Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Levels of Nerd

So I've achieved a new level of nerd.  To give you an idea of where I've been, I'll list some of the nerdy things I do.

I write Star Trek collaborative fan fiction.
98% of the books I own are science fiction
98% of the movies I own (or watch) are science fiction.
I love Tron.
I would *love* to own a Star Trek uniform.

That's just a taste.  I know my nerd level is still low in comparison to some.  But I'm a Gerd (gay + nerd) and that's a whole other breed.

So back on track.  I subscribed to a comic book.  I received it two days ago and I am *so* happy!  I can't wait to get my next edition!  X-Men shows up in my mail box once a month.  No need to go to a comic book store and talk with Comic Book Guy to see if my edition has come in and if they've sold out.  Nope, it just shows up, I read it, enjoy it and anticipate the next.

So this is a new level for me.  Would I like to go to a comic-con?  Yes!  Would I dress up?  Probably!

BTW, all this came about from watching Gay Comic Geek on youtube.com

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Our Easter Vacation

For Easter, Aaron and I traveled to Mesa, Arizona stopping in Las Vegas both ways.  We *love* this trip!  It's always warm and pleasant down there.  It's great to leave behind the false spring we get in Utah.  This year we did even more new things along with our traditions. 

View from our hotel window.
Our first Komodo Dragon of the trip.  They're big!

Petting the rays.

Jellyfish at the Mandalay Bay Aquarium.

A giant Wacky Wall Walker.

Red Square Restaurant

Superstition Mountains hike.

A beautiful collared lizard

Petroglyphs on the end of our hike.

A water snake at the pool of the petroglyphs.

A couple of lesbians took this pic of us.

All the cacti were in bloom.  Beautiful.
A baboon at the Phoenix Zoo.

Riding an Oryx.