5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Fictional Couples I Ship

February 13th, 2015 | Posted in Geekery by Meli

Happy early Valentines, everyone! Although I’m not the biggest fan of the holiday, I truly love love. I am a sucker for romance and am an idealistic dreamer when it comes to all things that revolve around that 4-letter L word. I spent many a Valentines Day saddened by unrealistic expectations until I realized that the holiday is just about love. Loving yourself. Loving your family. Loving your friends. And, of course, loving your significant other. It’s a time to step back and realize how much love there is in your life, regardless of relationship status, and that makes it an absolutely beautiful day, doesn’t it?

Now onto this week’s list! I get very attached to fictional characters, so it is no surprise that their equally fictitious relationships could also have quite the effect on me. Here are my top 5 OTP’s (One True Pairing);


“Together or not at all.”

1. Rory & Amy {Doctor Who}; By far one of my favorite fictional couples! I don’t like it when relationships are portrayed as being “perfect” on TV or in films. I really appreciate flawed characters, so I felt like their relationship was really well…relatable. I definitely see a lot of me in Amy, and a lot of my husband in Rory, so that may be a big part of why they are my number one (our wifi password is “theponds”). Their entire storyline was genius (plot holes and all) and had a knack for moving me to tears every.single.time. I mean, when was the last time someone pulled apart time for you? Exactly. That’s love, people.

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How Was Your Weekend?

January 21st, 2013 | Posted in Beauty, Fashion, Home, Personal by Meli

Mine was eventful. And not in the way I would have liked. My hubby went away on a friends trip to New York City (I hate how studying continually gets in the way of me enjoying life – ugh), and I had big plans. Mainly involving studying and getting some items checked off my to-do list. Unfortunately, the universe had another idea.

I ended up fracturing my foot after playing with my dog (you notice that there are never good reasons for injuries?) late night Friday, and had to be put in a cast and crutches, which are not coming off for another month. It was very exciting. But since I always try to focus on the positive, here were some highlights;

We got a new chevron rug for our living room from Urban Outfitters on mega sale! I love it so much & it gives our space some new personality. Gwen also approves of it and told me she can’t wait to pee on it in the very near future (her new favorite past time). // The series finale of Fringe was amazing, was it not? I’m glad I watched it alone because I was sobbing like a fool. Favorite moment? You are my favorite thing. Heart strings = pulled.

My big, swollen foot unable to fit in my flippy floppies and killing my Miami Winter outfit. // Colorblocking manicure with Essie’s Cute As A Button & Pansy to brighten my limpy status.

Little things make me happier than brand new agendas. I’m still a dinosaur & don’t believe in using my phone to manage my schedule – I think it’s due to my paper goods obsession. // Speaking of paper goods, I found a great website where you can get really adorable drawer liners. I ordered a sample for our kitchen drawers & I absolutely love it!

My busted up foot in its cast. Basically what my life will look like for the next month.
2013, be better please.

What I Wore: Girls Nite

October 18th, 2012 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

Remember craft nite? I also wore a pretty cute outfit to that. Here’s the official outfit post for all of you!

Funny story about this jumpsuit! My mother-in-law (who is extremely fashionable) originally purchased it and didn’t like the way it looked on her (what a cray cray), so she gave it to me. I, in turn, am completely obsessed with it and I’m sorry if you see me in it like…every weekend. Isn’t it fabulous and 70′s?? I was obviously born too late.

Jumpsuit; gifted {similar}
Heels; Kenneth Cole {similar}
Bracelets; gifted {similar}
Rings; vintage
Necklaces; Ebay

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Happy Hump Day {Role Reversal}: Anna Torv

May 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Geekery, Hump Day, TV by Meli

The hubs and I have been Fringe addicts since day one. But I do clearly remember our friends complaining at first that they didn’t dig the main character, Olivia Dunham. They would say that her acting was weak and they didn’t like her cadence. I also clearly remember correcting all of them as quickly as possible: she’s Australian! I guess I instantly had a girl crush on Ms. Torv. I attribute it to her strong, bad ass persona. This only escalated when I had a run in with her at Comic Con. Please ask me where. Only the worst place for a celebrity run in: the women’s bathroom. These things only happen to me.

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An Ode to Comic Con

July 21st, 2011 | Posted in Geekery, Personal by Meli

I’ve had such good memories at Comic Con the past two years.
I think that’s why it makes me so sad that I will not be in attendance this year.
I can’t mourn my loss for too long though. The only reason I am not
going is because we are going to Europe in November, so complaining just
feels a little silly. However, that doesn’t mean that I can’t reminiscence about all the
good times I did have. Here are some of my most favorite moments from SDCC
2009 and 2010. Looking forward to 2012!

My True Blood Birthday '09

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