemblance to the flat-faced modern varietal.”

So how can you help ensure that your best friend is free of any major health issues? Truthfully, nothing.

But Dr. Patty does have one big suggestion for would-be dog owners that might help: adopt.

“I know it’s not a popular position to advocate against purebred ownership, but when you consider the genetic disease and animal welfare problems it raises, it makes sense for me to urge my clients to consider mixed breed dogs.”

4. Adoption will save you a fortune

Depending on the dog’s breed and pedigree, purchasing your new best friend from a breeder can cost you thousands of dollars.

Adoption, on the other hand, is extremely inexpensive and sometimes even totally free!

Adopting a dog from a shelter requires only a big heart and a small adoption fee, the latter which helps to support and maintain the shelter’s facilities.

5. You’ll unwittingly become an activist for the cause

Mutts are as unique as snowflakes, and because of this, people will never stop asking you what kind of dog you have.

This provides you with the perfect opportunity to explain to your peers and random admiring strangers the benefits of owning a mutt, and how adopting one helps save the life of an animal in need.

By sharing your story and message, you might just save yet another life.

Find your local shelter or rescue center here!

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Dog Day Sunday: The Rainbow Bridge

This week I had to say goodbye to someone who was a huge part of my life for the last decade and a half. She provided comfort and a shoulder to cry on when I fought with my siblings, and watched YouTube videos with me after a long day (she loved the ones of puppies barking). She enjoyed going on long drives and adventures, and was always gracious and poised— even when she was caught chewing up a pair of my Chucks. I had to say goodbye to Little Woman, the Schlaff family’s beloved Scottish Terrier.

Losing a pet is losing a family member. In 2013, we had to say goodbye to Little Man (Little Woman’s brother) and it was heartbreaking. I still miss him to this day. I remember someone paid their respects by giving us a framed copy of the story of the Rainbow Bridge, a tale about pets and their people being reunited in the afterlife and crossing “the rainbow bridge” (a pathway between an Earthly life and a Heavenly one) together— the ultimate walk to the park! Despite not being religious, I was very moved by the story and the gesture. Later, I showed my boyfriend the poem  and cried to him about how Thor-throwing-hammerunfair it was that dogs don’t live as long as humans. He attempted to cheer me up by telling me, “It’s ok. Little Man’s not hurting anymore. He’s in Asgard with Thor now.” At the time, Thor: The Dark World was about to debut in theaters, and trailers regularly showed clips of Idris Elba‘s Heimdall guarding the magnificently colored Bifrost Bridge. Through my tears, I smiled.

Little Woman will forever be missed. I couldn’t even get through this article without crying, remembering the adorable and wonderful things she did over the years, before she got sick. But there is a small comfort when I picture her with Little Man, playing fetch with Mjölnir on the Rainbow Bridge.

Rest in peace, Little Ones. We love you!

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How to Romance the ‘Deadpool’ Fan in Your Life this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but more importantly, so is Deadpool.

So if your sweetheart is a fan of the fowl mouthed anti-hero, then consider merging the two events together by having a geeky day full of  love, fun, laughs, and untimely dirty jokes.

If you don’t even know where to begin to make this a reality, fear not! I’ve created a 4-step process to help aid your loving, violent journey this Deadpool Day:

Step 1: Pick out the perfect card

Let’s be real here, it just wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a flat, folded dead tree with generic expressions and sentiments written all over it.

Getting your love a card is something you’re pretty much socially obligated to do, but if you really want to give your geek a Valentine’s card that will make them laugh and smile, then skip the drug store and head to the most beloved place on earth: the internet.

There are plenty of cute and hilarious Deadpool inspired cards on Tumblr and Pinterest, but just in case you’re illiterate with those websites (or lazy – no judgement), Google Images works fine as well.

Just pick out your favorite one and print it out! Bonus points if you use photo paper. Or you could just make Walgreens do it – that works too.

Funko Deadpool Fabrikations Plush $19.99 – Amazon

Step 2: Procure the perfect gift

If there is one thing that geeks love more than their fandom, it’s incredible merchandise related to it.

