Author Archives: The Nerdista

May the Fourth Be With You!

Today is Star Wars Day! Here are a few ways you can celebrate your love of all things Star Wars, today or any day of the year. Why is today Star Wars Day? How May the Fourth became the unofficial … Continue reading

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Boba Feet

Boba Feet – no, that’s not a typo. It’s a Boba Fett pedicure! Your big toe is likely the perfect size and shape to depict Boba’s iconic Mandalorian helmet. All you need are the proper Boba Fett polish colors, a … Continue reading

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Chocolate Han Solo in Edible Carbonite

Here is a 100% edible, chocolate Han Solo in carbonite! You can make one too; it’s so very easy. You won’t even need to use The Force. Supplies: Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Tray Dark chocolate for melting … Continue reading

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Turning a Unisex T-Shirt Into a Women’s Babydoll

There was a time when it wasn’t possible to buy a woman’s version of *any* geek T-shirt. We lady geeks have many more options these days but some shirts I crave are still only available in “unisex” sizes – i.e., … Continue reading

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Tribute Cocktail: The Difference EnGine

The Difference Engine was a machine envisioned by Charles Babbage in the 19th century - the first mechanical calculator capable of polynomial functions, and also the title of one of my favorite books. Due to lack of funding, Babbage never built his … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day. Here is a Pi Pineapple Pie.

Did I stutter? Nope! Here is a pie, with a filling made of pineapple, topped with a crust decorated with the digits of Pi 29 places past the decimal point. It’s a Pi Pineapple Pie! To celebrate Pi Day, The Nerdista creates a … Continue reading

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Star Trek Uniform: More Room in the Belly

Because not everyone is or should be a size 2. Because sometimes our body shapes fall outside the range of “norm.” Because it doesn’t come in your size. Because they only make them for men and you are a lady … Continue reading

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Star Wars TIE Fighter Pilot Tribute Cocktail: Mai TIE

Raise a glass to the unsung heroes of the Imperial Forces, the TIE Fighter Pilots, with this interesting twist on the strong and classic Mai Tai cocktail. The Mai Tai is a polynesian style drink revived during the Tiki Bar craze … Continue reading

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Star Trek Tribute Noms: Cargo Bay Biscuits

Back in the day, we Geeks and Nerds didn’t have easy access to geek tribute items through the internet and awesome geek-centric websites like Thinkgeek.com. We found what we were looking for at geek conventions, through mail order catalogs, or … Continue reading

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Alien Resurrection Tribute Cocktail: The Betty

This tribute cocktail is brought to you by Kokomoka from Citizen Azeroth, a World of Warcraft podcast with his wife Renata Kane, a former co-host of World of Warcast. Some of you may know Koko as Cryler, the name he was referred to … Continue reading

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