On the positive side

July 29th, 2016

Aahhh, I have to admit I haven’t been in a blogging mood, hence the silence from me lately. This is mainly because I’ve just been too busy. At work, I’m barely at my desk due to a ton of meetings. When I get home, I work on cosplay, and my free time is spent on Minecraft because I just want to do something relaxing.

Some of the things going on have also been filled with stress and/or frustration, and during times like that, I find that I have to take a breather and recount the positive moments of the day to calm down. And so… this entry is kind of a “happy moments lately” type thing!

1. I watched the Voltron reboot on Netflix, liked it, and now I’m in fandom hell. Must look at all the fanarts. I don’t remember the original very well, but the reboot changes things, and I actually like the changes, especially around the characters.

2. I’ve also been loving BattleBots and am so glad a nerdy show like that has been brought back :D It’s robot fightin’ time!

3. You’re probably tired of me talking about Pokemon Go since that’s all I post on Twitter now, but it has been one of the happier moments for me. I’m going to different parks more often, and it’s just been nice to be out of the house and walking around pretty scenery.

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I am an adult, therefore…

July 18th, 2016

…I will watch cartoons, collect stuffed animals, play video games, and eat sugary cereal. Also, talk about stupid things like poop.

Me: I feel like we talk about poop more often than we should.
Coworker: Nonsense, we’re adults. We can talk about poop all we want.

Because seriously, why the hell not? I’ve realized recently that one of my biggest pet peeves is when people view something as a “children’s” thing and then think it’s silly for adults to enjoy it too.

Animation seems to take the brunt of it. That’s always been weird to me because so much work goes into animating shows and movies, and most of them have stories that can be enjoyed by any age. Just because something is children-friendly doesn’t mean it’s only for kids.

I’m sure some of you have re-watched an old Disney movie, and thought, “wait, was that joke always there? Did I miss that as a child??”

Pretty sure I didn't know what a hookah was as a child

Pretty sure I didn’t know what a hookah was as a child

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Braving the summer heat

July 9th, 2016

It’s been a while since I last had an entry just about life and what’s been going on lately. This seems like a good time to do it because we just passed the half-way mark of the year! And with the start of July brings the terrible Texas summer heat. We’re already getting highs of 100F (38C), and I know it’s just going to get worse.

Even though that makes me want to stay indoors all day, I still venture out now and then. For example, I went for a run outside yesterday and a walk today… because of Pokemon Go. Yes, I’m in on the craziness too, though I haven’t gone to the lengths that some people have.

I’ve actually been very good about exercising lately and have been doing it 5-6 times a week the past few months. I’ve been sticking to indoors, either using our treadmill or doing work outs, but I wanted to see what I could find in our neighborhood. It was so freaking hot. I did catch a lot of Pokemon and hit up a Pokestop though, so yeah, worth it.

Another thing I’ve been going outside for is Ultimate Frisbee – not playing it though, just watching. This year, our city started a professional team, and my husband wants to watch the home games since he loves playing the sport. I tag along to get out of the house (and eat food truck food).

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I’m normally not into sports, but this one is actually pretty fun to watch! Two teams play against each other on a football field. If you have the frisbee, you’re not allowed to move, so your only option is to pass. The goal is to pass it down the field into the end zone to score. It’s really fast paced, but it’s fairly straightforward, so it’s not hard to follow.

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