Things I Love Thursday

My Sweater Vest. Last Friday I had a sudden and passionate need to own and wear a sweater vest. I blame this on a couple of things, fan art of Cecil from Welcome to Night Vale, my love of Blaine from Glee and… it being a mild winter? So, I got a sweater vest and a shirt and yeah, I love it.

Roleplaying Confusion was on Saturday and I played a double feature of Monsterhearts and then Monster of the Week and it was bad ass and awesome and I loved both my characters and it was a great group. Definitely recommend it if you get a chance, I believe they’re doing it again at Kapcon.

Doing absolutely nothing okay so earlier this week I was pretty sick with a bad cold and I spent all of Sunday and most of Monday in bed. There’s something awesome about not having to do anything. I watched some tv, read some books, listened to Night Vale and napped. Resting is awesome.

Craft Oh and I got some craft done too. Finishing projects is like a wee instant boost of self esteem. And then giving the project to someone who appreciates it is so satisfying.

Honourable Mentions: Stretching my neck and getting a satisfying clunk or click out of it, hot milo, Pacific Rim merch, Pacific Rim, Welcome to Night Vale and introducing Blair to Community.

On Top of the World ~ Imagine Dragons. This song is just so freaking happy…

(Imagine Dragons are playing in Auckland the day after my birthday… siiiigh I wish I had money)

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Things I Love Thursday

Pacific Rim! The monsters, the Kaiju are so beautiful. The robots, the jeagers are fantastic. The soundtrack deep and moving and yeah I just love it. I love the way it makes me feel, and how freaking cool the whole thing is. I have ordered t shirts, stickers, the novelisation and two action figures. I regret nothing.

Finishing projects. I feel like I add this in quite often, but the fact of the matter is that it is incredibly satisfying and I get to be proud of myself and people say nice things. So, I really truly love finishing craft, especially great big quilts, and knowing that it’s done.

Tacos Thursday! I love my flatmates, they cook much more often than I do, and Tacos Thursday has quick become an excellent and delicious tradition.

Roleplaying. I hadn’t tabletop roleplayed for a while and then I had a session of Golden Sky Stories on Saturday night and a game of Fall on Sunday. Both were excellent, if very different. I had a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to the Shakespeare larp I’m in on Saturday.

Honourable Mentions: My Jess, Netflix, new DVDs, reading about cool new movies in Empire, hanging washing out on the line, my totoro onesie, photographs and my new job.

Things I Love Thursday

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I have been working on framing my reactions to things with love… it sounds kooky, but it’s actually a really calming, happy way to look at the world.

Lego Batcave. I am really happy with this purchase. I’ve spent three happy bits of an evening to construct the thing bit by bit. I am delighted by each new thing I put together, the minifigures are adorable and the photos I’ve taken off the progress have been uploaded to facebook for people to follow along.

jennitalula lego batcave

Post from Giffy, fabric from Ikea and marshmallow chicks and eggs. I have some big plans for patchwork over the weekend 🙂

Vines! They’re like tiny comedy sketches, micro fiction videos for social media… and when they’re good, they’re really good! Some examples: When you can’t get phone service,Camp like a pro, Ultimate babysitter, Don’t mess with this guy.

Being brave, taking risks, putting myself (and my work) forward. It’s hard, and it freaks me out, but you can’t get the benefits without doing so. This week I posted the first three chapters of Rain to a publisher. And some other life changes are hopefully on the way.

Honourable Mentions: Chorewars, heaters, cute outfits, getting the hang of sourcing TV, pretty music, making something for someone which they enjoy, chocolate, roleplaying an angel, Monsterhearts, over 20 likes on a facebook picture and inadvertently starting a facebook profile photo trend.

This cover of 99 Problems from Fright Night is awesome…

Things I Love Thursday

Our bathroom is finally finished, which means I got to have a bath again tonight! Yay baths! I used an avobath ballistic from Lush. Mmm Lush.

Learning about yourself and breakthroughs where you understand yourself better. There’s nothing like it. Old beliefs, things from childhood, things people have told me and orders I have given myself, they all have so much power over our behaviour but we don’t even realise it.

Massages. I have been trawling daily deal sites to get cheap massages, I have had one so far at Evergreens on Tuesday and it was freaking awesome. At one point I was so spun out I had forgotten there was anyone else in the room.

Art from the front entrance of the Auckland city gallery.

Honourable Mentions: A piece of fresh fruit with my, breakfast toast, sweet messages over Facebook or email or text, chicken burgers at Joe’s Garage, playing board games, superhero roleplaying, new comics, ideas and collaboration and blankies

Trembling Hands by The Temper Trap is my current musical obsession:

Big cats + catnip = smiles.

Things I Love Thursday

This song was number one in the US when I was born. It’s pretty smoove Seventies funk/jazz and the video has some amazing dance moments.

Before:

aaaaaaaand after!

Planning for Japan, which is getting OMG so close, so much closer all the timmmmmmeeeee!!! wheeeeeeeeeeee!

Honourable Mentions: Crying during roleplaying (doesn’t sound like fun, but I guess it means you’ve touched something real?), road trip on the weekend to attend an awesome steampunk wedding, blueberries, ponies, the recycle boutique and chocolate easter eggs.

Beautiful women, beautiful music, beautiful words: