Friday, 3 January 2014

Here's to 2013

Where does the time go?  2013 is behind us, and as usual I'm looking back over all the pony-goodness from the past 12 months.

The first big change was a move into a new house, and the new Pony Room that came with it.  Only now it's not a Pony Room, it's a Geek Cave shared with Roomy and her MOTU collection.  The fun has been doubled!
A new Geek Cave means yet another reorg, and honestly, I think I've gotten more done in the past several months than I did in several years in the old house.  It probably helps to be sharing the space, as I can't leave a mess indefinitely because it's not bothering anyone else.  Now Roomy and I have to take each other into account whenever we make any changes in the Geek Cave.  This, along with us both wanting display space, is a good motivator.  There's still work to be done, however.
July saw another trip to the MLP Fair, and two firsts: the first time Stormrave was able to come with us and the first time the Fair hosted a Friday night banquet.  Stormy had an excellent time and got me all nostalgic about my first Fair trip.  The banquet was so much fun, and I'm glad they're continuing the tradition this year.  And, of course, I got to see all my Pony friends who were there again.  It's like going to summer camp.  Having Bonnie Zacharele there (and asking her to sign my entire collection) was a major highlight of the weekend, too!
Photo courtesy of Roogna
There's been a good deal of geeky customizing this year, as well, and many of the customs I've showcased this year will be for sale at the MLP Fair in Nashville.  I do love making these fandom customs, and I'm sure to do more in the future.  I need to win the lottery so I can spend all my time playing with Ponies.
Finally, the Advent swap didn't take place on the Arena this year, which was quite disappointing to those of us who look forward to it all year.  However, I was able to participate in a private Advent swap, and goodness, wasn't I spoiled rotten by Buttercream Dream!  I think the partner I sent to, No Division, was quite happy with her box as well.
So 2013 ended on a high note, Pony-wise.  Here's to 2014 being another good year of health, happiness...and Ponies, of course.

Cheers,

Elf

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