|Why Timmy isn't here...|
|Written by Tim Lofton|
|Sunday, 26 August 2007 08:35|
Good day to you, Achievers, Nihlists, and Video artists...
This is your interweb friend Tim from the podcast, testing himself out on the new blog... I wasn't able to join Chalupa and Liz this weekend in recording, but the things that have been going on here in the Circle City have been more than blog-worthy...
Last month on the podcast, I brought up how I've got a little bit of a history as a nerd, and have been to a "Con" or two in my time. I really enjoy the convention atmosphere, especially when there's Lebowski swag to pick up, (and of course, you can get your own Lebowski swag right here on Lebowskipodcast.com...) but there's one convention that I try to stay away from.
GenCon is the world's largest gaming and fantasy convention, and it takes place every summer right here in my own city of Indianapolis. I must say, I do have a soft spot in my heart for these gentlemen and ladies, who completely throw themselves into D&D and all sorts role playing. But these dudes just exude nerd. I mean, it's dripping off of them. Now, I know that it would be extremely un-dude of me to ever rip on a person who's really enjoying themselves and not causing any harm, but when I was walking to work the week of the convention, I just kept wanting to grab one of these lads by the shirt and scream:
FOR GOD'S SAKE MAN, GET IT TOGETHER!!! FAT, UNSHOWERED AND DRESSED LIKE A PIRATE IS NO WAY TO GO THROUGH LIFE! NOW GO BACK TO YOUR ROOM AT THE CONRAD, SHAVE YOUR NECKBEARD, CUT YOUR PONYTAIL, AND TRY TO GO SHOW THAT GIRL AT THE WIZARDS OF THE COAST BOOTH WHAT SHE'S MISSING OUT ON!!!! AND STOP CARRYING THAT F@*$ING PLASTIC SWORD AROUND!!!!!!
However, I didn't let it get the best of me, and lo and behold, I got through the week, But not until I had another strange run-in.
The museum I work for has a small tea-room that's always quiet and usually only occupied by old ladies. Two Saturdays ago, I was sitting in there during my break trying to get some work done, when a group of older women started asking me some questions. They were visiting the museum with one of the ladies' daughter and granddaughter, who were about 40 and 17, respectively. I answered the questions as best as I could, and they invited me to sit with them, as I was sitting alone. I noticed that the teenage girl looked really familiar, and at some point, I mentioned that she looked an awful lot like the little girl from Remember the Titans.
Turns out that was her. Save the Cheerleader... and all that.
Knowing that my baby brother was completely in love with this girl, (in a TV sense,) I tried to get ahold of him, all the time telling this young lady, (Hayden is her name,) that this kid was a real winner, getting a full ride to college next year, all that. She was a nice girl, but just that: a girl. Far too young for the roving eyes of GenCon 20-somethings. I felt bad that she was doing a panel over there.... the horrors.
Well, folks, I'm out. I need to put something up again, soon.