A Study in Pink: Six on Six

I joined a Geeky Girls x Bloggers community earlier in the month, in order to discover like-minded nerdy and geeky women who share common interests. It is incredible what happens when you search just a little further outside one’s normal circles. I have been inundated with inspiration because so many ideas and positivity are being exchanged. While I typically try to adhere to a 3-day Monday-Wednesday-Friday posting due to my preference for long form writing, every now and then bonus posts may crop up when time permits. As today is the sixth of the month, I’m going to try out a shorter piece focusing on six geeky things I love (Six on Six), but the caveat is that it has to be associated with an assigned color. This month’s selection is pink. Going through my possessions, I realized I have a startling amount of pink, but it’s all strategically spread out around the house.

The most precious thing in pink I do not own, but share my life with!

One: Japanese Language Text Books

I lived in Japan for five and a half years and while I was there I worked hard to build up my competence in the language. I didn’t move half way around the world to have people speak to me in my native language.  After taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Level 2 twice, I was crushed each time, barely missing the mark. My goal for before I hit 40 is to take the Level N2 test a third time and pass and begin studying for Level N1. The test has changed a bit, so I will need to invest in newer textbooks.

  Japanese texts make my library oh-so-colorful!


Two: Pink Domo-kun

I actually got Domo-kun in the U.S. before leaving for Japan in 2003. The character is part of Nihonkai Television, the public access educational channel in Japan. When I lived in Japan, I watched a lot of NHK TV and usually Domo-kun is brown. I believe I picked the pink one up around Valentine’s Day. He’s been to Japan and back as well as over to Europe with me. He’s a great travel companion and ALWAYS excited about everything!

Everything is awesome!


Three: Urban Decay Naked Palette #3

I have always opted for a more natural and neutral makeup since high school, but Urban Decay was my first real experimentation with vivid colors. Even though I no longer have uniform regulations to contend with, I still prefer softer colors when I do my makeup and the UD Naked 3 palette is one of my favorites! Learning to use multiple colors is helping me feel like an adult when I primp to go out instead of like a child playing with her mother’s makeup.

Working on mastering that goddess smoldering eye.


Four: Scarf from Santiago, Chile

One of my final international trips before I stopped flying was to Santiago, Chile. I was on call and although it was summer here, it was winter in the Southern Hemisphere. While I was out shopping I purchased this beautiful pashmina. If I remember correctly it wasn’t made IN Chile, but I love it all the same as its colorful, comfortable, and reminds me of a great trip (despite the earthquake).

 I always want to drink Chilean Carménère red wine when I wear this!


 

Five: Retro Disney Rides Rock Glass

When I started collecting glasses for my home bar, I discovered these gorgeous short rock glasses at Disney Centerpiece, located in The Co-op at Disney Springs. Each glass in the set of four has two classic attractions on them. This one is double-sided with Dumbo and Peter Pan, two rides that I didn’t try until I was an adult. These glasses are typically used for cocktails and entertaining.

  When I can’t visit The Mouse House, these get extra use!


Six: NSB FB Breast Cancer Awareness Shirt

My parents live in New Smyrna Beach (NSB), and it’s unfortunate nickname is “‘Nother Shark Bite” as it has one of the highest rates of bites in the country. For October, the NSBFD was raising funds for Breast Cancer Research, so I bought a shirt. I have known amazing women who battled this disease, so I know how expensive treatment can be. While it isn’t a nerdy pursuit, it is a cause I believe in. I hope to donate again this fall.

 I love supporting local agencies determined to save lives!


Answer Me, These Questions Three

  1. Should I go back and complete the tasks for January and February?
  2. Which item do you think is the geekiest?
  3. Do you have any questions about the items I selected?
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31 comments

  1. Nyanla la geekette · March 6, 2016

    Great photos girl! Now I’m realizing that a lot of Japanese textbooks are pink actually ^^
    Without a shadow of a doubt, the doggie is the best ❤

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    • Karen P. · March 6, 2016

      Zelda sends you plenty of puppy kisses, but she’s a little biased. 😉

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  2. Ashlee Wilson (@hergeekery) · March 6, 2016

    Yay, I’m happy you’re joining in on the fun! You should totally do the Jan and Feb prompts if you want to, I’d be happy to see your photos=) That little pink Domo is so stinking adorable, and I love those retro Disney rock glasses!

