I absolutely love games - board games, card games, video games, word games, just games. I am so lucky that my best friends also love games. We've all known each other for a long while now and most of our get togethers involve some sort of game playing. We are also...kind of competitive, so keeping score is a must.
On Friday I went over to Bill's apartment and he surprised us with a new game! This game was almost a mix of the card games Old Maid and Crazy Eights. The game was called The Great Dalmuti. I'm not going to lie, I kind of kicked major boootay! The point of the game is to get rid of all your cards first, and I, multiple times. I even went out first without giving anybody else the chance to even get close. That said, Bill, Kelly, and Eric all had their amazing rounds as well. Kelly started out hating the game, but by the end she started to like it (she didn't like it as much as Bill, but you know I'm sure we will play it again).
After the game, we decided to watch a movie. Since it was Friday the 13th, Bill decided that we should watch a horror movie. We ended up watching Let Me In, which is based on a Swedish film named Let the Right One In. It was a good movie. I'm not entirely sure if I would watch it over and over again, but I definitely enjoyed seeing it. Chloe Moretz is such an amazing actress. Seeing her as Hit Girl in Kickass before seeing her portray Abby in Let Me In allowed me to see the versatility of her acting ability!
On Saturday, I met my friend Sarah at the mall for a bit of shopping and dinner. Sarah had a gift card to Macy's so the first bit of time at the mall was spent searching for new sheets and a new pillow for Sarah's delicate little head (hehe). We found a Martha Stuart full queen sheet set on sale! It was adorable! The background is white/off white and there are multiple stripes of differing colors of purple. I kind of wish I stole them from her for myself! She also found a pillow that she liked - which was amazing since she took hours (just kidding, love you Sarah)!
After that we headed down to Sephora. I needed to buy a bottle Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. I had gotten a sample of it a while ago to make sure it wouldn't make my scalp break out. I tend to be allergic to a lot of hair products, but this spray is amazing! I finally found something that allows my hair to be it's curly/wavy self without looking so greasy!
Also while we were in Sephora I got a little express service to learn how to do cat eyeliner. Hopefully I will get good at it and show you all! The last thing I bought was an every day neutral eye shadow palette. As a Sephora VIB I get the chance to get free items and discounts - this time I got a mini set of OPI top coat, bottom coat, nail polish remover, and a lilac color called Iris I Was Thinner. After the mall we had a delicious dinner at California Pizza Kitchen. Yum!
The last thing I did this weekend was amazing. When I started my diagnosis process for my Crohn's Disease two years ago I barely was able to leave the house due to symptoms and side effects. I spent most of my time at home watching youtube videos. The videos that made me the most happy and interested me the most were made by two brothers called The Vlogbrothers. Yesterday they came into town for John's new book tour and just a general "Tour de Nerdfighting". To get ready for this I went to get my nails done with Haley. I go to Crystal Nails because they are amazing there! Mickey is an awesome nail artist and turned my nails into a Doctor Who "shrine".
After nails I went down to meet up with Chris and go to the tour at Agnes Scott college. The brothers did a ninety minute "show" filled with a book reading, songs, questions, inside jokes, and just a whole lot of fun. When the show ended they brothers were so nice and spent about 3 hours signing and personalizing books. Chris and I were some of the last people to get up to them because of where we were sitting. Honestly, it was worth three hours. They were so nice and appreciative of every single person who attended (which was over 800 people).
John spoke about going through pastor training and how part of it was being a chaplain at a children's hospital in Ohio. He said how that after doing that he just wanted to write a book showing the real children who are battling illnesses in a hospital. The way John described it was that most books talking about children's hospitals make out the patients to be old souls with the secrets of the universe in their eyes, when in reality they are just children. All they wanted was to play and have fun and to never be told "how strong they were" because they didn't have a choice to be strong or not. As soon as he said that I started to cry. What he said hit home for me so much. In the six weeks I spent at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, I started to feel the same way. Even now when people describe me as strong I don't know how to react. I had no choice in the matter really - if I wasn't strong, honestly I'd be dead.
The Tour de Nerdfighting was one of the best experiences I've had and I'm just hoping the rest of my year (and life) can be just as amazing as my Sunday.
Don't Forget To Be Awesome (DFTBA).