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5 Fandom Friday: Geeky Items I NEED in My Closet

I really do enjoy this idea by The Nerdy Girlie, and Super Space Chick! (Luv you ladies!)
This weeks Fandom 5 are nerdy, fandom-based items that I desperately need in my, yesterday! Here are mine:

Fandom Friday: Geeky Items I NEED in My Closet...NOW

1). LumberJanes Shirt- I love Lumberjanes, and I though I got the tote and badges from SDCC, I need MORE!!! And this shirt is hardcore too ;P !
2). Tiana Tee- Tiana is so cute, and I love that she was someone already trying to make her dream come true, before the aid of a prince was even a question.
3). Sestra Shirt- Orphan Black is one of the most amazing shows, and Tatiana Maslany is and amazing actress! This shirt based on the crazy--but still loveable--Helena, and I want it so bad!
4). Xavier's School Letterman Cardigan- I like this sweater so much! Her Universe makes such great ladie-type items! I love it! This one is so cool!
5). Sherlock bow & TARDIS bows!- I love bows and, YES I wear them everyday! I want both of these and would probably wear them together anyway!

Did you participate in Fandom Friday?
Leave your link in the comments below, as I would love to see what else I might want!

A Big Announcement

At the end of September, I will be packing my bags and leaving America’s Finest City, for Florida.
From my Instgram!
That’s right, clear across the country I will be flying and moving to join the Tenor.
This has been one crazy summer, let me tell you! Not bad, though! But exciting and stressful! July started with him leaving for training, and then there was Comic con and my first ever (not Halloween) cosplay, and my nephew going to the hospital. And then to wrap-up July/kick-off August, my sister’s twin babies decided it was time to make their debut a month early!
This month continues to be crazy as I pack up, say good bye to friends and family; and order a much needed (ok, it’s also a bit wanted hee-hee) DRESSY-DRESS, and a dress for his graduation from training (I’ll be using some blogger’s affiliate links so they can get a kickback, cause: CommUNITY)!
I’m excited, and terrified all at once. I’m so excited to see my husband again, but sad to be leaving my city. It’s been such an amazing year! I’ve got this GREAT community of bloggers, hung out with people from there (LOVE to my San Diego Geek Girls especially). I’ve made friends at church, work, and even my local Target (I go in sometimes just to shoot the breeze with them while I get MLP blind bags or grocery items).
But, the things I have wanted from life are also on the horizon. Visiting Japan, England, Germany and Austrailia seem so much more likely to happen!  And with the internet I can still in touch with everyone! I’ll still be here and stuff. It’s just seeing my everyone, and hearing their voices; or, dancing in the car; and actually high-fiving each other that I’ll miss (and other stuff, those immediately come to mind).
I know I’ll be back though. The Tenor’s family and mine are based out of Southern CA! And there’s SDCCC!!! Which for some reason when people find out about the move, they ask “Oh. You won’t be able to go to comic con anymore.” They forget that I will totally be taking a plane to San Diego for it…silly rabbits—Cons are for all!
I am going to be on a bit of a hiatus while I pack and stuff. I have some rough drafts of my usual workout posts started, but I don’t think I’ll be posting them until the 10th or 17th just because these next few weeks are bananas (B.A.N.A.N.A.S.)! I will try to get one of these other outfits posted in between (I have one that's practically done) so if not this evening, next Wednesday for sure!
Lastly, I will have more content this fall! I’ll actually have more time--hopefully! So, cheers!

My Blog as a Mix "Tape"

What would your blog sound like if it was a Mix Tape? Five songs on side A, and Five on B?
Take a minute, and create a 10 song playlist in:

My Blog as a Mix Tape

I've been thinking about this for a while.
Like... a long time!

The hard part was summing up this blog--and by extension: me! I'm friendly, yet feisty, I can be a bit feral (like G.I.R, or, Radical Edward), but inside, I'm also a softy. I want things to go smoothly and as planned...but I'm also scattered. It's equal parts me, my dreams, and what I want to accomplish. And this year's big one is being healthy!
The songs I picked are not only my workout list because I like them, but they literally, make my pace quicken, push me to run faster and more consistently (though currently I am still walking, but you get what I'm saying). These are my anthems--my Rocky Balboa motivation! Not just in working out, or blogging: but in life! I can't stay sad with these songs!

I like a little bit of all types of music. But mostly, I love me some rock 'n' roll! I see my blog as a bit rock 'n' roll, a bit shake your rump, and ambitious!

Also I love music! I like learning about new music, and, what kind of music other people are into!!!  

Now, my question...NAY! My challenge to you is...

Create a playlist, of 10 songs that describe your blog! Any genre! Any song (Maybe just let your readers know if there's any NSFW songs eh?).

