Adventures of the charmingly odd

Catching Up!

It’s been a few months since I’ve last written and life has gone on at an alarming rate. This month marks 8 years since I joined Twitter in March 2009, when I was 19. Since then I’ve tweeted and blogged my way through many adventures and I’m grateful to have all of you to tag along with through it all. I’m turning 27 next month- closer to 30 than 20- a year when many musician faced their untimely deaths. I’ve always been a writer, never a musician so I think I’ll live through it. But let’s take a look to see what I’ve been up to recently.

When I broke my leg last May I watched a lot of movies and television shows. When I realized I couldn’t go back to roller derby after I recovered, I kept binge watching. So much that in 2017 I vowed to watch minimal shows and instead devote all my free time to reading. In January I read 7 books and in February I read 4: “Brooklyn” by Colm Toibin, “The Virgin Cure” by Ami McKay, “Eleven Minutes” by Paulo Coelho, and “The Fiery Cross: Outlander book 5” by Diana Gabaldon. 4 is much less than 7 however the “Fiery Cross” is 1,456 pages long and I believe it more than makes up for it.

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I also rewatched Outlander seasons 1 and 2, as a means to keep my mind preoccupied while I spent many nights practicing wet set curling my hair to obtain the 1940s style I always lust after. I actually just finished the last episode before sitting down to write this, and my eyes are still red from crying. After reading 5 books (nearly 5,000 pages worth) and 29 hours of the television, I still cannot get enough of these characters. Thankfully season 3 starts in September and I still have over 3 more lengthy books in the series to read. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly recommend them all!

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In other news, Steve and I now have a house in Asbury Park! The seller’s original new home fell through and so we can’t move in until they secure a new place, but nevertheless it’ll be our home in the next couple of months. I can’t wait to be with this amazing guy- Thanks Tinder!

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In February I also have the chance to see vintage queen Dita Von Teese perform live in New York City! She is one of my role models and guru when it comes to all things retro. I love her approach to 40s style, her love of lingerie, and her unmatchable class. From her influence I wear red lipstick more often than not and have adapted a more vintage fashion style in place of my usual leggings and a t shirt uniform and its done wonders for my daily confidence.

I hope you’re all doing well and I’ll see you on Twitter!

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