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Friday Favorites: PvZ Heroes

I have a confession: there’s another game aside from Pokémon Moon that I’ve been playing on the regular.  It’s all Matt’s fault– he’s always got a game or two he’s playing on his phone.  I’m not much for mobile gaming– I prefer to browse instagram and pick up my 3DS when I want to play a game.  When I spotted Plants vs. Zombies, I knew I was going to have to download it.

Remember Plants vs. Zombies?  I used to love this game– protecting my house with Pea Shooters and Snow Peas as Zombies tried to invade my yard or roof.  Heroes is a new twist.  It’s a comic book themed card game where you can play as either plants or zombies.

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Meet the Green Shadow– she’s not your average pea shooter.  She’s just one of the heroes you can build a deck around.  Open virtual booster packs with the points you accumulate as you progress to add more plants (and zombies) and tricks to your decks.

The essence of the game is the same– five rows of plants vs. five rows of zombies.  It’s the hero you’re defending this time, and the hero on the other side you’re defeating.  The game gets harder and harder as your progress.  I’ve made it through 50 levels or so on the plant side, but I think Matt’s played 5 times that…

It’s been a great game to play on the train and has completely reaffirmed my love for PvZ.  What have you been playing lately?!

Pokémon Go Progress Report

It’s been a month since Pokémon Go came into our lives.  Ours was a touch-and-go relationship from the start, because I was stupid enough to register with my Pokémon Trainer Club ID.  Of course, we’ve all had our bad times– it crashed a lot, we got locked out, then they took our damn footprints away.  I may not have written about it yet, but you know I’ve been playing.  I may not be happy to lose the footprint functionality AND PokéVision, but I’m still playing.

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I’m currently at level 22 with 92 caught and 94 seen. (more…)

Casetify

If you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed I have an awesome, adorable new iPhone case.

I was in turmoil when I changed out my first iPhone, a 4, in favor of a 5.  So much so that I bought the exact same case.  I knew this feeling was coming as I upgraded to the 6.  Thankfully, my friend Julia had my back providing me with a dachshund drinking Starbucks case in time for the switch.

As I’d switched from the space gray to the gold, I still wanted something that you could see the gold through.  And let’s be real, I missed a Nintendo theme.  I designed my starter pokémon pattern case on Casetify!

Simply visit the Casetify website and make a couple of choices– I chose the frosted clear plastic snap case, but there are some fancier options as well.  Next, chose layout, and upload/select your pictures.  Note: you must select a picture for each designated square in the layout.

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I pulled these sprites off of Bulbapedia.  I feared they might be too small, but I wanted the look to be somewhat pixel-y, like a Gameboy!  The preview shows exactly what the phone case will look like when it arrives.  I can attest to that having received mine!

All and all, the case arrived in about two weeks.  I absolutely love it!

Here's my preview.

Here’s my preview.

Here's a goofy mirror selfie & a dark photo with my old iPhone 5

Here’s the finished product!

I love pokémon theme and the fact that you can see the gold through!  I also couldn’t use my 30-pin to 8-pin adapter with my old case on… I carry it in my purse so I can charge both my iPad (30 pin) and my iPhone (8 pin) on the go.  This case can stay on while I plug in now!

If you want to create a case of your own, use my code and save some money! PKC5N6

Let me know if you try it out and be sure to share your cool designs!

Belated Birthday in Beacon Hill

At this point, my birthday was over a week ago… 10 days to be exact!  On the day itself, I celebrated by going to dinner with my family.  This weekend, my friend’s threw me a little birthday brunch to ring in my next year.  It snowed heavily in Boston on Saturday morning, and by the time we left the streets were slick with slush.  Still, I shuffled through Beacon Hill with a belly full of brunch, bag full of gifts, and heart full of thanks. Here’s my belated birthday recap! IMG_6919 [1] My brother got me a record player for my birthday! [2] He got my Taylor Swift’s 1989 as my first record. This is also the year I was born!  [3] My friend Julia got me this adorable iphone case featuring a dachshund drinking Starbucks and a nautical monogram wine tumbler! [4] My dear friend Stacie sent me these adorable dachshund magnets!  Are you sensing a theme? [5] My first selfie of age 26.  Eep. [6] Beacon Hill Bistro where I dined with my sweet friends Carissa, Kelsey, Chelsea, Sarah, and Elaina. [7] Poached eggs with hollandaise is my absolute favorite! [8] Carissa made me a cross-stitch Piplup! [9] Kelsey bought me these awesome Edward Gorey Tarot cards while we browsed the paper shops on Charles St.  My friends just get me. A sincere thank you to everyone who made me feel so special as I entered the latter half of my twenties.  It was a wonderful birthday and I sure hope that sets the precedent for the year!  And happy birthday to my fellow Capricorns!

See ya, September!

