Category Archives: Geek Life

Freebies & Stuff

Seriously, I’m a bit confused as to why anyone wants to send us stuff to review over our geek blog. I mean, it’s a good blog, and we work hard on it. But it still surprises me to get an email saying, “Hey, we have (insert product) and we want you to review it.” So far it’s only been a couple of books, and most recently an iPad case (that is worth over $60 retail).

It’s been weird lately, with the free things and winning of stuff. I mentioned previously that Ken and Amanda both won 4-day GenCon passes, which are worth $70/$80 each. There’s also the ‘word of mouth sites’ we keep getting stuff from, (like Influenster & BzzAgent). Still haven’t gotten anything from them that would be good with our geek blog, but there’s been some useful items (shampoos, body washes, lotion, dish soap, shoe insoles, etc) . Plus I keep getting food campaigns from BzzAgent, which is awesome. Cause, well, free food! No, they don’t send the food, just coupons to get it free (or discounted) at Kroger.

I could get used to this, seriously. Everyone loves free things, plus I’m broke so that makes it even better. Also, I am at least talking about, and posting, etc, about the items, so I’m not just taking them and giving nothing in return.

Not much happening, trying to take better care of myself, because sometimes I slack in that department. Finding my walks more fun & easy now that I downloaded the Zombies, Run! app.

So yeah…Guess that’s it for this months update…It’s very much like last months. This is why I don’t work on my personal blog much. *sigh*

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Posted by on June 5, 2013 in Geek Life, random


Long Overdue for an Update

I do a lot on my geek blogs, one I’m hoping will starting making some money if I can get it going in the proper manner, so I neglect my randomness “Hey, it’s just me” blog.

I’m not even sure where to start, or where I left off, but I did notice my last post was about the fact that I finally have much needed glasses, so there’s that.

Been doing a lot of geeky things this year, well OK, so I’m always doing a lot of geeky things. It’s not like I have “mainstream” interests. But there just seems to be more this year. Since January we’ve been attending monthly Doctor Who screenings, we even won a couple of things at them. I won a DVD of the first episodes ever aired, and Ken won a 4-day GenCon pass. Speaking of GenCon passes, Amanda also won one, through a drawing with a gaming group here in Indy. So that was pretty awesome, an yes, we are attending GenCon this year, planned on doing it anyway. We also applied for press passes, and got approved, so this is awesome. None of us have to pay to attend, and I can cover it as “press”.

We’ve also been chatting with, and meeting up with, other local geek bloggers. That’s been pretty neat, and actually getting to know people out here, who actually have the same interests as me.

Random: I keep getting free things from word of mouth programs, Influenster, BzzAgent, and more. Nothing that has been good for my geek blogs, but stuff that has been very useful for around the house, etc. Fine by me, saves me a little money, and all I have to do in return is blog about it, spread the word on social media, and write a review, etc. Not a big deal, and I’m completely unemployed now anyway. Hence why I’ve been putting so much time into my geek blogs, and hoping they start to make real(ish) money.

I think I will try to keep this blog updated at least once a month, I could do a “month in review” kind of thing.

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Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Geek Life, Home Life