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I found an awesome idea for the geeky warm beverage enthusiast: Geeky Mug Cozies, by Cuddlefish Crafts.  (Note: only some of her cozies are geeky).

When wrapped around coffee you are, look this good you will not.

Don’t use the red one. You’ll lose your coffee.

While Cuddlefish has not provided a pattern for sale here, an enterprising (ba-dum) person can probably figure out how to make one of these.  Or, you can do a Google search for “Crochet coffee cozy” and find a list of tutorials on how to make these (including a YouTube video or three).   From there it’s just making little embellishments to geek them out.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?

Tempered Technojoy

I’ve always had a weird form of Technojoy.  I love technology, I love new gadgets, and I like playing with technological… stuff.  The issue I’ve always had with technology is that it’s prohibitively expensive to always be on the cutting edge.  The cooler, shinier, sleeker, gadget-ier it is, the more expensive it is.  This expense is pretty well directly at odds with my frugal (read: cheap) nature.

There are lots of gadgets which are nearly ubiquitous that I live without, or have lived without until recently.  I’ve never really owned a modern laptop because I have a desktop computer which I keep reasonably well upgraded.  Since I don’t travel that often, a laptop seems like one of those luxuries that I wouldn’t get a lot of use out of.  I do have a “craptop” which is a 12 year-old beast I inherited from my wife when she upgraded, and really the craptop is typically enough for my needs.  It plays my MUD software when I’m on a trip, and has the basics one needs from a mobile computer (internet, wireless, word-processing).  This year my wife will likely upgrade her laptop again (that is, she will replace it with a shiny new one), so I’ll likely once again inherit her old laptop and the craptop will be re-purposed into a satellite media platform for our craft room.

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Ok, these Star Trek Cookies are just too freaking awesome not to post.


The baker of these cookies goes into quite a bit of detail on how she made these cookies, so if you’re crafty in the kitchen you could probably make some for yourself. For my part, I doubt I could pull them off due to the use of fondant, which is like baking version of Kryptonite for me.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?

Sticking to the theme of last week’s craft, I give you Star Trek Cat Gyms.

All ahead full, Mr. Kitty.

Not much to say about these other than: WANT!

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?

This week’s geek craft is build-your-own Tribbles

They eat your grain!

Not much to say about these other than that they are exactly as you would imagine: small, stuffed, hairy balls. *Snerk*

My wife has made a few of these long ago, but not so much recently.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?

(Sorry about the brevity of the post, but I have not been feeling so well of late).