The Hooker’s Going to Seattle and Vancouver!

I’m heading to Seattle and Vancouver next week for a vacation! And I’ve decided to take some critters with me! I’ll be in Seattle from 9/25-9/27 and Vancouver from 9/28-9/30 to eat my way around both cities, see some scenery, and just have a good time in general. Here’s who will be tagging along with me on my trip:

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A rich kid with abandonment issues.

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A teeny patriot.

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A loud-mouthed Canadian.

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And a less loud-mouthed Canadian.

Batman and Captain America will be dropped in Seattle, and the two Canadians will be dropped in Vancouver! I mean, Deadpool HAS to be dropped somewhere in Vancouver. I’d be highly disappointed in myself if I didn’t do that. I’ll be doing drops in Seattle on 9/25-9/26 and in Vancouver on 9/28-9/29. No drops on 9/27, I’ll be spending most of my day hiking, so everyone can rest easy then! One drop per day!

If you’ve never followed my drops before, here’s what you need to know:

  1. Follow me either on facebook or twitter, but I highly suggest twitter for drop-tracking. Facebook does a weird thing where it doesn’t show my posts in real-time based on whatever magical algorithm they use to control people’s newsfeeds.

    The Geeky Hooker

  2. Follow the hashtag #CRITTERDROP to filter out my tweets if you want to see the ones pertaining to the drops only.
  3. Set up a twitter mobile alert on your phone! This isn’t required, but it’ll help! This way your phone will buzz every time I make a post on twitter, so you won’t miss a single drop! You might end up with your phone buzzing like crazy if I’m geeking out over something during my trip, but otherwise I’ll try to keep it tame. 😉 Instructions on how to set this up can be found here.
  4. If you find a critter, let me know that you found it! Please, please, PLEASE check in if you find a critter. Each one is tagged with a card with my contact info. I just ask for two things if you find one: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend, and 2) Let me know where the critter’s new home will be so I can add it to my map! I do this knowing that there’s a potential that anyone could swipe the critter and never get back to me on it, but it doesn’t make it any less disheartening when one goes missing.
  5. I’ll be dropping on critter per day on 9/25-9/26 (in Seattle) and 9/28-9/29 (in Vancouver). No pairs/groups of critters.

No specific hints on where my critters will be dropped, it’ll just be one per day, and I’ll drop them whenever the time and place feels right!

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If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters in Seattle and Vancouver,  follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

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Chi-caaaaah-go!

Chicago! It has just as much to see and do as New York City, but it doesn’t move at the breakneck speed of the Big Apple, and I LOVED it. Chicago has plenty to see, do, and eat, and it has the same “go anywhere and find something cool” vibe but without the crowds and without the intense hustle bustle where you feel like you’re getting in people’s way. Also the architecture in Chicago is AMAZING. ❤ So many gorgeous historic buildings that give Chicago this incredible “big city in an antique town” feel, if that makes any sense. If I had to sum up the trip in four photos it’d be these:

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The Hooker’s going to Chicago!

I’m heading to Chicago for a weekend vacation this coming Friday! And I’ve decided to take some critters with me! I’ll be in town from 6/23-6/25, and I’ll drop one critter per day, so keep an eye out! Here’s who I’ll be bringing with me:

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A rich kid with abandonment issues.

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An obnoxious squawking space penguin.

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And a girl who’s never skipped a leg day and has a chip on her shoulder.

If you’ve never followed my drops before, here’s what you need to know:

  1. Follow me either on facebook or twitter, but I highly suggest twitter for drop-tracking. Facebook does a weird thing where it doesn’t show my posts in real-time based on whatever magical algorithm they use to control people’s newsfeeds.

    The Geeky Hooker

  2. Follow the hashtag #CRITTERDROP to filter out my tweets if you want to see the ones pertaining to the drops only.
  3. Set up a twitter mobile alert on your phone! This isn’t required, but it’ll help! This way your phone will buzz every time I make a post on twitter, so you won’t miss a single drop! You might end up with your phone buzzing like crazy if I’m geeking out over something during my trip, but otherwise I’ll try to keep it tame. 😉 Instructions on how to set this up can be found here.
  4. If you find a critter, let me know that you found it! Please, please, PLEASE check in if you find a critter. Each one is tagged with a card with my contact info. I just ask for two things if you find one: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend, and 2) Let me know where the critter’s new home will be so I can add it to my map! I do this knowing that there’s a potential that anyone could swipe the critter and never get back to me on it, but it doesn’t make it any less disheartening when one goes missing.
  5. I’ll be dropping on critter per day from Saturday-Monday (6/23-6/25). No pairs/groups of critters.

No specific hints on where my critters will be dropped, it’ll just be one per day, and I’ll drop them whenever the time and place feels right!

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If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters in Chicago this weekend,  follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

 

The Hooker visits NYC, 2018 edition!

