The Hooker’s Going to Iceland!

Iceland! It’s been on my bucket list for so long and it’s finally happening! I’ll be taking the Ring Road around the entire island for 11 days and I can’t wait to see all the gorgeous scenery and see some puffins, whales, and those adorable horses with the rockstar hair. And of course it wouldn’t be a hooker vacation unless I brought some critters with me:

Porgs. Freaking porgs. Fun fact: porgs exist because the creators of Star Wars: The Last Jedi couldn’t get rid of the puffins during filming, so they just CGI’ed them into a whole new species. Since Iceland has lots of puffins, I felt that it was appropriate that I bring some porgs with me! I’m bringing not one, not two, but THREE of these little buggers to the land of fire and ice. (Side note: I also have a free pattern written up for these little guys if you can’t find one out in Iceland!)

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I’m also bringing a little Mario mushroom with me! I made one of these for my trip to Singapore and Bali back in January, and I’ve made another for this round in Iceland! I had mentioned offhandedly on my social media accounts back then that I was going to post a pattern for the mushroom – things got busy for me, but the pattern is finally up! So if you don’t get a chance to find the mushroom out in Iceland, you can make one yourself at home! 🙂

That’s a total of four critters that I’ll be taking with me on my trip. If you’ll be in Iceland from 4/24-5/4, be on the lookout for these little guys! I plan on dropping two in Reykjavik, one on 4/24 and another on 5/4, but the remaining two will be dropped somewhere around other parts of the island between 4/25-5/3 as I make my way around!

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. Critters will be dropped one at a time. No groups of critters will be dropped.
  5. 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.

No specific hints on where my critters will be dropped, just follow along and try your luck! 🙂 Happy hunting!

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If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters in Iceland,  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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Singapore and Bali – the recap!

I’m home from my trip to Singapore and Bali! It was an amazing time, I ate a lot of good food (good lawd, the food), I met some awesome people, and all four of my critters were found and checked in! Overall a great trip. If I had to sum up the Singapore portion of my trip in 4 photos, it’d be these:

And to sum up the Bali portion in 4 photos, it’d be these:

Read on for more!

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The Hooker’s going to Singapore and Bali!

I’m heading to Singapore and Bali next week for a vacation! And I’ve decided to take some critters with me to leave behind for strangers to find! I’ll be in Singapore 1/17-1/19 and Bali from 1/20-1/22 to stuff my face, climb a volcano to see the sunrise, and enjoy some warm weather when it’s blistering cold in other parts of the world. Here’s who will be tagging along with me on my trip:

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A little life-giving fungus.

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A little squawking hamster-penguin.

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A rich kid with abandonment issues.

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And a little forest guardian.

I’ll be doing 3 drops in Singapore, one for each day on 1/17-1/19, and one drop in Bali (in Ubud specifically) at some point on 1/20-1/21. No rhyme or reason to who will be dropped on which days or where, drops will happen whenever the time and place feels right for me! 🙂

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 1/17-1/19 (in Singapore) and one critter at some point on 1/20-1/22 (in Ubud). No pairs/groups of critters.

No specific hints on where my critters will be dropped, just follow along and try your luck! 🙂 Happy hunting!

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If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters in Singapore and Bali,  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

Seattle and Vancouver: the recap!

I took a trip to Seattle and Vancouver and I feel like the Pacific northwest always seems to treat me pretty well. Apparently I tend to show up right when the gloomy weather decides to take a break, so it’s been a fantastic time every time I’ve gone up to visit. While both of my critters that I dropped in Seattle were unaccounted for, I got check-ins on both of my drops in Vancouver, so I’ll take it! If I had to sum up my trip to Seattle in four pictures it’d be these:

And my four photos to sum up my trip to Vancouver:

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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

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