I thought I'd do my anual post (xD) and update all my lovely friends on here on what I've been up to lately. Since I know you're just dying to know :P
In June I took a screenwriting class. It was taught by Sheila Jenca, who will soon have a book out and is very close to having a produced screen credit. :). Just so you know to look out for her. She's very nice. And yeah, I got an A+ :D
Anyway, that's far less exciting than my July. All I can say is EPIC!!!
Let's start with Polaris 23 in Toronto. Yeah, I had to fly there and be an uber nerd but whatever because it was totally worth it. On Friday I shopped and shopped (seriously, bought 7 bags worth of action figures, cards, games, etc., in less than an hour!). I also attended a screening of Unending, because seriously, it's SG-1 and one of my fave episodes!! So obviously I couldn't miss it. Sadly I'm not 19, so I couldn't attend the Blastoff party :(:(
Then Saturday was amazing. I met Claudia Black!!!! She's basically my hero, in case you're unaware :P. She was so nice and we even had a bit of a conversation! :D So cool! And she asked for my name then told me she'd remember it. Then, I stood in line for 2 hours and finally got to meet David Hewlett. He was super nice and funny! There's a bit of a story to that one as well, but he was awesome. By then it was time for Claudia's panel, which was pretty much one of the best things I've ever attended. She was hilarious but also just a really cool person. I spent half the time thinking "OMG I'm in the same room as Claudia Black!!" :P. After which time, it was the photo ops with Claudia. All I can say is: SHE REMEMBERED MY NAME!!!! I had a bit of a nerdgasm afterwards and my inner-geek still explodes thinking of it!! :D. I wasn't even dressed the same! :O. Okay, so I met up with some people, chatted and looked around a bit before going back to my room to breathe. Then I went to David Nykl's panel, which was really actually very funny! Then... The Constellation Awards where I got to see Claudia win for Continuum and see David Hewlett, Kate Hewlett, Michael Hogan and a ton of other awesome people. It was epic!!
Shockingly still alive, Sunday was pretty awesome for me as well! My day started later than Saturday, though. I sadly missed the auction (and the opportunity to buy Vala's hair clip!)... So I went to David Hewlett's panel. H-I-LARI-O-U-S!! Seriously, I LOL'd the whole time! Plus, about half an hour in, it was totally crashed by David Nykl, who had a panel scheduled for the following hour. As if that wasn't epic enough, this woman approached the mic and I was like "Hey, she looks like... Nah... Maybe?" (I was sitting right next to the mic). And she was like "This is for David Nykl... How does it feel being the cool David on the show?" :P In case you didn't guess, the panel had then been crashed by Kate Hewlett. xD Excellent!! Basically I was already geeking out! I also got to ask Kate a question about her musical endeavors. :D. After that, I raced to David Hewlett's photo ops and he complimented my McKeller t-shirt :D. Then I raced up to get Kate Hewlett's autograph. I was a total idiot when I got to meet her but I figure the others made up for it :P
Okay, so that was my epic Polaris experience. I reported on the Claudia-related stuff for Claudia Black Online and my report can be found here . :D
On the following Monday, I got to meet up with my bestest friend foreverest! :D. Which was awesomeness extreme! I stayed with her in Toronto a couple days and she flew back here with me after, which was awesome. We've been between her house and mine ever since we got here (she still hasn't sold her house here). But yeah so it's been amazing seeing her!
Her birthday is tomorrow and I'm very excited because I've got a bit of a surprise planned for her. :D. I'm setting it up tomorrow with one of my friends, but yeah. My parents and I are going to dinner with her and her parents. Friend stuff will be on the weekend. :). She's spending the night at her house for family time and that's why I have time to post on here.
Now for the sad news. My grandmother is sick and has been in the hospital for almost a week now. She's not expected to live all that long :( :( :( . /cry. I know she wants to go and is in a lot of pain now but...still, it's very sad. She's in a wheelchair and she can't eat solid foods. She's also got dimentia (sp?) so she often asks about her sister, who has been dead for almost 14 years, and thinks I'm just a small child. :( :( :(
Also, I have to get my wisdom teeth out in August :(
Now am off to make a new banner and such.
Picture of the blog:
(Me and Claudia talking while she did autographs!)
Quote of the blog: "Again with the cookie monster!" – Aeryn Sun, Farscape
Song of the blog: Heavely Peach Banquet - Monkey
Peace and love to all!