Sure, why not?!

Two words have been used to describe me in the past: stubborn and hard-headed. That’s just absurd, don’t ya think?!

I am going to Comicon on Sunday. That’s how I know I am not stubborn, nor hard-headed. Attending Comicon (an annual Comic/Fantasy Convention held in San Diego) is my proof!

I’m a realist. I have no imagination. I don’t like things that don’t make perfect sense. Fantasy does not peak my interest, whatsoever. Star Wars gave me nightmares as a kid. I have walked out of a number of Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter-type movies in my lifetime. I teased kids with imaginary friends in elementary school.

“So why the heck are you going, Gigi?” you may ask.

Well, because Josh asked me to. It was presented to me as “an opportunity to do some incredulous people watching” and “have a $20 day-cation”. Who says “No” to a deal like that?! Not to mention, I’ll take any opportunity to spend the day in San Diego with the hubby rather than with coworkers and clients (no offense to any of them…)

Here’s the real kicker--I’m getting excited to go. Josh has done an excellent job of bringing to light that my stubbornness is typically predicated by the fact that I haven’t given something a chance. (My parents probably told me this exact same thing 349 times over the past 25 years, but unfortunately I wasn’t listening, or I was busy saying, “I know”, and moving on. Sorry, guys. Please forgive me…) Josh is a total “techy”, and I have always given him a hard time for it. However, lately, Josh has subtly encouraged my little bit of techyness to surface. He’ll take apart a computer a put it back together, and a little part of me wants to know what all the pieces do. He once asked me to try watching an episode of LOST with him, and it turns out it’s one of the best TV shows I’ve ever seen! I’m so hooked! He’s pulled his phone out to do “on-the-spot research” about 100 times now, and I’ve recently noticed myself doing it. I now somewhat find entertainment in the occasional video game; there are days I am more active on Twitter than he is; and I actually “wikihow-ed” something the other day. It’s amazing what marriage does. I’ve learned to like “techy”.

So when I say I’m excited, it’s not because I can’t wait to wear my Star Trek costume, it’s not because I’m hoping Spiderman will be stuck in the upper corner of the convention center somewhere, it’s not because I’m curious what The Hulk feels like in person, and it’s definitely not because I’m excited to see how much Harry Potter and his friends have grown in the past ten years. It’s really because I’ll be giving something a chance, and I’ll probably like it more than I think.

Being open-minded is really quite exciting!


a bit overdue...

My quarter century birthday was a couple weeks ago, and Josh and I invited some friends and family to come hang and spend the day with us. I know it's a bit overdue, but I thought I'd share some pics from the day.
The intention was a POOLSIDE BBQ, but the drizzle and grey clouds made for a half indoor/half outdoor, fully clothed party. The cloudy day couldn't keep the BBQ from firing up and cooking some brats and hot dogs.

Simple... relaxing... outside... grub&bevs... poolside....
That's what I'm talkin about!! I REALLY enjoyed the day. It was exactly what I'd hoped for. Thanks to Josh for organizing the whole shindig! And thanks to everyone that came to make it special!





If you haven't figured out (by my increased levels of techy activities related to Facebook, Twitter, Emails, and Texts) my birthday gift from Josh was a new iPhone! A new-new one. The one that came out the day before my birthday! Josh had been pushing me to get one for a while, but, being my grandmother's granddaughter, I chose to be stubborn and wait until the day I could no longer use the phone I have, just to be sure I got the most for my money. I said, "When this one breaks, I'll be sure to get an iPhone next..." Well, my phone was just fine but the day before my birthday I found Josh and I standing in line at the Apple Store. I thought we were there to visit Jacqui, my sister in law, who was working like a horse on the day of the new phone release. I look over my shoulder to find Josh twisting my phone and ready to throw it to the first floor of the mall. I asked him, "Are you BREAKING my ph....... wait a second...... we're not here to 'visit Jacqui', are we...?" I LOVE the stinkin thing. And I LOVE the awesome husband!