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Nerdy Life of Mine

Just mild-mannered blogger & podcaster! Fighting a never-ending battle for fandoms & sharing all my misadventures in life.

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April 2013

Little Girls Should Be Superheroes (Not Just Princesses)

With my son everything is superheroes. Batman, Green Lantern, JLA, The Avengers, X-Men, I can go on and on.. But my little girl right be Christmas time she asked me if there were any girl heroes? Told her yes there are many of them! Then she answered back with a question.. Where?!
That’s when my hunting spree for superhero girl action figures. It took sometime, but I managed to find a bunch of them. Catwoman, Dove, She Hulk, Black Widow, Spirder-woman, Supergirl, God at least 5 different X-Men figures.
To help her along, I also got her a few comics to show her this Superhero World.

Thought Catalog

“Oh! How cute! You’re Snow White!” I exclaimed over the blue-and-yellow-clad puffy-sleeved curly-haired moppet standing in front of me. Her face was orange and sticky with Tootsie Roll Pop, but she beamed, suitably princess-like, as I oohed and ahhed over her costume.

Thanks to some perverse karmic glitch, I was once scheduled to work Halloween night at a retail store in the local shopping mall, and that particular mall promoted safe celebration of the holiday by offering candy to all the little tykes who come trekking by in costume begging for their requisite tricks-or-treats. So there I stood behind my counter, watching as throngs of small children descended upon the store like a plague of locusts, eager for a sugar fix. Little boys streamed in dressed as Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Iron Man, and all sorts of other heroic superheroes sporting the suffix “–man” who embark on deeds of daring and…

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Tabletop Night: Alhambra

So I started teaching my little hobbits Alhambra. Now keep in mind Lilly is 5 years of age and Jackson is only 3. For their first time they did REAL WELL. Lilly figured it out rather quickly, Jax took a few turns to put it all together.
But in the end it was Jackson winning with a 142 points with the second longest wall of 18. Both me and Lilly tied with 141 points, Lilly had the shortest wall with 9 and mine came in at 20. It was nice to have a REAL tabletop night with them. Something that wasn’t Clue or Sorry…. Monopoly jr………..

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For those who don’t know. In Alhambra, players are acquiring buildings to be placed within their Alhambra complex.

On a player’s turn, a player may take money from the open money market, purchase a building from the building market, or engage in construction and re-construction projects with buildings that have been placed in the player’s reserve. The game rewards efficiency, as when a player purchases a building from the market for the exact amount of money, the player may take another turn.

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Players with the most buildings in each of the six building types score in each of the scoring phases, and points are awarded for players’ longest external “wall” section within their complex. The game ends when the building market can no longer be replenished from the building tile supply, and there is a final scoring, whereupon the player with the highest score wins.

By Jason Bucky Roberts

Tabletop Night!

Alhambra to start off the night

 

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Then moved into 7 Wonders

 

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Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon/night! Yay Tabletop!!

City kid come back

I miss the city…. Always be a city kid, miss the life and being creative. I miss the crazy people you run into. Or telling a pop culture joke and having someone get it. I’ve had my fill of redneck country bumkins….. I need to change things up and fast, I feel like I’m starting to drown. No matter how hard I kick and swim, I can’t seem to make back on top to where I was at.
It seems that nothing as gone right from day one. Broken promises, stabbed in the back, broken heart, lost love ones, losing friendships, fail relationships… Being BROKE, living from pay check to pay check. I haven’t done ANY FORM OF ART in over 3 years. My biggest fear is never changing, never coming out of this slump that I was put into.
I’m tired… I never felt this way before.. I’m always tired now a days. Don’t want to leave, don’t want to see anyone. The idea of being social makes me twitch and second guess myself. Forget dating haha!! God, now there is some second guessing going on there. I think this past year with everything that as happen to me. Has really messed things up more than I thought it did…. I know I need to change, my problem is I don’t know where to start.

