comic-con 2011: day 2

The amount of blog entries I write decreases exponentially as I get older. F.

Oh well. I guess that’s life. You just have to keep trudging forward. With that in mind, here’s the next part of my Comic-Con trip report. From over a month ago. LOL.

Friday, July 22

The day started out promising. Here we are SUPER early in the morning heading first to Starbucks before making our way to the convention center.

We took a few moments to admire the view of the marina while our friends picked up their badges.

We spent the morning walking around the exhibition hall and taking pics with…

the Justice League and…

Darth Vader. SO COOL.

For lunch, we went over to the Hard Rock Hotel where SyFy had taken over Maryjane’s again and converted it to Cafe Diem. The fries were excellent. Mmmm.

Afterwards, we decided to try and check out the Eureka and Warehouse 13 panels. BAD MOVE. We thought getting in line at 1pm for a 3pm panel would be enough time but it wasn’t. There were at least 5,000 people in front of us and we should have seen the writing on the wall. But we stuck it out until the bitter end — we got so close! We were about 40 or so people back and could literally see the door to the ballroom. Frustrating.


Rob and I did make it to the 5:30 True Blood panel. YAY! Welllll, ok… YAY for me and not so much for Rob. I’ve only watched the first season, though, so parts of the panel went right over my head. Some interesting tidbits (not sure if any of these have already aired in the current season) —

— At some point, they’ll reveal how Eric made Pam.
— There will be a moment on the show where Sookie and Eric are in a shower together. And it may be weirder and dirtier than the scene in the book.
— When a young fan asked Deborah Ann Woll a question about Jessica’s relationship with Jason, she said “Oh, you’re too young to watch our show.” She was SO CUTE when she said this.
— Before asking a question, another fan told Alexander Skarsgard that she loves him. He responded “I like you a lot. ‘I love you’ is a little strong. Baby steps. But there is potential.” LOL.

Annnnnd that’s it for Day 2. We were so tired from all the waiting (it’s crazy to think how WAITING can make you so tired) that after the panel, all we did was meet up with friends and have dinner.

Last Comic-Con post coming soon…

happy things, (almost) july edition

Rob’s out of town this weekend so I decided to take advantage and start watching True Blood. I saw the first couple of episodes at a friend’s place back when the series first started but I didn’t have HBO at the time so I never bothered to finish the season. It didn’t help that I wasn’t particularly enamored with the episodes I did see. I’ve since heard that the show definitely picks up after that point. And now that I’ve read the first 6 books of the Sookie Stackhouse series (which I enjoy), I thought I’d give it another chance. Hopefully I’ll like it much better this time around. 🙂

So it’s about that time for another Happy Things entry — this time it’s the (almost) July edition!

1. House-iversary! Rob and I have been living in our house for the past year. CRAZY. It really doesn’t seem that long. Particularly since we’re not even done furnishing or organizing the boxes in our garage. Not to mention that…

2. We JUST now (mostly) finished the work in our (tiny) yard. Yes, after a year! We had sod and pavers installed last September but since then, we’ve let weeds grow in the surrounding soil. Oops. Finally, two weeks ago, with my dad’s help, we got rid of the weeds, prepared the soil, and added plants. YAY.

3. The upcoming Fourth of July holiday. One of my favorites. Love how laid back it is. Not sure what our plans are for the long weekend but it’ll probably involve some work around the house. Maybe Rob will fire up the grill. 😀 And we can catch up on summer movies (still want to see Bridesmaids, X-Men: First Class, and Super 8).

4. Speaking of movies… HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 2. !!! I can’t believe it’s almost over. *sob* I’ve already convinced Rob we NEED to see it opening weekend.

5. Two weddings and a baby shower. 🙂 I’m going to be an aunt! My cousin’s wife is pregnant — since I have no siblings, I’m claiming their (future) daughter as my niece.

Bonus happy thing!

6. Comic-Con. We’re going the full 4 days again. I CAN’T WAIT. This time we’ll have other friends with us — it’s going to be great.

Random. I’ve had Bruno Mars’s “The Lazy Song” on repeat. This is like my summer anthem…

Today I don’t feel like doing anything
I just want to lay in my bed
Don’t feel like picking up my phone
So leave a message at the tone
Cause today I swear I’m not doing anything