Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Week one of being a working adult has left me exhausted, but I’m enjoying the work so far and I’m getting the hang of things…finally. Though I’m still not sold on this 6AM wake up time every day, I’ve been conking out the minute I get home everyday…
But, plus side is that I get weekends off, so there must be something to this adulting thing after all. Saw that movie, 47 Meters Down, and it was hilarious, one of those films that are so bad, they’re actually kind of good… maybe if you squint. Oh, and I read one of the most beautiful fanfics the other day, it was just so perfect!!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jun. 11th to Jun. 17th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! After months of job hunting and short term temp jobs, I finally, FINALLY got a long term assignment! I also have two interviews next week for full time positions in my field of study, but I am just relieved to be working again… though getting up early in the morning is going to take some getting used to, but I’m excited nonetheless!
The winner of the Super Special Awesome Giveaway was selected, so congratulations to Weekend Otaku!! Don’t worry if you didn’t win a doll this time, there will be opportunities to get a doll soon… I’m working on setting some things up, so be on the look out for that in the coming weeks.
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jun. 4th to Jun. 10th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! My hiatus is finally over and I am back with all the fun content you love and a few new things too!! So, I am super excited!!
So, in honor of my return, I’m going to be making a few announcements, the first of which is a special giveaway!! I’ll put the details in the Housekeeping section of this post, as for the other announcements look forward to those throughout the week.
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- May 28th to Jun. 3rd”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! After a week off from these posts, the week end recaps are back!! WOOT!! I’ve been procrastinating all week, but since it’s been rainy since Tuesday, I can be forgiven for being a bit sluggish…
So, I’m working on cramming a weeks worth of work into one day… today in fact! But, it has been a slow go, because I keep getting distracted by shows and movies, Netflix is both a gift and a curse!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Apr. 16th to Apr. 22nd”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I apologize for being so late with this post, but a friend invited me to his Spring Choir concert yesterday and I’ve been either applying to jobs or playing Cinderella Phenomenon for the past week…. so yeah.
Pretty accurate gif this week…
Also, there will be no Last Week Today Post next week… Let me repeat that for those of you playing with your phones in the back, THERE WILL BE NO ‘LAST WEEK TODAY’ POST NEXT WEEK… I just need a week off, these posts take me hours to write since there are so many different parts to it and I usually wind up spreading it out over the entire weekend… But, not this time, I’m going to sleep in on Saturday for once!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Apr. 2nd- Apr. 8th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Y’all may have noticed that I made some changes to the blog, after weeks of hard work, I finally finished the bulk of my Spring Blog Overhaul!! YAY! I’ll tell you about all of the changes I made in the Housekeeping section, so definitely go there if you want to see what’s changed! Also, it’s only been April for 2 days and it’s already infinitely better than the entirety of March… I finally, finally got some good news!
Also, tonight is the 2nd OWLS Blog Tour Livestream, so join Lita, Kat, and I over at the Official OWLS YouTube Channel
at 9PM EST for a few hours of laughs and OWLS goodness!! Last but not least, I’ll be making that super special awesome announcement that I mentioned a last week in the Houskeeping
section, so be on the lookout for that!!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Mar. 26th to Apr. 1st”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I am so ready for March to be over, because this month sucked, I guess what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger… but, is it too much to ask for a week where everything just runs smoothly?
There were some positive things that happened this week… Like I finally figured out how to crochet granny squares (joining them is the hard part) and I got to hang out with a friend from school (she helped me fix up my resume and cover letter). So all in all, this wasn’t such a terrible week…
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Mar. 19th to Mar. 25th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Daylight savings time was this week, so we lost an hour of sleep… I think… I always get confused with all these time changes, but, I was much more productive this week than I was last week. I actually managed to work on a few posts that have been sitting in my drafts for awhile! But, mostly I’ve just been rolling with the punches…
Oh, remember when I said I’d go exploring since I had the whole week off of work… well, that didn’t happen. Instead I spent the first half of the week playing a game and the second half alternating between watching the Twitch Power Rangers marathon and Marvel’s Iron Fist… But, I’m supposed to go exploring later on today, so it wasn’t a complete bust! 😛
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Mar. 12th to Mar. 18th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Sorry this post is late, I was out yesterday and didn’t get the chance to set everything up before hand… This week was light years better than last week, but when you’re recovering from a broken heart every day is a toss up… luckily I’ve been able to find ways to occupy my time, and before you say otome games, that wasn’t the case this time….
On a positive note, it’s Spring Break this week, so my office is closed! Yay! I get a whole week off, but I don’t have enough money to go anywhere fancy, so it looks like I’ll be exploring DC or just catching up on my backlog…
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Mar. 5th to Mar. 11th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! This has been an all around crappy week… real life just has a way of kicking you while you’re down! So I haven’t been able to do all the things that I wanted to do this week, because honestly I haven’t really been in the mood for it.
