Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Comic Book Wednesday: Issue 1

Happy Wednesday! It's also known as my friday! Today's blog post is just about comics today. Wednesdays are normally the days when new comics come out. So I'd like to introduce you to some of my favorite comics and hopefully you'd start to enjoy them as well.

So first things first. My number one Comic right now: Hawkeye.

Hawkeye- Fraction and Aja (#2 pictured) Marvel

I will not be ashamed to admit that the 2 reasons I was interested in reading this was because of Jeremy Renner's portrayal of Marvel's Markman and the artwork on the covers. Something about the minimalistic and almost monochromatic approach to the cover art is what really got me interested. Its the characters and the smattering of other Marvel characters appearances that keep me coming back for more. I love the mentorship/friendship that Clint has with Kate Bishop, who is basically Hawkeye for the Young Avengers. I love the main villain's every 6th word is Bro. Now bro, if you read any book, its this book bro. If you want an inside look of what an Avenger's life looks like when they aren't saving the world, then it is a great book. Hawkeye deals with healing himself, and him trying to manage the building he lives in. Please pick this book up.

Saga- Vaughan and Staples (#1 pictured) Image Comics

Saga was a recommendation from my Comic Book Guy, Mike. He owns the local shop and is really good at his job. He remembers your face and your previous purchases. And that's what he did for me. Out of me and R, I read more of the space saga's and fantasy stories. I was cruising for a new read and Mike picked it up off the trade shelf and told me to read it. Saga is a child who was born to two people on the opposite sides of a war. The way it starts out is from the narrative of the child telling her story about how she was born, and  how her parents met. I love this book because of the artwork done by Fiona Staples. I loved her work in Mystery Squad and the overtones of the art expedite the story.  I'm recommending this basically for its in book artwork. I would recommend to pick up the trade soft cover to read the first six issues in one go. But its defiantly worth the look.

Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake- Allegri (#1) Boom! Comics'

I fraking love Adventure Time. And when they came out with the Gender-bent versions of the same characters, I loved it even more. I was so very excited that Pendelton Ward (tv show creator) would green light a comic for these characters. Fionna is Finn, Cake is Jake. Prince Gumball is Princess Bubblegum. Now I'm about to get on a soapbox, but Fionna is a comic that if I ever have any nieces or if I change my mind and adopt, but this is the one comic book that I'm going to have any girl I know read. Fionna is exactly the female portraial of Finn and Fionna kicks the evil Ice Queens ass, and protects the various Princes' of the Land of Ooh. ( end soap box). If you love Adventure Time, or just want something funny to read, this is my recommendations. Its also going to be a short series (6 comic books total) so its going to be a really short read as well.

Well folks. Thats going to be it for Comic Book Wednesday! Excelsior!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

throwback tuesday

So this is R. This is also a really bad picture of him. Anyway, today I'm writing how R and I fell in love. While its not an epic tale like How I Met Your Mother, its ours and I wouldn't change it. Anyway, our story starts back in the summer months of 2005. I had just graduated from high school, and I hadn't gotten a job yet. Or maybe I was job searching. I dunno, but for what ever the reason, I was bored and hanging out with two friends at the time, Krissy and Brittany. We were bored out of our minds, and while we had started to play video games just to pass the time, Krissy had the idea to call her ex-boyfriend Jas to hang out. Jas was at the time hanging out with R and asked if he could bring him over. They came over and were more into playing video games then the girls were, but they were more interested in getting high. Now I'll say right here and now that I've never gotten high or even smoked a cigarette  So R and Jas went out side to get high before coming back in. That poor trip ended up with the boys giving each other horsey rides because I had my cowboy hat lying around.

Anyway, R and I didn't talk to much, and if we did we chatted it up on AIM. R had a crush on Krissy, and Krissy and Jas were hooking up, and then R tried to get with Brittany. Durring all this time, we kept chatting on AIM. I was falling into a funk because I was 18, and I had never had a proper boyfriend. R kept telling me that someone would come along and find out how much of good person I was and make me happy. I brushed him off and said like I always do, who could like a person like me? We kept talking and because he was currently getting his GED, and I lived so close to the GED school, I offered to give him rides back and fourth a couple of times. After talking for so long R decided that Brittany was a total bitch and drama queen and wasn't worth the effort. He decided to give it a try with me. I guess I was thinking that I was the last resort and felt that it probably wouldn't last.

