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Saturday, January 30, 2016

PAX South gaming convention

What a wonderful day! My boyfriend spoiled me like crazy for my birthday this year. I'm getting back into gaming these days, so being surrounded by nerds and games galore was a thrill! Plus the cosplayers... Oh my.... I can honestly say that it was an amazing experience that I want to mark the calendar for every year. And take the kids to it. Virtual gaming is something I'm looking forward to. The chance to stand inside the game after putting on the goggle-looking glasses. To feel myself in the game. Whew! And seeing so many amazing products for gamers. Let me tell something to you.... I can't wait to have my own gaming central in my own home!!! Backlit keyboards aren't the only awesome thing I will have. That's for sure. 
The areas were split up nicely between the types of gaming. Table top (board games), PC (bring your own included!), and consoles. Gaming has taken off these past few years. So many options and styles. So many uses. Stress relief, teaching, or just all out WAR on those who defy your skills. 
There was some pretty cool swag too. Like the Boomb game from Mayfair Games. 
This truck from Alienware was totally awesome! Gaming consoles slide out the rear. Whoo!!! 

This couple of cosplayers were probably my favorites. She's from Portal 2 with her portal hoop. He's the Medic from Team Fortress 2 (who I totally play when I played that game). LOVE it! 
This group was practically begging to have their picture taken. Or maybe just the guy on the end with the Starbucks cups. But I was cracking up with him and loved his enthusiasm. That's what real cosplaying is all about. The fun you bring when you pretend to be your character. 
I can't wait for the next convention. Which should be San Japan! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Time is speeding by!

Here we are at the end of January already. This new year is a speeding bullet, so grab your hat and throw your hands up in the air with me as we scream, Wheeeee! Let's enjoy the ride! I'm falling behind in so much. But let's be fair... My life has been a crazy turn of events in the past couple months. Just keep with me a little longer and I'll catch up. 
Last year, the Target Christmas section had the Lego Friends polybags for stocking stuffers. I found them on clearance after Christmas for 70% off, making them a lovely shade of .40 a piece! My ex husband gave me his card and wanted 100 of them. A friend of mine, had me pick up 200 for his Lego party hosting store. Shoulda seen the cashiers face... But it was fun!  
The Valentines section this year has some bags too. Guess who is raiding the clearance section after Valentine's Day?!?
Then I had picked up the Ninja gingerbread cookie cutters on clearance for a couple bucks. I thought I'd use them to make sugar cookie ninjas... Those turned out to be some pudgy blob-like ninjas instead. Or as my boyfriend commented "American Ninja". 
One of my most recent endeavors includes trying to prepare for my soon-to-be 6 years old birthday party. He seems to love firetrucks and has mentioned wanting to be a fireman when he grows up. So I contacted the local fire department and they are being gracious enough to allow some of the crew to bring a truck by for the party! Now if I can only get some kids to show up to the party... 
Another project I have for today and tomorrow will be to make a cake that I saw in the new recipe book a friend gave me. 
I love when my friends get me. She has this awesome motherboard cake that I want to make for the boyfriend and the friend who gave me the book. Especially for when we go to the PAX gaming convention on Saturday. I'll let you know how both turn out! 
I had an early birthday night with my boyfriend. He bought me the Legend of Zelda version of Monopoly and made me a chocolate cake with strawberries. It was a fantastic night! 
Plenty more fun to come. I'll keep writing and posting. After PAX, I switch jobs, I move, maybe even take a vacation to Florida? Time is speeding by, but I'll be darned if I don't try to enjoy it. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Time has been quite busy here

A quick video about whats going and what you might look forward to on the blog. 

House of Doolittle review via Shoplet.com

Time for another Shoplet review! They sent me a couple products from the House of Doolittle line. House of Doolittle specializes in making recycled paper products. I have the Meeting Planner that is made from 100% post-consumer paper.
It has a strong spiral binding and hard cover. I like hard cover books as they don't get bent or easy destroyed during transport and storage.
I'm a stickler for things staying neat and tidy. This planner helps you stay on track of all your important meetings. There are places to record the date, topic, meeting attendees, notes, start time, and action items.
At the bottom of each page is a full year calendar. 

The other product they sent me, was the Wall Calendar.
I love the nifty built-in hook on top. Held together by spiral, it flips easily and gives you a quick glance at 3 months per page. 
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