So, sorry, if I’ve been kind of quiet lately… However, there was one bright spot this week, the Tsukishima Kei nendo I ordered was delivered! Yay! But, he’s currently being held hostage, so I have no idea when I’ll get to actually get my hands on the little guy…
Also, I promise I’m not ignoring you all’s comments and messages, I’ve just been kind of down lately, so bear with me, I promise I’ll answer them soon! Thank you guys for being so awesome and supportive!! 🙂
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Feb. 26th to Mar. 4th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Sorry this post is late… again, but, I was wrapping up an OWLS livestream with Lita and Kat. We had a blast with the stream and we plan on doing a stream after each Blog Tour, so definitely look out for more of the Temptress Trio in the future!! If you missed out on the stream, check out the video of the full stream, HERE!
Earlier this week I hit 300 followers/subscribers here at Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!! I am still blown away by how much love and support you guys have given me over these past two year! You guys make all of this possible and I want to just THANK YOU ALL for being so awesome!! Oh, I also saw the comedy/horror film, Get Out the other day and I’m not gonna lie, that movie scared the crap out of me. That hypnotism business was a little too real for my taste!!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Feb. 19th to Feb. 25th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Sorry this post is so late, but I’m still at Katsucon, an annual anime convention here in the DMV area… I’ve been having so much fun going to panels and snapping photos of cosplayers!!
Well, today is the last day of the con and while I may have spent more money than I originally intended, I had a blast!! I met some cool people, saw some amazing cosplays, and sat in on some great panels! Oh, yeah side note… I created an Instagram account, I’m a complete noob when it comes to social media sites, so I have no idea what to do with it really. I’ve been posting con pics on it all weekend, so if you’re curious definitely follow me, I’m poke_ninja90!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Feb. 12th to Feb. 18th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I apologize for being late with this post, but I was reading this amazing Kuroo x Tsukki fanfic, and I was riding the emotional highs and lows… Just wow! I watched my ship crash and burn and then… miraculously rise from the ashes, like a phoenix!! Ya’ll there are literally tears of joy in my eyes right now…
I’m still trying to recover from emotional roller coaster and there’s still one chapter left until it’s finished, but at least for the time being, my ship is safe! After I finish this post, I’m going to sink right back into KuroTsuki Hell… so, please… don’t try to rescue me…
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, next weekend I will be going to Katsucon (2/17-2/19), so aside from a crap ton of tweets, I’ll be rather hard to pin down until next Monday (2/20). The Con shouldn’t effect the blog too much since I’ll be writing most of my posts before I go, just expect replies to comments to be even slower than usual!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Feb. 5th to Feb. 11th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! It’s February, and things have finally settled down… for the most part. The project I’m working on at my job is pretty low maintenance and I’ve finally started making some headway on my game playthroughs!!
Instead of doing actual work during my free time, I’ve been watching Bronies React videos on YouTube…and they are frickin’ awesome!! Oh, I went to see Sailor Moon R: The Movie last weekend and it was so much fun! They gave us these really cool cards with the Sailor Scouts on them. I dunno, there’s just something cool about seeing anime films on the big screen that makes the whole experience 10x more enjoyable!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap-Jan. 29th to Feb. 4th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I cant for the life of me remember everything that happened this week, which I guess is a good thing… Oh, yeah, I was put onto a new project at work so I’m still getting used to that, but other than that its been pretty chill.
Huh, this is so weird, I’m seriously drawing a blank… this week just kind of breezed by… Ah, well, onward and upward!! 😛
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jan. 22nd to Jan. 28th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I’ve had not one, but two 3-Day weekends within the span of two weeks and you’d think I’d use the extra free time to get some actual work done, but you’d be mistaken! I actually spent the extra days off from work reading Haikyuu DJs and slacking off like a pro! 😛
Plus the Inauguration had me about ready to pull my hair out, so this wasn’t the most productive week for me… In fact, I literally waited until the end of the week to start getting things done. Also, sorry in advance, I’ll be catching up on my comments this week, so some of you all might be getting a ton of WP notifications… just a heads up! 😀
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jan. 15th to Jan. 21st”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! This was my first week back to work after having a long vacation, so I’m still trying to get back into the swing of things. It doesn’t help that the project that I’m currently working on is extremely dull and there seems to be no end in sight! *sigh*
Luckily I’ve had something fantastic to look forward to these past few weeks…*drumroll* My friend, no, my soulmate, Bishie started doing Let’s Plays on Youtube of RPG maker horror games and they are phenomenal! She creates all of these outstanding voices for each and every one of the characters in the game, that really draws the viewer in and I highly recommend giving them a watch if you have the time! You can view her channel by clicking the link…. HERE! She also writes some steamy fanfics over at Archive of Our Own, which also shouldn’t be missed!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jan. 8th to Jan. 14th”
Happy New Years Heroes and Travelers, if you’re reading this, it means we made to the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! This was the very first week of 2017 and I know most of you guys are still getting back into the swing of things, so whether you’re heading back to work, school, or still enjoying some much needed vacation time, I hope your year started off with a bang!!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jan. 1st to Jan. 7th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! This week has kind of been a blur, now that the holidays are on the horizon… So, I’ve been trying to catch up on a few things before I go home for the holidays! But, the universe seems to be conspiring against me going home for Christmas, because it’s super hard to get a ticket!
