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Sunday, September 29, 2013


This should get in a bit earlier than my previous forays into the TToT blog hop, but it is honestly the one closest to the point of never being published. It’s just been that emotional of a week, and as I reached the end of the week my enthusiasm for writing in the blog hop had dwindled substantially.

The week started off with my grandmother going into the clinic, for what was believed backup issues, which then lead to her having to be admitted into the hospital. There, they found she was exhibiting an irregular heartbeat and had to have some extensive testing done. I didn’t find out about what was going on, though, until Thursday. She hadn’t called me, though I know she brought various phone numbers with her, my father hadn’t called me, and all my calls to her were met with endless ringing (she is old-school, so no voicemail for her…). Finally, Thursday I was able to reach my father who updated me as to what exactly happened and that evening when she got home she called to talk. She tries not to call my cell phone being I get in trouble for personal use time and have been charged by my company for minutes, but it would have been nice to have been given a heads up. A voicemail, if nothing else…

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


This past weekend there was the wedding I spoke about in my last TToT and thought I would share some of the photos. The first two are courtesy of Dese’Rae L. Stage Photography. You can visit her site by clicking on the images. The rest are random pictures and some meme-style additions I had hoped to print out to doctor the back of their wedding card with, but ran out of time. 
I am also sharing the piece I did add to their wedding card. The one that took me hours to complete. This is likely because I am Slowplay and not the best at art programs. No, I didn't draw the piece. I just found the picture and doctored it up.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Not a whole lot to say about this week’s trailers. We have a simple mix of drama, comedy, and animated sequels. There may be some randomness thrown in, as well.

Anyhow, lets get to it…

Sunday, September 22, 2013


It was a busy weekend, or at least a busy Saturday. Some friends I made during NaNoWriMo got married, so the ladyfolk and I spent the day and evening celebrating with them. I probably should have drank, given the circumstances. You only (hopefully) get married once, right? I will make up for it another night. It was a beautiful wedding on a beautiful day. Perhaps I can get permission to use some pictures on Wednesday!

Despite a friend bringing a companion who didn’t know the meaning of not giving away movie spoilers, it was a fantastic experience and there was plenty to be Thankful for…

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Cadence and I doing what we do best: pretending to write! Okay, maybe that's just me...
There were a handful of pictures I would like to share, but I prefer asking permission before placing up random pictures of people. While it is generally okay via Facebook, a blog I feel is a bit different considering it’s a lot less private. Cadence (who I met during NaNoWriMo last Nov) was online and sweet enough to allow me to use one of her and I.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Tonight’s movie trailers are a bit on the underwhelming side for me. I may have interest in one or two of the selections, but even then I may wait to watch them via RB/NF. Some may be a bit obscure, and I’d like to think it never hurts to have a little added exposure. Perhaps there will be a hidden gem for someone who may have otherwise never known/heard of the movie before. Sometimes I even find them myself!

The videogame trailers, however, spark a lot more interest. Especially Call of Duty, as I’ve been following along with the franchise for years now.

Sunday, September 15, 2013


Okay, two hours before Sunday ends, and I’m just getting started on my list and I’ve only been able to visit two or three blogs (and catching up on past TToTs on top of it). Where did I go wrong? I used to be so up and prompt with all this Thankful stuff!* I haven’t really been online much all week. I have been productive and figuring out some shakiness on the workfront, but I hope it’s just a minor hiccup.

Lots of girlfriend time, though, and I’m certain that is what most of my list will revolve around. So let’s get to what I’m thankful for this week…

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


I swear they look just like my grandparents!
This is an image I found online while looking for various picture options for an anniversary card. The card I bought for my grandparent’s 25th Anniversary was pretty blank. Too blank. But I couldn’t focus enough to derive words befitting enough to dress the card up. When I came across this picture it was perfect, so I printed it out and added it. This project was all done last minute on a whim, but I think it added so much humor to the gift. I wasn’t around when they finally opened it, unfortunately, but was told they liked it alot.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


We have hit the 10 week mark for Trailer Tuesday! While I contemplated doing something special for this entry, I decided it best to not stress over it and stick to keeping it simple. Perhaps when I hit entry 25? We will see.

The holiday season is approaching and we will likely see new trailers being released for the big budget pictures that studios are placing their bets on. Ender’s Game, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to name a few. I will be keeping an eye out (some already have new trailers out) and try to compile them as we get closer to their release dates. For now, I will share some trailers that I have been waiting to highlight, slipped by, and/or recently discovered.

Monday, September 9, 2013


This week (technically last week) ended up being a complete turnaround compared to the last few, leaving me with a lot to be Thankful for. For some reason, though, I felt almost completely unmotivated to participate in the blog hop this weekend. My fatigue picked up again, and it reminded me I have to call back the clinic for a follow-up appointment. Definitely not looking forward to attempting another sleep study, but perhaps I can get my hands on one of those devices you can bring home to gather data on.

As I fought through the re-surging, constant drowsiness there was a wealth of positive impacts on my life. Through brief (yet also constant) bouts of insecurities spanning various facets of my life, I feel I made some decisions that did well to counter those darker wisps of imagined unworthiness. It’s sometimes hard for me to overcome those doubts, but in time I’ve found with patience and practice I can eventually break through the fog.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


It seems that the holiday weekend made my days get a bit off kilter. I thought it was Monday today, and I wasn’t looking to do anything but catch up on some fellow blogger action. This weekend got very busy, but it was a lot of fun spending time with family and friends. Surprisingly, though, there was no grilling. Considering I sometimes post one minute to midnight (though I’m sure it’s seconds to midnight once in awhile), it’s likely no one would have ever known just how close I came to missing this week’s Trailer Tuesday post! But let me tell you… it was close…

Last week, during The Butler, I saw a handful of trailers I’d never seen, so I’m going to share them today. Some are even associated with that Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) I mentioned. While I get back to replying to comments on earlier posts and blog hop around, take a moment and check out these following previews and let me know what you think.

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