Freaky Fast February!

Hi there internet, it’s been a while, hasn’t it?  I swear that I blinked and all of the sudden we were a week into February, and I woke up this morning with two thoughts: 1) holy crap it’s Thursday, when did it get to be Thursday?!; and 2) Wait, how is it the 26th?! ACK! Why does February have to be a short month!?

The other big event is that on Sunday I’m officially starting the THIRD TRIMESTER.  Holy cow!  The first seemed longish because of the whole so-sick-cannot-get-out-of-bed thing, but the second has seriously WHOOSHED by!  I feel like I’m going to blink and I’ll be holding Baby E in my arms instead of feeling him/her kick the crap outta my bladder (though I have to admit that bladder kicks are SO much better than a well aimed one-two to your diaphragm!).

Let’s see, so what exactly has been going on that I haven’t been blogging about? Well, winter FINALLY caught up to us here in Bloomington, and every time it snows more than a couple millimeters it the city seems to not know what the heck they’re supposed to be doing.  I mean, it’s winter, and it’s winter in the midwest.  One would THINK that they would have snow plows on the road bright and early, but nope!  Last Saturday was the worst though — I had to take JP to a conference he was moderating for and it was slow going.  I had a prenatal massage scheduled for about 45 minutes after he got dropped off and it got canceled on me.  So Baby E and I wandered around Target until JP was done, then we returned home to finish binge watching the second season of Hannibal that we had checked out from the library.  (Still love this show, but holy crap, you know things are icky when JP can’t even look!)

The semester is plodding along for JP, and my new job is still bright shiny and awesome.  My boss has been great about working with me when I need to be in Bloomington for appointments or just need to work from home because I’m so damn tired (which I did today since I worked a freaking 14 hour day thanks to some public meetings).  I really feel like I’m at the company I need to be at. :)

Let’s see… anything else? Oh! on the geekery front we finally got around to backing a couple kickstarter campaigns. Exploding Kittens is finished (and holy crap did they finish with a bang!) and JP is SUPER excited about Renaissance Wars (which you should totally get in on!).  We’ve also been looking into possibly adding the DnD 5th edition to our library, but since we already own a few of the 3.5 books its a hard call… though the character sheet is SO much more streamlined… we’ll see!

Anywho, I could keep going on and on and droning on about little things here and there, but I’m going to call it quits here tonight.  For one thing, I need to go get JP from campus, and two we’re out of bananas! So I’ll see you around (and more frequently, I promise!) internet!

Friday Fives: Thus Far I’ve Learned…

Hey everyone.  So most of my more recent posts have been about pregnancy and Baby E coming, and this one will be too.  BUT fear not, the normal geeky tone of the blog will be returning soon :)

As I sit here I’ve been thinking about all the odd things that I’ve experienced since we got the little positive back in September.

one// Your body is not your own, and EVERYONE thinks it’s their business. The latest and greatest thing is people asking if I’ve gotten a flu shot.  I have NEVER been asked about that prior to gestation, but for some reason I’ve been asked by at least a dozen people in the last two weeks.  It sort of blows my mind that anyone thinks that is ok to ask, I mean aren’t health issues a private matter?  Would you ask some random person on the street about things like that?  The more fun aspect of this is that I’m renting out my womb to Baby E, and SOMEONE has been really active in the last couple weeks.  Loving ever minute of it :)

two// Food is my worst enemy and best friend. This of course depends on the day.  During the first trimester I didn’t want anything to do with food because there was a VERY high chance that it would come right back up.  Aaaand since I way over did it with ginger flavored things I still can’t even smell them without the old gag reflex rearing it’s ugly head.  The most “interesting” thing has been that I’ll be eating something and then from somewhere in left field I just can’t take another bite or I risk being sick.  Most recently it was the salad mix I was taking for lunches.  But then the flipside is that there are days where I can’t seem to get enough food into my body.  When JP was in TX there was one night where I inhaled about 12 clementines before I felt like I had enough.

three// What’s in a name? JP and I have decided that we’re going to stop telling people our ideas for baby names.  The reason?  Well there’s the fun aspect and excitement of surprise, but more so it has to do with reactions that people have.  Names are something everyone has an opinion on, and what I feel like most people miss is that parents really do make an effort to give their child a good name.  I know we are.  And chances are if we actually settle one one name (very unlikely) before the baby’s arrival I’m going to be protective and possessive about it.  For me it’s a privacy thing for Baby E.

