Though this winter has been a mild one thus far here in Southwestern Pennsylvania, snow storms can hit the Pittsburgh area any time between now and the end of March… Like two years ago during a week and a half blast in February when we had to walk up the middle of a main street in eighteen inches of snow to find a supply store that was open— after the furnace picked the perfect time to blow a thermal coupling.
But, except for the thermal coupling, I had everything I needed already stocked in my Geek Cave— just in case we happened to be snowed in for a week of two.
When preparing the Geek Cave, there are some necessities, some luxuries, some things you just can’t live without, and some that only come from the virtual realm. I’ve divided my stores into this lovely illustrated guide. Tell me what would be in yours!
Dorito’s – The original nacho cheese flavored ones.
Snyder’s Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips – PA is the potato chip capital of the US.
Pizza Wagon Pizza – I cut my teeth on this pie!
Chobani Pineapple Yogurt – I already eat this everyday.
Nutella – I don’t even need bread—a spoon is fine.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – PA also has a lot of chocolate factories.
Tea – Jasmine Oolong or Decaf Irish Breakfast.
The Fifth Element – This movie inspired my love of SF Romance! And I still swoon for Bruce Willis–it’s the attitude and that smirk.
Buffy – The entire series, except the episode where Buffy’s mother dies – I will never be able to watch that one again.
hulu – Since we got rid of cable and since I still need my Fringe, Modern Family, and Warehouse 13 fix.
Greg & Donny – If you live anywhere near the Pittsburgh area, someone you know talks and acts just like this! By the way, if you start to watch these, check out the one with the Snuggie.
Farscape – The entire series – because I still dream about John Crichton!
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 – When the cabin fever makes me want to shoot something.
HALO – Still love everything about this universe.
Spotify – So I can listen to Disturbed back to back with Mumford and Sons and put You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid on repeat five times and no one can stop me!
InStyle Magazine – Because fashion is a big part of my world-building– and I like the pretty celebrities.
Paperbacks – Yep, I still have those, too, because I like signed copies! I’m currently reading Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry and Libyrinth by Pearl North– and, yes, they’re both signed, so I’m taking extra special care with the pages.
THE LINKS TO OUTSIDE
My Laptop – The stories just flow out of my mind in the winter, plus I need it for watching hulu and listening to Spotify and surfing the web.
My Blackberry – For when I need a break from the laptop.
Jason Jack Miller – Who helps me eat all the junk food and partners with me to kick some ass in MW3.
Puddah Cat – Who eats her dry kibble and the occasional Whisker Lickins treat and sleeps while we kick ass
My Blankets and Pillows – So I can make a nest on the couch.
Icy Hot – Because too many video games and too much messing around on the computer makes for a bad back and headaches – which is why I also need a…
Back Massager and a…