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COMPLIMENTARY HOT WAX?

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I met Lou Ferrigno, Joonas Suotamo, and Joey Fatone at their booths, and chatted with them for a bit.

I just got back from an intense Comic Con weekend in Rhode Island with Erin. A couple other friends were there as well like Fiona & Emily.  This Con was held in two adjacent buildings, unlike Boston Comic Con which was all within the convention center. Honestly, the arena building was a NIGHTMARE. But it was the area you needed to be in if you booked a photo op with a celeb guest, also some of the celeb guest booths were located there for autographs. The area was poorly laid out, you were forced to go into one direction only, and this was at the main entrance. There was also only ONE set of stairs for up and down along the concourse. It caused a crazy bottleneck! 

Unfortunately, that area remained extremely crazy all weekend. I also don’t understand why they wouldn’t allow people to use the tickets they printed at home, to use for their photo ops. I was able to do this at Boston Comic Con. Instead, we were forced to stand in this crazy long line to redeem our photo op tickets on Friday. Thankfully we did it all at once, and managed to not miss our session with Elijah Wood. 

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Clearly I was not excited AT ALL to meet Christopher Lloyd

Saturday was also extremely busy. But we tried to limit the amount of time we needed to spend in the Circle of Hell area (that’s what we nicknamed the arena part). Thankfully Fiona let us use her hotel passes to get into the Con from the inside entrance, so we didn’t have to stand in the cold all weekend. I think if I go next year, I’ll stay at the hotel and limit the photo ops to Sunday only.

Other than the nightmare photo op area, the convention center was great! I was able to meet some celeb guests at their booths and chat with them. On Saturday, I dressed as a Discoball Deathstar. I had to remake my Deathstar costume from a few years ago. I guess you consider it Deathstar II, except this one looks finished. Haha, there is some nerd humor for you Star Wars fans.

Joey Fatone, Theo Rossi, Samantha Newark (voice of original Jem & the Holograms), and Brian O’Halloran all loved my costume! *swoon* We totally quoted Camp Nowhere to Christopher Lloyd when we met him, we got a laugh out of him. We were probably the only people that would quote Camp Nowhere to him out of that man’s extensive film history. I always replay the carwash scene of that movie, it’s my favorite.

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Deathstar Discoball, the dish part lights up! I didn’t have time to make the rest of the skirt light up.

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Deathstar I

 

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A BEWITCHING TIME!

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I always buy tiny hats, so I picked up a couple in Salem!

Erin and I decided last month that we should figure out a time to go to Salem. I haven’t been in years, and she hasn’t gone EVER! So we got there a bit early, traffic was terrible trying to get to the parking garage. It was also raining while we were trying to find our sci-fi themed pizza place we scoped out a few weeks back. The pizza was decent. Thankfully it stopped raining by the time we got out of lunch. Also, it didn’t rain for the rest of the day, hooray!

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After the pizza, we made our way to the Peabody-Essex museum to check out the “It’s Alive!” exhibit, it was awesome! I may have had a tad too much fun using Snapchat filters on the scary faces.

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After the museum, we visited the House of Seven Gables. It was very interesting! We visited the house and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s childhood home. It was also very crowded, but we managed to get ourselves onto a tour of the home. Basically everyone visits Salem in October, so crowds were to be expected. I think we lucked out going on a Sunday though. 

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After the museum, we did some shopping. We also stopped by the Salem Witch Trials museum to nab a time slot for later on that day. It’s good that we did, as the museum sold out later that day. We had dinner at Bonchon, and got ourselves some fried dough for dessert. I also may have purchased two tiny witch hats. The one in the picture is larger, the other is only 3″ tall. So cute!

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The Witch Trials museum is the same from what I remembered. I haven’t been there since our 7th grade trip to Salem, haha. All in all, a very fun day! I can’t wait to go back next year. 

 

 

 

 

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LET’S SKATE?

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So for the first time since 1997, my friend Jamie and I went rollerskating over the long weekend. We were definitely the oldest people there without kids, at the skating rink. That didn’t stop us! Neither of us fell, which was awesome. I actually was able to skate, I remembered it quite quickly. I don’t think I would have been as successful if I had attempted roller blades instead. After skating, we went to a cute shop where I got a couple pairs of sunglasses and some jewelry. 

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After burning calories gliding around on skates, we had a delicious meal. It was at a flatbread pizza place. We had to wait for a table, as it was a happening spot. The food was really good, so I understand why there was a wait. I felt bad though, I barely made a dent in my giant hunks of fried chicken and I couldn’t take it home with me since we were heading out for drinks after dinner. 

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After dinner, we went out for nitrogen ice cream. It was delicious! I got the cake batter flavor. As if the ice cream place wasn’t awesome enough, they have a speakeasy in the back!!

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I did the honor of turning on the light, for delight! A window swung open, and we were greeted with a bartender. He checked our ID’s, and showed us to an empty spot at the bar. It’s not a place where you can just stand around, you have to have a seat. It was very cool! I think next time we’ll eat there instead of the pizza place, so we can sample their cheese platters and such. 

