Comic-Con 2011

This year I got to go to Comic-Con for more than 1 day. This year, I got to go for 2 days! Of course, most of it was spent shopping. I bought items from my favorite stores, Mysterious Galaxy bookstore and Holbein. I’ve sorta made it my tradition to buy something from those two vendors. I also bought a Mameshiba plushie and talking keychain from Toynami, an orchestral soundtrack from Square-Enix, and R2-D2 ice cube tray and towel from Kotobukiya.

I also ended up spending most of Saturday babysitting with Adam. My sister was sick, so she asked me to take Ume to Comic-Con. Everyone thought she was cute. Rora even made a costume for her, but unfortunately, she was getting pretty fussy towards the end of the day so I didn’t get to walk around with her in the costume.

Dinner on Saturday night was at Joe’s Crab Shack with Adam, Steve and Pearl. There were supposed to be more people, but they were no-shows.

I also realized that sleeping with a baby in the room means I don’t get much sleep. Got woken up at around 5:30 in the morning to a crying baby. Too cheap to get another hotel.

Sunday was more of the same, except without the baby sitting.


I don’t know why I’m awake this late, but I am. The team started crunching last weekend. Fun.

For dinner the “healthy” option has been salads. Sometimes, the salad comes with lots and lots of delicious cheese. Tonight’s normal dinner option was Koo Koo Roo Chicken (I think). I swiped a chicken wing. The salad I chose was an ahi tuna salad. I’m not sure where it came from.

The gym opened earlier this month, so I’ve been going to the gym every lunch unless I play board games or go out for Friday lunch with the team.

Yamaha FZ6R

So when I started on my motorcycle adventure, I originally was thinking of something cheap and fuel economical. A bike one of my friends recommended to me was a used Kawasaki Ninja 250.

Little did I know that bike is in hot demand.

In the first 10 minutes since I stepped foot into the store, the two Ninjas (one used, one new) were sold. My remaining choices were a cruiser and the Yamaha. I was not going to ride around in a cruiser. Totally not cute.

After a lot of thinking, going back and forth, I decided to get the 2011 Yamaha FZ6R. I really didn’t want to leave the store without a bike, and I didn’t think I would have any luck at the other motorcycle shops in the area (I checked their inventories online). Managed to haggle it down a little, too, but I’m also pretty sure I could have haggled it down a lot more if I only pushed.

So now I have a bike in my garage and it’s awesome. Since I started crunching recently, I only have the weekends to ride. I also realized that leather is really, really hot in the summer, so I only practiced twice on it. This weekend is a wash because of Comic-Con, so hopefully next weekend I’ll get to practice on it.


I finally got my M1 license after a week and a half since the motorcycle safety course. Even though I had an appointment at the DMV next Monday, I didn’t want to wait. I wanted to go get it done, and I didn’t want to constantly have to refresh my brain for the written tests in fear that I might forget something.

Turns out the test was easy. I only missed 2.

So now I’m license to ride a motorcycle. Next, I need a bike. My friends have been recommending the Kawasaki Ninja 250. It looks cool, and I really don’t know anything about motorcycles, so I’m going to go with that. Shopping weekend.