30 Days of Nerdy Hair – Day 19

Day 19: Poison Ivy from Batman + Robin
There’s no denying that Batman + Robin is quite possibly one of the worst films ever. And definitely the worst film to ever have the name Batman in the title. No one is disputing that!! What I will say is that Uma Thurman’s, Poison Ivy, is a shining star among a pile of Bantha Poodoo!
She is villainous and sexy and does complete justice to the character of Poison Ivy. Now, imagine her Ivy, Michelle Pfieffer’s Catwoman and someone as Harley Quinn teaming up together to try and take on the Bat.
That’s a movie I wanna see!!!

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This is a fun one, but not really practical for everyday wear. Unless you are a saucy villain with an agenda. Then it makes a lot of sense!!

 

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“Polly wanna kiss?”

Don’t miss my #NerdySlumberParty tonight at 9pm est. We are talking all things DC Comics!!

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Giveaways from Think Geek!! Be there or be square!!

#NerdySlumberParty

-POP

This Friday night, Nerd in the City is having it’s next #NerdySlumberParty If you’ve never been to a Twitter party before, here’s how it works. The party will kick off at 9pm on…you guessed it…Twitter. You can join the discussion or just follow along with the hashtag #NerdySlumberParty Since it’s a virtual party, you can join in no matter where you live. You can even wear your PJ’s and no one will be the wiser (I always do!)

There will be giveaways and we’ll be talking about all things DC Comics. That means we could be chatting about the recent seasons of Arrow, The Flash and Gotham. We could talk about the upcoming Supergirl show on CBS. Or the myriad of movies soon to hit our big screens, including but not limited to: Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad and The Justice League. We could also discuss the various comics out there like the New 52.

All nerds are welcome, so invite a friend!! You do not want to miss it.

Stay nerdy!!

#NerdySlumberParty

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Tomorrow night I’m hosting my third Twitter party. Spring is upon us and we are talking all things Disney.  You do not want to miss it!!

We have giveaways from Funko’s Pop Vinyl. Virtual catering from Brooklyn’s coolest ice cream shop, Coolhaus. It promises to be a grand time.

So if you’re on Twitter, join in at 9pm est with the hashtag #NerdySlumberParty.  If you’re not on Twitter yet, well there’s still time! 😉

Virtually see you there, my lovely nerds.

5 Fandom Friday

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5 Things I Like About Winter

Today’s 5 Fandom Friday, brought to you by The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick are things you like about winter. This is a tough one for me. I actually hate winter with a deep, fierce passion! It’s mean and cold and it’s just brutal trying to get around the city. But this is a list of things I like about it. I guess that means I have to choose positive things, so here goes!

#1 – Flying Home

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Photo by Liz Tailor

My family lives in sunny, sunny Florida. So one of my favorite things about the winter season is that I know I will be leaving the cold to fly south. This year it was a lovely 71 degrees on Christmas day. Now, that’s what I call Christmas!! I should be wearing flip flops… it just makes sense!

#2 – Christmas

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Photo by Liz Tailor

Which leads me to the next thing I love about the winter. Christmas! Jesus’ Birthday! The season of giving. It’s the best holiday of all. Especially since my family dresses in themed costumes every year. So it’s basically Christmas with a little Halloween thrown in. I love going to Christmas Eve services and having breakfast at my Granny’s on Christmas morning. I love seeing my cousins and brothers and parents and aunts and uncles and grandparents. It’s such a happy time. (Made happier when there is no cold weather and no snow!)

#3 – My Birthday

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Photo by Liz Tailor

32 years ago, a lovely thing happened on the day after Christmas. Yours truly was born into this world. And the world would never be the same again… cause I’m awesome! 😉 Winter is worth it all because of my birthday. I have always loved birthdays. And most years I  had elaborate parties and invited every person I ever knew in life. We’ve always been a Do-It-Yourself kinda family. (Why pay someone to do something when you can do it yourself?) One year we did our own homemade Glamour Shots. Complete with before and after pictures. I had a really elaborate Alice in Wonderland tea party one year (I was 25 years old!) Age never stopped my birthday fun. Every year we go to the Cheesecake Factory where we are able to be loud and boisterous and eat Cheesecake and just have a blast. It’s the best!!

#4 – Wearing Fuzzy Slippers

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Photo by Liz Tailor

Last year for Christmas I got these amazing fuzzy slippers that are really only best when you are completely freezing. And I love that I can wear them all winter long. I live about 10 blocks away from the subway stop and on a blistery, winter night when I’m frozen all the way through, I love walking through the door and immediately hoping into these babies. They go best with flannel pajamas, a bowl of mac and cheese and a well thought out Netflix binge session!!!

#5 – Snail Mail

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Winter is really the only season in which I get a steady flow of mail. You know… the mailbox kind. And not just junk mail and bills and offers to sign up for a new Capitol One credit card. But real deal mail. Mail that I get excited to open and read. I have always loved getting mail!! It just makes me happy. It’s fun to get an envelope and not know what’s inside. Is it a picture of my friend’s new baby? Is it another da-gum wedding invitation? Is it money from my Gran? I don’t know!! And that is the best part. During the winter I am usually inundated with cards! Not only Christmas and Holiday cards, but Birthday cards too. I love taking a huge stack of mail out of my mail box and sorting out the good stuff! It’s such a joy.

So all in all there are some things to like about cold, gross winter. I guess it’s an important season to have in the mix, after all! What do you like about winter? Let me know in the comments below! And if you wanna send me some snail mail or receive some, I’d be happy to send you my address and take yours. Let’s be pen pals!! 😉

Happy winter, my lovely nerds!

Fitness and Friends

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Last night I was invited by Grace Kelle from Lean Girl’s Club to Under Armour’s fashion week event and campaign unveiling at the Hudson Mercantile rooftop.

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We were generously provided with Under Armour gear from sports bra to shoes so we’d be equipped for the workout that awaited us up on the roof. By providing each girl with a unique styling of products, the event quickly became a fashion show of Under Armour’s product line, which is fun and fits many different body types. 

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Our workout began at 6:30 led by Natalie Uhling from NUFIT. And did she ever kick our asses into gear! 10 mins into the workout and we were all pouring buckets of sweat. But there could not have been a more lovely night for this event. With a gorgeous sunset as the back drop to Natalie’s soul baring, high intensity workout, I have to say… it made me work a little harder. She incorporated a mixture of cardio, boxing, basketball drills and toning. And today I feel every muscle God put in my body and it feels good!

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After that Under Armour debuted their new campaign starring the powerful and beautiful Gisele Bundchen. Take a look at it here.

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By then we had earned the cocktails and appetizers provided. And we all had a chance to mingle and meet other bloggers. I had the privilege to meet Sam Emrich from Catching Dragonfly, Patranila from The Patranila Project, Jen from Deesse Magazine, La Petite Blog, Abiola Abrams from Sacred Bombshell Living and Evann Clingan from her blog and we all broke out into a lovely impromptu dance party!

The best part is Under Armour is striving towards ethically produced and sustainable products. One of the principles they claim to stand on is integrity with a commitment to creating a product that is made without the use of slave labor, child labor or harsh working conditions. Additionally they use recycled plastic in the production of some of their products and also have started a line of Green Armour as well. Their code of conduct can be found here.

All in all it was an amazing night of sweat, food, friends and empowerment! Thanks to Grace for bringing me along and thanks to Under Armour for providing such a wonderful fashion week experience!

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