Ah the perils of dating. Some people view dating as this dreadful task, but I like to view it was an exciting journey of meeting new people. I don’t really take it too serious and put a lot of pressure on finding love and getting married. I mean yeah it would be lovely to meet a nice guy who wants a serious relationship, but eh…that isn’t the case. So instead it’s basically just a journey of learning what I like, making new friends, or sometimes just having fun dates and then moving on with my life.
It’s really not that difficult for me to snag a date or meet a sexy guy, but it always become an issue finding a guy that isn’t just some swagged out asshole. Where is the substance? Like, yeah I enjoy being single and not having a bunch of pressure, but some part of me still believes in true romance and running across a man who just totally gets me. A guy who is artistically incline and actually reads a book here and there. It’s not like I’m this uber nerd/geek that is awkward (I’m geeky at times, but I’m really just an artistic down to earth woman) so I know that one day it will happen when I least expect it.
But there are people out there who just can’t seem to get it together when it comes to dating, especially folks who are way off into subcultures like the nerd/geek arena. It’s one thing for me to be geeky at times, but I’ve never been a major geek/nerd that dresses up in costumes and goes to anime and comic conventions. That’s cool and all, but eh…not for me. Yet there are some people that live and breathe the title of being a nerd, and for them dating isn’t such a breeze. Which is why TLC decided to introduce a new dating special called Geek Love.
The show, (well actually it’s a special with 2 episodes slated to premiere on this Sunday December 18th) sheds light on geeks & nerds trying to find love. I’ve got to admit, TLC is bringing their A game with the show ideas. I just watched Virgin Diaries and thought it was interesting seeing adult virgins in their late twenties and thirties; it was a cool series. TLC is always pushing the limit and shedding light on things that are far beyond the norm. I mean it is The Learning Channel, so I guess we are supposed to learn something new.
Geek Love is going to be a show that I think a lot of people will enjoy “learning” from. It gives geeks & nerds a chance to find love through Sci-Fi Speed Dating. Yes, speed dating for sci-fi fans. The speed dating is founded by sci-fi enthusiast Ryan Glitch, and every year at comic-con he hosts speed dating events for nerds & geeks to connect with other that might have been unlucky in love. I like that. It’s a chance for the underdogs and people who never get a chance to date liked minded individuals an opportunity to go on dates with people who get them. I know they say opposites attract, but sometimes you really do need someone who is into the same thing as you.
I think the show will be interesting to watch, and it will give me an insight to a lifestyle that I’m not quite familiar with. I have geek tendencies, but at the end of the day I’m an artist and writer. I’m that explosively creative and outgoing girl that can be wild, spontaneous, neo-soul, classy, and geeky when I’m talking about videogames. But for the most part I seem to be attracted to guys that are into art, music, fashion, and writing. I’d love to date a sexy tall guy that was a musician, a fellow writer, or an artist. Geeks are cool too, but I would never be down for going to anime conventions and dressing up. I’d rather wear a superhero costume somewhere else…..
Anyways, whether you’re a geek/nerd searching for love or someone else that enjoys TLC’s specials, then you should check out the trailer for the show below. It airs Sunday night on TLC. So don’t miss it! Geeks & Nerds need love too.
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
While Comcast has been busy transitioning over to Xfinity, there has been a handful of new channels added. I typically watch HGTV, Travel Channel, TLC, Centric, TvOne, and other channels; but the recent addition of HUB has become a daily favorite of mine.
Over here in Montgomery County, Maryland the HUB channel is 130. Simply put; it’s the best cartoon channel ever! They show the ultimate old school cartoons and shows such as : Transformers, Batman, Fraggle Rock, Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego, Conan the Adventurer, and Jem.
Not only does the HUB world contain those great shows, but it even has R.L. Stines “The Haunting Hour” and other shows such as G.I. Joe, Strawberry Shortcake, Johnny Quest, Kenny the Shark, and other great kid shows I’m a huge fan of. All the shows on that channel rock! It’s fun to sit back and watch Fraggle Rock, it reminds me of being a child again. I remember the days of sitting back afterschool and waiting for Fraggle Rock to come on (it came on during the 90s as reruns.) The best moment of that show is the episode where they sung Buffalo Springfield’s hit song “For What Its Worth”: it’s the song that goes “stop, hey, what’s that sound, everybody look what’s going down.”
Man I miss the days of those old school cartoons and animated shows. I lived on Between the Lions, The Rugrats, Allegra’s Window, Little Bear, The Muppets, The Adventures of Tintin, Babar,Franklin, Doug, Hey Arnold, Dragon Tales, Rocko’s Modern Life, and so many other hit shows. I loved watching a lot of those shows and I still enjoy watching a lot of the cartoons on television now. Yet one show I fell back in love with was the 80s cartoon called Jem.