four// Pink or Blue? This is probably the first question I’ve gotten from people when we’ve announced Baby E’s arrival.  Do we know if we’re having a boy or a girl?  Do we have a preference?  The answer to both is no.  I had my anatomy scan yesterday morning to make sure the little one is developing well, and as I’ve told people, we’re going to verify that I’m carrying a human and not a dinosaur or xenomorph!  Also, similar to the name I have some very strong mama bear feelings about telling people.  Yes, part of it is a fear of being stuck with a WHOLE bunch of gendered gifts (we’re planning on multiple babies people!), but more it’s about protecting Baby E’s privacy.  I know not everyone agrees with my view, but it’s there and like I said, I have never strong mama bear feelings about it.

five// Inner peace.  I’m a chronic planner.  I can also be a HUGE stress case.  Travel with me anywhere and this will become very apparent.  I’m also the type (I blame my mom for this) where if I’m not 5 minutes early somewhere I’m running late.  Basically I like to be in control of my life as much as I can be.  One of the things that being pregnant has really hit on for me is that I am NOT in control.  First there was the scary trip to the ER at 7 weeks (cue panic attack) where I saw Baby E’s heartbeat, then there was the weeks of morning sickness, and then there’s the non-control of things like my bladder and hunger.  I feel like the further along I get into this whole gestation thing the more at peace I’m becoming with not being 100% in control (though is anyone really?), and I’m ok with that.  I actually never thought that would be me, and chances are I’ll still be on time most of the time after the kidlets come, but it really has changed how I look at the world.  Yes, I fully realize how cheesy that sounds ;)

Ok, internet.  That’s all for today.  Thanks for indulging me :)

Sipping on Bubbles and Taking a Look Back (2014 end of year post!)

Hey internet – its been a while!  So, how are you?  Good? Great? Just ok?  Eh, things are going good over here, just busy and turns out that working full time on top of this whole facilitating the growth of a new human is a little on the exhausting side.  BUT fear not, now that I’ve worked out most of the kinks with schedules and such zee blog will be seeing new life in 2015 :)

Speaking of 2015, is anyone else looking forward to the new year?  Granted I have one pretty big reason to look forward to it, but aside from that I think it’ll be a good one.  Not that 2014 was a horrible year.  Yes it started off sucktastic, but we’re ending on a pretty high note here.  So without further ado, let’s dig into this.

1. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before? Visited a few new countries, moved into a townhouse, and successfully made it into the second trimester!  I’m sure there were other things, they’re just not coming to mind.

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Heh, I think I actually forgot to make them in the mess that was dealing with hospitals.  Though I did make it a goal to get healthy again after I left and despite the infection coming back a couple months later I’m MUCH healthier today than I was a year ago :D  This year I’m going to focus on more of a theme (which will have more details posted about in a few days) than make too many resolutions (though there are a few that will involve this little space). OH! and I’m going to pick up a line-a-day journal and start it tomorrow.  Looking back over our five years of marriage I sort of wish I had done this, and I figure since 2015 is going to be a big year that this’ll be a good thing.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? It’s that period of life!  I think at least a dozen friends and family had new bundles of joy that they welcomed into their families this year.

4. Did anyone close to you die? Actually no, which was a nice change of pace.

5. What countries did you visit? Let’s see, lived in the US and Germany, visited Italy, The Netherlands, Austria and the Czech Republic. Oh, and Iceland if you count our 90 minute layover of TSA patdown fun :P

6. What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014? Vacation time at the end of the year.  JP is currently in TX visiting family and I’m here soloing it with the dog for NYE.  So that should be changed this time next year.  Also I wish we could have visited extended family, which is something I also hope to do in 2015.

7. What date from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory and why? There are two.  September 17 – the day we had a positive pregnancy test early in the morning  before I headed to Indy for a job interview, and then October 7 – the day we ended up in the ER because of bleeding, but things turned out ok, and I saw Baby E’s heartbeat on the ultrasound.  So both very future kidlet-related.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Finishing level B1 in my German classes!

