The Grown-Up Geek

July 20th, 2015
Lifestyle

This column was feeling a bit stuck in a Marvel rut (although, to be fair, there are definitely worse ruts in which to be stuck), so this week I branched out to another super popular franchise. We're having a bit of a heat wave up in my hometown, so...
July 16th, 2015
Lifestyle

When I started my journey into the world of cosplay, I knew I wanted to focus on flexing my creative muscles--I wanted to work on portraying characters I hadn't seen a large number of other people cosplaying, or to put my own spin on well-known...
July 15th, 2015
Lifestyle

Well, fellow beer geeks... we have reached yet another Wednesday and we're all still here. We're only two sleeps away from Friday and all the indulgences and debauchery that come along with it. Friday also brings to mind the vast array of cultural...
July 14th, 2015
Lifestyle

I keep hoping for summer to really kick in, but in my neck of the woods we have been subjected to near-endless rain. Apologies to those in drought-afflicted areas--the grass is quite literally greener over here, I know. In lieu of any true sense...
July 10th, 2015
Lifestyle

After two weeks of manicures based on specific Avengers (Hawkeye and The Hulk), this time I decided to go for a manicure based on the generic Avengers logo, which is very cool, but also somewhat complicated. Oh man, this logo has straight AND...
July 9th, 2015
Lifestyle

As I've mentioned previously, I was involved in theater for many years, so I am no stranger to wearing wigs. Purchasing and styling one for cosplay is another matter altogether. Before committing to a wig for my Riddler cosplay, I needed to find...
July 8th, 2015
Lifestyle

It's that time again--midway through the week and you are riding the struggle bus, trying to fathom how you will make it to Friday.  Don't worry your pretty head. We at The Grown-Up Geek have you covered with reviews on a duo of stouts to...
July 8th, 2015
Lifestyle

Generally, I stand by a strict life philosophy of giving every experience at least three chances. The first time you try anything, you're bound to have preconceived notions or interference due to opinions you've heard from others. On the second...
July 2nd, 2015
Lifestyle

Cosplay makeup can be an intimidating process to a first-timer, especially if you aren't used to wearing much makeup on a regular basis. Having years of experience in theater under my belt, and a passion for makeup in general, I thought I might...
July 1st, 2015
Lifestyle

On Monday, July 1, 1776, after two days of heavily editing Thomas Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration of Independence, Congress resolved itself into a committee of the whole to take their initial vote on the question of independence....
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