Well, things are changing a bit from our original plan.
The original plan was that me and daddy would do everything by ourselves on Sunday, then take Uber home. We'll, it's changed a little, we'll still be doing most of the day on our own. But we won't be taking Uber home, nope, instead grandma and grandpa and my two human cousins are going to come for the last 90 minutes to an hour, then they'll drive us home. We're not sure if my older cousin Robbie (the one we took to Fan Expo earlier this month) is coming, if he does come we're going to put him to work. Daddy is thinking that he'll give Robbie a camera and ask him to go take pictures of stuff, so we might have a special little section in my story with some of Robbie's pictures. Awesome, right?
Bunfest is only 2 days away, and I'm even more excited then ever. Even though daddy is going to have me tortured there, he says I need a good brushing and my nails trimmed. I guess it's okay, though, because daddy says that if I'm good he'll get me toys and treats too, so I'll endure the torture if it means I'll get stuff to play with and eat.
Friday, 23 September 2016
Well, things are changing a bit from our original plan.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
As of this post Bunfest is just 4 days 7 hours away.
Daddy has been busy making plans for all the things we need to do, he's got check lists for his check lists. All of the camera gear is charged and packed up ready to go.
You're going to see a few changes to the way the report is posted, first off there will still be plenty of pictures and video. But new this year we are going to have websites/links to the vendors with some pictures of the stuff they do or sell, this way you guys can buy some of the stuff that is for sale at Bunfest. Oh, and me and daddy are going to be doing this by ourselves for the first time in a few years.
Monday, 5 September 2016
Almost all of us were running a little late, me and daddy missed the bus we needed to take to get to the train station, so we Uber'd it over (we could have taken the subway, but it was shut down most of the way we needed to go). And wouldn't you know it, just because we were running late and just made it to the train station, the train was running late.
Once we got inside we headed for the food court so the humans could have lunch, I already had my lunch, snacks, dinner etc. After lunch we split into two groups, Andrew and Scotty went off to do their thing, we'd meet back up with them later in the day.
Daddy and Robbie were getting a little overwhelmed by the loud noises (for some reason someone thought it was a good idea to have a DJ playing noise in the hallways), so daddy led grandma and Robbie to the family room, which was slightly quieter. Robbie had a nap for a bit, and me and daddy went to look around the retail area. Unlike last year, when we used cell phones to keep in contact (which didn't work so well), this year daddy had walkie talkies, we got one, grandma and Robbie got one, and Andrew and Scotty got the last one. They worked, as long as we were in the same building (the convention center is divided into two, a North and South building, everyone started in the South building), so me and daddy were able to be in contact with grandma and Robbie.
Daddy had some small episodes (meltdowns, panic/anxiety attacks) but was able to control and manage them better this year. Daddy thinks it was because of two factors 1) being given a little responsibility for Robbie at different times during the day, and 2) the big photo op later in the day.
Now, you know we wouldn't come back without any pictures, so I'll start out with some fun Star Wars pictures with Daddy and Robbie in them.
|This is the Blast-A-Trooper, daddy's shots are nicely grouped on the Stormtroopers helmet.|
|Daddy and Robbie |
|I think the Bikerscout is on to you guys, you'd better make a run for it.|
|Speederbikes are fun to ride (as long as there aren't any trees around).|
Robbie wanted to play a LARP (Live Action Roll Playing) game where you shoot at zombies, so daddy took him to a room so he could do that.
|See the little white things on the table, those are the "ammo" for shooting the zombies|
|Here comes the zombies, time to start "shooting' them.|
|Almost all dead|
|Zombies lining up to attack again|
|uh oh here they come again|
|What are you waiting for Robbie, start firing.|
|Two left, get em|
|And froze him in Carbonite...... Again....|
|It's MARK HAMILL of course.|
Now for some silly pictures daddy took of Robbie.
|Robbie trying on Daddy's helmet, he looks really silly in it.|
|Robbie trying out the ghost trap from Ghostbusters|
Oh, and just before me and daddy left, we recreated a famous picture from two years ago.
|This is the original picture, Sunki sitting on the Emperors throne.|
|And here is the new picture, me, sitting on the Emperor's throne.|
Saturday, 27 August 2016
Daddy just got a message from his friend, and this is HUGE, GIANT, MEGA BIG news. I've said that we are going to Fan Expo next Saturday, well this news is part of that. We're going to be getting a picture taken with a legendary actor, any guesses as to who? Here's a hint, he was a good guy in Star Wars, but voiced a laughing villain in a Batman cartoon. Give up?
