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  • jeindeer 4:31 pm on January 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    #3: Attend a Science Fiction Convention 

    I’m a big science fiction fan.  It runs in my family.  Give me your Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Farscape–franchise or standalone, short story, novel, television- or mini-series or movie.  I’m a sucker for a good myth arc, be it preachy, quippy, campy, or politically allegorical.  I guess you could say that I enjoy slipping into other worlds, or the idea that this one has whole secret patterns we just haven’t noticed yet. 

    One universe that does exist, but which I’ve never explored, is the Science Fiction Convention itself.  I’ve been invited, I’ve been coaxed, but I’ve never committed to going.  It’s usually the road trip that puts me off.  Imagine my surprise to find that a science fiction convention was in town last weekend. I’d already missed the first day of Arisia 2010 by the time I discovered it, and I had plans to attend the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.  Since it’s the year of 52 adventures I decided to take a break from a conference that used science to organize fiction to visit a science fiction convention. It was just in Cambridge!  Not a long trip at all. Except, of course, that the day I picked to venture out with a couple of like-minded neighbors was one of the slushiest I’ve ever seen. Appropriately enough, we now had a quest.

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  • thegirlwholikestoeat 4:20 pm on January 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    late start adventurer… 

    I feel like I’ve started everything in my life a little late than most so it only seems fitting that I’m joining in on the year of 52 adventures during week 3.  My good friend Jean Ann inspired me to join.  As soon as she told me about it I started jotting down everything I want to do and would send Jean updated lists every 5 minutes.  I haven’t been this excited about something in a long time.

    So far my list consists of some simple things like clean under my bed, watch gone with the wind, take a yoga class and visit the art institute.  Then there are the big boys such as go on an international trip, sky diving, pay off my debt…and so on.  Even though i’m getting a late start, i have managed to get 3 adventures under my belt to keep me up to speed with the rest of you.

    Week 1 – Try food I’ve never had before.

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    • jscribe 4:35 pm on January 21, 2010 Permalink

      Hey three great adventures in the first three weeks of the year! Thanks for the mad props, btw. I’m glad to see you here, Adventurerer!

    • yearof52adventures 5:18 pm on January 21, 2010 Permalink

      Your enthusiasm makes me blush. Keep-it-up!

    • crisismaven 8:58 pm on January 30, 2010 Permalink

      I have just added a Reference List to my economics blog with economic data series, history, bibliographies etc. for students & researchers.

    • Loren 4:03 am on August 29, 2014 Permalink

      Wow! Great to find a post knnokicg my socks off!

  • Kimberly Hula 12:50 am on January 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    “I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.”

    Vincent Van Gogh
     
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