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To complete our adventure, we went to a brewery. I actually really liked it. Unlike tons of other breweries out there, the beer wasn’t hoppy (unless you selected the beer in the “Hoppy” section). I was very happy with our brews. We listened to some live music before closing our adventure. 

 

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PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS FROM OUR WEDDING

I got my professional pictures back from the wedding photographer last week. I got 2200+ photos back. I tried to make a smaller album on Google, but it is still a lot of pictures.  I was sick of looking at the pictures last week, since I spent too much time trying to edit down. Even on Facebook the album is large, despite getting it down to 350. We’ll call that a small achievement, haha.


I love how the pictures came out. I tried to just edit down the collages for this post. It’s still probably a lot, but I’m tired of editing down pictures, I need to get on booking my honeymoon!


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OUR WEDDING WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD!

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Sneak peek of the professional photos. I can’t wait to see them all!

I got married eight days ago, and am finally getting around to writing about it. I didn’t really have time to take many pictures on my own phone, so I saved a bunch from wedding guests on Facebook. I made them into some collages. In case you couldn’t tell, it was a Star Wars theme. We had a lot of fun with it. 

I experimented with a video collage, no idea how it’s going to translate into this blog post. I didn’t select music, so I also don’t know what the sound will be, so be warned! Anyway, I was a bit anxious the last week before the wedding. I didn’t sleep much the night before. But that was to be expected. Everything went really well! Our ceremony was short and sweet, and my brother was the officiant. He dressed as Obi Wan Kenobi. I did an R2D2 inspired hair style, I even dyed my purple hair streak to blue.

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I felt like a pinball for most of the reception, just jumping around from thing to thing. I tried to enjoy as much as possible, I danced, ate, drank, used the photo booth, and had a great time. But man, the day did fly by! I did have to escape periodically for pictures, but that was to be expected. Andy hates pictures, so that wasn’t fun for him. 

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I am a little sad it’s over, but also relieved. I spent so much time planning, that it is nice to have spare time and income! I can’t wait for the professional photos, I’ll be sure to post my favorites later on. We aren’t going on a honeymoon until early next year. So we went to the Cape for a few days after the wedding. We were really fortunate to have awesome weather for the wedding and Cape. It’s was very warm for late September. But I can’t wait for the fall weather to kick in, I love boot season.

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I just realized I collaged the same photo twice. Oh well!

 

 

 

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LET’S SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

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Yesterday I went to Coolidge Corner Theater to see Drop Dead Gorgeous with my friends Ginny and Fiona. I’m glad Ginny found out that the theater was playing it on their throwback/rewind night. I love this freaking movie, it’s hilarious. It’s a mockumentary-style movie about  beauty pageant contestants in a tiny Minnesota town.

Before the show, the theater held a small talent show using members of the audience for prizes. The girl that could bleet like a goat, won. It was awesome! After the show, we had tickets to the after party at a local sushi/hibachi restaurant. They only had a limited amount of free sushi and beer. The beer guys took forever to arrive. When he turned up, I helped myself to some beers before the bartenders had a chance to take it out. Gotta be aggressive!

Anyway, I was feeling all calm and shit about wedding-planning until today. I am starting to get anxiety. We’re about 8 days away now, and I knew the anxiety would surface soon. I’m not really nervous about the wedding itself, or the life-long commitment of marriage. Nah, not really my style to freak out about big things, I like to sweat the small stuff. For example, I’m not a fan of being the center of attention. So the whole “walking down the aisle” moment, along with the first dance, and father/daughter dance are freaking me the fuck out. I dunno why. It’s such a short part of the day, but I like to dwell on it. The day will come and go quickly, so I’m hoping once the moments arrive, I’ll be okay. 

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WHERE A KID CAN BE A KID

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Or an adult, who acts like a kid!

I celebrated my birthday a couple weeks early. It was mostly because I wanted to go to this hidden arcade, and wanted to slip in before the college kid apocalypse ensues. Nothing in the Boston-area can be enjoyed between  September-Mid December, and Mid January- end of May. It was still crowded at the arcade when we arrived, but it did thin out after a while. I enjoyed a two-person drink to myself, out a giant plastic R2D2 cookie jar. I think the bartender suspected I was the only one that was drinking from this thing, so I don’t think she put a lot of booze in my bucket. It was not fun to carry R2 around all night, but I made it work.

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Some of the games were very confusing. I played an Aerosmith game where we had to shoot robots? You can also shoot CD’s at the enemy as well. It took us a good 15 minutes to beat the helicopter launching bad music at us (not Aerosmith, I love them!), but we prevailed. Frankly, I think Aerosmith should stick with pinball machines. This shooting game was best suited for AC/DC, in my opinion. They could have called it “Shoot to Thrill.” Then you could throw TNT at weird yellow robots. Any takers, Konami?

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Once we ran out of tokens, we made our way to one of my favorite bars in the area. I got to find out “Mayflower” beat Ewan McGregor in the boxing match. I don’t know a damn thing about boxing, but I KNEW Mayweather would win. Why was that even debatable?! Overall, a very successful early birthday.

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