Geek Chic, Nerd Life

I had a weird Mother’s Day this year




Happy belated Mother’s Day to all the mother’s and mother figures out there! My mother’s day was all over the place. I picked up my parents and we all went to the Delta Bistro and Lounge inside University Plaza for a fancy buffet brunch. I forced them to go outside and pose for some couple shots real quick. One day, they’ll relearn the proper way to smile. *face palm* A stranger offered to take a family photo of us but didn’t hold the button down long enough to actually get a photo. Oh well. We managed to get it while we were inside the restaurant, at least.

I’ve been working on a scrapbook of the trip my mom and I took back in 2013 to the Philippines to bury my grandmother. It was a painful trip, but a lot of good memories were made while we were there. The way I saw it was that two years was enough time. We needed to start remembering it fondly. The book isn’t finished yet, though; the pictures are printed and the journaling cards have been made, but only 3 days have complete journaling done. She’s going to enjoy it as it is for now and help me finish it by filling in the missing information later. She’s cool with it. Oh, and I totally got her to cry a little bit with it. *fist pump* I’m super screwed for my present ideas next year, haha!




On a more sad note, our fun MD festivities were stunted by having to attend a memorial service for my godfather’s father, who passed away at 91 last week. Though it’s sad that he will no longer be with his family, he’s not suffering anymore and was blessed enough to see his great grandchildren come into this world (the oldest being 15 years old). Not very many people are so lucky to have so many bonus years, as my mom calls them. Those are the years you get after 60.

Additionally, my straightener went kapoots on me after 10 years of glorious hair service. Really not bad for a mall kiosk brand appliance. Still really unfortunate for me. My hair frizzes a lot for being super straight, so I’m not looking forward to the next few days to a week of my life leading up to me getting my new one. This was not another expense I needed before going to Disneyland in addition to getting my car serviced and paying my car’s registration. *sigh* So, I’m taking recommendations now to look into.

For now, I’m taking this time to recover from the 48 hours of intense last-minute scrapbooking I had to do and trying to recenter my focus back on the store. I’m going to be pushing back into it hard soon. So excited to finally have the ability to work on it again. Sorry if you’ve been waiting for better updates than that.

So yeah, guys, what straighteners are you using? How long has yours lasted for? Any leads for a new one is super helpful! Have a good week, everyone!


This Outfit:
Shirt – Anne Taylor LOFT (old)
Pants – Anne Taylor LOFT (old)
Sunglasses – Forever 21 (old)
Shoes – Old Navy (old, not shown)
Purse – ModCloth (old, exact)