Inspiration: Our trip to the Very Large Array in 2012.
Components: VLA long-sleeve t-shirt. Star pennant.
Back story: Brandon’s family lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It’s always been a debate when we head out there if we wanted to see along the drive out there. (He likes to drive.) Our first time driving out, we visited the Meteor Crater. This was our second trip, so we had to decide on our nerd destinations: the VLA which would take us a little bit further south, or Roswell and White Sands National Monuments which would be a lot more out of the way. We went with the southern-ish route of Scottsdale, Sedona, Flagstaff, and the VLA.
Our Arizona leg of the trip went a lot faster than expected so we had time to kill in Flagstaff. I stumbled upon Lowell Observatory while searching for things to do. We started nerding out there with the telescope that discovered Pluto. (Clyde Tombaugh!) And we concluded the trip at one of the world’s most sophisticated radio telescopes in the world and, again, quite accidentally ended up on the exclusive tour of the facility! We were chatting up one of the docents and there happened to be a chairman’s special tour or something like that, and we got invited to go along. (“They drove here from California!”)
Anyways. What a wonderfully geeky trip to remember during Nerdvember.
Inspiration: The big green guy who wouldn’t put up with a crappy Monday. RAWRRR!
Components: Green sweater. Purple tank top. Avengers earrings from Optimystical Studios I bought at Comikaze. And, of course, ripped jeans.
Challenges: Earrings. I don’t wear them usually. My piercings have closed long ago. These are clip-ons. So, not only I feel weird wearing earrings, they got uncomfortable after a few hours. Oh well. I tried.
Comment from Muggles: My coworker Alex saw my Instagram post and came over to say, “Hey ya, Hulk.” Aww!
Nostalgic inspiration: G4TV
Seriously. Other than me, who else still remember G4TV? Or even better, TECH TV?!?
Component: G4TV t-shirt I got from when I went to visit the set of Attack of the Show 4 years ago.
Challenges: Getting out of bed for this photo. Still recovering from the cold, man. Give me a break.
Nerdvember Day 7: Firefly
Components: California Browncoats t-shirt. Red long sleeve t-shirt for Captain Mal’s signature red shirt.
Challenges: It’s Friday. I’m lazy. But then, I went to work in that shirt for a few hours before I started feeling horrible and came home with a cold.
Nerdvember Day 8: Big Bang Theory’s Soft Kitty
Components: Soft Kitty sleep shirt. And Soft Kitty.
Challenges: I have a cold so I’ve slept most of Saturday. Hey, at least I have something nerdy to sleep in!
Inspiration: Tawny Madison of Galaxy Quest.
Components: Red scoop neck. Grey hoodie. Star pennant my mom gave me. (Real diamond in the middle, yo!) And for the hell of it, Star Wars shoes.
Challenges: I realized that I really don’t have that many geek accessories which sometimes could make putting together these outfits a bit of a challenge.
Comment from Muggles: After I told them this was inspired by Galaxy Quest: “I have never seen that show when it was on.” Point. Match.
Inspiration: Indiana Jones and the Lost Ark
Components: White tank top. White button down shirt. Khaki. Brown leather jacket. Keffiyeh-ish hand-woven scarf from Thailand.
Challenges: Southern California weather is swinging like a teenage girl’s mood. So, I couldn’t possibly wear the jacket AND the scarf at the same time. But that’s okay though. I don’t want to wear a leather jacket indoor when it’s 90F outside, and the scarf was just perfect to protect me from the arctic chill of the office AC.
Comment from Muggles: I was expecting at least a “nice scarf” from someone but nope.