The day before my official birthday I spent with friends. That morning I went to the temple to C, then in the afternoon M and I went to see a matinee of Les Miserables (a Christmas present from my parents--twice the enjoyment!). The play was AMAZING! I've seen it before, but I'm always struck by the story of redemption and how it only took one person to show val Jean that he was more than just a former prisoner. It just gets to me, so of course I cried.
After the show we got dinner at one of my favorite restaurants and took it to go (what we usually do). Then when we got home I opened the door to this:
As my brain was trying to make this fit into my reality, I was surprised by friends popping out from behind the kitchen counter! M and C had planned a surprise party for me and I was totally oblivious to the whole thing! It was a fun night, with just a few friends, which is exactly what I like.
Then on my birthday, I got to wear a new dress I had bought precisely for my birthday (because I felt I deserved it :) ).
Then Thursday was Comic-Con! I was excited and nervous for my very first con. I went with my coworker and fellow whovian, K. Oh my gosh, it was so much fun! Just being around all these geeks, and feeling a connection to hundreds of people you don't know is awesome! Highlights: I made friends while waiting in line for a panel; I met Adam Baldwin and Nathan Fillion (oh, so handsome); and seeing all the creative costumes people come up with. Here a just a few pictures:
|My day one cosplay! I got a lot of compliments, and a few people even asked if they could take my photo!|
|My new friends!|
|Ioan Gruffudd. He's so charming.|
|James Marsters. I just couldn't get a really good picture of him.|
|Day 2 cosplay--Nerdherder!|
|Karl Urban. He drove right past us!|
|Getting Adam Baldwin's autograph. He was so nice!|
|Awesome Christoff and Elsa--I love her attitude.|
|The oh so ruggedly handsome Nathan Fillion.|
|The cute and fun Karen Gillan.|
|Adam Baldwin during his panel.|
|Me and R2-D2! He even made squeely noises.|
That's about it for now--hopefully I'll have some news on the job front in the near-ish future!