The last few days~

I went to see the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," on Friday. The theatre we went to has super-comfy reclining chairs! :D

The movie was SO awesome! 8D

Saturday I had work, but afterwards the guys came up. :3 Randomness ensued, including me practicing SHINee's "Sherlock!" It's such a fun dance! I can't wait to dance it with a full group!

Sunday I went to one if my BFF's graduation party! It was at a park on a lake, and a bunch if us went on a nature walk up the creek that's connected to the lake! It was sooo pretty and fun!

After the party, we stopped at Target and I finally got a new TV and a stand for it!!! 8D

^^^ Putting the stand together

^^^ Finished set up!!

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Sorry I've been so inactive on here. D: I got addicted to tumblr for a long time, then I just didn't have time for like... anything blog-related. XD

Important updates: I'm now a professional hair stylist, Brian and I have been together for over 5 1/2 years, and (in general) life is good. :3

So, I just wanted to let you know I'm still alive! I make no promises, but I will try to be more active on here. :3

Take care. ^___^

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Cuteness has arrived!

For those of you who've seen my room (be it in person or in photos), you know that I have a small army of really cute Japanese figurines called "Pinky:st" (Pinky Street). Most of the figures in the line are just cute little fashion models, but every so often the company releases character figures and cosplay figures. (Cosplay = dressing up as a character, for those unfamiliar with the term) The difference between the two types is that the character figures get a new face style, where as the cosplay ones have a Pinky:st face, just a different outfit.

Anyways, ever since I got into these adorable lil' things, I have been on a quest for 4 specific dolls - 2 sets of 2 figures. The first set I acquired at Otakon in Baltimore last summer - Chun-Li and Sakura from Street Fighter.

The other set of fighting gals, Mai and Athena from King of Fighters, have eluded me for years. At one time I thought I had them; I had ordered them on eBay and waited patiently for them to arrive. They never did. When I e-mailed the seller, they claimed that they had been on vacation and the person they put in charge of their items and eBay account had scammed them, taking all the money for himself and never shipping out the items.

I didn't believe this for one second. Unfortunately, it was too late at this point to get a refund through eBay (I tried, and that's what they told me).

Ever since I've been scouring the Dealer's Room at conventions, searching other places on-line... either I could not find them, or they were too expensive (they might be my "holy grail," but I'm not paying $50 for them! D: ).

Finally, last week, I found them on eBay, mint in box, for $20.50 (with shipping). I bought them, and they arrived today in pristine condition! 8D

They're so adorable. X3

So yay, my hunt for these lil' gals is over. Time to start hunting for their rare twins, the blue versions!

It's been too long...

...Since I posted a journal. D:

Last time I wrote I had a job. I do not any more~ It was far too stressful and was taking a toll on my mental and physical health. But at least I'm in good standing with the company and could probably use them as a reference. ^__^

Let's see... oh! My 22nd birthday was yesturday! 8D My mom made a wonderful cake~ Yummeh. Her and my step-dad got me some awesome stuff, too! First, "The Princess and the Frog" on DVD. <3 I love that movie sssooo much! If you haven't seen it yet, go rent it or something! It's so amazing. <3 Next was something kinda confusing at first... XD; I unwrapped it to find... the Naked Brothers Band PS2 game. o0; I am not a fan of this show. However, my mom did not buy it because of the game, she bought it for me for the MICROPHONE that came with it! 8D And she found a USB splitter so hopefully if everything works right, we can now do 2-part harmony in Beatles Rock Band! 8D (The game shall be given to my cousins if they want it. If they don't, then to eBay!)

And then my parents brought in one of the most epic gifts ever (for me): a new, freakishly huge desk. 8D We spent the vast majority of the afternoon putting it together.