So instead of purchasing one of the many cliche Valentine’s gifts that every retailer pushes on you (think boxed chocolate, flowers that will realistically die in a week, and ridiculously over-sized and useless teddy bears), consider getting your Deadpool fan one the following items instead:

  • Framed ‘vintage’ Deadpool comic books from the 1990s
  • Collectible figures and plushes from Funko
  • Clever and hilarious graphic tees
  • A replica of Deadpool’s katanas (which would be awesome mounted on a wall)
  • Deadpool socks (I mean, who doesn’t love socks!?)
  • Deadpool inspired wall art to compliment their home or room

But okay, maybe still get those chocolates. Yum.

Step 2: Din din

Time to make the chimi fuckin changas.

Honestly, If you’re having a Deadpool day with your love and you’re not eating this yummy Mexican dish, then you’ve totally failed at life.

Make a reservation at a classy Mexican restaurant for you and your love, or opt for a romantic night in by preparing this famous Mexican dish yourself.  If you end up doing the latter, then just know that there are plenty of amazing chimichanga recipes available online that will satisfy even the most restrictive diets (plus, there’s vegan options!)

Step 3: The Movies

This is where you obviously take your love to see Deadpool. Crucial.

Step 4: Set the mood & let your imagination fly

Now that you’ve seen Deadpool and have exhausted yourselves with fangirling (or fanboying) throughout the day, it’s time to simmer down and get straight up funky.

Let the passion between the two of you burn hotter than any fire by attempting to recreate Deadpool’s seductive fireplace pose for your lover. Put on your best cosplay outfit, get a sweet, sweet bottle of wine, and let them know that the fire isn’t the only thing that’s stoked.

…Or just spend the night eating Haagen-Dazs together while watching Making a Murderer on Netflix. That works, too!

The night is yours, my geeky lovers. Enjoy it, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

How will you be spending your Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

 

 

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10 Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Geek in Your Life

If you’ve procrastinated doing your holiday shopping for the geek in your life until now, then I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you: your options are pretty slim.

You no longer have the luxury of purchasing presents online if you want them to come in before Christmas, so you’re now forced to face the crowds and lines in the world of retail, where nearly everything by now has been picked over to death.

So, to make your last minute holiday shopping a little less stressful, I’ve spitballed 10 ideas for some geeky gifts that may just be perfect for your loved one! And, to make shopping even easier for you, all of these gifts can be found in nationwide retail stores! Just don’t blame me if they’re out of stock – you’re the one who waited until the last minute!

 

Attack on Titan Zip Up Hoodie

Available at: Hot Topic
Price: $50-56

Help the Attack on Titan fan in your life stay nice and warm this winter with a Scout Regiment hoodie! Hot Topic has quite a few different variations of the hoodie seen to your left, some with winged sleeves, some without. These hoodies may be a little pricey, but they are made of decent material and will stand not only the test of time, but the dreaded washing machine.

The former goth chain also has a variety of other Attack on Titan swag, including wallets, tanks, keychains, and full cosplay outfits.

 

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Available at: Barnes and Noble, Target, Michaels
Price: $4-$15

Adult coloring books are a hot trend lately, and honestly, who doesn’t love to color?! Couple a coloring book with a tall beer or glass of wine, and you’ve got yourself the perfect night in.

I have found that Barnes and Noble has the geekiest selection of coloring books aimed at the kid-at-heart (such as the Sherlock one I have featured here), but Target and Michaels also have a decent array, albeit not as geeky.

Bonus points: get them some amazing colored pencils to go along with it! Or wine. Wine is always good.

Star Wars R2-D2 8-pc. Measuring Cup Set

Available at: Kohls
Price: $14.99 (originally $29.99)

Why not bring a little fun into the kitchen with this absolutely adorable R2-D2 measuring cup set?

It includes a 1/4-cup measuring cup, 1/3-cup measuring cup, 1/2-cup measuring cup, 1-cup measuring cup, 1/4-teaspoon, 1/2-teaspoon, 1-teaspoon and a 1/3-teaspoon

You can rearrange the pieces when the set is not in use and store R2 on your counter, making this set truly a functional piece of fandom.

Funko Pop! Figures

Available at: Hot Topic, Target, Walmart, Barnes and Noble, Game Stop, Best Buy, etc.
Price: $8.99-$25

Funko Pop! figures are cute, geeky, and they’re kind of everywhere.

