Sunday, May 2, 2010

Free taco fashion show.

I had the best day today.

First of all, Justin and I went to Krispy Kreme yesterday and we each bought a dozen donuts. I think I will add that to my list of stuff I announce at the bottom of each post until the donuts are gone, actually. Maybe it will stop me from eating them all by myself. Anyway, my point is that my day started by eating a glazed creme-filled, which is my favorite.

Then it was time to go and participate in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. At 11:30 or so, my friend Tara came and picked up Justin and I and the three of us headed to Comics Dungeon. It was amazing. Right off the bat there were Storm Troopers and Obi Wan standing outside on the curb.

We went inside and there were people everywhere. They had two tables set up with the participating comics (there were about 30-40 to pick from; not everything was free) and we had a ton of fun picking our allowed 7. I got a pretty good assortment, and plan to make a "haul" video on my channel later this week, so if you're interested in which ones I got, be sure to watch for that.

Then we went to a second comic shop that wasn't nearly as good, because they only allowed us to take 3. But looking back, going home with a total of 10 free comics is not bad. Not bad at all.

So after a morning of getting my nerd on, I went home, had some lovely turkey noodle soup that my mom made and had my dad drop off for me on his way home from work (I am so spoiled - I'm in college, live on my own, but still get home-cooked food now and then; and in some cases, get it delivered to me) and took a quick nap.

Then at 6, Justin and I hopped back in the car, drove downtown, got Tara, and went to this awesome "grand-reopening" of a fancy salon/the neighboring quirky clothing shop. I'm having a hard time finding a way to describe this event in a way that you'll believe I am not just making the whole thing up. Basically, this event was a fashion show. So we watched these models, who'd had their hair done by the salon, do a runway show in the clothes from the neighboring clothing store - but. That wasn't all. It was sponsored by this company (whose name I can't remember off hand) that does gourmet food from a truck. So we got these free korean style tacos and sliders. And drinks.

So, just to be clear: it was a free taco, free alcohol fashion show.

And it was amazing.

After the event was over, we perused the clothes briefly (they had pajama bottoms with pictures of bacon strips on them!) and then we went back to Tara's apartment, where we helped Justin shop for women.

By "shop for women", I mean we went on his profile on this local dating site he recently signed up for, and looked through the 26 girls he'd favorited. Tara and I were ruthless, ruling girls out based on looks, grammar usage and ability to spell, use of the word "chill" as a verb meaning "hang out", and whether or not they were music snobs/into both genders/someone we'd want to hang out with. We finally got it down to 13 girls, including the 3 Justin wouldn't let us delete because they're into football, and the 1 he downright refused to delete because she was a chimpanzee trainer.

I told him dating sites are not the way to go. I told him he needs to meet someone online in a cooler way, like through YouTube or at a Harry Potter conference. He said he doesn't have any other online social networks really... so... ladies? Want to date my friend Justin? His twitter username is @ZombieJack. (He's probably going to kill me for posting this. Hahaha.) (You should send him tweet anyway.)

So that was my day! Tomorrow I have a lot of work to do. But I also have 10 comics to read, so we'll see how that goes.

Last google search: "we rule kingdom screenshots"
Krispy Kreme donuts left: 9
Chipotle burritos: 9


Jess the Nerdfighting Band Geek said...

Oh gosh. I would hate to be your roommate after that. Although I must agree that dating sites are not the best way to go. And I'd definitely say yes to the chimpanzee trainer on principal alone. If it doesn't work out, then he's got an awesome story!

Molly Jo said...

The comic book stores where I live don't appear to be cool enough to have Obi Wan and Storm Troopers. Sad day. And yeah, your roommate might be a little, oh, miffed, but it's nice to know single nerdy boys are out there, somewhere!

Jess said...

I'm curious: when you say you eliminated then based on whether or not they were into both genders, is this a pro or anti kinda thing?

Also - OH MY GOD that sounds like the greatest day ever. :D

me said...

