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Jul 23, 2008

Nerd Prom!

Sorry I've been oh so quiet lately, but you see, I've been a-gearin' up for NERD PROM!

Yes, it's that time of the year again; in a couple of hours I'm heading on down to San Diego for five- count 'em, FIVE- days and nights of madness. I've got oodles and oodles of noodles cool stuff lined up and I'm so excited...I just can't hide it! I'm about to lose control, my friends, and...why...I think I like it! Seriously, my extravaganza this year is going to make my extravaganza last year look like...uh, I don't know. A non-extravaganza? Something lame. Ooh, I got it- last year's trip tp SDCC was like a piece of Fruit Stripe gum- flavorful for a minute, but then it loses its flavor and you're chewing on a piece of latex, whereas this year will be like a piece of Freshen Up. You think it's just gum- gum that has a flavor which lasts and lasts!- but then, even better, there's a burst of goo which adds to the inherent excitement that comes along with chewing gum.

I just realized a few things:

1) I use gum chewing as a metaphor quite often
2) "there's a burst of goo which adds to the inherent excitement" is quite the double entendre
3) All this gum talk is weird as I don't even chew gum anymore- I vastly prefer a mint

At any rate! When I get back next week and start relaying my reports you'll undoubtedly be all "Holy crap, this IS just like Freshen Up!", I swear.

In the meantime, I've got a column up at AMC today, wherein I discuss various flavors of vampire. There's even a wee poll attached to the article, which reminds me that I should post another poll here at FG.

In even more meantime, be good and don't forget to water the plants whilst I'm away. And if you kill my cat and try to replace it with a copy, I'll know.

13 comments:

ARBOGAST said...

And if you kill my cat and try to replace it with a copy, I'll know.

Because it says "woem"?

the2ndsuitor said...

Enjoy the MST3K reunion for those of us here on the East Coast!!!!!!

If they reunite, please tell us!

Theron said...

Did you remember to stop your paper? Oops, did I just give away my advanced age? I mean, really, who actually takes the newspaper these days?

elgringo said...

So jealous!

Pierce said...

You'll know? Thats funny, you didn't seem to figure it out when we made the switch last yea.... I mean. The cat is safe, have fun!

Bill Walsh said...

Good column, Stacie! Nice recapitulation of many of your vampire ruminations from hereabouts. And I hope you have a lovely nerd prom, and dance beneath the stars with the mutant of your choice.

ladracul said...

Oh yeah, I agree with the nerd prom sentiment...although I think it's moreso the nerd Oscars. More like in the sense anyone who's who in the geekdom universe will be there. :)

Me, I'm trying to get there for next year and trying to figure out what to do about a Sommersverse cosplay group...

But have fun for all of us that can't be there!

Sammy's mistress said...

...so what's wrong with chewing gum? And yeah!!!!! I'm really looking forward to reading about your special night. We need all the creamy, gorey details!

spazmo said...

But...proms are only supposed to last one night. This thing's gonna keep you away for days.

In that span of time, how could you not expect your cat to be copied?

You're likely to come home and find Kurt Russell on your front lawn with a flamethrower trying to incinerate a twisted mass of bewhiskered extraterrestrial tissue, and a hole in the floor of your shed where Wilford Brimley used to be...

Steve said...

I have a friend who flew out for the Con this year. I'm jealous of you both.

unclemike said...

Did you see me at con? I was the big guy with a beard and glasses wearing a funny t-shirt.

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