Belated Birthday Post

Hi Steffibuns,

I didn’t post last week because I was busy having a birthday. I knew you wouldn’t mind.

Every year I seem to have better and better birthdays. Facebook and my journal reminded me of all  the special ones I’ve had since you planned that elaborate surprise  7 years ago in Disneyland. I was surprised again in 2014, we always go to dinner, I get Harry Potter books and Disney movies, we went to the Renaissance Fair another year, and I’m always surrounded by the people who mean most to me. I am constantly reminded how loved and lucky I am to have the friends and family that I do.

I worry that I don’t make you feel the same way on your birthday, but you are Leslie Knope and I am Ann Perkins and that kind of explains it.

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I love you!

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PS: Look at this!

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Nerdfighteria Again

Steffi, last weekend was one of the greatest. I am so thankful for Nerfighteria, for John and Hank, and for the awesome that founded our friendship.

First things first. WE SAW AN OWL!!
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We got to hang out with Christowaffle, who made 4 attempts to take a photo that I demanded and ended up with this masterpiece:Share from Pixlr

We reminisced about the night that changed our lives:
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We saw another Hank Green concert, where we were absolutely living when we got to sing along to Everybody.

I gave Katherine a Hanklerfish.
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We finally got to experience a Harry & the Potters concert TOGETHER. This means so much to me. And don’t mind me, I’ll be listening to them for a solid straight month now.
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♪ I am Harryyy Potterrr ♪

DFTBA

Reading update: I’ll be flying to Indiana this weekend, I promise I’ll bring my kindle and read!

25 Things Every HP Fan Did Before Deathly Hallows Was Released

Hi Steffibun,

Last night I saw Andrew Sim’s post from Buzzfeed “25 Things Every Harry Potter Fan Did Before Deathly Hallows Was Released” and I said YASSS to so many of them I wanted to show you with my own pictures.

#1. You obsessively reread every book, combing for information you might have missed on the previous read through.
This is obvious.

#2. To the point where all your books looked like this.

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I barely dare open this one because the spine has split.

#3. Midnight book releases were your jam.
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#5. And you definitely slept on the street at least once for a movie premiere, if you were close enough to one.

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Order of the Phoenix movie release

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Half-Blood Prince movie release

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Deathly Hallows Part 1 movie release

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Deathly Hallows Part 2 movie release

#6. Your bedroom was wallpapered with posters from the films.
Cue Harry Potter wall from baby Kara’s bedroom!
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#7. In fact, your whole room was a shrine dedicated to the series.

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Yes I hung a wand from my ceiling.

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I took a 6 foot holographic poster from a theater.

#8. You’d spend hours clicking through J.K. Rowling’s website trying to find clues.
This was my life during Christmas break!
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#9. And Mugglenet was your homepage so you’d be up to date 100% of the time.
It is still my homepage..
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#10. Movie marathons were a common occurrence at your house.
Correction, they ARE.

#11. And of course, you’d accompany the films with themed snacks.
We made pumpkin pasties and butterbeer for our Harry Potter class in college.

#12. You bought any kind of merchandise you could get your hands on.
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#13. You spent hours assembling intricate Hogwarts Lego sets.
No. But playing the Lego Harry Potter games, yes.

#15. You frequently visited dumbledoreisnotdead.com, reading so far into every theory that came along.
Also the unplottables LiveJournal.

#16. You got super into role playing on various online forums.
Hogwarts Is Home LiveJournal!! Also, Neopets guilds, so many Neopets guilds.
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#17. After Half-Blood Prince came out, you theorised non-stop about Snape’s loyalties.
Whilst in tears.
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#18. You spent a lot of time writing or reading unhealthy levels of fanfiction.
Harry Potter and the Amulet of Time! ❤

#19. You listened to Mugglecast so much that you got to the point where you considered Andrew, Ben, Kevin, Eric, Micah, and all the rest of the gang to be your friends.
They’re all I listened to during long vacation car rides to Mexico and California.

#20. If you lived in the right area, you went to all the fan conventions.
Or not, I went to one in Florida.

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LeakyCon 2011

#21. And if you lived too far or your parents didn’t let you go, you’d just look at photos on the internet and be sad.
I remember when I missed out on Azkatraz.

#22. You made so many online friends who shared your undying love for the series.
Just friends in general. You know who you are.

