There are some new things going on with my hair, which means I have to take care of it more. So I did a deep condition day!
Also I tried out the Pantene Truely Natural Conditioner and Co-Wash for black hair. So far I like it!
Picture of my blue hair: http://instagram.com/p/jSKwvAp5Rf/
I’m going to Arisia this year!
It took a lot of debate and soul searching but I’m going back this year. If it wasn’t for the fact that some of the other girls from Nerdgasm were going, I wouldn’t be. My experience last year was draining.
As many cool people as I’d met there, I also had a few terrible experiences. Between the slut shaming at the Geek Girls panel, and the various weird stares from random white people, I don’t think I would have survived had it not been for Jamie and Maria being there as support. I don’t know if the atmosphere is gonna change, but I know the least I can do is help make the place safe.
So! I’ve decided to put myself out there for all the Black Nerd Girls and Black Geek Girls who’re gonna be there. If you don’t already follow me on Twitter, you should now, or at least follow #Arisia2014BGMU because I’ll be posting the panels I’ll be at, and possibly a get together so that any other black girls in need of a support group can find one.
So hopefully I’ll see you guys there!
GAME OF THRONES IS COMING BACK!!!!!!
Rumor has it the show is going to be back on March 30th. I’m not sure if it has been confirmed, but whenever the official season premier is, for the month before that I’m going to be watching seasons 1-3 at 11pm PST, #ASongofShadeandFire. You probably should too.
LET’S GAME SOME THRONES!
Edit: New return date! Now the rumor is it will return on April 6th! GAH!!!!!!
So, last night I finished the first book I was planning to read for my #50Booksin2014 goal (I’ll have a proper review on it on Wednesday, I promise), so the time that I thought I had to compile a list together of the books that I was going to read has either shortened tremendously because of how quickly I may be devouring these books, OR has been lengthened because now I have until next Tuesday to compile the official list.
Either way, I don’t even really have 50 books lined up to read for this year. So I’m gonna need some suggestions! Please be sure to send some my way, via whatever means you can (I know morse code, and am a sucker for a well written telegram).
I must have looked like a weirdo during the last couple weeks of December. Thanks to one of the podcasts I do, Android Visionary, I was able to get my hands on a Nexus 5 for a few weeks to review and since I’m already glued to my cellphone, being glued to two probably got me a few odd stares. Unfortunately I wouldn’t know if I did, you kind of have to look up for that. Using the Nexus was great, and also a painful reminder of how slow my old Galaxy Nexus is.
(It boots up so much faster than my Galaxy Nexus, I really felt sorry for the old guy)
The first thing I did when I got ahold of the device was load all of my favorite apps on it. I’m constantly on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, Pintetrest, Instagram and whatever other social media site you can think of. These sites are fun, but having all the notifications running in the background drains the hell out of my battery, on top of my constant usage. So for the first few days, I was on a rampage on twitter. On a 10 hour shift at work, with constant usage I was able to go about 8 hours before having to plug it in. Next I wanted to see how long I could leave it alone before the battery went out and it lasted for a few days, even with the notifications going in the background.
Although it’s bigger than the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5 is extremely light. The phone with its case weighed less than my Galaxy Nexus without anything on it. 4.4 Kit Kat is amazingly smooth. It works continuously between apps without pausing, and on the 5 inch screen typing on Kit Kat is extremely easy. Apps startup quickly, and changing between apps or even turning them off in the task manager doesn’t have the half second pause that the Jellybean update did.
As a Vanilla Android phone it doesn’t have some of the cool features that the new Galaxy Note 3 or S4 have, but it’s definitely worth the purchase.
New Video! I did a length check on my hair, because I’m gonna start taking care of it now….. maybe….