Tweet your link with the hashtag: #MyBlogMixTape! And please, please please! Leave me a comment with the link to your post! I want to hear all the music!!!

What will your blog's Mix Tape sound like?

Liebster Award 2.0!

Say WHAT?!  I got Liebster Award again from the super-awesome Steph at Nerdjoy (check out her Liebster Award here)!

On my previous award--found here--I had to answer 11 questions and tag 11 people (if you're on that list...I would still like to see your answers;] ). However, for this one, there are five questions, and five nominees, so be sure to check them out, eh?

Without further ado:

1. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Monster High. Seriously. I think they're adorable. I can't help it. I call it "The Flinstone Effect" where, all the puns, and gadgets are "monster" themed (like "ghoulfriend" and "iCoffin" and "gore-geous"). LOVE them!
2. Who would be in your dream Comic Con meet and greet?
David Tennent, Yazawa Ai, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Joss Whedon. Seriously, I'd probably smile so much my face would be KILLING me, but it would be so awesome!
From Facebook...sorry

3. Spa day! What would be your ideal way to unwind?
Oooh...I've actually never been to a spa, so I like walking this resevoir out here, and, I also like to surf/swim to relax.

4. What has been your greatest achievement in life?
Ok, While getting married was awesome (I never thought that would happen, but am glad it did as he's perfect for me) I have to go with: Getting a picture with Stan Lee was pretty awesome!
"Uncle" Stan and I!!! (I was much less healthy here than before, and
my brother decided he was too stunned by Stan Lee's presence to get a picture with us)
5. How would you describe your blog in five words?
Geek tries to get fit!

And with this, here are my five questions:
1). Why did you start blogging, and what have you learned so far?
2). Describe your blog in 5 words (stolen from Steph) , or, write a haiku about your blog (5-7-5 syllables)?
3). What is your favorite song that perfectly describes your life? AND What is your favorite lyric from that song?
4). I'm recycling this one: You get to have lunch with three people: one historical (real), one fictional BOOK character, and one fictional film/TV character. Who are they, and, how do think this melding of minds would go?
5). What is your favorite Manga/anime? If you don't have one, which one have been interested in the most, but haven't seen?

And my nominees are:
1). Luka Riot @ Rando Calrissian - a totally amazing designer who creates things right up my alley! A little geek, a lot of metal and punk! Be sure to check out here label Hellhound Fashion!
2). Desiree @ The Skinny Geek Within- At Skinny Geek Within, Desiree shares her journey to get fit and healthy! Also, I'm learning a bit about Tennis from her via her blog!
3). Amber from The Shiny Happy - Amber shares her life, and loves on her blog, and has been knocking out items on her "35 before 35" list. (Psst! It's also her birthday month, soooo stop by and wish her a happy birthday!).
4). Kelsey @ April Sprinkles - Kelsey is a super nifty crocheter and knitter, and has created some geeky projects such as the cunning hat, Hogwarts house flowers, and, brain slugs (a la Futurama).
5). Victoria @ Pho Across America - Victoria is a wicked ace restaurant reviewer, and she specializes in one of the most glorious foods this world has been blessed with: Pho (pronounced: in "Psycho Killer" by the Talking Heads). Victoria also spotlights a lot of Asian culture; not just in food, but books as well!

Please be sure to check out everyone else's blog, and even if your not listed (since the list says five, I tried to limit myself), PLEASE feel free to share your answers in the comments, OR, totally do it on your blog cause I AM nominating you...NOW! (Let me know if you post your answers, I will put you up here on the post too!).

Have a great week!

Interweb Discoveries

Let start out with double the dose of people-empowering-awesomosity!

First is the AMAZING blog Superheroesque that was put together by Mia & Liz who's mission is: " encourage every geek to become their own superhero through a happy community of self-love and pop culture." It's a place or EVERY geek to call home, and embrace our differences where we can think critically, make funny/punny references and joke, and more importantly encourage you to be comforable wit YOU!

Next, we have the tumblr Bettersupes where as Alexandria Law put it: "Kids are more impressionable than you, but kids can also be less restricted by cultural gender norms than you. Kids are more creative than you, and they're better at making superheroes than you...This is a mini art project where I draw superheroes based on the costumes worn by little girls..."
It's adorable & inspiring! I can't wait to go home and try and create my own character cause the one's on the tumblr are so rad!

And Danielle's AMAZING watercolor painting! It's such a beautiful piece, and it brings out so much emotion! Also check out her doodle Friday's!

this post
And this video about Ronald McNair made me so happy :')! (Though, I do feel like any librarian who won't allow someone to read, should be fired, and banished from Earth...I don't care WHAT time period it is, you're a librarian! Wear that title with pride!!!)

And, this tourist's advice to Japanese traveller's visiting America is funny!

This and this one post about changing dreams and goals!

