Fact: A Jedi costume is flattering on any shape.
If you happen to get the rare douchebag variety geek with arrogant expectations that he deserves a super model just move on. There will be another sweet, intellectual pussy cat just around the corner who will think you are an intergalactic goddess. Just keep throwing those twelve sided di until you get the right partner for your quest.
For Chrissakes, There Is Nothing Wrong With You: A Dating Manifesto
By Lindy West
As modern ladies of marrying age, our trusty inadequacy paradigm has always gone something like this: "I'm too fat for the men I like." "I'm too ugly to get married." "I'm too old to find a guy." Blah blah blah, fart, repeat, dead (the lifecycle of the human woman). And lately, this other sort of protest-too-much inversion seems fashionable: "I'm too smart/too pretty/too successful/too interesting/too funny/too outspoken to bag a man!" No matter what or who we (hetero) women are, we are always too something for men. Isn't that just fucked? Because to be "too" something implies that there's a something else out there to aim for. But there isn't. IT'S A TRAP. We constantly frame ourselves as outsized or undersized from every angle—and we either use our inadequacies to punish ourselves (too fat! No cookie!), or wear them like some crazy cold-comfort security blanket (you're my real boyfriend, sarcasm!). So couldn't we just call bullshit on this entire idea and be, I don't know, people? People who don't exist "for" men? Whose lives aren't upended by the latest terrible "too"-ness we read about in Cosmo? Read the rest HERE.
He supports the geeks so please support him. And no...he's not related to Steve Buscemi.
February 11th @ 6pm -Midnight
545 Tilton Road
Northfield, NJ 08225
Here is the official Jesters Invite.
AS always : Be there AND be square!
Geeks are intelligent people that passionately pursue intellectual growth through obscure media or activities. Examples of geeks' pursuits include role playing games, comic books, and trading card games. Although these people have marketable skills in the workforce, geeks are often times shy and reserved about dating and romantic pursuits. Jester's Playhouse, the premier hobby and gaming store of South Jersey, is hosting a "Singles Night at the Playhouse" event in partnership with Sweet on Geeks.
The party begins with highly entertaining ice breaking games that promote social interaction. The featured games are Got'em, Flux, Munchkin, Jungle Speed, and Bacchus Banquet. Movies will be featured in the theater room running simultaneous to the games for those who enjoy a good film. The featured films of the evening are "Scott Pilgrim vs The World" and "Sixteen Candles". At nine thirty live performances from local bands will begin. The performing artists are Bootie and the Beast, Louchious, and The Clique. The evening's events wraps up with a DJ playing the latest hit songs and dance music from ten o'clock until midnight. Food and beverages will be available throughout the evening. Door prizes and gifts will be awarded throughout the night as well. Best of all "Singles Night at the Playhouse" is free to attend. Semi casual dress code will be enforced. Sneakers and sandals will not be permitted.
GE3K SINGLES NIGHT!
If you aren't up to speed on this situation see this Post.
For those of you who are here is the latest still photo from our wayward webcam. Nope, no naked, angry wine cellar sex yet. YET. But I am hoping for a holiday miracle. Dear Santa.......
At least this time there is a face!
He has nice hair.
It's so shiny. So wavy. So perfectly groomed.
I bet he smells nice.
Who could he be?
Why do they almost never go in this wine cellar?
Is that a person behind him?
Then, as if the product wasn't awesome enough on its own merit, I had to read all the reviews just to be sure when I came across this. I <3 this person with all my <3
So recently we started to get email alerts for motion detected on this camera that we no longer owned! Apparently the company resold it and didn't delete our email that was attached to it when we created the online account which we can no longer access. So we have gotten a fair number of pictures of a mysterious wine cellar. Most benign....one questionable. It's incredibly well stocked but not frequently visited so I don't think it's a restaurant. However, it's incredibly big for a private collection. I can't help but wonder whose it is. I like to imagine it belongs to Steve Wozniak and that is his private chef and/or various staff. I feel quite sure it is.
The irony is that this camera was placed in an attempt to INCREASE security. Then it gets sent to me. Then I post it to the internets as a warning to all of you! (and because I'm a voyeur pig who is enjoying this all too much)
The decent thing to do would be to notify the company of this horrible lapse in security. I will. I will.
But first please, please, internet Gods....please let someone smoke a big fat doobie or have sex first. Angry, secret, screw the boss, wine cellar sex. Please.
I am never buying a stand alone webcam again. How do I know this wasn't resold to me and someone has pictures of me naked on my couch, picking my nose while I watch Tosh.0 ? It's disturbing....it's all just deeply disturbing.
Update: For those of you having a moral crisis over this situation....I emailed the maker of the camera. Perhaps they don't read their emails. Maybe they are too busy? Unless I figure out who this is I might be getting these pictures forever (I hope). :)
Cherese & Christopher
Thank you Cherese and Christopher from the bottom of our hearts for sharing this. Stories like yours help give life to the reality that online dating is a beautiful, romantic and effective option!!! Give your granny a hug from me. I have a special spot in my heart for Grans. Congratulations!
