OT: Happy Easter

HAPPY EASTER

It’s been a while since I posted, and that is so not cool. I’ve even had a tonne of cool ideas for posts, especially after coming back from our trip to the city. I bought a bunch of stuff for baby, I found some really peculiar sweets and had my son cause a panic when he fell from a Shetland Pony (Don’t worry, he was totally fine). Great stories, all of them! But I had been home for one day when my post holiday buzz came absolutely smashing down around me: on Monday afternoon my Grandma passed away suddenly. So, yeah. Not really much Easter cheer going on around these parts (Hence the rather grumpy Easter graphic. It is basically a selfie of what I look like right now). I am just a giant, fun sucking vacuum of hurt, worry and self pity. Awesome. At least this Open Thread is full of cool stuff: (more…)

OT: What Games Are Your Kids Playing?

whatgames

Liam’s latest gaming obsession is Starcraft. He woke up early this morning and set himself up a game of “Super Starcraft” which seems to involve him creating Lego buildings and then having them attack each other. A few hours later he got his father to set him up a proper game on the computer: Liam and two AI’s set to medium up against two AI’s set to very easy. Seems fair, right? And, as sure as the sun rises in the east, I can bet that later on today (After he has played lots of games that don’t involve a screen) he will ask very sweetly if he can pretty please watch some Starcrafts: (more…)

15 Reasons Why I Am Not My Avatar

15 reasons

The theme for this month’s Gadabout Gamers is “I am/I am not my avatar”. This topic has so much potential, and I imagine that Gamer Wife will receive some fantastic, well thought out essays about online identity. This post will not be one of them. No, instead of an intellectual piece of writing, you get a list of 15 reasons why I am not my avatar. Enjoy! (more…)

Six Umbrellas For Geeky Kids

Six Umbrellas For Geeky Kids

Learn more about these umbrellas after the jump

Let me set the scene for you: it’s 8.30am and it starts pouring down with rain. Your husband has already left for work and he’s taken the car with the child seat installed. Your son starts school in 15 minutes and you have no idea where any of your wet weather gear is; after all, you did just spend three years living in the desert. The only thing you find is an over-sized blue and white umbrella that you won in a promotion… a promotion for beer. A part of you dies as you set off down the road with the most ridiculous and inappropriate umbrella to ever be seen at a pre-school.

Trust me. It is every bit as embarrassing as it sounds…

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