Saturday, November 28, 2009


Okay, I'm confused. It's Eid again? I thought that was right after Ramadan. Can somebody clarify this for me?

Sooo cute!

I was out and about today, doing some of my favorite things: lunch with a friend, shopping for books, stopping by the Goodwill. While doing so, I found the cutest thing:

Prayer Dress Fulla! I've been wanting a Fulla doll for a while. This is the official New Boy product. Something like this would probably go for at least $30 on eBay (not including shipping).

I got it for $5.99. Score!

While browsing on the Net, I found this:

It's a Fulla prayer set, complete with prayer rug (not shown), two-piece prayer outfit for girls 6-12 years old, and a bag to hold it all. It goes for $59.99 on, a U.S.-based website. Yeah, I'm not Muslim and never will be, but holy moly! It's soooo cute that I want one! But, I digress.

I also got a Hello Kitty lamp and a Hello Kitty waste basket ($4.99 and $2.99, respectively). Today was an awesome day for thrift store finds. : D

On another random note: this is epic cool. Who wouldn't want to live here? :

It's a Hello Kitty HOUSE!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


What's going on, you guys? I've seen Kimdonesia's name mentioned in several posts -- is she okay?

Sooo busy. New job kinda has my head spinning. It's like I'm flailing about, all "I dunno what's going ooooooon!!!" And it's *cold*! I hate the cold.... However, it is good for sleeping and having 4 cats curled up around and on me as my own personal space heaters! LOL I love my kitties.

Hope you've all had a lovely Thanksgiving filled with turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and green bean casserole! I'm looking forward to seeing "The Road" (which comes out tomor...oh, today, LOL). Viggo Mortensen is my favorite actor. I totally want to cook a nice big dish of green bean casserole. I love it! It's my favorite "Turkey Day" dish.

Anybody planning on going out and braving the madness of Black Friday today? Not me! The noise and crowds stress me out so bad. I'm just going to go to the grocery store and get some basic food stuffs for GBC, then sit in front of the t.v., watch my new season 1 dvds of "That 70's Show", and pig out.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Hi, everyone. I've been very busy with my new job and trying to buy a house. Life is hectic.

How are all of you?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Time change

I'm so glad the time has changed! I feel much peppy-er early in the morning now than before, although that will not last once it stays dark a little longer and gets dark earlier. For now, I'm enjoying waking up at 7:30 and feeling wide awake and refreshed. ^_^

The weather here is cooler in the evenings and mornings, too, which is Fantastic. I love fall weather, especially when I can switch off the a/c and open a window to let in the chilly, fresh air. : D

You guys liking the time change?

Some favorite Storm costumes, and another female character.

Here are a few of my favorites. I can't find them all, so this is only partial, and in no particular order.

The white costume, originally designed by Jim Lee. This is what Storm wore when I first started reading X-Men. Below is a more "comic book-y, animated" version as seen on one of the variant covers for X-Men #1.

Next we have Storm in her "X-treme X-Men" costume. I loved this costume and this series --- the first 18 or 19 issues had truly superb artwork.

Last, we have Storm from the '90s "Age of Apocalyse" storyline miniseries "Amazing X-Men". I thought this was a cool outfit, and the plot was interesting. Unfortunately there are so many parts to this Marvel storyline (a common problem, particularly in the X-titles) that it becomes hard to follow if you want to know the whole story. Getting all those back issues would be an epic pain, and Storm is the only character I really liked, anyway.

Moving on from Storm, there's another, more recent X-character that I like. Her name is Dust.

Nit-picky religious/political/whatever discussion aside (because that is not my focus here and I'm not in the mood for it), it impressed me that Marvel put an Afghani niqabi character in the New X-Men book only 3 months after 9/11, and that she wasn't cast as a terrorist. Some people may complain about stereotypes, but I'm not going there. To me, it doesn't really matter. I see her as a positive character, even though I've only read a couple of books featuring her.

The only part that bugged me is that her clothing is under-researched. It's constantly referred to as a "burqa". However, what she wears is an abaya and hijab with a quasi-half niqab. Equally annoying is that they really do the whole "nijabi" thing. She looks like a ninja! FYI, dudes at Marvel, the abaya isn't supposed to accent the chest area (or any area, for that matter).

Muslimah niqabi clothing research by Marvel = Epic Fail.

Comics and vampires and superheroines, oh, my!

Okay, I know this is a little late for Halloween, but I thought it would be a cool, fun post anyway.

Did you know that Dracula made a couple of appearances in X-Men? Check these out:

Uncanny X-Men #159 -- Dracula attacks Storm, tries to make her his vampire queen.

X-Men Annual #6 -- the saga continues. Kitty Pryde as would-be vamp slayer. Also features "Rachael", the last of a line of vampire hunters (I think it was Van Helsing, but can't remember). She hunts down Dracula and tries to kill him, but ends up vampire chow, then a vamp herself, instead.

The cover below is a much later reprint of the annual:

After reading these two issues, I'd always wondered what would have happened if Dracula had succeeded in making Storm his bride. In the now-ended series "Mutant X" (a sort of alternate timeline), Storm is renamed Bloodstorm and retains both her elemental powers and vampiric powers. She also has the awesome "punk" look that she had back in the '80s.

How cool does she look? After a year of the series running, Marvel had gotten so many requests for Bloodstorm's story that the thirteenth issue was "The Origin of Bloodstorm".

Coming up next I'll be listing my favorite versions of Storm's constumes.

Pumpkin pie

I love food. I am a foodie. Therefore, I am so happy that it's finally "Pumpkin Pie" season!

And Whataburger has such excessively delicious pumpkin pies. : D

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving, even though I won't be able to go home. I'm going to make turkey and green bean casserole and eat allllll day. ^_^

It's so easy to make me happy. Just give me food.

What's your favorite food this time of year?

Monday, November 2, 2009

More changes!

Yes, more changes in my life. I've already quit the job I just got because I got a really great offer to do something that is awesome. Plus, the pay is Super Great. Unfortunately, it involves moving, which isn't cool.

However, it isn't too terribly far away, so I can come back and see my friends and everyone on the weekends.

I start next week, so I need to get a move on with the packing and finding a place to live. : )