9. What was your biggest failure? Not starting B2.  Looking back I wish I had at least taken part 1 before we left.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Yup. Damn infection boomerang.

11. What was the best thing you bought? We’ve been nesting, though that happened before Baby E’s conception.  We’re determined to make this apartment really our space and not just a place where we’ve landed for a short period.  So far my favorite purchases have been the bookcases we snagged from our local Habitat for Humanity Restore (4 huge bookshelves for less than $50!)  and then our new couch since mice got into the storage unit and turned our old inherited one into a condo fun land.

12. What did you get really, really, really excited about? The Grand Fifth Anniversary Adventure and Baby E!

13. What song will always remind you of 2014?   Ok, so this is going to sound REALLY silly, but for me I think it’s Berlin City Girl by Culcha Culcha.  The reason? I left a VERY large piece of my heart in that city. (also, this is NOT my favorite kind of music, but the lyrics feel fitting) I know some people don’t think that it’s a city where you really experience the “real Germany” because Berlin is so international, but I really would move back in a heartbeat.  Leaving Hamburg was very hard for us, but I really did feel like my heart was ripped from my chest when we boarded that overnight bus the day we left.  Berlin, ich liebe dich! 

14. Compared to this time last year, are you: Thinner or fatter? About the same.  I actually lost weight during the first trimester, but I’m about where I was last year again, though the weight is all going to one place.

15. Richer or poorer? About the same as last year, but 2015 should change that :)

16. What do you wish you’d done more of? Exploring Berlin.  We saw a lot while we were there but I really feel like we barely scratched the surface of that wonderful city.

17. What do you wish you’d done less of? Stressing out.  Honestly I need to learn to stop letting things get to me so much, and just learn to move beyond and be happier for it.

18. Did you fall in love in 2014? Still falling in love with JP more and more.  Seriously he has been my hero through all of the scary medical things that happened this year.

19. What was your favorite TV program? Call the Midwife!  If you haven’t seen it so yourself a favor and go have a binge on Netflix ;)  TEAM CHUMMY!

20. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Nope.  I dislike certain people more, but I don’t hate them.  And those people are mainly those who “represent” “we the people” in DC who have made total and complete asses of themselves and need to be fired.

21. What was the best book you read? Oh gosh, I read a LOT this year.  I’m going to go with two books.  First is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.  It was well written and lots of fun.  The second is #Girlboss. I went into that one a bit skeptical since it was on the must-read list for lots of people, and I thought it was going to be gimmicky, but I was very surprised and Sophia Amoruso offers some awesome advice, especially for those who are soon to graduate from school or in the midst of a job search.

22. What was your greatest musical discovery? The Civil Wars.  Unfortunately the duo has officially parted ways :/

23. What did you want and get? The anniversary trip, Baby E “sticking”, a job, and JP got me some awesome things I had been wanting for Christmas.

24. What did you want and not get? I thought I wanted a job back with MegaCorp again, but instead landed at a MUCH better company.

25. What did you not want and get? Repeat infection and subsequent dental.

26. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 28, and the details can be found here!

27. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? The only thing I can think of is the infection coming back with a vengeance and resulting in weeks where I was at the dentist MULTIPLE times a week.

28. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2014? Suitcase chic at the beginning, followed by pregnant lady chic.  Basically comfortable.

29. What kept you sane? JP and lots and lots of German chocolate.

30. Which celebrity/public figure did you follow the most? Pope Francis because he’s a pretty cool dude.

30. What political issue stirred you the most? The midterm election mess that we got thrown into when we got back.  Do I need to say more?

31. Who did you miss? Family and Sally while we were in Germany.  Currently JP since he’s not here, but only a few more days!

32. Who was the best new person you met? I’ll go with my new coworkers on this one.  They’re all pretty amazing and very patient when I ask dumb questions.

33. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014:  Patience.

34. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: From the afor mentioned song in numba 13:

“Sie rockt, sie hat die Hosen an
Braucht keinen Mann mit 2 Meter Oberarm
Sie liebt Currywurst heiß und fettig”

Alrighty everyone, so that was 2015.  If you’ll excuse me I’m going to go finish drinking my mineral water (hence sipping on bubbles!), get into jammies, crawl into bed and read in hopes that laying down will calm Baby E down as someone has insisted on having their own little version of the Olympics the entire time I’ve been typing.

