Monthly Archives: September 2013

Getting personal!

When I started up Geek Heaven a little over a year ago I sort of had an idea of how I wanted it to be. I wanted to take people along on a journey of my geeky side of life. The gadgets, geek crushes, literature and my own writing++ I also decided that this time around I wouldn’t really get personal on my own site.
I almost had myself fooled with that idea.
As changes came in my life and I kept on writing here I quickly remembered (and is constantly being reminded of) how personal writing is to me. And when doing something that you truly love that is so personal you can’t help but getting personal along with it.
Geek Heaven has done so much for me, so much more than I ever imagined when I started it up. It has gotten me back to that place where I could once again find my creative spark. Just by having this site that I’m proud of I want to write more. I want to explore more and share more. And as I grew with Geek Heaven so did the followers. I’m so grateful for every view, every like and every comment!
Geek Heaven has become my special place. Where my mind goes when it needs a vacation. It is where I can express myself in the way that feels most natural to me.

Thank you so much for taking this journey together with me! I hope you’ll stick around for more! There are lots of new exciting things to come!

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Love you guys!
Toodles!

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Poem of the Day – 30.09.2013

Television

 

The most important thing we’ve learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
Them near your television set —
Or better still, just don’t install
The idiotic thing at all.
In almost every house we’ve been,
We’ve watched them gaping at the screen.
They loll and slop and lounge about,
And stare until their eyes pop out.
(Last week in someone’s place we saw
A dozen eyeballs on the floor.)
They sit and stare and stare and sit
Until they’re hypnotised by it,
Until they’re absolutely drunk
With all that shocking ghastly junk.
Oh yes, we know it keeps them still,
They don’t climb out the window sill,
They never fight or kick or punch,
They leave you free to cook the lunch
And wash the dishes in the sink —
But did you ever stop to think,
To wonder just exactly what
This does to your beloved tot?
IT ROTS THE SENSE IN THE HEAD!
IT KILLS IMAGINATION DEAD!
IT CLOGS AND CLUTTERS UP THE MIND!
IT MAKES A CHILD SO DULL AND BLIND
HE CAN NO LONGER UNDERSTAND
A FANTASY, A FAIRYLAND!
HIS BRAIN BECOMES AS SOFT AS CHEESE!
HIS POWERS OF THINKING RUST AND FREEZE!
HE CANNOT THINK — HE ONLY SEES!
‘All right!’ you’ll cry. ‘All right!’ you’ll say,
‘But if we take the set away,
What shall we do to entertain
Our darling children? Please explain!’
We’ll answer this by asking you,
‘What used the darling ones to do?
‘How used they keep themselves contented
Before this monster was invented?’
Have you forgotten? Don’t you know?
We’ll say it very loud and slow:
THEY … USED … TO … READ! They’d READ and READ,
AND READ and READ, and then proceed
To READ some more. Great Scott! Gadzooks!
One half their lives was reading books!
The nursery shelves held books galore!
Books cluttered up the nursery floor!
And in the bedroom, by the bed,
More books were waiting to be read!
Such wondrous, fine, fantastic tales
Of dragons, gypsies, queens, and whales
And treasure isles, and distant shores
Where smugglers rowed with muffled oars,
And pirates wearing purple pants,
And sailing ships and elephants,
And cannibals crouching ’round the pot,
Stirring away at something hot.
(It smells so good, what can it be?
Good gracious, it’s Penelope.)
The younger ones had Beatrix Potter
With Mr. Tod, the dirty rotter,
And Squirrel Nutkin, Pigling Bland,
And Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and-
Just How The Camel Got His Hump,
And How the Monkey Lost His Rump,
And Mr. Toad, and bless my soul,
There’s Mr. Rat and Mr. Mole-
Oh, books, what books they used to know,
Those children living long ago!
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
Then fill the shelves with lots of books,
Ignoring all the dirty looks,
The screams and yells, the bites and kicks,
And children hitting you with sticks-
Fear not, because we promise you
That, in about a week or two
Of having nothing else to do,
They’ll now begin to feel the need
Of having something to read.
And once they start — oh boy, oh boy!
You watch the slowly growing joy
That fills their hearts. They’ll grow so keen
They’ll wonder what they’d ever seen
In that ridiculous machine,
That nauseating, foul, unclean,
Repulsive television screen!
And later, each and every kid
Will love you more for what you did.

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

– Roald Dahl

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Geek Heaven on Facebook!

Thank you so much guys for all your likes and feedback! Don’t forget to like Geek Heaven on Facebook as well for more of the everyday inspiration and craziness!

