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SRSLY: Vickinator’s Geekery

If you didn’t see see my last post about Vickinator’s Geekery, then you should check it out.  She does awesome geeky buttons that are high quality, for a low price.  She even does custom buttons.  I placed another order, which included my custom button (finished in under a week!), plus two others.  It seems I was given a free button as well! DOMO.

I swear I’m not a math geek, but I know 39 digits of Pi.  Just because.  :B So it seemed only natural to get the pin.

I also love Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  And Fenris.  To be fair, his voice actor looks like this.  His voice is even better.

Close-up.

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Quick and Dirty:

  • Shipping: 2.00 for first button, .30 cents for each after.
  • Cost per button:  1.50 for most.
  • Shipping Speed: 5/5
  • Customer Service: 5/5
  • Quality: 5/5

Overall: / 5

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Up and coming things…

Well, I started school this week.  For those who don’t know, I have officially changed my major (and school!) from Music Performance to Emergency Medical Services. Or EMT-Basic, specifically.

Instead of torturing Pokemon, I'll be torturing people.

Well, that’s where I’m starting.  I plan on becoming a full Paramedic.

“Hey, wait a minute!  That job pays shit!  And it’s so stressful! MANGLED BODIES!”

Yeah, I get it.  It’s a pretty hard job and it doesn’t pay as well as it should.  Considering I was going to be a MUSIC TEACHER, this really isn’t much of a change.  Both are undervalued, overworked, and overlooked.  Obviously there are differences (MANGLED BODIES.), but you get the gist.  My EMT Basic teacher said a couple things today that really struck home for me:  “No amount of money will make up for how miserable the job makes you.” It’s a pretty simple concept, but a lot of people don’t get it.  Money will not make you happy.  Most people are so obsessed with money and the happiness it brings that it’s ridiculous.  More, more, more.  Sure, it brings short-term happiness, but not in the long-run.

So stop it!  And do what you love.  Like my teacher said, “If you love digging ditches, dig ditches.”  It really doesn’t matter if the job is ‘glamorous’ or pays well as long as you love doing it.  That is what really matters.

The other thing he said is that people that have that itch to work in Emergency Services will never get rid of that itch.  It’s true.  I’ve wanted to do something in Emergency or Medical Services most of my life.  I only decided on Music mainly because I do love Music and I was good at it.   However, trying to turn it into a career was the worst thing I could have done.  I began to hate it.  I stopped singing.  Stopped playing.  Weirdly enough, as soon as I dropped it as my major and withdrew from the University, I have started playing again.  Starting singing, and I’m even teaching someone else.  I think personally think that turning one’s hobby into a profession can be dangerous.

After I knew I didn’t want to be a music major (and after I got over the fact that I wasted 25,000 dollars on useless classes) I decided to just fucking do it. (Of course, according to the #1 fact of this Cracked.com article I’ll realize in two years I’m being an idiot now and I’ll realize something else is my true calling.)

I’ve just started this, so I don’t have all the answers in what I want to do with my life.  All I know is that this is what I want to do right now, and I’m really enjoying it so far.

SO.

Yeah.  Sorry, I can’t stop watching this either.  You’re welcome.

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COMING UP:

  • I’ll review the 3DS
  • Spoiled Rotten review
  • More Dragon Age!
  • More buttons including my custom order! (Which means… more Dragon age.)

GODDAMMIT, ANDERS.

I beat Dragon Age 2 a couple days ago.  Was pretty much amazing.  I loved almost all aspects of it, though I did have a few complaints.  I’m writing up a review of it that may or may not see the light of day.  Probably ’cause I’m pretty sure no-one cares and they are sick of me talking about Dragon Age 2.

So… who’s your favorite character?  I personally love Varric and Fenris. ❤

Varric does have amazing chest hair.

 

(I do not own image.)

Geekery galore!

So, the other day I was browsing Etsy in post-check-excitement, and stumbled across this gem!  It’s called “Vickinator’s Geekery”.  She creates high quality pinback buttons, magnets, graphics, or I’m guessing whatever she feels like doing!  She also does custom orders.  Shipping is quite cheap at 2.00 for the first button, and 30 cents for each button after.

She has a button for pretty much almost everything I love that is geeky.  Here’s some examples:

  • DBZ
  • Final fantasy buttons
  • The Office
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Half-Life
  • LoZ!
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Various memes (WHAT DOES IT MEAAN?!)
  • Anime Emotes
  • … and even science-geek buttons!

Pretty much anything you could think of.

So, I promptly ordered! I got: Half-Life Lambda symbol, “Hey! Listen!”, and “That’s what she said!” for a total of $7.10 which I think is an incredibly decent price for three handmade buttons.  (The buttons range around 1.50 each, with some reaching 2.00.)  Like a dodo, I accidentally put the wrong shipping address in when I ordered, so I quickly messaged her through Etsy and asked her to send it to my new address.  I got a really fast response saying that it wasn’t a problem, and good customer service is always a plus.  They showed up in the mail pretty quickly (don’t know exactly when because I didn’t check my mail for a few days.

I got a cute little business card, and the three buttons which I LOVE.  The buttons look even better in person, my camera kinda sux.  They are very sturdy and high quality.

The “I accept custom orders” made me giddy, I did not realize she did custom orders until I saw this card!  I guess I don’t read carefully enough.  I immediately messaged her about doing a Fenris button for me (see previous post), and she said it was totally doable!  And it would only cost 2.00.  So I’m pretty much in love.

5/5

Yes, I dance from room to room choreographing dance routines.

also, the main reason why I am starting my second run through of Dragon Age 2 in a week.