AX2K5: Days Three and Four!

Because of the very late night, there was yet another late wake-up the next day. We rolled out of the beds at around noon-ish, in time to head back to the dealer’s room and check out the whole thing (because the day before it was a cursory appearance). Jenn took off, Jody went to go meet Veronica, and that left Thomas and I to wander around, looking for various booths before we found the Sakuracon booth. I stopped and talked with John Krall for a bit, asking about Sakuracon 2006 and whether or not Japan-a-Radio could be a part of the fun. He referred me to the new publicity director, so I’ll be emailing her when I get back to San Jose. After we parted ways, we saw some decent costumes, but not a whole lot else. As neither of us had eaten, yet, we headed back to the hotel and ate in the restuarant.

Thomas and I got back to the room, we hung out and chilled. The late nights had gotten to both of us and we just sat in the room and watched Family Guy and he dozed while I wrote out the report for Day Two and submitted it to LiveJournal. Jenn made it back from the dealer’s room with a bunch of stuff, which we poured through and laughed pretty hard about, especially the Hamtaru stuff she bought for some of her friends. It brought back the Jenntaru name from a couple of days ago. Jenn and I sat and had one of those long-ass chats about everything, which laster until Jody came back from Masquerade, then we all decided that booze was in need. So, heading off to Foods 4 Less (which shows you the real Anaheim, not the glitzy city block around Disneyland), we picked up tequila, wine coolers, coke, and a whole chicken for Jenn.

Jenn ate a whole chicken by herself. The whole bag, which was supposed to serve like.. five people.

Color us stunned at the amount of food this pint-sized girl can pack away. I fear for anyone who takes her out for dinner. Or maybe she’ll meet a chicken rancher who’ll set her up for life.

Jody and Thomas were watching an episode of The West Wing when we returned with the food and the booze. I stopped off at Carl’s Jr on the way back and picked up some pickmeups for Jody and handed off the Coke to Thomas. After the episode was over, Thomas had fallen back asleep, and the rest of us stayed up to watch One Piece, Kaleido Star, and Yakizake!! Japan. Also, I tried to sleep, but Jody and Jenn kept me up all night with their noises and laughter at some of the episodes. So, I got maybe 1 hour of sleep and when the morning came, everyone was still awake and hungry (except the chicken-killer Jenn) and we ordered breakfast. The events of the night had us all pretty exhausted, and by the time it was noon, we were all napping in the bed. Housekeeping came through and did the bathroom, but they couldn’t do the beds, so we lay there until around 2, when Thomas came calling, asking us if we were still sleeping.

We were all groggy and Thomas hung out with us a little bit more. When Jimbo dropped by to do the show at around 4, we had to get Jesse on the phone. So I called him up using my laptop’s phone and had to feed him using an analog feed through a microphone, as though he were there. Since the phone piped through the laptop’s speakers, capturing his voice was used via analog means rather than digital… he kept cutting in and out, too, so I’m hoping the overall audio quality wasn’t too bad.

Jimbo, Jenn, and I grabbed food. She bought another whole chicken and then proceeded to eat it all by herself again. At this point, I begin to wonder how long before chickens are put on the endangered species list (Jimbo made this comment). I also got chicken, but I bought like a breast piece and some mashed potatoes from KFC. She went to Popeye’s and asked for a whole chicken. Holy crap. I also picked up some Carmel Apple Empanadas from Taco Hell and the lady at the drive-through window asked me if I wanted mild or hot sauce. I’m like, “for the empanadas?” and she blushed and said, “Oops.” I thought it was funny.

By the time we got back from getting the food, it was time for fireworks. Jody opted to stay behind, and the three of us took off outside to go watch the Disneyland fireworks. We caught the last fifteen minutes before it was finally over, and it was then that I realized that right after AX was a large Kenneth Copeland Ministries convention in the main arena. Lots of people standing outside and shouting God Bless America. I’m okay with that, I just was a little peturbed by the noition that only the Christian god blessed America… how about Buddha loves America, or Ra Wants to conquer Earth.. like in Stargate. Anyway, with the fireworks over, we headed back to the hotel room and settled in for the rest of the night. Jody and I both had a long drive back to San Jose, and since we were also taking Jenn and Jimbo back home, sleep was the order of the day. We all fell asleep watching anime or TV Bloopers on TBS (which seemed to have some sort of marathon going on).

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    • richlikesmaids on July 8, 2005 at 00:11

    Well, if I ever want to seek revenge on any chicken ranchers, I know who to call in.

    • saebel on July 8, 2005 at 10:17

    I thought that was Annubis.

    And yes. Beware the eating power of tiny Asian women. They’ll put you out of house and home, if you let their metabolism rule the day.

    • jetblack on July 8, 2005 at 10:18

    We were wondering how much food she’d pack away if she were expecting.

    • saebel on July 8, 2005 at 10:37

    I should ask my mother about that, at some point…

    • staplerx on July 8, 2005 at 16:19

    You forgot about that sudden invasion of red ants on what little was left of Jenn’s chicken. >.>

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