miércoles, 11 de noviembre de 2009

Build it and they shall come...

I was on the phone to my good friend Martha the other day, hoping to convince her to go to the 18th anual TNT comics convention in Tlatelolco with me. I happened to mention that I was taking my son with me, to which she gushed, "Awwww, how cute, is this his first convention?" More like his fifth actually. Someone has to inherit my comic books and I´ll be damned if he is not going to be fond of spending far too much on "stuff". Besides, you have to love the cosplayers!

More photos here.

Back in August we went to another convention, I forget the name, which was also a lot of fun. The highlights were getting William a Gryffindor scarf, watching a ninjitsu demonstration and seeing Doug Jones (who plays Abe Sapien in Hellboy, among other things and is very, very tall).

More photos here.

Come, waste away with me...

Yei blogging! Should be doing a little winter cleaning instead, really, but decided to have a little sit down with the laptop, crackers and some olive jelly. Yes, not the most appealing of names, but it actually tastes quite good.

It´s midday and we just got home last night from a five day vacation in Acapulco. We had a great time, spent most of it in the pool because the nearest beach didn´t seem very clean (itchy, was one of the adjectives used to describe it). But the pool was great and after a little sun worshipping, were not our old pasty white selves.

The rest of out time was taken up with eating, a lot (a HUGE box of chocolate brownie bites, a marlin, salmon and tuna sashimi, two different types of ceviche, lime cooked king prawns, oysters, steak, 2 cartons of eggs, 1 loaf of bread, hamburgers, french fries and two buckets of ice cream). I think I´ve easily put on 4 kilos of holiday weight.

We also took our kitty Pok Ta Pok with us. Ha, yes I have a cat! After a long cat less childhood I finally have my own place and I can fill it with kitties if I so please. Anyhow, he was great, especially considering we just had him neutered. Granted, he did spend most of the time we were in the car on my lap, and was showered with gifts due to his owners feeling guilty about the afore mentioned snipping. He even got his own square of tuna sashimi.

Anyhow, were all back home and trying to get on with normal activities. Thank Goddess it´s already Wednesday.