April and May Faves 2015

IMG_0414IMG_0418IMG_0407IMG_0404IMG_0406IMG_0409IMG_0408 1. Coffee Shop of Horrors Siren Song coconut coffee – We saw these guys at Free Comic Book Day on May 2nd and couldn’t resist picking up some locally roasted horror-themed coffee. Last Christmas I bought a tea for Ray from Coffee Shop of Horrors and he loved it! They will also be a vendor at Infinity Con this year! Make sure to check them out!
2. Minnie Mouse Ears!!!!! In April, Ray and I celebrated our 4th anniversary by spending a few days at Disney World. It was perfect. We rode rides, ate fancy meals, and spent lots of quality time with each other. I bought Minnie Ears to commemorate the occasion.
3. Mentos Pure White Sweet Mint gum – Let’s be real, I found this gum in the glove compartment of our car. I have no memory of purchasing it. I have no idea where it came from. All I know is that I love it.
4. Watermelon socks from Old Navy
5. Too Yacht To Handle by china Glaze – Ray picked this color out.
6. Sweet Talk to Me by Chine Glaze – My favorite nail color is Splash of Grenadine by Essie but I can’t find it in any store! Sweet Talk to Me is almost an identical color, although a not-as-great formula.
7. Not Your Mother’s sea salt spray – This sea salt spray seems to work as well as any other sea salt spray, but smells WAY better.
8. Simple cleansing micellar water.

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9. The Walking Dead – We took a two and a half year break, but now we’re caught up on all seasons available through netflix. It’s intense guys.
10. Daredevil – Daredevil premiered on Netflix in mid-April and was renewed for a second season after about a day and a half. It’s REALLY violent, but also well written and thought out. I think we watched the entire season in a few days. My favorite character was the Kingpin, obvs.
11. Hannah Maggs – The most beautifully edited vlogs I’ve ever seen.
12. The Liturgists Podcast
13. Avengers: Age of Ultron
14. Mad Max: Fury Road – GUYS, MAD MAX WAS SOOOOOO GOOD! GO SEE IT NOW!!

Summers Goals

black and white Hey guys! It’s been a little while, so here’s a quick update- Ray’s recovering very well from surgery #2. We’re both real busy at work. My memorial day weekend is currently being ruined by a stomach situation. We bought a window unit A/C for Ray’s studio (which used to be a porch and has zero insulation). We have a delicious Mexican pork roast in the crock pot. Hopefully I will be able to eat it despite my stomach situation.
Moving on… Let’s talk about summer goals! Being a native Floridian, I have an extreme love/hate relationship with summer. Summer days are nothing less than cruel in the sunshine state. But, summer nights with their fireflies and lightening storms are absolutely magical.
Here are a few summer goals I have for 2015:
1. pick blueberries
2. bake blueberry cobbler
3. swim in the springs
4. pickle watermelon rinds
5. have a backyard bbq with friends
6. watch as many summer blockbusters as possible
7. walk around our favorite lake at sunset
8. organize and decorate our upstairs bedrooms
9. set up my new desk in my studio
10. drink summer cocktails

Baby Black Cat

gangsta kittens - bowlIMG_1085Sometimes I need to post pictures of baby Black Cat (especially when his ears were still normal) because he was sooooooooo cute. I mean, can you even handle it? Best pet ever!weekend - 2bc 2cats 2

Lists upon lists upon lists

IMG_0240The last week in the form of lists. Please enjoy.

Friday, May 1st
– Happy May Day!
– Stressful work day, but my coworker bought everyone frappuccinos!
– Pizzaria dinner of 1 meatball and banana pepper stromboli for me and 1 meatball, pepperoni, black olive calzone for Ray.
– I painted, Ray organized comics, Brie watched, Black Cat slept.

Saturday, May 2nd
– Happy Free Comic Book Day!
– I woke up with a cold thanks to my coworker who came into work while sick. NOT the same coworker who bought frapps.
– Ray and I left around 9am for Jacksonville to “celebrate” free comic book day.
– Stopped at Gotham City Comics. Ray searched for comics. I wondered around outside and witnessed a verbal fight regarding the parking of a hot dog cart.
– We made our way to Superhero Hive Comics. It was 10 minutes before the doors opened and the line was already wrapping around the building.
– Superhero Hive gave away 3 free comics to each person!
– The guy in front of us in line told us about a new secret shop on the other side of town!
– The most talkative person on the planet managed to get in line behind us.
– After an hour I could feel myself going down. The cold was catching up to me and my energy was depleting. I couldn’t breath out of my left nostril and my mascara was now on my cheeks due to water eyes.
-We left Superhero Hive and made a starbucks pit stop to help regain our energy. I had a s’mores frappuccino and instantly fell in love. I don’t drink a lot of frappuccinos, but a few years ago I missed my chance to try the limited edition coconut frapp, and have been regretting it ever since.
– Arrived at Cosmic Comics, the secret one the line guy told us about. Ray bought comics. I made enemies with a girl dressed as sailor moon.
– Our next stop was Superhero Beach!
– I love going to Superhero Beach because, well, it’s at the beach!
– Superhero Beach and the Jax Beach Library teamed up for Free Comic Book Day. They had a shuttle running from the shop to the library all day, costume contests, games, and more. Such a great idea!
– Drove down to Green Cove Springs to see our friends at Sidekick Comics.
– Ray bought comics. I had an awkward conversation with a man about Hell Boy. Who even is Hell Boy?
– We drove down to St. Augustine, paid $10 for parking, and had dinner at The Columbia, one of my favorite restaurants.
– I ordered a mojito and a 1905 salad. It was perfect.
– We stopped by The Kookaburra for our favorite coffee drink, the Honey Badger. Honey, cinnamon, vanilla espresso. To die for.

Sunday, May 3rd
– Ray, Brie, and I drove to Orange Park for an early morning (well, 10am) showing of The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
– Well, I loved it.
– I’m so obnoxiously into Scarlet Witch being an Olsen sister.
– I’m also really into Vision and the brief starry-eyed moment he shared with Scarlet Witch.
– Actually, I loved everything about Vision.
– Black Widow and Hulk?! I can’t even handle it!
– Can someone explain to me why Thor decided to go swimming in a pond with his scientist friend? I have no idea what was going on there.
– After the movie we ate lunch, visited yet another comic shop, stopped by Sam’s, and went home.
– Ray took a nap. Brie and I sat on the couch and did nothing.

Monday, May 4th
– Happy star Wars Day! See our star wars party from 2 years ago here.
– Ray and I arrived at Lake City Medical Center at 7:50 for his surgery, which was to repair an incisional hernia that happened after his last surgery in December.
– Ray went back to get prepped. I sat in the waiting room and watched morning talk shows.
– After he was prepped, I got to hang out with him. A nurse started singing to us which was kind of annoying because it was still only 8:30am.
– Ray went back for surgery. I sat in the waiting room and watched Let’s Make a Deal for the first time. I hated it.
– Ray got out of surgery and a nurse FINALLY came and got me after he had been in his room for 30 minutes.
– More surgery had to be done that expected, so Ray was admitted to a room and we got to spend the night in the hospital. Again.
– Having surgery is terrible. Recovering from surgery is terrible. Honestly, we had a TERRIBLE day. We had amazing nurses though, so good job LCMC!!

Tuesday, May 5th
– Happy Cinco De Mayo! How many half-ass holiday can you fit in one week?
– Ray got to go home! Yay!
– I went back to work! Boo.
– Black Cat tried to take care of Ray while I was gone. He did a terrible job.
– Lots of pain meds and zero sleeping.

So, that’s all the excitement happening with the Hancock’s. Ray’s is continuing to recover, albeit a hard and very painful process. I’m preparing for a huge work event on Friday (today!) and trying not to stress about it. We’ll let you know how everything goes!