Anyhow, the next few entries will cover the day before Wondercon, the first and second days and a wrap-up of the loot that I came away with and that subsequently put me in the poor house; Top Ramen never tasted so good...seriously, that shit never tasted good.
|Obie (my worst critic)|
and Tulip (smiling).
After about a half an hour, I was recovered enough from my canine separation anxiety and we listened to the latest installment of the Savage Love Podcast that everyone should be listening to and then went onto the excellent audio book Dresden Files: Storm Front by Jim Butcher and narrated by James Marsters aka Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Despite our interest in the book, the drive seemed to last forever until right around Gilroy we were near starvation and believed that we could find something good to eat near the outlets; we were wrong. We ended up driving around labyrinthian outlet parking lots and had great difficulty escaping. I could have sworn I saw a half-bull, half-man running after us, but it was probably just the hunger. We eventually settled on Applebees, which wasn't terrible, but they are a chain and being uppity Santa Barbara snobs with a dislike of crisco-infused fried foods we were not happy with the choice. I can only hope that there are some decent locally-owned restaurants hidden somewhere in the depths of the town that is Gilroy.
|Jeff and I at Thirsty Bear. Yes, I|
got all the good looks
|Amy and I at the SkyView.|
This angle makes me look fat!
|It's not Hollister Brewing Co Beer,|
but it is heavenly none the less.
Tomorrow, the actual Wondercon....