GeekyNerdy Cure-All: Garlic Orzo Soup

With most everyone in my office suffering from some sort of illness, I knew it was only a matter of time until I came down with whatever plague was circulating in the air above my cube. Sure enough, Monday night, I felt a familiar tickle in the back of my throat and now I’m dealing with full-blown sinus stuffies. Continue reading “GeekyNerdy Cure-All: Garlic Orzo Soup”

Meet GeekyNerdyGirl

As the readership of my humble little blog has started to pick up (you like me, you really like me!), I noticed that many of you were checking out my “About” page. While I think everything I included on that page is good for now – though a photo will be forthcoming – I thought I’d pull back the curtain a little more in this post so you guys have a better sense of whom I am and what makes me tick! Continue reading “Meet GeekyNerdyGirl”

Night Film

John Gall Design/Rekha Garton

While I’ve always been an avid reader, most of the books I’ve been purchasing over the last year or so have been work-related. Though that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, a girl’s gotta make some time for pure pleasure reading as well! Luckily for me, I did just that over the Christmas break with Night Film by Marisha Pessl.

I had wanted to read Night Film since it first came out in August 2013 — the cover always caught my eye when we were in Barnes&Noble and the reviews I read of it were extremely positive — but due to a book-buying moratorium I had placed on myself (I have enough reading material in our apartment to last me a year or two), I decided to wait until it was in paperback or I could check it out of the library. But when the Mysterious Mr. C and I were in our local B&N to pick up some gifts for other people, I broke down and decided to get it as a present to myself. And boy, am I glad that I did! Continue reading “Night Film”

Collect ‘Em All!

One of the most important things to know about me is that I come from a family of travelers. My mom grew up traveling around the country and the world with her parents, so when I came along, it was only natural to bundle me into the car or onto the plane as well. While I have been to Aruba, Australia, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, and most of the countries in Western Europe, I don’t discriminate – I love jumping into a car and going on a good road trip right here in the United States. Continue reading “Collect ‘Em All!”

2013: Year in Review

After starting to get ready for the end of this year at the beginning of December, I’m having a hard time believing it is already New Year’s Eve! Being off for the holidays has completely messed up my schedule and I keep thinking I have one more day to the year. But I don’t, and as with everyone else, the impending end of 2013 has me reflecting on everything that has happened in the last 12 months. Continue reading “2013: Year in Review”