Right now, there’s one helluva geek party going on in Canada: the first-ever Geekfest Montréal. One of the organizers, Debbie Rouleau, contacted me about using the Geek Test in one of their activities to determine the “Geek du Geek”—the Geek of all French Canadian Geeks. Of course I said oui.
(Luckily we were communicating in English. I know enough French to understand the Geekfest website, but speaking or writing it c’est trés difficile.)
I’m looking forward to hearing about how it all went and who the Geek du Geek ends up being. I’ve promised to profile him or her on this very blog, so hopefully I’ll get that up this week. And hopefully they’ll have another Geekfest next year so that I can at least dream of going! It’s about time I finally visited my dad’s ancestral homeland, anyway. Where I will make a point of trying poutine.
There’s a geeky woman out there who loves her nerd/geek husband so much, she spent a TON of time making and knitting a Super Mario Bros. screenshot into a sweater vest for him. She even hand-dyed the brightest green yarn because she couldn’t find any in that shade. I am impressed. I may also have exclaimed, “Now THAT is geeky!”
I could see myself making an epic knitting pattern like this, and possibly buying some of the yarn. Perhaps I would experiment with hand-dyeing yarn. I would probably stop at that point, though, because it would take me for-freaking-ever, and even if I eked out enough patience to see it through, I very highly doubt that my husband would ever wear something like this. Mostly because of its sweater vest nature.
A full sweater, though? Now that’s another story… and it gives me a headache to think about knitting that much detail right now!
The adorable baby-sized knit Link outfit, though? Maybe someday. It has an arrow quiver designed to hold a baby bottle. I just died from the cuteness.
I admit to being way more mesmerized than I should have been by this little box. Yet I have to dispute its claim as the most useless machine. Sure, it’s pretty useless. But what about the JooZoo Diamond-encrusted MP3 player for dogs? That definitely gives this little box a run for its useless money.
What would you nominate as the most useless machine ever?
I’ve see some fun personalities reveal themselves in people’s cars recently. This is when it comes in handy to have my little camera in my purse! (My cell phone doesn’t take very good photos and I don’t mind carrying around the extra weight of a small camera.) The first is nice and geeky, the second just made me laugh.
The bumper sticker says “Gonk if you <3 Star Wars.” (I had to look up Gonk.)
The little placard says “Please Use Other Door.” The genius still makes me chuckle!