I thought I would take a break from posting work and write an actual blog. Life has been equally eventful and uneventful for me, so let’s catch up!
Join Or Die started last month and I’ve loved every moment of it so far. I have to admit my slight disappointment that the show only has a half-hour block, but, I know – television with thinky parts aren’t something the general population enjoys. I would love for the show to be a full hour with more in-depth discussions. I am certainly biased, though, as I could listen to Craig Ferguson talk for hour after hour after hour. I can’t express how thrilled I am to have Craig monologuing before the week’s debate actually begins. It’s my most-missed potion of the Late Late Show. It isn’t quite the same, to be sure, but it’s something. And the plethora of puns on social media being used to promote the show are filling the gap in my heart left empty by the absence of Deadpool’s glorious marketing.
Speaking of Deadpool! The movie was amazing. No worries, I’ll keep this spoiler-free. All I really have to say is that I loved it and you should go see it (again) immediately. Ryan Reynolds is to Deadpool what Robert Downey Jr. is to Iron Man, and this was the first non-MCU Marvel movie that I felt a ridiculous amount of love for. I have enjoyed others outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I always feel like they’re one or two pieces shy of a full puzzle. Deadpool filled me completely and left me entirely satisfied, albeit wanting more. (“Diiiiirty,” as Brendan would say.) I think on some level it’s just incredibly satisfying to have an actual “grown-up” superhero movie.
Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and this was my first year ever celebrating (with any amount of significance) alongside a companion. This year I also dressed even more to the occasion than I normally do:
It didn’t turn out quite as I’d hoped it would, and capturing a photo of it proved difficult, but Brendan was gracious enough to dye my hearts pink and that’s good enough. 😉
At the beginning of February, he and I made the grave but wonderful decision to start collecting and playing with Pokémon cards. A revisit for him and a first for me, but I’m already completely obsessed. We’ve both gotten our Mew sets and the Toys R Us exclusive foil card for this month.
I also (finally) got my hands on Alpha Sapphire, spurned on by his acquiring Omega Ruby and his first 3DS. Originally, he wasn’t terribly keen to own a 3DS but I think my constant playing of mine – plus the lure of Pokémon – was simply too much to say no to. 😛
And when your boyfriend sends you Pokémon, wonderful and adorable surprises happen:
We’ve both finally submitted to the allure of amiibo figures and started training them in Super Smash Bros. Between us, we have Greninja, Mewtwo, Pikachu, and Princess Peach (SSB edition). I, of course, had to give my amiibo silly names.
After last week’s Nintendo Direct, I’m soooo stoked to be able to get Isabelle later this year without having to get the bundle she’s currently a part of. My collection won’t take very long to grow, that’s for sure!
Speaking of figures and the like, Rey’s Speeder is now complete, ready to adorn my home. I haven’t quite figured out where she’ll go, but I absolutely adore this LEGO set!
One of the new Star Wars sets with BB-8 is next on my purchase list, but that will be off in the future a bit, given the cost of both. (Poe’s X-Wing Fighter and the new Millennium Falcon sets are the only two with BB-8, at present).
On a final note about figures, the green blind egg packages of various Links and Zeldas (Of which I collected all but Skyward Sword Link, dammit.) did a terrifying job of packaging Skyward Sword Zelda, and soon after assembling her, Brendan accidentally dropped her, furthering this traumatic experience into therapy-level stress.
Moving away from all my geekery, I also began cultivating my very own (very first) sourdough starter last month, and it went ever better than I expected it to!
Bubble, bubble, bubble. I made a pie crust but the recipe wasn’t what I expected, so I think I might dig around for another one to test out. I got it into my head that a Shepherd’s Pie with a sourdough crust would be amazing, so I’m determined to perfect a recipe of my own. Until then, I’m looking forward to making my first loaf of sourdough bread this coming week.
This has quickly become a photo dump, so I’ll leave you with one more; big, beautiful, and blue from my walk downtown last week to meet my friend Angelina for lunch.
I’ve been working temporarily as an office manager for a few weeks, too, bridging the gap between my last thing and my next thing. I’ve been patiently waiting (mostly) for that next thing, and soon I’ll know more about it. I’m so excited and hope that there will be good news I can share soon.