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post #81 of 107
We had a Pi day party at my house Monday! I think that's pretty nerdy/geeky.
post #82 of 107

Years ago, I used to play role playing games.. but after I started having babies I lost the time for it. WELL, my soon to be teenager got a D&D starter kit, and has created a character and wants to play.. so I dusted off my old GURPS character, and went through and made a new person.. we will be trying to find a group to join this summer.. so anyway, I started looking around for some of the supplies he will need (the kit was very basic) and got him a miniature and we are learning how to paint them.. my question is this..

 

WHY are the miniatures made of LEAD? Is there a company that sells them that doesn't make them from lead? Once we paint them will that make the situation better, and how worried about this should I be?

post #83 of 107

I don't know of any company that makes figs out of lead. Did you end up with a really old one? Even 20 years ago when I first started gaming lead-free pewter was the way of things. 

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I don't know of any company that makes figs out of lead. Did you end up with a really old one? Even 20 years ago when I first started gaming lead-free pewter was the way of things. 



Actually what I have read is that unless the package is specifically marked lead free, then it has lead. All the Reaper brand ones even have a California marking on them about material safety.. (I don't recall what it said exactly but it was about legislation numbers). They are all also specifically marked "not a toy."

 

They all arrived yesterday. My son's ended up being Valient brand (made in teh USA) It said specifically lead free on it. All the other ones were Reaper brand and were not marked that way.
 

I did find an article though that said the biggest concern is when they are being filed down and to make sure the area is well cleaned after and not to use any of the tools for other things.. and that once they are painted they are considered "sealed" so the lead is a concern, but it seems to me that once I have painted all the figures then we should be ok.

 

http://miniatures.about.com/od/materialsforminiatures/a/workingwithlead.htm

 

I didn't see a year on the article, though.

post #85 of 107

You guys! I am rolling through these posts thinking, "wow, you are cool not nerdy"

Soooo, I guess that makes me a nerd too!

Our favorite pastimes are Doc Who, BBC of any kind really, Science Friday, Wait Wait don't tell me.

DH obsesses over coffee. No one gets it. He is totally cool and knows all about making the best espresso and most delicious cappuccinos. We drink these while playing scrabble or listening to TMBG's, or watching Antique Roadhouse. We also take turns with Rosetta Stone and quiz one another with complete sentences. 

We can never find friends because we are just so much cooler. (jk)

Hmmm, not the case. It is more like so much nerdier!

 

Excuse my over-excitement. But this is fun!

post #86 of 107
Yay a nerd parents tribe orngbiggrin.gif
post #87 of 107
Did someone mention Dr. Who? SUBSCRIBED!

Wait... Can I start a nerd parents play group?!?! Please let some of you geeks be from So. Cali, the OC to be exact...
Edited by tillymonster - 5/16/11 at 5:00pm
post #88 of 107

Yes! I would also love to meet more geek/nerd parents.  We're about to be moving to DC/NOVA.  Any of you over there?

 

Husband is a nuclear engineer, I'm (formerly) a museum collections manager, now SAHM.  Together we are history/gamer/science/music/sci-fi/fantasy/art/nature....you name it geeks. 

 

Anyone here buy/listen to Teaching Company lectures?  How about the old BBC series Connections?

post #89 of 107

Not a mama yet, but just popping in to say DH and I are near NOVA. We're both librarians and love Doctor Who. I think we're more on the geek side of things, but I just wanted to say wave.gif.
 

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Yes! I would also love to meet more geek/nerd parents.  We're about to be moving to DC/NOVA.  Any of you over there?

 

Husband is a nuclear engineer, I'm (formerly) a museum collections manager, now SAHM.  Together we are history/gamer/science/music/sci-fi/fantasy/art/nature....you name it geeks. 

 

Anyone here buy/listen to Teaching Company lectures?  How about the old BBC series Connections?



 

post #90 of 107

I am definitely a nerd. I asked for a microscope for my 8th birthday.

 

Let's see... The ringtone on my cell phone is the Monty Python's Flying Circus theme song. All of the children's books I own are in Latin. I play WoW. Back when we had cable, I got the more expensive package, just so we could get the Science channel. I think it's the only one we ever watched. Now, we just watch documentaries and Ancient Aliens on Netflix.

 

I'm more of a science nerd. My husband is more of a history and outdoors-y/survivalist type nerd. 

 

We are very close to DC/NOVA, too! smile.gif

post #91 of 107

I guess I am somewhat of a nerd as well. DH and I game together as much as we can (whenever DS is asleep) and lately we have been obsessively watching Sherlock Holmes. We're both crazy about legos and can't wait until we can share our collection with DS. DH is in school for mechanical engineering and I'm majoring in anthropology (thinking about adding math for a double major!).

post #92 of 107

We museum folks love librarians!!  And, DH and I adore Doctor Who.  When we finally get a place to live, I'd love to meet up!  Right now I'm looking at Falls Church and Arlington, but we're still feeling our way around via internet at the moment.
 

