pokemon worlds

An Open Letter to Pokémon

Re: Entry Restrictions at the 2016 World Championships


I attended Pokémon Worlds last year in Boston as a spectator and had a wonderful time.  Since then, I’ve planned on going to San Francisco for Worlds this year.  Spoiler alert: I pulled the trigger.  I booked flights and a hotel.  I spent money to fly across the country for this event.

One week before said event, this announcement comes out.  I’m pretty upset.  This is probably a huge waste of time and money for a lot of people.  Thankfully, I really want to see San Francisco and will have no trouble occupying my time there.  Still, I’m deeply disappointed.  When it has always been open to the public, you don’t wait until the week prior to announce that it won’t be.  My boyfriend has never been to Worlds before, and now he won’t get to experience it.

I’ve been a pokémon fan for 20 years and that’s no going to change (and let’s be real: Surfing Raichu is adorable), but this is pretty despicable.

Anyone in the same boat as me?  I know people are mad, so let’s hear it!

Au Revoir, August

It’s so hard to believe that August– and with it, summer– has come to a close.  This month and this summer went by way too quickly, but I do have some fun instagram snaps and memories to share with you.


[1] For good measure, here’s a picture of my face before I dyed my hair. To see me blonde, check instagram out now! [2] We took a Duck Tour and got this beautiful view of Boston from the Charles. What a pretty city! [3] That “we” I’m talking about is my family. My aunt, uncle, and cousins came for a visit and it was wonderful! [4] Sunset from Castle Island. Finally, I got to check a couple of summer bucket list items off my list. [5] Here’s another– beautiful Rockport, MA! I wound go back here in a heartbeat. [6] Pokémon Worlds was held in Boston and I attended to watch some Swiss rounds and buy a bunch of things. [7] I ate bananas foster crêpes which checked off two major cravings! Looks at these adorable succulents, too. [8] I started running and feeling skinny enough to wear this crop top that I’ve owned for 3+ years for the first time ever. [9] I had good days and bad days, and washed a bad one down with rosé!