See you in 2015 internet!

Lizzy’s 2014 Geeky Gift Guide!

Have you gotten over your turkey-induced comas yet?  We’re still working through our leftovers here over a week later!  And with Black Friday and Cyber Monday having come and gone we’re deep into the whole Christmas and holiday shopping season.  And if you’re like me you’re running behind (including posting this guide)… holy crap, we’re only 10 days out from the big day! Eh, I’m growing a human, I think I have a tiny excuse.  Aaaand worst-case you can always give these as Epiphany gifts ;)

Anywho, I thought it would be fun to do geeky gift guide and highlight some of the things that I personally think would make awesome gifts for some of the geeks you just might be stumped on.  Though heck, I’m pretty sure some of the things on this list would appeal to lots of other people who don’t self-identify as a geek too ;)

So without further ado, here we go:

Lizzy’s 2014 Geeky Gift Guide!

one// The Boozy Geek

One of the great things about being friends with this type of geek is that whenever you go over to their house you are sure to be served up something awesome to drink.  The hard part about gifting for these types is that chances are unless you find a really off the wall craft/indie brand of liquid libation, chances are they already have it stocked in their personal bar space, AND they have strong opinions on it one way or the other.  Enter awesome bartending/drinking accessories and ingredients!  The great thing about these is that even if the Boozy Geek in your life has something similar or even the exact same thing, they’ll still be happy to get it.

bar shark

The SHARK WEEK bar tool!
Fun bar accessories are always an awesome gift.  JP and I use a Star Trek bottle
opener that was gifted to us our first Christmas.  It always makes me smile.
But you what to up expectation? How about a bar tool that is not ONLY
both a bottle opener and a corkscrew, but one in the shape of a
FREAKING SHARK?!  I’m pretty sure anyone, geek or not, would love this guy.

Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit

DIY Beer!
So there are two types of boozy geeks, the kind who already homebrew, and the kind
that haven’t given it a try yet.  The link above is for the latter type, and it will
take you to some awesome sounding kits — personally the jalapeno saison sounds REALLY
interesting to me, though as we all know, it’ll be a while yet before I can indulge again.
(YAY BABY!)  For the geek who already brews you might look into getting them some
awesome INGREDIENTS.  Chances are be the person you’re shopping for a n00b
or the experienced brewer, you’ll be invited for a taste test. :)

two// The Wordsmith Geek

Words, words, WORDS!  That’s what this geeky archetype loves.  They can be professional writers, fanfic writers, bloggers, or that person who is constantly scribbling their thoughts down in notebooks.  Some of this type will let you read what they’ve written, others prefer to keep it closer to the breast – and don’t bug em about out ;)

Ecosystem Ruled Journal: Medium (Kiwi)

A Place for Jotting

Personally I have a hard time going anywhere without my planner, a notebook and a pen of sorts,
and I actually seriously doubt that I’ll change that habit if I ever get around to being a smartphone
user.  There is just something cathartic about actually writing things down.  Also, no battery
life issues ;)  I LOVE using moleskine-type journals.  I used one to keep track of EVERYTHING
when we were in Germany, and I have one that I’ve dedicated to all things Baby E-related.
Personally while I DO love the brand-name, I love the Ecosystem brand of these better.
Think of it as an awesome stocking stuffer for the writers in your life :D


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Third Place Gift Card

There is a stereo typical image many people have about writers sitting in a coffee shop or
a cafe or another local place and letting the background sounds of people around them wash
them into sweet oblivion as they work.  It’s their Third Place.  Their home away from home.
A place where they can get away and work.  Do them a favor and get them a gift card for this place!
They’ll really thank you for the provided writing snacks and caffeine ;)

three// The Culinary Geek

Similar to the Boozy Geek in that they love crafting things up, only this time it’s the kitchen.  When you go to their house, be they a civilian chef or an awesome home baker, you are sure to get something very awesome to eat.  What kind of food do they make you ask?  It may be a fandom inspired feast, bakery items they’ve created after reading a particularly tasty work of fiction, they could be figuring out how to make the MOST awesome chocolate chip cookie, or they could be trying to make the perfect home version of German-Japanese-African fusion fare.  Needless to say, they have one tasty hobby.

donut gift

DIY Doughnuts!
Take a minute and think.  What is better than heading out to your favorite
doughnut shop and getting something tasty?  Answer’s easy: SMELLING
them cooking at home!  Think about how freaking excited
the baking in your life will be to get this kit?


