Ken and me. Not pictured: lots of whiskey
Ever wanted to know more about me? Including how I got my job at Offbeat Bride, dating a rocket scientist, being friend-dumped on the trolley tracks at the Grove, how I became a “legitimate geek girl,” and what it was like growing up in LA… now you can! And it’s all on the episode of the Napzok Files that made former radio host Ken Napzok ditch his professional broadcasting standards.
Click here to listen to the podcast that made Aaron say “I won the World Series of Megan.” (Fun fact: I have barely any memory of the last 10 minutes of the show!)
Tiffany as the bear, and Ethan as the brave Jamie Lannister to my scared Brienne.
I never thought there’d be a time when Glory from Buffy the Vampire Slayer would be taking MY picture as I hold a prop sword pretending to be scared of a girl pretending to be a bear. But that happened today when I visited Geek Nation‘s Game of Thrones Recap & Review Podcast, hosted by my friend Tiffany Smith.
Tiffany, her friend Ethan Newberry, and I talked all about last night’s episode of Game of Thrones. Including: boobies, butts, “pee pees,” torture, romance, and of course, BEARS!
Listen to it on Geek Nation!
The thing about Lisa and Alex — my British friends who are traveling the world getting married — is that you never know when they’re going to pop in for a visit. This time they were heading from Tahiti back to Paris and, oh would you look at that, Los Angeles is between the two!
So we got to spend a short-but-sweet weekend together with the Brits. I had high hopes for a hiking around Lake Hollywood, a picnic in the park, and introducing them to Cinco de Mayo. But since they had a last minute flight delay, we had very limited time. And who was I kidding anyway?
We did what we normally do: Continue reading
Old and busted: Boring white shower curtain.
New hotness: Danica Studio’s Odyssey shower curtain.
Head over to Offbeat Home to read more about my new shower curtain purchase. And THEN note the comments where our readers alert me to all the amazing matching home goods in this magnificent pattern!
Did you know that there are people out there that don’t use their microwave as their PRIME way to make… everything? Okay, maybe I’m the odd one in this situation. A conversation with my co-worker Caroline not only reminded me that I’m considered weird to most people, but also reminded me of a funny exchange with my British friends…
Caroline: I was looking up reasons other people have stopped using a microwave to see if i missed something obvious and I keep hearing that people use it instead of a kettle for like tea and stuff
Is that normal or am I right to think that’s weird as hell
me: ha — funny story….
I had my British friends over and they made us “proper tea.” I was like sheesh, this is complicated… I just heat up water in my microwave and DONE!
they. were. horrified.
Caroline: hahaha oh my god you’re one of them!
me: Then… they went on to explain the whole process… heating up the tea, getting the cups ready because, you know, the tea cup needs to be the same temperature as the tea. And I said… that happens PERFECTLY when you make tea in the microwave!
And they both stopped and had to admit… that that was a good point
I have actually had my eye on this electric tea kettle for the longest time. It’s so damn good looking! But it seems redundant to purchase it when I have a microwave.
So where do YOU stand on this issue? Are you a microwave the water or use a kettle kind of person?
Look what came in the mail! My British friends totally bought me my dream electric kettle with the note “So you can make a proper cup of tea. Step away from the microwave! -Alex and Lisa”
JP captures Parisa doing jazz hands and me, barefooted, making fun of her.
Yesterday was one of those “I fucking LOVE living in LA” days. For my buddy Jessica’s birthday (psst: check out her new home line!) she and her husband organized a group hike around the Lake Hollywood Reservoir. This was exciting for me, as I had never explored this part of my hometown before. Once, Aaron and I went looking for it, got lost, and wound up at the Hollywood sign instead.
My whole con outfit: cat dress, Han Solo boots, Tauntaun purse.
I know this is late in coming, but I’ve been SLAMMED lately. So, a month, later: here’s my write up about Wondercon. For those of you who don’t know about it (which is probably most of my readers: hi family), Wondercon is like a mini Comic Con — ALL about comics. I was worried I wouldn’t have as much fun as I would at a more broader-focused geek convention since I know NADA about comics. You know, besides whatever Hollywood turns into blockbuster movies. But, since I was tagging along with a group of people whom I adore (the Schmoes Know gang) I wasn’t too worried too much.
Turns out, there was NO need to worry at all. I had a fucking BLAST. There’s just something about the energy of geek conventions that’s like a drug for me. I’m never more excitable and happy then I am when I’m with a HUGE grouping of people who are feeling comfortable being excitable and happy about dorky-ass-shit.
Things overheard at Wondercon: Continue reading