Things I’m Loving Right Now!

Hello my friends! It’s been quite awhile since I’ve been on the blog. To say that I’ve been dealing with a lot would be an understatement. I’ve been dealing with a lot of grief, having lost both of my grandmothers within about a month of each other. Both of my cats got sick within a couple weeks of each other. I learned a new attraction and have been training to be a trainer on my home attraction. I’ve been sick and overworked and burnt out and I’ve been struggling.

But I miss you guys. And I miss this blog and I miss sharing the things that I love with you all and I miss coming here and getting to talk and talk about nerdy things.

So here I am. It’s been over a month but I’m happy to be back. I wanted to jump back into blogging by just sharing some of the things that I’ve been really loving lately. A lot of these things are the things that have been keeping my head above water during these rough times.

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No One Teaches You How to Grieve

No one ever teaches you how to deal with grief.

You just sort of have to deal with it. And everyone keeps telling you that there are no right or wrong answers to how you react when someone passes away but it’s hard not to look around you at those who are experiencing the same grief and compare yourself. Should you be acting like them? Are you sad enough? Are you grieving enough? It’s confusing, on top of an already very overwhelming time.

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Nerd Girl Interview with Author Bridget Morrissey!

Guys! I am so beyond excited for todays post because it’s an interview with an awesome person and an equally awesome author! It’s been a long time since I’ve had an interview on the blog and I’m so stoked that Bridget is the one to be bringing them back.

I read Bridget’s most recent release, A Thousand Miles, and fell absolutely in love. It has everything that I love – best friends who fall in love, road trips, weird food and even baseball. When I discovered how cool Bridget is during my constant praise of this book, I just knew I HAD to have her here on the blog.

And unsurprisingly, the interview just made me adore her more, especially once we bonded over our love for early 2000s pop punk and emo music, like Something Corporate. Anyone who shows love for SoCo is my kind of person!

So let’s do this guys!

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Fictional Girl Crushes I Had Growing Up (AKA How Did I Not Realize I Was Queer AF)

I came out nearly ten years ago, on this blog, as bisexual. I’m so comfortable in my sexuality and my ability to love and be attracted to any person, regardless of their gender. I was scrolling through social media a few days ago and there was a post about the anniversary of one of my favorite movies growing up, A League of their Own, and I remembered my absolute obsession with the character of Kit and it was another lightbulb out of many lightbulbs that I’ve had over the years where I realize, oh…you had a crush on that character! I often will bring it up to my husband and we both have a laugh, always saying, “how did I not know that I was into girls too?!”

So I wanted to share a few of my fictional crushes from my childhood that really should have convinced me, should have been obvious to me that I was SO queer. This list doesn’t even begin to touch on everyone I had a crush on because, partly, I’m old and can’t remember and partly because I remember more and more as time goes on!

Let’s do this!

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Short N’Sweet Book Review: A Thousand Miles by Bridget Morrissey

Welcome to the Short N’ Sweet Book Review! For the ten years that I’ve been reviewing books on this blog, I’ve written long, wordy reviews that, let’s be honest, not a lot of people are probably reading. I’ve recently  decided to shorten those reviews and get straight to the point – what is this book about, who wrote it, where you can find and a short review on what I loved, liked and maybe thought could be better.

Today’s review is a best friends to lovers romance, told over a fun road trip that includes baseball and cats, which is basically my bread and butter – A Thousand Miles by Bridget Morrissey!


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Overturning Roe Vs Wade – Nerd Girl Is Ready to Rage

This blog has always been about nerd things, mostly books, but this blog has been around for ten years and I’ve never hesitated to share my feelings about the things going on in our world. As much as I love to escape real life and disappear into fictional and fantasy worlds, I still always have my feet firmly planted in reality and I am always here to fight for justice and to fight against injustice.

The Supreme Court overturning Roe V Wade was not a surprise. Since the moment that Trump won the election in 2016, since the moment he pushed through Supreme Court justices, we knew that this was on the table. We knew this would happen. However, knowing and seeing it is two different things and finding this out a couple days ago was one of the most devastating days of my life. I spent the day pushing my way through my shift, drinking my sorrows and crying myself to sleep.

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