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We May Have to Watch More of This… Sesame Street

So we have started occasionally showing the Geek Baby some videos and such online – like Winnie the Pooh per our poll – and then we remembered that HBO bought Sesame Street, and that means we have access to it there.

We’ve watched a bit of classic Sesame Street, and the Geek Baby can’t really sit through a whole episode, so she wanders off a bit into it but it’s fun. Holly and I both certainly get some nostalgia from it.

And then today we put on the most recent episode, last weekend’s Music Magic. And who cares what the Geek Baby thought… we were awestruck.

This fairy, in fact.

This fairy, in fact.

First, the long opening segment was about Elmo being left the new fairy character’s magic wand. He casts a spell, and suddenly everyone around him is singing whatever they say. And they can’t stop singing whatever they say. Holly and I could not stop thinking – and it seemed rightly so – of the Buffy episode “Once More with Feeling,” the musical episode.

Good times. And then the episode went on, you know, songs and letters and numbers. These things. Anyway, it continues on to a segment about listening carefully. With Cookie Monster.

At Hogwarts.

“Furry Potter and the Goblet of Cookies,” to be precise, and there’s a muppet of Dumbledore there too with a funny name and it was amazing. There were cute house banners in the background, Cookie Monster doing magic, it was just…

When did Sesame Street become so geeky? I don’t know, but I like it. I think this watching kids’ shows thing might work out for us…

Top 5 Ways That a Baby is Like CL4P-TP (Clap-Trap)

CL4P-TP Corollary

Liked CL4P-TP so much that it’s the centerpiece of my Warmachine army.

A while back, and with a younger Geek Baby, I talked about how a baby is a lot like a bad boss. As the Geek Baby has grown, I’ve come to think of another strong analogy for what I am reminded of.

Beyond looking good in yellow and being short and fast, a baby is a lot like CL4P-TP, or Clap-Trap, from the Borderlands video game franchise. A prominent NPC in the first two games, and a playable character in the third game…  the game 1.5? The Pre-Sequel. Clap-trap is always good for a laugh, for an annoyance, and sometimes for the plot. In the second game, he is your early-game tutorial. He’s the antagonist of a DLC in the first game.

And he’s incredibly quotable.

So here are my top five reasons that a baby is a lot like CL4P-TP.

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Geek Baby First Movie?

So something David and I will sometimes discuss is what movie do we want to be Geek Baby’s first movie? There are so many things that we want to share with her and movies are part of that list. So much of it though really needs to wait until she is older and while she is not old enough yet she is getting closer. So the question remains what to show as her first movie because there are quite a few to choose from. I am a huge fan of Disney movies, which is a pretty good place to start. Then there are also some Miyazaki movies that are pretty acceptable for a first movie. So here are some things we are considering when looking at Geek Baby’s first movie. Continue reading

A Tale of Two Board Books

Our favorite Board Book we’ve found for the Geek Baby – especially that isn’t one that we remember from growing up (nostalgia is a thing!) – is Hello Ninja by N.D. Wilson.

Hello Ninja

It’s a great little read, full of fruit-chopping ninja action. It’s cute, and while on the one hand it seems like a lot of it is play or imagination, on the other hand it never even implies that such a thing would make the boy less of a ninja.

Ninja Dragon Rider

The book only has the one “he” pronoun, and the ninja is covered up pretty much throughout… nothing that makes it at all that it has to be a boy. Our little Geek Baby can ninja too!

So I finally decided that we should buy the second board book by N.D. Wilson, that we kept seeing advertised on the back of the book. We loved this one so much, the other one had to be good too, right?

Right?

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Weekend Coffee Share – One Year of Geek Baby

Shadow of Catan

Those of you who have been reading us for a while may remember that this time last year, Holly and I fell off the face of the blog, and we were held aloft by guest posts. For six whole weeks, the guest posts kept us rolling. It was really amazing. And if you missed it, here’s a link to links to those posts.

If we were having coffee, I’d be telling you that in case you missed it. But that also means, we’re celebrating a year of the Geek Baby. And what a crazy year.

Now we have almost-words, almost-walking, and all sorts of other things, Geek Baby. And it’s a blast. And we have sleep happening at night, which has given us back enough time in the evenings that we’re actually getting to play co-op video games again! We’re watching movies on a weekly basis! And we’ve gotten some long blog posts out as well.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that this is leaving us with confidence that we can do more with what we have going on here. More with Comparative Geeks. That’s been the dream for this year, and it feels obtainable. There’s still more to do with that, and more preparation in advance. And thinking back to those guest posts, those contributions, last year… more of that sounds great to me.

Looking forward to this next year. How’re you?