Geek Girl transformation continues: LOST tour, sci-fi podcast & WonderCon

When I’m not busy neglecting this blog, I am either working or transforming into a larger geek than I ever thought possible. If you would have asked me or anyone in my family even ten years ago whether or not I would love and embrace new technology, sci-fi, graphic novels, etc. – we would have all laughed out loud at the very thought.

Here are a few examples of what I’ve been up to and am about embark upon.

1. Less than two weeks ago, we went on an all-day LOST tour on Oahu. Incredible is only one way to describe the overall experience. See for yourself here and here on my Lost blog.

2. Last weekend I had the opportunity to call in to the Sci-Fi Party Line podcast to discuss Lost and the tour with my new friend Cat (@FancyFembot on Twitter), as well as other TV shows like Bones, Dollhouse and True Blood. Click here to listen to the chat, or find it on iTunes!

3. Tomorrow we are heading into San Francisco for our very first WonderCon, which is a smaller version of San Diego’s Comic-Con (and yes, I’m going back there this year as well).  If we get there early enough, we’re hoping to attend the Watchmen panel first, then brave the lines for the new Star Trek in the afternoon.

Besides that, I’ve been attempting to catch up on 3 weeks of shows…but have been disappointed in many. Right now I am only really enjoying Bones, Friday Night Lights, Fringe, House and Lost. And I need to finish Season 1 of Breaking Bad because the second season begins on March 8!


What’s new with YOU?

Have a great weekend!

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The Oscars: I am a happy camper

First of all, hello again! I’ve never neglected this blog for so long before, and apologize for doing so. It’s good to be back, and I appreciate your patience.

In bold below were my Oscar picks, which I published last month; the actual winners are in parenthesis, and I got 10 out of 15 correct! Overall, I really enjoyed the ceremony and am overjoyed that Winslet and Penn walked away with the statues.


  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Milk
  • The Reader
  • Slumdog Millionaire (winner)


  • David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
  • Gus Van Sant, Milk
  • Stephen Daldry, The Reader
  • Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire (winner)


  • Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
  • Angelina Jolie, Changeling
  • Melissa Leo, Frozen River
  • Meryl Streep, Doubt
  • Kate Winslet, The Reader (winner)


  • Amy Adams, Doubt
  • Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (winner)
  • Viola Davis, Doubt
  • Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler


  • Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
  • Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
  • Sean Penn, Milk (winner)
  • Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler


  • Josh Brolin, Milk
  • Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
  • Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight (winner)
  • Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road


  • Bolt
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Wall E (winner)


  • Changeling
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (winner)
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Duchess
  • Revolutionary Road


  • Changeling
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Reader
  • Slumdog Millionaire (winner)


  • Australia
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Duchess (winner)
  • Milk
  • Revolutionary Road


  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Milk
  • Slumdog Millionaire (winner)


  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (winner)
  • The Dark Knight
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army


  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Defiance
  • Milk
  • Slumdog Millionaire (winner)
  • Wall E


  • Down to Earth, Wall E
  • Jai Ho, Slumdog Millionaire (winner)
  • O Saya, Slumdog Millionaire


  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (winner)
  • The Dark Knight
  • Iron Man

So what did you think of the show and the victories (or omissions, losses, etc.)?

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Hola & Aloha! Hawaii Here We Come

I have been absent and a shell of a blogger. Apologies.

Tomorrow we leave for Hawaii, and I have plans to post a few entries…when I’m not on the beach, at the pool, on the zip line or enjoying ridiculously fruity/girly cocktails.

We will be in Maui until next Sunday, and then in Oahu for a few days. We are primarily going to Oahu to take the all-day LOST tour. Seriously, and of course.

I have not had enough time to catch up on all of my TiVO’d shows, but here is a very quick report card:

  • 30 Rock: A-
  • Bones: B-
  • Damages: B+
  • Friday Night Lights: A-
  • Grey’s: B+ (HUGE improvement)
  • Heroes: A- (HUGE improvement)
  • House: B
  • Flight of the Conchords: B
  • Lost: A
  • Nip/Tuck: C
  • The Office: B-
  • Private Practice: B
  • The United States of Tara: A-

Thank you for your patience and for checking in on occasion. You still complete me.

p.s. If you’re at all interested in our (mis)adventures in the 808, feel free to follow me on Twitter:

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