Spock Days 2013
Did I say Spock Days?! Why yes indeedy do I did!!!!
It’s been a harrowing past couple of weeks, thus the lack in posts. I took my little fuzzy bug to the vet again yesterday for a checkup + X-rays. Looks like things are moving along + progressing! She’s eating + drinking (not much, mind you) + getting perkier + perkier by the day! Who knows what the causes could have been, but with the vets’ suggestions, prescriptions, + concern, Megu has been given all the care she could need!!!! Whatever was causing her blockage has moved on + it seems like she is on the road to recovery!!!!! Thank you everyone – she couldn’t have done it without all of your love!!!!
Since Megu was feeling better, I was in great need to venture out of the house! My buddy Michelle + I took the long drive out to the town of Vulcan for the Spock Days Parade. I’ve made a friend out in the tiny town of Black Diamond + she made me a little pin so I could represent, since I don’t have any Star Trek swag to wear!
Thanks, Amy!!!! I wore it with pride!!! Okay, there are too many amazing pictures from Saturday so I’m going to abbreviate the heck out of them. So, Vulcan is REALLY serious about being the Star Trek Capital of the World. I mean, check out this font on a government building.
“Vulcan Authority”? Hey, they mean it, y’all. But nay, the town of Vulcan came WAY before the television show – it is a tiny little town in the middle of the prairies. About an hour drive from my little town – it was named in 1915 for the Roman god of fire – Vulcan.
Okay I just want to say right now that I am the WORST Star Trek fan in the universe!!! Michelle is going to be so mad at me because I’m going to butcher this post with my flaming ignorance!!!! I even worked on Star Trek (2009) + the crew always mocked me for never learning the names of the cast (Doctor Zulu? UhurU????). Here’s a green girl!
Colm Meaney was at the parade from Star Trek the Next Generation!!! He is also on Jeff’s show Hell on Wheels so you could imagine my enthusiasm.
Every retail window in Vulcan has a Star Trek theme!!!
Yeah, it’s the real deal here.
The museum Trekcetrera was set to open on Saturday, but unfortunately due to unfoerseen circumstances the opening was delayed. Michelle + I happened to catch a press conference in front of the museum at the most opportune moment!
I asked these Trekkies about what the tags hanging around their necks were for. They looked at me like I was a complete ignoramous. Apparently there’s different levels of tickets you can buy that allows you photo ops + autographs like at Comic Expo. Okay, whatever chill mon!!!!
But they graciously let me take a picture of them in their starship regalia – FORGIVEN!!!! The press conference was starting. I was super pissed about the press getting all up in my photographing bizznezz earlier during the parade. I competitively vowed to not let them get the upper hand on me this time around!!!
I had no idea who they were prior + Michelle thought it was completely ironic that I had the best seat in the house! Plus, I didn’t understand 3/4 of what they were saying in their speeches + all of the Trekkie fans were smiling + laughing – I didn’t get the jargon, so I just smiled, nodded + clapped when warranted!
Okay, I really wanted to tear this off the wall + make off with it! I’m obsessed with folk art mixed with pop culture! This piece of amazing art was placed in front of the candy shop. I tried really hard not to steal it.
After I took the picture Michelle asked, “You don’t even know what she is, do you???”. “No” I replied, “I thought she looked cute!”. “She’s a _______!!!!” Michelle chastised me, shaking her head. Wait, what? What was that again? I’m a horrible Trekkie student!!!
Thanks for enduring the long post! I had to fit it all in here because you’ve got to see it to believe it. Vulcan is a town that is really proud + sincere about being the Star Trek capital of the world + I admire their hutzpah!!!! Go on with your bad self, Vulcan!!! I completely enjoyed your hospitality + joie de vivre!!! Here, here!!!