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WHAT I'M READING
I'm reading Ruin & Rising and loving it. Also, I don't think I mention this enough, but I kind of adore Nikolai. I might love him as much as I love the Darkling...
WHAT I'M WRITING
The verse novel/story. Check out my RSW post from Monday for deets! Here's a line for you:
The house though is beautiful, cloaked as it is in
ivy and age, crowned with Hawthorne’s seven gables.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
The World Cup. Because seriously, how do they even do that with their feet?! Also, I enjoy watching my Twitter stream blow up every time USA plays (which they will not anymore & I'm pretty sad about that). I'm going to miss the memes and Teddy Goalsevelt.
Last week, Loki was a little torn as to which team to cheer for when USA played Germany. Ultimately, homeland > Vaterland though!
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
Other than watching World Cup games with friends and swearing off Belgian waffles (in support of Team USA for their game yesterday against Belgium), I've mainly been up to trying to get more sleep and failing!
The Sister and I were also invited to a soft opening for Philz Coffee, which was previously only found in San Francisco. It's like fancy hand-poured coffee that I never had in the 4 years I spent up in the Bay Area because I...really have no idea why. ANYWAY, it was lovely because it was free coffee & it was delicious!
|Their signature mint mojito iced coffee!|
This Sawa retrospective was spawned by a discussion we had about how as elementary school girls, we saw him in Casper (as in the friendly ghost) and we thought, "Boys are gross, but heeeey maybe this one is okay. He's kinda cute." So none of us were Sawa fangirls, but he was probably one of the first boys we even vaguely considered crushin' on.
And thus our reminiscing spawned Sawafest. As usual, we always go big or go home, so we even have a Twitter account for it. You can see our live-tweets from the day at @Sawafest. Feel free to follow, Sawa fans! :D
|@Sawafest's profile pic courtesy of Gennia's mad photoshop skills.|
Oh and it was the best food I've had at any fest. We made brunch: homemade blueberry ricotta pancakes, turkey bacon, french toast with fresh berries, eggs, and mimosas. (NO Belgian waffles!!)
We came, we sawa, we conquered. (Many Sawa puns were made as well.)
Lastly, I'm trying to get more on top of my Photo A Day challenge game on Instagram. If you're on there, our very own Jaime Morrow has created YA-themed challenge starting this month! I'll be attempting to keep up. (I'm akangaru if you want to follow me.)
And your weekly moment of geek chic:
What's up with you?