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The Superfly's Sdcc Adventure 2005

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For those of you that know me, I can never have a simple trip. Most people can go on vacation and have a nice, simple, normal time. Not me. Some sort of story-worthy adventure always occurs, and this trip was no different. A different view of the SDCC, as only can be told by...The Superfly.


Tuesday July 12


Finally. After months of planning and details, it’s FINALLY time for SDCC 2005!!! After missing last year, I was anxious to get back there and join other 80,000+ sweaty, tired, costume-clad fans in a days-long drunken euphoric stupor. And, of course, to see all my online buddies from the many boards. Huzzah!


San Diego, here I come! :D


For reasons which seem rather ill-timed now, I chose to mostly wait until Tuesday morning to pack for the trip. Yeah. So I was roughly about 2 hours late to meet my buddy Aaron from ePlanet Toys. Not a great start to our trip, but our rental car was upgraded to a brand new Ford Freestyle which put us in better moods. We put some Sinatra and MC Chris in the stereo and left Denver with our pockets full of money and our hearts full of glee.


Our initial plan was to drive to Vegas, sleep in the car for a few hours and then drive to San Diego. But late Monday I realized that Vegas was not the best place to sleep in the car, especially with the temp hovering around 112 during the day...so I quickly booked a cheap 2-star room with Cheaptickets for $50 at the Days Inn on Downtown Vegas. It seemed like a good idea, right?


Right before we left Tues morning, I decided to check out some extended reviews and rating of the “hotel�. Check this website out and scroll down to the reviews:GHAAAA! My favorite review quote: “When we went down the stairs the first morning there was a person sleeping on a piece of cardboard. He had better accommodations than we did.� Oh man, what have I done? I call the place from the road and try to cancel my reservation, but I have to go back to Cheaptickets for that. So I call my buddy to do it online, but the cancellation deadline had already passed. We were stuck. I just hoped there wouldn’t be a dead body in the bathtub. If only we were that lucky.


We arrived in Vegas around 11 PM, and headed for the Days Inn. Besides the multitude of sleeping bodies and Check Cashing/Liquor stores, we thought the area wasn’t too bad, even though there was a nightclub attached to the motel. I saw a guy grab a bottle out of the trash, smell it and then pour the liquid on his head. We checked in, went to the room and hoped for the best. It wasn’t too bad (besides the stains and smell) and we were only crashing there for a few hours. Definitely do-able. I breathed a sigh of relief while Aaron headed to the bathroom and I went to move the car. Then he comes running out of the bathroom “DUDE!! GO IN THERE!!� I stepped in and saw that someone already used the toilet, and that person was not feeling well. And I mean like “Horror-Movie-Not-Feeling-Well�. It was bad. I tried to help by flushing the toilet with my foot, which caused the toilet to clog and flood onto the floor. :shock:


At this point I thought maybe some of these rating were pretty accurate. I head down to the front desk to discuss the situation and find in the 3 minutes between picking up the keys and finding the death toilet, there is already someone else there. I explain the situation, and instead of an apology he says “oh, okay� and gives me new keys for the room next door. I guess this stuff happens all the time there. I get back up to the room, grab our stuff and go to the next one. Amazingly enough, this one didn’t have the poop but even more stains and smell than the last one. And it wasn't even just one smell; it was different depending on where you were standing. Mothballs, feet, bad meat, good cheese...a veritable potpourri of hell. (I'm really glad they don't make candles that smell like Vegas by the way). This room also had torn curtains, burn marks on the wall, dirt everywhere, good stuff.


We decided to hit a casino before bed, and we headed to the Sahara where I did my share of sightseeing. I saw a dude wearing a lime green jacket and matching lime-green suede loafers. There was a guy that got up from his slot machine, turned my direction and lifted his shirt and begin to scratch his oversized hairy stomach. And a 6' 5" guy wearing a black outfit with an open chest and a huge medallion. Looked like Luke Cage. I did not make eye contact.


After losing some money, we headed back to our bomb shelter for rest. I pulled almost everything off the bed, climbed into the fetal position and waited for someone to key in and reenact their favorite scene from Oz. I had nightmares all night of spiders in our room and I remember hiding under the covers at some point. At the very least, we had a good story to begin our trip.


I didn’t take any pics but I found this one online that is pretty close:




End of Tuesday July 12


Look for Part II tomorrow! :lol:

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Ouch! Havn't even thought of staying in hottels on the way lol now I wonder... note to self, charge up taser before leaving... I hope everything turned up well for ya the rest of the trip though dude!

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looks like things were looking up this day, lol.. well besides you missing out on soo many exclusives, cant wait to read more, almost missed this, I was looking for a new thread with PART 2 in it, lol

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