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Gen Con 2013

Some games were on display in a jumbo size, which I loved seeing!

This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to take a trip out to Indianapolis and attend Gen Con (the best four days in gaming) with some friends. It was my first big convention, so going into the trip, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I knew there would be a lot of people in […]

Song of the Week: Blurred Lines

Have you ever turned on the radio at random and discovered that the song playing might just be your new favorite? I rarely listen to the radio anymore since my commute is very short, but one day last week I happened to switch it on, and the song playing at the time has been stuck […]

Meet Me at the Fair

Meet Me at the Fair

Last year on Independence Day the only fireworks I ended up seeing were ones being set off by people in the street as I was driving back from seeing a movie (the 2012 summer heat wave was a huge influence in the decision to sit inside a cold movie theater over fighting the crowds in […]

The Perfect Present for the Person Who Already has Everything

It’s still a little early to start Christmas shopping, but after Thanksgiving is over– game on. I’ve started thinking about different presents I want to get for the people on my list, and was recently reminded of a great resource to shop for people who already seem to have everything– Vat19.com. I haven’t purchased anything from […]

Run Like a Girl

Over the weekend, I participated in the Glow Run 5K, which was a lot of fun, but also a little bit of a learning experience. The last time I’d participated in a 5K run was about six years ago, and while I didn’t run that one, my sister Melanie and I jogged most of it… and […]

Just a Taste

This weekend is the annual Taste of St. Louis, one of my favorite events in the city, and I was lucky to squeeze in a trip with a friend to the food festival Friday evening. I’ve gone to this event in the past, and have yet to be disappointed by anything sampled, and this year’s […]

Yes, Please: Five Great Things About Fall

The recent cooler weather we’ve had in St. Louis has made me very grateful that fall is right around the corner. I love the hot weather of summer, and the excuse to find the nearest swimming pool to escape the heat (of which there was no shortage of hot days this summer), but I also really […]

Sometimes You Need to Act Like a Kid Again

A few weeks ago, one of my girl friends sent me the following screen shot, accompanied with a text asking: “This looks like fun, are you in?”: Naturally, I immediately responded with a witty response along the lines of “Is the Pope Catholic? Of course, I’m in!” Due to scheduling constraints for both of us, […]

Foursquare: Adding a New Venue

A few weeks ago I finally decided to go ahead and set up my Foursquare account, and start using the app. Part of my reasoning for using this handy program is to track places I’ve eaten, so I can add them to my restaurant mapping guide I mentioned a while back. So far, I’ve visited […]

My Cup Runneth Over

Over the weekend I was invited (and attended) a birthday party for a friend of a friend. Normally I’d prefer to not drink and mingle with a bunch of strangers, but the theme of the party was pretty intriguing, so I went– apparently, I’m all about new experiences lately. The theme was “Anything But a […]

Camp Fun

After the camp session ended I was able to spend some time with the high school and college kids who help out at camp. We had a fun day of carpetball, round the world ping pong, and finished off the afternoon with some good old rock climbing out on the ropes course. I was able […]

The Great Hot Dog Quest

Earlier today I attended a baseball game on what was probably one of the hottest days of the year. Despite the intense heat, the game a lot of fun and I definitely made some new memories while at the stadium. Since I went with a pretty big group of people, I didn’t really watch much […]

Well, That’s Cake-tastic

Ok, so I promise this is my last entry about food for a while. Earlier in the week I mentioned that my sister was planning a cake themed around Dr Who as the rest of my birthday present.  In the past, she’s made a couple of very fun cakes for her daughter, and each year they […]

Do Blondes Really Have More Fun?

This question is somewhat relevant to me as for most of my life, I’ve had blonde hair. It’s something I was born with, and like most women have experimented with changing it over the years. At this point, I’m not even sure what my “actual” color is, but I think it’d still be a dark […]

My Not So Inner Geek: Doctor Who Top Episodes

By now, I think Doctor Who has become for the most part a household name, but if you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, it’s a British Sci-fi show on the BBC that has been around since the 1960s, and in 2005 was re-introduced with new actors and story-lines. With it […]

What To Do With Old Prom Dresses?

A couple of weekends ago, my little sister, who is now 17, attended her first prom. She searched for weeks to find the perfect dress, and even considered some of my old dresses, which have lived in a storage container in my parents’ basement for several years now. In addition to the collection of prom/formal […]

The Odds Are Definitely In My Favor

I have now officially survived The Hunger Games three times. Each time, I have managed to jump during the same scenes, although by now I should know what to expect. While the movie was good, I think more than three viewings would be excessive, so I am planning on politely declining any additional requests to see it. I […]

Sister Time: Baseball Edition

This week I’ve had a couple of new and fun experiences while urban camping with my sister. We realized we aren’t really roughing it the first night while sitting side-by-side on an air-bed with our matching MacBook Pros. (Yes, I realize it makes me a little bit of a hipster to say the full name […]

Strangers On A Plane: Vacation With Mom

This is the first time I’ve ever gone on a trip with just my mom and myself, and so far we’ve had a great time and some really good conversations. Over the last couple of days, I have learned, or rather re-learned, some important things about her. My mom loves to go out and have […]

Opening Night At The New Miami Marlins Stadium

For the first time ever, I attended an opening day baseball game, which also happened to be the first game at the new stadium in Miami. Having decided earlier in the week that I was heading to Florida for my vacation, and finding a good deal for the trip in Fort Lauderdale, it just made […]

Tips For A Better Bike Ride

While on my vacation this week, I’ve been able to spend some time taking my bike out on a couple of trails and I have compiled a little list of ways to have a better experience on a bike ride. I don’t always get to take my bike out as much as I would like, especially […]

Yes Please: Revamped Fairy Tales

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for fairy tales, and even as an adult I still love the classic stories, especially when being retold in new and interesting ways through movies and tv shows. Over the past year or so I have been trying to limit the amount of tv that I […]

Something Interesting I Learned Today

One of my favorite restaurants is NachoMama’s, a tex-mex place on Manchester Road, in Rock Hill. It’s one of those smaller “hole in the wall” type places, and if you’ve never been, you are missing out. Their menu has many tasty sounding options, such as fish tacos, a variety of burritos, and even rotisserie chicken, […]

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