Photos of The Nerditorium

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Well I'm home from having "Shoulder Surgery 2: Electric Buggaloo". It was more intense than the last time I guess and I have a bigger sling with padding and a squeeze ball attached. I really had to play with the colors on this pic so you can see my cat Mei Lin against the black sling. Whenever I'm injured, she has to lay across that part of my body and purr. I read a scientific article once about the frequency of a cat's purr helps with bone regrowth. I'm also using the Loppy Bunny plush I bought from @cutiepiekawaiishop Sunday to prop up my arm. It's the perfect shape and size to do it and it's so cute and soft! cat kitty blackcat catsofinstagram love hospitalglam spoonie zebra surgery pain painsomnia spoonieproblems fibromyalgia jointhypermobility medical shoulderinjury dislocation subluxation

11 Days ago

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Justin and I planted perennials in our garden this year. We have had salvia in the corner spot for years now and it keeps coming back bigger and better every year. So, hopefully the clematis and delphiniums do well out front, too! I'm happy that they are all very bumble bee friendly, too! garden nature Pennsylvania outdoors home flowers gardening flowers bees

20 Days ago

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HAIL STORM!! And Justin, yes, I'm safe. I'm on the covered porch watching it. weather thunder storm thunderstorm hail hailstorm rain lightning Pennsylvania nature awe summer thunderbolts angrymothernature

25 Days ago

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Pre- Photoshoot facial. Ewok ear headband is an absolute must to keep my hair out of my face. Also working on nails for tomorrow. It's a Gods and Goddesses shoot tomorrow and Sunday. Do you think I can pull off Aphrodite? beauty selfie makeup dork starwars lush maskofmagnaminty silly duboisareafantasyphotoshoot dafp

30 Days ago

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R2's been channeling our old cat, Ralphie today by taking up way too much room on the couch. Except, unlike his namesake, R2 (Ralphie the Second) he wasn't trying to take Justin's spot. These two make me so happy. cats cat catsofinstagram kitty fluffy maine family husband nerdboy happy love home

41 Days ago

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The stages of taking makeup selfies... LMAO! Gotta take about a hundred to get the right shot. Here's some facial contortions I go through to get myself to relax on camera so I'm not stupidly lifting my eye brows way up to my hairline just so you can see my eye shadow. Also, no duck lips or half-lidded eyes. They are just as silly. Today I used the Urban Decay "Tenant" palette for my eyes. I love that they gave us a matte black with those brights to make different smoky looks. I just got Kat Von D's "Alchemists" palette this weekend and have been trying it out. I don't love it as a highlighter but I love using it over eye shadows. My actual favorite highlighter is "Monster" from Colour Pop. It's the perfect pearly pink shine for me. My lips are also Colour Pop in "Hutch" which is such an awesome dark and moody burgundy for my inner 90's goth girl. makeupoftheday beautybitches motd selfie sillyface goofy lol makeup beauty urbandecay colourpop katvond alchemist darklips dork Wtf makingfaces freckles greeneyes purplehair

45 Days ago

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R2 is perfect in every single way. He has the most Majestic Floof. And he has his own Totoro towel on the couch to lay on because of how much he sheds. He loves his Totoro! cat kitty fluffy floof mainecoon catsofinstagram kittycat R2 majesticfloof giantcat largeandincharge mybaby

72 Days ago

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I don't say this often but my neighborhood is way cooler than yours. I walked to the end of the block and snapped this picture from the church pokéstop there. I live on this side of the lake but this is our view. To my left is a hotel, country club and golf course while to my right is the local elementary school and play ground. I love how you can see the moon reflected in the water. There were so many fish jumping! I love this neighborhood. Also a bonus, @lilmercgirl1980 and her family live in it, too! happy nature Pennsylvania beautiful lake moon reflection water home

