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Though it’s been over six months since I moved FBOTU headquarters (and myself) to New York, my living space has remained rather…spartan. While I do have furniture, I’ve only made a half-hearted attempt at decorating. I lived out of a suitcase for a year before moving to NY, so I think I’ve just forgotten how to be a homemaker. So, in a whiskey-induced state of inspiration, I went looking for a few essentials to help warm up my cold and uninviting new home. Thanks to, I found the following treasures.

First up is a genuine Blue Canary in the Outlet by the Light Switch. This will never, ever get old. I’ve only had it for a couple of days, and I’ve been singing the classic They Might Be Giants song non-stop since it arrived. I really needed a nightlight in the bathroom, but the outlet there is nowhere near the light switch, so I moved it to the kitchen.

Look out, Jason!

It casts a comforting blue glow upon my water cooler and vodka bottles, and I couldn’t be happier. Now, all my kitchen needs is a bag of groceries accidentally taken off the shelf before the expiration date. The Blue Canary sells for $12.99.

Next, I wanted some sort of storage device that could also do double duty as a time machine. Much to my delight, I found the Doctor Who TARDIS Talking Cookie Jar. Now, it doesn’t really talk per se, but it does make TARDIS sounds when you close the lid. This, of course, alerts everyone in the vicinity that you’ve raided the cookie jar.

Tragically, not bigger on the inside.

I don’t have any cookies at the moment, since cookies never seem to last long enough around here to require storage, whether of the Gallifreyan variety or otherwise. For the time being, I’ve had to improvise and fill it with a sleeve of crackers and a box of condoms. So, now everyone in the vicinity will know when I have a cracker and/or sex. Luckily, there’s an international market around the corner from FBOTU-HQ, so I will pick up some Jammie Dodgers tomorrow. The Doctor Who Cookie Jar goes for $25.99. You can get Jammie Dodgers on Amazon for around $6.

Finally, I needed some barware. I have plenty of everyday drinking glasses, as well as two sets of wine glasses. One is your standard variety, and the other is a very ornate crystal set my mother sent me for Christmas. The goblets are very heavy, and drinking out of them makes me feel like an evil Disney queen who’s about to poison some innocent little princess. So, I love them. I also have a great set of champagne flutes that are too tall to actually fit in any of my cabinets. But what I really needed was something for cocktails, specialty drinks and Bloody Marys. Well, ta-da! Star Wars Glass Set!

Blue milk not included.

I adore these for 27 reasons, but I’ll only list a few. First, they totally remind me of the Star Wars glasses I used to collect from fast food restaurants back in the day. Only these are heavier and of a higher quality glass. Second, I love the slender elegance and shape of the glasses. They are perfect for highballs, Jameson and gingers and the aforementioned Bloody Marys. Can you guess which one is my favorite? If you guessed Leia, pour yourself a drink. Whenever I reach for my Leia glass, I think, “What would Carrie drink?” That’s a great way to start the day, let me tell you. You can get the set of four Star Wars glasses for $15.99.

Now, what I really need for my kitchen to be complete is a set of R2-D2 oven mitts, but I haven’t been able to find them anywhere. If you can hook a brother up, I’d appreciate it! Or, if you have any geeky decorating tips or inspirations, feel free to share in the comments section.

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