[Photo Blog] 05.23.15

23. Good times

 

good times

so i went to The Headliner last night. my Mom had won a “happy hour” off the radio so she asked me if i wanted to be one of her forty people. i figured why not. free food and reduced price on booze? i’m in.

i got to meet one of the radio’s DJs and he actually gave me the shirt he was wearing and signed it. i’d of snapped a picture but as it is signed with my legal name and not to Kitty, it doesn’t end up on the blawwwwwg. i’ll probably edit this post later with some other photos, i’ll just have to get Mom to send them to me.

i think the -only- thing that bummed me out was that my 2nd Cosmopolitan [the one not pictured] tasted HEAVY of alcohol and this is supposed to be a light “girly drink” as people like to call it. DON’T GENDER DRINKS, PEOPLE. SHOVE THAT BULLSHIT UP YOUR ASS.

i drink Cosmos because they’re supposed to go down fairly easily, that one failed. i’m kinda happy i didn’t end up retching from it or waking up with a hangover.

i do know i’m sore as hell from dancing, though.

[Five Fandom Friday] 5 Nerdiest Things You Ever Done

i’m not sure if i should be embarassed or proud yet, but here’s five [with a bonus!] of the nerdiest things i’ve ever done!

1. i’ve cosplayed, several times in fact

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i has a cosplay category, and only 20 days until i do it all over again! :D

2. I played Vampire: The Masquerade for about five years

i actually miss it from time to time, i stopped playing because i had a falling out with one of our group members [ex-boyfriend] and i just didn’t want to revisit memories of such a shitty person

i DO want to get the Malkavian clan symbol tattooed on me, because reasons. my character was awesome and i loved them very much and i do have some good memories involving them.

3. i mentioned a video game character for a high school assignment

and my teacher talked about it in my ex-boyfriend’s class…TOTALLY EMBARRASSING. [we had the same teacher, but different periods.] i’m not clear what it was relating to, but i talked about Lau Wong.

4. i took apart a computer and put it back together again, just to see the various parts

5. i had a shitload of Pokémon cards but never actually did any of that battling stuff with them 

you bet your ass i traded to get cool cards, though.

BONUS: i participated in a Dance Dance Revolution tournament

fun fact: i remembered this because a DDR song just came up on my music shuffle

i made it all the way to the last round, but forfeited afterwards because the person i was battling against PICKED THE SONG THAT IS MY ARCH-ENEMY. i have no idea how he figured out i hated that song and i never mentioned it. i cannot pass this song even on Beginner that is how ridiculously hard this song is. I HATE IT.

now the Interbutt at Large knows what song i hate and will probably use it against me if we ever cross paths and play DDR. oops. oh well.

Returning to the Dentist

i did a brave thing today: i made an appointment to see the Dentist.

i haven’t gone since April of 2010 when I got my wisdom teeth extracted. the recovery from that wasn’t all that bad, and every time TimeHop brings up the tweets from it, i laugh hysterically. there is literally internet evidence of me tweeting while stoned off my face. [no pun intended.]

Exhibit A:

i’ve had troubles with  dentist phobia since I was five years old. the first dentist i saw supposedly thought i had this humungo cavity and that it must be drilled RIGHT MEOW.  so he whips out the drill and keeps shoving it in my face as i’m crying hysterically and trying to shirk away. he was laughing at me the entire time.

we went to two other dentists after that incident, unfortunately one was after milking the insurance and the other was one that i liked because they took the time to make sure that i had no loss of control, but they do not accept my current insurance.

i decided to finally bite the bullet because i have had crunchy sounds when i move my jaw for months now and it’s just getting annoying as hell. i also have a teeeeeny crack in either a filling or tooth on the back top side. [not entire sure what it is…because hey, it’s been years since i’ve had the fillings done.] and then finally i have a front tooth that is crooked, it WAS straight before my wisdom tooth extraction i know that much but i guess due to the extraction my teeth were like NEW CUP NEW CUP MOVE DOWN….or rather, over in this case.

i made the appointment for June 16th. i’m hoping it goes well because this dentist apparently specializes in people with special needs. [people like me! who are phobic or have disabilities…in which i got both!]

i’m nervous but also excited to get back on track with a squeaky clean smile!

[Blog Awards] The Versatile Blogger and Infinity Dreams Award

so! the lovely Maya nominated me for both the Versatile Blogger and Infinity Dreams award. it actually still blows my mind that blog awards are still a “thing”. i haven’t gotten one since 2013, in which I got the Liebster Award on three different occasions all in the same year. figured i’d humor it and play along so… without further dicking around, here we go!

the Versatile Blogger Award calls for 7 facts about yourself, in that case i’ll just nudge you people towards this post.

