Happy Christmas and holidays to all my blogging friends and readers! I was amused to see that the last Friday of this month fell on Christmas, which means it’s time for another Blogger Dossiers post! For this month, I asked Raisa if she’d like to be featured. Raisa is a lovely blog friend, and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know her this year. She’s got a wide variety of interests, including video games, web design, and fashion. Follow Raisa on Twitter and Instagram. Have fun reading about Raisa!
Hi all! My name is Raisa. I’m a web developer, marimo mommy, and aspiring seamstress. I enjoy video games, weight lifting, crochet, and sending my friends bad jokes. I’m a fan of many things, encompassing all sorts of media. And I don’t just like; I obsess (Tumblr is the black mark on my internet presence). I write about all these things and more on my nicheless wannabe-lifestyle blog, Little Town.
In college, my best friend and I had a game where we had to talk to each other in all caps. Texting, IM, email — you name it. We never broke this rule. It made serious discussions feel awkward, but we trudged on because if we faltered, we had to look for NSFW pictures. This game went on for months.
The Calling will always be my favorite band. <3 Here’s one of my favorite songs from them, “Just That Good”.
Coffee Break Conversation
How did you get into video games? In fact, which game got you into gaming?
I come from a family of gamers. For as long as I remember, my family would hang out in the living room and play a round of Sega or Nintendo titles. My grandmother would even play Super Mario and Shadow Blasters! I have always associated gaming with bonding with my loved ones, and even now, I love discussing it with my friends.
It’s hard to point out which game got me into it being that I was so young, but Final Fantasy IX was the gateway to my love for RPGs. I was 13 when I discovered it.
Being a military spouse, what are some of the challenges you’ve encountered and do you have any insights to share with other military spouses?
My husband joined the Air Force to help pay for his med school two years ago, so he’s just in the Reserves at the moment. We have discussed the possibility that we’ll be moving a lot in the future, and he might be deployed at any time and I might have to raise our future kids alone. For anyone who’s in the same situation as me, I’d say have a long discussion with your spouse about the future.
Also, the military life will change your spouse, and you have to be prepared for that. It was a huge adjustment for me personally when mine returned from officer training. He wasn’t the same person, but it was for the better in the long run. It is okay to tell them how you feel. You two are still married after all. Communication is important!
Since you’ve vlogged before, who are some of your favourite vloggers that have inspired you?
In the past, I loved Fafinettex3 and xteeener. It’s surreal to see how much their lives have changed over the years, but mine has too! I also enjoy Ellebangs for hair advice. I follow tech channels as well, and I like MKBHD, Linus Tech Tips, and Pocket Now for Michael Fisher.
If someone was to go to Las Vegas, what is the one thing you recommend someone to do and why?
Go hiking at Red Rock Canyon! The scenery is beautiful, and it’s fun for the whole family. :P
What is your favourite physical attributes and how do you accent it?
I love my hair! I admit to getting easily bored with my appearance, and cutting or coloring my hair is a sure-fire way to change my look up. I spend a fair amount of time blow-drying, curling, or straightening my hair when I go out. I also love to wear hats.