In my opinion, there’s nothing more attractive then a man and his dog. My heart doesn’t melt when a man is holding a baby but give him a dog? Done.
Here we have Ryan Gosling (Who should call the cops for being robbed of Sexiest Man of The Year) with George, Scott Caan with Dot and Chris Evans with East (How awesome is that name?). Then we have Dierks Bentley and his dog Jake. (Jake holds a special place because he looks like my dog Wolf.) These men (to me) are all hot on their own, but add in their four legged friends? I die. Then when you add quotes like this “Animal lovers. When some girls meet a dog, they say, ‘Oh, cute dog.’ Pat. Pat. Others see the dog and drop to their knees to play. If a girl does that, she’s a keeper.” Who said this? Chris Evans. Who does this and has two thumbs? This girl. Who is now convinced that she’s his soul mate? See previous response.
Going back to Dierks & Jake, I actually had the chance to meet Dierks once. It was before a show here in Baltimore. I planned to tell him that our dogs looked alike and I went through with it. When I got up to him I started telling him and looking for a picture of Wolf on my camera. The security guy tried to rush me but I told him to hold on! That’s right, I told him to hold. On. I finally found the picture and showed Dierks and he told me that our dogs could be cousins. There ya have it. My dog has a celebrity cousin. Boom.
Sunday I took part in a Photowalk! It was really fun and it was nice to meet new people. Some of them I “knew” from Twitter but it was nice to put a real face with a real name. The walk took place at Westminster Hall which is where Edgar Allan Poe is buried. I’ve been there a few times before but never for the soul purpose of taking photos. Plus with the tour we were allowed access into the catacombs which are under the church.
If you live in the area and have never been, do it! Even if you aren’t a Poe fan it’s very interesting to see a cemetery that old. It’s amazing and a little weird how in the middle of a busy city you can find this quiet little sanctuary. Plus Poe isn’t the only famous person who rests there. You’ll find General John Stricker, James McHenry and other historical figures. Yes, that’s how old this place is. The burial grounds were established in 1786 by the First Presbyterian Church and then 1852 the church was built over the grounds which created the catacombs. The church is no longer an active place of worship but they do hold various events there and you can even have your wedding there, just without a Mass if that’s your thing. I’ve actually said a few times I’d like to get married there one day.
Enough rambling! Here a few photos I took while wandering around the grounds.
If you want to see more you can check out my Flickr set. I had a really great time! Everyone was really nice and helped answer questions about photography. It was amazing all the different cameras and lenses everyone had. I mean, there I was with my Canon SX30is which is fancy to me but marbles compared to what they had! It was a fun trip though and I stuck to my own person goal of not trying to center everything. Plus I played with the built in black & white setting my camera has. I might even go back on my own to play around a little more.
This is amazing!
I’m going to be all over the place on this most likely. I was in NYC for New York Comic Con (NYCC) over the weekend. It’s a huge east coast comic/entertainment convention in case you’re wondering. This post is going to talk about that chaos and the following post will talk about other NYC stuff. Sound good? Awesome.
One of the best things about attending NYCC this year was the fact I finally got to meet my online friend Irma! I’ve known her for years through blogging and it was great to finally meet her! She has a webcomic and was attending the event to promote it. Of course I picked up a book of her work! I stopped by pretty much every day (except Saturday) to see how her sales were doing and to chat. I couldn’t imagine having to pretty much look happy an entire weekend and talk up strangers about my work. It had to be exhausting for her!
Another totally awesome person I got to chat with was Peter S. Beagle. You know him as the man behind The Last Unicorn. I loved the movie as a kid and my sister actually bought the blu-ray version for me as a present a few years ago. He was extremely nice and asked for my business card when he saw I was “Press!” That was a bit of a thrill for me to be honest. I explained what my blog (When Nerds Attack) was about and he offered a few of his own Convention tips! It was great! I ended up buying a copy of The Last Unicorn Graphic Novel (which is beyond beautiful) which he signed for me.
That all happened on Friday! I wasn’t even in NYC for a whole day and I had all of that happen. That was just the warm up to Saturday though which was “Avengers” Day. The whole reason I was attending was for this movie:
I won’t bore you with minor details. I will tell you I was at the convention center by 7:15am for a panel that didn’t start until 6:00pm-ish. Yes, I sat in a room all day. No, I never left. Not even to use the bathroom. That’s just how I roll at crazy ass conventions. The highlight of the panel for me was seeing Chris Evans up close and personal. Well, I guess I wouldn’t call it personal but I doubt I’ll ever get closer to the guy. He’s adorable. I think he must be shy to some extent because he wore a hat the entire time and seemed maybe a little uncomfortable about the whole thing. I mean, he was great! He answered questions and joked around but I think he might be getting use to this whole big ass movie star thing. After the panel ended Mark Ruffalo (He’ll be playing Hulk/Bruce Banner) did a quick little signing and I was able to get my badge signed. I didn’t have anything else on me!
Here are a few pictures from the Avengers panel:
Not too shabby eh? I wish my pictures were a little better but it’s my own fault. I’m still learning my “fancy” camera but I’m happy with what I have. After the panel though I was interviewed by ABCNews Radio but I haven’t been able to find it anywhere. I sent them a Tweet but no response!
The rest of New York Comic Con was uneventful for the most part. I picked up an adorable Captain America print by Ann Cain. I love it because he’s not wearing a helmet. Yes, I’m shallow. He has a pretty face and I want to see it. I received a few compliments on my Captain America shield hair clip which was nice. Plus I was hit on by some random kid. I’m not sure how old he was but I couldn’t imagine he was older than 20/21. That was a Con first. All in all it was a good Con though. I saw everything I wanted to see for the most part and didn’t run into any major issues. Here are a few more random pictures from New York Comic Con!
You can find all my NYCC photos here! Expect my NYC post later this week!