Wednesday, May 26, 2010


That's how much I weigh now!  189lbs.  I'm pretty much over the moon.  I still want to get down to about 175 but I'm feeling really great about 189 right now.

So aside from a little thing that's happening on June 15, I'm most excited about going to Comic-Con in July.  Have any of you ever been?  What should I expect?  I'm not sure WHAT to expect.  I'm fairly sure I'm going to stalk Joss Whedon.  Also, how difficult do you think it'd be for me to stuff him in my bag and drag him back to FL with me?

Seriously though, I'm going for fun.  I've heard loads about it for many years and this year just decided to go. I like comic book culture more than I like comic books.  I never got into the legions of super hero comic books because by the time I got around to wanting to read them, I could never figure out where to begin.  But I do like graphic novels and there are comics that I've read that I've enjoyed immensely.  Runaways, Buffy, Joss Whedon's X-Men arc, some Spawn, Kick-Ass.  I'm always looking for new ones too, so any suggestions would be welcome.

Mostly though, I'm looking at this as an experience.  I feel like I'm going back to my mothership.  I've always been a geek undercover.  A closet sci-fi fan.  I still have my copy of the TV Guide from when Star Trek: TNG went off the air.  And, if I can find it in time, I'm totally planning on dressing up as Doctor Who at least one of the days (right now my hair is almost long enough to be Eleven, and I do so love a good bowtie).

A friend from work is going with me.  She's more interested in a couple of the authors that are going to be there.  But all-in-all, I think it'll be a great time.

Yeah.  Okay.  That's it from me today.

Oh!  I'm also reading this book called MED-HEAD.  It's a really great book about a young man who suffered from Tourette's Syndrome and OCD.  It was written by the young man's father and James Patterson.  But it's written in the kid's voice from his perspective.  I'm only a hundred pages in, but I already know that this book is the kind of book that people need to read.  I know that as a young man, if I saw someone different, someone I didn't understand, it was easy to write them off as a freak.  Make fun of them for laughs.  I'm not totally proud of that.  But this shows you the other side.  It's really powerful stuff.

Tomorrow:  No idea, but I'll make something up.


  1. Congrats, Shaun. That is so awesome, reaching that weight. I am really jealous of you going to ComicCon. I have always wanted to go, but I've never had the opportunity. I think it'd be a blast just to watch all the "more geeky than me" people. Anyway, have lots of fun and if you get the chance to post some pics, that'd be sweet.

  2. Eric: Thanks! I haven't felt this good since I was in EMT/Firefighter training. You're so right about ComicCon. I'm not sure what I'm even going to do. I'll probably just stand around and stare like a fool. I'll definitely be taking loads of pics.


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