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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?

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January 19, 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 🙂

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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?

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January 16, 2018
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Day in the Life

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Blogathon Day 12: Day in the Life (Original prompt Favorite thing to do to wind down?)

Was supposed to do a Day in the Life post a few days ago, but ended up not being able to so I decided to make that my prompt for today! So here’s how my day today went.

So the original plan was to wake up between 9-10am, but I ended up not falling asleep until after 5am. Oops. So after I (finally) woke up around 12pm (OOPS) I made lunch.

Started bowling some water (I didn’t realize how dirty the stove was … woops I promise I cleaned it after!). For lunch I was craving some good ‘ol boxed mac and cheese so I made that. I don’t eat it often, but today was a lazy-ish day. I originally planned on making a nice cup of coffee if I woke up early, but that didn’t happen. I decided to grab the Starbucks Peppermint Mocha that I had in the fridge instead!

Drank it out of my awesome Buffy mug. The mug changes with heat, but sadly I was in the mood for cold coffee that morning instead. Basically sipped on the coffee while I waited for my food to finish.

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January 12, 2018
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Let’s Go to Hogwarts

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Blogathon Day 11: What is one place you’d love to travel to? Real or fictional.

Hogwarts, no contest! If Hogwarts was a legitimate place I’d love to go there. The castle itself is just so gorgeous on the outside, but the inside looks even more breath taking. I’d love to run around Hogwarts and explore some of my favorite places that I’ve read in the books and also seen in the movies.

I guess until I actually get my letter though, I’ll have to settle for experiencing Harry Potter at Universal.

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January 11, 2018
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10 Things On My Bucket List

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Blogathon Day 9: List 10 things on your bucket list. (original prompt: Favorite childhood memory?)

For Day 9 I decided to swap out the original prompt with one of the optional ones, mostly because I couldn’t think of anything lol. Not that I don’t have some amazing childhood memories, but I didn’t think I remembered enough detail to really write about it. So here we go, 10 Things On My Bucket List aka things I want to do before I die in no particular order.

1. Travel to Another Country

I have never been outside of the US, so I would love to vacation in another country ideally for a month … but 2 weeks would be great too! Some places I’d love to visit in no particular order: Japan, Canada, Spain, France, Australia, England, and pretty much anywhere else.

2. Get a Tattoo

I mentioned in my 20 Facts About Me post that I’ve always wanted to get a tattoo, even if it was just something small. So that is another thing on my list that I’m hoping to get before I turn 35 (so 3 years to go!).

3. Go on a Cruise

I’ve always loved the idea of going on a cruise, specifically I’d love to do an Alaskan cruise but honestly I’d be fine going anywhere.

4. Swim with Sharks

I love sharks. I’ve always been fascinated with them and one day I’d love to go swimming with them in the ocean. I’d like to actually do it twice, once with a cage and once without. I’d also like to swim with dolphins, but obviously not at the same time.

5. Go to a Convention

I’ve always wanted go to a convention, the one I’d love to go to is Blizzcon, but I’d be happy with any comic, anime, gaming or some other nerd convention.

6. Hot Air Balloon

My grandparents a very long time ago for one of their anniversaries did a hot air balloon ride and it looked like SO much fun. Since then I’ve always wanted to do it.

7. Skydiving

Another thing I’ve always wanted to do is go skydiving, I also love the idea of filming the entire experience.

8. Learn to Play Guitar

When I was about 15 or so I asked for an acoustic guitar for Christmas. I still have it, and I have no idea how to play it. Before I moved up north a few years ago I started to teach myself how to play it, but quit since I didn’t

9. Learn to Surf

Although I’ve spent most of my life in Florida, I’ve never been surfing and I hope to learn one day!

10. Go Back to School

Something I’ve been thinking about doing is going back to school, not necessarily for another degree (although I would like to get my masters) but to just take some classes in general (painting, drawing, etc).

So those are 10 things on my bucket list, what are some things on yours?

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 9, 2018
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Something I Miss

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Blogathon Day 8: Something You Miss (previous prompt Day in the Life via photos or just pure text)

So I decided to swap today’s prompt for another one, because I ended up not running errands today and I’d rather do a DIL post when I’m actually do something that day, so I’ll do that later this week instead!

Anyways. One thing I really miss is snow. I lived in Ohio for 3 winters and something I enjoyed every winter was the snow fall. Even after living there for over 2 years, I still loved it.

There’s something so peaceful about watching the snow fall. I hope to eventually move back up north or to another country that has snow. One day!

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January 8, 2018
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All The Currents

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Blogathon Day 7: Your current (book you’re reading, show you’re watching, game you’re playing etc).

So for this post you technically don’t have to list all of your currents, but I thought it could be more interesting so here we go!

