5/14/14

zonk

The Sinclair; Eugene Mirman Comedy Fest souvenirs; Eugene Mirman; H. Jon Benjamin

Hey, I've been sick with a stomach bug since, like, late Friday night, so here's a post! AK and I welcomed the beginning of May with a date for the Wicked Local show of the week-long Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival at The Sinclair in Harvard Square. The Wicked Local show (subtitle: This is the Kind of Awful Title Someone Would Give to A Comedy show that Features Comedians Who Live or Have Lived in Boston) was hosted by Mehran Khaghani and featured Eugene Mirman, H. Jon Benjamin, Ken Reid, Alingon Mitra, and a guest appearance from Jonathan Katz (!). I rushed over to Cambridge from work and we were fortunate enough to grab front row seats for the show. Neither of us had ever been to The Sinclair before, but it's a great little venue tucked away on Church Street; I'd love to go back for a concert. Anyway, all of the comedians were great, and it really was the perfect way to kick off this month.

Side note: During H. Jon Benjamin's set, we discovered the joy of Zonk, an alleged 11-year-old who "zonks" stuff ALL THE TIME. Follow him at your own risk (of being #ZONKED).

I had a more casual approach to Free Comic Book Day this year (as in, I eventually wandered over to Comicazi and picked up an issue of Adventure Time: Babycakes after going to the gym and eating dinner), but New England Comics hooked me up with some of the FCBD releases and the Sex Criminals TPB, and Hellen Jo's Frontier #2 was a gift from Kevin. Oh, and I finally saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier! I enjoyed it! Yeah!

OTHER THINGS:
  • EVENTS: Joe is coming to visit us during Memorial Day weekend - we're all going to Boston Calling (Saturday) and showing him around our stomping grounds and stuff! It's gonna be fun! I was confirmed for a press badge for Special Edition: NYC (a new convention that is basically comprised of just the Artist Alley section that's usually featured at New York Comic Con), so I will be heading to New York on June 14-15 (which is the weekend before HeroesCon). Anyway, I can't wait to pregame HeroesCon with my NY friends at Special Edition; it's gonna be fun, also!
  • GETTIN' BUFF: We've been going to the gym 3-4 times a week for over a month now and it feels so good~ After a winter of hiding out in my pile of blankets, I think my body had been jonesing for regular physical activity again. I think that I'm going to start lifting weights too, so that I can, like, puncha yo buns. I kind of want to get into yoga and hooping too (the latter is primarily because of Kelly-Anne's magical hooping videos ), but I don't know what's holding me back. I guess I just have to go buy a yoga mat and a weighted hoop and do the thing already~ Regardless, any tips or insight on either from any of my friends and readers would be greatly appreciated
  • HAIR: I got my bangs trimmed so now I can see again, and I have an appointment for a haircut at the end of the month. I've been kind of bored with my hair lately, and I think I'm yearning for a new cut/color? Maybe I just need to get a new curling iron?? Maybe I just need to stop being lazy and actually get into the daily routine of styling my hair (even if it's just for work)??? I was also considering a no-shampoo hair regimen in hopes that my hair won't be so blah anymore, but Eline suggested that I try switching to sulfate-free shampoo/conditioner first so I'm going to pick some up this week.
  • SELF/ALLERGIES/JUNK: I don't know if it's my seasonal allergies or my recent illness, but I feel like I'm in a weird funk. These pollen levels have turned me into a runny-nosed mouthbreather, and I just feel kind of gross and blegh, and maybe that's why I'm bored of my hair and stuff. Overall, I'm pretty bubbly and optimistic, but I think that I've just been overwhelmed and incapacitated by allergies to the point where I've been slacking off on general self-care. Wah!
  • OUTFITS: Here are some cute things I wore recently~
04.26.14 outfit : brunettes against bubblegum youth
black bow: Betty Felon
peter pan collared dress:
OASAP
cream tights:
forever 21
black platform wedges: forever 21

04.27.14 outfit : seasonal allergies
flower crown: handmade
floral dress:
h&m
mint skirt:
h&m
grey tights:
forever 21
studded saddle shoes: forever 21

05.03.14 outfit : Oh girl, you’re waiting for a pitiful man.
black bow: Betty Felon
striped bodycon dress:
h&m
red skirt:
h&m
grey tights:
forever 21
red silk kerchief: vintage/savers
studded saddle shoes: forever 21

05.04.14 outfit : foxes
black bow: Betty Felon
fox dress:
OASAP
bow belt: forever 21
mustard tights:
forever 21
brown shoes: forever 21

6 comments:

  1. I love the black and white Peter Pan collared dress! Hope you feel better soon!

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  2. oh man i love hellen jo's work! also, looooove all of your outfits bebop! and DEF switch to sulfate free shampoo. try a new curling iron too. i need to get a new one. my hair is so long now that i cant get away with curling it with my flat iron. T___T i have to get a curling wand now. those things are cool


    --Leeds
    at this volume

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    1. thank you, bb! I was thinking about investing in a better curling wand or one of those three-barrel hair wavers (i currently use a cheap ceramic curling iron from target), or experimenting in pin-curls just to switch up my hair routine. Let me know if you have any good recs for curling wands <3

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  3. I don't have any allergies (or maybe I do?!) but I've been in a huge funk since Spring started rolling in. I just don't feel like doing anything at all! :/

    All of your outfits are super cute as usual ^_^

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    1. Ugh, yeah, I feel the same way! It's weird - I feel restless and I'm technically way more active (exercise-wise) than I have been in a long time, but I feel like I'm struggling to stay on task with my craft projects or cleaning out my apartment :-/

      And thank you, sweet bb ♡

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