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Unicorn Crafts Giveaway!

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‘ello there! Posts here have been sparse because I’ve completely switched over to my new self-hosted server. Wordpress has yet to transfer any of my email subscribers (rugh sorry, guys!), and I just kind of gave up because it’s been so, sooo long. Sorry again. :/

But if you’ve made the switch to following Le Fancy Geek on its new self-hosted server, you’ll see that I’m currently hosting a giveaway for a necklace by Unicorn Crafts! If not, THERE’S A GIVEAWAY, Y’ALL!!!

It ends this Saturday (the 23rd) at midnight PST, so if you’d like to enter for a chance to win this super crazy adorable unicorn necklace, be sure to go –> HERE <– to enter and read my review about it! 🙂

Cheers,
Nina

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Around We Go

ATTN: Le Fancy Geek has moved to lefancygeek.com. If you’d like to make a comment on this post, please visit Le Fancy Geek’s new home on the web here as comments have been disabled here. I’m still waiting on WordPress to transfer email subscribers, so until the transfer is finally made, I’ll be posting here as well. For more information on this change, please refer to this post.

Today’s post is full of equine glory!

While in New York, I got to go to Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn which has been featured in an episode of Glee and an issue of Harper’s Bazaar with Mila Kunis. It’s definitely one of the most beautiful carousels I’ve ever seen. If you find yourself in the area, it’s worth a visit ($2 per ride), and there’s a great view of both the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge right outside, and not too far away from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.

We also passed by Le Carrousel in Bryant Park on while cutting through it [the park] to get to the subway. It’s super petite and adorable! I wanted to take more pictures of it, but that’s when my both my phone and SD card on my camera were too full. Blurgh!

The carousel at Central Park was already closed when we passed by it, but I saw soooo many beautiful REAL horses that had plumes adorned on their heads! ♡

I have SO FUGGIN’ MANY pictures from New York I still want to post on here! Please stay tuned as I sort through them. 😀

Cheers,
Nina

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Chaaangeees

Le Fancy Geek has gotten wee bit of a face lift on the new server. I’m particularly excited about the fancy new social media widgets!

Hey my little ponies, I’m officially on my own server at lefancygeek.com!

If you entered lefancygeek.com into your browser before, it would just redirect you here to my wordpress.com blog, but not anymore!

I  just wanted to announce a few things for those who follow me via WordPress Reader, email, and Bloglovin’

Email Subscribers: I’m still waiting on WordPress to switch you awesome ponies onto the new server so you’ll all continue to receive updates whenever I put up a new post. It’s been a little over a week since I put in the request, and I noticed a lot of other bloggers are in the same boat I’m in, and they’ve been waiting even longer than I have. *makes upset grumbly sounds*

Until the switch is finally made, I’m going to keep posting from here (thefancygeek.wordpress.com) and my new server (lefancygeek.com) because who knows how long it’ll be until the switch is finally made, and I have things I want to share with you ponies and I want to make sure you actually see them!

WordPress Readers: WordPress won’t transfer you lovely folks onto my new server (booo), but there’s a little doobly-do that will show you how you can still receive updates from Le Fancy Geek onto your Reader once I fully switch over onto my own server and stop posting here.

This can be found  on the sidebar of the newly improved lefancygeek.com

Bloglovin’ followers: Bloglovin’ is going to take care of switching to my official url instead of the wordpress.com one whenever I make an update, so yaaaay! No worries on that end.

And if you happen to have Le Fancy Geek bookmarked, you may want to update it to lefancygeek.com so you’re not always directed to thefancygeek.wordpress.com.

I’ve disabled the comments on the wordpress.com blog as well since it’s going to eventually be phased out. And, just so you know, I’m going to be leaving a bolded reminder on every post that you can leave comments on lefancygeek.com. That’ll probably get annoying after awhile depending on how long it takes WordPress to make the switch, so I apologize in advance. I’ll be doing that just to ensure anyone one who happens to stumble upon the site that this isn’t main spot on the web for Le Fancy Geek anymore.

Thanks so much for your patience and support, ponies! I’m really excited to finish sharing my Portland adventures with you all, annnnd I’ve got a special giveaway coming up for my blog-a-versary later this month! This time around you won’t have to leave a bajillion comments for multiple entries like previous giveaways because my new server allows me to use widgets that will pick a winner for me! It’s hassle-free for both you and me, so yaaay!

Cheers,
Nina

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Open For Business!

It’s a bit late in the day (a little past 5pm here on the west coast), but Le Fancy Geek Boutique is finally up and running! As a thank you for your enthusiasm and patience, use the code FANCYFIVE to take $5 off your purchase (good until Dec. 7). Yaaay for saving $$$!!!

I hope you all find something you like 😀

Cheers,
Nina

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Dia De Los Disney

My trip to SoCal was way too short, but I’m happy that Tim and I were able to go on a getaway anyhow. And it included a free day at Disneyland (my cousin’s girlfriend works there and signed us in — THANKIES, JOLENE!), so you can’t beat that! I’ve never been to the park during Halloween time, so I was really excited to see how it would be decorated. I have to be honest though… I was a bit underwhelmed. The front entrance and Main Street are adorned with jack-o-lanterns, but the rest of the park looked like its normal magical self (totes not a bad thing, but still!). There were some wonderful Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) decorations in Frontierland though, and of course the Haunted Mansion was decked out with The Nightmare Before Christmas decor (my favorite!). Oh, and then there was Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. Like they say on the interwebs, that sh!t was cray. It seemed like the ride was a lot faster, and there’s this creepy fiery galactic space giant that is made of the stuff of nightmares that shows up right at the very beginning of the ride. No me gusta. #scaredycatforlife

The highlight of our time at the Happiest Place on Earth had to be when Tim spotted the Disneyland unicorn, Daisy Duck! I frequented Disneyland a lot as a child (and now adult) and I have never ever seen Daisy there at all. She was the one character I wanted to meet so badly when I was little! While we were walking down Main Street to go to the parking garage Tim said, “Hey, didn’t you want to meet Daisy?” and I was thinking, “What kind of a question is that? OF COURSE I DO.” And then he pointed to the left and there she was, looking all fabulous in pink and lavender! I let out a dramatic gasp, like so dramatic that it made the back of my throat dry and hurt my chest a bit from all the air I quickly sucked in, and then I found myself jumping up and down asking Tim if we could get in line to take a picture. Who knew the site of a fancified duck could make a 27-year-old woman go kuh-ray-zee? But we are talking about Disneyland, therefore anything goes! Unfortunately, the cast member escorting her said they were closing up the line and that she’d be coming back at 3. And so I waited. I mean, I had only been waiting to meet her since I was 5, what was an hour  and a half more going to hurt me?

I could’ve easily run up to the front of the line when Daisy came out again, but I didn’t want to be that adult who cut off the little children. Plus I would’ve felt painfully awkward despite the fact that I’ve wanted to meet her long before any of them were even a zygote! Once it was my turn she pointed at my dress and motioned for me to curtsy with her for the picture. And when Tim was done taking pictures of us, she pointed at him and waved her arms for him to come over. She gave him a once over and nodded her head in approval. And she blew many kisses to him! I wasn’t even mad that she was flirting with my boyfriend. It was fuggin’ adorable. 😀

I’ll be blogging a bit more about my trip to Disneyland and San Diego over the next few days (and it’ll probably bleed into next week), so stay tuned! 😀

Cheers,
Nina

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Back-to-School LeSportsac Giveaway Winner #2!

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I’m so sorry to keep you all anxiously waiting for me to announce the winner of the second bag for my Back-to-School LeSportsac giveaway, my little ponies! I kicked it old school again by drawing a name out of a bowl and the lucky winner is Alana!!! Congrats, girl! Please be sure to email me @ chezfancypants@gmail.com within 48 hours with an address for me to send your brand spankin’ new bag to 😀

Thank you to all who entered and to LeSportsac for allowing me to gift my readers with awesome purses! ♡

Cheers,
Nina

 

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Goodbye

I’ve tried to write this post so many times. And I have quite a few unfinished drafts saved on my laptop to prove it. The writer in me wants to go into detail overload — I wanted to write about every single aspect of my relationship with my dearly departed Papang (grandfather), and all the emotions and scenarios I went through over the past two weeks as I feel like this is the hardest goodbye I ever had to say.

But perhaps I just needed to write those things for myself, not for Le Fancy Geek.

I’ll share some things with you though. Besides the two and half years I lived in the bay area while attending SFSU, I lived under the same roof as him my whole life. He took me to and from school, packed my lunches (which were AMAZING [and super unhealthy] as it contained Dr. Pepper, Fruit-by-the-Foot, Gushers, a pack of Famous Amous or Oreos, Corn Nuts, Doritos, etc, helped me with my homework, and a slew of other amazing things, but most of all he supported me and helped shape me into the person that I am today. I’m so grateful for him.

The house feels incredibly empty without his presence. I miss seeing him in the kitchen with the paper folded out in front of him as he does word puzzles, his leg bouncing up and down as he does so (a habit I’ve picked up from him). I miss his little mannerisms. I miss him warning me to be careful whenever I cut something with a sharp knife. I miss him telling me to “be a good girl! Be a nice girl!” whenever I go out — specifically with Tim. Haha!

Sad isn’t a strong enough word to describe how I feel over losing such an amazing person in my life, but I’m more at ease knowing that he lived a long life (he just turned 96 on June 29) and passed away peacefully in his sleep, in his own bed, around people who loved him.

xoxo,
Nina

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