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DragonCon. Saturday. Friends.

31 Aug ’08

So. Since the losing of my job went down (where’d it go?!) we’ve been looking for free things to do – as opposed to just staying home and watching our terribly pixelated cable from Comcast (we dislike Comcast! – ha, I said dislike.) ummm oh yeah, so we gathered up our friends (well, Chris & Anna) hopped onto MARTA and went to downtown Atlanta for the DragonCon Parade.

For everyone else not living in Atlanta or not in any way aware of ‘fandoms’ – DragonCon is a big big big convention for… I think all fandoms? You know, like SciFi fans, Anime Fans, Weird Fetish Fans, Furry People (well… not like, hairy people – just the people who wear animal costumes (mascot costumes) and ummmm… get into that mode of acting like animals?) – and many other types of fandoms that I’m sure I’m not aware of – but really, it’s just an excuse for people who don’t get to wear their movie/cartoon/video game costumes anywhere else – to meet each other and say things like, ‘cool costume’ blah blah blah oh man the Original Series Klingons just don’t look anywhere near as cool as the ones from TNG. And by the way, Jean Luc will always be better than Kirk. But I’d totally rather be a BrownCoat ’cause um, that’s Shiny – however I find it odd that I enjoy GiTS on the same level as anything from Miyazaki – ARRRRRR Matey.

(see what I did there?… nevermind.)

So… then we slept. For a long time I think – and then later in the evening we went to a gathering at the home of our new friends Laxmi & Chuck – for some Indian food and hanging out. She’s from India and we actually met them at the sad sad sad Indian Festival a few weeks back. They were in front of us in line and started a short conversation – but then later on, Leah ran into them again and we ended up giving them one of our friend cards and ta-da! New Friend. See how that works?

Of course – they live faaaaaaaaaaaar away – but still, it was a good gathering and we met so many nice people and hopefully some of them will check up on us every now and then and drop a line. Hello!

This concludes the free events portion of our weekend… well, of yesterday. I have some video of the parade and even cut & pasted it together… but the program I was using couldn’t adequately handle the video quality and… it just came out poorly – so I’ll have to make the move to Premier now for real editing… Have an awesome day this Sunday and I promise no more breaks in posts like the 3 day break we just had (I know – but it’s a big deal for me to not posts these meandering… posts.)

*oh and totally sorry Gabrielle! I forgot and we’ll definitely do something else another time. 🙂

Oh. And we are really going to try to go to DragonCon next year.

One more thing – thank you to everyone who’s said nice/encouraging comments to me and even offered to help out/keep their ears open/pass on job positions at their current companies… and keep it up! no really, thank you for all of your efforts now and later until I find a new job. It’s all very much welcome and appreciated – and in some instances, the efforts you’ve gone to so far have been much more than I could possibly ask for up front. So thankyouverymuch.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Becky 31 Aug ’08 at 9:58 am

    h man the Original Series Klingons just don’t look anywhere near as cool as the ones from TNG. And by the way, Jean Luc will always be better than Kirk. But I’d totally rather be a BrownCoat ’cause um, that’s Shiny

    I mean…it’s all true!

  • Reply Becky 31 Aug ’08 at 9:58 am

    Hmm but all things Original Series hold a special place in my heart.

    ….too far?

  • Reply David K. 31 Aug ’08 at 10:31 am

    OMG… Thanks for the great DragonCon coverage. I got caught up in the mess trying to leave for the airport yesterday, but I wasn’t able to get any good pics from the car. I can’t even fathom the amount of energy that individual participants put into designing their costumes, but I diverge…

    I wanted to give you a tip regarding your cable and how you can get actual help – tweet @comcastcares. Frank will get back with you and fix whatever problem you’re having. If he can’t, someone from the Atlanta office will be in touch (I’ve always gotten a call back the same day). It’s amazing and almost unbelievable, but I promise that whatever problem you’re having will be fixed. I’ll be following the conversation to see how it goes.

    Have an awesome weekend!

  • Reply [fung'ke] [blak] [chik] 31 Aug ’08 at 6:56 pm

    I had to attend that recently with my son. He is a huge anime fan! Needless to say, it was definitely an interesting time…but he enjoyed it!

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