Summer Excuses

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Yearning for more summer reads

Summer tends to be my most ridiculously busy season. We travel or have planned events almost constantly. Sometimes it feels so inconvenient to be married. We have to visit his family or my family who are 1-2 hours away from us in opposite directions. Then I visit my best friends and he visits his best friends or we both visit our collective best friends or we all go to concerts or we have friends stay over or… And then who has time for keeping up with the house!? Oof. So instead of a book-related blog post (you know, the reason I have a blog), here is a list of excuses for why I am posting erratically for the foreseeable future.

G E N   C O N

Gen Con is my favorite convention I’ve had the liberty of visiting, and it’s huge and it’s close to my house! My BFF and I are creating a secret Bob’s Burgers/Borderlands crossover cosplay and I am unbelievably pumped. I will definitely post my finished products and our resources for future reference.

M Y   R E C E P T I O N

I’m already married, but in August my husband and I are finally hosting our reception to celebrate with our families and friends. There are under 100 people attending and it will be super low key, but it’s still stressful and time-consuming. Wish me luck, I’m going crazy. I just found out our taco truck double booked us and can no longer cater, so I’m scrambling to find someone to feed my guests.

F E S T I V A L S / S H O W S

This portion of my life is always the hugest. We live near our favorite music venues and take full advantage of that fact. We’re seeing Chicano Batman, L.A. Witch, and Sugar Candy Mountain over the next few months. Festival-wise, we’re going to Back Alley Ballyhoo (a local psych music fest), Desert Daze (a non-local psych fest), and Dirtybird Campout (a house fest). And then we’re also going to two different craft beer festivals. Thankfully, these are all planned out over the next few months into October, but I’m booked. Don’t ask me to go to any more festivals, I just paid for most of them last month and the price of fun is not book hauls (lol jk).

N E W   O B S E S S I O N S

Currently, I’ve been obsessed with researching spirituality and alternative religions, including Wicca. I have been interested in connecting more with nature and leaving my house more and celebrating the outdoors. Now I’m kind of trying to piece together why I like about Wicca and what feels kind of bogus. As a former Catholic, I find comfort in tradition but hated the Catholic hierarchy and unquestioning attitude. A feminist, witchy religion with tons of preset rules you can pick from appeals to me so much more. As I said, I’m kind of iffy about a ton of aspects of witchcraft like horoscopes and most spellcasting, but this is my own personal journey and I can do what I want.

 

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My current stack of study material

 

I N   C O N C L U S I O N

Contrary to the vibe of my introductory paragraph, I am actually legitimately excited about everything I’m doing, but these are also all things that eat into my precious reading time. I attempted to force myself to read, but I want to be happy with what I’m reading and produce decent reviews. Instead, I am just reading when I can and I hope you’ll bear with me in this hectic time of my life.

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