I might have to bike home or bust!
December 12th marked the big reveal for the new project I have been hinting about for awhile now!! OWLS, Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self-Respect is a group of WordPress Bloggers and Vloggers, who hope to spread love an acceptance in order to create a sense of unity and to create a space for people to feel comfortable being who they are!! If you are interested in joining or wish to learn more about us, please feel free to reach out to me or any of the other members or just click, HERE! On a side note, my job FINALLY paid me… but, I can’t get the money until sometime next week. -_-
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Dec. 11th to Dec. 17th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! After two weeks off of work, I finally went back to the office… only to catch a cold. So, I wound up back home in bed. I’m feeling much better now, just a few achy muscles and the ghost of a cough, so I should be good as new by Monday. But, being sick kind of put me behind with my blogging stuff…
But on a more positive note, I had the pleasure of participating in a super special awesome, livestream with fellow Bloggers Lita Kino and Katrina Sade!! It was my first ever livestream and I had a blast ya’ll!! It was so much fun chatting with these amazing ladies and I would absolutely love to do it again *wink wink* In case you missed all of the fun here is a link to the video!!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Dec. 4th to Dec. 10th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! My supervisor was out of the office all this week so I had another impromptu vacation! Of course I spent the entire week binge watching shows on netflix!
So I’m finally all caught up with How To Get Away With Murder and I can tell you that I am devastated by the big reveal! I just… I can’t believe they did that! In slightly more positive news, I also watched the Gilmore Girls revival and I must say I am content with that ending, but I am a little hurt that Jess wasn’t featured as prominently in the overall story! 😦
Finally, this week I have a special request for you all which you can find in the Housekeeping section!! So definitely check that out!!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Nov. 27th to Dec. 3rd”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! For folks in the US, this week was Thanksgiving Week aka Turkey Day!! I hope everyone spent an amazing holiday with family and friends… and of course good food!! For those of you not celebrating the holiday, I hope you all are taking advantage of these amazing sales!!
This year, my BF and I decided to celebrate Turkey Day together rather than going home for holidays… So, it was up to me to cook the entire feast, with help from my BF of course! We even invited some friends over for an amazing Friendsgiving!! The food came out great, but I am most proud of the Sweet Potato Pie!!
Also this week, I hit 100,000 views here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! 100,000 views! Mindblown! I just want to say thank you to all of you for reading my posts and helping me reach that amazing milestone, I couldn’t have done it with out you guys!!
Lastly, there is a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT in this week’s post, so don’t forget to checkout the Housekeeping section of this post for more details!!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Nov. 20th to Nov. 26th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I am well aware of how late this week’s post is, Pokemon has kind of taken over my life… I have been playing nonstop since the release on Friday….
I managed to get the whole week off, which means even more time to play my copy of Pokemon Moon!! I’m also suposed to be cooking Turkey Day dinner this year, for the first time in my life and I am just a little overwhelmed… Does anyone know how long I should cook a 10 lb turkey?
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Nov. 13th to Nov. 19th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! So this has been an interesting week to say the least. For the most part I have been slacking off as much as humanly possible (work assignments aside)…
I wish I could say that I at least got some gaming done this week, but I didn’t really do much of that… On the plus side, I did get a lot of Netflix binging done… silver linings. Oh and I might be working on a new project at work in the near future!!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Nov. 6th to Nov. 12th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I am exhausted! I’m still trying to get used to waking up every morning for work, but other than that, I’m enjoying my new job. As a whole, the position is pretty lax and way less stressful than my previous customer service jobs…
However, now that I work during the day Monday through Friday, I don’t really have that much time to blog as much as I once did. I pretty much conk out when I get off, but I’ve been trying my best to write when I can. Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Oct. 30th to Nov. 5th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! This week has been kind of hectic… I have been running around all week so I wasn’t able to handle all of the blog business I wanted to this week… But, I did have fun hanging out with friends so that was definitely a plus!!