#23. If you weren’t in a Wrock band, you sure listened to a lot of it.

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Harry & the Potters concert 2013

#25. But mainly, your time was spent waiting impatiently for the next book release, so you could devour it in a few hours and repeat the whole cycle.
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Friendaversary!

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Today marks 7 years of our friendship! We met the mystical land unicorn Tyler Oakley today and we met John Green 7 years ago today. Maybe we’ll meet JK Rowling on our next significant friendaversary. We can dream.

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In honor of our friendversary: A FRIEND TAG!

1. When and how did you meet?

K & S: In Hogwarts at a HP class.

2. What was your first impression of one another?

S: This is the biggest Hufflepuff I’ve ever met and what is with those eyes?

K: This is the Slytherin bitch of the class.

3. Describe each other in one word.

S: Kind.

K: Catlady

4. What’s your favorite memory together?

S & K: Aladdin! Fireworks for 3 hours. Club 33. Splash Mountain. Basically, Disneyland.

5. What is something that annoys you about each other?

S: I’ve never been annoyed by Kara but she hated me when I used to be messy five+ years ago.

K: I don’t get annoyed with her now but she used to be messy.

6. Have you traveled anywhere together?

S & K: Duh.

7. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

S & K: Hogwarts

8. Who takes longer to get ready in the morning?

S & K: Steffi when she’s doing her makeup and Kara when she’s doing her hair. Steffi takes it all when she does her hair AND makeup.

9. Favorite inside joke.

S: WAT.

K: SHE AINT GOT NO MONEY IN THE BANK.

10. Who is the better cook?

S & K: Steffi

11. What is it like being friends with someone who is so obsessed with YouTube.

S & K: We both are… This question doesn’t apply to us.

12. Have you lived together?

S & K: Duh.

13. Who is messier?

S & K: It used to be Steffi but now we’re both equally clean.

14. Who is more outgoing?

S: Kara

K: Steffi

15. Who is nicer?

S & K: Kara. Steffi’s a bitch.

16. What is the last movie you saw together?

S & K: Big Hero 6

17. Tell us something you got in a fight about.

S & K: The only fight we’ve ever been in was when Kara wasn’t seeing reason about how she was supposed to be with her now husband, Grayson.

18. Who is the designated driver?

S & K: Steffi

19. Who smells better?

S & K: This is rude. We both smell DELICIOUS.

20. Read the most recent text exchange between the two of you.

S & K: This is so boring. S : I’m going to go to [the Yogurtland] on Scottsdale cuz it’s closer to my apartment. K: Otay.

PS Your mini punishment is to do a 10 day photo challenge on our instagram. Ten days in a row, if you miss one you have to start over. YAAAS.

The Prahjeckt: In Review

I’m Kara. I’m quite the plain Jane, so no fancy fonts from me. I’m fond of orange and I’m still waiting for my Hogwarts letter.

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My name is Steffi and I speak largely in italics. I have a fondness for purple and picking my nose. I’m in a perpetual state of wishing I was in Disneyland. 

This is our Prahjeckt: In Review.

So.. How’s it going?

Really good! I run 2 blogs and crochet like a mad person in my free time. I’m momma to 2 puppies and a kitty, I’m a maid of honor this year, and I’m planning 7+ trips out of state. I’m good, but may be slightly crazy.

Good! But I didn’t get enough sleep last night and I have a rash under my arms. It’s never too much information on the internet right?

No, how’s the blog going?

Oh it’s great! I am so proud of us for keeping it up a whole year! It would be so easy to quit, but it’s so fun I don’t think either of us wants to. Plus the punishments really help 😉

It’s great! I love this damn thing. I’ve been so mushy this past week. I can’t believe we’ve been writing in this for a year! That’s 52 posts (except the ones that we missed maha)! I am so incredibly proud of Kara, who hates writing, to have continued this journey with me. This is a HUGE feat for her. And I, guh, I’M JUST SO MUSHY. I have the best best friend in the whole world and I really feel like this Prahjeckt has made my life more fun.

Who was punished the most?

I think it was Kara at the beginning but in the last few months, I have 100% turned that around. But I’m too lazy to count and make sure. Kara, can you count the things?

