It’s Over 9000!

My stress level that is. About an hour after last weeks post everything kinda came crashing down, along with my optimism. The association did contact us… to let us know our paperwork was not properly filled out and could not be approved until it was fixed. The paperwork that was incorrect? Completed by the landlord. So we hustled to get it all in order and got it back to them within two days time. They told us we would likely get contacted before the end of the week. It is now late on Tuesday afternoon and still nothing. We’ve even tried contacting them to no avail. So all we can do now is sit and wait and hope. I’m really hoping Continue reading

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5 Fandom Friday: Fandoms I’m Thankful For

This was a struggle to limit myself to only five. I’ll be honest, I couldn’t do it so I had to get a little creative.

Disney/Pixar

Good Dinosaur

Can. Not. Wait.

Animation is probably one of my biggest passions. From drawing cartoons when I was a little kid to learning how to 3D model in Maya, I’ve always loved it. One of my favorite animation studios is Continue reading

So Close Now…

One more week. One more week and then we should finally hear back from the association. Then we can finally do our walk through and get our keys and move. I just want it to happen already! Granted, I’m not even completely packed yet but it’ll be a lot easier to finish up once I can move what I do have packed already.

On the bright side, there’s some fun stuff happening. I’m really looking forward to seeing The Peanuts Movie later this week with one of my favorite people. I’m digging the mix of traditional Peanuts style art with 3D animation and I hear the whole story appeals to a more nostalgic audience than it does to younger viewers. I’ll also be helping try my hand at my first slow cooker recipe. Mmmmm tacos for Taco Tuesday. I also maxed out my first character in Disney Infinity yesterday and have a couple of other characters that are close so I can’t wait to play more and get more characters to max level.

All in all I’m looking forward to the week. Yes, I’m going to working a lot and I’ve still got plenty to pack but I also know I’ll be spending quality time with people I care about. It’s gonna be a busy week but it should also be a good one.

Peanuts Dancing

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Rink Rash Radio: WFTDA Champs Recap

I am one of the producers and hosts of a podcast called Rink Rash Radio. It’s a podcast about roller derby in Florida as well as major roller derby events going on in the world. I’ve decided that I will be posting the videos here on my blog because it’s something I do and help make and am extremely proud of keeping up with for so long.

5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Seasonal Foods

Hooray! My first 5 Fandom Friday post. A great one to start with too ’cause I LOVE food. I love to eat it. I love to make it. The look, the smell, the taste, it just hits so many senses all at once. While the title says seasonal, I’m reading holiday. So here’s my favorite holiday foods.

Pecan Pie

I’m not a big fan of dessert pies. I think it’s ’cause not only am I not much of a sweets person but I also don’t find the idea of hot, baked fruits to be appealing. Pecan pie however Continue reading

Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes

One week down, two more to go. At least I hope. We put our association application in a week ago and the wait to hear back is painful. We knew from the get go it would take at least three weeks before we heard anything but that doesn’t make it any easier. So in the meantime, we pack. I’m hoping to at least get my room 75% done this week and then it’s time to get started on the rest of the house. Thankfully, I don’t think we are going to take much.


The downtime has been filled with Disney Infinity and, of course, roller derby. Especially considering the WFTDA International Championships were Continue reading

Start of Something New

About a month ago my mom and I found a note on our door telling us we had until the end of October to move out. While we really weren’t happy where we were living (and that’s an understatement) it was still a shock. We had to move and we had no plans.

Over the course of the month we went to look at apartment after apartment. Being limited by money and location, we were left with few options. After weeks of looking and stress, our third offer was accepted (third time’s the charm, right?). Those weeks left us with little time. We are still undergoing the application process with the association and won’t be out before the end of the month. Thankfully, because we had a place locked down, we were given some extra time to finalize the details and move.

The place we are going is small. Like really, really small. But our plan is to spend the year budgeting, saving, and searching for a bigger, better, more permanent home. With this major change, I hope to start a domino effect of change in my life. I am not very happy where I am in both my professional career and personal endeavors. I feel stuck and out of place.

I plan to spend the upcoming 52 weeks (with the countdown beginning when we move) figuring out my place and purpose, and sharing it with all of you of course. My goal is to end the year happier and with a better understanding of my future direction. I also plan on just sharing my passions and every day journey (which is sure to be full of geekery and roller derby).