Today’s Hilarious Kid Convo… 

Kid: “Someone called you a cracker?”

Me: “Yeah, work can be interesting…”

Kid: “Does that mean I’m a cracker?”

Me: “No, hon. You are multi-racial.”

Kid: “… So I’m a multi-grain cracker?”
I AM DED!!! XD

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2018 Goals

I’m gonna come right out and say it: This year STANK. 2017 can kiss my ass. But in a grand tradition of me giving the middle finger to adversity, I’m already looking ahead to what I want to accomplish next year:

  1. Train to do pull-ups
  2. Train for a 10k
  3. Write one story every month
  4. Clean out my books

It has always bothered me that I can’t do a single pull up. Since I’ve been kicking ass at my fitness goals anyway, I can’t say this is pushing myself too hard. Same thing with the running. I’m doing it anyway, why not take it the next logical step forward. It’s not like I plan to do any crazy ultra-marathons or anything, I just would like to try and hit that distance.

As for the other two, I did that little experiment of writing during the week and typing or editing only on weekends and I found I was able to crank out work fairly quickly. The stuff I’ve mainly been working on pushes the 200 page mark so it seems feasible to make it a goal to write many shorter stories over the course of the year. Personally, I’d like to bump up my total bibliography from 8 books to 20 or more but that’s just a shot in the dark.

Lastly, my book piles are getting worse than insane. I can still walk around in my room, I still have space to workout but that space is getting smaller and smaller. I’m officially on a mission to read and remove more books than I take in. This will be VERY difficult since it is disgustingly easy for me to find free books AND I work in a library; which is akin to an addict working in a heroin factory. But, I will really try this year to clean off both e-readers and get rid of all the books in my bedroom.

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I can still get IN my bed at this point and I’d like to keep it that way (Image Source)

Yeah, I have a book problem and I’m not ashamed to admit it.

Anyways, I think that’s a good place to start to make 2018 better than 2017. Although with how shitty this year was, it can only go up from here.

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Limited Edition Loot Crate: Stranger Things 

  • “Friends Don’t Lie” shirt
  • Stranger Things Trading Cards wax pack
  • Eleven and Hopper socks set
  • Creation Crib Eleven and Mike figure
  • Supremoscenes Eleven vs Demogorgon variant
  • Stranger Things 80’s Concert Button Set
  • Hawkins Middle School journal
  • Supremoplush Upside Down Barb

Yup. Best box ever. What else can I say? It has an AWESOME shirt big enough for me to sleep in, great figures, a journal, buttons, and OMG BARB!!! It may be a little morbid but man, is that plushie cute!

I am broke as hell and shouldn’t have spent the money on this but it was worth every freaking penny and more. It has all of my favorite types of items with creative designs and you can’t go wrong with the theme.

Well, I can think of ways it could go terribly wrong but it didn’t so, YAY!

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November Loot Crate: Unity 2.0

  • Voltron ‘ugly Christmas sweater’ t-shirt
  • Overwatch Widowmaker Funko Pop
  • Black Power Ranger Mini Fig
  • Loot Crate Unite 2.0 Pin
  • Official reprint of first Justice League comic with certificate of authenticity
  • VNV $10 credit

They had me at Voltron ugly Christmas shirt…

So, this is my second VNV credit thing, which I shall also give away to someone and I will also likely pass along the Widowmaker Pop to a real fan of the game. Don’t get me wrong, these things are awesome but I don’t feel deserving of them as I’m not really interested in them. That’s the cool thing about this is I can give them as gifts. ^_^

I do think they could have been a teeesnie bit more creative with the theme title tho. This is the littlest of nitpicks but yeah, I think they should have brainstormed a different name instead of just adding 2.0. Power Teams maybe?

That Voltron shirt redeems all, though.

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November Loot Anime: Besties

  • Modoka Figure from Puella Madoka Magica by Banpresto
  • $10 VRV coupon
  • Seven Deadly Sins Hawk Eraser
  • One Piece Chopper String Backpack
  • Loot Anime Phone Charm
  • K-ON Manga
  • Poster

I know I usually don’t bother with the posters but I really liked the design of this one because it involves the best things in life: pets, books, and cardigans. This poster is librarian approved.

Overall, this is a cute selection of stuff. The little pig thing kinda freaked me out. It’s the biggest eraser I’ve ever owned…

Puella Madoka Magica is the only property I’m familiar with in this box. One day I’ll get around to Seven Deadly Sins but I couldn’t get into One Piece. I’ll probably pass this one on to a real fan along with the credit for the VRV anime service. I barely have time for the media I consume NOW, I refuse to add another.

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November Kal-Elle Monthly: Star Wars

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  • R2D2 necklace
  • Millennium Falcon earrings
  • Galactic Empire ring
  • 2018 Star Wars calendar
  • Princess Leia magnet
  • Rey and BB-8 slouchy hat
  • 4×6 art print

Unlike the Justice League bling-bling necklace, the R2D2 necklace isn’t this heavy thing that feels like only a nerdy rapper would wear it. The hat and everything else are fantastic and I love the fact a calendar was included. It’s going right on the wall ASAP. And the magnet, while making me a little sad, felt like a perfect tiny little tribute.

That means this box had me as excited as the previous ones. I put on the earrings immediately; as I have a Darth Vader dress. I am essentially putting together the ultimate geeky wardrobe. I love it.

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