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REDDING, Calif. (May) – Every year you vow to plan ahead, but you glance at the calendar and realize, Zoinks! Mother’s Day is this weekend… or tomorrow… or the worse we’ll admit to… TODAY! Before you resign yourself to picking daisies on the way to her house (which only works when you’re under the age of ten, by the way), use your tech savvy to create some great last minute gifts from your fellow procrastinators at Nerds on Call. We promise that mom will never know you forgot to plan ahead!

Rock Her World with a Custom CD: Ok we can see your eyes rolling from here, but hear us out. It is Mother’s Day, after all, a day dedicated to showing that you cared enough to embarrass yourself. Create a custom CD with songs all about mom, from artists that she actually enjoys. For an extensive list of recommendations of songs for mom, from popular to classic artists, check out Download songs from iTunes or Amazon, burn to CD, and voila! Instant favorite child award. If you want to get even spiffier, run by the office supply store to pick up custom CD labels and create one with a photo of you both… awwww!

Embrace her Inner Nerd with Mommy Smartphone Apps: What mom couldn’t use a little help keeping her hectic day and mom duties in order? For the mom that’s got her Smartphone glued to her only free hand, check out
for three FREE downloadable Smartphone apps. The app bundle promises to “simplify life for the digital mom on the run.” Click, and… Done!

Create a calendar in your PJs: You know your mom would love being able to stare at your lovely mug all year long! For a bevy of professional photo gifts (think calendars, posters, even photo books) that you can create in minutes, go to
and cruise through the items marked “Pick up in Store”. Then simply swing by Walgreens or Walmart to pick up your creation on the way to mom’s house. She’ll swear you spent hours on it, and we promise not to spill your secret.

Books in a flash: Is mom always lamenting how she’s fallen behind on her reading list? Download an audiobook for her at, or better yet, sign her up to get a new bestseller delivered automatically to her Smartphone every month. With many ways to listen (transfer to MP3 player, burn to CD, or listen on a computer or Smartphone), mom can catch up on the newest David Baldacci thriller or Nora Roberts romance while running errands or taking the dog for a walk.

Make a Mom’s Day Meal in Minutes: Find everything you need to make mom a scrumptious meal, no trip to the grocery store required.
has an amazing database of recipes that is searchable by ingredient (so if you open the fridge to discover chorizo and cream cheese, they have you covered!), dietary consideration, even event or theme. If you have a few days, check out their amazing customized “tastebooks” that you can quickly create with a selection of pre-chosen recipes. Make it more unique by adding recipes from the site you think she’d enjoy, or include family favorites.
Have questions about these resources? Connect FREE with a NERD on our LIVE Chat @ or visit our .

The company has locations in Oregon, California, Washington & Arizona offering on-site service, as well as online and phone support to areas without a physical store location.

Nerds On Call offices are open from 7a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. However, technicians are available to provide services 24/7.

About Nerds On Call: Established in a spare room in Redding, Calif., in March 2004, Nerds On Call offers on-site computer and laptop repair services to consumers and businesses. Nerds On Call provides trouble-shooting for PCs and Macs, home and office networks, printers, iPods® and MP3 players, handheld devices and cell phones, home theaters and game systems, and virtually every other form of digital entertainment. In 2009, 2010, & 2011 the company was named to Inc. magazine’s list of 5000 fastest growing private companies. With 7 locations across California and Oregon, Nerds On Call serves more than 40,000 satisfied customers per year. For more information, visit or call 1-800-919-NERD.