Live long and love!
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I just wanted to write a little message. I havent been on here in about 2 years. I met my now fiance on this site and weve been going strong for almost 2 years and we are getting married in a year and a half. Thank you so much to this site for giving me the opppotunity to meet him and hes also made me an even bigger geek! Thank you!!!
Congrats and how wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this and we wish you all the best. Please send along those wedding pics as we would love to see them!
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Just a quick note to tell you about some amazing and wonderful developments. We've had several recent marriages and the site is crazy busy right now. First Varoujan and Allison....
Varoujan was one of our earliest members and is an amazing, brilliant man. He finally found his intergalactic princess in Miss Allison, who by all reports is also brilliant and amazing. We are all so happy for them and wish them all the very best in life! Congratulations from SOG!
Then we have Diana and Miguel whose geek love story has gone GLOBAL! They are the now famous, "Married by a Computer" couple and SOG is so happy to be able to say they met on our site! The story is that Miguel coded his own minister, "Reverend Bit", to officiate at their wedding. It just seemed appropriate in honor of the way they met, the importance of technology in their lives and in the spirit of their geek love to have a computer be a part of the ceremony. Their story hit the newswire last Sat. and it has been picked up all over the world. CNET, Gizmodo, CNN, MSNBC, and hundreds more. This morning I found it translated into Vietnamese. Geek love resonates globally. I think we are one of the few niches that knows no geographic or ethnic boundaries. We are our own race! The site is swarming with international geeks right now so if you haven't been back in a while, now is the perfect time to update your profile and check in. I hear Diana and Miguel are doing a morning show in Australia via skype. AMAZING and wonderful! Congrats to them both on their marriage and we wish them every happiness!
The same heartfelt congrats goes out to two other, slightly less public SweetonGeeks couples who tied the knot. First, Mike and Jasmine. They privately shared their wedding pics with me and I cried. It was stunning. Love, love, love them. Our other couple is Amanda and Mark who overcame the long distance internet dating thing and now live happily ever after in Alaska. I will share their story soon on the blog with pics! :) Geek love can overcome anything!
Not all of us are the shiny, gorgeous, perfect creatures you see on the Match commercials. Many of us are average, regular, ordinary but that doesn't mean that to the right person we won't be PERFECT! There is a lid for every pot or in our case....a dongle for every USB.
SweetonGeeks is your most trusted source for wookiee nookie and we are always here for you if you need help developing your profile, help with billing or any questions at all just email and an actual human will reply. Joyce@sweetongeeks.com
Don't forget to fan us when you can! :)
Joyce ~ Geek Yenta
First another couple met on Sweetongeeks and second check the story out on CNet! W00T! Good weekend.
Computer Conducts Couple's Wedding
by Chris Matyszczyk
If computers can create friends for you, why can't they create ministers?
This was the philosophical question that inspired Miguel Hanson, a Houston-based web developer and IT consultant as he contemplated his wedding.
As the Associated Press tells it, Hanson couldn't find an associate who would officiate at the betrothal to high school teacher Diana Wesley. So he said to himself: "Wait a minute, I am a Web developer and IT consultant. I am a Master of the Universe. One minister, coming up."
The first thought you might have if you were to create a virtual Man of God might be an appropriate name. How about Father Real-Time? Or the Bishop Apple? Hanson's choice was Rev. Bit.
So, at yesterday's ceremony, Rev. Bit was to greet the 30 or so guests, tell them a few stories about the happy couple, and then lead them through their "I do"'s.
I am delighted to report that Hanson is a geek with a sense of humor and not merely because he met his lovely bride on a site called "Sweet on Geeks" (motto: A Space Where Gray Matters.").
For he programmed Rev. Bit to declare at that most poignant moment during the ceremony when last objections may be raised: "If anyone here has anything to say that might change their minds or has any objections, they do not want to hear it and I will not recognize your objections since Miguel has programmed me to only recognize his commands."
You might be wondering how Rev. Bit knew when to pause so that the congregation could, well, say what it has to say. Hanson said that a little wireless mouse upon his person designed to keep the Virtual Reverend on the straight and narrow. (Should you be wondering about Hanson's full feelings about computer equipment, I believe this is his Web site. There is even a picture of him and his Diana.)
I am sure that you will join me in wishing this enterprising couple a wonderful marriage. I would suggest, however, that, should their marriage progress in that direction, a virtual midwife might be a little harder to design.
Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20086035-71/computer-conducts-couples-wedding/#ixzz1Tk9VVMC0
Summer is a glorious time for geeks everywhere. Comic-con, outdoor LARPing without mittens, sunburns and best of all.....weddings with light sabers. We have had a rash of geek weddings and we are so proud to share a couple here.
Congratulations Varoujan and Allison!!
This light saber picture is one for the ages. The bride is glowing with intergalactic love. :)
More on the other couples later if I'm lucky enough to get pictures!