Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Absence makes the heart grow...something other than fonder.

I realized last week that for most of March my only posts in this blog were Monday Confessions. I've been so insanely busy with work, Ice & Fire Con, and The Geekiary that this blog - and my writing, to be quite honest - have fallen by the wayside.

But the thing is, even outside of the stress, I'm doing really well. I don't want to mention anything too specific for fear of jinxing things, though (and because I don't want to get ahead of myself)...so instead I'll give a little recap of what I've been up to ;)

Back in January a few of the Geekiary Girls - me, Yvonne a.k.a. Undie Girl, and Erin - started a webcast! It's called FEELINGS...with the Geekiary, and last week we got to interview Neil Napier (Dr. Peter Farragut from SyFy's Helix)!


I also recorded a couple of videos for The Geekiary's SDCC fundraiser - first I tried to explain Supernatural (I've not seen much of it outside of the first season), and then I dressed up as Cersei Lannister and went on a wine-fueled adventure :)

Another thing that took up a good bit of my time was creating masterpost pages on The Geekiary, for Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. (Told you I'd been doing a lot of stuff for The Geekiary!) As a side note, although I didn't create it we also have an Arrow masterpost that I've contributed to quite a bit. And as always the rest of my Geekiary articles can be easily found via my author page.

Meanwhile, Ice & Fire Con approacheth!


My costume plans are all set, too - I'm basically just waiting to receive the last few items I ordered. I even made a half-assed collage of what I'll be wearing...


Last but not least, my new obsession is this basketball anime called Kuroko no Basuke. I have my friends Ashley, Keith, and Brian to thank for this mess. I honestly never thought I would love an anime this much, especially one about basketball considering I've never been a big basketball fan (well, minus the UConn women...go Huskies!) And yet here I am, soaking up BASUKESSS like there's no tomorrow...and even planning on cosplaying from it. So yup, clearly I'm hooked. There's no going back now.

I mean, how could this not peak your interest in BASUKESSSS? ;)

In the end, it's clear that this blog has fallen by the wayside and to be completely honest that may not change anytime soon. I've never really believed that absence makes the heart grow fonder, anyway...but I hope to pick things back up eventually. P.S. Anyone want to help me move this thing over to Wordpress? ;)
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Monday, April 6, 2015

Monday Confessions



I confess...that it was awesome having a Sunday night off from watching/reviewing TV shows. Back to it this coming Sunday, though... (Game of Thrones! Eep!)

I confess...every time I feel like I've finished an Ice & Fire Con costume, I remember yet another thing that I need to make/buy. And there's only 38 days to go now!

I confess...I'm maybe kind of a little bit addicted to Kuroko no Basuke. Never thought I'd say something like that about an anime... Pin It

Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday Confessions



I confess...that the only thing I really need to confess this week is that I've spent the past several days being reminded that I DO have friends - real friends, GOOD friends - in Florida, and that I can still enjoy myself here :) Pin It

Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday Confessions



I confess...I'm almost relieved that Walking Dead ends this coming Sunday. Monday mornings are just so much less exhausting when it's not on!

I confess...that as interested as I am in the probable mess that Game of Thrones season 5 will be, I do wish that my reprieve from Sunday night shows was longer.

I confess...I'm not quite sure how to handle the next month and a half or so. For so many reasons. Heh.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ice & Fire Con Needs YOUR Help!


Myself and the other Ice & Fire Con organizers have always gone out of our way to avoid asking for money to support our convention. The problem is, we've also got a very thin budget - we have to, in order to keep ticket prices even remotely affordable.

Because of that, when a situation arises where we need funds, we have to scramble to cover it. Not the best way to run a business, I understand, but then...we aren't a business - we're a community.

Therefore, as it turns out we need to purchase a new PA system in order to have our Saturday night dance party at Ice & Fire Con this year, we're turning to our community and asking for help :) We need to raise $500 between now and April 18th, so we've started an Indiegogo for that very purpose.

Now, we're using Indiegogo Life because it doesn't charge fees, which means we can't SELL perks...but we've set up some fun milestones, and more will probably be on the way. So please check out our Indiegogo page and donate if you can. Every little bit helps, and in fact, if every person holding a convention ticket donated just $5, we would make our goal.

I'm going to go ahead and throw in a quick THANK YOU SO SO MUCH to who have already donated. You know who you are, and I love you all!


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Monday, March 16, 2015

Monday Confessions



I confess...I spent four hours at the emergency vet yesterday because Wendy was bitten or stung by something. Thankfully it turned out to be a localized issue and she should be fine, but what a waste of a beautiful afternoon :-/

I confess...hey, at least fewer distractions (mainly, no computer) led to me getting a lot of reading done while I was there!

I confess...I'm still really into Walking Dead lately, but I'm still reminding myself that they'll probably screw it up sooner or later...

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Taking it all Back: St. Paddy's Day Dash and Bash

Last year I ran Greenville's St. Paddy's Day Dash & Bash for the first time, but the experience has become a bit...clouded over. So I planned on re-running it on my own, in my own time, and therefore reclaim it for myself.


Unfortunately it was 48 degrees and raining this morning, but I sucked it up and ran the race anyway. (Admittedly, I had a moment where I almost thought, "Why bother? This weather is terrible. Just get back in bed." But the thought passed almost as soon as it crossed my mind, and I drove myself downtown to spend nearly 30 minutes waiting for the race to start (in the cold and rain) and then another 25 minutes and 41 seconds running (in the cold and rain).


I shaved 49 seconds off my previous personal best! Of course at the end I was somewhere between elated and a combination of starving/cold/wet...


It used to be tradition to go to Coffee Underground after my 5k's...but this time I wanted something a little different. Because I hadn't been to Eggs Up Grill yet, I decided to meet my friend Beth there to load up on some post-run carbs :)


Everything was delicious, and once I got home I let myself relax with a cup of coffee and a book by the fireplace. Oh, and a cat, of course, because this IS my house.


And now that I've once again overloaded on carbs (and, go figure, it's far nicer outside than it was this morning) I'm going to put this entry to rest and enjoy some more reading, perhaps a bit of writing, and maybe some TV :) Pin It