The uber talented Luka Riot (her shop here) posted a link to these If-Tim-Burton-Animated-Doctor-Who : GIF's found here!

This 25-minute booty workout from Pumps and Iron, who--and I am stressing this to me more than anyone--I need to read more cause she posts FREE resources for body weight based exercises. I want to at least be strong enoug to move my body around for the impending zombie apocalypse!

This poor wittle Hawley (little voice) from SuperEmoFriends made me "awwww" out loud (is that "aol"?)
I've kept post-poning, the inevitable that is Parks and Rec, I was trying not to Netflix it all at once and then this episode ruined it! All she needs to do is lather vaseline, throw on some Docs or Tims and she is ready to fight!!!

(sorry, I forgot where)
My birthday is next week, and I am so excited to take the day off! LOL a gift to myself! I'm exctied for this weekend cause I get to see my sister and am having a little get together at home! Excited!

What are your plans for the weekend?

Liebster Award

Awesome sauce! I got nominated for a Liebster award from the amazingly cool Usagi from Usagi in Wonderland

"What is this Liebster Award?" you ask:

"Well, it is only an AWESOME award given to up and coming bloggers. Given by other up and coming bloggers. It's a cool way to find other blogs and feel like you are getting into the blogging stratosphere. It is simple, you get nominated by someone else, mention their page and a link to their blog in your Liebster Award Post, answer the 11 questions they give you, then tag 11 other nominees and give them a new set of 11 questions to answer."

So with that, let's get this started!!

1. What is your favorite quote? Both are from Lucas in Empire Records. The first: "Who knows where thoughts come from. They just appear." And of course:

via ( hot!)

2. What is on your bucket list that you want to cross off this year? There are a few, but number one, is to cosplay, second is to go completely platinum blonde (a la Storm, Elsa and Daenerys), third: ROAD TRIP with the Tenor.

I need to make one that has all three of my favorite platinum ladies.
Found on Pinterest. Wish to credit.
3. If you were a pizza, what toppings would you be? LOL! This is a good one! Cheesy, cause I’m pretty dorky and tell cheesy jokes. Garlic because I HATE mosquitos. Mosquitos tend to avoid you if you’ve eaten garlic I've been told, so, win! Artichoke cause I have layers (and it’s REALLY good on pizza); shrimp cause…well, I’m short (and it’s delicious).
Ok, I officially want pizza now.

pizza via (Does anyone else remember this song? LOL)

4. Which TV show are you loving so much right now and hope it doesn't get cancelled? GOSH! I feel like I might jinx it, but Sleepy Hollow has some great potential (but, it is on Fox, and i don't trust those bastards). Arrow, S.H.I.E.L.D., Grimm and Sherlock (there BETTER be a fourth season...

I almost: Laughed my head off! (pun 100% intended!)

5. Which film(s) are you looking forward to this year? Captain America: Winter Soldier; Mr. Peabody and Sherman (HUGE Rocky and Bullwinkle fan, and I LOVED their shorts on the show). But VERONICA MARS has to be the big one!
How I feel as the date gets nearer!

6. Have you see The Lego Movie yet? (BECAUSE IT IS AWESOME!!) Alas, not yet. **hangs head in shame**

7. Who is your current celebrity crush? Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, and Billie Joe Armstrong (always).
8. Are you a Zombie, Vampire, or Werewolf fan? Vampires! Totally! I like werewolves too. And, I will admit I have an irrational fear of zombies. I hate it because I know it's irrational, but I am scared of the zombie runs and it's on the "no fly list" for pranks to pull on me (I don't trust what my reaction would be...just saying. 'Tis a warning). But I'm a bit self-torturing in this regard as I am always curious about zombie films/shows, and I do like The Walking Dead.

But yeah, Vampires...gotta love 'em.
And there goes my weekend...probably going to binge-watch this...again.
9. Why do you blog? Honestly: the people. It's going to sound cheesy (see question 3) but its so awesome to meet and read everyone's blogs and see how we are all similar and different. Learning about people's different perspectives, and, challenging my own ways of thinking and rational. 
Also, it's very much a release for me. I get to have fun, be creative and still I need a deadline. Since I am trying to be healthy, I also like how a blog "holds me accountable" and that's REALLY motivating.

