Every year, 30,000 sci-fi fans come to my town and parade down the main street dressed as their favorite fantasy world characters.
In years past, without realizing what weekend it was, I have found myself downtown after dark surrounded by characters from Star Wars, Star Trek, Japanese anime, various video games, comic books and vampire series.
This year, we purposefully met up with friends and took the train downtown to check out the role players on parade.
"I'm hoping to see a some Princess Leia action."
[Does every guy have the Princess Leia fetish?]
Russ didn't get his Leia wish, but he did get to see Wonder Woman.
Standing on the sidelines with my husband and my children, I was approached by a man dressed like this:
[Seriously. He looked like that.]
Anyway, this monster dude with the multi-colored face came up and started hitting on me.
You know, did I want to join him for the rest of the parade, share his hotel room and... whatnot.
[Picture the look of stunned surprise on my face.]
Then he told me that he was on the verge of evolving and would soon posses a forked, prehensile tongue.
Forked. Prehensile. Tongue.
"A tongue like a thumb," he said. Think about THAT!"
He winked and marched away with his fellow paraders before I could respond.
Poor monster, wasting his energy on the wrong girl.
How could he possibly know there's only one costume that works for me.