Even if the geek on your list isn’t a Pop! collector, these figurines are sure to find a special place in your loved one’s home or office. Almost every major fandom has been recreated into chibi form by Funko, and the figurines range from mini to large, the standard size measuring at a height of 3.75 inches.

Honestly, as far as last minute geeky gifts go, this is the easiest one to pick up.

That Video Game They’ve Been Raving About

Available at: Game Stop, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Sears etc.
Price: $59.99 (average price for new)

I feel like this is the really obvious choice to make around Christmas, but it’s still an effective one if the geek on your list is a gamer. Plus, retailers have a HUGE supply of games this time of year, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to find the latest and greatest ones in stock while you’re out doing your last minute shopping.

If video games aren’t your forte and you need a suggestion about what to get them, the following new releases are your best bet:

  • Star Wars: Battlefront (PS4/Xbox One/PC)
  • Fallout 4 (PS4/Xbox One/PC)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (PS4/Xbox One/PC)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4/Ps3/Xbox One/Xbox 360/PC)

Just make sure they don’t already have the game, of course.

Hayao Miyazaki Swag

Available at: Hot Topic
Price: $4 and up

Hot Topic has an excellent selection of clothing, toys, and accessories based on classic Hayao Miyazaki films (such as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Kiki’s Delivery Service). Their clothing is available in both men’s and women’s options, and if you’re shopping for the latter, then I highly suggest checking out some of the absolutely adorable dresses that they have for sale.

Now this is a bit off topic from the theme of this article, but if you really want to impress the Miyazaki fan in your life, then I highly consider purchasing his collected works on Blu-Ray. This collection is exclusive only to Amazon, so unfortunately it wouldn’t arrive until after Christmas, but it would make one hell of a belated present. Just some food for thought.

Star Wars Jewelry from Kay

Available at: Kay Jewelers
Price: $34.99 – $249.99

Every kiss begins with Star Wars? Okay, that may have been lame, but the Star Wars collection at Kay Jewelers definitely isn’t.

Jewelry has historically been the ultimate last minute gift to get for your loved one, but with this new Kay collection, that stereotypical choice will have a delightfully geeky twist. The collection includes earrings, bracelets, bracelet charms, and necklaces.

P.S: I hope my boyfriend is reading this.

 

A Drone

Available at: Best Buy
Price: $39.99 -$1350.00

A flying machine that your loved one can use to take aerial shots of the roof and spy on the neighbors?

Uh, yes please.

Drones provide hours of fun, and many come standard with video cameras capable of capturing the many aerial adventures you will have. The ones with the best cameras and controls are going to cost you a small fortune, but a mid range drone without a camera can easily be rigged with a GoPro (or similar) camera.

Best Buy has a large selection of Drones for the holiday season, and they start for as little as $39.99! But of course if you do just so happen to have the means to purchase your loved one a drone costing over $1000, then please be my secret santa. Oh, and get them that drone… duh.

Fleece Super Hero Suit

Available at: Target
Price: $17.48- $24.99

Winter is officially here! So if your loved one has a thing for super heroes (or super villains), then you might want to consider getting them a fleece suit to keep them warm throughout the harsh winter months.

Target carries a selection of these suits, with styling options including Batman, Superman, Ninja Turtles, Captain America, Darth Vader. Sizes are available for men, women and children.

And want to know the best part? Almost everyone has a Target near them, and almost every Target carries these superhero fleece suits, making them the absolute perfect last minute gift.

Pretty Much Anything Star Wars

Available: Almost everywhere
Price: Depends

When in doubt, go with Star Wars presents.

Nearly every retailer is carrying some sort of Star Wars swag, be it toys, clothing, bedding, or even soup. So if your geek is a Star Wars fan, then I’m sure you’ll be able to find something that they’ll love.

From my own experience, I have found that Target and Kohls have great deals on officially licensed clothing, and their selections extend far past graphic tees. Plus, many of these clothing items even come with collectible tins!

I’m sure there are countless other last minute geeky gifts that I haven’t thought of, so please comment below with your suggestions! Happy hunting, and happy holidays!

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No More Bruce: “Her” Revealed!

Farewell Bruce and hello Caitlyn!

After weeks of anticipation the Olympic champion has finally revealed “Her” on the cover of Vanity Fair!

