Thursday, August 28, 2014

Everyday Cosplay: COFFEE

If you follow me on any of my social media sites, you know that I LOVE coffee!  I'm not a huge fan of brown in my clothing, but I do love it in my shoes and purses.  This week I take one of my favorite drinks and bring it into my wardrobe!  Wake up and smell the coffee nerds!

I love shoes so much I couldn't just pick one pair!  I LOVE both of these and I have pairs similar to both.  The tank is my favorite cut and the cute coffee reference is fun!  I like the light color of the skirt and a small touch of brown in my accessories is always my favorite way to wear it!
Me loving coffee!  Awesome cup from Little Vampires:  @rhicks!

One more thing...welcome back to the PSL {pumpkin spice latte} at Starbucks!  Who got one already!?And since I'm so excited about it, I decided to do a BONUS Everyday Cosplay of the famous PSL!
Should I keep up with these drink cosplays?!  Let me know in the comments below!  How do you like your coffee in the am?  I like mine with just a hint of Trader Joe's soy creamer!

Everyday deserves a lil cosplay!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What to Expect From Nerd on the Run!

By:  Els aka Nerd On the Run

Summer is winding down, and with that comes my favorite time of year – Fall!  Over at The Nerdy Girlie we are BUSY writing about the nerdy things we LOVE! 

Being a gym rat and avid runner, I wanted to share my love of exercise with you all. I have been working on some posts to help bridge the gap between nerdy & healthy, and I am excited to share some ways to tailor your workouts to fit your fandom.  I’ll also be coming up with health tips & tricks for Cons.  We all know Cons are taxing physically – and I want to help you prepare and get in shape so when those conventions come up, you are ready to tackle them like a pro!  

Besides exercise, my passion is science.  I graduated with a degree in Biology, so prepare for some education! ;)  I will be on the lookout for anything that would catch the eye of Bruce Banner & Tony Stark, and dissect the science!  

This nerd doesn’t read just science books, though!  I try and read as often as I can, so expect some book reviews in the near future!  I just finished The Maze Runner trilogy, and am currently reading through The Lunar Chronicles.  I can’t wait to share with you my thoughts on these and future stories – books are just the best!!!
And even though San Diego Comic Con isn’t until July, that still won’t stop this nerd from talking about her favorite thing in the world: Nerd HQ.  Be on the lookout for some HQ Do’s and Don’ts as well as an interview with an HQ volunteer!  

While working on these articles will keep me busy, I still want to hear from YOU! What kind of topics would YOU like to see me write about?  Comment below & THANKS for reading! Xoxo

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cutting Cable: The Fall

{No Spoilers!}
Reasons I picked Netflix's The Fall as my next marathon:

1.  Gillian Anderson
2.  Entertainment Weekly {favorite magazine!} recommendation
3.  Only FIVE episodes

After I began the marathon, number three became a sad thing.
The Fall is drama and suspense show set in Northern Ireland {that would would been one the list had I known that before I began}.  Gillian Anderson {Stella Gibson, with her British accent} is called in from Washington DC to Northern Ireland to conduct an internal investigation on an unsolved murder case.

She soon finds out that two seemingly separate cases are linked, with more to come.  With a full cast of characters, all of whom are great actors, story lines soon blend and connect together making the show flow seamlessly from scene to scene and episode to episode, making you not want to stop the action!

The cinematography is gorgeous as is the Northern Ireland setting.  All the characters are well developed and the two main characters Stella Gibson and Paul Spector {Jamie Dornan} are shown to be more than cliches.  We as an audience are aloud to delve deep into their personas, making you connect with them weather you want to or not.

I highly recommend this show!  I would have watched it all in one day, but was unable to.  I did however watch it within 24 hours!  Series two has already wrapped and is suppose to air this Autumn!  With the cliff hanger ending season one gave, I am counting the days for this shows return!

Have you watched The Fall yet?!  Let me know in the comments below!  You can catch ALL of my Cutting Cable recommendations by clicking HERE!

