Mini-Vacation

I’m home and getting back into the swing of things after a 5 day mini vacation from life and work. Let’s just say, I’m not that excited to be back to work. I liked having stress free days, but the stress is all back now.

Anyways, my mini vacation included C2E2 and Chicago.

C2E2

What is C2E2? It’s a convention that’s all about pop culture. Meaning, it’s not totally focused on Anime and the like. So it’s a great convention for those who just like pop culture but not totally into anime. This was my first C2E2, but not my first convention. It is the biggest I’ve been that, that will end in July with Sand Diego Comic Con.

We only went Saturday, meaning we were there for the biggest day of the convention. Easier for people who work and don’t want to take a day off to go. So it was crowded. I am not a person who gets along in a crowd very well. Not only does anxiety kick in, but people are rude and I end up getting stepped on or hit in the face with a bag or something. People who are 5ft, shut up about being short. I wish I was 5ft because people who notice that I’m there and wouldn’t hit me like happens.

Aside from the general crowd issues, I had so much fun. My wallet did not. This was the first big thing Jason and I had been to together, so it was special too.

There were a lot of great cosplays and I didn’t take a lot of pictures due to the crowds and by the time I seen something great they would be gone. Well, there’s always next year.

Since it’s a pop culture convention that means horror is included. That also means I blew too much money. Okay in reality I didn’t spend a lot on little odd things. I did spend $120 on a beautiful corset. I don’t have pictures of it with me, but it was worth it. Plus, steel boning in it makes it all worth that amount. I’m going to use it as part of my pirate costume this year for pirate day.

Prints (or art in general) is my major weakness and I’m sure all the artists were happy to see me.

I bought this My Little Pony drawing for my niece. The artist signed it. I’m going to frame it so she can hang it up in her room.

I kind of lost my shit over this. I love the original Friday The 13th films and through that I’ve become a fan of Kane Hodder in general – yes he acts without costumes.

While walking through the many booths of artists there I came across a table with the Puppet Master comics on it. This table belonged to the guy who drew the cover art. I bought them and he even signed them for me.

All of these prints are from the same artist. I fell in love with them as soon as I seen them.

This print I couldn’t walk away from. I love A Clockwork Orange (yes, including the book). This fun poster by the artist Robert Luedke is one of the major finds for me at the event.

Now we’re getting into the non art things. How could I turn down a Hellrasier rubik’s cube?!

Chicago

On Sunday we did a lot of going through the city, which means I spent more money on things. I was able to find a couple vintage shops, which were great.

FOOD

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Making Things

5

On May 22nd my niece turned 5. We had her for the weekend, so it wasn’t just one day of stuff. Haha.

On the 21st we took her to Chuck E. Cheese. It was a long day. haha. Just so many people there in general. Somehow I was talked into buying coins, which led to me playing games.

Now on her actual birthday she wanted to go to the zoo. Zoo’s are horrible places and I didn’t want to go, but she asked my boyfriend and I to go with her & my brother. I was just incredibly sad the whole time I was there. Of course since my brother doesn’t have a camera, I had to take pictures.

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Louisville

Louisville, KY
I know I’ve been super silent lately, but I’ve had things going on and just haven’t felt like writing or doing much of anything. I’m hoping to have that turned around now.

Over the weekend (April 8th – 10th) I went to Louisville (KY) with my boyfriend, brother & his girlfriend. It was such a good time and well honestly I needed a weekend away from everything. With that said, my wallet is still angry about the trip.

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Wow, 2016.

Hard to believe it’s 2016, isn’t it? It may be just me, but it seems last year just went by in a flash. As 2016 starts rolling I’m already planning the first trip of the year. The trip will be at the end of April and we’re going to Waverly Hills Sanatorium. It’s going to be a weekend trip since the drive will be 6 hours just to get there. I’m super excited over this trip because it’s the first one my boyfriend is going with us on. ^_^ I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.

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I play a game it’s called insincerity

New look! I know it’s been a long time since I’ve put up a whole new look to this place, it was time for it. I’m seriously enjoying this new look though and I figure I’ll be changing the header image every week or so – depending on how many pictures I take during a week. ^_^

The image that is the header right now is one I took during my niece’s birthday party. She turned 4 on the 22nd, but we had her party on the 23rd. I was suppose to make her cake…ugh.

I did make her cake, but shortly before it was time to leave the cake fell over. >_< In the end I ended up spending $12.99 on a cake. She was disappointed over the whole cake situation...and I was too.

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