Saturday, February 1, 2014

A new project of sorts...

Yeah, yeah yeah. I've been gone. I won't make any excuses buuuuuut... I'm working on a new project.

I'll fill in the details and update on everything else we have been up to soon. :)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Geek stuff

Well, the Star Trek con was fun, but I don't think we will do another one of those types of cons. It's way more fun when you can enjoy multiple titles that you love in one place (not to mention this one was crazy overpriced!) I've been in massive panic rush mode prepping for San Diego Comic Con, and we've been on about 1 trip a week for the last month.

No joke:

May 31 - Star Trek
June 15 - family birthday/fathers day stuff
June 22 - visit the lake
June 29 - Mackinac island
July 3 - Munising (upper peninsula) for 5 days for the 4th of July. That looks way crazier all written out.

In between I've been trying to get the hang of my new job and working on costumes AND the house. Also, a scary few days occurred where Goji (our first kitty) needed surgery to remove a tumor in his mouth. Luckily it was benign, but giving a cat pain killers was a new one!

We finally got our garden boxes installed and growing:

The fireworks in Munising were amazing as always. 

I made a whole new costume in one weekend. I know, I'm insane. But my new job had the annual company picnic and it was superhero themed! How could I not use it as an opportunity to become Captain America for a day? Also I won $50 to Target, so there's that. 

This is what I usually look like these days in the evening:

And I will soon be sharing the completion of the Zelda and Link costumes. I am still tweaking them, but we have already worn them once! We did a trial run at the Motor City Comic Con and I'm glad we did. It exposed some weaknesses. In the meantime, here's a sneak peak of new progress:

I've got to go get to work again, but it sure has been exciting around here!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Our trip to the Chicago Star Trek convention is coming up...

Forgive me a dork moment (it's my birthday, you don't have a choice), but how cool is this? I've always had trouble keeping track of all the different versions.
Star Trek Costume Guide

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

So, I hear it's May now?

Life is such a beautiful, wonderful, crazy thing. Like the old adage, 'April showers bring May flowers', one day you're plugging along, kinda bored but hanging in there with the day-to-day of it all, and then you realize that so many plans you've been working on really ARE coming together. Here's what we've got going this month:

1. We have had four different groups over this week. Barbecuing and croquet for the win!
2. We have installed 2 new pathways in the backyard (no more walking through dirt between the deck and patio!) and planted a dozen new perennials and herbs.
3. This Saturday we are running the Detroit Color Me Rad color run.
4. Sunday is Mothers Day and our annual family pictures.
5. My boss quit and moved across the country (sad face)
6. We saw Iron Man 3 at an advanced screening - before it came out in theaters!
7. Motor City Comic Con in 2 weeks.
8. The opening of lake season and getting the water toys in over Memorial Day.
9. We're headed to a Star Trek Convention in Chicago at the end of the month.

Oh, and I am taking the next step in my career and starting a new job on Monday.

I hope you've got as many flowers blooming as I do!

Ps - I have also been making steady progress on the costumes, and will post an update on those soon.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Knock, Knock...

As I was running up and down the stairs this week doing laundry, I noticed something odd in the hallway.

It appears that somebody has moved into my house.

When I knocked nobody answered, so I opened the door (that was rude, I know)... I wonder where it goes!