December 31, 2016

Favorite Things- 2016

I kind of missed an entire year of favorite things. So, to sum up, here are my favorite things of 2016.

Bath/Body Products

One of my favs
I am obsessed with Lush bath bombs. They're on the expensive side (especially considering I can't actually fit my entire body in to my tiny bath) but they are wonderful and have made me love taking a bath.

I found a cheap foundation I really love Maybelline's Fit Me Matt & Poreless Foundation. Pretty much all I've had around me are drug stores and I'm just getting used to wearing makeup more frequently since High School, so this has been great.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness is a beautiful, wonderful, sad book that made me cry ugly tears at the end and now I have a slight hatred for the author for making that happen.

I probably would have more if I hadn't spent the year reading textbooks and if I had free time I watched TV instead. Next year.


The Librarians is one of my favorite shows to watch. Which is surprising because it is fairly cheesy, but I love their adventures. The TV show is a spin off of The Librarian movies starring Noah Wyle. There is adventure, action, and I find them to be a lot of fun.

Stranger Things is a show pretty much everyone has talked about since it was added to Netflix. Because it is awesome. 1980's, nerdy kids, good music, and sci-fi are a lot of the things I love.

 I also have really liked watching Grand Tour, with the former hosts of Top Gear. I missed seeing them and was really excited when it was announced they were going to be on a new show. Sorry BBC, you effed up.

I haven't seen many movies this year, partially because they tore down my local movie theater to build a Meijer. And my rentals have been far and few between because, well... Netflix. But one new movie I did see this year was The Magnificent Seven. I love a good Western and it had been quite a while since I'd seen one. It's worth a watch.

Shameless Self-Promotion

Wait, how did that get here? But I truly do love my candles. Otherwise I wouldn't make them and use them every day. Really, it's an obsession. They're book/fandom/nerd themed. Occasionally I'll put up other stuff, like when I had dinosaur ornaments up for Christmas.

Other Stuff
I graduated with my Bachelor's degree! Cum Laude, bitches! The work to get my degree sucked but I'm glad I'm done with it.

I would probably have more but I have a child clinging to me and crying because I don't know why. I hope you had a good 2016 and will have a better 2017! Because the internet says 2016 was basically a dumpster fire of a year. I don't disagree that much, but some things were good at least!

December 29, 2016

But I'm Not Even in the Theater

I had a weird dream last night that woke me up this morning around 4am. I got a part in a traveling musical and I was very excited. For some reason my dad was bringing me to the venue for the first show. First I couldn't find the dressing room and when I finally found it the men and women shared some kind of weird locker room that was all toilet stalls and on the other side of the room showers. No lockers. And then I panicked because I didn't know my lines. We had no dress rehearsal and I hadn't learned my lines yet and as I realized this I woke up in a panic because I was unprepared... I didn't even know for sure what show I was in. I think Fiddler on the Roof, which is weird because I've never seen it, or it could have been Les Mis which would have been better because that's all singing and I at least know those songs. 

Here's the thing... I've never done musical theater. I haven't done a play since I was a Junior in High School so I have no idea where this came from. But apparently that didn't matter to my 4am mind. I woke up sweating and panicking because I didn't know my lines. WHAT.

I think my subconscious is worried I'm unprepared for something, though I'm not sure what that is. It would be great if my brain could tell me what that is exactly because I have no idea. Blissful ignorance is better, brain... trust me.

December 22, 2016

Student Loans Hit Again

You know the not so fun thing about graduating? Loan payments start. I just graduated and have been told that in less than a month my substantial loan payments will start up. Because I only had 2 classes left to take (1 in summer, 1 in fall) so my grace period started when the spring semester ended. I haven't even been able to get a job with my degree yet and I already have to start paying on it. So I've been spending my child-free evening applying for every job requiring a Bachelor's Degree in the area and checking in to Master's Degree programs. I need a drink.

On a fun-ish note I've had a couple childless hours and have been using it to watch the classic Christmas movie Die Hard. Because it IS a Christmas movie. The internet agrees.

December 14, 2016


After working full-time, going back to school to get my degree, and having a baby (all at the same time) I'm finally back at this writing thing because I GRADUATED! I don't know if you can tell by the all caps but I'm really excited about it. I've missed writing about things that haven't been assigned to me by a professor. I don't exactly have THAT much more time in my life, but it's a good 8 hours a week anyway.

The best news is I can read something again that isn't a text book. Don't get me wrong, I love learning. I just missed reading something fictional. The first book on my list is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. I haven't read the full first chapter yet but I really like it so far. So the plan is for the book part of my blog and the sometimes funny-ish part of my blog to start seeing more of me again. I do have to warn you that I was a political science major so getting out of the "everything is political mode" is why I haven't written much the past couple of years. Nobody wants to listen to my political opinion. Everybody goes to Facebook or Twitter if they want political opinions that don't matter.

Also, I sell candles on Etsy now so there's that. will take you to the store. They're pop culture/ fandom/ book themed. I just have a few scents for now and will be adding more on later. Because candle making and the start-up costs are kind of expensive! Just ask my husband... actually, no. He just gets mad about it. But I love candles!