orangerful: (pinkie OMG)
I forgot to tell ya'll but WE HAVE A FLOOR AGAIN!

The tile was installed two weekends ago and we love it. Really brightens up the entire kitchen and just really makes it a nice room on it's own rather than just flowing into the living room area. Dishwasher has also been repaired too which is just fantastic. I know it was saving us money in our energy bill BUT I really was tired of dishes piling up on the counter (#firstworldproblems). The deal is whoever makes dinner, the other has to wash dishes and considering how many pots/pans I get dirty that can't go on the dishwasher, the addition of plates/bowls/cups on top of that was making things crazy. So, yes, repair the dishwasher, save my marriage XP

In the world of Impulse Purchases, my spatula designed by Kristen Bell arrived in the mail last week too!

Proceeds went to the No Kid Hungry program so it was for a good cause. Also, I <3 Kristen so much and this is probably the closest I will get to having her autograph so yeah. I'm a dork, it makes me smile. If you didn't see her shenanigans with the senior citizens during Hurricane Irma, I highly suggest browsing her Instagram/Twitter feed for a few minutes.

When we went to Wisconsin this summer, Tim went through the boxes of stuff in his parent's basement for things that he wanted to bring back (this is what happens when you buy an SUV). Anyway, one of the treasures we did find were his Star Wars toys, mainly a few large vehicles. So last night, in a fit of cleaning, I rearranged some of my Star Wars shelf to highlight our vintage collection (I reclaimed my toys from my parent's house last year but hadn't made space for them). I don't have it all out yet, but I got a few things in nice prime spots to hightlight them:

I still have a few figures I'd like to display plus a LARGE collection of micro-machines playsets. #nerdproblems - I am going to either move or maybe even downsize my Yoda collection as I don't really focus on that anymore. My collecting focus for Star Wars now is mostly LADIES.

Last but not least, I finished playing Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice last night and OMG THE EMOTIONS!

I want to do an in-depth write up later but this game was beautiful and I loved the story, which kept me going even when the game got rough. It was very short, about 12 hours, but it was a smaller gaming company. Tim got me fancy headphones right before I started playing it so I got to have the full experience since it recommends playing with nice headphones that can give you the full range of sounds.

I love Senua. She is right up there with Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite: I want an action figure of her for my desk.

...actually, I have that "Make your own Funko Pop" downstairs...maybe I could make myself a little Senua! PROJECTS!!!!!!!

Bedtime now - I am trying to finish the last two books for a conference I'm attending next month. Neither of them are grabbing me as much as the others so it has been a struggle. Plus SO MANY good books are coming out right now and distracting me with their covers and blurbs. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL! #librarianproblems
orangerful: (one girl // orangerful)


I prefer 'Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul' but still...YAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!! I hope it doesn't suck!
orangerful: (one girl // orangerful)
I forgot to mention this! I even fangirled a bit when I saw his name on the screen during the final credits because I had no idea - Whedonverse alum Drew Goddard was the writer/executive producer of 'The Martian'! No wonder that movie spoke my language (snark/sarcasm)!

I started the book last night and I am really enjoying it so far. I'm only 30 pages in to the paperback but I really like Mark's voice, really funny. Again, sarcasm. <3
orangerful: (one girl // orangerful)


IN 3D!!!!!!!!!!!

orangerful: (leia // orangerful)




*****DIES OF FEELS******

DAMMIT ABRAMS, I DID NOT WANT TO CARE! I DIDN'T.... careful with my heart...
orangerful: (aluminum falcon // snarkel)

Ashley responded to my tweet, which was a suggestion on how to get the rest of the money out of my wallet. Well, pretty much. I suggested that they have some feature on the site that would link together the shirt styles because I have a few that I really love and it would be SO awesome if there was just a list of all the shirts on the site cut in the exact same way.

I got my order from ThinkGeek yesterday which included a new Her Universe shirt and another TARDIS skirt (this one is slightly different, it is a mix of TARDISes and the Union Jack...I NEEDED IT! And I had a 20% off coupon!)

Anyway, it's one of the reasons I love Her Universe. I feel like Ashley is trying her best to build a brand that is for the female fans. She got a lot of flack for the sizing and now she has added a LOT more sizes and some plus size shirts, skirts, and dresses to the line. I don't mind paying a little extra for her clothes, knowing that she seems to really love what she is doing and wants to make sure the fans are having just as much fun as she is.
orangerful: (srs blogger // orangerful)
Do you have a Netflix streaming account?

Go find the movie "Drew: The Man Behind the Poster". It's a documentary about artist Drew Struzan, the man who drew many of the iconic Star Wars and Indiana Jones posters, along with the first two Harry Potter posters.

If you have the time, you can watch the movie and enjoy the inspirational story.

