I'm sure you've seen that I found two pretty awesome Geek Girl Blogging communities - one on Facebook and one on Google+. I've been getting a ton of inspiration and motivation to write just from paging through the blogs of the brilliant ladies that I've been coming across. One blog, in particular, is Prima Geek and she issued this 8 Things Challenge to her fellow bloggers as a way for us to tell you about ourselves and for you, my readers, to get to know me a little better.

8 Things I Want to Do Before I Die
1. Visit and explore Ireland 2. Publish a book 3. Go to Alaska 4. Eat a Gordon Ramsay Beef Wellington 5. Visit New Zealand and Hobbiton 6. Own a home (if possible, in the English or Scottish countryside) 7. Get my Private or Recreational Pilot's license 8. Take a falconry class
8 Things I Love
1. Meeting up with friends & family from all over the world 2. Genealogy & History 3. Space & Aeronautics 4. Doing good whether through volunteering or advocacy 5. Travelling the world and seeing all its wonders 6. Craft beer 7. Swimming 8. Driving on back roads with the windows down and music up
8 Things I Hate
1. Cliffhangers of great books and having to wait YEARS for the next volume 2. SPOILERS!!! 3. Traffic & god awful drivers 4. Narcissism 5. Being taken for granted 6. Not being able to break down a brick wall in my Family Tree 7. Close-minded/intolerant people 8. Not being able to positively effect change for all the causes that I believe in
8 Makeup/Clothes/Accessories I Can't Live Without
1. Glasses 2. Bandanas 3. Tank tops 4. Stainless Steel hoop earrings 5. Flip Flops 6. Zip Up Hoodies 7. Lotion of some kind in my bag 8. PJ pants
8 Things I Can't Live Without
1. Friends & Family 2. Fozzie Bear, my dog 3. Books/Comics/something to read 4. Sunshine 5. Fruits & Veggies, especially put together in a salad 6. Goldfish crackers 7. My PC 8. Kindle Fire
8 TV Shows/Books/Movies/Games/Comics
1. Battlestar Galactica 2. Queer as Folk (US) 3. Game of Thrones (books and show) 4. Outlander (books and show) 5. World of Warcraft 6. Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers 7. Call of Duty (mostly Infinity Ward, though) 8. Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes