The 5 Types of Geek Friends You Need in Your Life

Geeks are usually made fun of in popular culture. Other times, they are portrayed as funny and interesting individuals with rich personality traits and brainy qualities that make them quite charming. Sometimes these qualities are presented as compensating for something that lacks in other ways. These brainy qualities may only be a bonus. The traits themselves, as you’ll see (or maybe noticed it yourself already), are extremely varied and make for different types of geek, more varied than you could imagine a single label to contain. The only constant is how it always tends to be either about the clueless and socially awkward geek versus the knowledgeable and fun one. We obviously tend to incline towards the latter, and this post will hopefully open your eyes to how wonderful it can be to have at least one of these 5 types of geek friends.

The 5 Types of Geek Friends You Need in Your Life

1. The Gadget Geek

You surely have at least one friend who reads updates on every move Apple and Google make and who looks at new gadgets released like a thirsty man in the desert looks to a pail of water. The same kind of friend will give unsolicited advice on every app or function you’re not yet using on your smartphone. He or she may tell you all about what new technical thing you should definitely buy. Sure, this friend can be a little tiring if you’re not into gadgets yourself. Think about it this way: you have a free consultation whenever you really are looking to buy a new piece of IT.

2. The Gamer Geek

This one is probably one of the most ridiculed types of geek in today’s popular culture. But if you have at least one gamer geek friend, you’ll see that not all negative stereotypes about them are true. First of all , they can be useful and imaginative and fun whenever you want to organize a fun evening with friends completely offline and away from any computer. Just tell your gamer geek buddy that you want to organize a D&D party and you’ll see just how fun he or she will make it.

3. The Fantasy Franchise Geek

This one is that friend who is all about Star Wars / Game of Thrones / Star Trek / Harry Potter / Lord of the Rings or any other such franchise. They are basically an encyclopedia of knowledge on the matter, and collect all sorts of fun stuff related to the universe they fell in love with. Sometimes, the less gifted of them can be a little mindless perhaps. In other cases, they absorb the stories in that universe in a very wise and perceptive way. This not only makes them better people but also a beacon of inspiration for everyone around them. Also, they may take you to fun events like cosplay conventions or reenactment festivals.

4. The Science Geek

If you know someone who never earns less than an A minus in chemistry, biology or physics, that’s your science geek friend right there. This buddy can have much coveted practical qualities: they can teach you how to survive or DIY while camping, they can make replacements for a lot of substances or tools you need in your house, as well as help you pass those subjects as well in school if you’re less gifted. Besides, if they get started on an interesting story from nature or history or whatever encyclopedia-scale thing they’re into lately, you’ll never want them to stop. It’s no wonder these peeps are some of the most brilliant types of geek in the world.

5. The Music Geek

Whenever in doubt about which music to play at a certain event or how to impress a certain someone, this is the friend to call. Not only will they give you expert advice. They also know interesting trivia about lots of artists and have a million stories to tell. As a bonus, they sometimes play an instrument of their own and do it quite well. You can’t really get bored with them, and they’ll encourage you to feel and dream just like a manic pixie would.

The list could go on with other interesting and fun types of geek the world has to offer, but space limitations deem this short list to be enough for the moment. We hope the post has inspired you to appreciate your lovely geek friends more and to search a bit for the geek within yourself.

Creative and Funny Ways of Repurposing Toilet Paper Rolls

Not every household object can be efficiently repurposed and there are some that wouldn’t spark your interest right from the get-go, but if you give them a chance to impress you, there are some amazing things that you can do with toilet paper rolls. We therefore decided to show you some of the sweetest and most creative ideas of repurposing toilet paper rolls and make them feel useful (and why not, loved?) . So sit back and write down any idea that you feel might benefit you in any way!

Recommended Read: 5 Outdoor Decoration Ideas When You’re on a Budged

Toy Organizing

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Your son surely must have a never ending supply of miniature toy cars and in that case, it’s close to impossible for you to not have stepped barefoot on such a contraption for the millionth time. And while it is sweet to see your darling play with them, they need to be well organized somewhere. Well, why not make a make-believe garage from an old crate where you stack toilet paper rolls on top of each other so that the miniature cars are perfectly tucked away from your feet? Perfect!

Original Garden Decorations

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Picture your garden. Now imagine some sweet and original decorations that you yourself have made. It’s not just about the pride of making it yourself but it’s about the fact that no one has the exact decorations you have. So try cutting the toilet paper rolls to different widths, dip them into paint and hang at different heights to get a beautiful and colorful chandelier- like decoration.

Cord Organizer

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It’s not just toys that can be organized simply with toilet paper rolls. You can also use them to organize cords or even a crafts table so that your desk is always neat and tidy. Elegant and simple. Just glue them on top of a surface or in an old box and you’re done.

