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2017 - Week 17: Zombie Apocalypse Live

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Around a month ago, I told you all that I enjoy first-person shooters a la Mass Effect. They're engrossing, set you up to experience a story firsthand, as if it's happening to you, and you can lose yourself in them quite easily, especially if the aforementioned story is a good one.
Imagine my excitement when an opportunity to actually live out a first-person shooter IRL without all of the dangerous caveats that come with that presented itself!

Zombie Apocalypse Live is what I like to call a haunted house on steroids. The idea is that you show up, tickets in hand, are given a tactical laser gun, and are let loose on a hoard of the undead as you make your way through a series of darkened rooms while zombies hurl themselves at you, screaming and generally attempting to scare the crap out of you.
Generally, haunted houses don't scare me. I am incredibly adept at separating myself from the atmosphere, and my brain is constantly sending me signals of "hey, just so you know,…

2017 - Week 16: MomLady and Popsicle - 35 Years

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My parents' anniversary is on April 17th, and this year - 2017 - marks their 35th year together.

As someone who is surrounded by divorce on literally all sides, MomLady and Popsicle have been the singular good example of true love throughout the years.

No, they're not perfect, and yes, they do disagree with one another on occasion. Hell, I'm sure they go through spells during which they're highly annoyed with one another. And yet they persist, loving each other despite all of these things. They are an excellent example of love, perhaps not in that ooey-gooey, diabetes-inducing sort of way that happens in a relationship's infancy, but in the way that guarantees support and stability, no matter what happens. My parents' relationship is an unwavering example of what marriage should be like, and, should I ever get married, I will strive for nothing less than the example than they have set.

Happy Anniversary, MomLady and Popsicle. Here's to at least 35 more.

Pea…

2017 - Week 15: Another Writing Exercise??

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We've come upon another week, and I'm not sure what to write about, so guess what? We're going to do another writing exercise! You get back to those roots, Stefers, and write like the wind!!!

Side note: did you know that Writer's Digest provides writing prompts? It makes sense, but I never thought of it before. That's where I got today's writing exercise!


Finish This Sentence #5 - You Never Expected a Call from Me

"Hello," said the voice on the phone. "My name is ______________.* I know you never expected a call from me, as famous as I am, but I've been given your name as someone who can help me _________." (write a story that follows this line)

1,2,3, GO!

"Hello," said the voice on the phone. "My name is Charles Godwin. I know you never expected a call from me, as famous as I am, but I've been given your name as someone who can help me."

To be honest, I didn't hear a word of what he said. The fog of being woken…

2017 - Week 14: 방탄소년단 (Bangtan Boys)

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My name is Stefers, and I am a whore for kpop and kdramas.

For those of you who are un-indoctrinated, kpop and kdramas are, respectively, music and tv shows (and sometimes movies) from Korea. They're amazing and highly enjoyable, and everyone needs a little of at least one of the two in their lives for a happier existence.

This past weekend, I flew to New York City to see one of my favorite groups - BTS - and I readily admit that I am still hoarse from screaming and generally fangirl-ing like a crazy person.

BTS - also known as Bangtan Sonyeondan or Bulletproof Boy Scouts (I know... the name is ridiculous... but it's kpop and totally makes sense in that realm... just take my word for it, ok?) - debuted back in the summer of 2013, and the immediately stole the hearts of kpop fans across the world. Since then, they've exploded worldwide and even made their way over to mainstream music in the United States (they're attending the Billboard Music Awards this year!!!) which,…