Monday, November 25, 2013

A Nerdtastic Weekend

Usually my weekends are pretty nerdy, tame, but nerdy.  But this past weekend, was an explosion of all things I nerd out about!  Of course we have to begin with the 50th Anniversary of a certain show!

Myself, dressed as 11, Sarah in the middle dressed
as the TARDIS and our other SDCC friend Emily.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, my good Twitter/nerdy/SDCC friend Sarah threw an amazing party!  She decorated her entire house to look like the inside of the TARDIS, had amazing food, fun games and amazing gift bags!  There were about twenty nerds in attendance all dressed in Doctor Who theme of course! It was so fun to watch the show with other Whovians and experience it all together for the very first time!
After all the amazingness that was the 50th Anniversary {I laughed, I cried, I was in total awe of how amazing Stephan Moffat is...the special was perfection!} I had to head home and prepare for another fun event that night in Downtown San Diego...MONA!!
I had been a fan of MONA since The Music Maven wrote about them in her top albums of 2012.  I was hooked upon first listen! I wasn't sure I was going to be able to make it with the DW 50th, but when our party changed times, my mind was set. I ended up going alone, but I didn't mind.  I was front row and rocked my heart out!  I even made some new friends while we waited for the band to start.  I always wish my favorite bands can play longer, but I was pleasantly surprised when they played two of my favorite songs, "Pavement"and "Teenager" off their first album.  If you haven't listened to them, you defiantly should!
Another long wait ended this weekend, the release of the sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire.  It took me till Sunday to see it and I had to finish re-reading the book in line, but it was completely worth the wait.  I enjoyed the first movie, but the second one blew the first out of the water.  I was on the verge of tears all the way until Katniss was back in the arena.  This movie was completely heart retching and satisfying as a beloved book adaptation!
As a bonus to an already amazing weekend I was able to see the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special in the theater on the BIG screen, Monday night!  It was even more amazing the second time around!  Though I really wish that 10's hair was back to it's fluffy self. That would have to be my only complaint!

How did you guys celebrate the 50th?!  Were you as in love as me?!  Now let the countdown begin to the Christmas special, which I'm sure will be even more amazing and heartbreaking.


Stephanie said...

Love it!! We had a Doctor Who party for the premiere too and it was so much fun. We played Bingo and I won some cute Cyberman socks, a cyberman blindbox toy and some sticky notes. AHHHHHH THE SPECIAL WAS FANTASTIC! Also, Catching Fre was so lovely. I really enjoyed it and glad to see that someone else agrees with me that the 2nd movie was better than the first.


Stephanie, I cannot express how amazing the 50th was! So glad it was great, since the last season wasn't my favorite! xo

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