I also got some super awesome news, but mums the word… at least until the details are set in stone! The other day I attended an event a friend of mine from GMU put on called Let’s Get Uncomfortable: Mental Health Makeover, about de-stigmatizing mental health in the Black community! Ya’ll it was an amazing program, there was a panel discussion, meditation, and various other self love activities! It was a ton of fun and I really feel like I learned a lot! Also, she runs a mental health blog, Don’t Die Afraid, and I highly recommend giving it a read, she has some amazing resources!!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap-Oct. 16th to Oct. 22nd”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I have some amazing news, for those of you that follow me on Tumblr, you already know what the announcement is… But, for everyone else, I am excited to announce that the paper I helped write for my Research Capstone Project was accepted for publication in Injury!!
I will be a published author!! WOOOT!! All of the hard work and effort payed off and I am finally done with the paper!! Right now only the pre-print is online, which you all can check out, HERE. I am so glad that after all of the complaining I’ve done on here, I can finally share the paper with you guys!! However, I do want to warn you guys that this isn’t the most exciting paper I’ve ever written, but I’m super proud of it!!
Also, If you haven’t already guessed my blogging vacation is over… not that I actually stuck to it very well…
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Oct. 2nd to Oct. 8th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I have a bit of an announcement to make… *clears throat* I will be taking a short blogging break!
Don’t worry, I’m not quitting or anything like that, I’ll be back I promise. I just have some things that I’m working on that need some extra love… so, updates will be a little slow for bit. How long will this break be? I can’t say yet, but it won’t be too long. Just know that I have some awesome content in the works for you all and I’m working really hard to make this the best little gaming blog I can! You guys have been so supportive and awesome since the beginning and I am super excited about all the stuff I have planned for you all!!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Sept. 25th to Oct. 1st”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! This has been a really chill week all things considered, I received some really great news, but I want to wait until next week before I say anything specific. I don’t want to leave anything to chance, by announcing it prematurely…
In other news, my BF took me to this really cool Jazz concert on Friday featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band! The concert was a blast and the music was great!! After the concert the band struck up an impromptu parade made up of everyone from the theater. It was so cool laughing and dancing through the streets of DC as the band played on!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Sept. 18th to Sept. 24th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! This week was one big obstacle after another, most of which were directly related to my recent job search. But, for every setback, there was a silverling. I’m being vague again, because I want to wait and see how some things play out before I say anything specific. However, I can share one tiny success… I turned in the final edits for the research paper and they were accepted!!
And how did I celebrate this momentous occasion? I went to see Bridget Jones’s Baby with a friend and I treated myself to some much needed rest!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Sept. 11th to Sept. 17th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I want to say THANK YOU to everyone for your love and support the other day. Ya’ll don’t know how much your kind words and encouragement mean to me, I actually got a huge energy boost knowing that all of you guys were out there cheering me on!
So, I am almost done with my revising my research paper, I found out after Friday’s post that I had until Sunday to get my final edits in to my adviser. So I did what anyone with an extension would do
I played Mystic Messenger all night I took the time to go over my previous edits and added some new revisions. My birthday was on the 10th and I had a blast! My BF took me to the aquarium and we walked around Baltimore playing Pokemon GO! There were some awesome Pokemon out there; I caught a Dragonair, a ton of Dratini, a Slowbro, and just enough Magikarps to finally get a Gyarados!!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Sept. 4th to Sept. 10th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! So, I know I’m super late with this, but it’s Labor Day Weekend here in the States and I have been busy! I have been working in the revisions for the manuscript I mentioned last week. Let me tell you, editing a paper like this is extremely time consuming, and I’ve barely made much headway. In order to get away from the paper for a bit, I went to a thrift store and found a few books that I just had to add to my collection.
A special shout out to The Well-Red Mage and Pink-chan for also nominating me for the Entertainer Blogger Award! Even though I already wrote a post for the award, I still wanted to give a shout out to both of these amazing blogger! Thanks for thinking of me!! 😀
Lastly, this was a very big week for Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I had my first ever collaboration with fellow blogger and buddy, Katrina Sade over at GrimmGirl! It was so much fun working with such an amazing blogger and this definitely won’t be the last time we work together! So, keep an eye out for part 2 in the near future!
*Ah yeah, check out the Housekeeping section of the post, as I have made some changes to Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Aug. 28th to Sept. 3rd”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!As some of you may know I was experiencing some technical difficulties with WordPress. Earlier this week I found myself unable to comment on other bloggers’s posts… So imagine my surprise when I discovered that all of my comments were being sent to you guy’s spam folders! I have since had the problem fixed, but I suggest you all check your spam folders regularly in case others are experiencing the same problem.