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The Infinity Dreams Award calls for answering a set group of questions, so here’s Maya’s questions posed to me:

1. What’s the one thing you can’t leave home without?

my phone! can’t get in contact with anyone if i forget anything else without it.

2. Skirts or shorts?

shorts!

3. What’s your favourite product in your makeup bag?

i do not wear any kind of makeup, unless chapstick counts

4. What’s your favourite meal?

fettuccine alfredo, the stomach pains afterwards is totally worth it

5. Do you have any pets?

yep, i have an American Akita named The Intimidator, also known as my Warg because Rinny swears he looks like one

6. Do you have a favourite emoji?

i love the cat face ones, because obvious reasons

7. Why did you start a blog?

because i wanted to stop self-mutilation as a result of depression due to loss. i started out with a friends-locked LiveJournal in 2002-2003 and eventually evolved into the space your eyeballs are feasting on now in 2015

8. Who was the last person you smiled at?

Aidan Turner, because he’s a giant nerd and i’m flipping excited that Poldark’s 2015 TV adaptation is expanding to include all 12 of Winston Graham’s novels [which means i need to get cracking on reading….halfway through the third one!]

9. How has your day been so far?

i’m writing this on May 15th, 2015, at 11:19am but you won’t actually see it until midnight EST on the 16th. it’s going well though, actually. i don’t have a whole lot to do today

10. What is/what was your favourite subject in school?

i loved history and science. my nerd is showing! it really sucks though that history gets really skewed and when you learn the actual truth of a historical subject, you just wanna just take your history book and fucking burn it because it lies

as for the tagging other people, if you see this and you want to do it, go ahead.

[Five Fandom Friday] Most Binge-Worthy Shows

[in no particular order]

1. Being Human [UK version]

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save yourself the goddamn heartbreak and stop watching after the 3rd series, you’ll thank me later. there’s a slight parallel between this and the third Hobbit movie, i’ll let you figure it out for yourself

2. Robin Hood [UK version]

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ANNOYING BLAST-YOU-OFF-THE-COUCH THEME MUSIC aside, this was a wonderful series that deserved more than what it got. i’m still grumpy it got cancelled.

3. Bones

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the show that got me hooked on crime dramas. it’s entirely relatable for me because i was in a relationship that was very “WILL THEY OR WON’T THEY?”. we’re no longer together obviously, but i still consider them a close friend and has been such for over 11 years. word of advice, don’t eat while watching in the beginning. eventually you’ll become immune, but you’ll probably want to retch in the beginning stages of watching.

4. House

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season 4. Thirteen. helped me realize that it was okay to be gay. not to mention Hugh Laurie is goddamn hilarious in this role. Stop watching after season 6. it sadly goes downhill after that. that is all.

5. Orange is the New Black, Steven Universe, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Adventure Time

i’m a little sneaky bastard with that last one ;)

[Photo Blog] 05.13.15

13. Hand

 

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p.s. since i know it will come up: i rarely cut my nails. i had an incident where my cousin took off PART OF MY FINGER PAD when trimming my nails many years ago. [and this girl was y’know, certified for manicures and junk.] so i have a bit of trauma when it comes to nail clippers. i’m slowly working through it though! Last August, Rinny was able to clip my nails for me without me freaking the fuck out. [it took almost a half-hour just to do one hand….] i’ve not have them clipped since, but we’ll probably try again next month.

[REVIEW] The Forsaken (Children of Cain #1)


Series: The Children of Cain [#1]
Published by: Transcendent Books; 2nd edition (December 18, 2013)
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Pages: 367
Format: Kindle eBook
Source: Author via Tomoson.com
Buy the Book / Author Website / Goodreads

Her mother is dead, her home is destroyed. Gwenevere flees into the forest in the dead of winter and stumbles into the human world. Unable to speak their language, but capable of reading their thoughts, Gwen acclimates quickly. Meanwhile she discovers that her native tongue is magical, giving her the power to control the world around her. Seeking the answers to her identity and her forgotten past, orphaned Gwen runs off in search of her own kind. Her dark gifts bring to light horrible truths, the discovery of which forces Gwen to make a fatal decision. The only thing that is certain, her life is about to take a drastic turn – there is no going back from murder. — blurb via Amazon.com

About the Author

R. J. CRADDOCK Born Ruth Jerraisetti Harris in Oka Tamuning, Guam, Ruth is the youngest of eight children. As a young child she began telling stories, developing unique characters, and conjuring fantastical worlds in her mind. As she grew older, a thirst for reading overcame her and she devoured all kinds of books, finding kindred spirits in classic novelists such as Dickens, Bronte, and Fitzgerald. She started writing her first novel at age eleven. After high school she attended the Art Institute of Phoenix to pursue her other great passion: Art. Ruth now lives with her husband and three sons in Springville, Utah.


