Not that anybody actually reads
journals, of course.
I'm writing this entry partially to get the previous journal off of my page, but mostly because I'm bored. Live from Bisbee, it's the Darwin Awards!
Just the qualifying round; nobody died. Anyway, there is a very good pizza restaurant in Bisbee, Arizona, known as the "Screaming Banshee" which former deviant Hfdoll and I visited back on March 11th during my most recent trip to the state. The restaurant has outdoor seating, where a lot of the locals were feasting on pizza and beer... mostly beer. Light traffic rolled by on the nearby street, and anytime a car or a motorcycle drove past us, the crowd would applaud. Beats me why; guess that a
little beer makes you applaud traffic.
Eventually a skateboarder came whizzing down the hill (Bisbee is mostly hills) and the applause began again. The idiot responded by showing off, throwing his arms wide and tilting his head back, like Leonardo DiCaprio's "I'm the king of the world" scene in that overrated Titanic
movie. The applause grew louder, and at that point he hit a rock, flew off the skateboard, and crashed head-first into the tailfin of one of the reveler's cars. Ouch. He lay sprawled on the pavement for around three minutes before anyone realized that this wasn't part of the act and summoned an ambulance, which arrived fifteen minutes later and carted him off to a hospital. No idea what happened to him after that. The show being over at that point, the revelers returned to their pizza and beer. At least they had the good taste not to applaud any more traffic.
The moral of the story? When using a skateboard, one should PAY ATTENTION TO THE FUCKING ROAD
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)Comic-Con 2017 and beyond
The fun begins in a little over two months. No idea what's going to be happening this year but I always manage to have a good time, and I don't expect this year to be any different. I have a new camera this year, too, so you can expect a lot of photos from the grand event, photos of cosplayers, exhibits, merchandise, possibly a celebrity or two, and of most of the meals I eat. I love food pics.
After the Con I'll be visiting Arizona yet again, where I will complain about the late July heat while Hfdoll and I dream up new and interesting (and mostly legal) ways of entertaining ourselves.
Arizona is generally almost as much fun as the Con, plus it's a hell of a lot quieter and less crowded. Normally I go there the week before the Con but some of the activities we've been looking into suggested that me arriving in AZ after
this year's Con would make more sense, so that's what I'm doing. I'll let you know what we're up to after we've done it. Microsoft Edge sucks
Seriously, it does. Quite often when I click on a link, be it here on dA or elsewhere, it won't go to the linked page unless I click the "Open in new tab" option, which is annoying. Refreshing the page clears it up, but the fact that it happens at all is still annoying. Worse still is that "Block third-party cookies" option, which doesn't work for shit. I know this because I get cookies from Instagram even though I'm not on Instagram; there was an Instagram photo on a news story I read but I wasn't on the actual site. Some other sites dump a bunch of cookies on me when I close Edge, which of course lets them in. I never had these problems with Internet Explorer. And please, don't tell me to switch to Firefox or Chrome; I don't like the former and the latter tracks what you're doing. Hopefully AdBlock or some other online pest control company will come out with something called "CookieBlock" in the near future, but I won't hold my breath.That's all, folks!
That's it for now, although I might create a new poll if inspiration strikes me.