Tall Drink of Nerd: Father Time

. a blogumn by Amy Robinson This week I wanted to write something fun, kicky, summeresque for my FaN blogumn.  I wanted to talk about the resurgence of mobile food coaches like Cool Haus, the handmade ice cream sandwich truck here in LA.  I pondered on writing about my love of Vuze.com, a new...

Tall Drink of Nerd: Ghost Writer

. a blogumn by Amy Robinson My husband thinks I am a secret emo-girl.  He is basing this label on my fascination with cemeteries.  Big or small it doesn’t matter, any cemetery we drive past makes me tug on his arm and ask him to stop so we can shoot some pictures of the Dirt Nap Motel....

Tall Drink of Nerd: The Hole of Wishing

. a blogumn by Amy Robinson The time at the tone is Zen O’Clock. Time to be. I just realized, I’ve been wishing my life away; wishing the weekend was here, wishing it were the end of the day, wishing it was time for dessert, basically wishing my life away. I’m gonna stop that...

Tall Drink of Nerd: I’ve Got the Music in Me

. a blogumn by Amy Robinson Music.  It’s everywhere. Every day music is all around you; morning alarm, drive to work, soundtrack under your fav TV show.  Heck, Ernessa even does a daily blog about guessing song lyrics.  Sorry cotton, music is the real fabric of our lives. Photo by Epiclectic...

Tall Drink of Nerd: The Hustler

. a blogumn by Amy Robinson Did I ever tell you about the time I was a model for Hustler? Have you ever said “YES!” to something you wouldn’t normally do. because it sounds like a fun and unique experience only to realize that at some point during the experience, you should have known better?...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block: April 17 – April ...

So NEXT week, I’m doing another series, which will hopefully be fun. So far we’ve done Money and Kids, and the topic that will be dissected within an inch of it’s life next week is … Modern Love. The novel I’m working on right now is somewhat centered around...

Tall Drink of Nerd: Lappy Come Home

. a blogumn by Amy Robinson With a sigh of relief, I’m writing to you this week from my new-to-me Mac Laptop.  My legs are warming nicely and I’m slumping into my couch while Stephanopoulos grills Boehner.  It’s amazing how addicted I am to technology. If you had asked me at the beginning of...

Tall Drink of Nerd: Drew Barrymore Ending

. a blogumn by Amy Robinson A civics geek, I am thrilled to be working for the 2010 census.  As a writer, I was excited to take on this unique experience.  My plan was to take copious notes of my census experiences and within the year, publish a Pulitzer Prize winning novel about the crazy...

Tall Drink of Nerd: Legal Love

. a blogumn by Amy Robinson This weekend, I’ve been catching up on the dating exploits of FaN bloggers.  Laughing vicariously at the exploits of the single folk and remembering, through a Scooby-Doo wavy memory wipe, back to my own dating days. George H.W. Bush was President the last time I...

Tall Drink of Nerd: Don’t Tell!

. a blogumn by Amy Robinson I can see by the box-office numbers that many of you saw Watchmen this weekend.  Heck, Clark Perry even wrote his blogumn about it for Friday’s FaN.  I haven’t seen it yet.  Please, I’m begging you, don’t tell me about it!  Here’s a little quirk of mine:  I hate...

Tall Drink of Nerd: Zen and the Art of Wardrobe Maintenance

a blogumn by Amy Robinson Today commemorates my one-year anniversary of working again at an officey-type day job.  While it’s great to keep this job in this dung-beetle fodder of an economy, I do miss my freedom.  For a year and a half prior to that monumental “first day”, I had the...

Tall Drink of Nerd: Running Up That Hill

. a blogumn by Amy Robinson Sometimes, it seems like every experience I have is a huge, neon metaphor from the universe about my life. This past Sunday, one such metaphor threw itself at me in the form of the Chinatown Firecracker 5k.  There is one thing you should know before we continue...

Tall Drink of Nerd: Pondering the Unthinkable

. a blogumn by Amy Robinson What I’m about to say might sound like sacrilege to some FaN readers, and I know that it definitely will to some blogumnists; I’m seriously thinking of getting rid of our TV. I’m thinking this scandalous thought not because we never watch TV, and it’s not a...