If you don't have time, fast forward (what is the digital term??) to about an hour and twenty seven minutes in (I think you should see George Lucas talking to Drew at this point about a Darth Maul painting).

ANYWAY right after that, they cut to a sign of Comic-Con and you see a bunch of fans wandering around.


YES! Back in 2010 when I went to Comic-Con, I was standing by the Drew Struzan autograph table, trying to figure out when I could get the book signed and these guys came up to me and said they were doing a documentary on Drew Struzan and would I like to answer a few questions. Of COURSE I said yes, I LOVE Struzan's work. So I fangirled for a bit, concentrating as hard as I could so I didn't sound like a total dufus (which means I speak clearly but tend to make FACES). And then I sort of forgot about it because, hey, that was 2010 and who knows how many people think they are going to make documentaries while at Comic-Con.

But it turns out these guys did! And they used footage of me not once but TWICE at the end. AW YEAH!!!!!!!

Thank goodness for my geeky guys in the Star Wars Collecting Club. I had no idea this was even out yet and then I went to the meeting on Sunday and they told me about it. :)
orangerful: (omg ponies // orangerful)
Real post later but first I have to fangirl!flail because I posted a picture on my Instagram of my Her Universe pins on my lanyard and OMG Her Universe liked AND commented on my photo!

Instagram Lanyard

enchanted excited
orangerful: (music paramore born for this)


I freakin' love this band so much, even if I did find them kind of late in the game (Thanks to Rock Band -- "That's What You Get" was one of the few songs on RB1 that had female vocals. But OMG I saw them live a few years ago and it was such an exhilirating show. Plus, Hayley is ADORBS and such a sweetheart).

orangerful: (lara pwned bitch // orangerful)


I know the demo comes out next week, on Valentine's Day, no less (I <3 you too Bioware) but I'm torn about playing the demo. I think I'd rather wait until we can truly be together forever!

We'll see how resistant I am next week though ;-)
orangerful: (number one fan // orangerful)

Who's got two thumbs and will be pre-ordering this CD for her collection?


orangerful: (okey-day! // orangerful)
Was just typing up a post for [ profile] gamertree about pre-orders and went over to Amazon to browse around and found THIS:


The release date is December 31, 2011 which is Amazon code for "yeah, we don't know either"....

Also, I'm totally over the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise, but I may have to get this:

Read more... )
orangerful: (yay bunnies // orangerful)



Who's got two thumbs and will be off the desk at 9:58 on Friday to sit at her computer and hit *refresh* until it lets me buy tickets?

orangerful: (dollhouse be anything // orangerful)
Ack, I need to type up the rest of my Comic-Con adventures! Karen asked me about it at work today and I had so many "uuuuuh" moments I began to panic. And in the immortal words of Henry Jones Sr. - I wrote it down so I wouldn't have to remember!

Or, in this case, I blogged about it. :-)

I forgot part of Friday's story - while I was leaving the hotel to meet up with the group for dinner that night, I walked past the elevators and saw two people that seemed oddly familiar. A skinny girl with beautiful dark hair and a sort of scruffy dude with his hat pulled down. As I got closer, my brain finally figured it out - it was Maurissa Tancharoen and Zack Whedon! HOLY FRAK! I totally spazzed, waving like crazy as they went to the elevator. I wasn't sure what I was allowed to do so I just sorta went "OMG YOU GUYS! I LOVE YOU GUYS! SO MUCH LOVE!" and did weird hand gestures then spazzed my way back out to the street. As I walked up the road to the restaurant, my normal brain caught up to my fangirl brain. I pulled out my iPhone and tweeted: "@MoTancharoen sorry for fingerling [oh iPhone, stop HELPING ME! That should have said "Fangirling" embarassing] at you guys by the elevators! But seriously - <3!!!!"

After dinner, walking back to the hotel, I checked Twitter again, and there was a reply from Maurissa: @orangerful next time we shall high five. My little fangirl (fingerl?) heart was all aflutter.

SATURDAY - an epic tale of epicness.

So, before going to SDCC, I had many things on my to-do list for Saturday. The Chuck panel, the MTV Games (Rock Band) panel...but after surviving my first two days, I realized that I would have to prioritize. And I decided that above all I NEEDED to get the Community cast autographs. I B-lined it for the network booth (sidenote: one of the most disturbing things about Comic-Con was realizing that EVERYTHING we watch it owned by about 3 corporations. I think I knew this all along, but actually seeing it on the floor - with Big Bang Theory and Dexter stuck to the SAME BOOTH - it was just unnerving). I got to the booth and asked the man standing there if they were handing out tickets for the Community cast signing. He heaved a heavy sigh and said "no", as though he could sense the chaos that would arise because of this. I asked him if they were starting a line. He said no, they couldn't do that because they would be in the way since the booth was in the center of the floor. The signing was scheduled for noon, he told me to come back at 11:30. I refrained from rolling my eyes back at him (because the people who wanted to get the Chuck cast autographs for a signing at noon were already queuing up at the WB/NBC/CW/WE RULE YOU booth.

