Happy New Year!

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!

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4 Responses to Happy New Year!

  1. Brandon says:

    Happy New Year! Just wanted to say I really like your blog. I’ve been reading it for a few months now. I found it through the X-E discussions (I’m brandmed there). I went to DragonCon for the first time this year (well, I guess that’s last year now), and I loved it! I’d been wanting to go for years. I live in South Georgia so it’s not like it was that far. The buddy I went with and I loved it. We’ve already got our tickets and reservations for this year. Your blog has inspired me to use DragonCon as my motivation for my own fitness goals. I lost 60 pounds in 2010, but I’ve gained pretty much all of that back in 2011. I need to get that back off, plus some. Best wishes to you on your fitness journey!

  2. Thanks very much! I’ve connected with several folks through XE, so it’s great to meet another one! DragonCon is quite a bit of fun, and I think it’s one of those things that will get more fun every year, as you figure out what it’s all about and how everything works.

    DragonCon just seemed like a logical choice for a fitness goal. It was about a year away when I started this blog, so it was in a good time frame. Plus, I have seriously considered “dressing up” for DragonCon, and no one wants to see a fatass like me in a costume of any sort.

    Hope you’ll stick around and we’ll all get fit for DragonCon together!!!

  3. Brandon says:

    I will definitely be sticking around! I’ve commented before (I know we discussed Garfield’s Thanksgiving), but I don’t think I ever really “introduced” myself. I’ve considered a few costume ideas for this year too. Of course, there’s only a small list that a big guy with any sense of shame can actually pull off.

    • I wasn’t sure if this was the same person or not, but it’s great to have you back!

      There is an entirely too-short list of costumes a big guy can pull off, because not only am I overweight (currently), but I’m also fairly tall, so I get a lot of looks wherever I go. My modus operandi is usually to attempt to blend in, so wearing a costume is definitely out of my comfort zone (unless it is Halloween).

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