Lost and Found [Dork Lifestyle]

Do you ever lose something, even something so small, and find that later it returns to you? I have this happen throughout my life and at times it feels like a miracle that it makes it’s way back to me! Here are some of my Lost and Found...

Art Teacher Touch Up [Dork Lifestyle]

I always liked to draw, paint, color, and make art. My family encouraged this by taking me to extra art classes outside of school. I did pretty good, until my teacher would touch up my work. Would you paint on your student’s work if you were a teacher? If you liked this post, please do...

College Comedian [Dork Lifestyle]

I was telling my boyfriend about my first few weeks of college. When I told him this story, he said that it would make a great comic. I did learn two things from this event: 1. Don’t be late to a comedy gig, and 2. I am funnier than...

Man vs. Food [Dork Lifestyle]

I love to watch tv while I draw, sew, knit, or do any sort of crafty project. I always have something going on in front of the tv for background noise. Often, I would put on the Travel Channel and see Adam Richman on his show, Man VS Food. I am not sure, but I think I have seen all of the...

Worst of 2012: TV… [FaN Boos]

Ernessa says: One of the nice things about getting rid of cable this fall was that I didn’t end up watching many shows I disliked, as I was too busy marathoning all the good stuff, like DAMAGES (Netflix), FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (Netflix), and MISFITS (Hulu). But before I let go of our...

Best of 2012: TV! [FaN Cheers]

Ernessa says: Oh, I had a hard time with choosing a best TV show this year. I usually pick comedies, and in 2012, we had a couple that I really love: THE MINDY PROJECT‘s Mindy Kaling feels like my spirit animal, and the zany alien show, THE NEIGHBORS, makes me feel like I’m back...

Worst of 2012: Songs …. [FaN Boos]

Ernessa says: Well, I’m not sure how this happened, but Fun., a group that received lots of love on our Best of list, is my pick for Worst song of the year. At first I only didn’t particularly like WE ARE YOUNG, but then I started loathing it, with its 20s hipster sensibility and...

Best of 2012: Songs! [FaN Cheers]

Ernessa says: Man, this was a tough year to decide a favorite song. The stuff on Top 40 radio was banging, with hits like LIGHTS by Ellie Goulding, N*GGAS IN PARIS by Jay-Z and Kanye West, WIDE AWAKE by Katy Perry, BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS) by Pink,  and FEEL SO CLOSE by Calvin Harris, all...

Resolved: 2012 [Our Very Best]

Ernessa says: I’ve been struggling with my New Year’s resolution all month, mainly because I have no idea what my year will really look like with the arrival of twins, most likely this January. In the end, I decided to resolve to be kind and patient with myself and others, while I...

Best of 2012: The Movies! [FaN Cheers]

Ernessa says: I don’t want to say, bedrest is a b-word, but I haven’t gotten to see nearly as much Oscar far as I usually do around this time of the year, including the much-buzzed-about DJANGO UNCHAINED. I think that’s why for the first time ever, I’m picking an...

I’d Love You Still [Dork Lifestyle]

Sometimes when you love someone you ask a lot of them. Raoul and I love asking each other questions to see how much we truly love one another. What are some questions you ask your significant...

Fat Head Mask [Dork Lifestyle]

It is Halloween time again! I can remember my earliest memory of Halloween costumes that really were like wearing a trash bag. Remember those? Even scarier, I recall the Fat Head...

Hot Pepper! [Dork Lifestyle]

I ordered too many peppers this week. I thought they were all sweet type peppers, but much to my dismay, Raoul was right and some were very very hot peppers! I ate some raw hot peppers, and my mouth was on fire, y’all! My lips swelled up, too – it was that hot. Raoul said...

Summer in Pittsburgh [Dork Lifestyle]

Summer is here! Raoul and I got away from Athens to spend some time with my family in Pennsylvania. We had a good time hanging out and seeing everyone and Raoul got to mark some Pittsburgh sites off of his “Pittsburgh Bucket List.” Do you have a favorite attraction in your home...

Stuffed Animals [Dork Lifestyle]

Truth be told, I love stuffed animals. I have had them since I was small, and I have always loved them more than dolls. I used to have a bunch of them at the foot of my bed when I was little, but my favorites were always in the bed with me, so I could hug them at night. I still like to do...