It's MARK HAMILL!!!!!!!!!!! That's right, we're getting a picture with Luke Skywalker/The Joker. I'm so excited that I'm vibrating.
So, next Sunday we'll post the picture, and all the other ones too.
I gotta borrow the DeLorean time machine so I can jump forward to next Saturday, because waiting a whole week is gonna kill me. BTW the DeLorean is one of three iconic Sci-fi cars that are going to be there, the 1966 Batmobile and the original Ecto 1 from Ghostbusters are the other two.
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Well, on Monday we are going, but not alone. We'll have my granty Flo, daddy's cousin and his partner with us. We are going to rent a wheelchair for her, she has trouble walking long distances, so that should help her get around. We were going to rent a Boy Scout to push her around, but with one other person with us daddy and Scotty (Daddy's cousins partner) can take turns pushing her.
An interesting side note to the wheelchair/Boy Scout rental, when daddy was younger he was the first one in his district to volunteer to do the wheelchair rental (it's run by the Boy Scouts). The district gave daddy an award for volunteering, the next year a whole group of Scouts from his district volunteered there. Daddy always tells people that "his job was to push disabled people around"...... when they give him a horrified look he finishes by saying ".....in wheelchairs".
Then next Saturday we are going to Fan Expo, there we are going to be with my grandma and cousin. Daddy's cousin and Scotty and one of daddy's friends. There are lots of things we want to do there, top on the list is getting an autograph/picture with Mark Hamill. A few weeks ago daddy wasn't sure if we'd be able to get that, you see his price is $195, but daddy's friend is getting his picture taken with him, so we're going to piggyback with him to get a picture.
A couple of days after Fan Expo is an air show, daddy says that depending on how much we spend at Fan Expo will determine where we watch the air show from. So it's either going to back at the fair, or on a beach.
I'm not sure what adventure I'm more excited for, I guess all of them.
Monday, 25 July 2016
|nobun better poke or prod my daddy|
|Ya know what, I'm thirsty|
|Nurse Kim brought in a bowl and filled it with water|
|washing up for the pretty nurses|
|I got to tour around the hospital on the bed with daddy|
|We went to a place where they take special pictures|
|I hope they got my good side when they took the pictures|
|I'm addicted to daddy nose rubs, nobun is allowed to pet my nose except daddy.|
|This blue ribbon is very special|
Monday, 18 July 2016
|This is the boat we took|
|The black line is how long the lineup to buy tickets to board the ferry|
|This is my excited face|
|This is me pondering that question|
We then had to walk for another 15 minutes to get to where the picnic was taking place.
|this is the path we took|
|Daddy in his costume|
Now, for the part that is best forgotten. The picnic was rather large, so their were lots of people, but daddy didn't know anyone. So of course daddy was sitting off to the edge of the gathering, he started to get anxious, which is a warning sign that he is heading into a panic attack. Daddy took his medication, and listened to the MP3s that coach him how to keep calm. It didn't help much, so we went to see if we could find help. It wasn't easy, daddy couldn't find any first aid stations. After a little while I saw a fire truck go by.
|This is the fire truck I saw|
|This is the fire van we flagged down|
|This is the ambulance that took us to the dock|
|This is the police boat that took us from the island to the mainland.|
|This is a mainland ambulance|
|Hey, paper, time to practice shredding it|
|Taking a break from shredding and guard duty to check on daddy.|
Oh, and one more little thing. Everybun knows that I can charm the ladies (I get it from Sunki), well, I had the nurses and doctors at the hospital down right smitten with me. One nurse brought daddy some food (an orange juice and sandwich), but she brought me something too, without even knowing it, she brought me a NANER!!!!!!!! (banana) It even had a face drawn on it.
That very same nurse stayed with us until the taxi picked us up and took us to granty Flo's place.