pleasures

Guilty pleasures! We had a great time at this hangout. First we discuss what makes something a guilty pleasure. We decided it’s often something you don’t talk much about, you generally don’t tell your friends or your family about it. Sometimes it might make you feel a little embarrassed that you enjoy it so much. Or it might be a show or movie that you watch and watch over and over again. Isabela previously discussed how guilty pleasures are often code for feminine. Romances are often described as guilty pleasures. One of the ideas we mention is they are often more light hearted or popcornRead More →

star trek

Admit it, you’re a Trekkie. You’ve seen Star Trek Beyond, okaym maybe more than once, and now you’re jonesing for more.  You’ve busted out your DVDs of the previous movies. You’ve put on your headset and tried the latest Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday.  You’ve even changed your cell phone notification to that communicator beeping sound.  Somehow this is still not enough.  It’s time to warp into action with a galactically cool game night. The Games There are a few choices, but the number one choice is clear (like his blue blue eyes):  Star Trek Catan.  Settle where no man has gone before. ForRead More →

A Gigawatt Jukebox themed playlist From Rockabilly to Reggae, Movie Scores to Soul, our Gigawatt Jukebox is out of control.  In true geek style, we submit a never-ending playlist that is not concerned with genre, popularity, or album release date.   With Summertime Barbecue season in full gear, it is only appropriate to introduce a special edition of the Gigawatt Jukebox.  Imagine instead of your everyday backyard grill-out, you are hosting a tailgate party in your own miniature amphitheater.  It’s simple – just play live concert music rather than standard album cuts using a decent stereo system.   The roaring crowds, clapping, and acoustics will enhance the outdoor experience and spark tripsRead More →

party

Have you ever been a party where you just felt instantly at home and bummed when it ended?  Chances are, it was set up by someone who made sure some basic essentials were taken care of for you.  If you are new to being a host, have no fear.  You too can prevent a mid-party facepalm.  Whether it is a small night of board games, a barbecue, or a jivin’ dance party, there are a few easy things you can prepare to make your friends feel comfortable and happy all night long. Play Music    If you’ve ever been to a gathering without music, you’ve felt the strainRead More →

food

Looking through the camera roll on my phone I find that at least ten percent of the photos are of food. A lot of jokes are made about people taking pictures of their food, but have you have wondered why? Read More →