Birthday Week –A Quinceañera: the Biggest Birthday Bash of Your Life (if you’re turning 15, Latina and willing to participate)

Quinceañeras are a big, big, big deal in Latino culture. It’s something like a Sweet 16 but it happens at the age of 15 and, if the family is Catholic, often involves a mass in the Quinceañera’s honor. The entire ordeal takes months of planning, from the tremendous wedding-worthy sized cake to the dresses for the… Read More

Google Turns 13!

Image: Google.com “Hmm, I’m not sure…Google it!” is a phrase I utter probably on a daily basis. Obviously, as a writer for GeekMom, I’m a nerd, a geek, a brainiac; what ever you want to call it and as such I tend to be the go-to gal for everyone in my office whenever they have… Read More

Happy Birthday, Neptune!

Image: Wikipedia No, we’re not celebrating the Roman God of the Sea’s birthday today but the actual planet Neptune, although the planet was named after the Roman god. Also, technically we’re not celebrating Neptune’s birth but the anniversary of it’s discovery. July 12, 2011 (at 2:38 PM according to one blogger , his article is… Read More

Simon Pegg, Supergeek, at Strand Books Today

Self-proclaimed supergeek, Simon Pegg, has added a new title to his already impressive list: author. Pegg, best known for co-writing and starring in the quirky comedies  Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Run Fat Boy Run and for his recent portrayal of Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the 2009 Star Trek movie, will be in New York City today at… Read More