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Music Maven's Music Monday #15: Getting to know Gemeni

By Tillie Elvrum aka The Music Maven

The Nerdy Girlie introduced you to the twin sisters duo Gemeni after the SherlockeDCC Party at this year’s San Diego Comic Con – we instantly fell in love with their witty Sherlock inspired songs and beautiful harmonies.  I recently had a chance to interview Lisa and Gina Gomez about the challenges of the music industry, their musical influences, their sisterly bond, and maybe just a little bit about our shared love of Sherlock…
Can you tell me about the name Gemeni – does it have special meaning?
Lisa: Funny story. There was a talent show on our college campus one day. While we were filling out the form, it asked for our act's name. We had to come up with it, right on the spot so we looked at each other and said Gemini. However, the spelling...we spell it differently. There was a band in the 80's called Gemini but we love the name so much that we stuck with it and misspelled it so we wouldn't run into any copyright issues. But the real answer...We've always been branded "twins" and not as individuals and we thought it'd be ironic that that would be our band name as well.

According to your bio you’ve been performing together from a very early age – was there ever a time when you thought you’d go your separate ways and perform as solo artists?
Lisa: Absolutely not. I always knew if I wanted to do music, I'd never want to do it alone. There was a time in college that Gina had given up on music altogether and I was pursuing it alone and it was an awful few months. I eventually convinced her to join me again and I'm forever grateful.
I think people are fascinated by twins – do you think your special relationship is an advantage/disadvantage in the music world?
Gina: I've always thought of it as an advantage. There are a few twin bands out there, and a few sister bands, but it's still something that sets us apart. Not to mention our harmonies... :) However, since that alienates us, it can be tough trying to find other acts to play gigs with, whether we’re opening for them, etc.

Tell me a bit about your debut album “More Than  Me.”
Gina: More Than Me is a good mixture of the first few songs that Lisa and I had ever written. What I hope listeners get from it is that we're two vocalists who like edgy themes in pop music. A Stake in My Heart is sexy, but still different in the fact that it is very contained, very mysterious. It's asking a man to come and prove his worth. 21st Century Society is subtlety making fun of pop songs and the nature of the music industry. Goodbye is a song about betrayal and how it's not okay to hurt someone you care about. More Than Me, which our album is named after, is our ballad anthem about believing in yourself and your destiny. Not that these themes haven't been used in pop music before, but I hope it gets people to think a little more than when they listen to songs on the radio now.
You have a wide range of musical influences – who are you listening to now?
Lisa: Andy Grammar. That man is one of the nicest people I've ever met and he's a killer songwriter. I've joked to Gina that he writes the songs I wish I could write. His lyrics are just so honest. He has a song called "Holding Out For You" that talks about virginity and how he held onto it until he met the perfect girl. Wow. That takes guts to be so honest and he can sing and write a catchy melody too. He's the perfect example of a great pop artist to me.

The Nerdy Girlie Team discovered you through the Sherlock community – can you talk a bit about what Sherlock means to you and how your Sherlock inspired songs came to be?
Lisa: Sherlock is my favorite still running show. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my favorite show ever, but, I never thought another show would take some of its attention away from Buffy, and that was Sherlock. Sherlock came to me in a very stressful part of my life. I was having severe stomach issues for several months last year and watching Sherlock was the only thing that made me calm down. I felt so indebted to that show that I even got a tattoo! I got Moriarty's "I O U" apple, not just because he's my favorite character, but because I felt like I owed that show for getting me through that awful time. But yes, Gina and I loved Sherlock's and Moriarty's relationship so much. They're completely different, yet frighteningly similar.

I've always tried to find the most complex and wonderful hero/villain relationship in any fandom that I'm in, and I finally found it in Sherlock. Not only is the writing amazing between them two, but Benedict and Andrew knock it out of the park. Their chemistry only adds fuel to the flames. In honor of that, we decided to write a song based off of that relationship. It took months to figure out the melody of the chorus of this song...the struggle to write it gave me nightmares. I wish I was kidding. I just wanted it to be perfect because I love the relationship so much. The melody finally came to me one day and then writing the song probably took 30 minutes. But of course, I can't not write a song about Sherlock and John. I love them as well. I think Moriarty and John complete Sherlock. I don't think he's entirely happy if one of them isn't in his life.