 A subscription to RawSpiceBar!
How cool would it be to give the kitchen chemist in your life
some snazzy spices delivered to their door for a few months?
Best part? It’s not all that expensive as far as subscription boxes go,
and your giftee will be getting monthly smiles :D
(also! watch out early next year for some collaborations between It’s a Geek Life and RawSpice Bar!)

A FIX IT NOW kitchen help book!
I don’t know about you personally, but I KNOW that I’ve found myself
mid-recipe only to find out that no I actually DID forget to pick that up at the
store earlier in the week, or, holy crap how are we out of eggs?!
There are a million things that can happen in the kitchen, and books
like this are there to give you a hand.  Perfect for the kitchen geek
who sometimes finds themselves needing just a little bit of help!

four// The Girly Geek

This geek-type is one that some may disagree exists, or argues that it CAN’T exist.  There are MANY places on the internet where girl geeks are bullied and belittled, and many places where if a chick is at all attractive then it’s said that she can’t be a “real geek”.  Oh Internet, this is one of the areas where you and I disagree.  The Girly Geek is the geek girl who not only has her fandoms, kicks ass on WoW or Call of Duty (and trash talks, so watch out boys), is passionate about her love of Kirk and Spock, but also enjoys the many aspects of being, well, girly.

pretties

A Place for the Pretties and Preciouses!
Oh lordy, between Etsy and geeky retailers there are a TON of options
for the girly geek to have ALL TEH THINGS!  The only thing that’s bad about
having them all is having a place to keep them nice and organized.
And while command hooks do an ok job, they look “eh” where as this
jewelry stand is not only functional, but pretty damn good looking!

lippy chem set

A Chemistry Set
Chemistry was one of my favorite sciences to take. (ok, well ALL science was my favorite…)
One thing lots of the geeky gals I know love to do is ROCK a bold lip.  It’s a way to
take your jeans, geeky tee and messy hair from “just rolled out of bed” to
“NAILED IT!” in a couple seconds.  The great thing about OCC Lip Tars is that
they do NOT budge.  So going on a brew tour with the girls? Or have a late night
raid where you’ll be indulging in greasy pizza?  No worries here. You’re still gonna
look flawless by bed, whatever hour that ends up being.

five// The Brit-o-phile Geek

Harry Potter. Sherlock Holmes. Doctor Who. Jane Austin Black Books. BBC. Tolkien. Tea. The Queen. The Queen’s Corgis! I think you get the idea.  The Brit-o-phile may love one aspect of England and the British Empire, or they may love it all.  Ask them one small detail about what they’re into and chances are you’ll get more details than you even though were possible on the topic. That and chances are they’ll try to indoctrinate you into their little world.


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A Cuppa!

Any geek who is TRULY in love with all thing from Britannia is going to at least love SOME
kind of tea.  Look into getting them a gift set from some place like Adiago or Teavana,
OR even better, give them some of the real stout British stuff!  After all, tea serves to
calm the nerves, wake you up, put you to bed, and solve all the world’s problems.


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BBC Boxed Sets
These things tend to be on the pricier side, so if you really want to treat that Brit-obsessed
geek in your life look into getting them a season of a show that they love.

Note: I linked B&N above because British TV is HALF OFF right now!!

This is NOT a Drill!

 

 

 

So, this week started out exciting!
(hence why some planned posts have been delayed…)

I have a new job, this time instead of working for another Multi-National MegaCorp,
instead I’m working for a firm that is only based in the US.  There are offices in nearly
every state, including one in Hawaii.  It’s more wetlands and permitting work
so Lizzy is a very happy girl :)

AND now onto another (bigger) reason posts haven’t been as plentiful since getting back:

We’re expecting Geekling #1 in May!

The Baby currently has been going by the names of “The Xenomorph”, “Baby E”
and “Squidge” (not sure where that came from), since we found out.

While the timing was a touch early with our “plans”,
it turned out to be very fortunate since the first trimester was rough,
Like couldn’t get out of bed most mornings, and I lost 10+ pounds rough.