Craddock is very descriptive, however sometimes her descriptive words get repetitive. There’s a spelling mistake on page six, “scare tissue” should be “scar tissue”. I’m also finding this over-description of things to be boring and makes the book pacing quite slow. On page 87, there is sexual assault from a Nun to an underage [nine-year old] boy called Douglas and the following pages up to 93, Douglas is contemplating suicide as a result of his trauma. It’s not super detailed at all, but worth mentioning for anyone who may be sensitive to that kind of material.

I’m not sure if it’s the Atheist in me screaming, but I just did not jive with the whole St. Paul’s Orphanage that Gwen was holed up in. I’m also not sure how old Gwen is in her peoples’ age, but a seven-year old human child reading trashy Harlequin romance novels? REALLY. Seven year old me’s butt would’ve been wooped for that and then I’d probably be banned from wherever I got those books from until I was of age.

There was a couple of people whom I thought were going to be the person whom Gwen murders, one of them I was hoping to be Mother Sullivan because the woman was a right bitch. Unfortunately, she wasn’t the murdered one.

Raven turns out to be a Werewolf and eventually falls in love with Gwen. He struggles with unrequited feelings because Gwen is a lot younger than he is.

Towards the end of the book there is another instance of child molestation, and the victims are videotaped during the act. The molester also physically abuses his wife. Luckily this is a work of fiction because shit like this would not be flying in my world. What’s terrible is the social worker than Gwen gets assigned to doesn’t believe her about the abuse.


 

While there were some good points, like Gwen handing what abusers deserve: JUSTICE; it just didn’t really make me all that excited. I actually had to force myself to complete this book for the sake of the review. I went into this expecting exciting supernatural plot and in return got plot that fell on its face. Not only that, the plot had a habit of being frustratingly slow and then it would speed up ahead and I’m left wondering if I’ve missed huge chunks of the story.  I would have liked more dialogue between the characters and less summarizing of events.

OVERALL VERDICT:

 2 paws out of 5

 


 

Disclosure: i was monetarily compensated by the author in exchange for this review. compensation was given to purchase an eBook copy of this book. all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are strictly my own.

[TMI Tues-gay] 05.05.15

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1. How long have you been blogging?

blogging in General: September 2002, in a locked LiveJournal
blogging in this space: November 9th, 2012, my first post was about Hurricane Sandy and the freak snowstorm afterwards.

2. Tell us about your pen name. Is it a pen name?

Kitty is in fact a pen name! i kinda bounced around with pen names for a while [and i apologize for any confusion…], but all the previous ones eventually just didn’t stick anymore. this one fits perfectly, and i’m keeping it that way. the only thing that sucks is when people get confused when i give them my legal name for mailing purposes.

3. What is your blog about?

i blog about life. i want to look back on this thing in twenty years when i’m going, “hey, do you remember when we did xyz thing?” people will tell you to put down the camera and just live the moment, but for someone like me, photos for my blog help me remember. of course, i don’t blog about every single detail, because some things are just meant to be private. in that case, people think because i only really share the good things, that i have this perfect life. well, i have news for you, my life is far from fucking perfect. this is my space, i share with the interbutt at large what i want, when i want.

i also review things from time to time ranging from subscription boxes to sex toys.

yeah i said sex toys. hide your crotch fruit’s [that’s my saying for a child.] eyeballs! it’s a *GAAAAAAAAAAAAASP* vibrator. don’t give me that look, i know you have one stashed away.

4. Do you earn any money with your blog?

zero. zip. zilch. nada. tried it in the past, and all it did for me was burn me out. i think the most i made was like $5 on ad space. you want me to review something? i’ll give you my opinion in exchange for the product.

5. What inspired you to blog?

2002-2003 me was a depressed, suicidal teenager. i needed an outlet other than digging blades into my skin. Enter Livejournal, where all the other depressed, suicidal teenagers hung out, trying to out angst each other.

6. What keeps you blogging?

there’s always something going on that makes me go “i need to record this.” judging by my blog archives’ track record, it’s not all that often, but the thing is, i’m not doing this to keep a readership.

7. Do you have any advice for readers looking for love? Looking to get laid? Looking for a threesome?

stay the fuck away from Craiglist, kids. if they won’t webcam / Facetime with you, they’re not who they say they are and they’re not worth your time. do your first meetings in a public place….blah blah blah.

and for fuck’s sake, follow your guts and use protection.

8. Did you do your kegels today? When was the last time you did them? (Men: There is no evidence that kegels prevent erectile dysfunction. Source: WebMD )

i did do my kegels today. i’m doing them right now. yes, i’m a smooth little fucker. >:D

if you would like to play along, stop by the TMI Tuesday blog!