Sep 15, 2015

Fan Expo 2015

Normally I have a big long post (full of pictures) about Fan Expo a few days afterwards but If you've been around lately you'll know that we moved into our new place 2 days before Fan Expo this year. So it was crazy! The move itself went well. We hired movers (which I have never done before) but they were such a big help and the whole thing was less stressful because of them. Then Justin's Mom and Sister showed up the next day, we were barely unpacked but we made it work.

My cameras are all over the place and most of them packed up still. So I didn't vlog and I didn't go around taking cosplay pictures. Actually, I barely did anything this year... after ComiCon I felt kind of burnt out from all the conventions. I usually feel excited about Fan Expo but this time, I just wasn't feeling it. So I decided to let Justin have the whole table this year. I didn't take any time off, so I only came to help out after work. On the weekend I showed up a couple hours after the show had started. I spent most of our first 2 weeks unpacking and trying to get stuff organized. There is still a lot to do but it is looking a lot better now.
 Justin decided to do a raffle for on of his paintings this year. You might have seen me posting about it, here and there. The raffle went well and he hopes to do another one next year. The convention over all was good. Not our best year but still profitable. It was the first time they set up the expo during a long weekend. I feel like the big vendors didn't do too well because of that but Artist Alley seemed to have always been busy.
The one thing I really enjoyed at Fan Expo this year was getting to try out Cuphead. It is so freaking cute! I can't wait to own it and play it every day. I love everything about it.

P.S. Still some unpacking to do. I had to order a new desk (because my old one is too big) So right now I am not set up. Hopefully I will be up and running in about a week. For sure, I'll be posting somewhat regularly by October. I miss blogging!

Jul 21, 2015

Fire Hooping + Moving & Other Stuff

Long time no post! I feel like it's been forever since I posted something on here. I've just been so busy these last few weeks. My Grandma is visiting from Poland for a couple of weeks. (Look how cute she is.) I quietly celebrated my 27th birthday. I fire hooped for the first time ever. (Little video here and here.) I started stretching my ears and we found our next apartment!!
I feel like there is something going on every weekend. And every other weekend I take the bus home to hang out with my Grandma + family. It's starting to feel too 'busy' for me but I can't really complain because there are months in the winter time when nothing happens and I'm so bored!! ha.

Anyways, fire hooping was awesome! I knew about it last year but I wasn't too confident in my hooping abilities then... I'm still not the best hooper but I can at least keep the hoop up! If you're into hooping at all. I totally suggest you try fire hooping. It is really fun and after you get to say you fire hooped! Not many people can say that. I really want to go again but I think I may be too busy to go. We shall see...
For apartment news, we found a cute place really close to work. We like where we live now but the building is starting to fall apart (like nails coming out of the floor, cracks showing up in our walls and barely any water pressure!!) and worst of all...we haven't had an actual landlord in about 4 months!

So we started looking and we found a place we really love. It's be smaller than our current place but there are so many positives. Like; It's a new building, huge windows so it's super bright, the kitchen has an island, laundry in unit (I'm too excited about this part), Dishwasher, I'll be able to walk to work, I'll be able to walk home for lunch! We are super excited! We move in September. A few days before Fan Expo, so it's going to be a crazy week for us. If you don't see me posting in September it's because I'm unpacking.
Also, Tania and I are going to Wayhome this weekend! I'm excited because I've never been to a real concert or any sort of music fest. They are advertising it like it's going to be very hipster-y/hippy. Think... sitting on a blanket with your friends, all wearing flower crowns, smiling, laughing, all wearing clothes from urban outfitters. But I have a feeling it's going to be very dirty and smelly. I'm picturing garbage everywhere. Over-priced food and water. Huge line ups to use a gross port-a-potty. The hand washing stations running out of soap! NO!

And on top of that Tania and I will be camping there for 3 days, 2 nights with no showers! That's right. No. Showers. They are charging for a shower pass that you can only use once a day. We decided we'll just 'manage' and save some money. Haha. I'm assuming lots of people will be doing the same and if I'm wrong... then they better stay clear of us!! :P

Jul 1, 2015

Goodbye to coloured hair

I've been dying my hair funky colours off and on for the past 4 years. (I had red/pink hair for a while and then dyed it black before I went on a big family trip) I've done the most hair dying in the last 2.5 years. I've almost been every colour in the rainbow... and even had rainbow hair! But it's time now, to say goodbye to the funky hair dye life.

About a week ago, I stripped the red out of my hair (as much as I could) and bought a box of dark brown hair dye. My hair actually turned out black but whatever... It was time for a change. I still love coloured hair (plus it's fun to change colours every couple of months) but I hate the work, time and money I had to put into my hair every month. Not only that but I had to buy special shampoos and conditioners that wouldn't strip my dye. Sometimes I would stain my clothes or pillow cases... I could go on and on...

I could write a super long post about all the things I learned about coloured hair. All the pros and cons. How to do it properly. How to take care of it. What to look out for, etc.
Ah.. maybe I will?

Anyways, I'm excited about giving my hair a break and letting it get a bit more healthy. Everyone's always told me I look better with dark hair so maybe I'll play around with different shades of browns and highlights? Who knows, there's so much you can do with hair!

Has anyone else had coloured hair and gone back to something a bit more natural? Do you miss it?

P.S. Happy Canada Day! :]
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