Happy Star Wars Day!

May the 4th be with you!

I love that pun.  nevermind that it is a very clever marketing tool to get Star Wars fans everywhere to buy new merch and watch the movies.  It totally works.

I mean, I woke up this morning to buy a pair of Star Wars Minnie ears from Disney for my upcoming trip only to find out that they were more than I was willing to pay for something I was only going to wear once.  $80 for a pair of Minnie ears Disney?  Really?

They were cute though.

Droid Ear Headband by Ashley Eckstein for Her Universe – Star Wars – Limited Release

It may be a day for merch, but it’s also a day for nostalgia.

See, my first memories of Star Wars are shared with my father.  He was the first person I saw the original trilogy with.  And I’m not gonna lie, after the last movie, Rise of Skywalker, I may have cried in the theater as the credits were rolling because I wasn’t able to share this final movie with him.

It was bittersweet.

So today, I’ll watch that original trilogy.  I’ll celebrate all things Star Wars.  I’ll remember my dad and the times we spent watching the movie together.

Today, I will be unapologetically nerdy.  Just the way May the 4th is supposed to be.

Re-Reading A Favorite

Why is it that re-reading a favorite book is like saying hello to a good friend you haven’t seen in a while?  It’s doesn’t matter how much time has passed, it’s like no time has passed at all.

I recently decided to re-read the Harry Potter series because I may be going to Universal Studios Orlando next year.  The idea of the trip sparked some nostalgia in me.  It made me want to revisit some old friends.

I haven’t picked these books up in at least ten years, being quite content to watch the movie adaptations.  This re-read made me smile at the favorite things I missed that weren’t in the movies, like Hermione trying to free all the Hogwarts house-elves.

I was in my twenties when I picked up my first copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  I remember feeling baffled at all of these people, these grown folks, loving a children’s book series.

And then I became one of them.

I quickly went out and purchased the next three books in the series.  I was hooked.

And I never looked back.


The Poppy War-A Book Review

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang


There I was, minding my own business when a book showed up on my Amazon Recommend list.  Now I normally ignore these things as they are very often wrong because of books I have purchased for others in the past.  Or I’m just not into that author anymore Amazon.  You don’t know me!

Anyway.  The cover caught my eye. This is funny because I bought the ebook version so I can’t even look at said cover now.  I have since picked up a hard copy.

It’s a thing.

I read over the description and thought, yeah okay, it’s on sale, why not?

Thank goodness we sometimes stop and look at those lists, huh?  I loved this book from page one.

Now let’s be honest, this thoroughly amazing book does have some issues.  It’s a slower start then I would have liked, but that gives more time to some important character development. It also has some pacing issues, places where it felt the writer was just hurrying their way through, but I didn’t mind those parts which I feel is saying a lot.

There are a few trigger warnings for this book, so be prepared.  Our heroine is put through some stuff.  She also reacts very viscerally to what she sees and feels in the world around her.

All in all, I gave this book a solid 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.  Go check it out.

A Trip to Nerd Disney World

AKA, the Kennedy SpaceCenter!


The hubs and I were going to visit his folks for Thanksgiving this year, so when I threw out the idea of going to the KSC, imagine my surprise when all parties enthusiastically agreed!

A whole family of nerds!

Turns out, my in-laws had been wanting to go for a while.  I was overjoyed.

But internally.

Okay, so I was overjoyed all over the place.  Can you blame me?

We had a great time.  We went on the Sunday after Thanksgiving so the crowds weren’t too large, and the weather was perfect!

Which is great, because there was a whole lot of wandering around going “look at that!”.

It was a great day.  If you are at all interested in space or science, this is a must-do.











I Want to Visit Disney Again

I’ve been to Disney a few times in my life. A couple of times as a teenager and once again as an adult.  I had fun each time.

This doesn’t stop me from wanting to go back.

This is a small problem for me as my husband, for the most part, doesn’t really want to go back.  Yup, I’m throwing you under the bus hun.  #sorrynotsorry.

To be fair to him, if I asked, he would probably, reluctantly, go back.  Especially if it’s after they opened the Galaxy’s Edge Star Wars attraction.

To be honest, I’ll go back for that too.  Cause Star Wars!!!

I know I’ll be back to visit Disney World someday.  Until then, well.

A Few Things

Hello and well met! I figured I might as well share a few things about myself with you.

I own a cat. More specifically, I rescued a seal point Siamese several years ago and then she adopted me. She, as evidenced by the photo below, rules the roost.

I have a library. Kind of. It’s small, but it’s mine. Well, ours. When my husband and I were selecting our current dwelling, having a home for our books was as important as having a home for us! I will say this though, that if I have learned nothing else in this life it is that reading is a joy like none other.

I’m a nerd which means I like most nerd things. Comics (X-men, Witchblade!), movies(Lord of the Rings!), video games (Zelda!), TV shows (Stargate!). I mean the list can go on and on and on and on and on. You get the idea.

If you haven’t guessed by the earlier paragraph, I am married. I am quite happily locked in holy matrimony to one poor lost soul who stumbled my way. He’s mine and I get to keep him! I mean, he got a man cave when we bought the house and I got him to promise to never leave. That works out, right?

I like embroidery as a hobby. I started a few months ago so I am still learning, but it is fun. I have gotten most of my kits off of ETSY, and learned off of YouTube tutorials. Great place for learning things that YouTube.

One thing you will discover about me, I’m not very good at ending blog posts!