Tag: Lego

Books, Reading, & Libraries, Film & TV, Hobbies, Board Games & Lego, News, Updates & Happenings

What I’m Up to This Week: 03/16/18

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Man, the last of winter is flying by. We actually got a little snow this week. Snow is rare here even in the dead of winter. Even less so in March. Still it was neat to see, even if it didn’t stick around long or amount to enough to build a decent snowman. Much of …

Benefits of Play, Hobbies, Board Games & Lego

Why I’d Rather Play Like a European

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I hear you: What the hell is this woman rambling on about now? What is this, “Play like a European business?” Stick with me and you’ll see. First, a couple of definitions: In board games, a distinction is drawn between “Ameritrash” games and Eurogames. While the differences can be nuanced (and vary from person to …

Fun & Humor, News, Updates & Happenings

What I’m Up To This Week: 02/09/18

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I used to call these weekly posts News Updates and Reading Lists. I’d showcase any news and what books I was reading that week. And then I stopped doing them, largely because I realized they were too limiting. I don’t have news every week, and I don’t read something new every single week, either. (Sacrilege, …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Hobbies, Board Games & Lego, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Better Writing Through Lego

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And now for something a little different… It’s no secret that I’m a huge Lego fan. I have been ever since I was a kid, although I went through a period as a young adult where I believed it wasn’t “cool” and thus shelved my sets. Fortunately, I’m old enough now that I give zero …

Hobbies, Board Games & Lego, Random Generalizations & Observations

Not Every Girl Aspires to Geekdom

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Ever since I stepped into the Lego gender war by openly admitting my love for the Friends line of products and embracing those elements in my own builds, I’ve been fascinated by the controversy these little bricks have engendered. I spend an inordinate amount of time reading articles about the pink ghetto and the unequal treatment …