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I love it. ;w; So very much. <3

After that, my mom and I went out to get dinner (to bring back home). ON the way down the hill, I realized that my boyfriend might still be on campus (the road that we were on lets out right next to the University were my bf goes), so I called him and we picked him up. <3 We went to Wegman's to pick me up some sushi! I got some (imitation) crab rolls and Salmon Nigiri (a big piece of fish on top of a clump of rice)! ^_____^ My mom then picked up some Chinese for herself and my step-dad.

Not too long after that, some other friends came up and we had fun. <3 Lots of Pokemon trading, and we watched "The Princess and the Frog." <3 They seemed to like it, yay! ^___^

Today's been slow... did some cleaning downstairs, made Muddy Buddies (<3)... just vegging aside from that. I can't wait for my party tomorrow. 8D I hope lots of people come! ^___^

50 Book Challenge!

I decided to move my list over here since I never go on Menewsha these days.

Started on August 11th, 2009.

Goal: 50 books/manga series (I'm counting each manga series as 1 book)

Currently reading: "Wild Magic," Book 1 of "The Immortals" quartet by Tamora Pierce

"Leviathan" by Scott Westerfeld is on hold while I read a HUGE pile of books I just got from a friend (borrowing). XD

"The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" by Nagaru Tanigawa is currently on hold. Only the first 4 volumes have been translated, and even the scanslation sites aren't that far along! D':

1 ~ "Night World No. 3" by L.J. Smith
2 ~ "House of Night: Marked" by P.C. and Kristin Cast
3 ~ "Fruits Basket" by Natsuki Takaya
4 ~ "House of Night: Betrayed" by P.C. and Kristin Cast
5 ~ "House of Night: Chosen" by P.C. and Kristin Cast
6 ~ "House of Night: Untamed" by P.C. and Kristin Cast
7 ~ "House of Night: Hunted" by P.C. and Kristin Cast
8 ~ "Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark" by Ridley Pearson
9 ~ "Kingdom Keepers II: Disney At Dawn" by Ridley Pearson
10 ~ "House of Night: Tempted" by P.C. and Kristin Cast
11 ~ "The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening" by L. J. Smith
12 ~ "Dead Until Dark" by Charlaine Harris
13 ~ "Living Dead in Dallas" by Charlaine Harris
14 ~ "Club Dead" by Charlaine Harris
15 ~ "Dead to the World" by Charlaine Harris
16 ~ "Alanna: The First Adventure," Book 1 of the "Song of the Lioness" quartet by Tamora Pierce
17 ~ "In the Hand of the Goddess," Book 2 of the "Song of the Lioness" quartet by Tamora Pierce
18 ~ "The Woman Who Rides Like a Man," Book 3 of the "Song of the Lioness" quartet by Tamora Pierce
19 ~ "Lioness Rampant," Book 4 of the "Song of the Lioness" quartet by Tamora Pierce
20 ~ "Alice 19th" by Yuu Watase
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I should write more. D:

It feels like I haven't written anything in here in forever. And, well, it has been over a month. ^^;

NEFX was OK. It was a safe drive to and back, thank GOD. Boston drivers are HORRIBLE! The con itself is on a lot our own personal "Never going back to this con ever again" lists. They had the nerve to charge $40 for a weekend pass for a SMALL con (cons of this size are usually $25-$30 for a full weekend pass), AND charge for autographs and photo-ops! Luckily the 2 guys I wanted photos with (Sonny Straight and Aaron Dismuke) took photos with fans outside of the photo-op area for free. :D At first they didn't have any clue the con was doing this! That just seems a bit underhanded to me, ya know?

This convention was supposed to cover multiple genres (and guest-wise it did), but most of the panels and dealers in the dealer's room were sci-fi oriented; there was very little anime-wise. Though, to my amazement and pleasant surprise, there was lots of Steampunk stuff! It really made me wish I had brought my Steampunk outfit with me! Anyways, I think the emphasis on sci-fi might have been because Lenard Nemoy was there, but from what I was hearing, it's pretty much like that every year. D: (Apparently, it started out as just a sci-fi con, but "expanded" to include other genres as well.)

