Hey my little ponies!
I am completely aware that I still haven’t finished up blogging about New York, and I know in my last post I said the next one would be about my trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is clearly not a post about a fancy museum. I have like 3 different NYC posts sitting in my little draft box, but I’ve been up to a few things that have kept me away from finishing them (work, random outings, Rory got a foxtail stuck up his paw, closet cleansing, and our new internet service is so slow I can’t even use my laptop — this post is being written on a desktop because it’s the only computer in the house that can get legit internet usage).
Last weekend I headed to LA for AnimeExpo. We just went on Sunday and explored LA the day before, but I had so much fun that I already bought my badge for next year! My knowledge of anime is extremely limited — Sailor Moon, Pokemon, and Studio Ghibli films is how far my knowledge probably goes, but even then I’m still not that savvy. But I was told there’d be other geeky things that I’m into like Doctor Who, Star Wars, My Little Pony, and whatnot. Jen put together a fantastic steampunk Dalek cosplay, and our friend Danielle dressed as a Shadowhunter from Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. And while we were there we also headed to Pinup Girl Clothing in Burbank and saw Jay Leno cruise by in one of his fancy classic convertibles (so weird), some used bookstore in Pasadena, Japan LA, Pygmy Hippo Shoppe, and ate at Roscoe’s which is very famous for their fried chicken and waffles (ermergerd, soooo good). I definitely had a grand time, but the drive back was the WORST. We left around 6:30 pm on Sunday and there wasn’t any traffic in LA whatsoever, which is very odd because LA is known for its shittastic traffic. Once we got past the mountains is when the journey back home hit a major snafu — bumper to bumper traffic! It took 2 hours to drive 7 miles at one point because there was a really horrible truck accident. We should’ve been back by midnight since it’s usually a 6 hour drive, 8 at the most, but Jen didn’t pull up to my house until 4:30 am. I still don’t know how I managed to make it to work at 4 hours later.
Princess Leia Art Nouveau iPhone case // “Having a Blast Off” necklace // “Heart and Solar System” dress // AT-AT necklace by Unpossible Cuts // Lightsaber sunglasses // Felt Dalek purse by Kru Kru Studio
Last week I stumbled upon the most fuggingly epic dress I have ever laid my eyes on! Of course I found it on ModCloth so of course I
can barely can’t really afford it. I mean I could, but at the same time I’m like, “Girl, save yo monies!” Watch me buy it later. I’m usually all about floral dresses, but how could I not fall in love with this gorgeous dress that has the solar system dispersed all over it? How, I ask you. HOW?! It immediately made me think of all spacey things I’m uber geeky about like Doctor Who and Star Wars, thus I based this edition of Wishful Wednesdays with galactic geeky items!
Karen Hallion is one of my favorite artists and I really dig this Princess Leia art nouveau print she did entitled “La Dauphine Aux Alderaan.” You can find it on her Society6 store as an iPhone case [pictured above], t-shirt, hoodie, pillow, etc, etc, etc. Perhaps I should feature her on Curator’s Corner one of these days. I seriously need to start that series up again! Maybe this weekend. No promises though. 0_0
I spotted the Lightsaber sunglasses at Hot Topic last week when I hung out with Shanice. I just remember being in the middle of a sentence and stopping when I saw them and immediately picked them up and said, “These sunglasses are f*cking Lightsabers!” AMAZING. They light up too! And how precious is the wooden AT-AT necklace by Unpossible Cuts? It comes in a bunch of different colors, including a soft pink shade that reminds me of strawberry ice cream. I love the little heart cutout on it too. It makes the dark side look so sweet 🙂
Another item I spotted on ModCloth is this golden rocket necklace. It reminds me of Buzz Lightyear ❤
And last but not least, my geeky galactic wish list wouldn’t be complete without something representing my love for Doctor Who! This felt Dalek purse is by Kru Kru Studio. They have tons of quirky shaped purses that are insanely detailed including the Beatles’ yellow submarine, film reels, a chess board, the TARDIS, jars of jam, and soooo much more!
What’s on your wish list as of late?
Comic-Con was a freakin’ Doctor Who fest for me! Unfortunately, after waiting in line for nearly 2 hours on Sunday morning, I didn’t draw a winning ticket to get into the Doctor Who signing. Booo. 😦
On the bright side, I walked away with some awesome Doctor Who swag. 😀
- Dalek coin bank. I couldn’t find a little Dalek or Cyberman action figure, and stumbled upon this coin bank and thought, “Close enough!” I’ve already dumped my spare change in it.
- 11th Doctor + River Song’s Sonic Screwdrivers. Now I can coordinate outfits with Sonic Screwdrivers!
- Water color doodle by Katie Cook. She’s the bestest. If you’re at a convention, and Katie Cook is there, you must, MUST, get yo ass to her booth. Her little water color doodles are only $5 and you can ask her to make whatever you want.
- Doctor Mew print and buttons. I’ve seen this cat art on Tumblr before and found that the artist, Jenny Parks, had a booth at Con this year! I couldn’t resist nabbing a print and buttons for myself and Tim! My favorite is the 11th Doctor in a fez.
- BBC America Comic-Con exclusive shirt. I had a bit of buyer’s remorse after I purchased it. I just felt weird not buying anything at the BBC America booth, but I have come to love it. 🙂
One thing I’m sad about is this:
[courtesy of BBC America/Anglophenia]
On Saturday, while I was roaming around the exhibit hall, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan showed up at the BBC America booth! I have no idea where I was when this happened. #@()#()_@*$$&%&&%*#!!+($(! It would’ve been cool to say that I saw the Doctor and Amy Pond with my own eyeballs, y’know? Oh well. I do not own a TARDIS or a Time Turner, so there’s nothing I can do about it.