Fight the Slump [Dork Lifestyle]

I work as an artist and graphic designer as my day job. In my spare time I also like to be creative by running my handmade business, cooking, gardening, and fixing up our home. Is there such a thing as creative overload? Too many projects? Not enough time? Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by this...

Search for Pinky [Dork Lifestyle]

Poor Raoul. He has to deal with me forgetting where I place things all the time. This happens on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. I am always misplacing things, especially my pink Canon...

Talking Henry Rollins [Dork Lifestyle]

We had a chance to see Henry Rollins recently on his talking tour. He is an amazing speaker, so I highly recommend his performances. We had a great time hearing his tales of touring with Black Flag, working with National Geographic, and visiting Costco. You can read more about the show we saw...

Missy Kulik Says “I Like You” Amy Sedaris [XXOO]

March is National Women’s Month, so we’ve decided to admire the heck out of favorite lady nerds with our special XXOO features. Here’s Missy Kulik from Dork Lifestyle: One of my favorite nerdy women would be Amy Sedaris. I admire her because she simply does her thing, is...

Practical Thinking [Dork Lifestyle]

      These days you don’t want anything to go to waste! If you liked this post, please do us the further boon of Liking the Fierce and Nerdy page on FaceBook. Also, we’re giving great stream on Twitter, so do give us...

Missy Kulik Has Your Perfect Valentine Present [One More Thing Before ...

Not only does Missy provide us with a super-cute Dork Lifestyle web comic every month, but guy readers, she also has the perfect Valentine’s Day for your sweetie. Click here or on any of the pics below to buy one of these $24 vintage Loved Letter Envelope lockets from her Sugar Cookie...

DIY Band Tees [Dork Lifestyle]

I had the crafty bug at a young age. During high school I felt the need to make my own t-shirts of bands I loved. I did this because I could not always find shirts of the bands I liked, nor was I old enough to attend gigs. DIY or...

Resolved: 2011 [Our Very Best]

Ernessa says: It feels so weird to not be making any resolutions this year. Some people love this time of the year because of the gift exchanges, time spent with family, goodwill toward man, blah, blah, blah — but I’ve always been a resolution girl myself. I love making the list...

Worst of 2011: TV… [FaN Boos]

Amy Says: To continue my streak of disliking the stuff everybody else likes (ie. I didn’t care for A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD, which so many others loved…maybe I should be the “On the Contrary” guy next year. I swear to g*d I’m not doing this on purpose.) In my...

Best of 2011: TV! [FaN Cheers]

Amy says: Can a remake of a BBC show be considered new? If so, then PRIME SUSPECT is my pick for the best new TV of the year. Maria Bello is awesome in everything I’ve ever seen her in. Detective procedurals aren’t normally my thing, but I love the complexity of the characters...

Worst of 2011: Songs …. [FaN Boos]

Ernessa says: What’s funny is that I’ve always liked Maroon 5. I mean, I’ve never downloaded a Maroon 5 song or anything, but I’ve never minded them. And when they came on the radio, I didn’t change the channel on the automatic like I do with say, LMFAO or Ke$ha...

Worst of 2011: The Movies… [FaN Boos]

Amy Says: I was so excited about a movie mash-up of western and sci-fi. It would have cowboys AND aliens! My expectations were super high. Sadly, COWBOYS & ALIENS is my pick of the worst movie of 2011. While it was moderately entertaining, the dialogue was clunky and I just felt sorry for...

Best of 2011: The Movies! [FaN Cheers]

Amy says : My favorite movie of the year should have been RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, but I was in the Colorado wilderness the entire time it was in theaters. The original, with Chuck Heston, is my favorite movie of all time. The first time I saw it, I knew I wanted to be an actor. It was...

Worst of 2011: The Books… [FaN Boos]

Ernessa says: I’m going to make the caveat again that if I manage to get through a book, it must have something to recommend it. Life is short, and I’ve become rather good at putting down books I’m not enjoying. That claimed, this category was a bit difficult for me this...

Best of 2011: The Books! [FaN Cheers]

Yay! It’s finally here. Our yearly round-up of the stuff we just loved and the dreck we absolutely hated. The big surprise of this year was just how much our Fierce and Nerdy bloggers agreed … except when it came to our Worst Book picks (more on that tomorrow). As always, we also...

Sweet Holiday Memories [Dork Lifestyle]

Do you have a favorite holiday memory? I have many, but this is one of my favorites. I also really like cookies! If you liked this post, please do us the further boon of Liking the Fierce and Nerdy page on FaceBook. Also, we’re giving great stream on Twitter, so do give us...

Hawk and a Hacksaw [Dork Lifestyle]

Okay, I know I sound like a totally anti-social shut in, but what happened to people going to shows for the music? I have been going to shows since I was a teenager, but things have changed. I am not sure if the smart phone revolution has made people’s attention spans super short, but...

Bunny Speak [Dork Lifestyle #30]

Did you ever try and teach your pet a trick or a certain word? I am trying really hard to teach my bunnies a few words. I saw on a podcast that one bunny owner taught her rabbit the word “binky.” So far, they are catching on – a little...

Jury Duty! [Dork Lifestyle]

Recently I want through the long process of jury duty. I was not looking forward to it, but at long last, after going to the local court house two days, we were released. The second day I was there less than an hour! Did you ever have jury duty? Did you ever serve on a trial? If you liked...

Dork Lifestyle: Raoul is so retro [BEST OF FaN]

Originally posted on 01/24/11 Do you ever think back to when you did not use a card to pay for everything? Meet Raoul. He always uses cash. Though I did swipe his debit card for this transaction, he always uses cash. What do you use? Yes, that’s our own Missy in the mood photo! GO...

Broccoli Cat [Dork Lifestyle #28]

Nilla is my kitty. Nilla is also a gourmet kitty. She loves to try new things. Some of her favorites are broccoli, cheese, strawberries, and vanilla ice cream. She can’t have all of these foods3 anymore cos she is on a diet. Does your cat like to eat strange...

Hitchhiking in Newfoundland [Dork Lifestyle]

This comic is inspired by my friends who told me they were going to try to hitchhike as much as they could on their upcoming vacation to Newfoundland. It reminded me of the only time I hitchhiked. Do you have a hitchhiking...

Jumbles! [Dork Lifestyle]

We are happy to report we just adopted a new bunny! We call him Jumbles, and he was adopted form the House Rabbit Society.  Jumbles, originally called Dandelion, is a rescued rabbit. He was adopted as a friend to our bun, Oreo. So far Jumbles has been with us for two weeks and we are learning...

Gluten Free [Dork Lifestyle]

I know it is sort of trendy right now to become gluten free, but I have been trying to be gluten free this year. So far it is going pretty good, but I still love to have pancakes at our favorite vegetarian restaurant, the Grit! But gluten free is difficult for a girl that grew up having...

Dork Lifestyle: The Trouble with Being a Vegetarian … in the Fir...

I was a picky eater. Well, sometimes I still am a picky eater, but I am much better than I was when I was little! I have been vegetarian for a long time now, and while I do not think I will change the world with this diet, I feel happier knowing I left more McDonald’s for everyone...

Hello Friday: FaN Notes [Week 4 of 2011]

Wondering how long it will take me to stop writing 2010 and then having to delete and correct with 2011. So far I’ve made this mistake four weeks and counting. Sad. How are you all doing with this? Other than that, let’s get into my notes re this week at Fierce and Nerdy. 1....

Resolved: 2011 [The Very Best of FaN]

Ernessa says: Yay! Well, New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday and my favorite holiday activity is making my New Year’s Resolutions. But in order to do that, it’s good to review how you did the year before. So out of the 11 bulletpoint resolution list that I made last year,...

Worst of 2010: TV… [FaN Boos]

Ernessa says: My big complaint of the year is that there were really too many bad TV shows to choose from in 2010. I seriously had a hard time narrowing down my choices. Note to TV Execs: Next year you’ve just got to do better. That said, I’m going to have to go with THE WALKING...