Okay now that I’m done with that, I actually have some good news! We finally heard back from the journal we sent our manuscript to… *drumroll* They want us to fix some things and resubmit… I know it sounds bad, but this is actually really good news and the comments they had were mostly positive. But, since I’m the first author on the paper, I’m responsible for bringing the paper up to snuff. So, what does that mean for you guys and the blog? Well, the paper takes priority, so if I go ghost you know why…
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Aug. 21st to Aug. 27th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! So I’m back on my job application grind and to be honest, I find the whole process dull! I have filled in the same sections over and over and over again, and I am so over it…
Thank goodness for the weekend! I met up with one of my friends from school and we went to Momofuku… and my gosh was the food tasty! Their Brisket Buns were to die for and don’t get me started on their Beef Noodle Soup… After chowing down, I actually went to see Sausage Party… for FREE! Apparently I go to the movies so much that I earned enough points for a free movie ticket! The movie was most definitely not for children and I’ll just leave it at that!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Aug. 14th to Aug. 20th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! As most of you already know, August 11th was my 1 Year Blogiversary!! I can’t believe it’s been a full year since I started my blogging journey with you all and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me in the future! So, THANK YOU all for sticking it out with me while I got the hang of this blogging thing!
Oh, yeah… I was so caught up in the afterglow of my 1 Year Blogiversary, that I almost forgot to mention this, but I have glasses now! My eyesight has been kind of shaky for a little while now, nothing serious, just a bit fuzzy when I read to much. So, I went in for an eye exam and they prescribed reading glasses…
What do you think? Do they suit me?
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Aug. 7th to Aug. 13th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I am computerless right now… The charger for my laptop finally decided to kick the bucket and my computer battery is dead. So, that means I can’t really post until I can get a replacement charger. Before you suggest Best Buy… I went there they don’t have any that work with my Samsung series 5 laptop.
I had to borrow my BF’s laptop to write this post and he has a Mac so I won’t make a habit of borrowing his laptop too often. On a slightly more positive note, I’ve been exploring DC way more than I have in the past! I walked around Georgetown, the Zoo, and the capital all in the name of Pokemon and to a lesser degree for exercise.
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap-Jul. 31st to Aug. 6th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I… am… finally… done… with… the… 30 Day Anime Challenge!!! All I have to say about the challenge as a whole right now is, NEVER AGAIN…at least not anytime soon…
I kid, I kid… I had a lot of fun with the challenge and I really hope that you guys had as much fun reading my posts as I had writing them!! In other news, I was featured in Lita Kino’s Blogger Feature Friday post! I am so humbled to have been featured by such an wonderful blogger! So I want to extend yet another THANK YOU to Lita Kino, you are an amazing blogger and I am so happy that you took the time to visit my tiny corner of the internet! Lita is such a great blogger and I have had the pleasure of chatting with them both here on WordPress and on Twitter; so if you haven’t already check out her blog it’s one of the best!!
Finally, I went to a DC Pokemon GO Meetup Event and it was a blast!! I had so much fun exploring the Capital and meeting fellow Pokemon Trainers from the District! My legs may be sore and I have a bit of a tan, but the Pokemon at the Capital were top notch! After less than 10 minutes of walking we ran into a Rhydon, an Onix, and a whole host of other Pokemon! Oh yeah, and my Team, Instinct was really holding it down! Not only were we dropping Lures, but we were taking Gyms left and right!! Sure it rained a bit, but it wasn’t enough to keep us in the District down!!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jul. 24th to Jul. 30th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Okay guys I have some big news… Remember the summer job I mentioned back in June? Well, my paperwork was finally finished and I finally have a start date: My official start date is August 1st! Woohoo!!! So what kind of job is it? I will be doing what I love to do, research! My alma mater received a grant from the Department of Health to take part in a public health research project and I was brought on to work on the data analysis portion of the project! I’ll also be administering some of the surveys for the project too!! But, what’s really exciting about this project is that it is completely run and operated by women of color!! So I am doubly exciting to be working with such a dynamic team of women, doing something that I love!!
So what is going to top that? Not much, the rest of my week seems pretty mundane in comparison, but I’m gonna share it anyway!! I saw the new Ghostbusters movie, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it! The film was much better than I anticipated… Hmm, let’s see, I went to Six Flags with some friends which was fun until I realized I’d gotten sun burn on my face… Reason #1 why I limit my outdoor activity time during the Summer…
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jul. 17th to Jul. 23rd”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! So, it’s been over a week since Pokemon Go was released in the US and boy have I been working out my leg muscles… Unfortunately the weather where I live has been 90° F and up, so every time I set foot outside I end up dripping with sweat…
I still have yet to start my Summer Job, but I did participate in one of the Team Meetings so maybe that means my paperwork is almost done… Right? At this point I just want to start! Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy doing nothing all day as much as the next person, but too much free time just makes me lazy. Finally, a special announcement…
I hit 100 Followers this past week!! I can’t believe that there are that many people out there that enjoy reading my awkward ramblings and reviews!! I started this blog almost a year ago, and I never would have imagined that it would grow into the blog it is today! I want to thank each and every one of you guys out there in the WordPress community for being so supportive and welcoming! I have met some amazing bloggers and made some amazing new friends! I still have more stories to tell and more lessons to learn, and I sincerely hope you guys will tough it out with me far into the future!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jul. 10th to Jul. 16th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! The 30 Day Anime Challenge is in full swing, and I hope you all are enjoying it so far! In real life, I have been filling out applications and networking, since I have yet to start my Summer Job….
