New York Comic Con 2014

This was my first year at the New York Comic Con and I took a depressingly small amount of pictures. It was jam packed, hot, and a little confusing, but it was a lot of fun. We went with a plan, which didn’t really work out, but we were okay with that. I got to talk to Gillian Anderson for a minute so basically my day/weekend/life was made. I only wish I had taken more pictures because there was some really incredible cosplay.

NYCC 2014 Batman

It was raining in the morning and the shuttle to the Javits center wasn’t where it was listed on the website, so after standing in the rain for 20 minutes or so, we got on the correct bus and went on our way. It was confusing for a lot of people because we were all standing where it was supposed to be, but the fact that there was even a free shuttle offered pretty much made up for it.

NYCC2014 Han Solo

We got to the Javits center around 10:30 and pretty much walked right in. We went downstairs first because we were getting our picture with Gillian Anderson at 11:45 and wanted to scope out the area. It was actually not very crowed at all and the lines for autographing were basically nonexistent. This didn’t last long, so I’m guessing the rain held people off. Alex Kingston (Doctor Who – River Song) and Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who – Rory Williams) were there doing autographing and photos  too. I only got out picture with Gillian because the prices were crazy. I know they were probably typical for cons, but it’s hard to justify $100+ for a photo with someone. It was $150 (after taxes and fees) for the Doctor Who team up, so we skipped it but I saw some posted online and they looked pretty neat.
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The floor was so packed we really didn’t get a chance to look at everything.  The Doctor Who Store table had some really cool stuff, including this life size Dalek. There was a 9th Doctor cosplayer and I got his picture attacking the Dalek with his Sonic Screwdriver….unfortunately I only took it with his phone.NYCC 2014 Dalek NYCC 2014

We walked out to a falafel stand for lunch. There were a bunch of food trucks outside but the lines were long and it was still drizzling out. My falafel was delicious and so filling. NYCC 2014 Falafel

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I *almost* bought a book and then paid $60 to have her sign it, but I stopped by the publisher’s table and asked if they had any signed copies and…they did! It was kind of weird that they didn’t advertise them, at least that I could find, but the guy working looked through the books and pulled out a signed one for me. I read half of it on the drive home from NY and now (a week later) I only have a few pages left. It’s surprisingly good. Not that I thought it wasn’t going to be good, but I’m really picky about reading and it takes me a while to get into books. This reminds me of an X-Files episode (monster of the week type story) with a strong heroine. The writing is really great, it’s so descriptive, it’s easy to see the scenes play out in your mind. The next book in the saga is supposed to come out next year, I feel like I’m back in my Harry Potter days waiting for my next fix.
A Vision of Fire

I joked to my husband that I should have her sign my arm, or a piece of paper or something and then I could get a tattoo of it. I was only half serious because as awesome as I think it would be, I also think it’s just a little bit creepy. Turns out, someone did that exact thing and got it tattooed that night. They got “I don’t want realism I want magic!” and there was a link on reddit but it looks like it’s been removed since then. I’m kind of kicking myself for not doing it now.

Gillian Anderson Autographing
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Let’s Get Flexy – Week 1

Lets Get Flexy

Here’s the first week of yoga poses for the Let’s Get Flexy October yoga challenge. As of Wednesday, I’ll have done yoga for 160 days straight! That seems like such an impossible number to me, but now that I’m here, there’s no way I’m stopping.

Cobbler's Pose
Cobbler’s Pose

Yoga time = pet me time.

Forward Fold
Forward Fold

I wasn’t really ready for the back bend prep. I haven’t done back bends in years, and it was definitely a weird feeling to bend back but not land on the ground.

Back Bend Prep
Back Bend Prep
Upward Facing Dog
Upward Facing Dog

I’ve been searching for my strap to help with handstands and just found it, so instead of folding all the way forward, I decided to use the strap to help.

Deep Forward Fold
Deep Forward Fold

I played around with rotating the shoulders to grab the feet from above and could do it one at a time, but not in time to get a picture. I’m going to keep practicing it.

Bow Pose
Bow Pose

Are you doing this month’s yoga challenge?

Related Links:

September Yoga Challenge – Balance Basics

August Yoga Challenge – She’s Got Legs

July Yoga Challenge – Independence ARMy Challenge

June Yoga Challenge – Summer Splits

Leave me a comment on Instagram if you’re doing the challenge too!

Victoria’s Secret Sport Bra & Leggings Review

I’ve gotten a few VoxBoxes from Influenster*, and this was the one I was most excited for. I received a Victoria’s Secret Sport Standout bra and the Knockout High Rise Capris. Honestly, ever since trying their new sports bras a couple months ago, these are the only ones I’ll wear now.  I hadn’t yet tried the other sport clothing (Pink yoga pants are one of my favorites).

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The bra is great because it’s really supportive, but without making you feel like you can’t breathe. It’s also not a struggle to get on and off. The biggest plus is probably the support, but I also love that it’s lightly lined and gives you a feminine shape.VS Sport

The pants are awesome quality. They’re thick, but breathable and stretchy. I really like the high waist and the drawstring that’s hidden. And even though I haven’t used it yet, I also really like the hidden pocket. I pretty much wear them all day, every day. I was really digging the athletic wear from Target, but now after trying these, my Target pants feel thin and stretched out. These feel like nicer and higher quality material.

VS Sport
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VS SportGenerally for yoga I wear a cami top with built in bra, but the Victoria’s Secret Sport bra has been invaluable for handstands and inversions (if you know what I mean…).
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VS Sport(*Influenster is a program that sends you products to try and review. You take a survey, and they match up the best products that fit with your lifestyle. Let me know if you’d like an invite. This is a sponsored blog post. Influenster provided me with complimentary Victoria’s Secret products to test and review as part of a contest.)
VS Sport

 What is your favorite brand of athletic wear?

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