Fall used to be my favorite season. Until I bought a house and realized that fall leads to winter, and winter sucks. So now my favorite season is spring. But I'm still a sucker for everything that fall brings with it - cooler weather, beautiful leaves, pumpkin spice everything (I am basic af.) Not everything on this list is fall-themed. More than anything, I wanted to share a peek into my life - I haven't blogged since May, and I spent my summer struggling with myself and my mental health, so ... Keep Reading
Personal blogs, site updates, and everything else that doesn't belong in any other category.
This morning, for the first time since nearly February, I disabled News Feed Eradicator and took a look at my Facebook news feed. I turned it back on about ten minutes later. The Dark Side I've noticed since I (mostly) left Facebook, I've been feeling more isolated, and less in-the-loop. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing - I like my space - but at times it can be rough. I had thought, perhaps, that turning the news feed back on, maybe I'd see something new or interesting that would spark a ... Keep Reading
I think, like most people my age, I spend a lot of time on my phone. It's amazing to have this little gateway to the entire world that can fit in my pocket. I read the news, catch up on politics, take and share photos, and scroll endlessly through more content then I could possibly ever hope to actually consume. I've come to realize, though, that the more social media I use, the more stressed out I get. Because there's so much toxicity online. It's people on Twitter joking about how much they ... Keep Reading
Before I start, I know I need to address the garbage fire that was 2017 for the country. The American political system is a mess, literal Nazis took to the streets, people were killed over clashing in ideals, and the government is conspiring to ruin the environment and destroy the middle class so they can sit on their rich, white asses and get richer. It's a mess. Yet, for all the worldwide shortcomings, I can't help but think I'll remember 2017 with a certain fondness. In a world that was ... Keep Reading
Last Friday, Seth and I took off for Boston - the start of a crazy (yet oddly relaxing and enjoyable), much-needed vacation. We kicked the week off by heading down to Boston for Comic Con. I've been planning this since January - Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and John Barrowman were going to be there and damnit, I was going to be there, too. Unfortunately, the trip to Boston was... Underwhelming. We did get to meet Matt, Karen, and John. For collectively about 45 seconds. We stood in line for ... Keep Reading
Welcome to the official re-launch of Qwirkie! I did a major overhaul of my business last month, officially re-branding as the Overlock Design Company, LLC. And I've been making some major changes in my life - I sign on my first home this Friday! With all of the changes and overhauls, I thought it was time that I paid a little more attention to my personal blog, as well. A huge part of that has been transforming it from a "personal blog" to a lifestyle, tech, fandom, and blogging resource. I ... Keep Reading