Emerald City Comicon!!!

My husband and I had a blast flying up to Seattle and attending Emerald City Comicon. We met a bunch of fantastic people and brought home a bunch of goodies, including two Alan Tudyk signed dinosaurs! It was a very busy con and I had a lot of fun! Included here are some pictures of people at the con and a couple of my husband and I with some actors. We got to see a few of our friends and can’t wait to one day move up to the NorthWest.

Enjoy the pictures!

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Confession #3: Renaissance Faire

Just so you know, I LOVE the renaissance faire! What is there not to love? Great food, great music, great acts… it’s brilliant!

The first thing I do when I get to the faire in the morning is go straight for breakfast. Can you all say “bread pudding”? The best bread pudding EVER! They even put creamy sauce on top and some strawberries. Nothing is better than strawberries!

Once I get my bread pudding, I go straight to watch Tartanic. Bagpipes, drums, men in kilts. Perfect morning entertainment. Tartanic is a great celtic band that if you haven’t heard of them, go check them out right now! Nothing wakes you up better than blasting bagpipe music from your boom-box! (Yes, I just said boom-box).

After Tartanic, I usually walk around and check out all the shops. There are hundreds, I swear! Shops for jewelry, leather work, kilts, hammocks, swords, garlic, and so on. And if you dare, you can even get your fortune told from one of the five or so fortune tellers.

There are many shows, such as birds of prey show (not good for people afraid of birds such as me), Tortuga Twins (sssssooooooo funny!!!), real-life jousting (real-life part new this year), Barely Balanced, and so on. There is definitely enough to keep you entertained all day, not to mention people dressed up and talking to you all funny as you pass by. That’s alway the best.

I, of course, dressed up for the faire. I went as a woodland fairy. My friend made me the most awesome wings and they came out FANTASTIC! I got the outfit itself on etsy and the shoes are from Rue 21. The belt and pouches my friend made more for graduation/christmas/birthday. He does amazing leatherwork and needs to open his own shop! My friend went as a pirate, the sword and belt from my collection. Went perfect with her outfit. My husband went as the Dread Pirate Roberts! A lot of people recognized him too, which was great. Got one person yelling Zorro. Idiots.

For lunch I had one of the best sheppard pies I had ever had. The turkey leg (really emu) are amazing as well, along with bread bowls and anything else you can find there. I found out I don’t like mead, it taste like cough syrup, disgusting! I love honey too, its sad really.

There is a jewelry shop that sells puzzle rings. It is actually where my husband and I got our wedding rings. They have beautiful jewelry and the people there are super nice. Here is their website if you are interested in puzzle rings: http://www.puzzlering.net/

All in all, I had a great day at the faire and will definitely be there again.

Huzzah!

Dani

me as a woodland fairy

me as a woodland fairy

a look at my gorgeous wings

a look at my gorgeous wings

Me and my friends with sweaty Adrian from Tartanic (pst, he's not wearing pants!)

Me and my friends with sweaty Adrian from Tartanic (pst, he’s not wearing pants!)

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As you wish.

As you wish.

 

Confession #1: Pokemon

First blog! This is exciting! I am going to start off talking about Pokemon! Pokemon is the first real nerdy thing I got into as a child. That’s not true, I watched Star Wars way before that. But not counting Star Wars, Pokemon had to be one of the biggest things I was obsessed with as a child. I HAD EVERYTHING PIKACHU!!!!! Who didn’t, really? Actually, all of my friends I grew up with didn’t watch Pokemon (Stupid, right? They were all lame) but all my friends now LOVE Pokemon! (Because they are AMAZING!). Back to Pokemon, I remember my cousin staying up all night beating Pokemon Snap on N64 because I sucked at video games (still do) and couldn’t beat it back then. I used to watch the show all the time and had a huge crush on James. Blue hair, roses, so many corny jokes, what’s not to love?

I collected all the cards, all of the tiny little figurines, and even had a PokeDex (who didn’t, right?). My favorite Pokemon was Pikachu because he was cute and had an attitude. I also love Eevee and all of the evolutions. If I had to pick, I would pick Vaporeon for original three and Espeon for the current evolutions. I still deny the fact there are more Pokemon than the original 150. How many are there now? 200? 400? 649?!?!?! I totally had to look that up, that’s ridiculous, but have decide all was forgiven after seeing Emolga. SO CUTE!

So after a while, I kind of lost my interest in Pokemon. Went back to being obsessed with Star Wars, got into Firefly, started writing and Pokemon seemed like a thing of the past. Until I started college…

My husband and I got bored one day and decided “Hey, let’s collect all of the original Pokemon cards!” So I know where all the comic book stores that sell Pokemon cards in the Salem area. And we collected them all. Greatest thing about searching for cards at a comic book store is me saying “Why don’t we start collecting comic books too!” and that is how we got into comic books.

Now, we play X/Y, we have a bunch of stuff animal/Pokemon, and I just threw my husband for his 23rd birthday party a Pokemon Mystery Birthday Dinner. The mystery was: Who woke up Snorlax!!! All our friends had a blast and we all dressed as characters from the show. I was James, of course (picture below) with my friend as Jessie. My husband was Ash because it was his party so he needed to be the main character, right? My hair was SUPPOSED to be blue, but some reason turned green. Took forever to come out…

So all in all, I love Pokemon, it’s an awesome show, game, card game, and if you haven’t played the original board game, go find it right now! I won so you know it’s good!

For everyone that follows this blog, comment what your favorite Pokemon is!

Gotta Catch Them All!

Dani

Me on the left as James and my friend on the right as Jessie

Me on the left as James and my friend on the right as Jessie

My husband as Ash

My husband as Ash