September 30, 2013

Favorite Things: September

I'm slacking this month so I want to apologize for the lack of posts. I've been distracted and stuff lately. I blame work for making me so tired I want to do nothing but sleep and watch TV when I get home.

Throwback Gift
It was my husband's birthday recently and I wanted to take him back to his childhood so I got him a Big Trak. This was a toy he played with a lot as a kid (I had never seen one before) but when I saw that they had been made again I new I needed to get it for him. They are similar to the originals so even though they do cost a bit (about $60) I thought it was worth it to see the look on his face. Ah, childhood nostalgia...
Throwback Tees
Sticking with the "throwback" theme, check out 80s Tees- I'm a big fan of the 80's Movie section. Check out this awesome Uhura shirt! There's even 80s Superhero Shirts! I want them all!

I love Sanshee for the accessories but they have a lot of great geeky stuff there too.

Early Christmas Shopping
And then of course I'm on Etsy a lot looking for unique presents for people. Christmas comes quick so I want to start shopping early! I'd tell you want I want to buy but I also don't want anybody to buy all the stuff before I can... so maybe after my shopping is done. I'm sorry, it's important! But I can tell you I'm buying more nerdy candles from Frostbeard Studio because they're awesome. So there you go... you get one.
OK, also check out my Pinterest Board for other cool stuff I want... mostly for me, though so I'm not sure what other people would like. Either way it's still cool.

P.S. If you come across any cool stuff you think I should include next month contact me!

September 16, 2013

I'm Suspicious of Chinese Vampires

I saw a news story on Yahoo this morning about a Chinese hospital wanting virgin female blood for research.

Quote from the news story:
"A Chinese hospital's request for blood from healthy female virgins for use in medical research has been condemned as insulting to women, state-run media reported Monday.
The Peking University Cancer Hospital said it needed the blood of 100 female virgins aged from 18 to 24 years old for studies on the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is usually transmitted through sexual contact, the China Daily reported."
So I read this and got all conspiracy theory and was like "what if that really isn't what the blood is for? Who requests the blood of young female virgins?! Wait... Vampires!" I mean, what would be the best way for vampires to get a certain type of blood? They can just fake "medical research" and have an in!

And speaking of vampires, I hope they look more like Jonathan Rhys Myers Dracula than Johnny Depp or 30 Days of Night vampires because 1) he's hot & 2) the others are creepy. But no Twilight vampires because they're all sparkly and weird. If I can't kill you with sunlight or a chunk of wood to the heart then you go against the vampire rules and should not exist you sparkly freak of nature! Whoa... sorry about that. I also get upset about fast zombies.

I was terrified by 30 Days of Night... nope nope nope nope
nope nope nope too scary I am crying!

So now I'm going to be questioning the motives of places that collects blood for any reason. Hello "blood research facility", are you using my blood for science or "science"? Because if you're using it for "science" I want to meet them so I know how afraid I should be and stuff. China got a bit too risky requesting virgin blood and gave themselves away. Everybody that has read any kind of vampire novel knows virgin blood tastes better or whatever because they believe in the myth that only virgin blood is "clean" blood. What a bunch of snobby vamps.

But of course U.S. vamps would buy from China because that's where most of our goods come from anyway. Why would blood be any different? Besides, we eat way too much fast food in this country. For example, I would probably have a slightly McDonald's flavor with a hint of Taco Bell. You don't want any of this, vampires. Plus I'm married so my virgin flavoring is all gone.

I'm still wondering how I went from possible Chinese vampires to convincing said vampires I would taste gross.... oh well. Happy Monday!

September 9, 2013

That's Not An Injury... That's Called Getting Older

My knees make noises sometimes (and then hurt) when trying to walk up stairs and at first my reaction was "oh my gosh I should go to the doctor! Something is wrong!" and then I remember that I'm not injured... I'm just getting older.

It's a depressing thought- my body is already starting to destroy itself. I'm literally starting to crumble, as all of us do with age. I know, I know... Way to start the week off with a depressing thought, Laura. I'm sorry but it's been on my mind! I'm not even 29 yet and I already have some grey hairs!

And it's not even that I necessarily mind getting older... the number doesn't bother me (yet). It's the fact that our bodies are like, "yeah I think I'm done with certain things, like letting you sleep thorough the night without making you get up to pee. And remember when you could stay up all night and not feel like death in the morning? That's over too. And by the way? Wrinkles and not being able to hold in your farts!" Because that's what's next.

But then I see those people who obviously don't give a shit. When I went to the store today, there was a guy in front of me in the checkout line that was in a motorized chair, using an oxygen tank, and he bought a pack of cigarettes. Guess how many fucks that guy gave... the answer is zero! Good for him I guess if he doesn't want to prolong his life at all. But I want to see more stuff so I think I'll avoid where his life has lead.

Holy shit am I cheery today. Yay, Mondays!