Friday, October 26, 2012

Wii U Experience and other things that aren't weddings!

So, in between and around those weddings I had a few other, little, things happen that are worth at least updating photos of!

Right after I got back from my cousin's wedding (which Rich did not go to) I came home to this amazing gift from him! It's a stainless steel Triforce necklace that I had been looking at for a long time on Etsy. It's actually a silver color, but the lighting made it look gold (although the Etsy store does have gold ones too!) Apparently he had ordered it weeks and weeks earlier, but there had been some mix ups with the shipping. Good thing it came in when it did, cause I was almost about to buy one myself!

The weekend in between the two weddings there was a Wii U Preview Event in San Francisco. Of COURSE I had to go! How could I let Rich have all the Wii U fun?

Now, this might come as a shock but...I'm really shy when it comes to gaming and I definitely don't like people watching what I'm doing. I don't want to look like an idiot to all the people watching me (also why you'll notice I don't talk about playing may games at shows like PAX)! But I did actually play quite a handful of games at the event.

We played all the Nintendoland games they had available to play. Mario Chase, Luigi's Ghost Mansion and Animal Crossing: Sweet Day were all super fun...but I found the controls on Metroid Blast to be really wonky. Maybe it's just something you need more time with to get used to?

Also got to play ZombiU multiplayer and holy crap was that fun. I got to play the zombie king (or whatever it was called) and use the Wii U Gamepad to place zombies. Rich was stuck playing the survivor, trying to capture flags before my zombies could as well as surviving the zombie attacks I threw at him.

I kicked his ass. ;)

We also got a game of New Super Mario Brothers U in before the event was over. It was really fun, even though Rich kept using me to jump off of and causing me to fall off the level and die!

They wrapped up the event with some trivia (at which Rich won...a Nintendo themed baseball hat! JUST WHAT HE NEEDED, RIGHT?) and gave everyone chocolate Mario Mustaches on their way out the door.

Oh oh! And look at what Rich got me from the Nintendo World store while he was in New York City!

Mew! My favorite Pokemon! :3

Monday, October 15, 2012

Two weddings and a break

I've gone to two weddings in the past month. One for my cousin in Indiana, and another for a friend in Iowa.

I flew into Indiana two days before my cousin's wedding, mainly so I could spend a bunch of time with my dad, who I miss very very much. We spent one night at McCormick's Creek State Park and did a little hike while we were there too.

The hat was actually just something in the park's souvenir shop. 

The falls at McCormick's Creek...very hurt by the drought.

The rest of the time was spent on Indiana University campus as that was were the wedding was!

The wedding was beautiful, and I'm so happy for my cousin and her husband. Her dress was SO beautiful.

It was a super fun reception with my super fun family. Shame Rich couldn't make it and finally meet some of my family and my Dad.

We danced and drank and the cake was red velvet and delicious. I got to visit with my grandma and aunts and uncles. I have the best family, on both sides.

The second wedding I went to was two weeks later in Des Moines, Iowa. It was a very metal wedding and I bought some new, studded, kickass heels to wear to it. I don't think any of the groomsmen didn't have long hair. The bride wore a BEAUTIFUL black dress, and they exchanged black titanium rings. The tables at the reception had little chocolate skulls as gifts at each seat, and metal was played instead of typical dancing music. I have pictures, but I'm not sure the bride and groom would want me posting them so publicly on the Internet.

After the wedding we went to some bar, High Life Lounge, which was connected to another bar (whose name I don't remember) that had a crapton of beers on tap! I finally got to try the coveted Boulevard Wheat...unfortunately I was too drunk to really remember much of it. Tasted like a 312 from the vague bits I remember... And we also ordered Tangermeisters at High Life, since they were the signature drink of the bar. Tang + Jager = who the fuck thought of this?

I'm happy to say that (except for maybe one trip in November) I won't be traveling anywhere for a while. Thank goodness. Between American Airlines leaving my luggage in Dallas after my cousin's wedding and my connection in Denver from the Iowa wedding being canceled, I think it's safe to say that I'm sick of airports and airlines and traveling in general. I also don't know of any more weddings (that I'm invited to at least) coming up!

Just a whole bunch of relaxation coming up for me.

Oh. And I might be starting up the Couch-to-5k program. But uh...knowing my track record with working out, I wouldn't hold your breath.

Being a lazy butt,