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Baltimore Book Festival and Sushi

Summer’s back and fall just got here. This weekend felt like summer renewed. I’m not one to like summer very much. In fact, I hate summer. I’m a winter person through and through. Give me my 30 degree temperatures and snowfall of several inches.

Friday we spend the night with some good friends at Kyodai Rotating Sushi Bar. While the gimmick of having sushi just rotate by you over and over again, the quality of the sushi has much to be desired. It was a great time, and we got to see people we don’t see too often, so that was completely worth it.

This weekend was also the Baltimore Book Festival. It’s usually located up in Mt. Vernon around the Washington Monument, but due to restoration construction, it was down at the harbor. The location wasn’t too terrible. The main part of the festival was located from the Visitors Center to Rash Field. The space felt a little more spread out, but I much prefer the shadiness and the beautiful architecture of Mt. Vernon to the Inner Harbor with it’s non shadiness.

We only stayed there for a couple hours due to the heat. We picked up some pretty awesome books including book one of Robotech, and a graphic novel called Finding Gossomyr. We had lunch at Laurrapin Grille, who had a tent there. The food was super delicious! They are a restaurant local to Havre de Grace, who use local and sustainable food for their meals. That made it a worthwhile place to eat.

Sushi was good, Book Festival was good. All in all, a fun and entertain weekend. Until our next post, have a doooooomtastic week!!!

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Julia’s First Gundam Build!

First post happens to be about another first. This past weekend I opened up the Gundam Model that my brother got me for my b-day! Super excited because it’s my first model, although definitely not as excited as Eric since he breathes Gunpla. (seriously the other night I think he exhaled plastic). Anywho, We opened it up and laughed a bit about how my SD Sengoku Astray (yes I totally went with the cutest Gundam I could find) had 4 runners as opposed to the mound of runners for his Master Grade DeathScythe as you can see here. CAM00007The left side is his, right side is mine. You can see the contrast, right?

I really enjoyed the build, making something is always fun. And sitting across from Eric at our makeshift workbench working on a Gunpla while he worked on his own was something we’ve really wanted to do. The SD series is a pretty easy build so it was nice for my first Gunpla. The only thing that bothered me at all was putting the stickers on the model. Not placing them so much as the fact that they don’t lie down nicely. I wound up taking a cotton swab to them, but I did find it irksome. No good way to fix it. From what I’ve heard all the decals and stickers have their own issues, but first build and all that. The nicest thing was building it with Eric and the lectures on all the different pieces and kinds of parts. And apparently I make sound effects to match the assembly.

I really enjoy the finished product as well.  The SD line is as cute as you would expect, and through in the Sengoku Astray-woooo!  Can’t wait for the next season of Gundam Build Fighters. Here are some of Eric’s models worshipping mine as is appropriate. CAM00015 Sorry for the poor resolution, I took it with my phone in the dark with no flash in order to get the candle behind it. Have a doomtastically fantawesome  day guys

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