Tall Drink of Nerd: The Sweet Spot

. a blogumn by Amy Robinson Where do you find your muse?  My muse is waiting in the car.  She rides shotgun and spritzes magical fairy dust at me every few miles.  If I could write and drive at the same time, I would have been as prolific as Stephen King by now.  I think my muse likes the car...

Tall Drink of Nerd: Cold Day at the Beach and Other Christmas Traditio...

. A blogumn by Amy Robinson Traditional Girl Last Thursday, known to most of you as Christmas Day, I braved Santa Monica pier with my handsome husband Seen.  It was freezing.  Many of you are thinking, “Hey, lady who lives in Los Angeles… It was blizzarding here in [insert...

Tall Drink of Nerd: Christmas Cookies

. A blogumn by Amy Robinson Christmas tastes like a sugar cookie made from my Mother’s special Christmas Cookie recipe.  Every year since 1963, the Henry’s have made Christmas cookies from a recipe Mom found in a December issue of Farm Wife Magazine.  She keeps the yellowing magazine zipped...

Tall Drink of Nerd: Give It!

. A blogumn by Amy Robinson The consumerist push of BUY! BUY! BUY! at Christmas has always cheesed me a little.  Every year, some dufus is interviewed, camping out in front of Best Buy on Thanksgiving night saying he “doesn’t know what he wants, he just wants to SHOP tomorrow...

Tall Drink of Nerd: Thanksgiving Pie Edition

. A blogumn by Amy Robinson I can’t bake a pumpkin pie like my Mom’s.  I asked her for the recipe once, many years ago, hoping she’d share the family secret.  She said, “It’s on the label of the canned pumpkin.”  My Mother – the gourmet.  All the variations I’ve attempted from this...

Tall Drink of Nerd: Crazy Cat Lady

. A blogumn by Amy Robinson Last time you heard from me, I shared the reasons I’m no mommy.  Today, I figured I’d share my story of kid replacements.  Here is where I am at my nerdiest.  I am a crazy cat lady.  Crazy, to me means that you own more than 2 of any kind of animal.  For two years...

Tall Drink of Nerd: I Believe That Children Are The Future…Just ...

. A blogumn by Amy Robinson Everybody is having babies.  So many woman around me are new mommies, have the baby bump or in serious talks to get knocked up.  An originally rural gal, most of my friends started having children right out of high school.  A few girls from my class actually have...

Tall Drink of Nerd: Candy Ass

. A blogumn by Amy Robinson Sugar and I have a deeply unhealthy relationship.  I love it but have tried to kick it out of my life many, many times.  For a few months last year, while working from home, I was successful.  No more sugar, wheat or dairy in my diet.  I was happier, smarter, had...

Straight Outta Comments: Yes We Carve

Many thanks to Fierce and Nerdy contributor, Amy Robinson to responding to yesterday’s Obama boxer brief item with a more family-friendly, but no less fun example of Obamamania. I was going to wait until Halloween to post this, but I’m flighty and didn’t trust myself to...

Tall Drink of Nerd: Airport Harlequin

. A blogumn by Amy Robinson Shopping for a Book at the Airport – Denver style I wouldn’t recommend buying a book at the airport.  I would highly recommend buying a book that you really like beforehand and bringing it with you.  But, if you’re like me and go visit your parents and end up...

Tall Drink of Nerd: Still Madly in Love With…

. A blogumn by Amy Robinson The Public Library – Home Sweet Home I am madly in love with the Public Library.  Our affair began when I was just a wee lass of five years.  My mother led me into the small Library of our teeny hometown and told me to pick out any book I wanted.  How could I focus...

Tall Drink of Nerd: I Love Poop Bags

. A blogumn by Amy Robinson Advice and observations from a somewhat tall nerd If you share your home with an animal that poops, you’ll love Poop Bags too.  I’m here to tell ya, cat poop has consequences! One of my lesser of the “living green” New Years resolutions, was to stop flushing cat...