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“Currently” To-Read List

Book Reviews, Life

I've been churning out these book reviews faster than I can stub my toe on the dining room table's leg! (That's actually a lie, I can stub my toe in lightning fast speeds....constantly) Although, I haven't mentioned what's coming up on my reading list that I'm doing my best to knock down to a reasonable size! So let's take a gander at what the bookworm has on her to-read shelf.…

Our Anxious Kitten Update

Life

A while back I posted about our cat, Yuki, who is extremely anxious. It was an undertaking trying to help her out and make the space more comfortable for her. She was peeing in tubs, peeing on rugs, peeing on the floor near the front door, and basically going full tilt crazy, running all around the house, panting, and was always on edge. If you shifted even a bit on the…

Wedding Wednesday #4

Life

Obviously it's been a while since last wedding Wednesday, yet, unsurprisingly, I don't think much has actually happened since those last posts. (oops?) I did do the following though: Went to TWO dress appointments (still didn't find a dress though) Sketched out save the dates more intensely Pestered all involved parties about getting together respective guest lists Fretted over the fact that weddings are so much work and maybe I…

That One Time I Wasn’t Allowed in the Science Fair

Life

I know I have some pictures from the whole project somewhere at my parents house, and the see through projector slides that I had specially made for the presentation, although...I don't have the petri dishes anymore....well. Let's tell the story of the time I wasn't allowed in the high school science fair. It was Sophomore year in high school, biology class. Part of our requirement was to make a project…

Engagement Photos Show We are Hipsters

Life

Against Alex's wishes, we are indeed, without a doubt, hipsters. There is nothing he can do to deny it any longer. No longer can he recoil and say "I'm not a hipster!" The evidence is damning. And, with that, I'd love to share some of our engagement photos taken by the AMAZING Ron Dillon! It was very easy to just be our incredibly awkward selves around him, and he really…

The Dreaded “Non-Planned Break”

Blogging, Life

I saw sitting at my work desk on a particularly slow day in the office, touching up my Books for Breakfast #100 post, sketching some ideas for graphics in my small notebook off to the side. "I'll do the little charts when I get home" I thought. "Then I'll schedule the post and work on more tomorrow." As an after-thought. Then I went back to work, then I went home,…

A Potatoes Birthday! + Wedding Wednesday

Life

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

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…

So Your Cat is More Anxious Than You

Life

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…

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…