Monthly Archive: May 2013

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Star Trek Into Dorkness (SPOILERS and stuff, nerds.)

I, like a good science fiction nerd, went to go see Star Trek Into Darkness yesterday.  I enjoyed it.  It was a good flick.  It was fun to watch.  It was, though, a bad Star Trek movie.  (Or, as my friend Mike Broder put it: it was a good Star...

Bad hair day + Microphone = ??? 0

Bad hair day + Microphone = ???

A friend of mine in California’s friend was the former roommate of a former Wasabi Anime advisor. As a result, said friend saw a photo and recognized me.  Oh my God, my hair.

Shannon spelunking in caves in Belize (Royal Caribbean) 0

Shannon spelunking in caves in Belize (Royal Caribbean)

Part of our excursion was to go deep into rock caves in the Belize jungle. It was November, which normally means mild weather. Inside the caves? HOT AS HELL. Plus there were bats. Lots of bats. But we had fun. 🙂

Shannon vs. The Rock Climbing Wall (Royal Caribbean) 0

Shannon vs. The Rock Climbing Wall (Royal Caribbean)

Our cruise last year had a rock climbing wall. Making sure that we got our money’s worth for being on the boat, we both did it. We too photos, too: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomcroom/sets/72157632016582697/ It was fun, exhausting, and a reminder of how out of shape I was.

Shannon crossing a bridge in Belize (Royal Caribbean) 0

Shannon crossing a bridge in Belize (Royal Caribbean)

When heading into the jungle (yes, THE JUNGLE) in Belize to go spelunking, we had to cross a bridge over the Belize River that was very “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” Like a nerd, I filmed it.

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 13: #EVANGELION WORLD Cosplayers? Yup. 1

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 13: #EVANGELION WORLD Cosplayers? Yup.

When we left off last Saturday, Shannon and I were walking around Evangelion World at Fuji-Q Highlands theme park near Mt. Fuji in Japan. Damn, my life IS kind of cool. After touring all the other display rooms, we wandered into MAIN attraction: the 1:1 scale Evangelion Unit-01 head.  It...