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 ♪

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

Monkeys and Things

Hi Steffibun!¬†Today’s post comes to you in four parts.

Part one: happy Chinese New Year! This year it’s the year of the monkey and I know this because there’s lots of crocheted monkeys around.

 

I made my own too! The pattern was meant for thin yarn but I don’t use thin yarn so my monkey is huge. Lookit his face!

Part two: something that makes me and Grayson very old. We go see movies well after their release date, on Saturdays, in the mornings. Not only is the cost only $12.50, but there’s no one else there and we love it. We went to see The Revenant last Saturday (not recommended, but it’s part of my 101 in 1001 and Leo) and there were only some old people who showed up. We also saw Inside Out on a quiet Saturday morning. Oh! And speaking of movies, you have seen the Martian, right? You have to if you haven’t! We rented it on the PSN and it was totally worth the $6 to stay home and watch it from our couch with pizza.

Part three: is something that was on Dear Hank & John. I love listening to their podcast and on a recent episode they were talking about code-switching. Grayson had to explain it to me:

In linguistics, codeswitching occurs when a speaker alternates between two or more languages, or language varieties, in the context of a single conversation

And he observes me doing this anytime I am around my family. We don this weird accent and say weird things. It’s not something I do consciously, but I love it and I love that we have something unique that brings us together.

Part four: reading updates! Let me just start by saying that so far this year, I finished Felicia’s book and Tyler’s book and I’m starting on a third book. And it’s not even 2 months into the year yet! And those aren’t on my challenge list because I was already reading them beforehand. So I am on track to read FOURTEEN books this year.

Here’s the ones I’m adding to my list based on your suggestions:
A book published before you were born: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
A book chosen by your BFF: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
A book you can read in a day: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
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Currently reading: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith pg 80

And for your book, Grayson suggests you read Wizard’s First Rule (Sword of Truth series) by Terry Goodkind. I suggest you read it too because he’s been telling me forever to read it and I will, eventually.

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The TeeVee

Hi Steffi, it’s October! And that means I have way too many tv shows to watch.¬†This reminds me of the Dear Hank & John where someone asked how to prioritize your media consumption. It’s pretty much impossible with so many shows, youtube videos, movies,¬†books, and articles. So I’m going to take Hank’s dubious advice and just fully enjoy the things I am consuming and not¬†worry about the things¬†I’m missing out on. So here are the teevee shows I’ll be enjoying this season!

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An Equivalent…Or Something

SO STEFFI. I took the Nerdfighter 2015 census the a couple weeks ago. Do you even fill that out? Because I do. I was so excited waiting for Hank’s COMPLETE ANALYSIS video because I watched the entire thing last year and I wasn’t bored at all. You’d probably get bored. So that got me thinking; I’m the Hank in our relationship. And you’re John.

REASONS:
You have puff levels for days.
I get excited about the census analysis video. DATA!
You love books.
I’m science-y, you’re not.
You aren’t opposed to reading poetry.

(I’m reading this prematurely and¬†so true.¬†I’ve been listening to Hank and John (the podcast) and, if I’m honest with myself, I’m the gross one (John) and you’re the wonderful one (Hank).) -Steffi

See?! Amirite?

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Aaaaand the only other reason I can think of now is the opposite:
I like a sport called football.

So I guess what I’m saying is we’re different individuals¬†who are different than another set of different individuals. This post doesn’t make sense. But imma post it anyways. Happy Tuesday!

And like we say in our hometown, don’t forget to be awesome.

Disneyland Trip!

Hi Steffi,

This is an account of my second trip of the year. It¬†was Kyle’s birthday trip even though it¬†was¬†over a month late. We met up with Katie and Andrew and began our 15 hour adventure!

