westworld

Where Season One of Westworld focused on the allegory of the maze and the inward journey toward consciousness, Season Two kept its eyes on the horizon, escalating toward a showdown at the mysterious Valley Beyond. Who made it? Who didn’t? And the biggest question of all… how long do we have to wait for Season Three? There’s a lot to unpack about the finale and about the season as a whole so, for simplicity’s sake, we’ve created the handy chart below to recap the fates of the characters and their status – at least with the evidence that we’ve been given so far. Obviously, onRead More →

comedy podcast roundup

Podcast and media suggestions if you need to laugh and forget the real world for a little while. Put Your Hands Together, Hosted by Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher “Put Your Hands Together delivers 75 minutes of jokes and backstage chats with LA’s best and brightest comics directly to your earbuds.” Cameron and Rhea are the most energetic and engaging hosts of a comedy podcast I’ve listened to and have great onstage chemistry (which is not surprising, since they’re married). Listen to: Pete Holmes, Alice Wetterlund, Marcella Arguello, Goodrich Gevaart, Tony Sam, Danielle Perez and hosts Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher 2 Dope Queens, HostedRead More →

creators of color

Something I’d like to do more of for The Geek Embassy is to highlight content and creators whose work online that I enjoy. For this first spotlight, check out some of the creators of color who are making kickass content that I adore! Websites Black Girl Create “Black Girls Create is a hub for black creators and nerds. Through our site, we showcase a variety of creativity including, but not limited to, essays, fiction, art, and other forms of multimedia. We strive to be a collaborative space committed to championing and highlighting the increased media representation of black girls and women specifically, and people ofRead More →

moving

I moved recently.  It sucked.  Moving always sucks. This is my fifth move in 30 months, and I’ve not stayed in one dwelling for more than ten months at a time during that period.  One would think I’ve gotten used to the constant packing, moving, unpacking, lather, rinse, repeat cycle of my life.  Truthfully, it’s just as frustrating every time.  Though moving generally sucks for everyone, I maintain that moving sucks more when you’re a nerd.  Most people have normal things to move: DVDs & Blu-Rays, clothing, all sorts of kitchenware, a desktop computer.  You either gather up a group of friends or hire moversRead More →

Greetings, Geeks! We are live this Sunday, November 20th at 2 PM PST. We’re all looking forward to geeking out with you this weekend! Our theme this month is our yearly holiday gift guide! We’ll be suggesting gifts for each of the consulates: Story, Pop Culture, Tech, Gaming, and Lifestyle. You can watch the live hangout using the youtube link below and ask questions during the show via youtube. Do you have any can’t-miss gift suggestions? Let us know in the comments, on our Facebook page, or via twitter. Until next time, get your geek on! Isabela Watch the Hangout Isabela OliveiraIsabela Oliveira is a renaissance geek, inRead More →

I recently wrote about my geeky obsession with tiny houses…. Before I got any further in this journey, I wanted to make sure I was comfortable in those kind of spaces, so last week, I booked a couple of days in two separate tiny houses. The first is the Savannah tiny home of Mt. Hood Tiny House Village. This was definitely a vacation rental – there were a lot of things about this model that, in my opinion, would not work well for long-term living. The second was the Tiny Tack House, located in Everett, Washington. This was the owners’ full-time residence for four yearsRead More →

autobiography

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend this month’s hangout about our musical autobiographies due to some family issues. However, Regina and I talked a bit and thought it was a good idea for me to share them here in writing. I know it’s not the same as a back and forth discussion, but I guess it’s a little bit of an insight into me. So here we go! What is the earliest main stream song you remember liking? For me, that would probably be a Kiss song. But since they weren’t quite that mainstream of a band, my other option would have to be ABBA. InRead 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 →

Skyline tiny house at Caravan The Tiny House Hotel

I think I was obsessed with small spaces before I ever saw or learned about tiny homes. It all started with a small fixation with drawing architecture in early college. I drew a lot back then and drawing buildings and living spaces fascinated me. I started to check out heaps of books from the library – during that time, I came across plenty of books featuring minimalist design. Minimalism lead me to books about micro houses, most of them built in Japan where space can be scarce and building outwards is often not an option. The people who built these houses didn’t let the lackRead More →

sandra glahn guest post

“I love you, you love me….” These lyrics played in my head for years as I worked with one of my clients, the then music producer for Barney and Friends. (Please don’t hold this against me.) I served both as his publicist and as the “studio mom” who booked kid singers for rehearsals and entertained them during breaks. And if I discovered one thing during that gig, it was this: I needed to revise my stereotypical view of home-schooled kids. Maybe some youngsters end up socially inept due to lack of interpersonal contact from learning at home, but I sure didn’t meet any of them.Read More →