I can’t believe it’s already October!  I think this month is going to be a great one for me.  I’m looking forward to autumn weather, Boston College football, more pumpkin-flavored goodies, and a trip to see one of my best friends in Philadelphia later in the month!  Though I took on September rather begrudgingly, when I look back, I think it was a great month too.  Let’s say goodbye now, shall we?

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[1] I’m cheating already ’cause this photo was taken in August… but it’s a September activity for Bostonians!  This is what I wore to help my friend move.  This adorable hoodie is from So So Happy!  [2]  Sangria was my drink of September!  Here I am drinking that with my friends Chelsea, Sarah, and Carissa at Sarah’s new place.   See?  More moving!  [3]  It’s definitely been an indian summer and I haven’t been able to wear any of the adorable fall sweaters and vests I’ve bought.  At least I found the opportunity to rock my camo jacket!  [4] The iPhone 6 came out!  I can’t have one until February, sadly.  Luckily, I’m friends with the IT guy at the office who was upgraded to the six for work purposes and let me play with it. [5]  I searched through my baby book to verify exactly what time I was born for astrological purposes, obviously.  I found this adorable picture of bb Nicole and her daddy.  [6] Hyrule Warriors came out!  I’ve been playing a lot, but not as much as I’d like to.  Hopefully I’ll get some more quality time with my Wii U soon.  [7]  My eyeliner game is so strong now, you guys.  This selfie is from a lovely walk down Boston’s Commonwealth Avenue– one of my favorite streets to walk down in any season!  [8]  What did I tell you about the Sangria?  This one is made from boxed wine and hard cider with cranberries, oranges, and apples!  [9]  After moving comes housewarming parties!  The aforementioned sangria is from my friend Julia’s.  Here I am with Jill and Julia celebrating her new digs!

What Are You Doing Here?

Hey guys!  I’m sadly back from vacation but happy to get back to blogging.  Today, I have a brand new feature for you!  Welcome to What Are You Doing Here?: A Roadmap of Sorts!  The below bolded statements are actual search terms that led people to nikkisee.com.  I thought it might be fun to address some of them, for various reasons.  Yeah, that’s all I’m going to say.  Let’s keep it vague.  Onward!

 

gamecube tekken sarah michelle gellar anywhere but here zen lemmings

This was searched not once, but twice to get to my blog! I don’t know what you’re getting at here, but I think I like it. I like GameCube, and Tekken, and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Zen lemmings? Not sure what they are, but I don’t hate it.

 

weeping angel in new orleans cemetery

Obviously you were brought here because of my love for “Blink,” the Doctor Who episode, and Top Chef: New Orleans.   If there is indeed a weeping angel in a New Orleans cemetery, I would like to investigate with you! Call me maybe?

 

amazing race i hate mallory

WHY? Mallory is a joy. All Stars didn’t do her justice; watch her on the other two seasons she was on with her dad.

 

why not put hollindaise on swordfish?

This was searched a few times in various formats, so I think it’s fair to address it. I’m going to be honest with you, readers: I might consider putting hollandaise on swordfish. I consider putting hollandaise on everything. I don’t think the texture of swordfish would go well with this buttery sauce, though. I’m glad I’m not the only one who asks Google questions like it’s my friend, though.

 

who did.holly marie.combs bring with her to hells kitchen?

I don’t know, but I do know you’re an iPhone user! I do the same thing with the periods everytime I search on my iPhone.

 

phi mu judges names hell’s kitchen

Stalker. Y’all were big fans of Kayla, eh?

 

flustrated hells kitchen 2014

I’m so glad somebody else is having a problem with what I’m assuming is an accidental portmanteau. I heard “flustrated” again on Toddlers & Tiaras, and now I’m wondering if it’s common (and by that, I mean a common mistake) in the south. Let me know if you have any insight.

 

welsh y sipsi nikkisee

For some reason, I knew transcribing this poem would be of interest to others. This Welsh poem featured on Amazing Race was searched in many, many forms, and the recap post featuring it is probably my most viewed blog post. The fact that someone was actually searching for my blog by name blows me away! I’m honored to be your resident Welsh gypsy poem transcriber.

 

did hell’s kitchen make a mistake on the croque monsuier

I really think they did. I don’t understand this, but maybe they were trying to be colloquial. This is another thing that got searched several times in a couple formats. Clearly, I’m not the only one who noticed.

 

lets eat viki

I understand this, and I would search this… well, something similar. I’m a stickler for apostrophes! It just reminds me of those jokes about the necessity of the Oxford comma. Let’s eat, Grandma v. Let’s eat Grandma. It makes me giggle.

 

how to beat yoshis new island last level

Golden Flutter Wings. If you are having enough trouble to freakin’ Google that, it sounds like you need ’em.

 

youtube

If my blog came up every time someone searched for Youtube, I think I’d have a lot more traffic. It apparently worked for one of you, though.

 

Keep on Googling weird stuff so we can have some more What Are You Doing Here? fun!  And hey, thank you so much for reading!!