You can hit like on the Facebook box to your right or you can go to https://www.facebook.com/geekheaven87 and when you get there I’m pretty sure you know what to do!

I have some really cool competitions coming up and winners will be announced on the Facebook page so be sure that you join me there as well.

 

Again, thank you so much for taking this journey with me!

Bilde tatt 26.09.13 kl. 17.13 #3

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Poem of the Day – 26.09.2013

Solitude

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
For the sad old earth must borrow it’s mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air.
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.

Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go.
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all.
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink life’s gall.

Feast, and your halls are crowded;
Fast, and the world goes by.
Succeed and give, and it helps you live,
But no man can help you die.
There is room in the halls of pleasure
For a long and lordly train,
But one by one we must all file on
Through the narrow aisles of pain.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Unique You

We are all unique in our own way but we all want to have that unique style that gives people no option but to remember us.

In a society where everyone strives to be unique it can often feel difficult to stand out of a crowd of uniqueness. But the truth as I see it is that you don’t have to dress up like Lady Gaga to be unique. To be unique is to love yourself for who you are. Embrace your look and your personality. A lot of the people that I look up to when it comes to looks are not going out of their way to be noticed but they dare to say “This is who I am and I love it. And if you don’t like it then you don’t have to talk to me or look at me”. Confidence is so sexy and too many of us tend to forget exactly that.
We have to learn to love ourselves and then the people that is worth keeping around in your life will get there.
Surround yourself with friends that loves you for who you are and that sees the uniqueness in you even when you don’t try to show it.

To be unique is to be you and no one else!

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Different is gorgeous and as long as you are yourself than you are as different as you can get!

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Help me help you!

Sometimes when times are rough the thing we need the most is time with our friends. I find it kind of therapeutic to be there for my friends now a days when I need them to be there for me as well. To be able to listen to what is going on in their lives instead of focusing on the things that are happening (or not happening) in mine.
This time in my life that I’m going through right now is probably the hardest I have ever encountered but at the same time as it is frustrating and scary I’m also learning more about myself than I ever thought was possible. The rough times we go do define is more than we know.

So with help from people that I love and my love for books and writing I’m slowly finding my way back to being me.

If you are going through a hard time, remember that you’re not alone. I’m traveling that road with you. We’re heading for a change and even though we might feel lonely we never really are.

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Little Black Boy Wonder

When I first saw this video and listened to the words of this lovely poem I could feel the tears coming on. The words come at you both beautiful and sad at the same time.

If you haven’t seen this lovely tribute to Trayvon Martin you should take a few minutes to watch it now.

 

Written and Produced by Omari Hardwick. Directed by Mo McRae.
Featuring: Aaron D Spears, Affion Crockett, Bill Duke, Brian Dobbins, David Oweloyo, Eriq LaSalle, Gary Dourdan, Isaiah Roberts, Jay Ellis, Marlon Wayans, Mo McRae, Omar Benson Miller, Omari Hardwick, Robbie Jones, Pastor Toure Roberts, Sugar Shane Mosely,Wesley Jonathan, and Wren Brown.

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Ylvis – Pressure

The world has caught the Ylvis fever!! Here is the song I can’t get enough of right now. Enjoy!!

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Inspiring things to do

Sometimes you just have to do some small changes and do a few things a little differently to keep your creative juices flowing. Here are some of the things I like to do that has worked for me. Try them out 🙂

Watching people

Not in the stalker kind of way, but sitting down at a café or in a park and just observe how people talk and act. How they move, how they look and the atmosphere around them. Sometimes I even take notes so that I don’t forget those little things that I would like to give one of my characters later on.

Walking in the rain

Leave the umbrella closed and feel how lovely it is to walk in the rain. This should only be done when your on your way home and has the opportunity to change into something dry when you get there. Don’t want you getting the sniffles 😛

Talk to strangers

I know we are taught not to do so, but in some situations it comes natural to talk to strangers. I like listening to their stories and voices. You never know when a story told by a stranger will inspire something amazing in you. Just don’t get into their van 😛

Read a lot!

I read a lot of poetry and books to get new inspirational input. Same goes for music, theater, movies, you name it.

Don’t ever lose your inner child!

I’m never going to let go of my inner child. You need that childish kind of imagination to really be able to let go.

Challenge your senses

Listen, smell, watch, feel and taste.

Explore!

Take a walk and go somewhere else than the path you usually take. There are probably a lot of places close to where you live that you have never been. Travel to new places and explore what that place has to offer.

Get scared..

Do things that scare you. To face your fears can lead you to places you never could have imagined.

I wish you all a creative and inspiring weekend!

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Ylvis – The Cabin

Enjoy!!

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