Wednesday, May 30, 2012

At Phoenix Comicon

This weekend was my very first con. I felt like I had a pretty good idea of what to expect going in. I've seen Paul after all. And I'm a geek. These are my people.

I have to say the Phoenix Comicon was everything I expected and more. There was so much cool stuff there, and so much to see, I admit I got overwhelmed on Friday. I felt better about the whole thing by Saturday. And by Sunday I wished there was just one more day of the convention.

There was everything from Daleks to medieval warfare, LEGO cities to Jedi. We went to various panels and got to hear from voice actors Phil LaMarr, Maile Flanagan, and Quinton Flynn, and authors Janni Lee Simmer, and Kevin Hearne. We bought a bunch of art prints, ate at a bunch of yummy places in downtown Phoenix and in general had a lot of fun.

Some of my pictures...

Phoenix Comicon - Doctors and Companions
Phoenix Comicon - Dalek
Phoenix Comicon - Legos
Phoenix Comicon - Joe
Our friend Joe. You could actually fight with those lightsabers
Phoenix Comicon - Lego Guy
Phoenix Comicon - Video Games Panel
A panel on voicing video games
Phoenix Comicon - Us
Phoenix Comicon - Jack in the Void
Phoenix Comicon - With the TARDIS
Phoenix Comicon - Young Sith Lord
Phoenix Comicon - Looking Through Comics
Phoenix Comicon - Dalek "Caan't" Fit

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

April in Pictures

(Minus pictures from the wedding - which are here.)

2. Raiden

11. Isis


Genbu and greens

Isis on the table

Yoli's Cafe - Chandler, AZ

Raiden in the backyard

Fortune cookie


Mom & I

Ree Drummond's Talk

Wednesday Hodgepodge, 5/23/12

1. What's something you miss about the 80's? If you're too young to miss the 80's how about the 90's?
I was born in 1986 so too young to remember the 80s much at all. Something I miss from the 90s though... Nickelodeon shows. Doug, All That, Rugrats, Clarissa Explains It All (she seemed so old and wise to me! haha), The Amanda Show. I love that they are showing them on tv again.

2. Do you have a library card? If so, how often do you visit?
I do indeed have a library card. In fact I work for a public library. Haha. So I am there 4 days a week (10 hours a day). The library I work for is pretty awesome.

3. What's the secret to success?

4. This is National Backyard Games week...what's your favorite backyard game?
I am not sure... I like playing bocce on the PlayStation 3 so maybe I would like it in real life.

5. If I dropped by today what would I find on your coffee table?
Oh gosh, it's a mess. There is a blanket on there, a pile of papers, the remotes... probably some random things I am forgetting.

6. Do you own a bicycle? When was the last time you rode a bicycle? Is that something you enjoy?
We have bicycles, and I actually love bicycling, but we haven't gone out to do it in quite awhile. It's one of my favorite active things to do though. Much better than just walking everywhere. Haha.

7. What's your favorite cheese?

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I'll share a picture of us. We just had our fourth wedding anniversary (nine years together on the 25th). Love this guy.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Today my husband and I are celebrating four years of marriage... and on the 25th of this month we'll have been a couple for nine years.

We were high school sweethearts - we met when I was a junior and he was a senior, and have been together ever since. I look back at those photos and think how young we were but then I know we are still young. In ten years I will look back at photos I took this year and think the same thing.

I am so happy I get to share my life with him. It's not always perfect and that's okay. We disagree, we have different opinions about things, but as he always says, we are on the same team. Sometimes it's hard to remember stuff like that when you are angry or upset, but it's important. To have somebody you feel comfortable with, to face the rest of life together, is really great.

Marriage advice
Marriage advice at my sister-in-law's wedding.
His card: "Always have fun. Always forgive. Always love. Never forget,
you're on the same team

He helps me not to worry... and I worry a lot. Sometimes he may not think he's doing much for me, but everything he does helps me. And I hope I help him in small ways, being supportive. A good teammate.


There are goals we have met - graduation from college for him, careers, pets, a house to live in for a long, long time. And there are goals we haven't yet met - my college graduation, kids, etc. I'm looking forward to meeting those goals, and making new ones, as our life progresses.


Love you babe.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Peace is Joy at Rest

I'm reading Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son, by Anne Lamott, at the moment.

Hopefully I can get my thoughts together in a semblance of a review when I finish it - it's not my favorite book in the world, but it's good, and this quote has stuck with me since I read it. Page 212.