List time! Scattered thinkings!

--I am not a big fan of summer.  It has my birthday in August, but after a certain point, who cares?  I'll be 35 this year.  I'm like, eh birthdays.   Plus, I don't have central air.  Most people in Philly don't.  So the summer can be kind of brutal.

 --Josh and I have lived together for over a year, beginning at some random day in May neither one of us can remember.  HOUSE-IVERSARY!

 This shit is cute as hell.  Don't hate.

This shit is cute as hell.  Don't hate.

--My phone doesn't have a front facing camera, so when I want to take a selfie without a mirror, I have to just jab at it randomly.  Which mostly doesn't work.  Also, I thought I didn't have a contract canceling fee, but it turns out I did.  BALLS TO YOU, T-MOBILE.  

--I love being able to be on Twitter whenever.  My twitter handle is @Artists_Ali, which is a comics dork joke, and as I discovered when I tried to explain it to Jen on this last podcast, not a very funny one.  Look.  I'm an artist, not a writer.

--Game of Thrones exploded the entire internet!   I'm going to talk about it, and I'm not doing spoiler alerts.  If you are on the internet and you haven't been spoiled by now, your selective laser vision (that blocks out only spoilers) must be tight.

People who only watch the TV show, you have no idea how torturous watching the last few episodes has been.  And I knew it was going to be this episode, mostly because of the title, but also because of the placement of prior huge climactic events.  (Ned's head being chopped off, for example.)  I am almost relieved that this has happened.  I can finally breathe again when I'm watching the show.  And I don't have to stop myself from making tiny whimpering noises whenever someone mentions Walder Frey.  Because Josh has not read the books.

--When given a choice, Josh will read classical literature and stuff about Marxism.  I mostly read fantasy and art magazines, with a side of history.  I just finished a book that was an intro to queer theory, which I really liked.  I first heard about queer theory through Lesley Kinzel's work on fat activism.  I am also working my way through A People's History of the United States.  But I am mostly reading the Flora Sequnda books again by Ysabeau Wilce because I just got the 3rd one.  

 

 Spiky football claw machine selfie!

Spiky football claw machine selfie!

 --I love Ocean City, NJ.  I love the Jersey Shore.  It combines two things I love the most- the beach and all the weird booth things and rides from the county fair.  Seriously though, if you think you are wearing enough sunscreen, you probably aren't.  And if you have tattoos, you need to get some SPF 100 on those.  Cause the sun destroys tattoos.

 Vampire kitty!

Vampire kitty!

--Yes, Sparkles really does have vampire teeth.  No, I did not name her.  The flash from my phone makes her look crazy!  I keep trying to get a picture of her in full-on I'm a Panther mode, but I haven't managed it yet.

 --Happy Friday, everyone!