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Youtube Tuesday: Deadpool Edition

Anyone who allows me to talk about comics and movies for any amount of time soon learns that I have a deep and intense love for Deadpool. I am so very super excited about the movie in less than 4 months!

D. Piddy is my favorite cosplayer. This is his latest video, but I recommend you check out his other convention appearances.

Deadpools vs New York Comic-Con 2015
by: D Piddy

Ivy Tech Spooktacular 2015

Last night was the Ivy Tech Spooktacular. Though I don’t think we had quite as many kids go through as last year, there were a lot. Not one Doctor or Dalek to be seen this time. On the other hand, I may have helped make a girl’s night by asking if she was Raven Queen (she was, and she was the only Ever After High character I saw).

The bookstore gang did Ghostbusters this year. Because I haven’t posted about it before, here’s a run down of what we’ve done before:

2014: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (sewer scene backdrop; Amy, Cassie, Dana, Krystle, and Tya were the turtles – yes we went old school and used Venus too, I was April O’Neil, and Sally was Master Splinter)

Sewer backdrop I painted, 2014

Sewer lair backdrop, 2014

2013: Alice in Wonderland (the Mad Hatter’s tea party; I was Alice, Paul was the White Rabbit, Shayna was the Mad Hatter, Marcela was the Cheshire Cat, Cassie was one of the card guards, and Sally was Tweedle Dee.

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party 2015

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party 2015

2012: Halloween Party (spider and cauldron decorations and whatever characters we wanted to dress up like; Paul was a mad scientist, I was a princess, Shayna was a witch, Natalie was a devil, and Marcela was a beautiful La Calavera Catrina (I think I got that right).

Traditional Halloween 2012

Traditional Halloween 2012

Back to the present, we had four Ghostbusters (Amy, Cassie, Krystle, and Jeff) Willa was “there is no Dana, only Zuul”, with working proton packs and the front of the firehouse. The proton packs shot silly string!

Balloon Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

Balloon Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

Proton packs!

Proton packs!

They did a great job making a 3D backdrop this time – I only printed the picture for the sign, the participants did everything else!

3D backdrop

3D backdrop

It all went pretty well. I’ll post again about what our family went dressed as then and next weekend on actual Halloween!

Starry Night

This is so awesome that I had to share. You might have noticed that I love Starry Night. I also love science!

Starry Night grown in bacterial cultures!

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Art Grown in a Petri Dish
by Claire Voon on October 5, 2015

Youtube Tuesday Two!

I haven’t thought of a witty name for Youtube Tuesdays yet, and I thought Youtube Tuesday Two was cool. Alliteration tickles my fancy much like number sequences.

Since Halloween is coming, and a couple friends posted this to Facebook, and I thought it was hilarious, here is a spooky treat for those who love scary movies!

Horror Movie Daycare
by CollegeHumor

She’s here!!! (part 3)

It’s time to have a baby! Here’s the story of Rachel’s birth!

Same warnings as before: Don’t read any further if you don’t want to know gross body stuff!

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YouTube Tuesday!

I want to do something fun, so I’m going to try to remember to do this every Tuesday…

Rachel and I watch videos on YouTube, sometimes to get her to dance, sometimes, to make her laugh, sometimes to keep my sanity, and sometimes even to learn things! So I’m going to share some of the good ones with you (there are lots of bad ones, trust me).

This is one of our current favorites. Rachel likes to dance and I love how the video is synced up perfect with the music.

100 Movies Dance Scenes Mashup (Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk ft.Bruno Mars)
by What’s the Mashup?

Just when you’re getting used to it… (part 2)

The previous post was just getting too long, so we now begin part 2…

Same warning applies: Don’t read any further if you don’t want to know gross body stuff (the same will be said about the birth story later).

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The Number Thing

I am fascinated by numbers and sequences of numbers. It’s a very odd feeling, sometimes, when dealing with numbers and being disappointed or giddy simply because of the sequence they present in.

For example, when closing the store, I use deposit tickets and I look at those numbers and sometimes, I find myself disappointed because I won’t get to use a number because I’m not closing the next night. For example, I would be using ticket number 1233 and be disappointed not to be using 1234.

I like round numbers and prime numbers and √-1. 13 is my lucky number! I like Π and C and XIII. I use Δ daily in my notes. I love the Fibonacci sequence (0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34) and the golden ratio (φ) and seeing it in nature!

Math is the core of our very understanding of everything and anything! Btw, there’s an XKCD for that… there always is!

XKCD 435

Back in the saddle

So I am currently reading Furiously Happy by the Bloggess. In it, near the beginning (as I am trying to savor it), she writes about being unique. I’ve never desired to be unique per se, in fact, at times, I have endeavored to be the exact opposite, one of the guys, etc.

However, Jenny makes a good point, and I’m not just saying that because I’m a Jenny too. Be random, be the most random. And that fits me much better.

I want to blog more. I want to journal more. I want to write more. But with a one year old, it’s hard. With Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, it’s hard. With depression, it’s hard. With back pain, it’s hard. But I need to do it, so here I am. I’m trying. Want to come along with me? It won’t always be fun, but it’ll be one hell of a ride.

To start, I am going to finish Rachel’s birth story. I have most of it written already, it just needs some… finesse.

So, until next time… be random.