Friday, May 12, 2017

ESO Podcast Gaurdians of the Galaxy

New episode of the ESO Podcast is out! My segment "A Geek Girls Take" can be heard on it. This week I talk about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!
You can also find older episodes of the show there as well! 

Also check out the ESW podcast live from WhoLanta! I was on this one as well. It was recorded live at WhoLanta last weekend! 

I'm a little under the weather this week, so once I feel better I'll do a write up on WhoLanta! 

Monday, April 3, 2017

[Tea Review] Kusmi Tea "Blue Detox"

Now if you read my tea blog you are familar with the French tea company Kusmi. I have reviewed a lot of their teas in the past. This time I decided to try one of their newer teas "Blue Detox". I generally do not buy "detox" teas, but this one sounded like it would be really good, so I decided to give it a try

Blue Detox is a green tea with mint and pineapple flavors added to it. From the box it has an amazing pineapple smell to it. Once steeped it has a great mint smell with hints of fruity pineapple. The taste is a light green tea taste with a hint of mint, and a subtle pineapple aftertaste. Not overpowering while still having a great flavor. 

Kusmi sells their teas in a variety of different ways from loose leaf (in different sized containers) to tea bags to individually wrapped tea bags. I normally buy the loose or the muslin tea bags (since I travel a lot and it is easier on the mess.) This time I got the muslin tea bags, however in the box they weren't muslin, which was interesting, since I am so used to them. Still tasted great and am really happy I tried this one out! The box I purchased retailed for $17.40, and you can find all the purchasing ways on their webpage here.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Why So Few Posts?!

Hello everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts since the new year! Late Jan-Early Feb. I had surgery on my ankle, I had to have two ligaments reattached, and have been recovering since. So very few blog posts because I have been spacey and haven't had the energy to do much past what little work I was allowed to do. I spent the three weeks after the surgery not allowed to walk, and have since been in a boot hobbling around. Now that I am feeling a little better (still in the boot until May though.) I am going to try and get back on my blog writing schedule! So please bear with me for now as I get back into the hang of doing weekly tea posts and other fun geeky stuff on here!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

[Influenster] Brita Stream Vox Box

I love all the stuff Influenster sends me. This time I was lucky enough to get into their Brita Stream Vox Box. I have needed to new water filter container for awhile and getting one for free is even better. I was also super happy out of all the colors they sent I got the green one. 

This filter pitcher works the same as all of Brita's others. It has a slot of the filter, you fill it with water and then you have filtered water to use! Super easy and doesn't take up any time! I did receive this for free through Influenster, but as always you all know if I do not like something I will give an honesty opinion. If you like reviewing stuff then you should check out Influenster

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Plan 9 is out at Wal-Mart!

About 5 or 6 years ago I worked on a huge film project! The remake of Plan 9 from Outer Space, simply called Plan 9. It stared Brian Krause, Camille Keaton and Matthew Ewald. I was lucky enough to be cast as Tanna in the film as well as doing a lot of the makeup fx with Bio Duck films. The film has now been released on amazon and in 2600 Wal-Marts all over the US! If you love indie horror and awesome practical effects in them, then definitely give this film a shot! 

You can find the film online here:

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

[Tea Review] Tin Roof Teas "Festivus" Tea

I love local tea shops! Tin Roof Teas has been one of my favorites for years! I stumbled across them in 2013 while in Raleigh, NC for a sci-fi con and have made it a point to visit them every time I am in Raleigh since. 

This year they did a whole line of Holiday teas, I went in for their Nutcracker tea, but sadly they were out, after smelling all of the ones available I decided on the "Festivus" tea because it smelled and sounded amazing! This tea has strong smells of apple, orange and cinnamon in it, which are things I love, so of course this stuff has to taste amazing. Also look at how beautiful the tea looks!

The taste also did not let me down. It is a black tea, but has an amazing fruity taste to it, you can really taste the apple in it, but it is not sweet fruity, it has a great balance to it. I would highly recommend this tea to anyone who wants a tea that has a fruity taste to it, but while not being too sweet. However adding some honey would definitely help anyone who wants something sweeter.

Here is an entire list of Tin Roof Teas Holiday teas along with the pricing for them as well. You can check them out in the Cameron Village shops in Raleigh or on their webpage here!

Monday, December 12, 2016

[Tea Review] Lupicia Tea's "Soleil Levant" Holiday Tea

Lupicia sent out samples of their "Soleil Levant" tea in their monthly tea newsletter that they send out to customers who purchase more than $30 with them. I was really excited to get to try one of their holiday teas since I haven't gotten to purchase a lot of teas recently. Since I try to review holiday teas each December!

Soleil Levant is a green tea, the name means "The Rising Sun" in French. The tea has grapes and citrus flavors with matcha. You can really smell the matcha and the grape and citrus when you smell the tea bag. This tea smells amazing! Once it has been steeped you can really smell the matcha. 

Art from Lupicia's packing for Soleil Levant

The taste of this tea was really surprising. It has a matcha taste with a grape taste as well. It is really refreshing. I did not expect it to have such a wonderful grape taste to it. I would highly recomemd getting some of this green tea before Lupicia sells out of it, since it is a limited release. You can find it online here. Also I really want to comment on the super cute package design for all of Lupicia's holiday teas! The deer and hedgehogs knitting is super cute and random!