[TMI Tuesday] Autumn Lovin’

1. Autumn or fall. Which do you say?

both, actually!

2. Pumpkin Spice. Love it or hate it?

i can’t really get behind the whole Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte craze, but i really love Green Mountain’s Pumpkin Spice and look forward to the email of when it’s available again

3. Apples. Seasonal treat or eat them all year?

eat them all year!! who reserves apple pie for only the cold weather months?!? you crazy. The Mothership makes amazing apple pie, too

4. Where you live, do tree leaves change color in fall?

they do. they also fall off, and the oak tree on the front lawn is dropping acorns like nobody’s business right now

5. In autumn truffles are popular in Italy, seafood is popular in Ireland, crayfish popular in Stockholm. What is a popular autumn food where you live?

pumpkin everything is the first thing that comes to mind

6. Scientists observed that the further a country is away from the equator, the more its residents are affected by the seasons. How do you feel in autumn/fall? Depressed, rejuvenated or some other emotion?

depressed, moreso than usual, unfortunately. bless the invention of sunlight bulbs, though. gets me through the day

7. Strolls amid fall foliage are:
a. romantic
b. allergy inducing
c. dirty
e. prime-time to “rustle the leaves” (if you know what I mean *wink, wink*)

romantic yes, but also holy hell my nose runs off!!

8. What is your favorite autumn holiday, celebration or activity?

i may be 27 years old but god damn do i love a good run at trick-or-treating. luckily i still have little ones [benefits of being auntie to three of ’em!] to take out

Bonus: Do you go apple picking in autumn? Ever made out in an apple orchard?

i haven’t but i’ll bring it up to Rinny. i mean heck, we added waltzing in beekeeper suits to the “Silly Things We Must Accomplish Because We’re Nerds Disgustingly In Love” list just recently

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[Sunday Stealing] Really Random Meme

Do you believe that Walt Disney is really frozen?

no, he was cremated [and i believe his cremated remains were buried?]

Do you believe it’s easy to forgive and forget?

depends on the situation

When you feel like running away from it all who do you call?

Rinny and/or Tarek

Is there anyone who knows your entire life story?

Mothership, most likely.

Have you had to have stitches at all in the last year?

nope, last time i had stitches [the dissoluble ones] was when i had my wisdom teeth pulled

Which is coming next: Christmas or your birthday?

Christmas

Have you ever been a clown for Halloween?

no, i am afraid of clowns

What time did you go to bed last night?

i know it was past 11….definitely late for me [Saturday]

When did you get up this morning?

8:30am [Saturday]

When was the last time it rained?

it’s been a while, they’re talking drought concerns

Are your finger nails painted at the moment?

nope, never. i bite the paint off

Do you ever go hunting/fishing?

fishing, yes

Did you have an imaginary friend as a child?

i had imaginary family members as a child. i have the IEP meeting notes from elementry school to prove it

Which parent do you look most like?

most people say Mothership

Do you have any friends who are famous?

not really? i know a lot of “popular” cosplayers….

Do you use eBay to buy or sell?

both!

Is music a daily part of your life?

absolutely

Is your self esteem high or low?

it fluctuates

[Review] J-List/J-Box

Order Date: 8/7/15

Ship Date: 8/24/15

Delivery Date: 9/25/15

I’ve ordered from J-List/J-Box many moons ago, when they still had MeltyKiss fudge still available on their shelves. [they might still sell it, but being it is still balls hot out, it’s temporarily pulled to combat against melting.]

But anyshoe! back in August I was riding on a Sailor Moon high due to the announcements of the Outer Senshi in the latest Sera Myu musical and i was overcame with “MUST OWN THINGS OF MY FAVORITES.” J-List was the first company that popped into my head that I knew sold Sailor Moon-related items as I’ve often seen links to them on Sailor Moon Collectibles when there was merch updates.

To keep myself from literally throwing everything Uranus and Neptune related in my cart, I cut it down to two pens and a Sailor Uranus plushie [looks like she’s out of stock because I can’t get a link.] because Haruka is probably the reason I’m a flaming homosexual but didn’t know it at the time. [“Who’s got time to struggle over sexual orientation when you’re waking up at 6am to watch the show and stomp in mud puddles?! I’ll leave that garbage to 16-year-old me. HAVE FUNNNNN!” said 7-year-old me.]

ORDERING

Navigating and shopping the site is simple enough, but my gripe with the ordering process is that it is stated that things are usually shipped out within 48 hours, I didn’t get a shipped notice or any update about my order until almost two weeks later. A notice of delay would’ve sufficed. Funnily though, when I finally decided to put in a ticket, I got a shipped email the next day.

PACKAGING

Everything was packed neatly and with care, the pens were encased in bubblewrap to keep them from breaking in transit. J-List’s packers also included the pictured Kyuubey glasses and pack of tissues for free. [my previous order also had a pack of tissues, I believe that’s a J-List trademark at this point.]

SHIPPING

Shipping took a literal month, and that’s probably my own fault because I didn’t splurge for the EMS shipping [I usually do when I’m ordering from Japan.] but this time I went for Registered SAL. I was given a tracking number [yay!] but do be prepared to wait in postal limbo for practically forever. Once you finally get your package. you will be required to sign for it, so be prepared and make arrangements to have someone around to sign for your package!

OVERALL VERDICT

aside from some small gripes that I listed earlier [and are easy to get over, but still are worth docking a paw…] I’m pretty pleased with my order from J-List and will happily order from them again in the future, with more careful planning out to get better shipping options.

4 out of 5 paws up!

**LEGAL JARGON: I purchased these items with my own money. J-List/J-Box did not contact me for this review, i did it on my own accord and was not compensated in any way for this review. all thoughts and opinions are strictly my own.**

[#ListersGottaList] September 2015 – Weeks IDFK

real attractive title up there am i right? but to be completely honest with you i fell extremely behind on Listers Gotta List this month and spent the past couple days just scrambling to get caught up on the prompts i wanted to do. hopefully next month it won’t be as much as a jumblefuck, but you know me, i can’t make any promises about that!!

How I Spent The Weekend [9/6/15]

  • Animal Crossing
  • BBQ on Sunday
  • Watching Markiplier

First Things I Think About In The Morning [9/11/15]

  • Needing coffee
  • Random body pains
  • “I’M AWAKE TOO EARLY!!!”

Currently… [9/19/15]

  • Watching: nothing
  • Reading: Poldark [again]
  • Listening To: “The Con” by Tegan & Sara

In My Backpack [9/20/15]

phone, wallet, sunglasses, power pack [and Lightning cables], menstrual products, 3DS case, checkbook and pens