So, apparently attacking Mike in my sleep is my new “thing”. So far, I’ve tried to slap him repeatedly when he tried to cuddle and then I was doing some bizarre form of hammer kicks on his legs. As both of these incidents happened on work nights, I wake up in an empty bed in the morning and I get to find out what I had done the night before. Mike won’t wake me up to tell me “Hey Bob, you’re going batshit and I think you’re trying to kill me” because he doesn’t want me to be tired for work – so he just stays up all night. Granted, that shows how much he loves me, but at the same time – me being a crazy violent dude doesn’t feel like a good reason for him to be up all night!
A bit of that I will blame on the fact that we’re both UFC fans, so sometimes I get a little bit more “aggressive” than I think I normally would. Yes, my dreams do involve a lot more violent attackers as well – but hey, at least in my dreams I’m in the proper shape to take on a couple dozen thugs. Yes, I basically dream that I’m batman. Sue me.
And for those scoring at home who know why I had to put a Merman in my comic – I give you massive credit as well.
So, I’m still looking forward to Bear Pride, despite some hiccups when it came to the room. For the most part, I’m sure that these issues were all merely in my head – but it takes the smallest thing to make me uncomfortable and paranoid. Luckily, I’ve already made peace with the fact that if all else fails, I’ll just fucking sleep in my car. Mind you – I should also point out that NOTHING is going to fail. Everything is fine. Everything is handled. I have a room. Everyone is gay for each other. But still – if something horrible happened, I would still be willing to fall back on lowering the back seats in the vibe and making myself a bed. So with that in mind, I can go back to looking forward to a month from today when I get to pack up and head out at an ungodly time in the morning.
I’m one of those people that like to wake up early for vacations – not leave well-rested. I want to get excited. I want to be up before the sun is and showering while thinking to myself “Jesus, you idiot – you could leave in 4 more hours and still be there before half the people you want to hang out with are”. But hey – things are the way they are. I blame my parents for that.
And then on top of that – after Bear Pride, I get to look forward to Origins the following weekend in Columbus, and THEN Gencon in Indianapolis in August. And this year – we’re staying 0.2 miles away from the convention center and from the conversations I’ve had so far, there will be a lot of sexy bear boys that are planning to attend!
Each day brings me closer!