Friday, I’m in love: 6.27.14

I’m a big fan of pugs and Game of Thrones so this has to be one of the best mash-ups I’ve ever seen. We’re really hoping to get a dog once we move in September and it’s very possible I might make costumes and dress them up just like this. (My hope is to name our pug Frodo Puggins because WHY NOT!)

Get those tissues you ready. A kid was asked to throw out the first pitch at a Kansas City Royals game which would be awesome enough for anyone. But what he doesn’t know is that his father who’s been away on active duty for a year is disguised as the pitcher. I’m a sucker for videos of military families being reunited.

A Comprehensive Guide to Everyone Kanye West Has Ever Compared Himself To is pretty fantastic. I hope we have many more years of Kanye thinking he’s better than everyone because, let’s face it, he is.

I’m thinking about signing up for the Belmont Street Fair in September to sell some of my Bacon & Glitter goodies. I got some great advice last night about what I’m in for and I think this summer I’m going to spend a lot of time trying to expand the products I’m offering and hopefully start showcasing some of my favorite fandoms. I’ll also be introducing brooches and some embroidered hoops for your home. Be sure to check out the shop regularly to see what I have to offer. And as always I would love to work with you on creating a custom piece!

This teaser for Mockingjay is so wonderful and sad at the same time.

Two years ago today Nate & I arrived in PDX to start our new life. It’s been nothing short of an adventure and I’m so glad we took the plunge. If you ever have the opportunity to pack up your life and move to the city of your dreams I suggest you do it. You won’t regret it.

I’m very excited for this weekend because it’s the first Do-Over of the summer. I hope the rain lets up so we can enjoy being outside. But I still plan on dancing my butt off even if it’s pouring. I need to just dance and let go of everything for an afternoon. Also drinking really expensive drinks and listening to world class DJ’s won’t hurt. Plus if Elijah Wood shows up like he did in LA I might scream. Hell, I know I’ll scream and probably try to hug him. And show him my LOTR tattoo.

Hey, a girl can dream.

I like big books and I cannot lie

At the beginning of this year I decided that I not only wanted to read over 100 books/comic books again this year, but I wanted to read some big books. I think anything with 450+ pages is a pretty damn big book. These require commitment, time, and often tears to finish.

interestings This week I’ve start reading two big books: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer and A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. Combined these books total about 1300 pages! Ahh! I’m sure I’m a crazy person for trying to read these huge books at the same time, but they’re both so different. I find it much easier to read two books at the same time when they come from different genres. So when I need a break from the old fantasy world I can dive into summer camp in the 70’s.

a-game-of-thrones So far I’m enjoying both stories. I’ve heard rave reviews from friends about The Interestings and I’ve been watching the past few seasons of GoT and knew I needed to read the books. I can’t wait to share full reviews with you in the next few months.

I find summer is a great time to dig into big books. I work shorter days at the school and find that lazy afternoons spent in front of a fan reading books isn’t a terrible way to pass the time. Also riding my bike to Laurelhurst Park and camping out in the shade with my kindle sounds pretty nice.

Do you have any plans to read some huge books this year?