me with my resume…
In other news, Pokemon GO finally came out in the States so I have been getting way more exercise than usual. On the flip side my phone battery life is taking a nose dive while my data usage is through the roof, but it’s totally worth it!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jul. 3rd to Jul. 9th”
Here I am again, writing another one of these in advanced… For those of you not in the States, this weekend is the 4th of July Weekend, so I will be out of town from Friday to Monday. My BF and I will be driving up to New York this year for the holiday since one of my younger brothers decided to come up from Tennessee for the break!
In other news, I finally announced that I will be completing the 30 Day Anime Challenge during the month of July!!! I am super excited about this and I really hope that you guys like it! On a side note, I am still waiting for my paperwork to be processed before I can start my Summer job… I have a tentative start date of Tuesday, July 5th… so fingers crossed! I also went out and bought Zero Time Dilemma upon its release so I am super stoked to play that once I finish my current playthrough of VLR!!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jun. 26th to Jul. 2nd”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! This has been a pretty slow week for me… Like super duper slow… I had zero motivation to do anything, so I spent the week binge watching The Incredible Hulk television series on Netflix…
I also found out that I will not be starting my summer job on Monday, instead I have to wait another week… something about paperwork delays… So, I will have one final week of summer left before I have to get my act together and do that adulting thing.
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jun. 19th to Jun. 25th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I have an announcement to make, I finally did it…I finally joined the Daiya and Haikyuu fandoms! Shout out to Cat and Katrina for sucking me into the world of sports anime! I watched the first few episodes of both series and I have been hooked ever since! On top of that, I’m obsessed with Haven’t You Heard I’m Sakamoto…
E3 was this week and I am so hyped for all of the new consoles and games coming our way in the coming months! I’m not going to get into which company had the best conference or which game trailers were the best, but just know I am excited for some new games!!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jun. 12th to Jun. 18th”
Hello fellow Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week! It has been two weeks since the last Last Week Today post, and in that time I have been busy working on more reviews and posts for you guys to enjoy! The gaming club that I’m in with fellow bloggers Cas, Anny, and Cat is now officially running a separate blog and now recruiting new members!! So If you’re interested let us know, HERE! On top of that I have been finalizing the paperwork for my new job, which I will be starting later on this month. So in the meantime I plan on charging full steam ahead as I continue to hack away at my massive backlog!
I know I’m late, but I saw X-men Apocalypse on Thursday and it was awesome, I dunno what the critics were watching, but it was a solid movie! I can’t wait to see what they do with the franchise after this! In other news, fellow blogger, Mr. Panda nominated me for a Liebster Award this week! I was so surprised and happy to have been nominated by such an awesome blogger, so I want take the time to say, THANK YOU, again. Mr, Panda is a really amazing blogger and a joy to chat with, so if you haven’t already check out his blog it’s one of the best!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jun. 5th to Jun. 11th”
Hello Heroes and Travelers! After two 14 hour bus rides, I’m back from my trip home! My little bro’s graduation was awesome and it was nice to spend time with my family over the 3-Day weekend! Since then I have been busy, remember the job I told you guys about? Well, I was offered an even better position at the same place, and after a short follow up interview last Thursday…I got it!! The new position is a bit longer than the last, and I’ll actually be running statistics and compiling reports of the project’s data as it comes in from participants…Which is really very exciting for me!
In more exciting news, I, along with three other WordPress bloggers (Cas, Cat, and Anny) have formed a Gaming Club! We basically choose a game to play as a group and then set a completion date. Upon completion we sit down and discuss our thoughts and feelings about the game on LINE. So far, the group has played through two games (One Billion Rupiah Girl and Starry Sky in Spring) and we just started Norn9, though I’m not gonna start playing that until later on in the summer…. Anyway, I’m telling you this because we would like to spread the word about our group and maybe even recruit some new members…
You can find all the info you need about the group on our blog That Game Club! Feel free to drop us a line there, through the Club’s email: email@example.com, or on Facebook and Twitter!