But back to John. I love the dynamic because Sherlock and John are so different, yet they find solace in each other. An unlikely pair, an unlikely duo but when they're together they make perfect sense. I really wanted to highlight the positive aspect of their relationship in the song "I've Just Got One."  What they do for each other, how they make the other's life better. We've only written two Sherlock songs but hopefully they're not the last!
Can you speak to your writing process – music or lyrics first, do you write independently?
Gina: We used to write independently a lot more but now we write together. Melody is first and foremost. Once we get a catchy hook or chorus out, then we put lyrics to the melody. Once we figure out the melodies in the verse and bridge, we put lyrics to that. And then finally, we add the music underneath all of that.
We have been experimenting lately with writing lyrics first… Some of those songs might make it into our next album!

Your hopes for Gemeni – are you working on any projects at the moment?  Do you play certain venues regularly – where can people see/hear you?
Gina: We hope to sing for as many people as humanly possible. Whether that means a recording contract or managing ourselves independently. Fame isn't the objective; it's the ability to perform as much as possible. If they go hand in hand, so be it, but we really wouldn't like that lifestyle. We’re not materialistic people or attention seekers. Right now, YouTube is where people can look for us as we plan to release more than a few music videos by the end of the year. Who knows? Maybe a super secret, super cool Sherlock video coming out soon…?

Final question – how do you think Sherlock faked his death? 
Gina: I originally thought it had something to do with the bicyclist hitting John with some of the H.O.U.N.D. gas and making him think of his greatest fear, which is to see Sherlock dead…
But when Series 3 aired the first episode “The Empty Hearse”, the second it was over, something clicked with me… I had a thought that every explanation was correct. I feel like there is some truth to every “fake” theory that was shown in the episode. I think if you combine all of them, that’s the right theory!

After Series 2, Lisa and I have always thought that Sherlock and Moriarty had this secret plan that they both were aware of. What if Sherlock thought Moriarty’s plan was brilliant, and thought it was so brilliant, he had to end the game by jumping off the roof?  What if they were both aware that they were both going to fake their suicides, and had to go through the motions of doing them? Time will tell…

Interesting theories ladies!  Huge thanks to Lisa and Gina for taking some time to answer some questions – I hope you enjoyed getting to know Gemeni a little more.  Give these fabulous ladies a listen and stayed tuned because good things are to come from this up and coming duo!

You can find Gemeni:

All photos were taken by The Nerdy Girlie at the SherlockeDCC party 2014.

ANNOUNCING The Boundless Book Club!!

Do you love reading?  Of course you do!  I've always loved reading, from Goosebumps to Sweet Valley High in my younger years, up to Harry Potter, Twilight and every other YA or Dystopian book out there!  So when Melody {Hollywood the Write Way} asked me to link up to create a book club I said...YES!

At a recent San Diego nerd girl meet up I mentioned it to: Joie {Confessions of a Book Pimp}, Brooke {The Adventure is Afoot} and Autumn {Nerds in Transit} and the Boundless Book Club was born, our team formed!

WHY Boundless Book Club?  Through reading we are not bound to anyone plane of existence,  reality, persona, land, etc.  We get to travel from middle earth to outer space, to Hogwarts, to ANYWHERE with books.  And since the community is an international one, it's our love of nerdiness,  and books that BIND us together. - Joie

Every month, we pick a book to read and discuss at a designated pace and every season we pick a book to read and discuss at our own pace. You can always come to Goodreads to see what we are reading each month/season. Here's what's up first:

What We Are Reading This Fall:

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

What We Are Reading This September: 

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige 

Come join us at our Goodreads Boundless Book Club page and lets discuss, chat and nerd out!  We are also hoping to do a G+ hangout at the end of each month and season to discuss the books together!  WE also have an Instagram where we will share OUR pictures & YOURS!  So make sure to #BoundlessBooks and Tag us in your pictures!

Follow our discussions over on Twitter with #BoundlessBooks {no spoilers!} and Facebook Boundless Book Club!  Below are all the girl's Twitter handles!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...