I can’t believe October is here already! My husband’s birthday is this month, he’ll have lived for a quarter of a century this year. I’m a little older than him and past that milestone, but I still want to celebrate in our own quiet, happy way. Anyway, it’s October 6th, so it’s time for 6 on 6! October’s theme is orange, and even though orange is everywhere this time of year, I did have a pretty hard time taking six decent pictures. I’d like to get more serious about my dSLR…I just get a little overwhelmed with all of the resources online. For now I’m just going to keep tweaking settings until they come out looking alright, but hopefully someday I’ll actually know what the different settings are for=P

My little Pokémon plushie collection with Charmander in the lead! I’m hoping to redesign my home and these little guys will be on display in my living room.

Have any of you read The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway? It’s incredible! So much better than I had been expecting. I read this a couple years ago but it’s still burned into my brain. If you like creepy/weird/nonsensical books, this one’s for you. By the way, this is what October in Orange County looks like.

Lots of orange beer labels this time of year! I have a couple pumpkin-flavored beers in the background, but I wanted She Shot First by Bottle Logic to be the focus of this shot because it’s just so awesomely geeky. Look at her ray gun! Too cute. And of course, it’s an homage to our favorite intergalactic smuggler…

Speaking of Star Wars, check out this Halloween-themed Stormtrooper tin! The picture is a little wonky since it’s still wrapped in plastic. I’m not keeping this bad boy for myself, unfortunately, but I did still want to snap a shot for today’s post!

I don’t geek out over sports, but my husband sure does. The Angel’s colors are typically red and white, but they give out these special orange and blue hats once a season. I also love the Oktoberfest stein that they gave away last season, since I’m particularly geeky about beer<3

Can you tell yet how much I love beer? I tried homebrewing for the first time last year and had so much fun! My husband and I are going to try to brew up another batch this year, we’re just waiting for the weather to cool down a bit (pfft, good luck, Ash).

I can’t wait to see all the lovely orange photos around the blogosphere today! If you’ve never heard of 6 on 6 before, check out the original post here. It’s a monthly photo challenge that Emma from Scruffy-Little Nerd Herder started up a couple months back, and it’s so much fun=) Hope to see you all join in!


  1. Amazing pictures! I wanted to include Charmander (and Quillava, and Vulpix…), but I can’t take good-looking screenshots on my Gameboy *sobs*.

    I’m so jealous of your pokémon; I only have Pikachu and he’s still in the Netherlands at the moment (while I’m studying in Sweden).

    Also, grats to your husband and you look waaaaaay younger than half a century on your picture – you had me fooled!

    • Haha, thanks! I’m just a bit past the quarter century mark, but it’s always nice to hear that I don’t look it yet😄 Poor Pika, he’s probably pretty lonely without you!

    • Oh my goodness, my husband just pointed out that I put ‘half a century’ instead of a ‘quarter of a century’ !!! I didn’t even catch it when you put it in your comment! Man, I was tired last night. But we are NOT half a century old quite yet, whoops!!

      • Whahaha, you had me so puzzled! I read the sentence three times to make sure it wasn’t me misreading it. Hope you are well-rested now. 🙂

        • Haha! Yeah, I completely missed it. It wasn’t until my husband read it after work and was like…um hello, I’m not fifty…

          Geez. Much more rested now, thanks:P

  2. Danielle Knapp Reply

    I’ve been eyeing that stormtrooper tin to get for my son for Halloween 😁

  3. OMG super cute plushies!!! And the Stormtrooper!! Looks for a pen, a paper, and starts a new wishlist LOL

    • Everyone’s loving that Stormtrooper! I’ll have to go back to Target and grab another one:P The plushies are some of my favorite things that I’ve bought in the past year<3

      • 😀 😀 that Stormtrooper is awesome!!! 😀 😀 I love plushies too 😉 Yours are really cute!!

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