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Little Treasures

So I was going through some old stuff & things and found this little gem.

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Sweet! I had forgotten that I pick this up a few years back. Mister Frederick Charles “Freddy” Krueger. This is number 1 of 30,000 made, the plastic wrap was all messed up. So I had to take it out and place it into a new one. But when I took Freddy out I felt a button on him chest! No way he talks?!?! Flipped him over and find the voice box with a on and off switch. Is funny.. When got this figure, I thought it was just a basic doll of Freddy. No where on the package says that he talks. He says 3 things. 1) that classic Freddy laugh 2) “Come to Freddy.” 3) “Ever play skin the cat?” Hearing Robert Englund voice made me feel like a little kid again lol. Growing up had odd hero’s haha, in am 80’s child need I say more?

Accident Prone Kids and “Goose Egg” on Head

First Aid

So the other night my little Hobbits were running around and dancing to music. For reason that still has me bewilderment, my oldest  thought it was a good idea to go under the coffee table… Yeah you can kinda see where this is going haha. So I go into my room thinking I might read or maybe get some WoW time in. Then I hear this crashing noise. Then the screaming/crying… Every parent know this sound haha. So as I go down the little hallway I have, Lilly meets me half way holding her head crying and this is what I see.

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I mean this “Goose Egg” as they call it. Was about the size of a silver dollar, maybe a little bit bigger. I felt so bad for her, still do. It has gone down some over night.. But it looks like she got into a bar fight and won HAHA!

First Aid Guide

Found this helpful site http://www.simple-remedies.com that gave a good step by step on what to do with a “Goose Egg” (listed below). Also they a lot of helpful tips on just about everything..

Facts about Toddler Goose Egg on Head

Goose eggs on the toddler’s head should not be a major source of concern.

It may appear huge but rarely has long-term effects.

Parents would be reassured to know that the child’s forehead and scalp have thick skin and tiny blood vessels, acting as cushion from the impact.

The size of the goose egg does not indicate severe damage or injury.

Check to see if the areas surrounding the goose egg are not swollen as well.

The swelling would usually subside in days or a week after the incident.

Check to see if the areas surrounding the goose egg are not swollen as well.

The swelling would usually subside in days or a week after the incident.

How to Treat a Goose Egg on Forehead

If the child suffers from headache, give acetaminophen for pain relief.

Put a stop to the bleeding by applying pressure to the cut with a clean cloth.

Place an ice pack on the goose egg immediately. It will help decrease the risk of potential swelling. Make sure to use a clean dish cloth or towel with which to wrap the ice pack.

Observe the child for imbalance, loss of memory, vomiting and severe pain, all of which are warning signs of possible head injury.

To be on the safe side, consult the doctor to rule out serious injuries.

Warning Signs of Head Injury

The problem is more than just a mere goose egg, if the following warning signals are seen:

Unconsciousness for a few minutes

Serious wound

Bleeding or discharge of clear fluid from ear, mouth or nose

Blurred speech or impaired vision

Pupils are of unequal size

Stiff neck

Seizure

What to Do During Suspected Injury

If the child is unconscious, do not attempt to move him or her in case there is fear of injured neck or spine.

During seizure, turn the child onto one side to allow vomiting, while making sure that the neck or head are straight.

If the child is conscious, keep him calm and still.

Do not clean the wound to avoid aggravating the bleeding. Just put a clean and sterile bandage over the cut.

Keeping a Child-Safe Home

To avoid goose eggs and head injuries, ensure safety precautions for children.

Childproof the home by taking out objects or furniture that may constrict their movements.

Have them wear headgear when they go biking or skating,

Use the car’s seatbelt or safety seat while traveling.

After a serious bump in the head, do not allow the child to go back to daily strenuous activities until the doctor deems it fit.

Fun in WoW

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At the end of the run, with the last boss. We kill each other at the same time HAHA!

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After about an hour of finding random Easter eggs (about 500 or so) This is the mount you get.

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