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.

30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 10: Legolas from The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Legolas from The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit is my choice for today. With the release of the new Hobbit 2 trailer, I am very excited to see Orlando Bloom return to his role as Legolas.
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This one is pretty simple. Start with very straight hair and tie it half up. Then create small french braids on each side starting from the side of your head, past your ears and let the rest of the braid just hang.
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LOTR Christmas Recap

On Christmas Eve 2012, my family and I gathered for our unique Christmas tradition.
In the past there was Harry Potter Christmas, Narnia Christmas, Star Wars Christmas and now Lord of the Rings Christmas.

The younger generation is not the only one to get into the spirit of Middle Earth. From me to my mother to my sister-in-law to my 92 year old Granny. No one is immune from the fun of LOTR Christmas.

We take photos in front of our huge green screen and have even incorporated themed gingerbread construction.

It is a festive affair.
Take a look at the continuing tradition:

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First a stop at Denny’s for their Hobbit inspired menu… in full costume, mind you.

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I dressed as Legolas.

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Many came as Hobbits.

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My dad was Gandalf the Grey.

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All the Hobbitses.

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Balrog and Shelob living the villain life.

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The dwarves Gloin and Gimli.

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My little Granny as Bilbo Baggins.

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And Grandma as Rosie Cotton.

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My mom dressed as Pippin.

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My brother as Gloin father of Gimli.

Then there was gingerbread and cookies:

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The Shire.

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The ‘happy place.’

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Tower, eye of Sauron and the one… 3 rings.

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The dwarves and Gandalf.

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Minas Tirith.

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The eyebof Sauron.

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Assorted LOTR shapes.

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And the waterfalls of Rivendell.

Stay tuned for edited photos of everyone in true Middle Earth scenery. (We don’t play around!)

Also, next year will br Doctor Who and I will be a weeping angel.