Current Book

I started reading The Magicians a few months ago after I watched the first season of the show on Netflix (season 2 is here now, highly recommend it) I’ve been reading it off and on (admittedly more off than on haha) but hoping to finish it soon. It’s basically a much darker version of Harry Potter.

Current Game(s)

So I’m always playing Overwatch and World of Warcraft, so I won’t count those since they have no real end 😛 Besides those two I’m playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey on the Nintendo Switch I recently purchased. I’m really enjoying both and I’m so glad that I bought a Switch! I keep swapping between both  games because I enjoy them both, if you decide to get a Switch they are a must have! I’m normally pretty bad about finishing a game fully, but I see myself finish both of these games this year.

Current Show(s)

I have a habit of watching several shows at once when it comes to Netflix and other streaming services, especially if a show has more than 3+ seasons. Currently on Amazon Prime I’m watching Monk (on season 4), I watched the show when it originally aired but it’s been a while and never really saw the first season nor do I remember how it ended so I wanted to check it out again. I also started watching the show Covert Affairs about a month or so ago, I’m also on season 4 of this show but I’ve never seen it before! It’s one of those shows I always wanted to watch when it aired, but I just never did.

So that is my currents! What is something that you’re currently doing this 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.

January 7, 2018
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20 Facts About Me

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Blogathon Day 5: 20 facts about you.

  1. I was originally going to be named Sarah Elizabeth but my name was changed after birth to Veronica Lynn so I could be named after my dad (veRONica, my dad’s name is Ron Lynn).
  2. I’ve lived in Florida most of my life, but I did live in Ohio for 2 years and I miss the snow. I hope to move back up north again in the future.
  3. I know how to train dogs and have trained several dogs, including one I used to have.
  4. I own a shark costume (pictured above) that I originally bought to wear on my Twitch stream. I sometimes still stream in it on occasion.
  5. I used to go by the name Naco online but dropped it many years ago.
  6. I started going by the online handle of “Veroicone” in 2007 when I started playing World of Warcraft. It was the name of my Night Elf Druid, a toon I still play and it eventually became my name for Twitter since my usual name “nacochan” was taken.
  7. The first video game I ever played was Zelda and Super Mario Bros. 3 on Nintendo.
  8. I have a graphic/web design degree from Florida State University and I graduated in the Fall of 2011.
  9. I don’t use my degree at all, but I do work for a gaming company (and I love my job!).
  10. I hope to one day be a full time Twitch streamer and content creator.
  11. I’ll be turning 32 years old on January 17th.
  12. I love to cook and hope to eventually posts some of my favorite recipes here.
  13. I also love to bake! Some of my favorite goodies to bake are cookies and cheesecakes.
  14. I love chocolate, but I hate chocolate ice cream and chocolate cake.
  15. I’ve never been out of the country, but I hope to change that one day.
  16. I love to paint and hope to get back into it this year as well as drawing.
  17. I owned a pet chicken in 4th grade, we hatched them in class and my mom (surprisingly) let me take one home. I named her Beeper.
  18. I have green eyes, although they were blue up until I was about 3 or 4.
  19. I love sharks so much that I hope to one day swim with them, once in a cage and another time out of the cage.
  20. I have no tattoos and only have my ears pierced (but hardly wear any earrings), but I want to get a tattoo of the B from the Buffy logo on my right inside of my wrist and the Death Hallows logo from Harry Potter on the left inside of my wrist. One day!

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 5, 2018
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How I Got Into Blogging

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Blogathon Day 3: How did you get into blogging and how has it changed for you since then?

I remember I first got into making websites when I was around 12. I remember seeing websites made by other people and thinking “I can do that”, and so I did. I created my first site on Geocities and it was then that I fell in love with coding and trying to make my own graphics. Around that age I remember I found this random forum and it was there that I learned about blogging and what I could truly turn my website into. Shortly after being on Geocities for a bit I got a subdomain on someone’s site and eventually opened up my first site, myveracity,net (shown in the image above) and then moved sites over the years. Besides using my own websites I also used Livejournal for the longest time and still have access to my old posts, some of which cause me to cringe haha.

Back then I remember just coming home from school and signing on the computer and just writing about my day. Back then I used to share who I had a crush on and other things I probably shouldn’t have been posting on the internet, but I was young. Over the last 5+ years I just fell out of blogging and the blogging scene and I miss it. Back then I just did it because I enjoyed it, but I found I was overthinking everything I wanted to post. I wanted to make sure it was perfect and didn’t want to just blog for the sake of blogging. This is something I’m hoping to change this year, I want to share things and I want to be able to look back on the things I posted and be so thankful that I have those memories.

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 3, 2018
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