Cornfield Meet

Things collide here.

Two things almost entirely unrelated:

One –

Wired‘s GeekDad writer Curtis Silver reviewed “Collect All 21!” this week:

To be drawn into an author’s brain and immediately associate and sympathize with his point of view – in the introduction – has got to be a sign that the rest of the book is going to be like a nostalgic walk through your childhood and growing up geek. Guess what? It was.

So that’s very cool.

Two –

Yesterday, I learned that Google-wise, my blog provides one of just three hits  (four if you count the original TypePad posting) for the exact phrase “green olive and bacon pizza,” thanks to my friend Keith mentioning it in a comment.

The other two? A women’s professional wrestling manager’s profile page; and (must….contain…utter glee…) a chapter of what appears to be Twilight fanfic.

I love the internet.

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December 16, 2009 Posted by | Books, Food and Drink, geek, Web/Tech, Weblogs, writing | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Of GeekDads and Star Wars and Girls and Duran Duran Trapper Keepers.


Last week, over at GeekDad, I reviewed Bonnie Burton’s book Girls Against Girls: Why We Are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change. You should definitely click here to read the post – I’m not going to cover much of the same ground here, but I thought it was good and practical and insightful. And my daughter’s been very possessive of it since I brought it home from the library.

BurtonBookKelsey’s just wrapping up sixth grade – which has included its share of age-appropriate social drama – so Bonnie’s book came along at a good time for us. (And honestly, how impressive is it that someone who grew up in the 1980s like me can manage to write a book that somehow connects with both me and my daughter?)

And Bonnie – who writes and edits Lucasfilm’s StarWars.com and has done a ton of other writing you can find through her Grrl.com site –  was a ridiculously fun interview: We talked my office phone’s battery to death, for starters, and for my money, anytime you can look back at a conversation’s topic checklist and check off Duran Duran Trapper Keepers, Nine Inch Nails and Peter Murphy, Fringe, junior high angst, Star Wars, and Ranger Rick magazine, well, that talk is a keeper.

Also, she recently Tweeted that for instant pop culture taste improvement, “Journey is the bacon of music.” And how can you not get behind that?


May 25, 2009 Posted by | 1980s, Books, eighties, Film, geek, Web/Tech, Weblogs, writing | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

   

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