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Fresh ear-baubles

Sometimes all it takes to bolster your faltering spirit is a small change in your appearance, like getting new ear jewelry 😘

These are what I’m wearing right now, 00g soft tunnels in a nice ocean green. I had a pair of black plugs, but one got lost and I was tired of walking around with one bare lobe :/ 

The next size up is 7/16″, and I found this sweet taper and plug set to get me there: 

What fancy ear pieces do you like to rock on a day-to-day basis? 

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My dream wedding…?

So my fiancee asked me to marry him in front of the parade at Dragon*Con 2016. I wish I had a quarter for every time I’ve heard “So when are you two gonna get married?” :/ The answer is: when we bloody well please. 

More accurately, we want it to be about a year-long engagement, AND I want to have my top surgery before I get married. So I haven’t given the thing much thought.

That being said, I’m reasonably certain I want there to be trees. With fairy lights all up in there, for an extra-magical atmosphere. 

I want one of my co-workers to sing at my wedding (yep, if you’re reading this, that means you, Yoshi). 

The bottom line with what I want out of the whole wedding thing is just a big-ass party with delicious cake and quality (like top-shelf) booze and sick music, all for the purposes of showing how much Gabe and I love each other. 

Another vital component: I want to be beautiful and wearing something fabulous; I want to turn some heads.

If I didn’t care about any of the above, I’d just drive us down to the courthouse tomorrow and get us married. But I’m pagan and poly and I LOVE pageantry, so these things must be taken into account. 

I definitely want something symbolizing openness, you know? Like yes, I’m binding myself to this man for life, which will remain true and hold fast until I die, but that doesn’t mean he’s the only one I have playtime with (just so you know, the poly thing has DEFINITELY been discussed, and was brought up [by me] when he proposed [just to make sure it’s all cool!]). 

Also I’m kind of a symbolism enthusiast, so I’m sure my pagan influences are going to inform some if not all of the stylistic choices I make with my wedding.

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Presenting: the best snake

I love reptiles, and ball pythons sit at the absolute top of my list. I had one as a child (her name was Sasha and we were best friends) and I would love to have one again.

They’re so docile and sweet, and they don’t grow to be an unmanageable size, either! And soooo cute, ugh just look at ’em:

Oooooh that sweet lil puppyface ;o; precious wonderful noodle babies!!

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730 days

Wow my life was in a different place two years ago. I was all fired up to debut my Vivi cosplay at my first Mystery Skulls concert that I was attending with my dear friends Aerial and Moss (literally…a life-changing experience).

My hair was longer and my skin was clearer…you know what, though? Those qualities are coming back. I do look wistfully at my selfies before I started T, but I’m gonna get that stuff back πŸ’– I talked to my doctor about an Epiduo prescription, and hair will actually grow back on its own. Like, it just does that.

But yeah, I can’t help feeling optimistic at the start of the new year.

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2nd and Charles is a shelter for my spirit

This place is basically hipster heaven and I love it. 2nd and Charles is a chain store that offers tons of second-hand media (up to and including musical instruments), and bunches of fun nerd merch as well. There are rows of bookshelves to get lost in, chairs to plop down in and flip through that weird self-help book you found, an area to play games on the Wii or Xbox with a friend, and a whole mess of fun tchotchkes to look through on your way up to the checkout. My fiance and I particularly enjoy the FNAF blind box figures…although I just got my third of the same one (anybody need them a tiny Springtrap?).

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The First Day

Today was pretty drab; worked both jobs so a lot of it was spent on autopilot. But! I’m wrapping all that up with some selfcare and Better Call Saul on Netflix. It wears me out to have to spend so much time away from my home and my fiance and kids (they all have four legs and fur), but honestly? That feeling of resentment, of “Oh God I gotta go out and do this again”, that is just encouraging me to make this the year I get out of foodservice/retail limbo and get myself working from home in a sustainable and long-term way. 

Feelin’ good about this year, folks πŸ’–

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