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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
Answer Me, These Questions Three
- Should I go back and complete the tasks for January and February?
- Which item do you think is the geekiest?
- Do you have any questions about the items I selected?