Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Random Thoughts While Watching The Power Rangers

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Since the weather turned to crap, I've taken advantage of our Netflix account and have been watching the OG series of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The Power Rangers were my JAM when I was a kid, so binging the series has made me feel like I'm 10 years old again. But now that I'm a little older I'm more aware of just how weird this show was (but still awesome!).....

Angel Grove must be the wealthiest city on the planet, it was getting destroyed on almost a weekly basis

I've met a number of the cast, and while some look so young on the screen, others haven't aged a day (what's your secret Amy Jo?)

Tommy Oliver, bestill my little 10 year-old heart

Both Rita and Lord Zedd are terrible at trying to take over the world, but I guess if they were better at it, we wouldn't have a show

Good help really is hard to find, but hiring new henchmen all the time is harder work


Why did they make the movie if it isn't cannon? Was Ivan Ooze that bad?

I wonder if the cast avoided wearing their respective Ranger color in their real lives

Bulk and Skull were idiots, but they did get the Rangers out of a scrape more than once and at least deserved some credit

I really wanted a MegaZord toy, I still do. But I imagine it'd cost me a pretty penny now

Saturday, November 19, 2016

My Geeky Christmas List

Hot Topic HARRY POTTER SLYTHERIN GIRLS CARDIGANDOCTOR WHO TARDIS PRINT CARDIGAN

HARRY POTTER SLYTHERIN CARDIGAN DOCTOR WHO TARDIS PRINT CARDIGAN


HARRY POTTER SLYTHERIN INTARSIA GIRLS PULLOVER TOPHARRY POTTER HOGWARTS ALUMNI GIRLS JOGGER PANTS

HARRY POTTER SLYTHERIN PULLOVER HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS ALUMNI JOGGER PANTS


S.H.I.E.L.D Unisex CardiganDOCTOR WHO EMBROIDERED TARDIS GIRLS CORDUROY COAT

S.H.I.E.L.D Unisex Cardigan    DOCTOR WHO EMBROIDERED TARDIS COAT

Doctor Who Pillow CasesDoctor Who Comforter

Doctor Who Pillow Cases                                     Doctor Who Comforter



And of course, gift certificates/cards!



Random Vlog #21: Let's Talk About Food (Crystal Pepsi, Adult Soda, Birthday Cake)


Welcome to random vlog #21: I get a random stain on my shirt, rediscover Crystal Pepsi, drink a new adult hard soda, and celebrate my niece Abby's 6th birthday!

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

My 2017 Convention Schedule

My 2017 convention schedule

I JUST wrapped up the convention season a few weeks ago, and here I am already looking towards 2017. There's some tried and true favorites (I'm looking at you Pop Con!) and possibly some new ones (details are still being worked out). Of course other opportunities are likely to pop up, so I guess I'll need to be prepared for anything (starting my with arm's length list of cosplay stuff....)

I can't keep calm my cosplay isn't finished

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

40 before 40 Update #4

40 before 40 update #4

Well, 2016 is almost over and I didn't make as much progress as I'd have liked. Looking at my list, I think some changes are in order. So let's look at how I'm doing on my (updated) 40 before 40 list.


 1)      Become debt free: Getting there, we now have both cars paid off!
2)      Travel to England and France: Working on the plans

 3)      Participate in my first official RunDisney event DONE
 4)      Enter a cosplay competition
 5)      Adopt at least one cat or dog
 6)      Get more tattoos
 7)    Learn to drive a stick shift
 8)      Sail to Alaska: Planned for summer of 2018
 9)      Visit Disneyland and California Adventure DONE (and my trip report is in progress)
 10)   See a show on Broadway
 11)   Run a Walt Disney World/Disneyland half marathon

12)   Go on a river cruise
 13)   Go kayaking/tubing DONE
 14)   Visit the Disney Family Museum DONE
 15)   Table at a convention/geeky event
 16)   Do one of those "wine & canvas" classes
 17)   Get professional massage DONE
 18)   Visit a (non-Disney) castle
 19)   Go horseback riding
 20)   Learn to play chess
 21)   Attend a TED/TED X Talk: the one at IU didn't pan out so I'm back to waiting
 22)   See a Cirque de Soleil show
 23)   Ride a segway
 24)   Attend a music festival
25)   Met Stan Lee DONE

 26)   Sail the Panama Canal
 27)   Go skiing: We might go over Christmas break
 28)   Renew my wedding vows
 29)   Launch a podcast DONE
 30)   Take a road trip around Michigan
 31)   Attend either San Diego or New York Comic Con
 32)   Sail on all the of Disney cruise ships at least once: Halfway there!
 33)   Meet Shaun, Keith and Glenn from Traveling the Vortex
 34)   Earn my first check from Google DONE
 35)   Gain full-time employment in my field: close, I did get a promotion but it's still part-time
36)   Visit Disneyland Paris
 37)   Meet my fellow Five(ish) Fangirls
 38)   Attend Gallifrey One
 39)   Walk a red carpet
40)   Visit a working TV or movie set

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Currently....

reading // Nothing, I have a list of books to read, but haven't found the time!


so many books so little time clock

watching // The DC TV Arrowverse (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow). It's been slow going because it's a LOT of TV.

anticipating  // Doctoberfest at Who North America! This will be my first time having a table at an event, I just hope mother nature cooperates.


Doctoberfest flyer


laughing about // This polar bear



listening to // Lots and lots of podcasts during work, they make for good background noise. 


Traveling the Vortex podcast TED Radio Hour Podcast


eating // I've really been into adding rice to dishes instead of pasta or potatoes. Our pressure cooker makes amazing rice really quickly.


working on // Plans for the podcast and several new cosplays for 2017.

wishing // I was going to either Walt Disney World or Disneyland for our anniversary in December. But we've both used up all of our vacation time with all those trips earlier in the year. #FirstWorldProblems But we did get to go to the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, which still counts in my book!