Nerd Wish Lists Can Never Come True

Every time I see a HelloGiggles “Item of the Day”, I get really excited.

I want it to be a lightsaber that actually glows.

Or proton pack from the Ghostbusters.

You have to admit, the movies have some pretty amazing “items”, right?

Did you dance around with a lightsaber as a kid? Did you pretend someone was beaming you up to the Starship Enterprise?

It’s only gotten worse since Harry Potter came out. Get me an owl to deliver my mail. I also want a wand. A real one. According to Pottermore, I am a Gryffindor. My wand is pretty awesome too. I even like my wizard name.

But I can’t turn my cat into a teapot here in my living room. And let’s be honest, that’s what I want to do.

Who doesn’t?

So can all you inventors out there please get on this? I’d like some really awesome stuff to show up soon. Things that sparkle and make magic happen.

There are some pretty awesome nerdy things out there right now though. You would not believe the variety of lightsabers I saw at New York Comic Con.

(Can you tell I’m a little fixated on lightsabers?)

You may have also heard about the awesome lightsaber battle that took place in New York City recently. For a non-Mahattan nerd, it was a big throwback to the days of trying to get my parents to do something I wasn’t allowed to do. Lots of internal conversations that went something like this:

“NYC is only 4 hours away. You can go!”

“No. Rachael. This is an impractical use of money. Be an adult.”

“But I wanna…”

I eventually acted my age and didn’t go to the battle. It was the right decision. Plus it gives me an excuse to form one of my own, right?

Ah someday.

Of course, that kind of means I’d want to learn how to use a lightsaber right? Are there classes for that kind of thing? Maybe I should just keep it up with the Budokon until then. Maybe someday I’ll be able to take down the people in my class who are two decades older than me and regularly wipe the floor with my sorry self.

If I just had that magic wand…I could show them.

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