There was a time in my life where I might have considered myself a hardcore gamer – I played on a professional team, we played in tournaments, had daily practice and played like it was our job (in actuality, it was). Nowadays, I only devote time to games that I really really want to play (Uncharted, Last of Us, Dark Souls, for example). And when it comes to new console releases, I’ve become the type to wait until the reviews come out before even considering the purchase. However, if there’s one thing I regret, it’s not pre-ordering the Nintendo Switch. Continue reading
Let me first start this post by saying, Happy New Year! I know, I’m about 2 weeks late, but sickness took over during New Year’s Eve and I decided to take a short break from blogging to give myself some rest. But now that I’m all better, I wanted to ring in the new year with a super fun tee from one of my new favorite artists, Miss Kika. If you follow her on Instagram, she has some amazing “sugar sweet” illustrations that any girl that grew up in the ’80s will immediately love. And if you have a fondness for the kawaii/Lolita fashion of Japan, you will definitely dig her art. This Sailor Moon inspired tee with all it’s colors and gems is just so “fancy” that I knew it would be perfect for a New Year celebration outfit. 2016 was definitely a rough year for me and 2017 couldn’t have come sooner! And with that, here’s to a great 2017!
Despite growing up playing on the NES and the Super Mario Bros series being one of my favorite game series, I never really felt connected with Mario or Princess Peach as characters. In fact, my favorite character was probably Yoshi once he showed up in Super Mario Wold. He was just so damn cute and I loved all the varieties of Yoshis in that game (especially in the Secret Area). Either way, my neutral feelings towards Mario and Peach didn’t stop me from falling in love with this month’s Level Up Your Style crate, which had this awesome scarf inside (plus some sweet Mario socks). Even though I typically don’t love “flashy” stuff, the print on this scarf is fairly subtle and in my opinion looks especially cute with chambray, which makes it a perfect accessory for summer!
Today marks a pretty special day for me as I am officially 3 weeks past my last chemo treatment! To explain the significance of “3 weeks”, my chemo regimen was every 3 weeks and it would usually take just about 3 weeks for my body to heal in between treatments. Which also meant by the time I started to feel a little more normal again, it was time for another treatment. BUT today is different since I have no more chemo!! :D :D :D When I was diagnosed 5 months ago, I couldn’t imagine going through all of this, nor did I think I even had the strength to. Continue reading
Don’t let the Street Fighter shout out fool you, because today is a very big day. I thought I was done with the hard part, but I think my fight is just beginning. Waiting for the results of my surgery (on top of just healing itself) has been a long journey, but not knowing whether or not I would need chemo was the next big thing I was waiting for. I wish I had better news to share, but I will in fact be going through 4 rounds of chemo in the next few months. Even though I tried to prepare myself for the worst, it was still hard to hear. The decision even came down to percentages. 12% to be exact. I was basically told the difference between going through chemo or not going through chemo was 12%. But what’s really 12%? Continue reading
With all that’s been going on with me this past month – multiple visits to the doctor’s, getting poked and prodded with tons of needles, and just feeling worn out inside and out, it’s times like this where I really feel like insides need to feel like my outsides. I promise I’ll go into more details about my condition soon, but today I’m going to be fighting an uphill battle, just waiting for things to be over. It’s going to be a long journey, but I’m armed and ready to take on the battle.
Gaming consoles come and go, but there’s definitely one that no one will ever forget – the Atari 2600. Who knew just a simple joystick and single button could create so much fun? I mean, if you think about how complicated games are now versus back then and the time we’ve spent on them, it’s sort of amazing how those simplistic games were able to hold our attention! I think every kid in the ’80s had an Atari or had a friend with an Atari and I myself spent many hours at other people’s houses playing Frogger, Asteroids, and Space Invaders, just to name a few. My love for gaming has waxed and weened over the years, but I’ll always have a love for the old school stuff. This bodysuit from Living Dead Clothing is spot on with it’s classic graphics, great fit, and I’m just loving everything about it. So if you’re looking for some fun and geeky spandex, definitely check them out! Oh, and their Moogle dress is seriously to die for!! Oogles of Moogles!!