Murry is making macaroni and cheese.
I went to Wizard World Philly today, which is the Philly Comic Con. First thing, I dont think any shoes would’ve truly been comfortable after hours of standing and milling about.
My left ankle is so sore I want to cry. I soaked my feet and rubbed the sore one down in alcohol and Ben-Gay. Two, the photo ops are an unmitigated ass-wiping disaster. We waited in line for about 90 minutes, after all being clustered together like cattle and being told by event staff and volunteers alike they didnt even know which line was which. They fuckin sucked. Then I finally got in to the Nathan Fillion room. I paid $100 and I was there for 4 seconds, only getting to tell him I loved him. And I put my arm around him and he was sweating like a runaway slave. Seriously, his shirt was completely soaked through with sweat, I wanted to shower after touching him. But he is hot.
OK, by the time that was done it was 4:45 and Anthony Mackie photo ops were supposed to start at 5. All the event staff and volunteers I spoke with couldnt tell me where the event was lining up or at what time. I got so fuckin pissed off. I needed a couple of minutes to calm down after anger so Murry and I walked off. I told her if I go back in 15 minutes and it was still a clusterfuck I was going home. $50 wasted and Anthony Mackie not met, I didnt give a shit. After deep breaths, we went back and event staff still had no answer for line ups , ETA for Mackie, nothing. I was about to go straight West Philly postal.
My mom and I had to go around asking people what line they were in, hoping someone has taken it upon themselves to line up for it (as we all had for Nathan Fillion). Nothing, there were 9000 people lined up for Norman Reedus and Matt Smith, who had been there too long cuz they oversold tix to make money and he delayed everyone else. Finally I noticed lots of black girls and Captain America people gathering so we went to them, it was the fan made Mackie line. Murry and I were like fifth in line. I saw him in 5 minutes. Let me tell you…he’s kinda short, maybe 5’9”, fine as hell, smelled so good, beautiful smile, pleasant, and not sweaty like a pig. It really calmed me down after the BS. I wont even get into when I’m gonna get my pictures and the rest of the photo op clusterfuck.
All I can say is Philly Comic Con floor is awesome, so much cosplay, cool folks, awesome ass vendors, and just pure joy. The photo ops are shitty as homemade hell. The autographs looked a bit more organized so if I ever return, which I’m seriously debating, it would be to hang and maybe an autograph. But the nerd camaraderie was so awesome, and there were so many nerds/fans of color there it was refreshing and made me not feel like an outsider. I was too damn shy to ask anyone for pics, except for the girl above cuz she was dressed like Helga J. Pataki (and I made Murry ask her), but people were so cool and stopped for everyone who asked. I need to grow some balls.
And there you have my Philly Comic Con experience. Murry can scratch it off her bucket list but I know if I show up next year I’m gonna have to make some friends to drag with me.
Selfie of Murry and I on Mother’s Day. We’ve had our share of ups and downs over the years but this is my mother and I love her.
Birthday pics. I took that selfie before I left home this afternoon. Then I went to Macy’s to buy lip gloss and mascara but ended up getting a little birthday makeover from the cool chick Midge at the Dior counter. I never wear makeup (except for lip gloss) so this was a bit of a big decision. I got some new Docs, which I’m totally in love with. And then Murry and I went to Capital Grille where I was treated like royalty to a delicious birthday dinner and free dessert.
Murry is making macaroni and cheese.
The first picture is the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, and that’s how close I sat to Itzhak Perlman today. The second is a selfie of Murry and I, she’s my mom, waiting for the show to start. It was amazing, everything I dreamed it would be and more. I am so happy right now : )
Murry and I have decided to watch Criminal Minds tonight after skipping last week. I hope its worth it.
arathesane said: I can see Gideon being into it. And I cannot imagine having a conversation with my mom about a fictional character and their sexual likes. Not even the pegging thing, just in general.
My mom and I talk about fic and fandom all the time, its probably what we talk about the most. I find its better to talk about thigngs that arent so serious than dig too deep and go places I dont want to. Plus she reads my fic, AUs only as she doesnt want my fanon and timelines and stuff messing up her brain on shows she actually watches (that and she gets pissed when the pairings she loves in the stories arent canon). She has all of my Criminal Minds AUs on her Kindle.
I wish I could remember how we got on the subject of pegging. I think it was a Hotch fic I read and I said I dont think he would be into that, Murry agreed, and we both said at the same time “Gideon would!” It was like ten minutes later I realized she knew what it was and I got kinda squicky. That made her laugh.
God bless my mother for listening to me fangirl about any and everything. She deserves some kind of medal for fangirling by proxy. Poor woman.
Murry bought me Crunch Berries for my four day weekend!!!!