The Abrey motto of the moment is from the current Chef Boyardee commercial where a kid is dancing like crazy in the kitchen, looks over and see "the chef" staring at him from the ravioli can and the chef says, "Chef don't judge."  This is also how I feel about going to Planet Comicon. Everyone can geek out and dress crazy and everyone else is just fine with that.

Where can you go to get autographs from your childhood heroes?  The Comicon.  Where can you go dressed like Pikachu and not get beat up?  The Comicon.  Where do you unabashedly walk up to complete strangers and take pictures with them because they're dressed like a character you love?  The Comicon!

Over the weekend, I met Wolverine and Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa and I squealed like a little girl!..because as far as I was concerned, it was them!

 

I also met the people behind the characters; Ray Park, Lee Meriwether, Wil Wheaton, Lou Ferrigno...  By the way, I don't know where the Fountain of Youth Ms. Meriwether and Mr. Ferrigno have been sipping from is, but they should share it's location.  They look FABULOUS!

 

 

Comicon is one of my favorite weekends of the year.  Be who you are at the Comicon 'cause Chef don't judge.

 

No, you probably couldn’t tell it when you saw me today.  In the morning, I look like a surly, bedraggled mom taking her kids to school and daring anyone to mention that she has yesterday’s mascara smudged in raccoon-like circles around her eyes.  By the afternoons, I look more like a prissy pants, M.A.C. junky, Barbie wanna-be. 

 

But on the inside, I’m a card-carrying, flag-waving 100% geek.  And proud of it. 

 

Yeah, I can name you most of the members of the Justice League, and I don’t just mean the original seven.  Yeah, I’ve been to a Star Trek convention wearing rank pips on my collar.  I’ve even giggled giddily when posing with Jack Sparrow on a Disney Cruise (and no, it wasn’t even Johnny Depp).

 

I started early.  I had the Enterprise playset, complete with all the Star Trek action figures, when I was four.  Our dog chewed all the officers’ fingers off and from then on I had to pretend they all had a space disease.  Actually, when my Barbie lost her leg in an unfortunate accident I had to pretend that she too had a space disease, but that’s neither here nor there. 

 

Why am I telling you all this?  Because I want you to know that it’s okay to be phenomenally into something.  I texted this quote about being a geek to my son one day and I think it just about sums things up.

 

 

Beautifully put, Simon.  So let your geek flag fly.

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