Monday, August 20, 2012

Coldplay+Electronic Wristbands=Most Amazeballs Concert Ever

Video I shot of #Coldplay concert in Chicago, performing "In My Place." 
Complete with awesome electronic wristbands that light up to the music.
And yes, that's me screaming. But look at the wristbands. :)

So, recently i went on a work trip to Chicago, a city which i ADORE. I realized that while i was there, one of my fave bands, Coldplay, was playing at the United Center. It was kismet. i HAD to get tickets.

Now, i've seen Coldplay live probably at least 2 times on each tour (so about 10x total). to say that i'm a superfan would be to understate my excitement for their music and performances. but this concert was different; it contained something i had NOT seen before. and now, concert has forever changed for me going forward: the electronic wristbands

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Today is Gene Roddenberry's Birthday Y'All! Let's Have Some Star Trek Bloopers!

Gene Roddenberry
Eugene “Gene” Wesley Roddenberry, aka “The Great Bird of the Galaxy”, would be 91 years old today
TrekNews posted this lovely article in honor of Gene Roddenberry, the creator and visionary behind Star Trek, and who's son, Rod Roddenberry, now runs, formerly a proud sponsor of this here blog! (oh, and he also produced Trek Nation, an awesome documentary about Trekkies!)

And to celebrate Gene, let's all have a laugh. I know it's not "Blooper Briday", but in honor of today's special birthday, here are some bloopers from various Star Trek films and TV shows (there are 3 total, 2 are after the "jump" when you click "read full post" at the bottom). Since Gene Roddenberry's remains are out in space, orbiting earth, I have a feeling he's looking down on us and feeling the love and laughter radiating from the surface of this tiny, blue dot that we call Earth. And Home...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

PRODUCT REVIEW - Necomimi Brainwave Cat Ears: The Cat's Meow?

This is the debut blog from my new blogette, Yvonne! (@Yvonks), reviewing the product and a launch party that we went to together at the SoHo House in Los Angeles this past Friday night. Enjoy, and make sure to give her your feedback! Cheers. 

When you're invited to a launch party for this product:

In my opinion, you don't ask questions. You RSVP with the faith that if nothing else, you'll end the night with a good story tell. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Meet @Yvonks, My Hot New Blogette!

Everyone, let's welcome Yvonne (aka @Yvonks), my new blogette, aka, another fresh POV on all things Geeky proudly brought to you on this blog.
Yvonne, at the Necomimi Brainwave Cat Ears Launch Party with me Last Week
Yvonne is a bright, young mind, with lots of quirky interests, most of which we share. (Except for her strange love of Jackie Chan. Who I respect, no doubt, yet I'm not obsessed with him as she is). But never mind that. I hope to bring you lots of great posts written by her (which will be tagged @Yvonks) as we expand the GeekGilr power here on the blog.

Stay tuned later tonight for her review of the kooky product on her head in the above photo. Yes, I have a pair too and stay tuned for my review shortly to follow.

Here's to a fresh new look and feel for GeekGirl.

GeekGirl (aka Daria)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises: Review+Social Commentary

I just went to see The Dark Knight Rises. At a matinee in a large theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. Before I give you my review, I have to address the obvious question: was I scared, in real life, to go see this movie? What happened at the theatre that was different from the norm?

Last Sunday, if i had asked that question, you'd all think i was insane. But today, on this very day, I can't say that there wasn't a slight tinge of worry in me, given this weeks' assault on humanity in Aurora, Colorado at a midnight show of the film. But, appropriately in line with the battle of Good vs. Evil that is present in any comic book or sci-fi based piece of work, life in the spirit of living on world won. Ironically, during the first big scene where Anne Hathaway's Catwoman is involved--the very scene during which the massacre in Colorado happened--it was at that moment that I allowed myself to be released of my real-world fear and escaped into the film.

Friday, July 20, 2012

We Haz a Sad: Words of Comfort & Wisdom from George Takei

In light of today's terrible tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, I wanted to take a moment to share the above words of comfort and condolence that the great George Takei (Sulu on Star Trek: The Original Series), posted on his always-funny and thoughtful Facebook page.

As a lover of sci-fi and, well, of LIFE in general, I stand with George Takei and mourn the terrible strike against humanity that occurred today.  Those of us here at GeekGirl have the victims and their families in our thoughts and hearts today, and we can't help but feel that in moments like this, we should all take a moment out of our busy lives to tell the people who we love that we love them...even if it's just a "poke" on FB, a Tweet or a text message. Better yet, a hug or a phone call.

Peace and Love,

The GeekGirl Staff

New Ridiculous Yet Awesome Product Launch Party+My Hot New Blogger

Hey GeekGirlGang!

I know it's been a while, but i have some super-exciting stuff coming up that is just PERFECT for the GeekGirl blog, so i thought I'd get the machine up and running again!

First off, I'm going to the launch party of a SUPER geeky new product tonight at the famed LA social club, SoHo House, and I want to bring y'all all the info. All I'll tell you about the product is that it is COMPLETELY ridiculous, but so cool and ridiculous that I just had to accept the invite to check out the launch to be one of the first people to try it out! (yes, pics to come). Here are 3 clues if you want to try to guess what it is:

  1. it just debuted at ComiCon and involves brain wave technology
  2. has been written up by Wired Magazine (geek print heaven) as well as the LA Times
  3. it will bring a whole new meaning to LOLcats

Post your guesses below or tweet them at me!

Plus, stay tuned, and I will be live Tweeting tonight from the event! Follow me on Twitter: @GeekGirlKnows.

Secondly, I'm also bringing my brand new, saucy minx of a blogette, Yvonne, who has just joined the me welcome her and give her a shout! Here's her handle @Yvonks. I've got big plans for her, as she's going to start posting guest blogs and covering all the geeky, Sci-Fi fun stuff that we both share with each other everyday. Plus, she's HOT. Pics to come from the event tonight!

Lastly, I've decided to try something new, and expand my area of service to you guys, who I am passionate about helping, learning from, and sharing information with! I will be announcing that right here on the GeekGirl blog and my SundayLA blog (it's a joint venture!) this Sunday, so check back then!

GeekGirl (aka Daria and I <3 LA :)