How is/was your Labor Day weekend? [if you were lucky enough to have it, that is.] Mine was an absolute blast and a half. Rin came down on Friday and stayed with me until today since she’s gotta go back to work tomorrow. BOO HISS.
She bought me new beautiful things for my wall:
and a shitfuckle of candy. I’m pretty much going to overdose on sugar with no fucks given. THOSE GUMMY BEARS, THOUGH. [In which we lined them bears up by color, because we were that bored.]
We got up to a lot of things over the course of the weekend like watching Spawn and Shame. I’ve never seen Spawn but I’m now glad I did because I was laughing my ass off the entire time. Shame was good as well, but the ending made me rage. I definitely feel like it should have been longer.
On Saturday we had our annual BBQ and I introduced Rin to the less-judgemental family and family friends. The judgemental half? Meh. They can shove it. I just didn’t really bother. We were up well into the night because the booze got broke out and we just went with it.
There’s a moral to this story though….
What’s funny is I waltzed right into the bathroom at the right second. I didn’t even feel sick at all, but my body was like, “HEY LET’S GO IN THERE. I THINK IT’S A GOOD IDEA.”
Sunday we played LEGO Lord of the Rings [in which she absolutely enjoys beating me up for no reason.] and she played Skyrim on my character and was amazed as fuck at my character’s sneak ability. We also went to go pester Brynjolf in the Thieves Guild, because we’re fangirls like that.
Sunday night we watched Desolation of Smaug and this beautiful tweet was born:
I wasn’t even hitting the alcohol, then.
Today we got her on the bus in record time and due to traffic [ugh.] she didn’t get home until 3pm. Our next meetup is [hopefully.] New York Comic Con next month.
1. What are you most looking forward to about Fall?
I can’t complain too much about the weather this year, as it wasn’t a bad summer weather-wise. Usually I’m like DEAR GOD, IT IS TOO HOT MAKE IT STOOOOOP. So, the bennies going home and the neighbor kids going back to school is always a plus about fall. HOORAY WE CAN GET AROUND TOWN AND IT’S QUIET AGAIN!
2. What is your favorite sports team?
New Jersey Devils. 29 days until pre-season, baby!
3. If you could go back to college is there one thing you would change?
I never went to college.
4. What was your favorite class you ever took? (HS or College)
Chemistry. Blowing shit up, yo!
5. Reach into your purse what is the first thing you grab?
My 3DS case.
I don’t think I need to explain what this vlog is about if you’ve been paying attention to social media or the news for the past few days, but for the odd off chance that you haven’t. The Ice Bucket Challenge is to raise awareness for ALS. People are challenged to dump an ice water bucket on themselves to mimic the effects of this disease that has no known cure within 24 hours or the person has to donate $100 to the foundation. Some people have done both the challenge and have donated what they could.
Some people are finding this whole thing silly, a new “teen fad” or a bunch of crap, but according to Anthony, who is a person that has ALS, this “bunch of crap” is making huge leaps and bounds in raising awareness. Like he says, you might be irritated by it, but it’s getting you talking about it and the person reading your rant may go hmmm! let me do my own research on this and hey, THEY MAY DONATE DESPITE YOUR BITCHING! WIN WIN FOR THE FOUNDATION!
In my original video, I got tagged by my brother on Facebook to do the challenge, and I tagged three other people who were watching my video to do the challenge. So far I only got one to take the bait. [Thanks, M!] I edited the video where I nominated people for privacy and since I’m not really looking to nominate anyone here on my blog. I just wanted to share my video.
HOWEVER, if you feel like you want to be nominated by me to do this challenge after reading this blog / watching my video, please do so. The more awareness for ALS, the better.
If you’re watching the video, I am well aware that my ice bucket isn’t an actual bucket. [It's a mug.] I didn’t want to use all the ice we had in the house because hey, I don’t pay the water bill and the ALS Foundation website even says to be considerate of your water usage.
I did my best with what I had on hand so shoot me.
For the categories listed below, imagine that a new business or event of that type opened in your area. Tell us whether you would check it out or attend; and, whether you would go alone, with friends of your gender, or with a significant other/lover. Expound on your answer as much as you’d like.
1. Sports Bar: I only really like hockey and enjoy to go to the games or watch it from the comfort of my home. Sports bars tend to bring out the ugly side of some sports fans.
2. Brew pub or beer hall: Ew, beer.
3. Wine Festival: Ew, wine.
4. Tanning Salon: If I want skin cancer, I’ll just go outside.
5. Sex/kink event (e.g. Dark Odyssey, Sexapalooza, Leather conferences, fetish ball, kinky salon): Either the girlfriend and I or us and fellow kink-minded friends.
6. Strip club: Friends and GF, or just the GF and I. For the hahas of yeah, I went to a strip joint. Yay me!
7. Sex toy store: With the GF, or friends.
8. Upscale Spa: Granted I had the money for that kind of thing and that I didn’t have a crippling fear of strangers touching me? Me and the GF. But I can get a full body massage free if I ask for it.
9. Adult Sex education conference (e.g. Eroticon, CatalystCon): GF or GF and like-minded friends.
To play along, head on over to the TMI Tuesday blog.
I have to apologize that this review is WAY overdue, but with all the stuff I’ve had to deal with over the past few months you’d understand completely.
Ad Lunam Photography is owned by my close friend Kat, a Toms River, New Jersey based model and photographer who I met a few years ago on Tumblr. I can’t remember exactly how we ended up crossing paths there, but we really hit it off and I’m really, really glad that I had the opportunity to meet her.
In exchange for crash space in our hotel room for AnimeNEXT 2014, Kat expressed interest in shooting Rin and I. I was more than happy to cover her hotel expenses, but she ended up wanting to pay me anyway.
Kat is super nice to work with and does not make you feel uncomfortable at all. I didn’t know my ass from my elbow when it comes to posing but she just let me roll with whatever came to me. Usually photographers are like, “THAT LOOKS RIDICULOUS. LET ME FIX IT.” but Kat wasn’t like that.
Kat uses very little editing and rather let the rawness of the photo speak for itself and not silencing it under thousands of filters and other such Photoshop-y things. She has a very quick turnaround time for photos and will send them to you either through Dropbox or will place them on a CD for you.
I had a wonderful time shooting with Kat even if I nearly busted my ass on a rock and a bee scared us away from our shooting location. I will definitely seek Kat’s photography skills in the future.
If you wanna connect with my dear friend, you can find her on her official website, Facebook, DeviantART [NSFW content contained here] and Google+!
legal disclosure jargon to save my butt: This review was not monetarily compensated nor was it done in exchange for services. All thoughts and opinions are strictly my own. All photos contained herein are property of Ad Lunam Photography.