March 28th, 2015

Caturday 3.28.15


Is there any thing better than watching Golden Girls while eating Girl Scout Cookies and hanging out with cats?

Well, lots of things but my activity today is up there for sure.

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That’s some crappy photography – thanks Obama!

I’m actually working on a lot of stuff from creative ideas for the blog to hunting for an apartment. Who would of thought that finding an affordable place just outside DC would be so tough?

In other news, the last horse has crossed the finish line – I’ve discovered Felines of New York! This tumblr parodies the popular Humans of New York concept. Here’s my favorite one:

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Go forth and enjoy a blog with more wit than I can supply and enjoy your weekend!

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March 27th, 2015

So This is 30


I’m nothing if not consistent about my inconsistency.

So what have I been up too? Well, my big work event came and went (we exceeded goals), I turned 30 (and hung out with beluga whales and seals) and I’ve been hunting for an apartment (lease up in May).

You know, for someone who wasn’t all mid-life crises about turning 30, I must admit I’ve been in a bit of slump lately. I’m not quite sure what direction I’m going in, it’s hard to focus and I’m not really excited for the next year. It’s probably just a funk that I need to snap myself out of through new activities. And finding a place to live.

So here’s my steps to getting out of this funk and embracing my 30s.

1) Go through and get rid of the stuff I don’t need before moving into a new place. I think the change of scenery and being less materialistic would be good for me.

2) Save my pennies. I’ve always been awful at budgeting and living within my means. But the last month, I don’t know, things feel into place. I haven’t eaten out except when I visited my friend Cadance. I’ve weighed the pros and cons of buying something. I even got my grocery bill down!

3) Eat less. The only thing I didn’t enjoy about hanging out with beluga whales and seals? How heavy I was in the photos. Woof! Thankfully I’ve been back on Weight Watchers for two weeks. Haven’t seen much of a difference yet but soon!

4) Move more. Even if it’s just popping in a workout DVD, I need the energy that exercise provides. My goal is to starting waking up a little bit earlier each day until I get to the point I can fit in a 25 minute workout.

5) Work harder. Harder at work, harder at blogging, harder at other personal life stuff. I’ve been slacking in many areas and not putting myself out there. Time to knock that off and fly right.

What tips do you have to get out of funks?

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February 25th, 2015

Book Review: Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel


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Iranian American Leila has made it most of the way through Armstead Academy without having a crush on anyone. A fact that she’s thankful for because if word got out that Leila liked girls, life would be twice as hard. But when the new girl Saskia shows up, Leila’s world is turned upside down.

I haven’t read much in the way of LGBT YA Lit so I can’t really compare this to anything else. Overall, I enjoyed it but if I can sum it up in one word, that would be: try-hard. It trys so hard to be a quirky fun YA novel. I just can’t get aboard. I liked the characters well enough, but this book is just a retread of common YA tropes. I recommend it only if you’re looking for a fluffy read between two more intense books.

2 stars

 

 

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  1. Christine says:

    I always appreciate an honest review! Thanks!

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February 23rd, 2015

Childhood Computer Games (of the 90s)


Over the weekend I learned the most wonderful news – the Zoombinis are returning!!!

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For those of you who weren’t fortunate enough to play this game as a 90s kid, Logical Journey of the Zoombinis is an educational game that was actually pretty fun. The Zoombinis are a race of little blue guys that the player can design from different combinations. The premise of the game is that the Zoombinis are leaving their old home to move to a new place and the pit stops they run into on the way. It was the right balance of fun puzzles while teaching you math skills.

It sadly fell out of favor because there’s no accounting for taste. But thanks to Kickstarter, the original game is making a come back. Sidenote: I love Kickstarter and all the random 90s projects it’s bringing back. Anyway, visit it’s Kickstarter page and contribute!

What other games do I wish to make a comeback?

1) Rollercoaster Tycoon – What’s better than building your own amusement park?

2) Zoo Tycoon – Building your own  zoo, that’s what.

3) Barbie’s Dream Horse – Don’t laugh! But for my horse lover child self, this was the best game ever. Plus, it enabled you to download a desktop horse to take care.

4) Rockett’s Adventures series – A choose your own adventure type game staring a girl named Rockett.

5) Monty Python and the Holy Grail – What? It was funny.

What’s your favorite computer game?

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  1. Odell Down Under was pretty great. :D

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February 22nd, 2015

Caturday 2.21.15


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Today’s a sad Caturday. Since I’m traveling to Atlanta for work next week, I had to drop the cats off at my dad’s last night. Now I’m all snowed in with no one around.

I had a scare last night as I was transporting the cats. Binx’s carrier basically fell apart on me and his door came unsecured, allowing him to almost jump out at outside my dad’s house. Thankfully my reflects kicked in and I was able to shove him back into the carrier.

No other news, the Oscars are tomorrow! They’re my favorite awards show and I enjoy sharing my predictions each year. Here’s what I think is going to win this year:

Best Picture: Boyhood.

Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman.

Best Actor: A close race (and probably the only race in the acting categories) between Eddie Redmayne and Michael Keaton but I’m giving the edge to Keaton for Birdman.

Best Actress: Like anyone’s going to beat Julianne Moore for Still Alice.

Best Supporting Actor: J. K. Simmons for Whiplash.

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette for Boyhood.

Best Original Screenplay: Birdman.

Best Adapted Screenplay: I think this is where the Imitation Game may sneak out a win.

Best Animated Film: Big Hero 6

Best Original Song: Glory from Selma by Common and John Legend. Though I do love Everything is Awesome.

Who do you think will win?

 

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