friday introductions #2

1. I’m a little obsessed with cooking competition shows like Worst Cooks in America and Cutthroat Kitchen. 2. I never wanted to learn to cook growing up, so I’ve taught myself over the last few years. I’m DEFINITELY still learning, thanks to Bobby Flay and Anne Burrell, but being able to make delicious food from scratch has really made a big difference in my life. 3. I’ve been playing video games...

hello, 2016

This past year has had its ups and downs for me. I like to think that the good things outweighed the bad–my best friend got married, the two of us and another best friend all turned 30, I headed to Portland, OR for Christmas, and then ended the year with some of my favorite people, drinking and dancing to the wee hours of the morning. (Also, I made cinnamon rolls,...

photoshoot with ArtistiCaise Photography

One of the things that I wanted for my birthday this year was a small photoshoot so that I could have some decent non-selfies to use. I met Danielle of ArtistiCaise Photography at a group photoshoot for a local arts group and absolutely loved her photography–her editing style is natural and gorgeous, and after working with her, I knew that she’d be a great photographer to help direct someone like me,...

this is 30

On my 28th birthday, I had a panic attack about turning 30. I had just gotten married, and I think I was scared of how my life wasn’t really anything like I’d wanted. I didn’t go to cosmetology school like I’d wanted to since I was 12 years old. I had just started a corporate sales job that I already hated. I had a few friends I never saw, and...

#SeeingStarWarsVII

As a huge fan of the previous extended universe canon (RIP), I’m having a hard time reconciling my knowledge of that with what’s in the trailers for Force Awakens (but every time Han Solo is on screen, I tear up). That said, I’m still pumped. We’re seeing the movie on the 18th as a part of our company holiday party! Moving sucks, but it’s happening, so until that gets settled,...

friday introductions #1

From my Instagram: I’m Brandy, 29 almost 30. I’m loud and opinionated, introverted, and passionate. I love with all of my heart and am fiercely protective of the ones I love–my coworkers refer to me as “mom” and “the den mother.” I work at a video game studio and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I’m a huge nerd, gamer, lover of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the...

post-divorce

Someday, one of your friends is gonna get divorced, it’s gonna happen, and they’re gonna tell you. Don’t go, ‘ohhhh I’m sorry.’ That’s a stupid thing to say. First of all you’re making ’em feel bad for being really happy, which isn’t fair. And second of all: divorce is always good news. I know that sounds weird, but it’s true, because no good marriage has ever ended in divorce. It’s...

and it was the best day ever

I am exhausted, y’all. After all the stress about moving and not getting much sleep lately, my Director of Publishing, Sam, and I hit the road to Wizard World Chicago Friday afternoon. This was my very first convention EVER, so I wasn’t totally sure what to expect. We checked into the hotel, hit the convention floor, went to dinner, met some of the people from Critical Hit, went out with them,...