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

If you’re a bit more talented and have the time to invest, you can also try to create decorations for your walls or mirrors. Here for instance, you just need to cut the toilet paper rolls, paint them and cover them with a bit of glitter. Then attach them around your mirror and voila! Beauty.

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Toilet Paper Roll Art

Molding them differently and spraying them with some metallic paint is also pretty easy and it can get you stunning results. Just check out these pretty examples of toilet paper art.

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Arts and Crafts with Your Special Someone

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When was the last time that you sat down together with your son or your daughter and had fun while painting or doing something creative? Well toilet paper rolls are something to have in your arsenal since you can dip them in paint, use them to make heart stamps and generally have a lot of fun with.

Even More Organizing

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Another thing you can do is to store your ribbons and lace for instance on old toilet paper rolls- whether you cut them down to a desired length, tuck them safely in a drawer or simply let them on your table, they’re going to do the job.

Bird Feeders

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You can always stick some grains and generally bird feed on your toilet paper rolls and hang them around in the garden (sticking colored paper to them in order to make them more attractive is optional but you can always do it with the little ones). It’s not just going to attract sweet birds to your home but it will also make it a chirping and singing oasis. Perfect for your relaxing afternoons.

Do These Glasses Look Ok on Me? Crazy Glasses for a Crazy Look

Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses, goes the old quote. Wear any of these crazy eyewear creations and people of all known sexes and inclinations will be giving you an extremely wide berth.

The Melting Sunglasses

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It would be pretty horrible if your sunglasses melted onto your face, wouldn’t it? In fact, there are relatively few things that I would welcome melting onto my face. That is, unless we're talking about chocolate chip ice cream melting on my face. That would be delicious.

The Multiple Sunglasses

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These sunglasses would be great for people with 10 eyes. If you have the normal two eyes like the rest of us, I can’t help thinking that it is a bit of an overkill. I guess the idea here is to stop the sun’s evil rays from hitting your eyes from just about any direction. If you’re that worried about protecting your eyes, why not stick your head into a cardboard box before you venture outside?

The Tattoo Glasses

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Let’s face it; if you had a great name like MatthewG15, you probably wouldn’t bother buying real glasses either. Oh no, partner. You would just wander down to your local tattoo parlour and get these little beauties painted directly onto your face. This lovely picture has me wondering whether I should just get a hearing aid tattooed onto my ear when my hearing finally gives up the ghost.

The Stick on Glasses

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Ok, so let’s imagine for a second that you are too cool for normal glasses. You're also too sensible to have them tattooed on. Wait, are you sure you don’t want them tattooed on? Fine, there’s an alternative idea for you here. I have to warn you that it might look a bit…odd. The design geniuses at Azumi and David came up with the cunning idea of stick on sunglasses.

The Dog Glasses

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Do you know something? These are first crazy glasses we’ve looked at that I can imagine myself wearing. Sadly, they appear to have been designed solely for small, annoying dogs.

The Hi Tech Glasses

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Does anyone have any idea what these crazy glasses are actually meant to do? I mean, they look great. But, the lack of glass in them makes me think that improving vision or blocking the sun’s rays weren't high on the list of possible benefits.

The Nose Piercing Glasses

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This was bound to happen one day, wasn’t it? Some incredibly cool dude with bad eyesight was going to come up with the stunning idea of mixing body piercing with prescription glasses. This one looks stupidly painful. I'm almost half tempted to get it done myself.

The 2014 Guide to Beard Styles (and the Hipster Beard Debate)

This one is for the guys (and, of course, for all the ladies who appreciate a man with facial hair or are interested in the debate surrounding the recent beard resurgence). If you’re looking for a contemporary guide to various ways of styling your beard, then this one is for you: you’ll have plenty of inspiration for beard styles. The same goes if you’re just curious about what is up with all the beards lately and want a pop culture explanation for the phenomenon. It’s the middle of summer, everyone’s mind is drifting towards vacation and plans and fun; in the midst of this summer-oriented atmosphere, crazy ideas also come to mind about what to do with one’s style during the hot season. For example, check out the monkey tail beard pictured below. Point made.

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Especially for the young and daring, summer equates not just with fun galore, but also with the time to do some temporary style changes which are only really suitable for this time of the year. That may be for various reasons – objective necessities like adapting to the hot weather, or purely vane reasons like the desire to adopt a style which may not be appropriate for formal environments like work or school. The last category of style changes is obviously the best.