Best of 2010: TV! [FaN Cheers]

Ernessa says: Well, guys for the first time in the entire history of me being moi, I find myself ending the year with no favorite new show. None of last winter’s mid-season replacements, the summer series, or the new fall series are deserving of high praise in my opin. As every...

Best of 2010: The Songs! [FaN Cheers]

Ernessa says: SO many great songs this year. Standouts for me included ROLLING IN THE DEEP by Adele, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON by Wave Machines, DIFFICULT by Uffie, BURIAL by Miike Snow, and XXXO by MIA — which was a surprising “grow on me,” since I claimed to meh it back in August...

The Best of Times/The Worst of Times: 2010 [FaN Remembrances]

Ernessa Says: Least Favorite Moment(s) of the Year: I’m still trying to process our dog, Tulip’s unexpected death. Also, one of my heroes, my Aunt Almeda also passed. As for my favorite moment of the year, I’ve been thinking hard about this, and while I enjoyed every single...

Worst of 2010: The Movies… [FaN Boos]

Ernessa says: This was a hard one. Part of me wants to say SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD b/c the females were so poorly rendered in this film and I had such high expectations. But I think I’ll have to go with MEGAMIND, because it was such a boys club, and pretty much everything...

Best of 2010: The Movies! [FaN Cheers]

Ernessa says: I thought for a long time I would choose INCEPTION, because it’s truly a spectacular feat of writing and directing that audiences would come out of that movie saying, “It was so different and confusing” when in actuality we had been spoon-fed the plot and the...

Worst of 2010: The Books… [FaN Boos]

Ernessa says: The nice thing about being a published author is that it’s considered bad form to talk ish about other writers in a public forum. Because of this, if I found myself not enjoying a book during my 52 Books in 52 Weeks project, I put it down and went on to the next book on my...

Best of 2010: The Books! [FaN Cheers]

Yay, we’ve come down to my favorite time of the year, when chins hit chests and we spend a week pr two firmly gazing at our navels. Over the course of the next two weeks on FaN, we’ll be weighing in on our favorite books, movies, music, TV shows, and moments of the soon-to-be...

Dork Lifestyle: I Love Books! [BOOK WEEK 2!]

I love books! I always have. I drew this comic inspired by some of my favorite books. I hope you might be interested in these books, too. Just click on the book to buy it...

Dork Lifestyle: We Buy Gold!

Halloween is a favorite holiday here in Athens. This year my brother and sister-in-law got to come for a visit. We had fun showing them around and dressing up for the Wild Rumpus parade through downtown! Did you dress up for Halloween? We are planning next year’s costumes...

Dork Lifestyle: Oh, Food Network…

Sometimes I like to have the tv on while I do a craft project, draw comics, or while having a snack. There are a few shows that we must see when they are on, like Project Runway! But other times we are not sure what to watch, so we put on Food Network. It seems like Sunday nights is usually...

Dork Lifestyle: Poor Kitty, Super Me!

My family was visiting in September. They love helping us do little projects around the house. The day we made this shelf, we went outside to put a wash of paint on it, and then we saw the new neighbor’s cat on the roof of our home! I decided to save that kitty and get him down. Poor...

Dork Lifestyle: Running Up That (Chapel) Hill

. a web comic by Missy Kulik Click on the links to see videos of my favorite Unrest songs: Cath Carroll, Cherry Cherry, and Capezio Bowler. And click on the comic to visit me at my regular blog, Rancho...

Dork Lifestyle: Bootylicious

Dork Lifestyle: One Day For Fun In Hong Kong

. a monthly webcomic by Missy...

Dork Lifestyle: Super Paws!

. a web comic by Missy Kulik Click on the comic to see Nilla (aka Super Paws)...

Dork Lifestyle: Here’s Looking At You, Babycakes!

. a webcomic by Missy Kulik I am loving the new cookbook from Babycakes Bakery! It is gluten free recipes that are mostly vegan and sugar free. I am vegetarian, so I love cutting certain things from my diet, and this just helps me do that even more. I love trying the different ingredients I...

Dork Lifestyle: Tofu Baby’s Crafty

. a monthly web comic by Missy Kulik We had our handmade goodies at two local holiday handmade markets this year – it was great! We had so much fun meeting people that read our blog and enjoy our work. If you would like to read more Tofu Baby comics, check them out at Flagpole or her...

