Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mushy Feely

Sometimes I see a Pin on Pinterest or something on Facebook that makes me think about my wedding. It’s insane that I’m married. It’s such a HUGE decision, choosing who to spend the rest of your life with in Holy Matrimony. I’m super lucky to have found the guy that I did.

The thing that gets me is that I’m old enough to make those kind of decisions. It’s one of those things that you think about for years and can’t believe when it’s actually happened. Sometimes I look at Nick and think “I’m married to this guy! Holy cow!” I made that immense decision. We did all the planning, had the big day, and survived it.

I think I’m just taken aback often at the fact that one of the biggest decisions in my life, and best events, has already happened. I would love to live it again. To get to be a bride, with the lovely dress, the wedding hair, the flowers, all of it. It’s like one of those things that you are looking forward to so much that it is painful. When it is happening, it is exciting, amazing, but going by too quickly. Then, it is over and you are relived, but sad to see it go. Happily you have the memories and mementos, but I would do it all over again.

In a heart beat.

Well maybe not all the crazy planning, but the day, yes. And of course the honeymoon.

Life has been a most excellent adventure since then, as we venture forth, Nick and I against the world.

I think my next big wedding related goal is to go to a Vegas Wedding/Renewal of the Vows. And if by some miracle I get to dress up as Princess Leia or something, that would be amazing. BUT if I got to officiate in any way, like as Elvis, I think my life would be complete. And I would cry from the shear joy at such an amazing event.

Hint Hint, please someone do a Vegas Wedding and invite me.

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Nerdy Valentine!

Hey everybody! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Today I had the urge to do some nerdy Valentine cards for the Geek in all of us. Please enjoy! I also did a blog post on my professional blog about it, if you want to check it out over there instead of right here.

Valentine's Cards karl krabs

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Nerds of DFW Unite

I consider myself a nerd. This means I get super excited about things I like and can geek out about them. So, as a right of passage into Nerdom, Nick and I took the plunge into the world of the Sci Fi Expo. I had been to a small Sci Fi Expo in Plano as a kid. There were mostly Star Wars and Star Trek fans. It’s amazing to see how all encompassing, accepting, and awesome the Nerdom has become. Any fandom was accepted, loved on, and exclaimed about.

Dalek Costume Sci Fi

Dalek Costume Sci Fi

One of my favorite parts of the day were the costumes. There was a good number, and they were very well done. Just to list a few: Nazgul, Arwen, a Hobbit, Harley Quinn, Darth Vader, Storm Troopers, an Imperial Guard, Adventure Time characters, Jay and Silent Bob, tons of Doctor Who, a handful of steampunk, the Monks from the Holy Grail movie, Rogue, Gambit, and tons of others that I sadly did not recognize.

Nazgul Cosplay

Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn

Ghostbuster

At first, I felt very out of my comfort zone. I’m not sure why. Maybe I felt that I wasn’t nerdy enough for such awesomeness. It might have been taking my picture with the most realistic storm trooper outfit I have ever seen. It was a bit intimidating. There were comments when Nick got his picture with the guy. Mostly about how tall Nick is. I tend to forget what a tall guy he is. I just think I’m shorter than average sometimes.

Storm Trooper Cosplay Storm Trooper

The booths were very interesting and we walked through them twice. There were old school comic books, vintage action figures, amazing figurines, costumes, old school video games, patches, and amazing current illustrators. We even saw a life size Dalek that moved around.

Doctor Who Cosplay

Nick was trying to help me get into the groove, but the moment that busted me out of my slump was when I decided to take a picture with the Jay and Silent Bob cosplayers. They were in perfect character and costume. I decided to throw aside the random shyness that had come over my and told them to pose with me, each giving me a kiss on the cheek. It was hilarious. The rest of the day was a blur of people watching, sitting in on the beginning of a very strange Q & A, seeing Lea Thompson from “Back to the Future” and finally, the highlight of the day, meeting Billy Boyd. He was kind, very kind. I don’t remember a whole lot of the moment, except that I was star struck. He is a hobbit and I was meeting him.

The first dive into true Nerdom culture was a success. I’m super excited for the next step, because I do believe that involves Nick and I wearing costumes to a Convention. We didn’t this time, but I think I will be ready for the next one.

Delorean

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