For those of us who live in the USA, we have been enjoying a three day weekend because of Memorial Day. While this weekend is considered the kick off to the summer season and a chance to hit the beaches and to have barbeques, it’s obviously a day to remember those who have fought and died for our country.
Mondays are my usual days for updates on this blog, but just for this week I will be on a mini-hiatus. As much as I wanted to have something ready for today, my weekend has been a bit busy. I spent part of my weekend fighting off a minor cold, and I managed to nip that in the bud before it got worse. Then, I also attended a special event for my best friend’s daughter. Overall, it became impossible to sit down and concentrate on one post for this week. Sometimes it’s just good to take a little break from writing to relax and recharge.
Don’t fret though. If you missed it over the weekend, my very first post over at United We Game is now up. It’s more of an introductory post about my relationship to games and why I have seen myself as the intermediate gamer. Give it a read if you haven’t already. Don’t forget to also look for my usual posts at Geek Force Network tomorrow. I hope those posts will keep all my lovely readers satisfied until I come back with a brand new post next Monday. Until then!
Last week I watched The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Lurhmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan. Maybe you might be expecting me to review this movie on my blog, and I have considered it but I won’t. It’s not like I don’t have much to say on the film, but I rather do a comparison post between film and book at a later date when I have reread the book again. The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of my favorite books, and to try and even talk about the movie in relation to the book would be difficult. It has been years since I’ve read Gatsby and my memory on all the details of the book are fuzzy at best. I don’t think I would do the post justice if I tried to review the movie.
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It looks like yours truly is all over the blogosphere lately. First Geek Force Network and now some place called United We Game? You guys must be tired to see my name around. Actually, I sincerely hope that isn’t the case. As you have guessed from the title of this update post, it is in fact true. I am spreading my reach beyond my little ‘ol blog and going places I have never dreamed of going to before. You folks know about Geek Force Network if you read my last post announcement, and now you must be wondering what is this new site simpleek is a part of? Wonder no more!
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For those who have been interested in reading my Fashionista Musings portions of the blog, I typically discuss my opinions for certain trends in women’s fashion. To shift gears for a bit for this week’s fashion focus post, I tackle a trend that’s hardly new for men, but not a trend I find particularly attractive either. What am I talking about? The saggy pants look of course.
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If you have visited my blog recently, you may notice that the right hand sidebar now features a square logo with “GFN” in big letters. You must also be wondering, “What the hell is GFN?” I’m so glad you asked! GFN stands for Geek Force Network. That’s right. The simpleek blog is now a proud member of the Geek Force Network. The basic gist of GFN is uniting a bunch of talented, silly, and maybe a little crazy group of bloggers, podcasters, and video producers under one roof to bring all you wonderful people out there the best in geeky content.
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Welcome back to another guest blogger week on simpleek! This week we have the very awesome Ashley Hagood of Robo♥Beat. Ashley’s blog focuses mainly on the things she loves the most, which are science fiction, fantasy, and video games. If you’re looking for a blog that focuses on film, TV, books, or games with a sci-fi and fantasy angle, most likely you will find it on her blog. Nothing Ashley blogs about is ever boring, and she brings fresh and insightful perspectives on the genres. She’s also a contributing writer for Population GO. Aside from her love of all things sci-fi, fantasy, and video games, Ashley is a new fan to manga. For her guest post, Ashley talks about what it’s like to navigate the wide and wonderful world of manga as a newbie. Read her picks for the best starter manga if you’re also a newcomer to manga like she is. If you love sci-fi, fantasy, and video games as much as she does, please visit her blog. You can also follow her on Twitter for updates on her current projects or if you want to just chat with her. Ashley is a lovely person to chat with, so tweet at her!
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