Andrea will be heading in to Coney Island this weekend to photograph the annual Mermaid Parade. Then early next week she’ll be helping out PopCap Games, acting as one of many witnesses as a brave, brave soul tries to beat the “Longest Computer Card Game” Guinness World Record by playing 30 hours of Solitaire Blitz!
Nicole Wakelin is playing with a Chevy Malibu loaner car all week. There are so many buttons. She is hoping she doesn’t accidentally hit the Seat Eject that she’s sure is there somewhere.
Marziah will be attending the KC area Maker Faire this weekend. Be sure to say “hi” if you see her there.
Sarah is looking forward to defeating Mount laundry this weekend while listening to the Sesame Street gang on vinyl, and watching her son play with his new Playmobil characters. She hopes to finally sit down and begin watching season one of Sherlock and finish a long overdue crochet project.
As she’s typing this, Patricia is within 2 hours of being home from her week-long trip to the Northeast. She enjoyed her husband’s family reunion in Pennsylvania as well as a couple days with her parents in West Virginia. The kids stayed up north for a couple weeks with the grandparents and Patricia has great plans to really catch up on her life: cleaning the house, catching up on GeekMom product reviews and preparing to take over as webmaster for her base spouses’ club website, which needs some work.
Jules Sherred is very excited that her pal Guy McLimore is joining her tonight on the Geeky Pleasures Radio Show at The Look 24/7. Guy is one of the designers of Star Trek: The Role-Playing Game, published by FASA. It is the same game you see in her Twitter avatar, and in her GeekMom profile. She is also very busy and excited as she continues to prepare for her five week stay in the USA–T minus 9 days until her departure from Canada.
Rebecca Angel is currently alone in the house since her kids and husband are away. Originally, she thought this would lead to craziness like watching movies and reading books all day, but instead she is completing projects and cleaning the house. It’s still a good start to summer.
This week Kelly Knox is excited to take her daughter to see Recess Monkey in concert under the big top. The energetic kindie band is performing at Teatro ZinZanni in Seattle for their “In Tents” circus-themed show.
Chaos Mandy is very excited to take her daughter to see Brave in theaters this weekend. It will be the first Disney/Pixar movie she will see on the big screen.
Natania is settling into life with her one month old and rambunctious almost six year old as summer vacation gets into full swing. This week she will be a guest panelist at ConTemporal, a local convention in Chapel Hill, NC, where she’ll be an adult for a bit and will escape the world of diapers and spit-up for a short time. She’s most excited to be writing again after her brain was taken hostage by pregnancy hormones! Additionally, her son and she have been enjoying the heck out of Keane’s newest album, Strangeland, and have been subsequently daydreaming about visiting England again (not to mention contemplating buying a digital piano).
Judy Berna will be mothering six children for the next two weeks, as her nephew and neice from San Fransisco joined the gang on Tuesday. The next fourteen days will be full of exploring the mountains, riding bikes, jumping on trampolines, eating endless meals, and making lifetime memories with cousins. In the early mornings, as exhausted kids sleep in, Judy will be plugging away at getting her book ready for publication and keeping up with the fun list of GeekMom posts she’s working on.
Corrina is pleased with The Library Journal review of her superhero novella, Luminous, which pronounced the story a “good start on the beachy book season.” She’s currently busy preparing activities to keep the kids busy this summer. She foresees much use of her Six Flags season passes.
Dakster will be on the sidelines this Saturday so her husband can troop a young child’s memorial service. A few weeks ago, a young Jedi lost his two and a half year battle with brain cancer and his parents have asked the 501st Legion to be in attendance for a celebration of his life. Many of my squad mates trooped his birthday party last year, so this will be a rough troop for many. It will be one of those days that wearing a helmet will be blessing as it will allow them to hide their tears…
Brigid has decided that the secret to a healthy business is to go on vacation. She swears she’s never so desirable as when she’s 1,500 miles from her studio and almost completely inaccessible!
Melissa Wiley is heading to Anaheim this weekend for the ALA Annual meeting, where she plans to discuss a ton of books and eat a ton of food. Until then, she’s hanging out in her yard hoping for another sighting of the ladder-backed woodpecker she spotted yesterday — a sight to make her bird-geek’s heart skip a beat.
Ruth spent last week recovering from Southeast LinuxFest by doing a 2400-mile road trip in six days, no kids. New Orleans, the Great River Road, Memphis, Nashville–all delicious. The Sunsphere in Knoxville still looks just like it did when she last saw it, at the World’s Fair in 1982.