Sunday, October 30, 2011


Location: Brad's apartment
Listening to: Van Helsing

Guess who I was for Halloween? I bet you'll never figure it out. Especially if you love a certain series about a fictional wizard. You'll never guess!!!*

This weekend my friend Nicole was in town visiting me, so we obviously spent the weekend hanging out and eating terribly. Yesterday she, my old roommate Allison, Brad, Brad's friend Kent and I went to see a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show.

And. It. Was. Amazing.

I had never seen RHPS in a theater, so I was really excited when we found a theater nearby that was showing it. I've always wanted to attend one of the cult showings of it where people dress up and throw things at the screen. And that's exactly what I got.

No one was really dressed up in the costumes of characters from the movie, but lots of people were wearing costumes of some sort. And I'm still picking rice out of my hair from the wedding scene.

It was pretty great.

(Random side note: Does anyone know how to reattach keys to your computer keyboard? My left-side CTRL key (which is the only CTRL key I use) fell off a few months ago and will not reattach, no matter how hard I try to push it back into it's place. It's really obnoxious, because whenever I want to bold or italicize or underline anything, I have to very carefully push my detached key or try to find the one on the right side, which is very obnoxious.)

How was your Halloween, internet? Did you dress up as anything scary/cute/ridiculous? Did you go to any crazy haunted houses, parties, or corn mazes? Did you go trick-or-treating, even though you are most likely way older than normal trick-or-treaters? Tell me your plans! Describe your costumes! I want to hear all about it!

*Ok. For those of you who couldn't figure it out from the picture, I was Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. Brad was Ron, and there is a pretty cute picture of the two of us together, but I don't want to plaster his image all over the internet and inspire girls to want to steal him from me. :)

Monday, October 17, 2011


Location: Brad's couch
Listening to: How Do I Look?

You guys! I just realized that I never told you about my epic road trip from last month! Oh my gosh. Let me correct that.

My friend Jess and I love the movie Fanboys. It's about a bunch of geeks who road trip out to Skywalker Ranch in California to try to steal a copy of Star Wars Episode 1 before it is released in theaters because their friend has cancer and they want to make sure he gets to see it. One of the stops on their trip is Riverside, Iowa, where they take some time to make fun of Star Trek fans.*

As an homage to our favorite movie, we decided to make a mini-road trip, just to Riverside (because we're broke college kids and Iowa is the closest place to where we're from) to enjoy the eccentricities of this town that has named itself the future birthplace of Captain Kirk.

After hours upon hours of driving through corn fields**, we arrived at our destination. We stopped at a Star Trek memorabilia museum where a very kind lady direct us to the sites of Riverside. After a short walk down the main street and behind a hair salon, we found the above place marker.

Yes, that's right. I stood on the spot where Captain Kirk will be born. Jealous?

In the parking lot of the museum, there was the S.S. Riverside.

And in a bar where we watched an Iowa State football game and ate some delicious burgers, there was this lovely plaque.

In case you can't read it, it says "Captain James T. Kirk was conceived at this point on June 22, 2227. And it's under a pool table. Classy, right? Jess and I made bets on how many couples are going to try to get busy under there on that date just to see if their progeny will be one of the great space captains of all time.

Anyway, it was pretty fantastic. We also stopped at a Swedish heritage museum in Swedesville that we're pretty sure was haunted.

Have you ever taken a cool or random road trip? What kinds of things did you see or discover on your adventure? This may have been my first real road trip, but it just may become an annual thing.

More later!


*Don't hate me if you love Star Trek. I like it. We didn't go to mock Star Trek fans. I promise!
**Fact: Iowa is probably the most boring state to drive through besides New Hampshire.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Birthdays and other nice things

Location: Brad's couch
Listening to: Doctor Who

So, on Wednesday I turned 20. No longer a teenager. One year away from being able to legally do more things than I can legally do now. It was a pretty great day. Brad and I went to a nearby town and had lunch at Olive Garden and played with puppies at a pet store and bought Gryffindor ties for our Ron/Hermione Halloween costumes. Then he surprised me by inviting some of my friends over for cake that night. And it was lovely. :)

I don't really have any deep insights yet as to what it feels like to not be a teenager. As far as I can tell, 20 is not any different from 19, except now my boyfriend can feel a bit better because he is no longer a 23-year-old dating a teenager. But if I come up with anything deep and exciting, I'll let you know.

I've recently gotten addicted to Doctor Who. On the weekends when I'm by myself and bored, I just sit around and watch seasons straight through. It's hilarious and suspenseful and has cheesy special effects that make me smile. I love the romantic subplots that pop up occasionally, and David Tennant as The Doctor cracks me up.

If you haven't seen it, I suggest you give it a shot. It's on Netflix. Watch at least the first 3 episodes before you give up on it. If you liked Buffy or like sci-fi type shows or have a sense of humor, you'll probably enjoy it.

That's it for me, I suppose. What have you guys been up to? It's been a while since I posted or since I really got a chance to catch up on reading what you guys are posting. So let me know how life's going!