Monday, September 30, 2013

Kindergarten classroom rules

I think I hold kids to a higher standard than I hold adults these days.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

I have no idea what this game is

This is some sort of Canadian finger shuffleboard tabletop game a friend of mine has.  I am absolutely terrible at it but I love it.  

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Candied Bacon

Learned this from a friend.  Add maple syrup to the bacon as it is pan frying and the maple turns the bacon into a candy.

Friday, September 27, 2013

I was once this little

My hair color used to be white.  It is going back.  However, the DMV would not let me change the hair color to grey on my license so I am still legally blonde.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sheldon, I would trade you

Because the new season of The Big Bang Theory starts tonight.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Oh, like I wouldn't

So it turns out these had been in plain sight at the comic store for a period of time.
Problem solved.

It had been too long since I had been to the Rose City

Rose City Comic Con
September 21-22, 2013
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

It had been since October of 2004 since I had been to Portland.  There had been a stretch of years there where I basically went about once a year for a soccer game.  

This time it was an opportunity to go and work the Rose City Comic Con. My fellow Henchmen were awesome.  This event has a real chance to blow up and become something special.

Cullen Bunn writes The Sixth Gun and he signed my name badge for me.

My mother loves Grimm.  I got the opportunity to explain her situation to the star of the show.

Flash Gordon. 'nuff said.

Moments later this was full.

There are two wookies in this photo.

We got two of the celebs to pose in our volunteer shirts. Alexis Cruz and Sam Jones.

Did Austin or PDX have this sign first?

Really worth standing in a flash downpour for.

Round trip train ride for fifty bucks.  It turns out that the people that work for Amtrak are pretty decent and will help you out when you have a ticket issue and save you from wasting money. We got to ride with friends and listen to the funniest PA announcer I could imagine ever having on a train ride.

An old friend of mine opened this food cart down in PDX a few years ago to pretty solid reviews and success.  I missed seeing her, but I did get to eat the grub.  The Pork Hammer is totally amazing.

At the range

Sometimes I get out and do some shooting myself.

This should never happen.  It does from time to time.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Actually I am confused

This is from The Gates Foundation one day last Spring.

Friends have told me the picture is very much one of a man deep in thought, wise, and whatnot.

I was only trying to figure out the kiosk and how it works and it turned out it had already taken the picture. sI am not deep in thought, I am confused.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Many moons ago I looked up for the first time

Recently I found myself with the opportunity to return to a building I spent most of a decade working in.  All sorts of changes and yet all sorts of the same. It had been a while since I was inside.  It's not like I never went back, I had for the stair climb and a few other things, but it had still been about a decade I think.  

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Greatest Sandwich Name Ever

I do not possess the necessary self restraint needed to avoid impulse photos and purchases.

For the record, the Hot Jeff is tasty and messy.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The donuts are so awesome you will tip anyway

A little donut place in Pike Place Market. I like to get to the market early and grab a coffee from the first Starbucks, then a peach from a fruit vendor, and finally a small bag of cinnamon donuts.

nomnomnom ...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Yes, Supergirl

OMG, this movie gets simultaneously worse and more charming with age. Seeing it on the big screen was almost necessary.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Greatest ice cream name ever

Pretty good ice cream too, not just the name.

Space Shuttle tiles are cool

I was able to borrow an actual Space Shuttle tile piece (from the Atlantis, reportedly from under a wing) for a Summer science lesson.

Monday, September 16, 2013

My PAX Prime 2013 post

It's a good thing I took notes. I am not going to use them, but I have them.

I have now been working in various capacities events like PAX for the past several years.  The way in which the Enforcer team is handled I am very impressed by.  They use good best practices in how Enforcers are able to function during the event.

I did get some time to go around the show floor, try some games, and get some gifts (like an orange Bejeweled tee shirt for my mom).

Booths bigger than houses

D&D Next Friday Night

I worked the Kraken Theatre and would totally work with that team again.

Painting a figure of myself

Magic Theros panel

Fan Appreciation Day Concert

Kirby Krackle Fan Appreciation Day Concert
The Comic Stop
Lynnwood, WA
September 15, 2013

Molly Lewis singing about Stephen Fry

Kirby Krackle

For the safety of the children

On Summer field trips I need to make certain that the zip line swing here was safe for the children. Twice.

Bigger than me

I am about six feet and 235ish.  This snake is listed as bigger than me.  Summer field trips rock.

So of course I crawled under the tank and took this picture.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Best afternoon lesson plan ever

It was Summer, a Friday, and sunny. 'nuff said.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Picking berries

Even though the bus rides can be long during the Summer, getting to pick berries makes up for it.

The things we learn

The things we learn when we go on a bar crawl up on Capital Hill during Pride.  This was all sorts of levels of fun.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Transmissions should not do this

Me and vans might be a combo whose time has passed.

Backyard Theatre

Wonderful setting for a play in Ballard earlier this Summer.

Now it is a Lowe's

Back in the day this was a baseball stadium and my dad says he took me to a game when I was little during the one season of the Pilots.  It was probably my brother he took, but still.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Now I know what this means

I now know what this refers to.  

As I inch ever closer to no longer lying to Neil Gaiman.

As long as I eventually see the episode it can be in a different time order.