Target: travel journal review

So a friend gave me a Target gift card and I was itching to get this travel journal. I don’t like spiral bounds or similar; I like journals that feel like books. This one however had so many good trimmings that I bought it. (Along with a pair of jeans😄😉) 

I am so thrilled to have it and have already placed the red and blue stickers to say where I have been and where I want to go. I was pleasently surprised to note that the stickers were well balanced. 2 places, though, I am literally just going for the tea. ^^

Also I learned why the rings are really good. If you want to pull the stickers from one area or simply move things so their easily accessible, it’s convenient.  The folders are good too for putting in photos, but there’s a clear slot for that as well.

I’m planning a trip as soon as I have the funds and this will be good to have, sure. However, I also bought this because I love travel. Foodie and traveller mix well, eh? 

Here’s the site if you want more info or to buy:


Finally finished Mass Effect Andromeda 

After months of gameplay I am finished with this year’s more if not most controversial game.

It was buggy, I won’t lie, but whoo it was also worth it. Also, not too many spoilers, but unlike ME3 there was an ending already in place that slowed the descent to the ground instead of smashing into the floor of ‘the end’. Appreciated the change.

I will be sending Bioware some info as there were a few strange bugs after the latest patch. 

Peebee may now be my favorite asari, but Lexi was also amazing. (Also helped that she’s Margery from Game of Thrones! :D)

Drack though is my all time ‘best part of the game’. Liam was my fave, but just like Kaidan in ME3, he got a bit annoying. Plus he annoyed most of the crew when rising around on planets. I REALLY wanted more interaction with Jaal as he was just as cool character. If anyone knows a Jaal or Drack type person, send them my way. 

There were some great moments that also felt like starship battles from a Star Wars movie. 

Oh and, yeah, that purple haired person in the middle of this picture is the character I crafter. Tried to get her to look like me, but then I got excited over the options. If anyone hasn’t already, but will play this game, turn your character face when you make them. That depth for nose and jaw is important. First time I did it, she looked like a chimp.

I won’t be playing any more games any time soon, hurts my shoulders, guess I get tense ;P. My da however is pushing me to conquer Doom. I started playing it as a refresher before MEA, but didn’t continue. May go back, just not soon. 

Need food and a nap. This was great.

Wonder woman thoughts and review


  1. Gal Gadot was amazing!!
  2. Chris Pine was calm about everything. No matter what she did, he just WENT with it.
  3. Diana/wonder woman=Artemis goddess of the hunt. I feel dumb that I didn’t know that.
  4. I love that music, humming it for a month I think.
  5. Called it on the bad guy and then changed my mind, only to be proved correct.
  6. …why didn’t the Germans speak german? They had subs for everything else…except the Native American… Would have been cooler them speaking German.
  7. Good message.
  8. Captain America much??? I mean I saw it coming, but still.
  9. Showing a mostly naked man in an awkward position instead of a woman and also that woman not even caring aaannnd that man caring more about it than her…thank you. Money’s worth.
  10. Having everyone around Chris Pine freak out over everything she does, but him remain calm: I need 2 more movies of this.
  11. I want a movie for the secratary, pre- and post-Diana.
  12. So very happy with it.
  13. Man those women fought cool. 
  14. Was this really DC?? It looked so much more like Marvel, literally there was a lot more physical light in it.
  15. Watching this with a man who is a bit sexist…ugh. should have seen this with some geek women.
  16. Want to meet Gal Gadot now.
  17. Won’t say spoiler, but I have questions about the end. 
  18. Also liked that Batman never appeared, this was HER movie.

Now I just have to wait for the Black Panther.

‘P.S. I Like You’ review

This week I finally got a ok book from the library. 

‘P.S. I Like You’ is a quick snack rom com that is holding some real depth to it. Underneath all of this teenage angst is this deep pain and hurt. I skipped through the beginning and got to their penpaling back and forth. I am usually intrigued by people who write to one another within a novel. It seems slightly ironic somehow, or maybe appropriate. The author deals with the young man’s sense of loss with his father that is fairly appropriate as opposed to arbitrary. Her other novels usually include a bit of realness that doesn’t simply add or eclipse the story, but is the under current professing the story. Necessary for its flow. Not the best book, but as I have said it isn’t about things being great or awesome, it’s about the moment and having the best in it for that moment. 

Shake Shack and ‘Something Borrowed’ review

This week I tried Shake shack for this first time. This was based on watching this ‘worth it’ video:

Also this week I watched ‘Something Borrowed’. Which had a special restaurant showcased…dun dun dun…Shake Shack. 🙂

Was this the best movie? Was this the best food? No.

However, it was very tasty. I was quite pleased with both. There is something about food and movies that are just right for the moment. 

I even tried the burge with peanut butter. This is quite tasty with the pickles, but not alone. The p.b. is quite strange. The burger is just a normal burger, but those pickles are great. The ambiance is decidedly hipster and the tvs had the RDJ Sherlock Holmes instead of BBC. Not a place for geeks really, but still a cool vibe to it.

The movie was also just a nice movie about a woman choosing to look at herself, choices and what she really wants. EX THAN was the stand out for me just like the pickles. Normal rom com with bad people who are trying to fall in love and not doing a good job of it.

‘The Memory book’ review

The Memory Book“.

Have I mentioned how addicted I am to Hallmark?

I found this on youtube by accident and fell in love with this beautiful and sad story.

I emulate with Chloe who doesn’t want any part of love because it doesn’t seem to exist or last. She meets this bartender ‘kitchen sink’ kind of guy, Gabe, who helps her with finding the owners of this Memory Book which is so full of love that she thinks maybe it can happen.

I don’t want to spoil it, but it doesn’t go well, the end is Hallmark happy, but there is a lot of heartbreak in the meantime.

I have had days where love didn’t exist for me, and not in the terms of I don’t have a boyfriend kind, but in the terms of choosing to say that love can’t happen. Which in hindsight is hilarious because of the whole God saying he IS love thing and me being you know, in love with him. Ha, oh so many puns I want to make with that.

The thing that stood out in this story was that Chloe meets someone she clicks with and then chooses to walk away.

Being with just anyone isn’t okay.

Finding someone you click with and running away in fear, isn’t okay either.

She had NO drama with him. She was just afraid that it would eventually die.

I haven’t found anyone I click with, had certain qualifications and I felt safe with. Sometimes I get one and on a rare hot sunny day in England I get two, but three is still the goal.

I often wonder if my standards are off, but then I look at movies like this and think, if I settle for two of those things and not wait for three then I really will be losing love.