I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been ridiculously busy lately. Between work and classes and craft projects, I barely find time to just sit around and indulge in my nerdier (and craftier) side. However! I’ve found ways to get around that, and work a little more nerdiness into my day in little ways. Here’s a random assortment of how I make my day a little nerdier, in no particular order.
Rocking a nerdy lunch box
I found this beauty on ThinkGeek’s website – I’ve been hunting for a fun lunchbox for ages, and since it’s nearly impossible to find a squishy My Little Pony lunchbox for a reasonable price, I snagged this lovely little Companion Cube lunch box. It does a fine job of making my otherwise dull and mundane days a little more fun. Plus, it’s a Companion Cube!
Because nothing says awesome more than a pair of fun nerdy socks. I’m sure most of you already know I have a thing for socks – the more ridiculous, the better. Like these Frida Kahlo socks. I love Frida, and I enjoy her artwork – and when I saw these in San Francisco, I had to get them. I mean, come on. I have a bachelor’s degree in Art History. How could I not get artist themed socks? (I also have a pair of socks with Van Gogh’s Starry Night on them, and yes, I have worn them with my Van Gogh’s Irises skirt) It’s just another way that I can indulge in some nerdy fun.
Covering my desk in nerdy things
I think this picture of my cubicle says it all. Ponies, Sailor Moon, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Wreck-It Ralph stuff, and even a tiny little Genuine Buddy model on top of my desktop. Since I pretty much live either at the office or in the library, covering my desk in fun nerdy stuff is one way I can get my nerd on while at work. (Yes, I have been known to play with the little ponies while trying to get some inspiration for work related things. Don’t judge.)
There’s just some music that puts me in a creative mood, or a nerdy mood, or a combination of both. I tend to listen to a lot of electroswing while I work – and while I craft, too. If I remember right, actually, I made my entire steampunk costume while listening to Caravan Palace, one of my most favorite electroswing groups, and I’ve been listening to the White Mink, Black Cotton mixes pretty much exclusively the past few months…
Swapping nerdy office pictures
A good friend of mine, Ross (you might remember him as Rainbow Factory Dash from GenCon), tends to send me pictures of his desk. Which is covered in ponies. Which prompts me to send pictures of my desk. Which prompts more pictures of his desk. It’s a vicious cycle, this nerdy show-off business. It keeps things fun, though, that’s for sure. 😀
What kind of stuff do you guys do to make your days a little nerdier? Share with me! I must know. 😀