I also didn’t get much done… hence why there haven’t been posts
about our “Last Drunken Romp” aka “The Grand Fifth Anniversary” yet.
Just no energy at all.

BUT God has a funny way of making things work out.  I started the new job
in my second trimester, so I have more energy and food actually looks good
again :)  (Also my new company has NO problem with me being pregnant!)

So yeah, we’re pretty excited.

Can you say BEST news every for St. Nicholas day?
Clearly Krampus is going to leave us alone, this year at least ;)

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Bringing Little Geeky Lizzy into Today

So I’m sure by this point many of you have seen that there is going to the a forth movie in the Jurassic Park franchise.  Jurassic World will be coming out next June, and I have pretty mixed feelings about it if I’m being completely honest.

Missed the trailer? well, here it is.  Go watch it, I’ll wait right here so  you can get what I’m writing about.

Watched it? Ok, now we’re on the same page.  I have really mixed feelings about this movie.  First off, and my mother can attest to this, I was a HUGE Jurassic Park and general dinosaur fan as a kid.  So in a way my childhood is being brought into my adulthood.  BUT, Spielburg did the same thing when the forth Indiana Jones movie was made, and we all know how that worked out.  Yes, I was excited to see Indy on screen again, but I was not at all happy with the end result.  It lacked the oomph of the other three movies and felt very every forced. (watch the South Park Episode and that pretty much describes it!)

Also, in a way I have a small problem with Chris Pratt being the lead scientist guy — not that he isn’t a good actor, but I still very much view him as Andy from Parks and Recreation.

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And I also totally get that Chris Pratt probably doesn’t want to be pigeon-holed into the “goofy guy” characters, but that was part of the big reason I liked him so much as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Then there’s the whole thing of where it looks like the velociraptors seem to have been turned into obedient guard dog types.  Uhhh…

So will I go see it next June?  Most likely.  Will another part of my childhood be crushed?  That is yet to be seen.

 

It was a VERY good weekend.

Happy Monday and Turkey week everyone!  I hope your Thanksgiving plans are coming together and you get to eat lots of yummy things.  Or if you’re one of my non-US readers take some time on Thursday to do something or eat something special so you can join us in the fun and spirit of the season.

How was everyone’s weekend?  Mine turned out to be really good.  Actually, last week was a good week overall, and the weekend was just the icing on the cake.  Last week we had our first snow – nearly an inch an a half!, I got a bunch of things done that needed doing last week, I’ve been talking with some awesome companies about guest posts/collaborations, and it culminated on a celebratory dinner (thai food!) out Friday night because THIS GIRL got a very awesome job offer and I start December 1st!  So all around awesome.

So far this week seems to be looking like it’ll be a good one too. I crossed the T’s and dotted the I’s on the paperwork for the new job this morning, and Sally was bathed just before lunch and is a very happy and clean camper because she got her customary drive-thru hamburger.  (yes I bribe my dog to behave, don’t judge, it totally works!)  John Paul has the week off from classes and teaching (though not homework and grading, the joys of grad school, am I right?), we’re doing a very small Thanksgiving just the two of us and the dog (and skyping family) which I’m really looking forward to.  We’re also going to start pulling out our Advent and Christmas decorations this weekend, and gearing up for the first weekend of holiday festivities.  (Krampus is coming to Bloomington on the 6th!)

More fun posts are planned for this, and the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled, and I’ll talk to ya later Internet!

Sisters and Weird Food

So my two youngest sisters Meghan and Mary have launched a youtube channel where they chronicle weird foods that they come across and do a little taste test on camera.  Personally I find it to be hilarious, but then again I’m probably the only one of my sisters who has a “eat first ask questions later” mentality when it comes to food — note, this is how I’ve managed to eat not one, but TWO types of blood sausage unknowingly.  Pro tip: sheep blood tastes MUCH better than chicken.

So far my favorite episode has been the one where they try horned melon:

My reasoning behind loving it?  This look on Mary’s face at one point:

mary ew

It’s like she’ll never find happiness again!

After actually talking with both of them after the horned melon episode I’ve been on the look out for some awesome things to “gift” them for future episodes. ;)  So yes, this is a shameless plug for my sisters, but if you enjoyed the episode above please consider giving them a nod and subscribing.  Ten million brownie points if ya do!