Ice cream, Comic-Con and Frenzy the Temptress

Comic-Con Costume 1

Comic-Con Costume 1 (Photo credit: heath_bar)

Comic Con 2009

Blue Bell Ice Cream Truck

Blue Bell Ice Cream Truck (Photo credit: NixBC)

Frenz (and just so you know, the lady in the interesting outfit is NOT Frenz. At least, I don’t think it is . . .) reminds me of a big ol’ bowl of Blue Bell Ice Cream right now–Moo-llenium Crunch. With Hershey’s Choccie Syrup and whipped cream. I couldn’t find a photo of it, but here’s their wonderful Homemade Vanilla. As a Texas girl, I know Frenz is very familiar with Blue Bell.

Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla–the closest thing to real homemade vanilla ice cream that you can buy in a store. Expensive, yes. But sometimes only the best will do.

(Photo courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel)

Why do I compare my fellow blogger to a sinfully delicious treat? They both tempt me. Seriously.

She goes and posts this link about reporters needed at Comic-Con at her blog (see link above):


Comic-Con (Photo credit: Scott Beale)

Do I have writing/reporting experience? Yup. A decade of it.

Do I have experience covering panel discussions? Let’s see. City council, board of education, county commission, among others. Yup.

Have I interviewed famous people before? Yup.

Do I have my own laptop and recording device? Yup.

Is my favorite actor in the whole wide world slated to be at Comic-Con? Yup.

Do I have the money for a plane ticket all the way across the country and the cost of a hotel room? *sigh* Nope.

Oh, well, a girl can dream. But dang, I hate to miss seeing people in outfits like the one above. Not to mention Mr. A and the rest.

About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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    • Blue Bell really is my favorite of all ice creams. Banana Pudding–it’s like someone froze Mama’s homemade ‘nana puddin.’ Oh, I am qualified and I think sheer adrenaline would carry me through, but–I don’t know, I don’t know.

  1. I’m sure Melanie could put you up! But…she’s still 45 mins drive north of San Diego and has only a 3 bedroom house plus a husband and a 6 year-old son and an almost 4 year-old daughter? Bailey (6) would give up his queen-sized bed and sleep on the floor in his parents’ room as he did when I visited

  2. Oh, heck, they’re moving across to the other side of Camp Pendleton in July so everything would be a huge mess and Melanie is a stresser!

      • Guess what I did a few minutes ago? I Skyped Melanie’s house and forgot I had to add on 7 hours instead of 5 hours to my time!!!!! Poor Jeff sounded quite sleepy but was ever the southern gentleman and laughed when I said I’d forgotten about daylight saving! 🙂

        • and I bet he’ll be up before 6am as usual!

          Please, if anyone sees a spare brain floating around out there, send it home to me 🙂

  3. I’m in. I can’t help a lot, but I’ll put in what I can. I’ve also got about 10,000 frequent-flyer miles on United, if that would help.

  4. But first Angie has to apply for the job! I know she doesn’t feel so hot, but this might improve her mood. Crazy as it sounds, I think it might be possible. No pressure though, Angie. 😉

    • I hope you do apply, Angie. You may want to ask if they want the reporter to focus on comics-related panels or if you are free to cover whatever panels you can get in to. I wish I could offer you a place to crash but my apartment barely has room enough for me and my cat. I can contribute some $$ tho.

      • Thanks, sweetheart. Yeah, I have been thinking of questions I might want to ask. They want to know what days I’d be available. Obviously I am most interested in The Hobbit. 😉

        • The Hobbit panel most likely won’t be Sunday, if that is at all helpful. 🙂 I hope this can happen somehow!

            • The programming schedule is generally released 2-3 weeks before the convention. There can be additions and cancellations right up until the convention starts, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a change of day (time, yes, but not putting panel on a completely different day than originally scheduled). It’ll be in Hall H, that much we know. 🙂

  5. You probably already saw this but just in case you didn’t, there is still hotel space available for the con rate: Ideally you would get a hotel on the shuttle route so you have a regular way of getting to the convention center. And I could take you grocery shopping when you get in so you don’t have to eat out for every meal. 🙂

    • yes, something on the shuttle route would be ideal. Apparently they feed you while you are at the convention, what I don’t know, but if it’s free, hey. And there is pay, not a lot, I’m sure, but considering my current situation, anything would be welcome. That’s so sweet of you to offer to take me grocery shopping. 😀

  6. Count me in too. If you get the job, we will get you there. That is a promise. But don’t feel too pressured and I would not want you to get your hopes high because I am sure it is competetive.

  7. Angie, I have an idea for next year— You as the intrepid reporter and me on the free teacher pass! We’d have a year to get back in shape, save and coordinate hotel, travel, etc! Well, we can dream can’t we! 🙂 Oh well, with my luck he’d have another commitment and wouldn’t be there! 😉

  8. Do what feels right for you Angie, and don’t feel pressured by our excitement. We can always dream, even if real life and pragmatism ultimately win out! 🙂

    • Oh dear, does this make me sound like a party pooper?!! I don’t mean to be… I would love it too if you could get to Comic-Con! 🙂

  9. That would be exciting if you got the job. Who knows what other connections you could make. But again, your choice. 🙂

    • You know that this is the way another great lady writer got started… This could be your “Golden Ticket”. The worst that can happen is they don’t choose you.

      • OK…now I’m curious (make that…I’m just a bloody stickybeak!!)…which great lady writer do you mean? 🙂

        • I was thinking of Georges Sand, although there have been others who started as journalists. Mme Sand took on a man’s name and dressed as a man to get work after her divorce, and she had to go in drag to get into concert and drama venues unescorted. Seventy-six novels, plays, and memoirs later… Fortunately our Lady Writer will be able to wear her own clothes.

  10. You know, we can also just hang out OUTSIDE and scream out RA’s name every time someone comes in or out. You know, like really crazy nutty fangurls? LOL

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