Back when Christmas was a blur and New Years was around the corner, my boyfriend and I took a quick trip to Seattle, Washington. It was our first vacation together as a couple and we were very, very excited. We were also very, very terrified since neither of us had been on a plane in 15 years and had no idea what we were doing.
Shoutout to the nice lady who showed us how baggage labels worked in the San Jose airport at 5 o’clock in the morning.
BUT. Any travel jitters aside, it all worked out great! I don’t get out the state very often and I was stoked to see the Pacific Northwest (spoiler alert: it’s frickin beautiful). I’m nowhere near a travel blogger and me having some ~fancy layout~ with ~fancy travel photography~ would be super sad and awkward. So instead, here’s a few Washington thoughts from a California girl who spent 90% of the trip going “but when does the sun come back???”
Back in 2004, when GameCubes were new and amazing, little 4th grade me used to sneak downstairs in the early, early morning. I was only allowed a few video game hours a day (anyone else have that too?) so I’d “beat the system” by waking up before my parents. Ninety percent of the time, the game I’d play at 5-something a.m. was the original Animal Crossing. I still think the game’s early morning music is so soft and perfect.
Long story short: Animal Crossing, like, speaks to my soul. I’m obsessed. And Pocket Camp happened to come out on my one day off from work. I saw on Twitter that the app was “leaked” early and I basically lunged across the bed for my charger and phone. Cleaning the bedroom? Doing laundry? Feeding myself something more than just Cheez-Its? No thank you. I just snuggled under the covers and started tapping away at every cute animal friend in sight
Goldie, plz love me.
It’s been about a month now since Pocket Camp came out, and in the time that’s passed I’ve gotten a good feel for the game. Putting together my fangirl heart and analyst brain, here’s a few spoiler-free pros and cons!
I already have an obsession with making lists and Christmas doesn’t help that. Cold weather means I gotta bullet out the wintery blog ideas. Write down the holiday itinerary. And, most importantly, organize that massive wish list.
To be honest, me making a fancy Christmas wish list is a bit of a joke because 1) I’m a desperately poor post-grad and 2) my parents would just look at it like “lol no.” But that never stops a girl from dreaming. Even though I’m nowhere near an income bracket that could afford any of these things, here’s my list of items I wish Santa would bless me with.
This was originally supposed to be a totally different post (which will still be coming in a day or two!) but I felt really motivated and couldn’t resist typing up them feels.