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    • Karen P. · March 6, 2016

      I’ll post a photo of the complete set of 4 once I replace the one I broke! 😉

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  3. Epicfied · March 6, 2016

    Should I go back and complete the tasks for January and February?
    I’d really enjoy seeing them but it’s not necessary.

    Which item do you think is the geekiest?
    The pink Domo! I love it!

    Do you have any questions about the items I selected?
    No questions but I looove that you have the Naked 3 palette. I didn’t buy it, but it’s gorgeous.

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    • Karen P. · March 6, 2016

      I skipped the Naked 2 because the colors were too much like the first one, and until I can master a smokey eye without looking like the Mom from the GoGurt commercial, I’m not getting the Smokey palette either. 😉

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      • Epicfied · March 6, 2016

        I don’t have any of them! I love neutral tones though. I have a $10 palette from hard candy that I love and I really want to get the matte version of it.

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      • Karen P. · March 6, 2016

        I remember when Hard Candy used to only do nail polishes. They came with gummy plastic rings which were fun to wear.

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      • Epicfied · March 6, 2016

        Oh wow. I actually really like their eye shadow. It works really really well and has some pretty decent staying power.

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  4. Dina Farmer · March 6, 2016

    Love your photos this month. I would not worry about completing the tasks from last month. Just move on. I find the Domo-kun the geekiest.

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    • Karen P. · March 6, 2016

      Thanks! I don’t have much black and white anything anyway! 😉 Just yoga pants that I live in.

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      • Dina Farmer · March 6, 2016

        Who doesn’t live in Yoga pants? LOL

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      • Karen P. · March 6, 2016

        I need some of those YogaTrousers by BetaBrand so I can wear comfy pants at work all day every day.

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  5. Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd) · March 6, 2016

    Your Disney glasses are fantastic. We have taller, retro glasses that I won’t let anyone get rid of. lol

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    • Karen P. · March 6, 2016

      I need to go back and get the Haunted Mansion one! Mine broke when I was sick.

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  6. Danielle @ From Girlie to Nerdy · March 6, 2016

    Yay for those Disney glasses – they are all kinds of awesome and I own them too 🙂 The title of this post is also so so sooooooo good!

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    • Karen P. · March 6, 2016

      I couldn’t help myself and skip the Sherlock reference. Now I want to watch Sherlock again… But I have to finish Vikings first!

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      • Danielle @ From Girlie to Nerdy · March 6, 2016

        I really need to watch Vikings – and I could totally go for a Sherlock re-watch…or a new season 😉

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      • Karen P. · March 6, 2016

        I saw the little Funkos and I was curious since part of my family bloodline is from Sweden/Norse.

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  7. Emma · March 6, 2016

    Yay, glad you managed to join in on the challenge! 🙂 Great pictures. So in love with those retro glasses, and your pup is the cutest!

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    • Karen P. · March 6, 2016

      Zelda thanks you and sends puppy kisses! I need to up my bartending skills so I can make proper adult beverages to go into those glasses.

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  9. *Mandy* · March 6, 2016

    These are awesome!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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  10. Nichole · March 7, 2016

    That shark breast cancer shirt is all sorts of amazing!

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  11. Ravanel Griffon · March 7, 2016

    I love your pics! I missed January’s edition as well (although participating in 2015 already) and I’m wondering the same. I’ll have finished the year somewhere in the autumn and then there’ll be this gap until January… Hmm. Still not sure about it.

    Either way, so cool to see you pop up in the G+ group! Your blog looks awesome. 🙂

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    • Karen P. · March 7, 2016

      Thank you so much! I am still trying to balance everything out, but with the G+ group, I seem to get more traffic than on FB (which never posts the posts properly). I am hoping to only make it better and better. I would like to start applying for various opportunities, but I feel like I need to do more work first.

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  12. Mandy · March 7, 2016

    Great collection! I didn’t even think about my Naked palette, but that’s a great choice. (Side note: I have all three, and they’re all fabulous.) Love those Japanese textbooks, too! Much more appealing than most of the textbooks I had to use while in college.

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    • Karen P. · March 7, 2016

      Thanks for the comment! I love how the JP books always try to color code all the things. It helps with my desire to have rainbows everywhere!!

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