Monday, October 10, 2011

GeekGirlCon, Halloween, Disney on Ice.

Busy busy busy busy busy.

Last week was hectic because it was Justin's birthday, this weekend was hectic because it was GeekGirlCon, this week is going to be hectic because I have loads of meetings and things to do -- but I can't tell you how happy I am to see my life starting to fall back into its normal rhythm. Summer is amazing and fun and some of the best parts of the year, but I am such a project-oriented person that this is my favorite part of what I do, right here. Shoving all my little projects into the free crevices of each week.

Interesting things going on:

1. I bought tickets to Disney on Ice. This is funny to me for a few reasons. First of all, I haven't been to Disney on Ice since I was 6-7. Eia and I got to talking about it a few years ago, and it had sort of been this joke we've had, always mentioning to each other how much we wanted to go. We hadn't brought it up in awhile though, until the other day. Justin was asking me vague spoiler-y questions about the supposed Christmas present he's getting me, though all I can deduce is that it's some event in February of next year. Our conversation then went as such:

Justin: You'll never guess what it is.
‪Me: ‬ ‪Is it Disney on Ice?‬
Me: I hope it's Disney on Ice.
Justin: ‬ ‪It's not, but thanks, now anything I get you will be compared to Disney on Ice.
Justin: Now I cant get you anything‬.
Me: ‬ ‪hahahhahahhaa‬.

I then proceeded to see if Disney on Ice is even a thing anymore (it is) and if they are showing anywhere near me anytime soon (they are) and that explains how my friends and I will probably be the only people without children of our own with us at TOY STORY 3 DISNEY ON ICE next month. Life is awesome.

2. GeekGirlCon was amazing. I don't think I have the energy to do a full write-up (it was a long weekend) but I'll try to touch on the highlights.

There were so many amazing panels. I went to a lot of writing panels (YA Authors, Writing in Real Life [with a job, kids, other priorities, etc.], Writing Urban Fantasy), one on running your own geeky business, and a particularly awesome and relevant panel on Women in Web Series.

I also spoke on a panel called "Killing Cattiness and Creating Community" with such inspiring people as Bonnie Burton and Marian Call (along with a bunch of others). I met authors (large and small) and made friends with some guys at a vendor room booth who kept trying to convince Liz and I to join their DnD campaign; I bought new dice and painted my own pewter miniature and saw a lot of really, really awesome cosplay.

One of the highlights of my weekend was getting an @reply on twitter from Jane Espenson (TV writer who's worked on Buffy and Firefly [among many others] and is writing the new web series Husbands) which is hands down every geek writer's dream, haha.

I was a total nerd and took notes at the good panels, which I am really excited to go back and look over, since most of it is really inspiring stuff about freelancing and motivating yourself to write and pretty much all the things I am trying to do every single day already. I love seeing such a motivated and bustling geek community here in Seattle and I was thrilled to have been part of GeekGirlCon.

3. I'm working on redecorating my bedroom a bit. I don't know if anyone REALLY cares about this, but on YouTube I let you guys into my bedroom on a weekly basis so it feels like I am changing a much larger part of my identity than I really am.

I might write more about this process along the way, but it started last week when I exchanged my brightly colored rainbow bedspread of the last three years for a stylish black comforter with little curly-q designs on it. I also began organizing the plethora of "things" I have collected over the span of my life on the shelves that line the right side of my room. I want to do a great deal of "cleaning out" as well as acquiring some more grown-up furniture "investments", as well as updating my wall decor. It's going to be fun. I like this kind of stuff. :)

4. Halloween prep. My friends and I get way, way too into Halloween around here, so I've been working on my costume for the last two months already. Yesterday I went shopping with Liz and Tara to help them find some key pieces for their costumes, and overall I am just really excited for Halloween parties and pictures and the general spooky time of the year. It's just the best.

I have a long, long to-do list today, so I think this blog post ends here.

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Kate Atkinson said...

Aaaah, not your rainbow bedspread! I love that you're making your room all lovely and grown up (something I've tried and failed to do countless times) but ohhh... I do love that bedspread.

I may have to buy my own rainbow bedspread to cushion the blow.

This comment was ridiculous, haha. Love the blog as usual Kristina. You remain my biggest inspiration. <3

Kathy S said...

You've been busy! Can't wait to see how your bedroom turns out. I love redecorating.

Danielle said...

I love the idea of Halloween, but i'm always too lazy to put any effort into my costume. Your talk of the conference makes me feel guilty for not writing enough! I need to start more!

Melissa said...

You're lucky your comforter lasts that long. My pug tends to chew and suck on my blankets-so I need a yearly replacement. I love re-decorating too!

Steph said...

Would you be able to post some of the inspiring/motivational stuff you wrote in your notes? I'd love to hear what they had to say :)

Amy said...

I'm super excited to see your Halloween costume! Re decorating is always fun. Glad things are getting back to normal for you!

kira902k said...

I'm confused. Is GeekGirlCon only for girls? It would seem on the website that it's not, but the title suggest otherwise. Idk. xD It sounds fun though! Love me some non-intense, non-HP cons every now and then. :P

Your life. Why why why do I want it so badly? Imma polyjuice you and steal your identity. ;)

Sigh. I really need to redecorate my room too. We'll see, we'll see.
I'm excited to see yours though!

Jessie said...

They had Disney on Ice some where around here at some point, I really wanted to go too, even though I don't remember what show it was. Basically anything Disney is AWESOME.

Also, can't wait to see how you're redecorating goes!

slinkyT1991 said...

after your done decorating your NEW room would you please put up a room tour on your second channel? Please.

It sounds like you had tons of fun a geekgirlcon and everything.

I've never been to disney on ice so i hope you blog about it.

StarrySkyPixy said...

I will miss the rainbow bedspread. *tear* Anyways, it's good to remodel your bedroom. I just recently bought some picture frames for some photos I need to hang. Fun times.

I like that we get the inside scoop to your life, before you put it on Youtube. By the way, cool shirt from your last video!

I have only seen Disney on Ice, when I was a kid, so it'd be interesting to see a compare/contrast (kid vs. adult perspective) sort of thing...if you decide to do that.

The Teacup Monster said...

KRISTINA! You can't just tell us that you have been working on your costume and not even give us a hint of what it is. I am being Luna Lovegood (oh yeah, Im a geek).Please tell about your costume very soon!Beadspread sounds really cute, but it's gonna be hard to adjust to it being in your videos.

StarrySkyPixy said...

Teacup Monster, she said she was going to be Pinkie Pie in a previous blog post, and that her friends are going as the other ponies.

Anonymous said...

have you seen this? You get to make your own pony! Be warned though, don't click a different tab or anything because you'll have to start over. (Took me three tries to figure that out.)

Bess t. Kraken

Anthea said...

A few girlfriends and I went to see Disney on Ice as "adults" and it was super fun. We even got goofy souvenirs and got totally into the spirit of Disney. I am 100% confident you're going to have a ridiculously great time. :)

I definitely went to see The Lion King in the theater the other day, too, and still cried when Mufasa died. Long live childhood!