The magazine has released only a preview of the edition, but it still answers some very important questions that many people have regarding Jenner’s transition from male to female, namely, what will “Her” look like?

Caitlyn Jenner (Yes, Caitlyn and not Kaitlyn!) reveals to the magazine that she has not yet undergone surgery to remove her male genitalia, but she has received a breast augmentation and has also undergone plastic surgery to soften her facial features.

More will be revealed from Caitlyn when the full edition hits shelves June 9th, but readers can get exclusive access before it hits news stands by subscribing to Vanity Fair‘s mobile application. You also can check out this behind the scenes video where Jenner discusses how much this transition has meant to her:

 

It’s safe to say that we will be seeing a LOT more of Cailtyn Jenner in the future, and today Caitlyn even created her own Twitter account, tweeting this sweet message earlier today:

We can’t wait to get to know you either, Caitlyn!

On a fun end note, it just us, or does Caitlyn bear some resemblance to the absolutely gorgeous Jessica Lange?

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Geeky Gifts For Your Valentine

Are you planning on getting your valentine flowers and chocolates this Valentines day? Well so is everyone else.

Flowers and chocolate are without a doubt great (and delicious… the chocolates at least), but doesn’t your loveable geek deserve a little more?

Check out this list of gifts that are sure to impress the valentine with an appreciation for the geekier things in life:

wandKymera Magic Wand Remote Control – $67.99
Stop changing your channels like a damn muggle already.

This wand remote is universal and gesture based, which is perfect for casting a “spell” to change the channel.

If only it could conduct a super awesome patronus charm to get rid of the Kardashians from our TV’s for good.

Available at Amazon.

 

 

 

 

toothlessToothless Build-A-Bear – $25.00
Giving someone a stuffed bear is a total cliché that screams “I forgot to get you something so I bought this at Walgreens. I had a coupon.”

Give your valentine a stuffed Toothless instead. You can stuff him yourself at Build-A-Bear, AND you have the option of putting in a customized sound box. Sounds like the perfect excuse to woo your loved one with your best dragon impersonation.

Available at Build-A-Bear.

 

 

 

 

hanandleiatowelsHan and Leia Hand Towels – $19.99
This is the perfect gift for committed couples. Each time you wash your hands will serve as a reminder of how deep your eternal love is.

…Or you’ll just be reminded of how anxious you are for the Star Wars sequels to come out. Ugh.

Available at Thinkgeek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

doctowhojewelryDoctor Who Inspired Jewelry – $12.95 and up
He went to Jared Etsy.

Kaieldesigns on Etsy has a variety of beautiful, handmade Doctor Who inspired jewelry that are sure to impress your super fan.

Available at Etsy.

 

 

 

 

tardis-jewelry-boxTardis Jewlery Box – $39.99
Perhaps you should pair that beautiful Doctor Who necklace with a Tardis Jewelry Box.

…Just saying.

Available at Thinkgeek.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young-Romance-comicYoung Romance: A New 52 Valentine’s Day Special #1 – $7.99
Let your fan girl/boy’s see the more romantic side of their favorite DC heroes in a special edition DC comics release for Valentine’s Day.

We’re talking Batman and Catwoman, Wonder Woman and Superman and more.

… Forget a valentine, I may just have to buy this for myself.

Available at DC Comics.

 

 

 

 

 

R2d2-yoga-pantsR2-D2 Yoga Pants – $39.99
Your valentine will love how comfortable and geeky their new yoga pants are, and you’ll love how great their bum looks in them!

I call that a win-win.

By the way, why hasn’t anyone thought of YODA pants yet?

Available at Thinkgeek.

 

 

 

 

 

game-of-thrones-autographsGame of Thrones Cast Autographs – Price Varies
Your valentine will absolutely freak out when you give them an autographed poster or photograph from their favorite Game of Thrones star.

Bonus points to you if you get it framed for them!

Find them on Amazon and on Ebay.

 

 

 

 

 

Dancing-Baby-GrootDancing Baby Groot – $36.99
He dances along to either pre-installed tunes or your own music! Your valentine will be so in awe that all they just won’t have the words.

Except maybe “I am Groot”. That always is acceptable.

Available at Amazon.

 

 

 

 

Do you have a favorite? And what other great geeky gift ideas do you have? Let us know in the comments below!

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