This weekend was the local convention, GeekGirlCon (GGC)! The original founders of GeekGirlCon wanted to create a welcoming and inclusive place to celebrate diversity, create community and empower those who are marginalized. Their mission is as follows:
GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; and game play and game design by connecting geeky women worldwide and creating community to foster continued growth of women in geek culture through events.
Fletch and I recently celebrated our three year wedding anniversary by spending a weekend in Vancouver, B.C.! It was really cool to see a new place. We don’t get to take many vacations so taking the time to make a memory together was really special. For years now we’ve been wanting to visit Canada and now we can finally check it off our travel list!
Last weekend Fletch and I took a little trip up to Seattle for the day. My friend, Bunny (S2Hearts), hosts an event called Mahouto Market and she needed a few more volunteers. Fletch and I went up to Seattle early Saturday morning to help setup and decorate. We spent all morning getting things setup and then walked around the event for a few moments after it started. There were a ton of really amazing artists!!!
We then rushed off to grab lunch before heading over to the Pacific Science Center for the Terracotta Warriors exhibit. It was an amazing exhibit!! They had the statues roped off but you could get super-close.
I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to visit China to see the sculptures in person so seeing a few here in Seattle was a nice compromise.
After reading as many of the small plaques as one can handle we exited the special exhibit and wandered around the rest of the Pacific Science Center. I had been there before to see other traveling exhibits but never bothered to look around at the other exhibits at the center. So, we walked about and visited the other areas. It was so cool! I didn’t realize that they had a dinosaur area or a butterfly house.
We walked until our feet ached then decided to head home, back to Tacoma.
It was a marvelous day. Busy and tiring, but so amazing. I love days like these. A day made of memories that I’ll have for years to come. Me and my boo, Fletch. Laughing and taking silly photos.
Have you had any fun weekends recently? I want to hear about it!!
A few weeks ago I attended the super-hip and secretive Diner en Blanc in Seattle with my friend, Jenn of Hellorigby. Basically, it’s a big picnic with strangers where you wear all white. You bring your own table, chairs, food, wine, and whatever else you want to bring. I received an invite since I’m a blogger. To score an invite to this event you have to either 1. Have attended another Diner en Blanc 2. Have someone who has attended refer you or 3. You join a wait list with everyone else and it’s a first come first serve situation.
Jenn and I started chatting about potentially going and it wasn’t until I talked to her and did a little research that I decided to go. Curiosity got the best of me and I really wanted to check out the event.
Photo Credit: Mike Nakamura Photography
Happy Sunday!! I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far. Later today Fletch and I are visiting our friends Cate and Luke! We’re having dinner and watching a movie (so basically a perfect way to wind down from the weekend). Thinking about friendships, old and new, got me thinking about finding my peeps, my tribe. I’ve always found it easy to make friends but hard to keep them. I’m the girl who always has a ton of pretty good friends but not really a core group of friends. Not many besties. It has always been something I was self conscious of. Is it me? As I’ve grown I’ve found this talent of mine to be a huge asset. I can befriend people standing in a coffee line or through chatting on Instagram (mad props to all my IG friends). Not everyone can do that.
In school I would have friends that I’d quickly bond with, we’d spend a ton of time together and then after 3-6 months we’d fizzle out. I even had a girl basically write me a friend breakup letter and leave it in our shared locker. Yeah, not the best luck. I realize now that it’s not because I’m a crap friend (I’m a pretty great friend, if I do say so myself) but because I hadn’t found my tribe. I didn’t find people who got me–who accepted me for all of my weird quirks.