Continue reading “[Update] Jobs, Game Clubs, and Blogging”
Hello fellow Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week! I know I said this is my Summer Blog Plans post, but I have two exciting announcements this week! The first being that I finally heard back from a job! So, I’m officially employed for the summer!!! But on the flip side, I’m still looking for a permanent position…so yeah…
The second piece of news is that I’m gonna be the assistant editor over at Ice Gauntlet, so,yay! My little brother graduated on Saturday so I went home for a few days for that. Got to hang out with my little brothers and the rest of my family over the Memorial Day Weekend!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- May 22nd to May 28th”
Hello, fellow heroes and travelers, here we are at the end of yet another week! This past week has been a little crazy! I have been sending out job applications like crazy and I finally heard back from one! I had the interview on Friday and I should hear back on Monday, so I’ll be playing the waiting game until then… My prospects look good for the job, but we’ll see….finger’s crossed!
So, I have a bit of an announcement to make! One of my younger brothers is graduating from High School on Saturday! I’m so proud of him!!! Yay! But, that means that I’ll be in Georgia for this weekend… *fidgets* …so I won’t be able to get the May 22nd to May 28th Last Week Today Post out to you guys on Sunday May 29th as planned…I should be able to get it out to you guys on Monday May 30th instead though… Just a heads up!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap-May 15th to May 21st”
So, the countdown is over… On Thursday at 11:30AM (EST) I officially graduated from my University! I have officially completed my master’s program… Just in case anyone is curious, my full degree title is: Master of Science in Global Health… So now I’m hotter by two degrees! (I’m sorry, it was a bad joke… 😛 )
The ceremony was fun, but extremely long and tiring. I had to get up super early to drive all the way to my University which is about an hour away (hour and a half on the train), only to have to wait outside until it was time for us to do the processional thingy. The waiting wasn’t so bad, I took a ton of pictures and chatted with my classmates about all the stuff we planned on doing after graduation. Mostly we complained about the robes we had to wear lol, for your Masters, the robes come with weird hooked sleeves… Oh and my cap wouldn’t stay on straight, but it looked cooler that way. My folks drove up from Georgia for the ceremony, so when I walked into the auditorium, they started shouting my name, which was reassuring…. The whole thing is kind of a blur, it seemed really long while I was waiting for everything to start…But, now that I think about it, everything seemed to happen so fast. I guess that’s just how these things go…
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap-May 8th to May 14th”
So now that I’m done with school the real work begins…yep… JOB HUNTING… The single most soul crushing experience I’ve ever had to subject myself to. No really, if you do it right it’ll have you feeling like you’ve completely wasted your entire life on meaningless things… All the jobs I’ve applied for thus far either require experience that can only be obtained by working said job or it’s a job specifically for recent grads but they require 20 years of experience. Mind you I’m 25, so in order for that to happen, I’d have had to have started working when I was 5, maybe 4 1/2, if you’re a real go-getter… Ugh just give me the job already…
In other, slightly less depressing news, my graduation is on May 12th! Yay! My family is coming into town for the event and a few friends will swing by to watch me strut across the stage too! So just a few days and a few steps stand between me and my diploma! I can’t wait do be done with school…at least for a little while anyway. 🙂
I also saw Captain America Civil War on Thursday, it was awesome! I finally feel like we got a perfect depiction of Spider-Man! See, proof that not every superhero needs his/her own stand alone movie, look at Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk…he was a SMASH! (I’m sorry, I promise I won’t do that again…)
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- May 1st to May 7th”
I’m done…I’m finally done with graduate school… My last day of class was Wednesday, and there is just one open book, online final standing between me and my diploma! I don’t know whether I should celebrate, collapse in a heap and hibernate for a few weeks, or stare numbly at the wall in disbelief… But, I am done! This has been one of the most rewarding and frustrating experiences of my life and I wouldn’t change it for the world! I really can’t wait to get my diploma and start the next phase of my life!!! So how are you guys dealing with finals? Anyone else graduating? Or do you have a long way to go?
Get it, I’m free and this is a Free gif…
Okay, so do you guys remember my Big Graduation Project? Well if you don’t here’s a refresher… Since January, I have been working on a huge research paper looking at injury rates among adolescents…This paper has been a pain in the ass, but we are finally done with it! So why is this important? Well we (my group and I) just submitted our paper for publication in a scientific journal… and guess who’s the first author… it’s Me! So this is both a gift and a curse. Being first author comes with some nifty perks (bragging rights mostly), but I’m also the one responsible for fixing all the problems that the journal might find with the paper during review…So more work! Yay!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Apr.24th to Apr. 30th”
I am so glad that this week is over! So much for having free time to play games this week… Life saw that I had free time and did its damnedest to eliminate any hope of enjoying it! It seems like all of my school assignments were all due on Wednesday! EVERY SINGLE ONE! I had a presentation on Wednesday for a Worksite Wellness program I created and then I had an interview, which I’m pretty sure I bombed…But, the worst assignment by far has been my Big Graduation Research project! My professor ripped our paper a new one, so as a collective my team and I had over 100 revisions to make! I wanted to cry when I saw all the stuff she wanted us to change…
I managed to muddle through it all, only to realize that I have finals coming up soon that I have to study for…So what little free time I had left was devoted to playing Starry Sky in Spring…and like a fool buying more new games…
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Apr. 17th-23rd”
So here we are at the end of another week! The semester is winding down and so are my assignments! Yay! I will have a bit more free time than usual, but I don’t know how long this unexpected break will last…So, I’m going to take full advantage of it and go through my backlog of games and show some of the more neglected games some love. Starting with DRAMAtical Murder.
