Peculiar series
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Two years without Fur



Gnocchi for Dinner!


Books for Breakfast #101

Book Reviews


The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma & Dead Run by Dan Schultz I picked up an autographed copy of this book at Book People in Austin, the cover really drew me in and it was on an employee recommended shelf in the YA section, and those are the books I tend to leap for. I've never been huge on autographed books, but if it's there, I'll grab it!…

A Potatoes Birthday! + Wedding Wednesday


Today is my darling Potato's birthday! You may remember Alex from his music posts on the blog a ways back, or his science posts, or perhaps his gaming posts. If not, you've probably seen his face around since I love it so much that I'm constantly taking candid photos of him everywhere we go. Anyways, like I said, today is his birthday! Since it's happening in the middle of a…

Travel Diaries – Anime Austin + Kemah Boardwalk

Cosplay, Life, Local Flavor, Travel Diaries

the gulf

Sarah came down to visit last week and seeing as I haven't been to any conventions in over a year (The last one was Tekko in Pittsburgh) we decided to locate and attend a local anime convention! Enter: Anime Austin! A debut year convention, aka this was the first year of the convention, which is something I've never experienced before. Normally I've attended established conventions, aside the small one in…

Books for Breakfast #99

Book Reviews


The Story of Fester Cat by Paul Magrs & Finders Keepers by Stephen King Did I cry? You bet I did. I cried within the first 20 pages. I actually had to stop reading cause I was in public, and I don't want to just burst into tears at a local Starbucks on my lunch break where the baristas know my drink. I should have known before I even started reading…

So Your Cat is More Anxious Than You



Our little kitten turned one back in March and we have already treated her for an infection and a UTI as well. Not to mention, she seems more anxious than your average cat, so since I've read a number of books on cat personality and behavior, I thought I'd take some time to talk about anxiety in cats and what you can do for them if you have an anxious…

Books for Breakfast #98

Book Reviews


Lucky Penny by Anath Hirsh and Yuko Ota & City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare This was a comic that I backed on Kickstarter. Comics being the majority of things I back on Kickstarter actually. I loved the art style and immediately checked out some other comics by the artist and put them on my reading list! (They've worked on some Adventure Time issues!! Awesome!) It's a super fun…

Books for Breakfast #97

Book Reviews


All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage & Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo I love murder mysteries, even when they aren't super intense psychological thrillers with serial killers. This quieter story, looking at the darkness in people that leads to murder. You meet a whole cast of characters, some you love, some you feel bottomless pity for, and others you despise. You leave the book knowing that you were…

Books for Breakfast #96

Book Reviews


The Never Open Desert Diner by James Anderson Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books, but that in no way impacted my review.  I remember seeing this on the Advanced Reader stack in the break room at B&N, but I never grabbed it since I had so many other books on my reading list that I needed to get through first! When I saw it on…

Travel Diaries – Celebrating in Other Countries

Life, Travel Diaries

I've celebrated Fourth of July in other countries before: Mainly, Italy and a few times in Canada! The 4th is one of the most obnoxious obviously American holidays ever. I do like the cookouts and the fireworks, and the obligatory day off of work that I'll now get for the holiday, but I've never been the most patriotic individual. I love America and all, but I'm a wandering spirit at…