So, I decided I would circle like a vulture until noon. I looked at my notes and saw that Drew Struzan would be signing around 11am at AA19. I walked over to Artists' Alley and found table AA19 and noticed that Struzan's name was not stuck to the front of it. Well, it was only 9:30, perhaps I was too early. So I meandered through the exhibit hall, checking out the merchants fine goods and services. Circled back to AA19 around 10:15...nothing....10:30...nope...finally, I saw a woman walking around with the same postcard as me, looking for the area. She approached one of the volunteers and asked them. Eventually he said "OH - that's upstairs in the Autograph Area". I decided I would make a break for it, but by the time I got to the REAL AA19, the line was HUGE. And there was no way I was going to miss the Community autographs. Sorry Drew - nice book though!

Back down to the land of booths, back to the SONY booth. There was no line but there was an odd cluster. The someone helping the SONY rep pulled out a stack of Community posters and people began to push forward. The Rep said "NO!" and yanked the posters back under the table. I asked if there was a line forming and was told again that, no they can't start a line yet, it's too early. But, he said sort of gesturing, there are people around. I walked over to the "gathering" nearby and asked if this was the not-a-line for Community. They said yes and we all stood around talking. Eventually the SONY Security guy came by and told us all to form a line against the booth and they brought out tape to mark off where we should be. It took a few minutes but we managed to smoosh down into single file. This was about 11:15. The security guy guarded the line, only letting in people that he remembered telling to walk away earlier in the day. Around 11:30, Chevy Chase came out from the back and waved to the crowd. EVERYONE Near the booth started snapping photos. Even more began to wait to see who would come out next. This, of course, was clogging up the entire exhibit hall floor so soon security was there, trying to make everyone move after they snapped their one photo. Those of us in line smooshed even more into the booth.

FINALLY around 11:45, the ENTIRE cast came out to cheers. They handed everyone in line posters, which feature the cover of the 'Community' DVD boxed set and we all got to meet the cast very quickly as they scribbled their names on their character's faces. Joel was very nice, I told him I LOVED the show. Chevy was in character, being cluesless. It took me a moment to catch on, but I played around with him once I did (He asked what "that thing on my wrist" was. I had my camera strapped there. I told him it was a "digital camera" and that it was used to steal his soul). Danny Pudi was next, I told him Community was the ONLY show I watched in real-time. He gave me a high-five and Joel yelled out "OUR ONE LIVE VIEWER!!!". I told Donald Glover that, for me, Community was on the same level as Arrested Development and he said that was a real compliment because he loves that show. Yvette is exactly like her character, you just want to hug her because she's so sweet. And Alison even signs her name with a little heart. I think I might have told her I loved her....but ANYWAY!!!!!!!! I HAVE A POSTER WITH ALL THEIR AUTOGRAPHS!!!!!!!

I was so happy with my catch of the day, but I had to STAY FOCUSED! I was on a very tight schedule! Next up, the Guild cast signing. Felicia had tweeted that they would be at the booth fro 11-1 before their 2pm panel. First, I walked in completely the wrong direction because I was admiring my poster of autographs. Then I turned myself around and found The Guild booth. EVERYONE was there! A sign said "$20/3 items. I went through my folder and pulled out my 'Date my Avatar' photo I had Felicia sign at Dragon*Con, Season 3 DVD slip sleeve, and #1 of The Guild comic. I made my way to the front of the line, chatting with two very nice Guild fans in front of me. When it was my turn, I handed their handler the $20 and he gave me another photo. I told him I already had 3 items and he smiled at me and said "Rules are only made for people who follow them" and he slipped the extra photo into my to-be-signed pile (and this photo is now [ profile] destertale's birthday present!). The whole cast was all smiles. Sandeep said he would be going to Dragon*Con this year - so be ready [ profile] jellibean! Felicia complimented my necklace (I had on my pink necklace that Jason Palmer's wife sold to me at Dragon*Con). I got a picture with the whole group too because when the heck would this happen again???

wall of text but it ends on a very high note - plus $5 off Community DVD! )
orangerful: (:O  // orangerful)
Thursday July 22
3:30-4:30 Entertainment Weekly: The Visionaries— A discussion with geek gods J. J. Abrams (Star Trek) and Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) on the future of pop culture. EW presents an in-depth conversation with these two creative geniuses about how technology, gaming, and global culture are reshaping how we tell and consume stories on television, film and the web. Plus: Is the superhero movie waning, or is it on the cusp of reinvention? And what do they think the pop culture universe will look like a decade from now? Moderated by Jeff "Doc" Jensen. Hall H