But anyways, enough of that. XD

Let's see... oh, I got a new job. :D I now have a temp position at a local computer-chip-making company inspecting chips for defects. :3 Boring, yes, but at least the people I work with are nice and the pay is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. 8D I'll only have this job for 3-6 months, so I gotta save most of the money I'm earning and build my bank account back up! ^^;

Aaaannnddd... CHRISTMAS! I got 4 video games I wanted (2 for Wii: Toy Story Mania and Pop'n'Music; 2 for DS: Scribblenauts and Rune Factory 2), electronic Catchphrase!, another Wiimote and Nunchuck, new PJs (a tradition), a Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD, an Apples to Apples expansion, 2000 Wii points, and lots of candy. XD Well, that was from my mom and step-dad. My dad gave me a $60 gift card for our local mall! w00t! 8D I got some other random gifts from other family members as well (a necklace, a scarf, etc).

But more than the gifts, I enjoyed spending time with family. <3 Christmas Eve myself, my mom, step-dad, grandma (mom's mom), aunt (mom's youngest sister), and my aunt's 2 munchkins spent time together. Christmas day my mom took me and my bf Brian to my step-mom's mom's house and we had a fun time there! Even though I'm not blood-related, they make me feel like I am. X3 (in a good way!)

And today I'm just relaxing. |D Tomorrow I've got to go to work again, though. *sighs*

Another anime convention~

I'm going to the New England Fan Experience in Boston with the anime club this weekend (I'm actually leaving in about 45 mins to head up to the college to meet everyone).

I'm kinda nervous about it cuz 1) it's a long-ish car ride (a little under 5 hours according to my map program and TomTom), 2) this is my first con trip with the club since... well, the absolutely horrible one I had a year and a half ago. D: That horrible one also happened on a Friday the 13th. DX It's a little too coincidental for my tastes.

So I'm just hoping and praying for a good, safe, fun trip. This con doesn't have to be "OMG AWESOME," ya know? I'll settle for "Hey, that was a good con." I just want safety, good times, and little to no conflict.

On another note, I'm bringing 2 cosplays with me: my Breeder (though a winter version!), and my newest costume, (winter version as well) Team Aqua grunt. 8D I wore it to anime club yesturday and people recognized what I was - it made me happy. X3

I'm also bringing a simple rave outfit - my purple cat ears and tail, kitty bell, black pinstriped corset top, and jeans with a belt. Nothing too special, but comfy. ^^

Anyways, pray for our safety/send positive thoughts our way/do whatever you do when someone you know is going on a trip. XD Take care all!

Not buying things for a while. ;_;

My credit card info was stolen.

I still have the physical card, so someone somehow got my name, the card number, and even the security number on the back!

I found out that it was stolen when a $49.99 charge from showed up on my "pending charges" on my account (I checked it online). I've never been to or even heard of this website before today (It's a dating site, ew. D: ).

I called my credit union and had my card canceled (I'll be getting a new one plus a new PIN next week), then I called the customer service number for that website. I spoke to a supervisor, and he made sure that my information can never be entered into their system ever again. I asked about what information of mine was put on the profile, and while they had my full real name, the age and e-mail address were different.

I've called all the places I've used my card recently and the managers are checking for card readers attached to the systems.

Also called our local police, and an officer will stop up sometime today (hopefully). Officer arrived while I was typing! :3

*Sighs* This is the second time this has happened! D8< The first time was a couple weeks before I left for my internship at Disney. Though that time the credit union caught it. Someone was trying to buy gas with my card at a gas station in Canada. DX My account didn't have enough in it to cover the charge, so the account was flagged. My credit union called to double-check if I made the purchase, I told them I didn't, and they canceled my card.

The perp better damn well be caught. D: I don't know if the one from the first time was - I was too frazzled with preparing for Disney to call the police or anything. >< But this person is NOT going to get away with it!