10. What do you hope to accomplish with blogging? Meet new friends and people; get healthy; self-discovery. Most importantly: I'm having fun with it! Meeting like-minded and yet, still different-minded people so we can bounce ideas off of one another, and still learn from, and offer perspectives we might not otherwise hear.
11. What do you want to improve in 2014? (Photography skills, write some more, travel, etc.) 
I would like to improve a lot, but I am most definitely working on physical fitness and being healthy and COSPLAY!
And here are my nominees:

Kim @ A Very Sweet Blog
Brooke @ The Adventure is Afoot
Danielle @ Condensed Star Stuff
Dany @ It's Suteki 
Victoria @ Pho Across America 
Desiree @ Finding the Skinny Geek Within
The Duo of Liz and  Mia @ Superheroesque
Mariko @ GamerWife

Your questions (which are TOTALLY open to anyone to answer):
1). Why did you start blogging? What have you learned so far?
2).If you could have one person narrate your life, who would it be, and why?
3). You get to have lunch with three people: one historical, one fictional book character, and one fictional film/television character. Who are they, and how do you think it would go?
4). What book best describes your adolescence?
5). You have 4 albums: one each to describe childhood; adolescence; current "adulthood" and the last to describe what you see your future as. GO!
6). What is your favorite quote from your favorite 80's Movie?
7). What is your least favorite exercise?
8). Who is your favorite comic book character and why?
9). Remember the Twilight Zone episode "Time Enough at Last" (the library one where he breaks his glasses & is blind without them)? What would your version Mr. Bemis' nightmare be?
10). What is on your bucket list, that you're hoping to cross off this year? (stolen from Usagi!)
11). Are you Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, or Hufflepuff? If you were sorted by Pottermore, do you agree with what you were sorted as?

Be sure to check out the blogs I tagged! I love reading each of them!

Happy New Year!

Happy 2014 to you!
I'm going to start the year by sharing some of my favorite blogs!

xo Mia
Mia Moore  - Mia is an amazing Cosplayer, and snazzy dresser (check out her Daily Outfit tag here) from Texas. She has just posted some of her plans for her cosplays this year and I am uber excited to see them. I also really loved this post about how to de-tangle a wig (so far, I own one wig, and's a rat's nest but only for a little while until I get to do the tutorial!).

Glitzy Geek Girl - Anna is also a cosplayer from Texas who I am stoked to see what she will be doing this upcoming year! She also has great tutorials, my personal favorite was the one she shared on making your own personal Wizard wand (totally would've used this for my engagement pictures), and a Light Saber Hilt!

Nerd Burger - Run by Cazz, Nerd Burger has been great for some extra title recommendations for comics (I'm picking up Fearless Defenders : Doom Maidens from my favorite comic shop thanks to her review here). Cazz also has a FUNCELLENT (=fun+excellent) YouTube channel, that I highly suggest checking out!
We also share a liking for the incomparable Mr. Hankey!

A Very Sweet Blog - Kim at a very sweet blog focuses on beauty and fashion and food! I especially love her reviews of treats, teas, and other drinks (quite a few I have never heard of until reading her blog). I also enjoy her reviews of fashion magazines from around the globe, and her product reviews have become invaluable for me as I am always looking for things to try!
The Nerdy Girlie - Fellow San Diegan Megan looks forward to the same event every July that I do: San Diego Comic Con! In fact, Megan has written one of the most comprehensive guides for SDCC, all of which she has conveniently tagged here. I also REALLY enjoyed her DIY of T.A.R.D.I.S. Shoes! She has also started a Google+ group that kind makes me feel like I joined the Justice League (dibs on being the Flash!!!)

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GamerWife- Mariko is a wife and a gamer, and let me tell, she's got both down to an art! I look forward to Tuesdays due to her "Take My Money Tuesdays" where she highlights a video game, or other geeky ventures that otherwise, I would probably have never heard of. She has a LOT of great content, but I have to say I am unabashedly a fan of Cat-urdays since a). I'm a total cat-lady and b). I'm a cat-lady in an apartment complex that while affordable, does not allow pets. I've also been checking out her decor and DIY posts as my little apartment can always use some sprucing up!

Usagi in Wonderland - Usagi is a fan of many of my fandoms as well, and I love how she shares not just a peek at her fandoms, but a peek into her life as well! She even got to go to England before the Doctor Who 50th festivities ended! She also has some REALLY cute outfits that she shares--I especially love her Sailor Moon sweatshirt found here!

ADHD and Geekery (soon to be "The Shiny Happy")- Amber is a Star Wars fan and Unicorn lover and while one of the newer blogs I've been reading, I've been enjoying her posts a bunch! I also thing her little boxer pup Jax is too cute for words (my old running buddy was my dad's boxer Ali, so I kind of adore this breed). I am really liking her 35 Before 35 list, and am working on a 32 Before 32 list to post next month when I turn 31!
KTJ Weighing In- KT has been a real inspiration into health! She is from Philly, and has been working out super hard. She too is doing Shawn T.'s T25 Workout (which I have sidelined due to San Diego's dry summer weather as I figure I should go outside while I can). KT's emotional and physical journey often has me saying to my computer screen "you can do it"...out loud! I love her emotional honesty too. Very inspiring!

Those are just some of the blogs I am inspired by, so try to check them out when you have a second!

Who are some of the bloggers you enjoy?