Geek Dad – the Book Last week I got a copy of Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share and I’ve had a lot of fun reading about all of the geeky ideas. I have to admit sometimes I welcome books full of projects (or crafts or recipes…) with the best intentions and a lot of enthusiasm, only to have reality eventually relegate the book to a dusty corner of my craft table downstairs. (Yes, I have a craft table and two craft caddies…) However, I don’t see this happening with Geek Dad – the projects are too interesting to pass up. I read the foreword and the introduction and then skimmed through a bunch of the projects (this book is not meant to be read from cover to cover). I immediately found 2 projects (The Pirate Cartography and the Homemade Coloring Books) – these are probably the first two we will try, given the age of my children. The Cake Model is also a great fit and I’d love to make the duct tape wallet for my geeky husband (maybe for Christmas…). What I like about Geek Dad is that it isn’t just a list of projects – it inspired me to look at my regular daily activities with my kids in a more creative, inquisitive, and fun way. The day after
Platforms: I first discovered Crochet Dude’s blog at blogspot.com, not realizing that the entries there end on May 31, 2005. A quick google now that I’m writing this post reveals that, more recently, he’s been blogging at blog.thecrochetdude.com. And apparently he has a whole line of Crochet stuff coming out! He also has a website under his real name. Who He Is: His real name is Drew Emborsky and he lives in Houston, Texas. Photo: Drew Emborsky’s blogger.com profile Best Quote: Five Reasons Why I Chose Him: 1. He’s a dude and he crochets (therefore ‘the crochet dude’) and you only have to look at his picture to see that he is completely comfortable with that. Every man should be like that. If my husband was like that I could finally talk him into wearing a fedora (one day…). 2. He’s a special guest at the Alaska Crochet Cruise June 5 – 12, 2010. 3. He doesn’t just crochet, he also creates his own patterns. He has invented something called the ‘drewstring purse’ which is just goofy enough to be cool. I want one. 4. He is inspiring. I’ve only ever been able to crochet one long line of stitches (or whatever they are called) and I’m pretty crafty. 5. He has style. I want all of the stuff – the crochet vests are super cute, as are the hats
Hi everyone – between baby-making, music-making, and money-making (as a freelance writer/consultant) – that’s on top of my full time job of parenting – I’ve been too busy to keep up with my regular features on this blog. I plan to resume these duties sometime in the fall – in the meantime, there are opportunities here for anyone who would like to make a guest appearance and keep the party going… Guest Blogger Positions Available If you want to gain some blogging experience or some exposure, you are invited to write a ‘Featured Web Personality” or “Featured Artist of the Month” article. Instructions: 1 – Read examples of previous articles written (click on links below). 2 – Web personalities only: Please read the information about selections at the top of the very first web personality: German Chocolate Cake Man. 3 – Leave a comment under this article with your proposed topic and I will contact you via email. 4 – Follow the same format that I use to write the articles. 5 – Include information about yourself and feel free to link to your own blog, website, etc to promote yourself. 6 – Send my your finished article and I will post it! Guidelines: 1 – This blog is pretty much G-rated so I won’t feature anything that is above PG status and I won’t link to any adult sites (sorry).