And I was right, but not because that I was the last choice. It was because we both had growing up to do. And trying to grow up together can hurt. One person matures at a different rate then the other, and no one is on the same page for anything. I remember telling R when we broke up the first time to "call me when you get a life." R got a job and started doing his growing up, and he called me back. But there were other times, when I felt so sure that he was the one, it scared him. I was seriously the overly attached girlfriend because I never wanted to let him go.  Fast forward to 2 years later around my birthday, so around the end of May. He had come back from a cruise with his family. He had basically gotten to his house, put his bags down, and got into the car to come see me. Apparently he had missed me (and had seasickness) through out the entire trip that he couldn't enjoy it. We decided to get back together and to really work on being together.

We've had our ups and downs, and we've had our arguments. R is it for me. We've been engaged for 5+ years now, and there is no rush. We've got all the time in the world for us.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Holiday Hangovers

Tree 2012
Holidays can be stressful. I'm sure we've all been there. For some people, the stress can come from family, decorating or money. I think what stresses me out about the holidays is gift reciprocation. I'm always worried if the gift I'm giving a person will not be of equal value. I've had breakdowns over this. R stresses about the monetary side of things, like why I have to buy presents for every member of my family. (Which I don't, if your reading this R!) But I'm digressing. The fact of the matter, no matter who you are, the holidays are a mess. A giant pile of stressful mess.

This year we were late in starting with presents. Seriously. I didn't have a gift bought until the 14th. R's easy to shop for. Basically you get him any thing that is Star Wars, Comic book, or alcohol related, and he loves it. Unfortunately for him and my family I'm a bit more picky. Normally his gift default is a purse of some sort, but then I have to have a specific type of purse, certain colors, etc. I wish I wasn't so picky, but if I'm not, and he gets me something I don't like it, I probably won't use what ever I get. (after reading over this, I didn't realize I was such a bitch when it comes to gifts. wow...) Buying for my other family members can be kind of easy, but I make it hard on my self by wanting to personalizing it too much. I abhor the ideas of gift cards, but a gift card allows the gift receiver to be as picky as I am. Urg.. gifts.

Then there the family gatherings. I normally love these, because I love my family to itty bitty pieces. I love R's family as well. Firstly we have my dad's side of the family, which I hardly ever see since my grandparents passed. Because we hardly ever see this side of the family, it can generate some awkward conversations. Most of my family on that side is super religious, which I'm not. Luckily one of my little cousins was acting like a little shit and acted as an ice breaker the most of the time. Mom's side of the family is perfect to hang with. At least they are okay with having a beer, bloody mary or mimosa on Christmas morning. After a big lunch and presents, its normally time to head over to R's family for dinner and presents and wine or mimosa's.

AND then you've got New Years Eve/ New year and the pressure of resolutions and the downfall of any resolutions set. I didn't set any resolutions, only goals that I hope to obtain, like to be more organized and to finally decorate the apartment as if we actually live here, not if we're just visiting.

Now I'm really digressing. I'm just happy that the holidays are over. Now to pack up those ornaments and to throw out the tree.

Friday, January 4, 2013

so, this is my corner of the interweb. My name is Kasey, and thanks for stumbling unto me. I've been wanting to start a blog for so long, but really didn't have much to say before now. My goals for this blog is to basically write my memoirs while my memories are still fresh, if that makes any sense? (maybe) Anyways, you found me here so let me tell you about myself!
Like I said, my name is Kasey. I'm 25 years old, and I live in Charleston, SC. I live with the love of my life, Robert. We've been engaged for about 5+ years now. We're not in any rush to get married. I have epilepsy, but its not a big deal. Its totally under control. I work for a cell phone service provider but I'm determined not to bitch and complain about it here on this blog. I'm a big nerd. I love comic books, sci-fi tv shows, books, and just plain weird stuff in general. I'm a bit lazy at times, but I love to paint and draw and pretty much do stuff with my hands. I like going out with friends for a night on the town, but I will not say no to a netflix night with R with pizza and wine. 
Here are some random facts about me, or what you need to know upfront about me to be my bff. 

*I'm losing weight in order to survive the zombie apocalypse. 
* I want to live in a hobbit hole.
* R knows that if the Doctor ever showed up, I'd go with him in a heart beat. 
*I have a love/hate relationship with New York City. I love visiting but could never live there. 
*I hate fashion, but If I has to describe my style, it would be a lazy prep with hints of nerd tossed in.
* I hate talking about religion, but if you have to know, I'm pagan. 
* I'm addicted to Bath and Body Works. 
* I believe in ghosts, the Loch Ness Monster, and aliens. 
*I'm also addicted to the internet. I love memes. 
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