241 Days Until Dragon*Con 2012
Finally I can say “This year’s Dragon*Con!” instead of “Next year’s Dragon*Con!”
I know that is a small victory, but it’s baby steps to Conan Costume, as usual.
Welcome to 2012, last year on Earth. Time to party like it’s 199999. I hope you all had a great New Year’s and Christmas season, but now, if you are like me, it’s time to buckle down and get serious about getting into that costume for this year’s DragonCon. No more excuses, unless you’re like me again, and live in an area that celebrates Mardi Gras.
It’s not that I went completely insane during the holidays, either. I didn’t eat right, but I also didn’t eat terrible (terrible being a pound of bacon for breakfast, a pizza for dinner, and 3 zillion fried shrimp for supper, with candy bars thrown around in there for good measure). I wasn’t completely lazy either, but I also wasn’t Rocky. I went to the gym twice last week, as opposed to 3 or 4 times in a regular week.
But now it’s time to get back to those twigs and berries I was eating before, and hitting the gym, hard, 3 or 4 times a week. There’s not anything getting in my way or distracting me until Mardi Gras revs up to full-blown madness later on this month, but the Carnival season actually begins Thursday (12th Night).
Conan? I realize that probably isn’t going to happen. To be honest, not sure if I would do it even if I could pull it off. I’m not the Conan sort of chap. As mentioned before, my original plan was for the Lone Ranger, but then Disney announced that they would be releasing a Lone Ranger movie sometime in 2012, which killed that quicker than an arrow through a blue lace-up shirt. So where am I at? Right now I’m thinking Raiden (from Mortal Kombat) or some sort of BSG officer. It needs to be something that I can still go to the panels in. I’m not gonna be one of those guys who just hangs around waiting for compliments or to get his picture taken. There’s nothing wrong with that, but that’s not why I go to Dragon*Con. Plus there’s no way my crappy homespun costume is gonna be good enough to be one of those guys.
Anyway. Back on the horse. Seems I spend more time off than on, lately.
Happy New Year.
Tomorrow: the DragonCon-iest Christmas presents I got, and I wanna hear from yall (if there’s anyone still out there) about what sort of geeky gifts you got this year.
Do you need some motivation? Do you need to feel happy of yourself? Watch this one more time and get pumped for getting fit as shit for DragonCon!