For us one of those things is Emerald City Comic Convention. Because we're giant geeks. Last year it was a little later in the year, closer to our Birthdaversary (if you don't know what that is just wait until the week of March 27-April 2nd and all will become clear). This year it was last weekend, and somehow I crammed a day of it in between papers and various work and church commitments. Because I have priorities.
Every year I have my picture taken with Wil Wheaton, my first ever celebrity boyfriend. (We grew up, moved on, and now he's just my celebrity-person-I-wish-I-could-have-over-for-dinner-and-be-friends-with.)
and finally last weekend:
It is amazing, dear readers, what a little foundation and a decent camera can do for a girl when she's getting her picture taken with Wil Wheaton. Also I am pretty sure I haven't had a haircut since last year's photo. Hence my new obsession with braiding.
But of course the best and biggest difference this year is that our geeky family tradition is finally being passed on to the next generation. Baby J will be able to point back to this weekend accusingly, and blame us for everything that goes wrong in her life.
Here's a couple more from the fun times:
Live long and prosper, friends. This is Andrew about to make a very cool face. But they don't let you hang out with this guy long enough to really pose. Hence Andrew and J looking weird and me starstruck and covering J's starfleet insignia with my hand by accident.
Proof that we are raising her to respect both major geek traditions.
Pretty much all the bad guys we posed with forgot to be fierce because of the cuddly baby. C'mon! WE ALL KNOW THAT KLINGONS HATE BABIES!! GRRRAAAH!
J's newfound interest in animals extends to Ewoks evidently. (no offense to Ewoks, of course.)
and last but not least - 100 Geek points if you know who these two are: