August 6th, 2006
|10:39 am - I Mean Technically Our Marriage Is Saved|
Meeting incidentist (Dan) for dinner at the Elephant and Castle and eating a bruschetta chicken sandwich that is not as fabulous as the description sounds, and you can't even play chess with it: $12
Going to the Punch Line and meeting Dan's brother and his friend; seeing Jason Downs, who is generally pretty lame and unprofessional but has a few good jokes, Brent Weinbach, who is ridiculously hilarious in an indescribable way, and Ty Barnett, who is just as funny as you expected from seeing him for five minutes on Last Comic Standing; and adhering to the two-drink minimum by having about 6 oz. of Coke and 6 oz. of ginger ale: $26
Walking to North Beach to accost e_juliana (Juliana) at Blanca Cafe, running into debg (Deb) and em_angharad (Emily), with whom you spend nearly an hour trying to derive the Pythagorean theorem on a napkin (with Emily, a budding math teacher, that is, not Deb, who doesn't believe in math), and consuming some very yummy chocolate gelato: $5
Even good panels could go awry. The way Comic Con gives attendees direct access to creators and talent is one of its most appealing aspects and one of its most maddening; the traditional open-floor Q&A sessions can be cringe-inducing. For the record, Veronica Mars star Enrico Colantoni would rather be covered in poop than eat a small serving of poop, and Rosario Dawson will politely refuse to look at your screenplay even if you promise it contains "a really good role for you."Getting an oblique mention in The Onion A.V. Club: PRICELESS
(P.S. I love you guys.)
Current Mood: grateful
Current Music: Panic! at the Disco - I Write Sins Not Tragedies
LASTING INTERNET FAME IS OURS!!!
Classic!! I can now say that I know the man responsible for that little piece of history.
90% of the credit goes to the lovely lady above you!
I know that, but I sadly haven't met her in real life. What can I do?
Steal a YXT and roadtrip to Austin?
A road trip to Austin isn't a bad idea, but I can't seem to find any YXTs except when I'm in SD.
Will my Blue CRV work?
Wait--I did see a YXT in my hometown the other week--but I'm not sure if I would like to risk jail before going to Austin.
I'll stick with the Blue CRV.
Ha, the only difference between you and eirefaerie
is press coverage.
It was a reference to both a typically long-ass Panic! song title that has nothing to do with the song and the fact that eirefaerie
also does not like them.
I kind of didn't like them at first, but they grew on me. Very catchy.
|Date:||August 9th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)|| |
Hi! Can I just say that I love that you spend an hour trying to derive the Pythagorean theorem on a napkin? Somehow it reminds me of the time a friend and I couldn't remember the name of the ancient civilization in the Indus Valley that wasn't Mohenjo Daro, so we went around a cafe asking everyone. Nobody knew (it was Harappa, turns out).
Anyway. You rock.
Hee! It all started a couple weeks ago when I thought of jokingly asking Kristen to derive the Pythagorean theorem at Comic-Con, but then I realized I couldn't remember how to do it myself, so that wouldn't be fair. And then, since Emily was a math teacher, I figured she would be able to help me out. She ended up drawing triangles and squares, which was a different method than the way I was trying to remember, which involved more algebra.
Also, that's a fun little cafe story, too. Knowledge is power!
Also, I am totally baffled as to how you found me. Crazy Internets. Do I know you? Do we know the same people? Usually, I just assume people find me because of VM, but that doesn't seem to be the case here.
|Date:||August 9th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC)|| |
Yes, VM is the connection. You don't know me - mostly I don't know anyone, but I lurk on TWoP, occasionally post (erinye over there). I will be around...
Aha. Well, welcome! Thanks for coming out of hiding.
|Date:||August 9th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)|| |
Aww, thanks! I'm a bit scared of the giant black hole of time-wasting (er, time-using in worthwhile but non-working ways?) that is actually talking to people in InternetLand, but hey, how much worse can it get? It's not like I don't already waste time.
Talking to people in InternetLand is awesome! Believe me, I know. It is fun and happy-making and totally worthwhile.
You are the king of the internets. And now famous, apparently.
I can't believe you (re)asked that poo question and that EC answered and that the AV club mentioned it. Hilarious.