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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Wizard Con 2015

Ok, you guys all know how much of a geek I am.

I found out last month (late, I know) about Wizard Con. I had toyed with the idea of going but the thought of crowds and spending a whole lot of money wasn't too appealing at the time.

Well, the Thursday before, I decided what the hell and bought a ticket for the Sunday. The event was three days but since I was working, I decided to just go the one day. Yes, I spent a lot of money. I decided to bite the bullet and buy a couple photo ops and an autograph with some of my fave Walking Dead cast members.

When we got there, the place was empty. Granted, we got there at opening, but still. I was amazed at how organized the convention was and how laid back everything ended up.

We immediately traded in our tickets for the photo/autograph vouchers. We had some extra time at this point and were able to wander a bit before getting in line to meet Michael Rooker who was super funny and downright awesome!

While I got in line to have my walker aquarium signed by David Morrissey, Mike walked around for a while. The line was short and I noticed that "The Governor" was taking his time chatting with everyone and just being wonderful and super nice. When he saw my paperweight he got excited and asked to take a picture since he'd never seen it before (he even posted it on his Instagram!!!). We chatted about Senoia and the show and he left the coolest inscription on my aquarium. Since my friend Mike was actually the one who got me the paperweight for Christmas, David even asked him where he got it when we took photos later.

At this point, we'd done most of what we came to do which was much faster than we expected. After our shopping, I noticed there was no line for Milo Ventimiglia. Having been a huge Gilmore Girls fan (and a current Gotham geek), I "sprinted" (Mike's words, not mine) to his line. Milo was super nice and funny and knowing I was watching Gotham, he flipped over the show still to avoid spoilers for the episode that was airing the next day.
We clearly got a little selfie happy. Such a sweet guy!

Overall, Wizard Con was even better than I expected. Cannot wait for next year!!!

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

2015... WTF

I honestly don't know what to make of this year.

It's mid April and I'm still so confused.

So far 2015 has brought:

Family gatherings
Way too much shopping
Minor indescretions that I may or may not regret later
Foodie trips
First dates with a boy I'm maybe crazy about
Lying friends
Cheating friends
Complete and total confusion all around

On one hand, it's still only April. On the other, dude, wtf it's April. 

April has been a fairly chill at home kinda month and that ends in about two weeks when the travel starts again. So far the summer yields no travel plans but that could always change.

Is anyone else feeling lost and confused?
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Phoenix & Scottsdale- Wanderings

Happy tax day!
Sorry, couldn't help it.

Our last day in Phoenix was really relaxed. We wandered the downtown area around the hotel for a bit and happened upon Roosevelt Row where we admired the art.

We grabbed a great small breakfast at Jobot Coffee (And I absolutely love that sign).

We headed over to Tempe towards the university for some lunch and great views.

We made the trek out to Mystery Castle only to find it closed despite the OPEN sign.

Gotta love that telephoto lens.

One last stop exploring Chinatown (and getting some boba) and it was time to head home.

Such a fabulous weekend with friends and family!!!

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Phoenix & Scottsdale- Dessert & Taliesen West

After brunch we shopped. 
I didn't take photos of that. Nobody needs to know how much I bought.

Once the shopping was done, we stopped at Sweet Republic for some much needed ice cream time. I'd seen this place on Pinterest many times for their famous Toffee Banofi sundae. Thank God we split it because this sundae was intense (also very very delicious). 

We headed north after this to pick up Karissa's best friend Stephanie for some more wanderings a girl's night out. We got our culture fill at Taliesen West, a really awesome Frank Lloyd Wright house in the Phoenix area. While we arrived late in the day and didn't have the time for a tour, we wandered the outside and took some photos of the property.

We also put my brand new selfie stick to very good use.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Phoenix & Scottsdale- Whiskey Row

When we decided to make this trip, I had only one requirement-
We had to stop at Whiskey Row in Scottsdale.

As you all know, I'm a huge country music fan. Shocker, right? Anyway, my first trip out here, I'd missed out so I wasn't going to let that happen again. 

It was a pretty quiet night since it was a Sunday; however, the bars across the street were in full swing so we got to observe the spring break craziness without being immersed in it. 
So much nicer that way. 

I geeked out over the lights here.

The food was pretty delicious and the service was great.

Souvenirs- A little white tank top. Get it? 

Last round before heading back to the hotel.

Such a perfect laid back girls night out.

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