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WHAT I'M READING
I'm actually focusing on reading a friend's manuscript. I am a terrible beta though because I have been so tired and busy this past May that I've not finished it yet. Must finish soon.
I also just started THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Hope to finish by this weekend so I can see the movie. Yay for double-crying?
WHAT I'M WRITING
Nothing. :( Buuuuut, I hope to turn that around some this month. July is the second Camp NaNoWriMo session, but I don't know if I'll be able to participate since July is SDCC month. Luckily for me, Jaime, Alison, Erin, and Katy are back with their summer writing intensive READY. SET. WRITE!
I had a lot of fun participating last year and checking in with everyone. So I hope it'll help me back in my writing game this time. Hope you'll join in too!
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
The success of the Reading Rainbow kickstarter!
Reading Rainbow was such a fun part of my childhood, and it was incredible to see that it meant the same to a lot of other people too. The kickstarter project is great, and it was fully funded in a day! They already have over $3 million pledged to them last I checked.
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
Some fun things I've done since last I updated:
1) Saw Hozier in concert and absolutely loved his music. Gah, I need that record now.
2) Puppy play dates! Loki got to go run around full speed at a park with my friend's dog. The next day, our cousin brought Loki's best friend Sadie over to play too! BUT she also brought her new puppy Ollie!
|Ollie is a German Shepherd, Doberman mix.|
Loki had fun with Sadie but spent most of the play time with Ollie trying to figure out what the heck he was. He seemed confused by the idea of a "puppy."
3) DISNEYLAND. We've gone twice in the last 2 weeks of May because I won a 2-day Park Hopper that had to be used within that time period. The first trip was fun but kind of frustrating because it was a Saturday and it was GRAD NITE, which meant a lot of teens and generally TONS of people. Long lines and crowds made the day difficult, but we salvaged it by trying a bunch of food (we normally don't eat much during a Disney day - no time!) that we read about on Buzzfeed and Food Beast.
|We wore our Blackmilk Death Star dress & R2D2 swimsuit.|
Our second trip was much better, though it was still a Grad Nite weekend. Less people though and less schools, so we were able to hit up our favorite rides more than once. Plus, whereas everything went kind of wrong for us the first time around, everything went right for us this time!
The biggest thing about this Disney trip for us was the new CARS LAND at California Adventure. The last time we were at the park, it was still under construction (as was much of CA Adventure since it was getting a facelift). It was a new experience for us, and we loved it. The 1940s-era California Adventure main street was quaint, and we adored CARS LAND. It looks just like you walked into a little desert town on Route 66.
Here's a few more photos. Yes, we wore a bunch of our Blackmilk items (Death Star dress, R2D2 swim, Cheshire cat leggings, mermaid leggings), and it was cool because a number of people asked about them. We overheard one guy exclaim: "Those are sick tights!" Yes they are!
Aaand tonight, I will hopefully be going to see my long-time musical love Jason Mraz with my even bigger Mraz fan sister!
Ack, can you believe it's JUNE?! Where is 2014 going???
What's up with you?