TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2016
This was my second time attending and I had a great time. Running Friday through Sunday, I only attended Saturday, but I spent ALL day, wandering the tables filled with fandom trinkets and printed art and crates of comics. There were some super skilled cosplayers to see, varying from Star Wars to comic to Disney characters. I also went to a LOT of panels. A couple similar to last year’s, featuring the same creatives and topics. Still, they were enjoyable and I sat listening, just trying to soak in all the energy and talent that surrounded me. There were also some new panels that I really liked. I thought Jessica von Braun was incredibly inspiring and encouraging, and it was neat hearing Spencer Wilding’s awesome stories from the acting jobs he’s had. Each year this convention gets bigger and I’m looking forward to seeing what next year’s will be like!
WEDDING CAKE CUPCAKE
This month my cousin got married. And you know one of the best things about attending a wedding: there’s CAKE. Or cupcakes, in this case. There were all kinds of flavors to choose from, but I went with the classic. It was divine~
At the wedding there was also a popcorn bar where there were three different flavors of my grandma Donna’s specialty Stadium Popcorn: Cinnamon Bun, Popcorn Ball, and Pumpkin Spice. I was munching from a bag-full all through cocktail hour! So sweetly addictive!
“GOD DAY” by Jen Stanbro
I discovered this song at the closing of a podcast and just had to find it on itunes. With a cheerful ukulele (maybe?) sound and heart-prayer lyrics, this song has been my anthem, reminder, comfort, and uplift. It’s hard to find something that fits your struggling/seeking feelings while not getting you to sit deeper in the gloom, but instead encourages you to seek the Light. This little song does that for me.
The key word here is “new”. Not clearance, not thrift store. Living without a paycheck has kept my spending on a tight leash (more like locked up and thrown away the key…). When I do make purchases, it’s out of necessity or with frugalness. However I bought a blouse this month as a just-over-$20 splurge. It has butterflies. And a bow on the back collar. And I’ve moved past feeling guilty about it to just… enjoying the treat of it. I really like my new blouse.
I like word games. I like cute things. This app was made for me. I enjoy the boggle-type puzzle and find such childish glee whenever I earn a new bear character. Just look at the adorableness!
My prayer and Hope.