Dork Lifestyle: Garden Gnomes [Three More Days Til Halloween]

. a monthly web comic by Missy Kulik Happy Halloween! We are getting ready to dress up and eat lots of candy here in Athens! This year we made our own garden gnome costumes. The best part are our fake Ugg boots! Raoul and I match and we bought them in the women’s shoes at Target. Read...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block [Sept. 4 - 10]

Whatta week! We celebrated our 1-year blogoversary and as it turns out it now takes me more than a week to clean up real good for a big event, like this weekend’s Technical Emmys. But enough about that, let’s get into the best comments of the week: HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce...

Dork Lifestyle: Pee Wee Herman and Afternoon Naps

. a monthly webcomic by Missy Kulik It’s my birthday month! My friend Leia came for a visit. We had fun talking about Pee Wee Herman, tattoos, and playing with our Blythe dolls! Leia plays in a nice band called The Afternoon Naps and everyone should hear them. She also collects Pee Wee...

Dork Lifestyle: Bunnyfest

. a web comic by Missy Kulik We had a great time at Bunnyfest, and so did Oreo. We can’t wait for the Christmas one where Santa comes, too. Do you have a pet bun that might like to...

Dork Lifestyle: Hello Birdies!

. a webcomic by Missy Kulik We have Nilla our cat, Oreo our bunny, and now we have a family of birds! Just like a regular farm here at the Ranch! . Want to find out more about Missy and shop at her etsy store...

One More Thing Before We Go: Wednesday Cuteness Delight

I can’t decide which is cuter: Missy Kulik’s cat drinking out of a Garfield cup: OR Missy Kulik’s bunny exploring his new vacation house, which comes complete with a plastic Easter egg: That’s...

File This Under: Buck Up Little Camper

Moving is stressful and I haven’t been writing, so I’ve been fighting off a bad mood all week. However, I have discovered a nice little cure for the overwhelmed blues: looking at this pic of Oreo, Missy Kulik’s (“Dork Lifestyle”) ridiculously cute bunny....

Dork Lifestyle: Eggworth and Friends

. a monthly webcomic by Missy Kulik When other kids had teddy bears, I had stuffed chickens. I imagined characters that were chickens, too. I drew them into comics with fantastic plots about their lives. I imagined that I would one day become famous for these characters and have an animated...

Dork Lifestyle: Snow!

. a comic by Missy Kulik . We had snow in Athens in March! Can you imagine? It never snows here! You can read all about my adventures at Rancho Cocoa and check out my art at my website,...

One More Thing Before We Go: My Little Flossy

Okay, 2 things: 1) Definitely come back on Wednesday, b/c we have a new “Dork Lifestyle” from our resident comic artist, Missy Kulik going up then. And 2) How freaking adorable are these embroidery floss ponies that she made? She’s still on the fence about whether to mass...

Dork Lifestyle: Oreo

. a web comic by Missy Kulik . Here is the newest Dork Lifestyle by Missy Kulik! Read all about her adventures with Oreo at Rancho Cocoa. . [Ed Note: Don't click on this link if you can't stand the cute. Oreo is even more adorable in real...

Dork Lifestyle: Eat More Fruit

. a webcomic by Missy...

Dork Lifestyle: Christmas Pressies

. A webcomic by Missy Kulik I am so excited cos I have just adopted Ariel a manatee from Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park with my Shoppe Sugar Cookie Etsy earnings. Please have a peek at Rancho Cocoa to read...

Dork Lifestyle: Hello Kitty Sailor

. A webcomic by Missy Kulik . [EDITOR'S NOTE: If you're in Atlanta this weekend, I'm so jealous, because you'll have the chance to pick up all sorts of reasonably priced gifts and crafts, handmade by Missy at the Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular 2008. She's at Booth...

Dork Lifestyle: Hug Me

. A comic by Missy Kulik Hey West Coasters! Missy is now showing her handmade plush at Plush You in Seattle. You can also check out her website here, and read her weekly comic Tofu Baby...

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. An original comic by Missy Kulik . Looking for handmade crafts and clever comics? Visit Missy’s online store...