Episode 7: Breaking the Ice – The Bookstore Edition

Breaking the Ice – The Bookstore Edition

In this Episode, Shane and Mimi help me revisit the ever-important topic of “Breaking the Ice,” at bookstores. We discuss ways to strike up conversations, avoiding topics like politics, religion, and Twilight, and how being a dick is never attractive. Afterwards, we expand on our previous LARP discussion and discover that Chivalry is not dead, one should live life to the fullest, and that LARP can be a magical place to meet like-minded costumed-types.

Apologies in advance for the cold that has plagued my voice, and I await praise and congratulations for editing out almost all of the coughs.


Level 5 – Finishing Moves – How to go from “Kicking rocks,” to kissing faces.

Cycle 1, we hardly knew ya…


In this week’s Episode, we close out Cycle 1 with a discussion about how to seal the deal at the end of a date.  My co-hosts, Shane and Mimi, share with us their adventures in love that began at LARP, and continues in a future Gypsie Caravan into the sunset.  We’ll cover awkward end-of-date “kicking rocks” situations, comunicating desires, and end up doing some wedding planning to put and end cap on our journey through dating.  Cycle 2 starts soon – see you in a couple of weeks – and thank for listening and participating!

Bonus:  A prize to the first person who can tell me the time stamp of the following phantom sounds:  A dog drinking water, two cat meows, a satisfied purr, and a plastic peanut butter jar being tongue-cleaned on a kitchen floor.

So, it begins…

Welcome to what I hope will be a fun and informative journey, navigating the obstacles and challenges of dating in the Geek world to ultimately find your way to the relationship of your dreams.

In order to secure my position as the correct woman for this job, I’ll give you my Geek Resume – a CV of time spent earning my Bachelors of Science in TARDIS, followed by my PhD in Trek Studies.

My geek credentials are myriad — I mean, I just used the word, “Myriad,” — but if you need further proof, I’ll sum up things by saying I’m a Science Fiction/Fantasy RPG Gamer Geek who has played every type of game from Table-Top Warhammer Fantasy to Dungeons and Dragons 2-3.5 (I still contend that 4 was an empty, soulless attempt to ruin everything ever). I have logged hundreds of console hours playing Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Left 4 Dead, and Tenchu Z. I have emoted and RP-walked through weeks-worth of World of Warcraft and Star Wars, The Old Republic. This doesn’t even take into account the amount of time I’ve spent enjoying TV, Movies, Comics, and Novels that span the genres — let’s just say I’ve been Aiming to Misbehave ever since Han Solo shot first.

If you’ve read this far, I invite you to also consider my love history. I’ve been on dates…lots and lots of dates…like, a bunch of damn dates. Sprinkle in a smattering of long-term relationships, and you’ve got 20 years-worth of expectation, gratification, and rejection.

I have a lot of things to say about geeks dating other geeks, and I have the advice that many of you might need to get your foot in the door of the cranky neighbor known as “Love.”

This blog will be a companion piece to a podcast by the same name, available on iTunes – it’s free, so what do you have to lose?

I hope you’ll find it informative and inspiring – or at least funny. Feedback is my friend, so feel free to comment and ask questions, or follow me on Twitter @Kelleydisagrees and Direct Message me with anything and everything.

Buckle Up, because it’s about to get geekish.