Channeling Katniss

On Saturday my partner in crime, Grace Kelle of Lean Girl’s Club, and I went for our first archery lesson at Big Apple Archery in Flushing Queens.
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And while she always tries to find the fitness aspect in things like this, I’m on the lookout for the nerdities.

Whether the odds are in your favor and you’re channeling Katniss Everdeen or you’re into saving the world from an onslaught of evil aliens, a la Hawkeye of the Avengers, archery is fun for all.

Maybe the hooded hero is more your speed like the Green Arrow or you are saving Middle Earth from a pack of Orcs like Legolas. Perhaps you are a fierce Scottish red-head like Disney’s Merida.

Big Apple Archery may be a bit off the beaten path in Flushing Queens, but the instructors are patient, knowledgeable and funny. They let you shoot from a variety of distances and if you ask they will take some seriously bad ass looking pictures of you with your bow.
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Don’t worry if you don’t hit the bullseye, it’s more about consistency than accuracy, both of which I lacked, by the way.

But the most important factor was fun! And that was certainly had. Grace and I got this deal off Living Social making it just $15 a person instead of $20, but honestly I would pay $20 to go back for more range time. It was that good!!

Plus this is definitely a skill that will come in handy when the apocalypse hits.

25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“God rest ye, nerdy gentlemen!”

Day 10: Star Wars Snowflakes

There are many great tutorials out there on how to make these snowflakes. There are even templates you can print out and just cut like these at BuzzFeed.

Here are the ones that I did. I chose to make a Stormtrooper flake and a Boba Fett flake.

Boba Fett

Start by drawing a circle on a piece of paper.
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imageNext fold in half once…
imageTwice…
imageThree times a lady… (this last one fold into thirds)
imageWhen you open your paper you should have 12 sections.
imageThen draw on the template (or just print it out from this website)
imageWhen you’re done cutting him out, Boba Fett will have 2 antennae.
imageCut off one of them from each Boba Fett section of your snowflake.
imageHang and enjoy!!!
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Stormtrooper

This snowflake begins the same way the Boba Fett snowflake does. When you get to the template portion just draw on the stormtrooper template instead of Boba Fett.
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Double the snowflakes, double the fun!!!!

 

 

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