Oh my Odin! It’s Vikingfest! 2012 Edition

I’ll admit it. I’m a festival nut. I’m a proud American made up of German, Norwegian, Danish, English, Irish and Bohemian parts (or as I like to call myself, a “Euro Mutt”). I also get mistaken for a crapload of other ethnicities as well. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked if I’m Eastern… Continue reading Oh my Odin! It’s Vikingfest! 2012 Edition

Book Review – “The Reverent Surrender” by James Finster

“Whatever journey he embarked on when his last breath emanated was a glorious one.” An old friend of mine just wrote a book. It’s called The Reverent Surrender and it’s about his Dad. It’s about tragedy and hope and confusion and pain and joy and above all, love. It’s about the lessons we learn when… Continue reading Book Review – “The Reverent Surrender” by James Finster

“Ask a Roddenberry” – Interview with Rod Roddenberry

Every time I see Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry I become a bigger fan of him. He’s genuinely friendly and very easy to talk to. This interview was conducted on Saturday at San Diego Comic Con, hence my Thor costume, crazy makeup and obvious lack of sleep. I got back from my Grandma’s funeral a day and a… Continue reading “Ask a Roddenberry” – Interview with Rod Roddenberry

“Ask an Indie Filmmaker” – Interview with Emily Lou, director of The Selling

I met a lot of amazing people during my time at SFSU. Sadly, Emily Lou was not one of them. Despite the fact that we have a number of mutual friends, neither of us can remember ever meeting the other. Thankfully, because of those mutual friends, we have become cyber pals via facebook, the Great… Continue reading “Ask an Indie Filmmaker” – Interview with Emily Lou, director of The Selling

Star Trek night at Dodger Stadium

I’m that rare combination of girl who is a huge nerd but is also a big sports fan. I’m pretty much in 7th heaven right now with the Olympics being on. My favorite non-Olympic sports to watch are football and baseball. I’ve never been to a professional football game (it’s on the bucket list) but… Continue reading Star Trek night at Dodger Stadium

San Diego Comic Con, Part 4 – Sunday Shenanigans

This has been my craziest Summer ever. I feel like I’m never home and I pretty much haven’t been since the beginning of June. Some of the reasons have been great (weddings, visiting new family members, hiking through Yosemite) and some of them have been sad (Grandma’s funeral) but all of them have been very… Continue reading San Diego Comic Con, Part 4 – Sunday Shenanigans

San Diego Comic Con, Part 3 – Saturday Shenanigans

Saturday was cosplay day. My first time ever cosplaying in public (I’m uber shy, remember?) so it was kind of a big deal for me. I’d spent a lot of time and energy putting together a few costumes, the pièce de résistance of which was my Thor costume. Then I woke up with hives. Awesome. Everything… Continue reading San Diego Comic Con, Part 3 – Saturday Shenanigans

San Diego Comic Con, Part 2 – Friday Shenanigans

I’ve been struggling to figure out how best to showcase my Comic Con shenanigans because I have over a thousand pictures taken over the course of 3 days. I did a post dedicated to the Panels and thought I might do posts dedicated to Costumes, Celebs, Exhibition Floor, etc. but no matter how I worked… Continue reading San Diego Comic Con, Part 2 – Friday Shenanigans

The Dark Knight Rises Reviewed

I just got back from a family wedding weekend but I managed to sneak in a showing of The Dark Knight Rises while I was gone. I hesitated about writing this review because it seems so trivial in light of what has happened. These massacres are beyond tragic. They show us the very worst and… Continue reading The Dark Knight Rises Reviewed

San Diego Comic Con, Part 1 – The Panels

I promised detailed blogs about Comic Con and by golly, I aim to keep that promise. There’s just one problem. There’s waaaay too much for just one post. I tried. I’ve gone through approx. 1000 pictures (no joke) and narrowed them down to the best of the best and even then I was left with… Continue reading San Diego Comic Con, Part 1 – The Panels