ThinkGeek—The Store Site Powered by Monkey Awesomeness and Unicorn Magic
If you haven't known about ThinkGeek before, you have to!!! Seriously, it's my favorite online retailer! They have so many cool gadgets and things that make reference to all of these really geeky, nerdy genres and the different shows and other fun cool subjects such as BACON and Zombie preparedness and roleplaying games!
- Butterfly Knife-styled bottle opener
- a Book of Secrets
- an LED light-up Critical Hit D20 die
- a Brewzkey key ring bottle/can opener
- Japanese abacus
- Flip Flop solar plant
- Star Wars Death Star Ice Mold (THAT'S NO PLUTO! A joke for Dr. Tyson and Bad Astronomer….)
- Science beaker mug
- Constellations heat-change mug
- Gear ties
- "You read my mug/That's enough social interaction for one day" mug
- 50-year monthly calendar (complete with leap years)
- Bacon bandages (with shitty adhesive)
- Ninja fighting nunchuck chopsticks
- Astronaut ice cream (edible, seriously!)
- Mini-duct tape in black
- Unicorn drinking horn—a MUST-HAVE! And drinking A-Treat red cream soda out of it is like drinking unicorn blood….YOU GET SO MUCH MANA!!!!
- TARDIS night light—perfect for those times you have to wake up in the night to use the restroom and aren't ready to be awake yet
- TARDIS "It's what's on the inside that counts" t-shirt
- Boxes the stuff comes in that I can use for storage!
- A "Become a Laird or Lady" kit—which I will get into later (I'm wondering if a square-foot of land in Scotland counts as an asset, despite it being a cool Kickstarter-like fundraising project. Should I also tell apartment management about this? Very important questions I must ask!)
(If you're in a rush, there's two-day shipping! Just make sure to order by 1pm _ST so that it gets to you on time; free shipping is available on orders over $40 or some other price, since it changes a lot!)
Link to web site: http://www.thinkgeek.com
But, yeah—maybe it's not just a tangible object that you should get that nerdy person….Maybe just registering some Scottish land for a title or getting ownership of a star (in outer space; I don't mean Hollywood…or either of the Captain Kirks….) will be super meaningful!
"That's LADY Eden!" (When Buying Land Means Saving a Castle—And Other Cool Stuff)
While trawling through the ThinkGeek Clearance Savannah, wearing khaki shorts and explorer hats while carrying around a pair of binoculars and a high-definition camera, I found this one AWESOME-WITHOUT-GETTING-IT-YET kit called "Become a Laird or Lady Gift Box". Yeah, there's a kit that consists of a tin containing documents that have information and a registration form where you can register the gift in order to get what the kit offers: a square-foot of land in Scotland on the grounds of Dunans Castle (SHUDDUP, SPELLCHECK!), which allows you to use the title "Laird," which literally means "landowner"; of course, as a female member of the Scottish landowner population (with no Scottish heritage, only English—sorry!), I'd be allowed to use the designation, "Laird of Dunans," (which is not the same thing as "Lord," because "Lord" is a British aristocratic title) but it's equally acceptable to use the title "Lady of Dunans"—which is how I'm getting registered as, getting my non-developable square-foot somewhere on the estate, along with a free tour for two adults and lifetime access to the ravine on the Dunans side, along with fishing rights (by appointment), special stationery, including business cards, letterheads and compliment slips, my own email, access to a special "Lairds and Ladies Only" area of the Dunans Lairds' website, .
- "Name a Star"—something Matt Mira would possibly dump a ton of money on
- Become a Beer Connoisseur
- Family History kit
- Pet Paw Prints/Baby Footprints on Canvas
- Name a Rose—Ahem……MOOOOMMMMMM!!!!! We should totally do this!
- IQ Test and others
Surely, this suggestion would work very well…… Purely due to how awesome it is! Unless
you think it's too much trouble……
The Underground Lair—It's NOT a Sex Dungeon, Sadly For Some People……
How many times have I mentioned them?! HOW MANY?! Seriously, they have awesome shit! They are doing GREAT! They have artisan Harry Potter wands, artisan Sonic screwdrivers, artisan other stuff. I just recently stopped in to chat a bit and it turns out that, despite the HORRENDOUS traffic caused by SHITTILY DRIVING tourists (who should PAY ATTENTION to make sure that they don't run a red light by just starting up again while stopped at a stoplight and the crossing signals were going with NO TURN ON RED signs all over the place…. Here's a real reason why you shouldn't be doing that, you fucking….tourists!!! Also, a refresher on shitty driving…..), they are doing well! They are still doing gaming night on Wednesdays, and it was fun, too! I'm amazed at how they can run a business while having a day job—That just proves how awesome Dan and Kris are!
the Deluxe edition, which is GORGEOUS! This Deluxe set comes in a tin, an actual gift tin thing, and it has artistic pretty cards, with a velvet pouch and both sets of dice! It's amazing! And they sold out of it within a week and a half or so!!! And now the red set is gone, the purple set is down to two left! The game "Zombies!" has sold out, a $55 very old Apollo lunchbox was sold—OH MY GOD! They weren't kidding when they said that business really picks up during the Christmas shopping season!
They also have a website, and are willing to ship, I think, even though it's a pain; however, here's a tip: if you can't get it shipped in time, black out the price on a copy of the receipt, place said copy in an envelope, then the envelope in a box or a bag, and wrap as if it's a normal item! But seriously, they have a lot of collectable stuff, they have a bunch of tribbles available for adoption—this store is very awesome! Please, if you can get there very, very soon, just stop in on Wednesday or Thursday or whatever, you can get awesome vintage toys or Doctor Who things, or Harry Potter things. It's very awesome!
For Gifting to the Poor Nerd……
If anything, living on a limited income, like low-income or government assistance, can suck! Sometimes, you have to go to the house wares department of a store and buy someone a baking sheet or a blender or even a crock pot.
But I'm serious, the appliance stuff and the Christmas bras from Nordstrom are super useful to me that they would be worth their value. Anything that I can use over and over again, like a hair dryer, is one of the best gifts ever! That's why I gave myself a Death Star Ice Mold; I'm using it over and over again! LOL!
Also, any other suggestions, just check out the following links:
(Also, on December 24th, Happy Birthday to Mama Squirrel! I love you so much, Mom! Please have an Iceland size amount of chocolate while waiting for me to pitch in a bunch of money to take you to Melting Pot for dinner, if you choose Melting Pot!)