If I can get into this panel, I will be in the SAME ROOM AS JOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG OMG

*deep breaths*



This probably means I will spend all of Thursday camped out in Hall H but I DON'T CARE!!!! JOSS!!!! If you think I embarassed myself when I met Felicia Day, well you ain't seen nothing yet! (oh wait...)
orangerful: (music paramore born for this)
I just posted a link to this article that Harmonix released today

Now, I must react. I apologize in advance

fangirling beneath, you have been warned )

I'm intrigued by the PRO Mode. Might actually try that out. After I complete my 700 goals in career mode BAZINGA!

OMG I'M NAMING MY ROCK BAND 3 BAND "THE BAZINGAS" - I'm calling it now people!!!! DO NOT TAKE IT! :-P

Yeah, I'm totally buying the whole package when this comes out, upgrading all my equipment.

Frak, I was gonna play Mario but now I really want to play Rock Band....
orangerful: (bioshock sisters // orangerful)

Yes, I had the day off today because of the icy/snowy conditions. YES I SET MY ALARM FOR 7:30AM ANYWAY!!!! We went over to Target at 8am, RIGHT when they opened (but not before I slipped on the ice and landed right on my butt - BUT THAT DID NOT STOP ME!!!!!!!!!!!) We got there and I hussled over to the video game section, trying not to get too excited in case they didn't have it in stock - BUT THEY DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I have it in my hands!!!! I AM PLAYING IT NOW!

WE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE STOPPED AT STARBUCKS ON THE WAY OUT...and the guy was having trouble with the machine so he gave us 3 ESPRESSO SHOTS in our coffee to say Thanks for waiting WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, ME2 will be on break for a bit while I play this biznitch. I'm even gonna kick it up to HARD mode.

orangerful: (:O  // orangerful)
I had a little nerd-gasm when I saw this in my email box:

Oh yeah, Bill and I go waaaaaaaay back...

It's just from his official website fan page but cracks me up that the email actually says that HE accepted me.

Blah, I don't want to go back to work tomorrow. I need to level up my Elf Rogue and then start Uncharted 2! No time for this "work" stuff.

At least it's only 3 days this week. Then an extra long weekend!
orangerful: (lots watch for the plot // orangerful)
I made some new friends today! *waves to [ profile] _ithilienranger, [ profile] whitelily22 & [ profile] onepinkshoe*

They are going to be my Legend of the Seeker spaz-ing friends. The premiere will be on in about an hour and a half (I thought it was on at 10pm but they are just re-running the season 1 finale at I have to wait until 11!!!)

I finished up Season 1 today and really loved it. I'm so happy I stuck with the show. The first few episodes were alright, but once they found their storytelling vibe, it was hard to not watch (and not just because they made Richard take of his shirt more).

I'll probably live-blog during the premiere and take some notes on my initial reactions. Cuz I can.

that reminds me, I still haven't watched last week's Supernatural...I should probably get on that as well...maybe I'll do that while I'm waiting for LotS!
orangerful: (geek daily // orangerful)
It was a CRAZY busy day today at work. Started off rough with a bit of a *ahem* misunderstanding between a co-worker and I, then got crazy when I realized I never told our scheduler that my program was moved from 6 to 5:30, so I didn't have any time to eat my "dinner" before I set up. Luckily, two other library peeps came to my rescue - which was good because we had frakkin' 34 people show up for the Guitar Hero event. It was quite the showdown. The top two scorers were just points away from each other.

Anyway, so my brain is too fried for NaNo-ing right now...instead, I'll show you what other people have written today:

- Wil Wheaton made me squee when he revealed his hidden involvment in the latest Star Trek movie. I'll have to listen closely to see if I can hear him (oh wait, we'll buy it on blu-ray, the sound will be GLORIOUS!)

- I'm sure you've seen this already, but I gotta jump up and down about it again - Think Geek has their Tauntaun backpack up for pre-order! Not sure if I should buy it now or ask "Santa" (i.e. my parents) to buy it for me as my Christmas present...

- Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. make me smile. (thank you [ profile] hermionesparkle for posting a link to this). I've only every really watched her on Buffy, but this interview in People magazine made me tear-up a bit. Her and Freddie are so OTP.

- Sesame Street has been on TV for FORTY YEARS! And, as usual, watching the highlight real for Season 40 makes me want to set up my DVR. Make sure you stick around for Ricky Gervais torturing Elmo...

- Speaking of Sesame, you can vote for your favorite clip from the 80s. This is really hard! There are so many great ones!!!!

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