Saturday, January 25, 2014

So Much to Do!

My basement is a mess. It's making my brain kinda messy, too. I have packaged figures I need to photograph and get on the shelves, comic books that need to be boxed, art to frame, and a wall to paint. I've been working on the basement in fits and starts since August '12, and I just can't stand it. I have so many things I want to do with the space, and can't because it's a mess.

My goal right now is to get the clutter taken care of so that by this summer, I can paint the wall. Once that's done, I will have more time to devote to the curation of the collection, and of the list of heroines. I have so much I want to do with that...

I bought my pass for Geek Girl Con in October, and I'm trying to talk a friend into making a trip down from Ontario so we can go to G-Fest in July. The end of June is my target date to get the basement "done." (It will never be completely done; there will always be something that needs doing.)

I have a pretty clear goal, less clear solutions for reaching it, and a headache that is getting in my way. C'est la vie, non? Le sigh.

Another motivation for getting it done once and for all? I promised myself a "geek tree" once the basement was clutter-free. I even put all the geeky ornaments in a separate box when I put everything away earlier this month. And so many ideas for geeky ornaments to make... I am a woman on a mission, and just as soon as the painkillers do their job, I am on it! (But until then, I think it's gonna be me, on the couch, with a notebook making lists...)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Recap 2013 (Another one?? Ugh.)

Yeah, I thought I would, then realized everyone was recapping 2013, and probably had better things to say about it than I would, so I'll refrain from a long look back.

As with any year, there were ups and downs, both on a personal level and Out There. The two geekiest things that happened for me were the amazing and life-changing Super MOOC: Gender Through Comic Books, and being able to attend Geek Girl Con.

All in all, 2013 was a pretty fantastically geeky year for me. I got to visit some of my awesome friends in Canada (that's geeky because I know them from playing WoW -- and because of a trip to the Silver Snail where I bought many action figures), I went to C2E2 and bought many (many) action figures, I took the Gender Through Comic Books class, and I went to GGC.

More personally (less geeky), I saw a neurologist and got an official diagnosis for migraines. (I knew they were migraines, but with docs, they want it on paper... and for me to spend money -- lots of it -- to get that Dx. Whatever.) The upside to that is a prescription that takes care of the pain, mostly, but not the unpleasant aura symptoms, which are legion for me. But you don't want to hear about that.

Exciting news for 2014: Christina Blanch (who taught the gender/comic books class) has a new class Social Issues Through Comic Books! Hell, yes, I enrolled. She's an amazing teacher, and you should absolutely take her class. I hope to attend GGC again as well, but that's 10 months away... anything could happen.

So this year I hope will be a continuation of the last year, with nerdy geek-time, filling in gaps in my comic collection, curating the collection of figures, hopefully another trip North and Northwest.

Until next time, here's my New Year's Eve TRU scores:

My first Transformer! I was actually looking for Arcee
but she was nowhere to be found.
I'd love to have the 12-inch figures, but they are cost prohibitive,
and size prohibitive... where the hell do you put an army of kaiju?!