Jem is one of those girly hit television shows about a band named Jem and the Holograms. I’m not an 80s kid; but I grew up in the 90s and watched a lot of those shows from the 80s. Jem is one of those guilty pleasure shows. You hate to admit you watch it and sing along to the songs; yet you make sure to never miss an episode. I love Jem! She’s totally outrageous, girly, glittery, and her band rocks!
She has these cool earrings that allow a hologram to transform her into anything. Her real name is Jerrica Benton and she is the owner/manager of Starlight Music. Her dad built this computer named Synergy that allows her to change into the persona of Jem with the help of Synergy and her holograms. When she is in her persona of Jem, her nemesis The Misfits is always trying to mess things up for her. Every episode they always have these catchy dramatic songs they sing. I always end up singing along to the song and getting lost into the drama. It’s a fun show to watch! Jem’s voice is so girly and she has a way of hitting these high notes; they sound funny when she is singing/yelling her name and lyrics. It’s so 80s!!
Jem and the Holograms have some funny and catchy songs, but the show is so cool! I love watching Jem and I must admit it’s my guilty pleasure this summer. Check out the intro to the show Jem and be sure to check your local listings for HUB. Do you have any old school cartoons you still love to watch?
The World Hunger Shindig
Last summer in Denver I was enjoying the summer heat while embracing the skin I’m in. However, I ended up getting a few annoying pimples and some dark acne marks left on my face. I’m not one to get caught up on dark skin or light skin, even though most guys say I’m light skin but I’m more of a caramel tone with some mocha highlights, but having dark spots on my face was something I wasn’t down with.
So I went to Walgreens and bought a small tube of Ambi. My mom explained to me it that it was fade cream which could be use to even out a complexion and remove marks. Of course, this is before I found out that Clean & Clear has a acne mark treatment which does wonders! I used Ambi for a few days but I did some research and found out that it can also be used to lighten more than just a few areas.
After using it for a few days and doing some research on skin bleaching and lightening techniques in the black community, as well as other ethnic communities, I decided not to use it anymore. I know it has a good intention in removing dark spots, but it’s sad how it can get abused. I remember Tyra did an episode about skin bleaching once and showed women who bleach their young daughters skin as well. The topic of skin bleaching and even the usage of lightening effects in film and photography aren’t a new topic, but one that I’ve never really discussed on my blog.
My Strange Addiction is a show that comes on TLC (The Learning Channel). I must say for a learning channel, TLC always has some off the wall shows. A few months ago I started watching I Didn’t Know I was Pregnant and learned a lot of new things! Some of those stories are so off the wall, especially when a few of the women gave birth in the toilet and thought they just had to take a crap. My Strange Addiction may not involve babies being born in outlandish situations, but some of those addictions are insane. The latest episode featured a 19 year old woman named Candice who bleach her skin. It wasn’t as weird or painful as the guy addicted to eating light bulbs, champagne glasses, and bullets on a daily basis, but her addiction still had unhealthy side effects.
While I was watching her story I couldn’t help but feel a little compassion for her. She felt that since she was young she was unattractive because she was darker skin. We live in a society that is based off of looks and so much pressure is placed on level of attractiveness in comparison to the media. Living in such a shallow society it has a tendency of sneaking up on those with even pure intentions. When I first saw her story, I realized she was very overweight and thought that she shouldn’t be obsessed with her skin, but focus more on the detrimental health issues associated with carrying so much weight.
As I began to watch more of her story I began to feel sorry for her. It’s a shame that she is so caught on being a lighter complexion and thinking that will make her attractive. No matter what size or complexion you are, there has to be a sense of positive self esteem that start’s within. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to enhance yourself with weight loss, implants, cosmetics, etc but honestly you have to love yourself and examine why your doing those extreme or drastic measures to alter yourself.
I knew a few black girls in high school that attempted lightening themselves, dying their hair blonde, wearing green and blue contacts, and even talking with a “valley girl” dialect. It’s not a good look and it’s not being true to yourself. I know that not everyone has a strong support system or internal confidence to maintain a positive body image, but hating yourself in the long run can lead to more serious problems. In the case of skin bleaching, many skin bleaches have mercury which can lead to neurological and kidney damage. Is it really worth having kidney damage just so you can say your light skin?
My Strange Addiction explores many addictions and leads to the start over some fascinating conversations and debates. Every episode dives into the deeper issues with each individual’s addiction and the psychological ramifications of their actions. It’s one thing to sit and judge someone on these shows because of their weird addiction, but when you look at the context of the situation it can really shed some light on why they indulge in such dangerous and weird habits. Another interesting thing about this show is the family support and social support that is present, yet some of the individuals continue to practice their strange addiction. Even with a little a bit of love and warnings, some of the people have addictions that are borderline obsession…
Check out the video below, including the guy who eats glass and bullets. I don’t know a lot of people who eat glass and bullets, but I do know people with some interesting addictions. Do you have any strange addictions or know of any? Feel free to share!