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We’re finally out of the ridiculous heat wave in Los Angeles, but sadly it did not lead straight into the gorgeous fall weather the above photo makes me think of. Instead? It’s raining today. Dreary, glum, chilly weather that brings with it myriads of people that have either never known the east coast or forgotten what it’s like to live there, because every time it rains people Freak. The Heck. Out. It would be funnier if it wasn’t mildly terrifying when I got in the car.

Today was also just a weird day. The bosses are still out of the country, and so it has been very slow in the office. Not always a bad thing, but often makes for some bizarro-time-warp type days where I can never keep track of what time it is or what’s going on.

The weird-day icing on the cake though, was that three different friends, who were not in the same location, each using different social networks (text message, FB, twitter) asked that I get married in Disneyland or Walt Disney World, when the time comes. This is not the first time this has come up, seeing as how I AM the ginormous Disney nerd among my non-Disney-friends. But THREE different people on the same day was a little ridiculous. Actually, despite the fact that it is completely the nerdiest thing ever and that if it was anyone else she would mock them for it endlessly, my best friend has been pushing for this since I went off to Florida my sophomore year of college. Still, this did result in me spending at least half an hour on the Disney Weddings website   — looking at ridiculous things like the fact that you can have your reception in the Disney California Adventure Magic Of Animation building (squee!) and this admittedly gorgeous new line of Disney Wedding Dresses that Arden showed me (I like Sleeping Beauty’s):

So thanks, friends, for keeping my Disney Geekdom burning bright on this rainy day. All this talk DID get me more excited to go to Texas in a month for my other best friend Erin’s wedding. So there’s that 🙂

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I hit an all-time nerd low (high??) this weekend. A friend and I headed down to Anaheim on Saturday, not (somewhat sadly) for another trip to the Happiest Place on Earth but to check out a mysterious entity known as a “comic-con”. It was our first time (unless you count my trip to the D23 Expo last fall…does that count? I’m thinking it counts for 1/3 or so) so we were prepared to not understand what was going on AT ALL.

As someone who casually enjoys the Big Bang Theory, anything Joss Whedon, and Star Wars, I knew basically what a Comic Con(vention) entails though — I’ve seen the movies and the TV episodes! I don’t really  know a lot about comics or anything sci-fi-ey (other than Star Wars) from the 70s/80s etc (which is what a large amount of it is)  so I wasn’t expecting to be totally excited/geeking out while there. My friend was in the same boat, so we were mostly going to look for Shannen Doherty (spotted!) and to see the costumes that we knew at least some of the event-goers would be wearing. We were not disappointed.

Some things we saw:

*The most recognizable costume-y thing to me was Star Wars, since I’d actually seen them all before. Stormtroopers, other Troopers etc. There were also a couple lightsaber organizations doing demonstrations (a 10 year old was kicking everyone’s butt) and an R2D2 builder’s group, which meant lots of beeping trashcan-sized robots.

Pretty much sums it all up right there.

Stormtrooper pictures are required, right?

*Random sights from favorite TV/Movies time!

Good band, better Boy Meets World episode

BACK TO THE FUTURE!! 88mph...zoooommmm

The Delorean was a sight for sore eyes – RIP Back to the Future ride at Universal Studios.

Yea, yea, he was there for Star Trek. But READING RAINBOW!!!

*Booth with the best/most repeatable/roll-off-the-tongue name:

Utilikilts - hands down best booth title we saw

*Apparently, I cannot go anywhere without running into something Disney-related.

Princess Tiana

3 of the most conversational, entertaining pirates I've ever met

We had at least a 30 minute conversation with the Pirates of the Caribbean (all part of Barbossa’s crew in the films), by far the most fun people we talked to all day. Though Bob Bergen (voice of Porky Pig, and the squirrel from The Emperor’s New Groove) was also cool, as were all the voice actors, actually. We were sort of surprised that they had a whole area all to themselves, but it was great because Tommy Pickles and Charlie and Sally Brown were just the people we were looking to talk to and it made them easy to find.

All in all, we stayed for a few hours — long enough to wander around and spot the celebs (Shannon Doherty, Christopher Knight, and Melinda Clarke from the OC among others) but not enough to get worn out on the idea and massive amounts of people there.

So instead we made the logical decision to go to Downtown Disney (more people and walking! ah!) across the street (basically) for dinner. I introduced my friend to the wonder that is The Rainforest Cafe where we promptly made the oh-so-wise decision of getting appetizers, entrees AND dessert.

Those warm mini donuts with chocolate/caramel sauce were good. The five pounds I gained just by looking at them, not so good.

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