76 Days ago

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So, Victorian hair style 1 ! How did I do? It's a @gothiclolitawigs @rockstarwigs Bella wig in black rose. The pearl accessories are from Claire's. It will be worn for a DuBois Area Fantasy Photoshoot Group Steampunk shoot at the Depot at Dr. Doolittle's. They have restored old train cars into dining halls and a pub for their restaurant. wig hair hairstyles wigs gothiclolitawigs iamdolluxe Bella pearls braids Victorian Steampunk Steampunkfashion

94 Days ago

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God bless wig conditioner! Working on some wigs and updo styles for our Steampunk Photoshoot coming up on Sunday. wig gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs bellacollection blackrose hairstyles Steampunk hair

95 Days ago

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I hate winter. I hate being cold. But Damn, if the snow isn't pretty tonight! It's the heavy, wet kind that clings to the trees and power lines we're supposed to get up to five inches of snow overnight but honestly, I think we're in for more than that. home snow winter nature.Pennsylvania trees

107 Days ago

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My boys are hanging out together tonight. Bagheera and R2 have a complicated relationship- Bagheera adores R2 and R2 generally just wants left alone. LOL. But sometimes, Bagheera wins and gets to cuddle his bestie. kitty cats catsofinstagram mainecoon fluffy floof blackcat kittycats kittycuddles happy love

111 Days ago

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I got my new @teeturtle shirts in the mail today and I think they go fairly well with my new @fabulegs leggings that also arrived today. I especially love how the Mighty Thor matches with the fluffy bunny leggings! Although sloths seem to fit Guardians of the Galaxy pretty well, too! happy silly leggings clothing nerdgirl geekgirls geekchic comfyclothes basic hashbrown teeturtle marvel bunnies whiterabbit sloth

112 Days ago

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I laid my fleece Hello Kitty blanket across our beanbag chair in the living room today. Mei Lin already loved to lay in out, now I don't think she'll ever leave! And yes, she is wearing a matching pink collar! kitty cat kittycat blackcat catsofinstagram hellokity cute pink kawaii

119 Days ago

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I think Lady Charlie likes my Easter decorating... Or is just putting up with it since it's on her chair. kitty cat catsofinstagram kittycat mainecoon fluffy floof bunny rabbit plushie amuse alpacasso loppy whiterabbit cute kawaii

119 Days ago

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Bagheera Joe is melting.... cat kittycat kitty blackcat catsofinstagram rescuecats housepanther junglebook

131 Days ago

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My husband got me roses for Valentine's day! They are so pretty! I love you Justin! (R2 photobomb) selfie love holidays valentines roses

131 Days ago

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Makeup of the day- Urban Decay Moondust palette, Kat Von D liquid lipstick in "Bachelorette". Wig is Gothic Lolita Wigs in boy cut short, teal. makeupoftheday makeup beauty selfie urbandecay katvond wig gothiclolitawigs tealhair shorthair glitter moondustpalette sparkle liquidlipstick redlips

164 Days ago

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I survived 2016!!!! selfie 2017 teeturtle

175 Days ago

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, MY LOVELIES!! Makeup of the day- Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Exorcism. Colour Pop blush in Thumper with Monster highlighter. Eyes are also Colour Pop in Porter and Stereo. selfie makeup makeupoftheday motd darklips burgundy colourpop katvond liquidlipstick brunette wintermakeup holiday Christmas beautybitches

181 Days ago

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Today's nurses on duty are Nurse Charlie and Nurse R2. cats kitty kittycat mainecoon fluffy floof ladycharlie R2 love home family catsofinstagram pets

