[Sunday Social] 8/24/14

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.

Sunday Social

[VLOG] #icebucketchallenge

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.

[TMI Tuesday] Doing Business

Doing Business

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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.

[Review] Ad Lunam Photography

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Getting to Know Me

Since I’m pretty much fed up at looking at my earlier post, I’m going the filler post route with a survey that Lori found. I probably won’t have anything new to say until the end of the month so….expect radio silence.

What is your best friends name?

Well besides my girlfriend, there’s G & Tarek.

What are you listening to right now?

Nine Lives, One Love

Whats your favorite number?

Thirteen.

What was the last thing you ate?

Bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios

If you were a crayon what color would you be?

There needs to exist a rainbow crayon.

How is the weather right now?

At 2:38 PM ET [which is the actual time of this post.] it was 81F and cloudy.

Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?

Mom, on Friday.

Favorite TV show?

Bones, New Girl, Rizzoli & Isles, Mythbusters, Game of Thrones, Adventure Time & Regular Show currently. There’s still a lot I have on my “need to watch” list.

Favorite video game?

Final Fantasy XIII, because reasons. I also love Bayonetta because of this scene. [Spoiler alert perhaps for those who haven't played, click at your own risk. Side note, I want to cosplay that little troll.]

Siblings?

I have an older half-brother. But we all hate his original father so…he’s my full brother and everybody can shut the fuck up.

Hair color?

It’s my natural color, dirty blonde at the moment.

Favorite Holiday?

Even though it has the tendency to scare the fucking shit out of me, Halloween. Because it’s the one day a year I can freely cosplay and no one bats an eyelash.