Sunday, July 25, 2010

Comic Con Nerds

This weekend Steph and I are taking an inter-California stay- cation. We're mixing up a little Comic-con in San Diego with a bit of Disneyland in L.A. On Thursday night we intended to leave S.F. at around 7 and that slowly morphed into 10:30. That was very depressing for me because it meant that I missed an opportunity for a late night Ruben at Canter's Deli in L.A. On Friday we made a rather large error in leaving for San Diego at 5 during rush hour. It took is about 3 hours to make it to Long Beach from Hollywood. It fucking sucked! Meh, that was just a drop in the bucket compared with the room we had waiting for us in S.D. But, let me preface that by saying I am in no way a cheap person. I will throw money at quality items without a second thought but I do love searching out a deal and love it even more if that deal flies in the face of convention. Before we even got on board with this little adventure we were advised that all the hotels basically double their prices. I really just couldn't accept that I wouldn't be able to find a deal on a room. Fuck you I said. I will totally find a cheap room and not only will it be cheap it will be close to the convention center. That's when I found the Travel lodge. At least that's what it was called by Google. At least you know what to expect with a travel lodge. This was anything but expected. The name had changed and is now known as the Downtown Lodge. Not a good portent of things to come. If I were the head of the ministry of naming names I would probably give the downtown lodge a working title of "just a block or two from downtown ass lodge" it's probably the grimiest place I've ever stayed. There were random hairs in one of the beds an the shower. Cigarette burns on the sheets. Now I did get a deal on the place. I paid $70 a night which is pretty awesome. But the deal of the century was pretty much lost on Steph upon first inspection of the towels which can only be described as being "a little bit moist." as to Comic Con itself it lived up to it's billing and ended up being super nerdy and crowded and full of half naked girls dressed as princess leia (the return of the Jedi outfit). I bought some prints from Tara McPherson which will look epic in my new room in the house. My overall impression of Comic Con is positive. I'm not really into much of what Comic Con is about but the people watching is amazing and I think I was a bit too preoccupied with that to take any seriously good pics. I took some black and white of the tron booth (can't wait for that) and I'll see what happens when I get that roll developed. I really want to do a live printing booth at Cimic Con. I'll see what can be done to make that happen. Today is Sunday and we're back in L.A. For some D-Land and hopefully some Canter's deli later as

I am craving a Ruben.
Wherever you go, there you are

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