1. The Guild - I am not much of a "fangirl" when it comes to tv shows and movies. I like what I like and I enjoy promoting them, but other than that, I don't stalk shows. This may change all of that. I finally watched Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog with my husband about a week ago and I think he might have developed a bit of a crush on Felicia Day (but who can blame him? She's adorable). That led us to The Guild. Now I don't game online, but my husband spent many hours this last summer playing World of Warcraft, so I understand enough of those references for it to be funny. But beyond that, this little web series is just hilarious! All of the characters are pretty selfish, but still manage to be likable. Plus, it is just refreshing to see a spoof on something so prominent in the nerding culture. :) I kind of want Justin and myself to be Fawkes and Codex for Halloween, but since he will probably be a youth minister by then, it will just have to remain a dream. :( Here is the first episode just to give you a taste:
2. LitLift - I mentioned in a previous post that I want to write the first draft of a novel in 2012. I have tried using free novel writing software before, but the free stuff just isn't up to par and I have a difficult time justifying spending money on a program that may not bring me money in return. Then, a few days ago, I stumbled across LitLift. It is a free online novel writing software, but rather than storing everything on your computer, it stores it online. This may be inconvenient for those with limited access to the internet, but it is perfect for me. The way the website is structured works perfectly for my writing style. And once I actually move beyond just character development to writing the story, I will probably back up a copy of it on my wordprocessor. Anyway, if you are looking for a basic program to jump start your novel, definitely give it a try!
3. Felt - This is my new favorite medium. It's soft, colorful, and doesn't fray when you leave a raw edge. My sister gave me a ton for Christmas and I can't wait to get back to my sewing machine and craft supplies to start making stuff! Here are a few simple felt projects I have pinned recently:
Felt Bows (via here)
Felt flowers (via here)
Scalloped felt wreath (via here)
4. Ginger Beer and Ginger Tea - Ginger has kind of been the theme of this break. Not long before Justin and I got to Newport, my parents discovered Reed's Ginger Beer. We stopped at Trader Joe's on the way back from the airport and they picked up 8 bottles. I tried one and I was sold! Ginger is a bit of an acquired taste, but it is both good for you and tastes good! Before I was married (back when I could afford it) I used to drink Ginger Tea to help with my digestive problems. I mentioned this to my parents, and on Christmas morning, I found two boxes of Ginger Tea in my stocking! So I have a bit of ginger drinks to take home with me. :) I plan on occasionally buying Ginger Beer as a treat back in Boise, but at more than $1 per bottle, it will just be once and a while.
What kind of stuff are you currently obsessing over?