Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bar Trivia

Stella came to book club again, but now that we aren't an official library program, we've gone rogue! We chose Wasserhund (which Stella has been to before) and the night and time we chose happen to be when they do bar trivia!

We actually started off pretty strong... we were in first place after the halftime question! But then we lost it all.

Fun facts we learned: Barbara Streisand has had a top 200 Billboard hit every decade for the last six decades. The "SOS" in the dish soap stands for Save Our Saucepans. Coca-Cola introduced their "I'd like to teach the world to sing" campaign in 1971 during Superbowl VI. Michael Douglas is 25 years older (to the day) than Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Answer to the trivia question from the Craftster post: KFC was founded during the Great Depression!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Mask Test

Stella helped me test out a craft foam mask for a costume program we're putting together for the public library. I think it might be a little big for her...

But darn if she doesn't look fabulous!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Making a New Friend

This little guy was on the car this morning as Stella and I headed out to work!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Baltimore Comic-Con

As a costume contest winner from last year, I got a free pass to Baltimore Comic-Con this year! And Fabian Nicieza (one of the original creators of Deadpool) was there, so obviously I had to go. Stella and I took the day (my birthday!) off work, drove up to see my friend Beth, and then the three of us went to Baltimore.


This is Piggy, the 3-legged super dog! This table was
selling comics about Piggy. Beth bought some while I
petted the pupper.

Beth and I only collect Funko Pop figures of
characters we've cosplayed. I thought I'd never find
Ramona Flowers!

Legions of Lego people and creatures! Stella is a giant compared to them!

The entrance to the exhibit hall

The Baltimore Convention Center

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Octopi are known for being good with ink, so Stella had a good time checking out my new tattoo! (I didn't have her out while it was getting done... Partially because the shop I go to has a general "no photos behind the curtain" policy and partially because that ink can get all over the place, and Stella did not want a tattoo of her own.)

I can't get the whole thing in one photo, but it's the sigils of the Endless from the Sandman comics by Neil Gaiman. Stella will be on her way back home before I get shading done in a few weeks.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Bagpiper Birthday

My mother-in-law hired a local bagpiper to come play for her father's birthday over the weekend as a nice surprise. I didn't get a very good photo of Stella with him:

But we wanted to share anyway.

Thursday, August 11, 2016


The zoo in Norfolk had a Pokemon Catch-a-thon. They have a ton of Pokestops, and they put lures on almost all of them for 2.5 hours. For $5 (it was a fundraiser) we could walk around the zoo after-hours and catch a ton of Pokemon! They said the animal exhibits would all be closed, but some of them don't really go inside at night, so we got to see some anyway! The photos aren't the best, since most of the animals were done for the day, but it was still exciting, since I didn't think we'd see any animals except Pokemon! Also, I cosplayed as Nurse Joy.

Snacktime for the adolescent giraffe

Look closely... there are two kangaroo back there! There's also an emu but he moved
out of sight and I didn't realize it until much later that he wasn't in the photo.

Stella stood in for Chansey for this Nurse Joy!

Ostriches hanging out in the back of their pen.
The sign is asking me not to feed them.