Well Renny kinda messed up her outfit, so we changed from Firefly to Next Gen outfits. But Serenity had the better idea because we got most of our photo ops today with the next gen cast. The day started out with me wearing Heathers fuzzy slippers to the Nike outlet because I stepped both feet first in a crazy deep puddle groundhogs day style on the way to get a two liter of diet dr pepper at the gas station behind the hotel last night. Got some cool looking nikes at the outlet almost Marty McFly style. Then we stopped in to BK for a whopper breakfast before the convention. We got great parking this time, much better than two years ago. No need to be bussed to the Orange County convention center we just walked a little bit and were in. The pre on line orders line we thought was short, but exactly like Ralphie in A Christmas Story “Hey! The line starts over there kid!” So we walked and walked to the opposite end of the extremely long building. We couldn’t see the end of the line, we thought we were in for an extremely long wait, the buy now line was about 14 people while our line was the rest of the people, but to the convention organizers credit the line moved very fast. We got our green puffy plastic wristbands and tickets for Saturday’s TNG cast reunion panel, then it was on to room 224 for the Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Denise Crosby, Levar Burton Q&A. That was fun. Then it was off to get our photos with Gates McFadden, Levar Burton, Brent Spiner, John Delancie and Will Wheaton. It was really cool meeting Gates McFadden, I’ve have a crush on her since 1987 and she was so nice and very beautiful in person. She even held Serenity for the Photo Brent and Will were also very nice to Renny. Brent did tiny little life forms on serenity’s belly. The. We went to get lunch and Heather got teriyaki chicken and I had animal crackers. We then went up and down the dealer rooms until they closed the room. I looked at a lot of cool stuff but being on a budget we only got two things, a Doctor Who travel mug for Heather and a Doctor who magazine for me. At the end of the day we ran in to Captain Jack Harkness and he was nice enough to let us get a photo with us, Rrnny was enamored with him, and so was I a little. After all that we were very tired but fought traffic to get to the Dollar Tree to stock up on supplies for tomorrow. Back at the hotel now, showered and in som PJs gonna watch Insurrection in English. Below are some quick and dirty iPhone pics of our pics till I get my high quality digital downloads.
It’s the Albie In The Kitchen unaired pilot “Demystifying The Grilled Cheese”
Albie, a cook trainer for over two decades takes you step by step (ooh baby) through the whole process of making the classic american grilled cheese. Then he expands on the grilled cheese with three more types including one with grilled onion and tomato, to an Italian grilled cheese and an ultimate Grilled Cheese.
Music by pacdv.com/sounds/ used with permission
I love her. She is the great love of my life. I wonder if Life and Wife rhyme on purpose because although i was in to my thirties before I met her, my life did not begin until I met her. When I met her, I called her Jersey Girl to my dad as I told him all about her, I would tell him how smart and talented she was, and that I really liked her but I was afraid she didn’t feel the same about me. She was (is) out of my league. Young and Hot and smart, did i mention Hot? My friend JDubb helped me get her, I had him buy her a chocolate Frosty from Wendye’s and Then I asked her out, It worked. We IMed and myspaced then Texted, I paid per txt then and was going to have a $300 phone bill so I switched to unlimited texting so I could keep talking to her. I’m glad I did. This has been the most rewarding relationship of my life. when we started dating I felt that we truly belonged together. She made a huge effort to understand me and learn to like and share my interests. I wanted to spend all my time with her and I still do. We got a lot of use out of the kitchen table. the whole time we were dating I always thought she would get to know the real me and leave, luckily she never did. When my dad was sick and passed away she was there for my mother and I and that’s when I couldn’t keep the secret any longer I had to tell her “I Love You” I had thought it every time i looked at her for months but was so afraid to tell her fearing that would be the moment she realized she didn’t and could never love me, but she did love me! Someone that I loved actually loved me back! That never happens in real life, not to me anyways, but it did! from The moment I knew she loved me I felt like the luckiest guy in the world. I still do. I decided to take the next step and ask her to marry me so I worked two jobs for a while to afford a blood-free diamond and I took her to her favorite restaurant at the time PF Changs and almost chickened out again because if she said no, then what? would she leave me? well if you read the title of this post, you probably know she made me the happiest man alive and said yes! some time later we became pregnant for the first time, we unfortunately lost our first baby. The sadness was horrible, I didn’t feel that bad since I lost my dad, All my hopes and dreams for this little baby dashed in an instant, but again Heather was there for me, we were there for each other. Our love again grew stronger. On November 7, we got married on a beach with our friends and families watching. Everything was perfect, well almost everything, The officiant had ignored my request and left the line about religion in the ceremony, But the biggest thing that was wrong with the day was I thought this was the point when Heather realized she couldn’t go through with it. But again She said yes! So I thought I was I was then the luckiest guy in the world. No day could get better than this right? I was wrong again, Everyday I spend with her I love her more than the day before but as the song says not as much as I will tomorrow. On August 23rd, 2012 She gave me my greatest gift of a beautiful baby girl. I love both of them so much that if I think about them too much I want to cry tears of joy. My happy place is with Heather and Serenity. Heather is my partner, my best friend, my editor, my pod-casting partner, my inspiration, my whole life, and my soul mate. Every day I wake up alive I am so grateful I get to spend another day in the world with the woman I love more than life itself, and that’s saying a lot from. I appreciate her, and wish I could do more to show her than I do. I tell her everyday how beautiful she is and I am grateful that chance brought us together. Without her I would truly be nothing. I love you Heather Lynn. <3
PS, Heather could you edit this for me?
Not to be political or preachy, but guns are bad. I think that at heart everyone knows this. Nothing good ever came from guns. People don’t use them to plant flower gardens. They are only used to hurt people or animals. In Gene Roddenberry’s future humans have for the most part moved past this senseless violence. Hopefully we as a nation and people can finally say enough is enough and it’s time for our leaders to ignore the lobbyists and say to us the people. Ok it’s time to take your toys away because you can’t play nice with others. Peace and long life.
An official fund for victims’ families, and the community as a whole, has now been established: The Sandy Hook School Support Fund, set up by the United Way of Western Connecticut will provide support services to families and the community. All donations to this fund will go directly to those affected.
The Red Cross has also been on the ground, offering food and water to first responders, and providing more than 50 units of blood to Danbury hospital where some of the victims were transported. They have set up a center for emergency grief counseling.