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    The Mommy Gamers Podcast Episode 178: Pickle Juice Slushies

    Carrie and Marcia are back this week with the cure to your craving for Pickle Juice Slushies. Kidding, they are absolutely confused as to why pickle juice slushies are trending right now. But the ladies are always here to cover those trending hot topics.

    Marcia celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with some traditional corned beef and cabbage, while the mostly Irish Carrie claims she prefers the other other white meat. You’ll have to listen to see what it is. The ladies argue a little bit over whose game is better, and there’s some odd chat about llamas. They also chat Lucifer, Star Wars and all the stuff about games, kids and life.

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    Carrie Fisher: Our Princess is in Another Castle

    I’ve been trying to find the strength to write this for a few days now. Every time I would try to start, I hit an emotional wall and couldn’t find the strength. Different people are touched in different ways by the lives of celebrities they love. They are inspired or driven in their lives by those they see as their heroes. Carrie Fisher was such a celebrity to many. She was so much to so many, including myself.

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    She was a princess.

    For many of us who loved her, it all began when we first saw her in Star Wars. Carrie Fisher’s portrayal of Princess Leia Organa was not typical of what we had seen in princesses up until then. Leia was strong, could take care of herself, and was not at all a damsel in distress. She was someone who I looked up to so much. I was a serious tomboy when I was younger, and it made me feel so good to know there was an actual princess who was just as tough as I wanted to be.

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    She was tough and could save herself.

    On a personal note, being named after a horror story was not always easy for me. However, one thing I was always able to hold onto was that I also shared a name with Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher. It helped me emotionally shield myself from the awkwardness I felt sharing a name with a telekinetic psychopath. Carrie Fisher gave me someone to look up to as a little girl who gave me a sense of pride I just couldn’t find anywhere else.

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    Dat smile.

    Beyond a galaxy far far away though, Carrie Fisher was so much more. She was also an inspiration to anyone who has battled personal demons. She struggled with mental illness and addiction, and was open about both. Her strength has helped many, including myself, to find help when they needed it. Despite her struggles, she never lost her humor. Just another testament to the amazing strength that was Carrie Fisher. If you haven’t seen her stage show, Wishful Drinking, I highly recommend it. It’s currently streaming on HBO GO.

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    She could always poke fun at herself.

    Carrie Fisher was also an extremely accomplished writer. Her most famous work, Postcards From the Edge, was a semi-autobiographical novel Fisher later developed for the big screen. The novel was an outlet for her to discuss not only her struggles with addiction, but also her relationship with her mother. The film adaptation, which she wrote the screenplay for, won two Academy Awards, 3 BAFTAs, and 3 Golden Globes. If you haven’t seen it, I can’t recommend it enough.

    She wrote an Oscar winning movie.

    My heart aches for her daughter, Billie Lourd (Scream Queens), who has also lost her grandmother, Fisher’s mother, Debbie Reynolds (Singin’ In the Rain). A mother should never have to outlive one of her children, and yet it happens all too often. Her last wishes were to be with Carrie again, and I’m happy she is at peace with her little girl.

    She was always herself, and never apologized for who she was.

    All in all, Carrie Fisher is the most inspirational celebrity I’ve ever known of. She helped me deal with low self esteem when I was younger, and has inspired me to never compromise who I am now that I’m older. She was a true force of nature and will be deeply missed. I want to end this piece with Fisher’s instructions on how her obituary should read:

    I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.

    RIP Carrie Fisher 1956-2016. How has Carrie Fisher touched your life? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook.

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    Episode 139: Star Wars BFFs

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    This week Carrie bonds with guest host, UX Designer and Star Wars fan Christina Durbin. Marcia and Desirai are here this week as well and the ladies talk about Overwatch, Pokemon GO, Wonder Woman, movie reboots, Nine Lives, Pete’s Dragon and much more.

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    Episode 123: Hoodwinked

    It’s April 1st and Desirai and Marcia are coming at ya with a combination of fact and fiction. Can you tell what’s what? Listen and let us know!

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    Episode 107: Obsessed

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    This week Marcia is tied up with Extra Life. Desirai and Carrie are joined by former FragDoll Anne-Marie Wilson. They talk about Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, Star Wars, Outlander, PewDiePie: Legend of The Bro Fist, The Vampire Diaries, and so much more.

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    Episode 90: Sappy Love Song

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    This week the ladies are joined by twitch broadcaster Reed Scarfino. They drink, they curse, and they argue about the value of Ryse: Son of Rome. The awesomeness continues with talk of TwtichCon, the Teletubbies making a come back and Star Wars letter blocks. TV chat includes iZombie, BlackList…and of course MORE The Vampires Diary discussions. WHY WON’T THEY STOP TALKING ABOUT TVD?!?!? (Marcia did not write this…)

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    Free Comic Book Day 2013

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    If you’re up early today like I am, sipping coffee and glaring at your kids for waking you up before noon on a Saturday, I raise my coffee cup in salute to you.  However, they may have done you a favor in waking you up early.  This means you still have time to hunt down the locations of your local comic book stores today and grab some FREE comic books!

    Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May, and this is the second year it has also fallen on an equally geeky “holiday”, May the Fourth.  If you’ve never been out for a free comic book day, you are absolutely missing out.  I took the kids out last year just because I was curious about the whole thing.  I am not comic book person, and neither were my children really.  The first shop we stopped at had an outside comic book yard sale set up, with five cent comics, a bouncy house and free smoothies!

    Excited by all of the fun, we decided to hit a second comic book store.  The line was insanely long, but between the Star Wars cos-players, random cos-players waiting in line, and a lovely man with a guitar who serenaded my then two year-old daughter, the time passed by quickly and we were rewarded with a big stack of FREE comic books.  I was surprised to see that comic books aren’t all the traditional super hero stories I assumed they would be.  They had something for every age range from the very young to…well…old people like myself.  If you’re a parent you know it can be hard to get your children into reading.  Walking out of the store with all three of my kids smiling and riding home with them all silent and enjoying their new books made my day.

    05NkB3kL8LVcmvt_hjVp9UDb7wnyzDkblXakAWjYE-g                          My kids and I enjoying our first Free Comic Book Day, May 2012

    I can’t wait to get out there and do it all again today!  It’s not too late to find a comic book store and go check out the festivities in your area.  I plan to stop by Black Hive Comics here in Jacksonville, Florida.  In addition to the free comics they will be having an awesome raffle, bbq and lovely geeky burlesque performers.  For more info on Free Comic Book Day, check out their website.  To locate a store nearest you use this handy dandy little tool.

    And if you need further convincing to go out today, here’s Hugh Jackman:

    If you and your family go out today, please take a picture and share it and your adventures today with us on our facebook page!

     

     

     

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