The Grown-Up Geek

June 30th, 2015
Lifestyle

In the weeks since I first received my Hero Recovery sampler from Adagio Teas, I've managed to empty nearly every tin. There are several I would love to reorder, but loose leaf tea does have a shelf life, much like coffee beans. If not stored...
June 28th, 2015
Lifestyle

I love a good theme, so after my quasi-successful Hawkeye manicure last week I decided to ride the Avengers' wave. Will my manicuring abilities be better than Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo's on-screen chemistry? God, I hope so. As...
June 26th, 2015
Lifestyle

Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box filled with 6-8 pieces of epic geek and gamer gear, typically curated around a theme or mash-up with a guaranteed value of $40+. The crate is $13.37 + shipping, and I hope that touch is not lost on...
June 25th, 2015
Lifestyle

Circle lenses are a fantastic way to achieve a truly authentic look with your cosplay, and recently I purchased two pairs of circle lenses from a site called Pinky Paradise. Pinky Paradise offers a large variety of sizes, colors, and patterns at...
June 24th, 2015
Lifestyle

Some weeks you take the sweet with the bitter and accept it as a wash. This has certainly been one of those weeks so far, but I'm glad to have two more offerings from DuClaw Brewery to see me through to the week's end. If you, like me, have...
June 23rd, 2015
Lifestyle

Another Tuesday, another chance to fangirl over Cara McGee's lovely Hero Recovery  blends for Adagio Teas. It seems worth sharing that Cara was once studying to be a pastry chef, and that skill set shines through in the way her blends, both...
June 21st, 2015
Lifestyle

As you've noticed by now, we at The Grown-Up Geek are all about flying your geek flag in ways that fit with your daily life. Parents who can balance geekdom with raising quality tiny humans are no exception to that rule. If you are a dad,...
June 17th, 2015
Lifestyle

Yet another week is rounding the bend and I'm ready for a bit of relaxation to help me push through to Friday. Thankfully, I've got some fantastic libations from DuClaw Brewery to help me out with that. Founded in Maryland in 1996, DuClaw has...
June 16th, 2015
Lifestyle

Up this week, two blends from Adagio Teas designed by artist Cara McGee. These come from her Hero Recovery sampler set. The full set features six Avengers-themed blends, and I'll be tasting and reviewing the remaining four in the coming weeks.
June 14th, 2015
Lifestyle

For my first foray into nail art I wanted to keep it pretty simple. Age of Ultron focused a lot on Hawkeye, so if it's good enough for Marvel, it's good enough for me.
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