Whew! Answered back another 100 comments last night. Only 95 to go! I'm getting there! :-) Oh, and I didn't have 42,000 people friend me, it was 20. *g* Welcome, everyone!ETA: I had many people ask me what kind of camera I used to record all of the panels. It's a Canon EOS Rebel T1i. Expensive as hell (love my hubby!!) but it records in high definition. And those vids I posted were recorded with the lowest video setting. If I'd have used the highest each file would've been 12GB! Glad all of you liked the quality. *g*
I wanted to share some funny moments that happened to charityflint
and I during our Vancouver vacation that I thought would give you guys a chuckle, too. :-)
• First, we had The Car of Random, as we nicknamed it. We were supposed to get a standard, mid-sized car, but they were out of everything but this giant Dodge Journey, which had three rows of seats, for crying out loud! I thought for sure I was going to hit something with this huge vehicle, misjudging my distance. Thankfully I didn't. :-)( More funny random car stories )
• We learned that Ambleside is Canadian for Rest Area along the highways.
• Seattle has nothing
on Vancouver when it comes to coffee. I swear to god there was a coffee shop every 100 meters in the city! LOL!
• Vancouver's cement mixers are painted like fruits and veggies. We saw a giant strawberry and asparagus.
• Apparently Vancouver has a problem with runaway rubbish trucks, as we kept seeing these yellow warning signs that trucks could come flying out at us at any moment. :-)
• It seems that folks who actually live
in Vancouver can't even tell you what the random flashing green lights on the stoplight mean. We heard several different stories, from pedestrians able to push the button to change it to red to that it means that cars from the opposite intersection can pull out if the lane is clear. Needless to say, we were cautious everytime we saw the flashing green lights, not knowing what might happen! LOL!
• We only saw two of those arrow signs, indicating filming was going on. One said GEP-CAP and the other said DWK, LTD. We still don't know what either of them meant.
• While wearing our Supernatural shirts around downtown Vancouver we had many people tell us they loved the show, from a bank teller to the gal selling tickets at Harbor Tower to a random guy at the food court. When we told them why we were here they were very surprised to find out a convention was going on just up the street! And I think the gal at Harbor Tower was going to go and get general admission on Sunday. :-)
We also had several folks in the elevator at the Sheraton ask us about the show and were generally interested in what it was about. One guy asked us for specifics on what day, time and channel. :-)
• On our drive up to Squamish we passed a sign for a community called Furry Creek. For some reason this name amused me greatly and I had to take a few pics:
• Lastly, here's a pic of me that Charity snapped at the 2400 Motel, with me standing at the door to Sam and Dean's room, wearing my Vancouver Canucks "ACKLES" jersey, just like the one Jensen was wearing in the Red Bull Derby race. I know, I'm dork. :-)
• Ok, this is really the last thing *g* - I just wanted to say how awesome ALL the guests were at the con. They were open and friendly and having a great time and gave all of us a wonderful experience. Especially Jensen and Jared. They were fantastic! I heard that the boys wanted to spend more time with folks in the photo ops line and it really showed. I've never seen them goof around or give so much attention to us. It was wonderful! And this was also the first time I never felt rushed going through the autograph line with the boys. It wasn't just "Hey, how are you?" get your item signed and move along. The boys were so chatty this time! It was the best experience I've had with them, honestly.
I'd also like to say how friendly and helpful the staff was at the con. At all the others I've been to the staff is a bunch of jerks, especially at Chicago. But at Vancouver (with the exception of one woman who is always cold and snotty) everyone was great! They didn't treat us like cattle and yell and shout, but asked us politely to do things. And if you had a question they actually helped you! I had a huge issue with my second J2 photo op ticket but they kept hunting down the right person until it was straightened out. So kudos to the staff and those hard-working volunteers. :-)
So...who's going to VancouverCon next year? I've got seat E20!