(Us at Halloween. My husband is dressed as the Ice King from Adventure Time. My daughter is next to him, and my ninja son is next to me.)
The Nerdy Girlie: What is your 1st nerd memory?
Ruby: I remember making movies with my older brother in the '80s, using his Transformers and my My Little Ponies. We would also then supply an original soundtrack (complete with sound effects). ;-)
TNG: How and why did you start blogging?
Ruby: I don't keep up my blogs as well as I should, admittedly. My original blog is actually a personal "mommy" blog, one that I use to keep my Vegas family up-to-date with what my kids were doing/saying at integral points in their development.
Now I have a Tumblr that mostly serves as a place for me to reblog great entries from Marvel, Buzzfeed, Archie Mcphee, etc. as well as share great music. I love going to concerts and music festivals, so I try to stay up on the "in" groups around.
TNG: YOUR favorite blog read?
Ruby: Present company excluded ;-), I also like Girl Gone Geek, GeekMom. As this is my first foray into SDCC, I've been perusing Crazy 4 Comic Con as well. Some of my favorite Twitter friends have great Tumblr accounts too, and I always try and give them a read when they post something new (and inevitably awesome)!
TNG: What is your favorite thing/things to nerd out about?
Ruby: My family has helped me cultivate my nerdiness in acceptable ways. Together, my son and I bond over Lego and Marvel/DC comics. My daughter blends her love of Batman with her love of Disney Princesses seamlessly. My husband and I both love the Marvel movie franchises and geek out appropriately over the films. We are all big fans of Adventure Time, Regular Show, and SpongeBob.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention Tom Hiddleston, who is the reason I started my fan account on Twitter. That account is where I nerd out with other "Hiddlestoners," where we share photos and memes, and enjoy his relatively frequent down-to-earth tweets. As the "Hiddlestoned Educator," I tweet about ways I've incorporated Tom-related things into my classroom. He was recently in Guinea on behalf of UNICEF UK, and I did an entire unit of Guinean songs and dances with my students during that time. I frequently use his recitations of poetry in my room to teach expression. I use his "Song of The Day" suggestions as tracks for my movement/dance activities. He's totally my muse right now!
(During "Tom's Spirit Week," a week-long event I started in February to celebrate Tom's birthday, each day had a theme, much like the Spirit Weeks from high school... On "Loki Day," I caused some mischief in my classroom by putting pictures of Tom's/ Loki's face on my low-keyed chimes. See what I did there?)
(On Thursday/Thorsday, I often teach with my Thor helmet on. Mjolnir makes an appearance sometimes, too. And yes, that's Mordecai and Rigby from Regular Show on my ID badge.)
TNG: Any tips for San Diego Comic Con?
TNG: Girlie things you love?
Ruby: As a piano and ukulele player, I have to keep my nails short, but I love painting them with my daughter. We have tons of polishes!
I also love the color pink. At any given time, I'm carrying my pink card case, pink lip gloss, and Tom Hiddleston's autograph with me in my pink Coach wristlet. I swear, Tom's autograph is my lucky charm! Nothing magnificent has happened since I've carried it (over a year) but nothing bad has happened, either! ;-)
THANK YOU Ruby for educating the youth of America on what it is to be nerdy!!! Follow her on Twitter: @HiddlesEducates.