As I’m sure you can guess – based on my previous posts – this week has been a bit of a rough one here at GeekyNerdy HQ. I’ve had to burn the candle at both ends, so to speak, and even had to go into the office for a few hours today! (There’s a certain cruel irony about having to work on April Fool’s Day.) So, I decided to just embrace the week’s unofficial theme of “better late than never” and turn it into an official one with today’s Nerd Alert. All of the items below are time-related, and many are things I really wish I could have. Enjoy!
1. When I first saw Hermione Granger use her Time Turner necklace in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, I immediately wished that I could have one of my own. I am notorious for making ridiculously long to-do lists and am often trying to cram more than is actually possible into my day. Having something like this – if it were real – would be the perfect solution. I could put in a full day at work, and then, with a flip of the pendant, spend a full day on the blog!
While this necklace by the Noble Collection appears to be more of a collectible than something you’d actually wear, I was also intrigued by this Time Turner watch. It’s a little more subtle, and practical, while hitting all of the same notes as the pendant.
2. Speaking of watches, one of the first Christmas presents I really remember getting was a Mickey Mouse one. It had a red leather band and Mickey’s arms were the hands of the clock. That seems to still be a fairly common design when looking at the Disney Store’s current offerings, but this watch is a little more grown-up than the one I got as a kid. I absolutely love the mixed metals and the fact that little Mickey icons make up parts of the band. Like the Time Turner watch, the design isn’t super obvious, but is still a great way to show off your fandom!
3/4. Now, when it comes to showing off your fandom at home, I’ve always been a pretty big fan of the various Lego clocks that are out there. Everyone needs a clock, and just about everyone loves Legos, so it’s a win-win! The Mysterious Mr. C got me one of the Boba Fett clocks when we first started dating and it still resides on my nightstand. They have a ton of other character options (from Star Wars and other franchises), but as I was playing around on the website, I saw these simple brick options and sort of fell for them too. We already have a ton of clocks in our apartment, so I can’t really justify getting one right now, but if Boba Fett ever needs to be replaced…
I also love the idea of this spinning Wheel of Time wheel of time! I first shared this bookcase based (literally) on Robert Jordan’s series on Facebook a little over a year ago, but today seemed like a good day to revisit it! Though the creation isn’t a clock per se as there are more than 12 books in the series, I still think it’s something that would be fun to do with different numbered titles, like I am Number Four or The 5th Wave.
5/6. Admittedly, these last two “time pieces” are a little silly, but I just couldn’t resist! Though I’m not a huge Doctor Who fan, this whimsical bedding set from ThinkGeek immediately caught my eye. It’s definitely not as subtle as some of the other items I’ve highlighted, but hey, sometimes you just have to let your geek flag fly! This charger, based on Doc Brown’s flux capacitor from the Back to the Future series, is also slightly more in-your-face than the fairly boring, basic black one that C and I currently have in our car, but I’m absolutely positive that it would make me smile every time I saw it and that makes it good enough for me!