5 Things In 2018

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Blogathon Day 25: 5 things you want to do in 2018.

These are kinda more so goals then things I want to do, but sorta both 😛

1. Travel

I don’t care where to, but I want to travel somewhere. I haven’t had a proper vacation in 6+ years and I need one, even if it’s a small vacation by myself for a few nights in a nearby city.

2. New Job

One of my major goals this year is to not only get a new job, but to get a job that I truly love.

3. New Car

My car is getting up there in it’s age and for now it’s running pretty well (knock on wood!) but my goal this year is to get a new car, or at least by next year.

4. Streaming/Creating Content

My main goal this year is to continue streaming on Twitch every week, uploading weekly videos to YouTube, and blogging here!

5. Eating Healthy/Losing Weight

I did a great job last year by losing about 35lbs, and I’d like to continue it this year. Goal is to lose another 35 this year or more!

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

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January 25, 2018
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Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Posted in Blogathon, Recipe

Blogathon Day 23: Favorite recipe? Feel free to include step-by-step guide with photos!

One of my favorite recipes is a chicken teriyaki stir fry that my mom has been making since I was a kid. It’s something that I make for myself at least once a month, if not more. So here’s how to do it.

You Will Need

  • 1lb of chicken breast (I prefer boneless and skinless, doesn’t have to be exactly a pound. I also sometimes use tenderloins)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (I prefer low sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bag or head of broccoli
  • 1/2 cup karo dark corn syrup
  • Handful of baby carrots and any other optional veggies (diced onion, peppers, etc).
  • Salt & pepper

First in a medium sized bowl whisk together 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Then add in 1/2 cup of soy sauce and 1/2 cup of the corn syrup and whisk again. I also sometimes add a few drops of honey to it, but it’s not necessary. Set aside.

This is what the sauce should look like when mixed together.

Before starting the chicken I like to start the rice first since it can take about 15-30 minutes depending on the brand you use. The kind I like is jasmine rice, but you can cook whatever rice you like.

Cook the rice according to the directions on the package, for me personally I use a rice cooker.

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January 23, 2018
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Behind the Domain Name

Posted in Blogathon, Random

Blogathon Day 22: How/why did you choose your website name?

I registered this original domain in 2006 while in school. Last year I decided to go back to this domain name (since I didn’t want to leave it originally, I had to) and I don’t regret it at all.

The name originally came from a line in a Chevelle song (shown below) and also from a group blog that I had with a friend back in high school that was called Blissful Exile. I really liked (and still do) how simple of a name it is.

So hand it off, don’t care enough
Cause ignorance, is in blissful reach
Lost inspiration, panic on the rise

Nothing super exciting in terms of coming up with a domain name, but I like it!

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

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January 22, 2018
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Favorite Childhood Movie

Posted in Blogathon, Random

Blogathon Day 21: Favorite movie as a child?

This is hard. For me as a child I LOVED pretty much any Disney movies, some of my favs were (and let’s be honest still are): Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin but The Little Mermaid was the first one I saw in theaters so why not talk about that one.

I think after every child (and even adult) saw the movie they wanted to be a mermaid. Honestly as a child (and now) I would have traded places with Ariel SO quickly. Beyond me just wanting to be a mermaid, I’ve always loved the art of the older Disney movies. Don’t get me wrong, I love how technology has progressed as well but there’s something extra enjoyable about watching the older movies and how they did things then.

What is your favorite movie from your childhood?

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

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January 21, 2018
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3 Dream Sponsors

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Blogathon Day 20: If you could be sponsored by anyone or anything, what would be your dream sponsorship?

So here are my 3 dream sponsorships, I view this as a streaming/gaming sponsor.

1. Chipotle

Seriously I could eat it everyday and I would and being sponsored by them would be amazing.

2. Gaming Peripherals

Razer, Corsair, Steelseries, someone! I’d LOVE to be sponsored by an actual

3. WordPress

Seriously every bloggers dream!

Who would you love to be sponsored by?

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

January 20, 2018
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Likes and Dislikes of My Desk

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Blogathon Day 19: Share a photo of your desk/work area what do you like/dislike about it.

I’ve already shared my desk/work area in My Gaming/Office Tour and Setup post, but this is the perfect time to share what I like and don’t like about it!

In terms of likes, I love having an L shaped desk. It allows for so much more space for things that I want to keep on my desk and it’s so easy to organize. Since I also have 3 monitors it makes it easier to keep everything actually on my desk without feeling crammed.

Now in terms of dislikes I wish my desk was actually just a tad bit bigger or even just had a left side to it (so more like a U or a C instead of a L). I also wish it was a bit sturdier, it’s not made out of the most durable material but it gets the job done and so far has functioned well for me for almost a year.

What do you like or dislike about your desk area?

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

January 19, 2018
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3 Monthly Goals

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Blogathon Day 18: 3 Monthly goals for February (What are some of your bad habits?)

For today’s post I decided to use yesterday’s prompts since I changed it since it was my birthday! So here we go.

1. Being more active

I keep saying how I want to start running again, but I keep not doing it. Whether it’s joining a gym, going for a run, going for a walk, or just working out at home I’d like to be more active next month.

2. Eat better/meal prep more

I mentioned before that I lost about 35lbs last year and that I’d like to lose more this year. One way that I lost the weight was just by meal prepping and trying to eat a bit healthier.

3. Continue making content

Whether that’s updating this blog weekly, uploading weekly videos on YouTube, or streaming 5-6 days on Twitch I want to continue the grind in February!

What are some of your goals for next month?

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

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January 18, 2018
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Officially 32!

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Blogathon Day 17: Free for all (original prompt Monthly goals.)

Instead of doing today’s original prompt I wanted to do a little free for all post! Today is my birthday which means I am officially 32 years old. I don’t feel any older haha.

Although I’m still excited for my birthday it’s not quite the same as it was when I was a kid. Today’s plan is to run some errands and then stream on Twitch from 5pm to 12am EST, so feel free to stop by and say hello!

Normally for my birthday nowadays family usually just gives me money or giftcards, so I may use that to buy a ring light for my camera. Friday I’ll be going out to dinner with my family which should be fun and then going out shopping with my mother on Saturday. Not a bad birthday I’d say 🙂

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

 

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January 17, 2018
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5 Shows I Binge Watch

Blogathon Day 16: What show(s) can you binge watch over and over?

It’s no secret that I have a few favorite shows that I binge watch on a yearly basis. Here are some of my favorite shows to binge watch (almost) every year!

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

This probably doesn’t come as a shock to anyone, but I love the tv show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I watch it yearly, sometimes more than once a year. It’s my favorite show and one of my favorite shows to binge watch if I don’t know what else to watch.

2. Veronica Mars

Another one of my all time favorites! Although the show only had 3 seasons (and a recent movie!) it’s still a show I love to watch. I just love Kristen Bell in this show.

3. The X-Files

I got into this show because of my mom, she was constantly told  that she looked like Scully (she really does!) and I ended up getting into it too. With the series being back now, I love going back and watching the older seasons.

4. Game of Thrones

Although the show isn’t over yet (only one more season to go *sad face*) I enjoy watching the earlier seasons to see how far the characters and even the cast themselves have come! It’s also handy to do before a new season since I usually forgot everything from the previous season 😛

5. Sailor Moon

One of my favorite animes and just one of my favorite shows overall. I love watching the older seasons of this series since it was a show I loved so much as a child.

Of course there are more than 5 shows that I could binge watch, but these are just a few! What are some of your favorite shows to binge watch over and over?

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

January 16, 2018
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