I love New York. There’s plenty of reasons why I keep coming back (food being a big one), but the thing that I love the most about it is that it’s one of the few places that is exactly as it’s portrayed on TV and in movies. It’s every bit as gritty, whimsical, and spontaneous as it’s made out to be. There’s always something happening and something to do, and it’s why I keep coming back.

If I had to sum up this trip in four photos, it would be these:

Otherwise read on for the rest of my trip recap!

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Critters in NYC, 2018 edition!

New York City, I’m coming back for you!  And I’ve decided to take some critters with me! The last time I visited New York with critters in tow I got a fantastic reception (I even got a writeup in the local news!), and I’m back to do it all over again. I’ll be in town from 6/8-6/11, but I’ll only be doing drops from 6/8-6/10, and I’ll be spending most of my time around Manhattan. I’ll have 3 critters with me and I’ll drop one each day from Friday-Sunday, so keep an eye out! Here’s who I’ll be bringing with me:

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A little Canadian.

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A little flying space hamster.

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And a kid from Queens.

If you’ve never followed my drops before, here’s what you need to know:

  1. Follow me either on facebook or twitter, but I highly suggest twitter for drop-tracking. Facebook does a weird thing where it doesn’t show my posts in real-time based on whatever magical algorithm they use to control people’s newsfeeds.

    The Geeky Hooker

  2. Follow the hashtag #CRITTERDROP to filter out my tweets if you want to see the ones pertaining to the drops only.
  3. Set up a twitter mobile alert on your phone! This isn’t required, but it’ll help! This way your phone will buzz every time I make a post on twitter, so you won’t miss a single drop! You might end up with your phone buzzing like crazy if I’m geeking out over something during my trip, but otherwise I’ll try to keep it tame. 😉 Instructions on how to set this up can be found here.
  4. If you find a critter, let me know that you found it! Please, please, PLEASE check in if you find a critter. Each one is tagged with a card with my contact info. I just ask for two things if you find one: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend, and 2) Let me know where the critter’s new home will be so I can add it to my map! I do this knowing that there’s a potential that anyone could swipe the critter and never get back to me on it, but it doesn’t make it any less disheartening when one goes missing.
  5. I’ll be dropping one critter per day from Friday-Sunday (6/8-6/10). No pairs/groups of critters.

No specific hints on where my critters will be dropped, but I’ll give a small spoiler for one of them: when I visited NYC last year people were a little disappointed that I dropped a little Captain America in Brooklyn, but didn’t drop little Spider-Man in Queens! (I left him at the New York Times HQ, Peter Parker being a journalist and all) This time I DO have plans in Queens, so this will be a homecoming trip for Spidey this time around (pun intended!). 🙂 For the others I’ll be dropping one per day, and I’ll drop them whenever the time and place feels right!

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If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters in New York City this weekend,  follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

The Hooker’s going to Portland!

I’m heading to Portland for a weekend vacation this coming Saturday! And I’ve decided to take some critters with me! I’ll be in town from 5/12-5/15, but I’ll only be doing drops from 5/12-5/14. I’ll have 3 critters with me and I’ll drop one each day from Saturday-Monday, so keep an eye out! Here’s who I’ll be bringing with me:

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A little blue totoro.

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A little pocket-sized porg.
(Bonus for fellow hookers out there, here’s the free pattern I wrote for this little dude!)

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And because the movie is coming out next week, a little Deadpool!

If you’ve never followed my drops before, here’s what you need to know:

  1. Follow me either on facebook or twitter, but I highly suggest twitter for drop-tracking. Facebook does a weird thing where it doesn’t show my posts in real-time based on whatever magical algorithm they use to control people’s newsfeeds.

    The Geeky Hooker

  2. Follow the hashtag #CRITTERDROP to filter out my tweets if you want to see the ones pertaining to the drops only.
  3. Set up a twitter mobile alert on your phone! This isn’t required, but it’ll help! This way your phone will buzz every time I make a post on twitter, so you won’t miss a single drop! You might end up with your phone buzzing like crazy if I’m geeking out over something during my trip, but otherwise I’ll try to keep it tame. 😉 Instructions on how to set this up can be found here.
  4. If you find a critter, let me know that you found it! Please, please, PLEASE check in if you find a critter. Each one is tagged with a card with my contact info. I just ask for two things if you find one: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend, and 2) Let me know where the critter’s new home will be so I can add it to my map! I do this knowing that there’s a potential that anyone could swipe the critter and never get back to me on it, but it doesn’t make it any less disheartening when one goes missing.
  5. I’ll be dropping on critter per day from Saturday-Monday (5/12-5/14). No pairs/groups of critters.

I also generally try to drop them while there’s still daylight, so it’s unlikely that I’ll have night time drops. No specific hints on where my critters will be dropped, it’ll just be one per day, and I’ll drop them whenever the time and place feels right! Help me get these guys some happy homes!

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If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters in Portland this weekend,  follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker