June 30, 2016

Well That Didn't Go as Planned

I decided I needed to start getting healthy again so I wanted to go for a run today while my mother-in-law had The Kid. I live in a small town and the only "gym" is the fitness room in the local Rec Center which I'm pretty sure was closed because there weren't any cars in the parking lot when I drove by, not even staff. I tried to put my phone in my arm band only to realize that the last time I used it I had my old (smaller) phone and it wouldn't fit any more. Next my running shoes were from pre-pregnancy... when my feet were smaller... because my feet grew a half size. I can't use my treadmill because the part that keeps the front bar that holds the monitor is missing, so I put the too-small-stuff on anyway and ran outside where I feared bears because we have those around here.

 This is the look of accomplishment...
and exhaustion. Mostly exhaustion.

So that didn't go like I imagined it in my head, but I did it. I got out there anyway and my lungs are still burning over an hour later and I kept thinking about pizza and not running anymore. So I did a happy dance to "Shake It Off" when I got home, I'm having pizza for dinner, and I feel like I've accomplished something. The hardest part is going to be doing it again.

April 30, 2016

This "Parenting" Thing is Weird

I've been having an interesting time lately now that The Kid can walk. I walked out of the room today and came back to all of the tissues pulled out of the box. From a shelf I'm not sure how he reached. It was in less than a minute, guys. Is he a ninja?

Also, he just pooped in the tub for the first time recently and I'm still amazed at the gross things I have to clean up that if it was not my kid I'd be telling their parents to get lost. And then try not to throw up.

I bought him a new push car lately and he likes it a lot but he looks so smug every time you push him around in it. Like he knows he's in control and you are his slave. I mean, it's basically true so I can't blame him there.

He looks cute but that looks saays
"I'm in control, here"

And for some reason I deep cleaned my bathroom this weekend... because I wanted to and not because people were coming. I even cleaned the outer bowl. Am I... am I an adult now? Or is this spring cleaning and this is just my body's way of saying it's going to be spring for real now? I'm hoping for spring, but being an adult wouldn't be the worst thing... as long as it doesn't interfere too much with fun stuff. Because what is life without fun?

January 24, 2016

What Year is it?

So I'm pretty sure I missed some stuff. It's kind of like I just spent time on the TARDIS and the Doctor dropped me off at the wrong time... as he does.

OR... a kid and classes has made this "writing thingy" a non-priority in my life. The TARDIS sounds more exciting, but my teething kid did bite my shoulder tonight while trying to chew on my shirt and I almost cried. So I don't think I would do well in the Doctor's stressful situations.

This kid ruined my body, 
but strangely in a way I don't mind.

But Liam (my bebe) is almost 1 now and has a fairly nerdy bedroom. My house is a disaster and my body will never be the same. Lots of stressful health-related things happened during my pregnancy so if anybody wants to chat about pre-natal diabetes and pre-eclampsia testing and/or thyroid stuff comment or send me a message because I feel like a professional. I'll be back more often eventually.

September 13, 2014

What Happened To My Life?

So a lot has changed since I wrote anything last. First is that I started taking classes so I have zero time for anything else. I actually should be reading right now and studying for a test for 2 classes. And writing a theory paper which scares the crap out of me.

On top of that is even scarier/great news. Just before classes started I found out that I will be having a baby in February. Yup, a BABY. There is a person inside me right now and not in a sexual way. It's still weird for me to say. This will make taking my classes way harder but they're online so... Doable anyway. Hopefully I'll have a healthy and awesome nerd baby. And I'm starting my checking out some nerd baby stuff.

Also, ThinkGeek has a bunch of baby stuff I'm going to need for reasons I haven't fully established yet. http://www.thinkgeek.com/geek-kids/newborn-infant/

In all reality though I'm slightly terrified. We'd been married for 8 years so I didn't think it would happen and then BAM. "Oh hey, you're working full time and going back to school? BABY." Life is trying to stress me out or something.

May 28, 2014

Comic Con!

I went to Motor City Comic Con! It was pretty awesome, but it was mostly a giant nerd mall that you have to pay to enter and it's Halloween. I came away with a pretty good haul, at least.

My favorite was my nerd art.
 From top to bottom:
Art by Ken Krekler, I can't remember... sorry!, and Thirteenth Floor

I also got some more graphic novels.
From left to right:

I went with a few friends and had a great time and I was only slightly awkward, so I'll call that a win. We only went for 1 day, so if I ever go again I'll have to go for 2 days and take my time. I didn't go to any panels (not enough time) or get any autographs (because I'm cheap). I think I may have had more fun if I got there early enough for panels.

Comic Con "red carpet". I'm dressed as SHIELD agent Jemma 
Simmons. I don't know what to do with my hands...

There were some really cool costumes. One of my favorites (that I have pictures of) was a mother-daughter costume (Uhura!) and a really cool Master Chief.

Love this costume idea! And the little girl was so cute!

My favorite worst costume was a aluminum foil Thor. This guy made the Thor helmet with foil and had a foil hammer and a towel for a cape. It was so awful that I thought it was hilarious. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures.

If you want to check out some more pictures, go here!

April 24, 2014

What Happened

I had this plan to get back to writing again. I even had some topics picked out. But then we moved and have more painting and house prep things to do and I no longer have internet or TV at home so I feel like I'm living in some strange universe.


I can't even express the withdrawals. And it's not because we haven't gotten around to hooking it up yet. We literally can't get internet faster than 512kb right now. In case you don't speak internet, it's faster than dial-up but still too slow to do anything of use. I can't watch YouTube and it takes forever just to load Pinterest. I can't even stream Pandora because it's so slow. I live in the middle of nowhere. God help me I'm turning into the hermit I dreamed of except in my mind I also had internet. I CAN'T BE A HERMIT WITHOUT INTERNET!

So now I'm sitting in the local library using their internet during my lunch break. On my iPad mini. It's hard to type on this thing. This might be my life now. I love the library because books, but some of the patrons not so much. Seriously there is a guy in here talking on his phone... Loudly. THIS IS A LIBRARY SHUT YOUR FACE! The first rule of the library is THERE IS NO LOUD TALKING IN THE LIBRARY. I'm getting really worked up, sorry about that.


On the positive side I might finally get around to finishing that book I've been writing (haha not really- more like ignoring) for a couple of years. But I am amazing at procrastinating so I doubt it. Someone inspire me or something because my brain isn't good at convincing me to finish things.

P.S. Sorry if the layout is all weird I'm trying to use the Blogger app to write this and it needs work. I need to start carrying a backpack around for my laptop. Because apparently I don't look lame enough.