The Chart of Beard Styles

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And since hardly anyone ever thinks of the guys when the subject of style for the season comes up, it was about time someone did a beard styles guide. For an almost endless source of inspiration, and also a valuable resource of beard etiquette (it’s important to be aware of the idea your beard transmits to the admirers), enlarge and download the image above. It contains everything you will need to know on the subject, though admittedly more on the classic side. After you familiarize yourself with some of these classic beard styles (or perhaps you already sprout a perfectly normal looking beard by now), it’s time to move on to the pro league.

Your source of inspiration for dramatic changes operated on just one beard should be, from now on, Isaiah Webb, aged 29, also known on the internet as Mr. Incredibeard. Famous on Reddit and Instagram and Tumblr and such, the San Francisco resident adopts various bear styles inspired by the suggestions of his fans and then modeled by his wife.

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If you feel daring and confident enough (and if the length of your facial locks allows it, of course), why not try adopting some of Mr. Incredibeard’s beard styles for a social event planned this summer? You’ll surely blow the mind of all your friends with it. Organize a Game of Thrones drinking game party or something and proudly exhibit the funniest of all the beard styles you browsed. Good luck with the beard modeling and have fun!

The Hipster Beard Debate

All the attention which beard styles and the obvious beard resurgence got lately started to pose some questions regarding the manliness of the whole thing. Since the interest in growing and styling a beard is mainly associated with the hipster movement who gets unnecessary and mean bashes as our own cultural scapegoat within the pop culture food chain, the beard has attracted some bashing of its own lately. For example, this post by Nicki Daniels praises how awesome a beard is, on one hand, but also expressed dissatisfaction on the other hand, for the fact that the once-manly beard has been sported mainly by “hipster” young men who have no idea what to do with the pair of balls nature endowed them with.

The debate, while maybe expressing some real feelings, is in my opinion a bit fake and far-fetched. Facial hair should be just as much a matter of personal taste and creativity just as any other body part; and trying to push men into conforming to expectancies about their gender is just as sexist as giving hell to a woman for not being “feminine” enough. Plus, there are plenty of beard styles which are fiercely masculine and awe-inspiring, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

The Best Latte Art You Ever Saw

So, we can add the Best Latte Art you ever saw to the list of things I never knew existed. All this time, I have only been using the foam to form hilarious mustaches on my upper lip when I could have been creating these masterpieces:

The Elephant Latte

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This is one of my favorite Latte Art. It is quite simply a stunning image of an elephant. I don’t think I could ever bring myself to drink such an intricate and beautiful piece of art. Well, that is, unless I was really thirsty.

The Melting Clock Art

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This next cup of Latte exemplifies the style known as 3D Latte Art. We have Dali’s famous melting clock in a cup. And, it's literally melting. Actually, I wonder how long this sort of work of art would last before really melting. In the place I go for my drinks, the staff is so slow that the foam or cream (or whatever is on top of my drink) usually melts before it arrives. Thinking about it now, they probably just skim off it the top foam and slurp it down all because they hate me.

The Wolf Latte

The Best Latte Art You Ever Saw

Am I the only person to feel a little creeped out by this piece of coffee art? I would probably freak and run out of the place screaming if my waiter served me a cup with that face in it.

The Dali Latte

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If you’re going to put someone’s face in your Latte Art, it might as well be Dali…I guess.

The Hello Kitty Art

The Best Latte Art You Ever Saw

That creepy little cat pops up everywhere these days. It's even in our drinks. My daughter is a big fan of Hello Kitty but hates latte. On the other hand, I could live solely off lattes and biscotti. I could do without Hello Kitty.

The Sorry Latte

The Best Latte Art You Ever Saw

The idea of saying sorry with a latte is pretty clever. If your actions were really bad, then you might want to buy your partner something a bit more impressive. Perhaps something like flowers or some cookies. Unless you’re not really that sorry after all. In which case, I would suggest waiting until your local coffee store has a 2 for 1 offer and ordering the smallest size they have.

The Planetary Latte

The Best Latte Art You Ever Saw

I really like this one even though it's pretty simple. In fact, I’m not even sure it’s a latte to start with.

The Snoopy Latte

The Best Latte Art You Ever Saw

This is snoopy, isn't it? It’s been a while since I’ve seen the old fellow. But, I'm sure that's him just floating on top of a latte.

The Mushroom Cloud Latte

The Best Latte Art You Ever Saw

This is pretty good looking pattern, but what is it? I think it’s a mushroom cloud, like the explosion from a nuclear bomb.

The Snowman Latte Art

The Best Latte Art You Ever Saw

For a cheerful cup of latte during the winter, you can’t beat this chipper little snowman.

The Cat and Fish Latte

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This is the final piece of Latte Art for today. It is probably my favourite. The 3D foam cat looks hungrily on at a couple of swimming fish. It’s cute, it’s artistic and it’s making me thirsty.