189 Days ago

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I've probably shared this before, but this is my R2 with his favorite treat. He absolutely loves drinking ice water from his glass. He's a Maine Coon and like many of his breed, struggled with kidney and bladder crystals. He is on a special diet to help prevent the formation of the crystals. Our wonderful vet also suggested giving him more access to water to help flush his system. R2 is true to his breed and loves water! He will drink directly from the tap, splashes his paws in the water bowl, and will steal your glass of water if you leave it unattended. So now, every day, he gets a fresh glass of ice cold water with a couple ice cubes (his favorite!) In the cup holder in the living room. He will empty it at least once a day, well as best as he can with his massive head fitting down low enough in the glass! He's had zero bladder issues since we started his special diet and giving him his water. He's going to be 9 yrs old soon and is a very healthy and happy kitty. He was also born with cataracts and is mostly blind but that definitely doesn't slow him down. He doesn't miss a trick! He got his name because he looked identical as a kitten to our elderly cat Ralphie. So technically, his full name is Ralphie the Second. We call him R2, the R2 Unit, Unit, and floppenwerfer. He has a habit of running in front of people and flopping down in front of them to get their attention. So as they say in terrible fake German, he werfens his floppens. He's definitely a mama's boy and follows me wherever I go in the house. He is slow to warm up to people but one he knows you, he's the biggest love. He's my baby. As my momma says, he's my "soul cat" as our attachment goes beyond that of a normal pet relationship. His favorite spot to nap is in my pile of Totoro plushies which is perfect camouflage for him. R2 cat kitty fluffy catvideo floof mainecoon bigkitty specialneedscat blindcat soulcat family home Totoro silly love cute kawaii catsofinstagram catstories

190 Days ago

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Woke up from a nap with Lady Charlie Fluffybottom sleeping on me. I now have cat paralysis and can't possibly disturb something so cute. selfie cat kitty fluffy catsofinstagram mainecoon floof snuggles sleepycat

194 Days ago

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I made comfort food today. Join me for a hearty bowl of ham & Cabbage soup with some potatoes, carrots, and green beans. The broth is divine. Bakery fresh Ukrainian multi grain bread with real butter. Simple but delicious. Let me warm your belly and your soul. meal food instafood soup warm home bread soulfood comfortfood love home happy

223 Days ago

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This week in the "Beauty Bitches" fb group, the theme is Love. We are all sharing things we love. I think this is a wonderful idea. Let's all share some love by sharing with each other what we love the most. These two cuties are my godchildren- Caroline & Jack right before we went on a Pokemon Hunt on Jack's 6th birthday Friday. I am so glad that they live just down the street from me and love to spend time with us. love beautybitches family friends godchildren Pokemon children kids home happy cute thisiseight thisissix

224 Days ago

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R2 using his camouflage in my library to hang out with Totoro. cat kitty catsofinstagram mainecoon fluffy floof pet Totoro home

229 Days ago

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Sleepover selfie with my niece Caroline. We have our blankets in the living room and our favorite plushies. Good night, everyone! family love home happy children thisiseight selfie

231 Days ago

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My nephew, Jack, is excellent at blanket nest building. He created this one on our old beanbag chair with two blankets, and about half a dozen stuffed animals. He's too cute for words. family love home children thisisfive

231 Days ago

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I've been waiting years to introduce my godchildren to Aunt Brenda's favorite series, "Harry Potter". They are enraptured! I am overjoyed! Caroline can hardly look away from the screen. Jack is actually sitting still to watch it! nerdlings harrypotter happy family potterhead

231 Days ago

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Happy Halloween from your friends at The Nerditorium! Aka, The Shannons, The Badgers, The Garthwaites, and The Jacksons!!

236 Days ago

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Close up of my broken doll makeup. I used urban decay shadows, lipstick, and mascara. My Kat Von D liner pen in Trooper to do the details. My circle lenses are from pinkyparadise. My wig is Gothic Lolita Wigs, Baby Dollight collection in chocolatte. Giant, head-eating bow is from Angelic Pretty. selfie Halloween costume cosplay wig gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs cosplaywigs urbandecay katvond pinkyparadise circlelenses brokendoll doll bjd makeup angelicpretty Lolita twintails modeling trickortreat spoopy

236 Days ago

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I was a broken doll for Halloween this year! Halloween Lolita doll creepy babythestarsshinebright cosplay gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs wig selfie urbandecay pinkyparadise

236 Days ago

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This year, Justin is representing the Court of Owls from Batman. I'm so excited that he actually dressed up! Doesn't he look awesome?

236 Days ago