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July 22, 2014

....2 Days

Pink in 2012.

One of my favorite things at Comic Con is to photograph the costumes…and the costume creators.  I love seeing imagination in action and magic in the eyes.

A Regimental Officer. 2012.

Look at the effort and creativity this officer put into his wardrobe.  I love it even tho it isn’t a good picture.

Oh, the magic of it all.

  • Comic Con:  He has a four day pass, but despite his best two computer efforts, they would only give him a three day pass for me.  G will be going on Thursday without me.
  • Himself:  Worked really hard yesterday then was told he had to drive north in our traffic for the bosses birthday today.  Missed meeting, updated work laptop, deviled eggs for potluck, and leaving before 7 this morning.
  • Herself:  A good day.
  • Reading:  Starting on V 4 of the Vorkosigian Saga.
  • Balance:  Not taking a nap today as I did yesterday and didn’t sleep well.

  • July 21, 2014

    Comic Con Time +3

    It’s Comic Con time again.

    It’s that time of year again.  Fun, games, panels, costumes, and daring-do all under the sun down by the bay.  After I aerobic, tidy the house, plan the meals, write, add some lime green to the doodle I am working on, I’ll take the time to see what I want to do Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

    Just for these moments, life is sure good.

  • Himself:  Subrogating, having fun, meeting, and planning for the weekend.
  • Herself:  The week: Haircut Tuesday, work Wednesday, interview for a volunteer VA SDSU position Thursday, and go to Comic Con on Friday.  Sunday morning, I will bake a sheet cake, and we will leave Comic Con Sunday at five to do our thing at the Sunday Meeting.
  • Reading:  Volume three of the Vorkosigan Saga.  Lots of fun.
  • Balance:  Thinking about the artist Sam Francis.  Browsing the Link to the Comic Con Programing Schedule.

  • July 19, 2014

    A Busy Day in Town

    ........It's a Pride, Stand Down, Padre's benefit, and OTL weekend. 

    Pride Parade 2002. G tying down a quilt panel for the Pride Parade 2002.

    It’s going to be a busy day in town today.  The Pride Parade and festival is expected to draw over 300,000 folks to Hillcrest.  The drinking crowd is pulled to Fiesta Island where the second weekend of Over the Line, (OTL), is being played.  Down by the bay, the Padre’s are having a Chili Cookoff to benefit the local firemen.  It’s also Stand Down time here in San Diego where Stand Down began.

    All these are important things to our varied communities.  Duck always went to Pride, and we began taking part when we worked with the AIDS Quilt.  I miss our participation.  I don’t miss OTL.  I always imagined that I would get so drunk that I couldn’t get home again.  Yesterday I overheard a die hard OTL attendee saying that he’d been, but it was boring to do OTL sober.  Both G and I laughed.

    I’d like to take part in Stand Down.  I’ve been a homeless, alcoholic, drug addicted vet.  I do understand.  Instead, Tuesday I’m going out to my local University to talk to the Veterans office about volunteering.  I’ve also been a recovering alcoholic college graduate.  I really understand that one. 

    Riding on the back of the AIDS Quilt float in Pride.

  • Himself:  Worked his toches off at work and with his game, “X-Rebirth.”  He gave Margot his ten year token and presented her with her ten year cake.
  • Herself:  Managed to do pool-lite, work, and bake Margot her cake.  I made sense when I presented her with the token too.  I didn’t know that you had to buy tips to use the decorative icing, so the cake d├ęcor was decidedly lumpy.  If I could forget something yesterday, I forgot it.  Example: I forgot shoes so had to buy a pair at work.  Added only half the liquids and eggs to the cake before I caught it.  So glad the cake was great.  Still cannot get into my blog at Prosebox.
  • Reading:  Volume two in the Vorkosigian Saga: Barayar.  Very well written.  Has me glued to the story.
  • Balance:  A lively, pink print new-used shirt I got yesterday at the store.  Makes me feel outrageous.  LOL