Everyday Superheroes -Do Better Brunch
Our awesome ladies got together for November to build blankets for Project Linus of Denton County, by making two piece fleece knot tied blankets. Our blankets were pre-approved by Project Linus, and we all threw ourselves excitedly into the project.. We met up at the wonderful More Fun Comics and Games Center in the back rooms to spread out and set up three blanket stations. Some of our very crafty ladies brought their own supplies, including three very awesome circular cutting blades that made this day whiz by! We enjoyed a potluck setting, every girl bringing something tasty, vegan snacks, Texas sheet cake, veggies and hummus, and individual sandwiches.
Our ladies brought lovely fleece options, video games, DC, Marvel, Doctor Who, Star Wars, sports, and many bright colors. Below you’ll see our ladies hard at work being everyday Superheroes! We also had raffles, and announced our Brunchette of the Month Nichole Parr. Her biography is listed below the photos. After our brunch, many of the girls got together and we saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, wands out and appetites wetted at our local Movie Tavern.
Our first winner, Andrea, of our superhero brunch!
Our specialty winner, Ivy, who won the right to pick and help plan her own favorite fandom brunch! Look for more details as we get closer to March!
Our group of wonderful ladies and the blankets we collected! 28 blankets were made and donated to Project Linus because of our caring, community geared women.Brunchette of the MonthOur darling Brunchette of the Month, Nichole Parr and her hilarious biography!
Now this is a story all about how
Nichole Parr arrived in a Texas town
And I’d like to take a minute so sit right there
I’ll tell you how I came to be in this lair
In the rains of Washington, born and raised,
I lived for the majority of my geeky girl days.
Joined the Navy when I got out of school,
Launching jets, working, thought it was cool
Then a couple of years and I was out for good,
Worked at the airplane place in my neighborhood (Boeing).
Got some advice and I got scared,
And I moved to Texas to a new job thanks to a dare.
Obviously I’m not a rapper but I hope you enjoyed the beginning information. Read it kind of like Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song. Currently I work at CAVOK which is a consulting company for airlines as they receive or transition airplanes out of their fleet. It is a global effort and I haven’t traveled much… yet.
What was your first geeky interest? Final Fantasy VII. Sephiroth was so hot… is still hot.
What are some of your favorite fandoms? Undertale, Harry Potter, Final Fantasy VII or older.
Do you cosplay? If so what/who is your favorite? Not yet, but I would love to cosplay as Saber from Fate Stay Night… or Frisk from Undertale.
What do you like to do in your free time (hobbies)? I knit, read fantasy book, scuba dive, and read up on aircraft accident investigation stuff or aging aircraft rules.
How did you hear about Geek Girl Brunch Denton? I met Victoria at Pinterest and had commented on her awesome Captain America themed phone case. Instantly she started talking about Geek Girls and I’ve been hooked every sense.
If you could plan 1 brunch, what would the theme, location, and activities be? Studio Ghibli… specifically anything done by Hayao Miyazaki. I really liked the location of the Sailor Moon brunch so would probably be there. I know every few months right now they are re-releasing some of the movies in theater and it would be neat to go and see that with the girls. Or just color some of the pictures from different movies and chat about our favorite movies.
What else would you like us to know about you? Currently I’m a part of an Altrusa International of Dallas. It’s a 100 year old (or will be next year) service organization that focuses on literacy, AIDS, and patriotism. I lead the group in their efforts with Operation Altrusa Cares where we donate items to service members overseas (no matter the allied nation they serve in). I’ve collected 86 cell phones for donation towards minutes for troops and we made paracord bracelets to give to troops as a survival item. I also assist others with their service projects such as Make A Difference Day, where we donated items that I got from couponing to five different charities (Patriot Paws, DCAC, Our Friends Place, Letot, and Purses of Love). We made fleece hearts last weekend for the local NICU (newborn intensive care unit), where the mother gets one heart and the baby gets the other, then they are swapped to allow the mother and baby to bond. We have tons of different activities we are planning for the rest of the year and would love for the Geek Girls to come join us.