Well I can tell you we made it 4 months without missing a post! I was the first one to receive a punishment. Though I posted very late on several occasions, I only have 2 1/2 punishments. You have 3 1/2 😛

What was your favorite post you did?

My favorite post I’ve done is the Complete, Official and Absolute List of Underappreciated Disney Songs (which is also my most educational post). But the ones I’m most proud of are my posts about my eating disorders: Part 1 and Part 2

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What was your favorite post the other person did?

I love Steffi’s Complete, Official and Absolute Guide to the Best Disney Kitties. I love when she talks about kitties. And the gifs, the gifs are amazing.

Kara’s Phoenix Comicon 2015 Recap was easily my favorite post she’s done this year. She put so much effort into her part of the booth at PCC and it really shows. Her creations are amazing and it was so awesome to see how many people love her work. I admire her so much! GUSHGUSHGUSH.

Any new interests? I recently got into planner decorating and I, very much on purpose – it was not even slightly accidentally, got Kara into it too (I knew that video I posted last week would hook her). I also got into reading again. This is, obviously, an old interest, but I’m reading a lot more than I was before and it sparked my interest again. Watching Let’s Plays on YouTube and getting into the gamer community (just dipping my toe in, don’t send gamergate after me). I never thought I would have an interest in that kinda stuff, but it’s been such a fun thing for Andrew and I to do together. Plus, I like being “in the know” about gamer things. Makes me feel cool, like a hip mom.

I’ve been playing more flash games recently; I took a bit of a break from Kongregate. And I’m still on hold with my WoW account, though I’ve been dying to play. Instead, we’re playing Heroes of the Storm! It’s like LoL but by Blizzard so instantly cooler. You’ll probably see more planner insanity because, yes Steffi did hook me with that video. Last year at this time, we were super into playing blind tag every week, but now we go to the trampoline gym! Steffi can do backflips over and over again and I’m just learning how to do front flips. Activities!

How will you celebrate the blogs one year anniversary? We’re going to Disneyland, duh! I’ll be there for Disneyland’s 60th (Friday-Sunday) and Kara will be joining me on the weekend! We’re going to do so much of nothing. All the nothing will be had by us.

We’re going to Disneyland! I can’t wait to eat ice cream on Main Street all day and see the new parade and fireworks for the 60th. Doing nothing in the parks is so MAGICAL.

Will you keep posting?

Since this doesn’t seem to be a goodbye post, yes I think we will.

Imma have to say duh.

Goals for the new blog-year?

More gifs. And I really want to see more harsh punishments. I think we’ve been too lenient this year (first person to skip a post has to put peanut butter on their face?). Also, since Kara and I are getting into planner decorating, I hope there will be some Plan with Me series, or the blog equivalent. As a person: I’d like to say that I’m more well rested by next year this time. Also, it would be nice to start working out again. And save some money. And be happy. If those things happen, I will be a happy girl.

Yes, gifs. I miss gifs. I lost all of my saved ones on my old computer D: I want to be more harsh with punishments too. And we need to start a youtube channel. Maybe punishments have to be vlogged? I definitely want to be more organized this year, like actually plan out posts. Good thing we bought new extremely satisfying planners!

How many days has it been since you’ve been to Disneyland?

73 days!!

I hate that you’re winning, WHY ARE YOU WINNING. 88.

I Don’t Adult

Steffi, let me tell you how hard it is for me to be an adult. Last week I had to go to the post office to mail a package. I’m lucky I didn’t have a panic attack in there. I couldn’t get the tape dispenser to work and had to ask for help. I didn’t know that mailing something in your own box was more expensive than the flat rate box, so I had to undo the tape on the box that a nice man just helped me with. I couldn’t figure out how to fold the flat rate box so this nice lady helped me and then I sealed the box without putting everything in it first. It was just a disaster and I felt like everyone was watching me and I couldn’t wait to run out the door. Can’t I print my own label and just stick a stamp on it and throw it in the mailbox from the comfort of my own house?

This stuff happens whenever I have to do adult things. Going to the bank, making a return, grocery shopping. I just don’t adult well.

I don’t mind though. I much rather enjoy staying up late playing Mario kart, playing blind tag every weekend for hours with our friends, having an endless need for disneyland, and listening to harry potter soundtracks as I fall asleep. Let’s not grow up, ok?

Btw, this post is late but not punishment worthy late! Woo!