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We started in DCA and made our round there in an hour and half. We spun around on Mater’s ride first; it has a fun, look-at-the-goat kind of feeling to it. We checked out Arendelle and I showed him the crappy sno-cone snow. We battled on Toy Story Mania where Kyle boasted about his accuracy. Goofy’s Sky School is always fun terrifying with your eyes closed. We tried racing cars for a second time, but it shut down and we got to walk off! Lastly was Grizzly River Rapids, always good for a rush of water between your legs from the sneaky holes in the bottom of the raft. Katie & Andrew didn’t brave this part so they left us to do some wedding stuff and we’d see them later.

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Our day was going great so far. We went over to Disneyland and checked out the improved Alice; three cheers for creepy Alice¬†being¬†gone! We hovered around the castle for a bit, looking at all the decorations for the 60th. DEAR GOD HELP ME, I HEARD A CHILD SAY, “THAT’S ELSA’S CASTLE!” “YES, THAT’S RIGHT.” REPLIED HER FATHER. Oh how I could have been so evil and a real asshat just then! I wish you had been there to do it for me.

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We rarely wait in the Indy line, but we did and it broke down. We waited for 15 minutes and it started working again, we sat down in the 3rd row seats, aaaand it broke again. The people next to us were having similar luck with their day, so I did a bit of magic and gave them our Cars passes we’d received when we walked off the ride. They were pretty happy ūüôā Two hours after getting in line,we finally got Indy over with and found Katie & Andrew (they had been trying to find us while we were stuck). I stepped in some gum, we waited in a really long Space line, Katie & Andrew were being cute, Kyle braved a new pose on Splash Mountain and I finally ate a corndog in my corndog Hank shirt.

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It was a really great day. Happy birthday Kyle! And thanks, Walt!

Makeup Haul & Other Things

Hi Steffi this post comes to you in 3 parts.

Part 1: Makeup haul!Pixlr_20150326172306118

Ulta BB Cream – I was running out of my Almay BB cream so I thought I’d try a new one. I go really cheap with these since I use them when I don’t feel like wearing foundation, which is a lot. It’s a little orange-y for my skin tone but it goes on mostly sheer. The illuminating shade really makes my face¬†“dewy”!

Too Faced Freebies – This is what pushed me to finally buy the palette I’d been eyeing for weeks. The sample of shadow insurance you gave me has long since dried up so I was excited to get a small tube of it. The Better Than Sex mascara is alright, just another mini mascara I can add to my bag. I told you I never buy mascara right? This is why. The eyeliner is really nice, it’s like a pencil except it’s waxy and goes on really smooth. I just hate that it’s waterproof because I’m lazy when it comes to taking off my makeup and this shit stays on.

It Cosmetics Freebies – Their waterproof gel eyeliner is even smoother than Too Faced and it stays on even harder. I can’t deal. It’s also really easy to eff up a smooth line because it’s not sharp enough. You should’ve just seen my eye. The brow power is awesome though! A brush on one end and an oval-shaped pencil on the other that spins up, you don’t need to sharpen it. Oh BTW, I fill in my brows now ;). The tightliner is interesting, I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s nice for a quick 2-in-1 tightline and mascara, but I ended up putting real mascara over it.

Eyebrow pencil – I only bought this so I could get free shipping. It’s pretty nice though.

Too Faced Natural Eyes Collection¬†– The big splurge! I’m really glad I went with this palette. I’m in love with all of the colors except the right side, I just don’t like dark shades. I think it was Honey Pot that was the deciding factor between this and the all matte palette. I’m in love! ‚̧Pixlr_20150326172357731

Part 2: 101 in 1001 update

Progress: 40/101 complete, 510 days left
26. Buy groceries with only reusable bags for a month
53. Leave a Nerdfighter note in a John Green book
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60. Rewatch LOST

Part 3: Punishments

You¬†were¬†especially bad last week, not posting on Friday and then teasing me saying you’d post over the weekend. This calls for an especially bad punishment. I am sorry, but I am not sorry. You must ride the teacups this weekend in Disneyland with Andrew. He’s going to spin you at an acceptable speed and you are going to instavideo yourself telling me how much you love me. This will be EXCELLENT. Did you just say excellent because I said excellent?