Amy Weir

The Thorough and Pointless Results of My Radio Station Presets Study

In which Amy shares the results of her obsessive annotation and analysis of radio station playlists (see previous article about…

November 21, 2019

The Greatest Street in History: 50 Years on ‘Sesame Street’

Do you know why 'Sesame Street' is objectively the greatest TV show of all time? Read (my 11th-grade research project)…

November 10, 2019

I Was a Costumed Cartoon Character (and Lived to Tell About It)

The adventures of a GeekMom in a specially-licensed-by-Scholastic Clifford the Big Red Dog suit, surrounded by small enthusiastic children.

November 5, 2019

On Collecting Lists (And Other Fairly Useless Obsessions)

Amy really likes making annotated lists of random information. But is it really so random, or is it just the…

October 27, 2019

On Watching In Prime Time As a Family

In the era of streaming, it's common for everyone to stick to their own shows on their own schedules. It's…

October 15, 2019

It’s All Too Much: The Paradoxical Overgeekout

Sometimes I love things SO POWERFULLY it's paralyzing, and I can't even act on my passion. Does this ever happen…

October 6, 2019

A Track-by-Track Trek Down ‘Abbey Road’ On Its 50th Anniversary

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles' 'Abbey Road' album with this collection of facts (and opinions) from Beatlemaniac GeekMom…

September 26, 2019

Revisit the Muppets at Multiple Ages

Muppet movies belong to that special brand of entertainment that can be enjoyed on multiple levels over the course of…

September 24, 2019

Fan Fest at the Library!

Our local library tried to bring a big geek con experience to our relatively rural town, and I think we…

September 19, 2019

‘His Hideous Heart’ Has Some New Takes on Poe for Today’s Teens

'His Hideous Heart' is a new YA anthology that reimagines Poe through the minds of 13 current YA authors.

September 10, 2019

Model Rocket Launching for Fun and Family

The day before school started, we decided to send off summer with a literal blast: by launching a model rocket.

August 30, 2019

Properly Prepared With Paper and Pen

Why Amy (and her daughter) never leave home without something to write with and something to write on.

August 24, 2019

13 Things I’m Going to Miss About ‘Legion’ on FX

Amy explains why, whatever 'Legion' FX's faults, she loved this weird, weird show.

August 16, 2019

What Do Dreams Mean to You?

Amy geeks out about how dream interpretation is neither mystical nor random but instead very personal.

August 10, 2019

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: The Painfully Embarrassing Side of ADHD

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria means people with ADHD feel hurt more strongly than most people and react more uncontrollably, and there's…

July 29, 2019

Geek Links: Experience Apollo 50th in Real Time (Or On Your Own Time)

Apollo in Real Time lets you eavesdrop on everything going on between Apollo 11 and Mission Control exactly 50 years…

July 18, 2019

Literal Dreams of Authorship

The first thing that happens when I pick up that I might be dreaming is my dream self scrambling for…

July 12, 2019

Read to Your Big Kids

Just because someone knows how to read, doesn't mean they don't still benefit from being read TO. Here's why to…

July 1, 2019

A Is for the Asexual Spectrum

A bit of explanation toward an often-misunderstood sexuality.

June 16, 2019

Kindred Spirits for the Quiet Attention-Deficient Girl

I envied and admired characters like Anne Shirley not because they were different from me, but because they WERE me……

June 4, 2019