Graduation is literally a month away now, and I am still looking for an internship, fellowship, or job. I have yet to hear back from the first position I interviewed for, but I did get a second call back from a different position and I have a phone interview next week…So, we’ll see how that goes…fingers crossed. I am going home to my parents house for the weekend, so I’ve had to write this post in advanced!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Apr. 10th to Apr. 16th”
So for all of my new followers: Welcome and Thank You for checking out my small corner of the internet!! For everyone else: Welcome Back! Last Week Today posts are weekly recaps of my week, personally and on WordPress. I also compile all of my posts from the past week and hash out news/houskeeping stuff… But, the most important part of the post is at the end, where I highlight five amazing posts from other bloggers that showed up on my Reader throughout the week!
So here we are at the end of another week! Somehow I managed to get a lot done this week, both for the blog and with my school work! I’m in the final stretch of my Big Graduation Research Project, but I still have a bit more to go. My professor reviewed my draft and suggested I fix a few things before final submission….The revisions won’t take to long, so I’m gonna hunker down and get it done.
Last week I told you guys that I was called back for a second in- person interview for one of the positions I applied for a few weeks ago…I actually think I did really well! But I won’t hear back about whether or not I got the position until half way through the week. So fingers crossed!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Apr. 3rd to Apr. 9th”
Here we are at the end of another week…and I am swamped with school assignments. School work is like a hydra monster or grey hairs, when you cut off one, two more take its place!
My Big Graduation Research Project is really kicking my ass! I underestimated how much work the discussion section of this assignment was going to be and now I’m scrambling to reach my deadline. But, don’t worry too much, I’m a certified procrastinator, the closer the deadline gets the better my quality of work is. So, with one day left, I’ve finally hit my groove!
So last week I mentioned that I had a phone interview for one of the jobs I applied for, well I must have done well, because I was invited back for a second in person interview!!! So fingers crossed!
I also announced that my little brother started his own gaming website, Ice Gauntlet, he and some of his associates have banded together to bring you up to date gaming news, reviews, and features! The site is great, and you guys should definitely take a look if you have the time and let them know I sent ya. Click the blue banner below to go to the site.
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Mar. 26th to Apr. 2nd”
Here we are again the end of another week…Since graduation is looming, ever present on the horizon so hiring season is upon us at last! I have filled out so many applications, cover letters, and resumes in the past few day that I feel like I’m a job application champ! But, to be honest the whole process is tedious and draining. I wish I could just show up at the place I want to work and say, “HIRE ME! I CAN READ AND WRITE…HIRE ME!…please?”
This is what my resume looks like right now…
Job hunting aside, my Big Graduation Project is coming up on the final stretch and we are writing the Discussion section! For those who don’t know this is where we talk about the results and offer an explanation about how they may have come about. We also give details about the strengths and limitations of our study and suggestions for future studies. Trust me it’s loads better than the statistics portion of this project, that was the most frustratingly tedious part of this project! My Behavior Change Project will be over on Wednesday, and I couldn’t be more pleased, one less thing to worry about!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Mar. 13th to Mar. 19th”
So, Spring Break has officially come to an end and I only managed to get through half of the things I had planned…I got a little bad news this week, but I’m not letting that get me down too much…Life is like that sometimes, one day you’re up the next day you’re down, so I won’t let it get me down too much! 😀
I am slowly working through my backlog one route at a time, I have no intention of burning myself out though, school is still in session and I have a lot of school work to finish before graduation in May. I have two more weeks left in my Behavior Change Project, I want to be optimistic and say that I’ll keep up with the walking after the project is over…but I know myself a little too well for that…
In other news I bought a brand new phone, since my old one decided that now was the time pass on…No more dropped calls and no more missed messages for me! And finally some decent pictures!
*Ahem* So, serious time for a moment:
I want to take a little time to thank you guys for reading my blog and commenting! I can’t tell you guys how great it makes me feel when people read and respond to my awkwardly random reviews and ramblings! I got over 100 views three times this week and it made me so happy! Thank you guys!!!
Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Mar. 6th to Mar. 12th”