Um. No offense. I'm a fan of yours. But you just wrote "my friend Tara came and picked up Justin and I" and said "hang out" was an adjective. I think this calls into question your ability to judge other people's grammar usage.

BenCracknell said...

I really hope Justine doesn't take too much offence! I'm sure there will be tons of girls tweeting to him, now. Haha. God I wish they would have a comic book store near where I live so that I could have gotten some good, free ones. Oh well.

Have a good day!

BenCracknell said...

Plus, who ever "me" is, shut up.

Another State of Mind said...

My cousin actually found his wife on a dating site... sometimes they can be good things!

YOUR DAY SOUNDED AWESOME. My town doesn't have a comic book store :(

kira902k said...

Sounds like an awesome time.
Nerds ftw.

Whimsy said...

I quite agree with Jess:
Was being into both genders a plus or minus?
Inquiring minds want to know...

Kristina said...

It was a minus.

alylurker said...

Sounds like a fun day!
Awesome pic =D

Ashley said...

aw man! does free comic book day happen every year? I'm sad that I missed out.

And sometimes I want to go on one of those dating sites that shows you some of your matches for free just for fun and to see who it would match me up with :)

Katie said...

What's wrong with using "chill" as a verb?! :(

Manuel said...

I'm so jealous! German nerds will never ever have a Free Comic Book Day *cry*

Jessie Quinn said...

It sounds like you had a truly fabulous day. That free taco fashion show sounds amazing!

Dating sites are not my cuppa, however I do know some friends who have met their partners off dating sites - so I suppose it's just depends on the site and the timing and so on and so forth. Personally, I agree that YouTube's a better alternative - but of course, I'm a bit biased, hahaha.

On a side note, why do you feel being attracted to both genders is a minus? After all, sexuality does not equal personality whatsoever. :)

As always, DFTBA!

Mackenzie Paradzik said...

Free comic book day way so awesome! Me and my friends walked down to a comic book/fan merchandise kind of store called Amazing Stories. We went in and there was Darth Vadar, Chewbacca, a Storm Trooper, Robin and Spider Man, standing right in front of us. So we got our pictures taken, and got a sonic comic. Pretty great day if I do say so myself XD

Rosa said...

i usually really enjoy reading your blog, but i have to say that my respect for you has gone down a little with you counting being "into both genders" as a "minus."

why is bisexuality a minus for you? this is a legitimate question; i'm interested in why people hold certain views.

Justin said...

Actually, it was my choice to take girls off the list of ones that I would contact based on if they chose 'man or woman for dating' in the 'searching for' category.

And while it certainly isn't a minus jess, whimsy, and rosa; I am biased by previous experience and have chosen not to pursue such girls.

noms said...

have you ever thought about a fringe?

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Danielle said...

You sound like an excellent candidate for the Krispy Kreme Challenge!

seurat2 said...

This comment comes in three parts. 1. I can't believe I forgot about Free Comic Book Day. 2. If I was ever going to a fashion show, I would want one that featured free booze and gourmet food. 3. I'm quite fond of my own life, but I can't help but think how much fun it would be to live yours for a day. Kristina world is an awesome place.

Rivvy said...

Ok, youtube wasn't letting me leave you a comment...(booo) so this is about your Tuesday video. :)

I think its so awesome that you're going to lobby for children's health. :) If you have a chance, check out this website:

The lifestraw is a unique, portable device that people can use when they don't have clean drinking water available. You literally use it like a straw and it filters the water through the straw tube as you drink. Might be something worth mentioning as a low-cost way of preventing waterborne diseases in kids. :)

FzngWizbee said...

Dating websites are a bit weird. I do know people who met through dating sites, but I agree that meeting someone online through youtube or HP is much much better...and more fun. Anyway, good luck Justin. I hope you find someone. :)

Jordiekins said...

I know, I know, it's selfish and I shouldn't impose on your life; but, I really miss your blog!


Also, Captcha: uncure

I mean, do I even have to make up a definition for that?