My Favorite Things: December 2016

December 5th, 2016

Though the My Favorite Things link-up is no longer running, I still wanted to post about my recent favorites every once in a while! For the time being, I’m still using the same name for the post series until I figure out a new one. Here is the last My Favorite Things for the year!

Show: Westworld

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Westworld is a HBO show based off of the 1973 film written and directed by Michael Crichton, who you might recognize as the author of Jurassic Park. You know, the book/movie about a dinosaur theme park that goes horribly wrong. Well, Westworld is a Western-themed park with realistic robots as hosts, and as you can guess, things start to go wrong as the hosts do things outside of their programming.

The show is really well done and is filled with surprises and plot twists. I just finished watching the first season, and I’m still in awe! There’s a lot of unanswered questions in the beginning that slowly unravel, and there’s also a few different storylines going on. I love media that explores artificial intelligence, so I’m really interested in seeing how they’ll continue in second season!


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What I’m Up To, #10

November 28th, 2016

I just had a 5-day weekend, which felt nice! We get two days off for Thanksgiving, but with the office so empty on Wednesday, I just took that day off too. Of course, I told myself that I should be productive during those 5 days, and well, it never quite ends up that way, does it?

But! Between playing too many hours of Diablo III and watching Yuri on Ice and Westworld, I managed to spend some time on my hobbies the past couple weeks. (Both shows are sooo good, by the way.) So here’s what I’ve been up to lately!

What I’m Sewing

Before you think, “uh Cat, didn’t you already show us this?”… this is not the same Pokemon Go jacket I posted about on Halloween! I decided to make another one, except I altered the fit, made the stripe on the sleeve thinner, and changed the lining fabric.

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Japan 2016, part 8: Ghibli Museum

November 17th, 2016

This is the end of my Japan 2016 entries! We ended with something I’ve been really wanting to do: visit the Ghibli Museum. For those who aren’t familiar with Studio Ghibli, it’s an animation studio in Japan that has made many beautiful, award-winning Anime films. Their most well known ones include Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and Howl’s Moving Castle. (Full list here.)

I actually tried to get tickets two years ago, but sadly, they sold out. This time, I put in my request 3 months in advanced, which is the earliest they allow, and managed to get tickets for my third choice in date. On August 11th, we went to Mitaka to see the Ghibli Museum!

The first thing we saw as we got close was Totoro greeting us through a window. That immediately put a smile on my face, and I felt so excited to be there.

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