Running this blog is not easy. This past year, we’ve gotten a lot of welcomed attention and it’s been very exciting. We do our best to keep the content fresh and fun for our readers and for ourselves. To be honest, I don’t keep track of the number of people who actually listens to our podcast. Not anymore. When it came down to it’s an excuse for us to take an hour out of our week and just talk. Be silly. Or attempt serious discussions which we usually fail at.
I am a little bit of a cynic when it comes to holidays some times. I can’t help but think it’s kind of silly that people take this one day out of the whole year to suddenly be overly cheesy on Twitter or Facebook and be thankful. At the same time, I can’t say I don’t enjoy Thanksgiving – it’s an excuse to eat a whole pumpkin pie.
Despite my bitter, old lady ways, I do want to give thanks.
I am thankful for my best friend since high school, Pilbeam, for launching this website with me and for all her support despite the fact that she abandoned us for England. She is our main mother hen and we miss having her in California. I am thankful for my other best friends: Gizzy B, Fortune Cookie and Sailor Mizz. My girls have worked very hard.
I am probably not the easiest boss to have. I’m neurotic. I have expectations. I am impatient. I willÂ fightÂ you! It’s not always smooth sailing when you’re working with your closest friends and they all do it for free. I have to constantly remind myself to keep things in balance and to have faith. A lot of things get done around here but there are also a lot of things that still need to get done. A lot of times, things do not get done. In life, people tend to dwell on what is missing and forget about the accomplishments and successes. I am very guilty of this and I get discouraged a whole lot. There were so many times when I just wanted to quit. Today, I’m going to set aside my neurotic expectations and just be amazed at all the work we’ve done together. I never thought that someone as lazy as me could be so productive.
I am also thankful for our honorary writers who are all also my closest friends: Wholia, Gypsy and House Cat. I am always delighted when they come out of the blue and write a blog. If you enjoy their work, please go and let them know. Tell them to write more!
Most of all, thank you for reading, for listening and for watching. I know a lot of you prefer to be anonymous observers but we are all thankful for all of you anyways. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to write us an e-mail, left comments on our blog or have reached out to us on social media. Even to those of you who have only visited our website at one time, we thank you!
I am thankful for our fellow podcasters and SponSIRs family! You guys know who you are and we look forward to our future collaborations.
We are thankful for the opportunities that many in the geek/nerd/media community have given us. We hope to get to know you more and that we can all work together to keep this geek world going in a positive direction.
A special thank you to Emily and Justin from 360i Digital Marketing for giving us great opportunities and content from the USA Network. Thank you to my cousin, Amira, for also hooking us up with actors for interviews. Thank you to Mike (Sailor Mizz’s older bro!) for connecting us with the video game industry. Thank you to Regina Carpinelli and her staff for welcoming us into the Comikaze Expo family. Thank you for Tammy and Rachelle from Geek Girl Con for prodding me to attend the best conventions I’ve been to all year. Thank you for our boys at Red Sheep Productions for also working for free and editing our videos (the professional looking ones.. not the ones I slap together in iMovie).
To everyone else I’m forgetting– well, first off, I apologize for forgetting– we thank you! Now go practice our national holiday of unending gluttony and extreme shopping! Give me your goddamn pumpkin pies!
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Sweet Streets LA is one of my favorite annual art show – it’s always fun and always colorful. As usual, Hi Hi Caro and Bubble Punch put the entire event together and this year it was held in downtown Culver City at the WWA Gallery. This gallery proved too small for the event and there was a long line of attendees that waited to get in throughout the night. People stayed even when it rained!
Michelle Nguyen of Chubby Bunny and Tavuchi from SPANK! also debuted their fashion collaboration with a fashion show and a pop up store that sold all sorts of super-cute accessories and clothing. SPANK! is a popular clothing line in Harajuku, Japan which embraces the ‘kawaii’ nature of Harajuku fashion.
The fashion show was a lot of fun with upbeat music and energetic models wearing Chubby Bunny and SPANK! accessories and clothing. I ended up buying two new bows to add to my “Chubby Bunny Collection.” You can buy these items from Chubby Bunny at her website!
This year, Sailor Mizz attended the event with me and we captured the event on video, including all of the fashion how! Hope you enjoy what I put together below.
Lots of photos below!
On October 10th, 2011 Gizzy B, Fortune Cookie, and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Joseph Gordon Levitt & hitRECord.org’s FallÂ Formal 2011. HitRECord.org is a website and production company that is dedicated to collaboration with all forms of art from film, animation and song.Â This formal was a concert and film festival of everything they have been working on with appearances from Anne Hathaway, Neil Patrick Harris, Gary Oldman, Tasha Taylor and much more. It would take me seven blogs to talk about everything that happened that evening. Â What I would like to tell you about is one of my favorite moments of the show, Tiny Stories.
We have FIVE exclusive item codes to give away to our readers for Atari’s Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes of Neverwinter. This is a current open beta game only available to play on Facebook.
You will have to answer questions. The first person to answer our questions will receive the code. Remember, we have FIVE codes to giveaway that will unlock special items in the game! We will give one away starting on Monday, November 28, 2011 until Friday, December 1, 2011.
Follow us now on twitter or facebook and get to know us until then.