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Not a mama yet, but just popping in to say DH and I are near NOVA. We're both librarians and love Doctor Who. I think we're more on the geek side of things, but I just wanted to say wave.gif.
 



 



 

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I am definitely a nerd. I asked for a microscope for my 8th birthday.

 

Let's see... The ringtone on my cell phone is the Monty Python's Flying Circus theme song. All of the children's books I own are in Latin. I play WoW. Back when we had cable, I got the more expensive package, just so we could get the Science channel. I think it's the only one we ever watched. Now, we just watch documentaries and Ancient Aliens on Netflix.

 

I'm more of a science nerd. My husband is more of a history and outdoors-y/survivalist type nerd. 

 

We are very close to DC/NOVA, too! smile.gif


Another DC/NOVA family--yay!  My husband is the one who loves his books in Latin.  He's very proud of his Harry Potter version (though he's not yet learned to read it!)  Good to know there are folks around.  Hopefully we can meet some when we get there!

 

post #94 of 107

Oh, hi!

 

That would be awesome.

 

I found this Doctor Who onesie on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77929790/doctor-who-little-timelord-handmade and there's a cute t-shirt on Threadless: http://www.threadless.com/product/2899/Doctor_Hoo/tab,guys/style,shirt. I always think 10 looks a little tweaked.

 

My other geek interests include a lot of sci-fi tv: BSG, Firefly, Star Trek, Stargate, Eureka, The X-Files, probably a few more I'm forgetting about.
 

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We museum folks love librarians!!  And, DH and I adore Doctor Who.  When we finally get a place to live, I'd love to meet up!  Right now I'm looking at Falls Church and Arlington, but we're still feeling our way around via internet at the moment.
 



 



 


Edited by aquarius aspiring - 12/31/11 at 6:11pm
post #95 of 107
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Oh, hi!

 

That would be awesome. We live in Fredericksburg, but it's no trouble for me to get to NOVA. I wish I could help you navigate around, but I'm really only familiar with a little part of Alexandria. Good luck with moving and finding the right place!

 

I found this Doctor Who onesie on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77929790/doctor-who-little-timelord-handmade and there's a cute t-shirt on Threadless: http://www.threadless.com/product/2899/Doctor_Hoo/tab,guys/style,shirt. I always think 10 looks a little tweaked.

 

My other geek interests include a lot of sci-fi tv: BSG, Firefly, Star Trek, Stargate, Eureka, The X-Files, probably a few more I'm forgetting about.
 



 

 
 


That onesie is awesome!  We're with you on all those shows.  The new BSG was especially amazing.  And, I think Daniel Jackson is adorable.  In fact, I have a thing for what we started calling "action nerds" -- which is what I would call my husband, too.  It may still be a month or so before we start the move to the east coast, but I'll keep in touch with crunchy, fun & geeky folks out there I hope to meet!

post #96 of 107

September/October is a great time to move out here. It's just starting to cool off from the 90% humidity we usually have during summer. Oh, and the tree are absolutely beautiful during the fall.

 

Daniel Jackson is quite adorable with those glasses of his. winky.gif  I always had a thing for Jack, too.
 

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That onesie is awesome!  We're with you on all those shows.  The new BSG was especially amazing.  And, I think Daniel Jackson is adorable.  In fact, I have a thing for what we started calling "action nerds" -- which is what I would call my husband, too.  It may still be a month or so before we start the move to the east coast, but I'll keep in touch with crunchy, fun & geeky folks out there I hope to meet!



 

post #97 of 107

Ohhhh ohh can I join? I'm totally nerdy, as is my DP. We both love watching documentaries, in fact that's all we watch. I love to read. I'm totally into conspiracy theories and other things nerdy, I think this is the place for me :)

post #98 of 107

So, there are a lot of nerds in NOVA, for sure.  DH and I count, but I never wanted children's books in Latin until now...  DD is a Latin nerd...  Well, she's 13, but picturing Dr. Seuss in Latin right about now...  We own several of the Teaching Company courses...  DH in particular likes a couple of the profs.  They are centered here in Northern Virginia, as well.  I started midwifery school and I have less time for watching/listening to a lecture from TC :(  but I watch lots of birth videos.  :) 

post #99 of 107

Hi, Bekka!--another NOVA nerd!  We've just about picked out a place in Fairfax to move in to.  So glad someone else loves Teaching Company.  I used to listen to far more of their CDs when I had a commute, but DH and I have discovered that the DVD versions have gotten even better.  If you've started midwifery school in the area, I may want to sound you out for you ideas on local hospitals/midwifes/birth centers.  I've had good input from some folks so far, but will really need to find the right fit (insurance and philosophy) when I get out there.

post #100 of 107
Just stumbled on this. For Star Wars crowd!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCjMGOvMghY&NR=1&feature=fvwp
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