As I sit here, in my geek bar, drinking a Vulcan Red IPA from my Wesley Crusher pint, I reflect on what got me here. It’s the 50th Anniversary of the original Star Trek airing on TV and I have to say without that show my life would have been drastically different. Cliche, I know, but true.
This year, I thought I’d do something a little different. VIDEO! *electronic dance thumps*
Keep reading under the video for more about our 2016 GenCon trip 🙂
GenCon was super weird for us this year. For the first time ever not only did we not have roommates, but we had a full on suite! The no roommates was kinda sad to us (we love Crystal and Chad!) but having a dining room and two bathrooms really let us host games without having to hunt the fetid halls for enough chairs together to get a game going.
This year also made me realize just how much I don’t get to game, or relax, on a regular basis. I’d say most of our convention was sleeping. We were THAT exhausted. For the first year ever we never went into the open gaming halls, the second story of the convention center, or really anywhere else besides the dealer hall and Scotty’s. Working 72 hours a week for an extended period definitely took it’s toll. But, that also means you guys didn’t get a lot of the experience via my video! I am sad about that, and plan to rectify that next year.
I hope you enjoy the small glimpse of GenCon I was able to provide! This is seriously about 1/10th of what goes on and if you love gaming, you owe it to yourself grab your dice bag and visit one year.
Alright, so here’s the blog I was going to write before my dog got super sick. Ever since I moved my fitness stuff from my personal Facebook page to a “Like” page I’ve had some steady growth, but also a few people asking why I post up a picture every day of myself working out. Most are cool, but there have been a couple people that are obviously down on themselves and out of shape but feel the need to make me bad about making myself a priority.
Grieving is a weird experience for me. I’ve never been one to lose it over loss, at least right away. Right now my dog of 8 years is laying at home, unable to move, barely hanging on to life. It won’t hit me until she’s gone, probably. That could be any day now. It could be a year from now. I choose to be optimistic. But, she is 13 years old and that’s about the upper limit for larger dogs like her.
My friend and personal Coach posted something on her Facebook a few days ago that really resonated with me. This is from her post and I hope she doesn’t slay me for sharing, but this really has been me for the past two years.