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It is May!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

That means I get to start running again. Assuming it stops being yuck outside, that is. I don't particularly want to go running in the rain when I haven't got waterproof running gear. I'm strange that way.

I had a great weekend; left last Wednesday for Calgary so I could go to the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. I got Adam West's autograph (Batman from the old TV show in the 1960's), and he accepted a gift of a photo of my little Batman even though the policy is to not accept gifts. He's a very funny man. I also got Jasika Nicole's autograph (Astrid on FRINGE) and had a lovely talk with her about autism, as her sister has it and she talked about it a bit during the FRINGE panel. And I got John Noble's autograph for J, since Walter is his favourite character on FRINGE.

I also had tickets to see TNG: EXPOsed on Saturday night, and that was so amazing! The entire original cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation together at a convention for the first time in 25 years - and I was there! They are all friends still, and it was really interesting to hear them reminisce and answer questions from the audience and joke with each other and stuff. John de Lancie (Q) even showed up as a surprise!

I also got to see Stan Lee (of Marvel Comics) answering questions from the audience, and he was hilarious. The MC for that was Garret Wang (Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager), and he is such a nerd, he was taking pictures of himself on stage with Stan Lee! emoticon

Back to Jasika Nicole, she finished talking about her sister and the role of "Alt Astrid" (there is an alternate universe on FRINGE, and Astrid in that universe has Asperger Syndrome) by saying that "not everyone is lucky enough to have someone with autism in their lives." It made me cry, and I was lucky enough to get to tell her that when she was signing her photo for me. She recommended a documentary to me, called Neurodiversity, so now I have to keep an eye out for it. Based on what she said about it, I will probably really like it.

I returned on Tuesday. I took the Greyhound both ways, as it is so much cheaper than the plane and only about 12 hours by bus anyhow.

So what with being away for nearly a week, I didn't really eat all that well. I stayed with friends who eat white bread a lot, as well as lunch meat and processed cheese slices. Quite a change from my whole wheat bread and real cheese! (I am not complaining, everything tasted really good and I enjoyed all of it. But I think my body will be happy to get back to its usual diet.)

At least I got lots of exercise, walking around the exhibition halls and standing in queues.

It is very good to be home, though, and I've decided to jump in with both feet and gone and joined an official SparkPeople Challenge for this month. We'll see how I do with it.

As I always say whenever I post after an absence, I hope to be more active here again. Of course, there is the caveat that I may not have time to be around as much as I'd like, depending on how much work I have to do. But I really am going to try!
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