2 things you should know about me.
1. I am a nerd.
2. I love The Oatmeal.
A few months ago Denver had its annual Comic Con and I, of course, went. There were a lot of famous people that came, which was awesome, but none that I was as excited to see as The Oatmeal aka Matt Inman. I started reading The Oatmeal, his web comic, like 3 years ago, and I fell in love. His wit is just my style and I can't help but laugh at or relate to everything he creates. I have shared quite a bit of his stuff on my FB page because he writes a lot about health and fitness and the struggle.
A year or so ago he came out with a comic about running. The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons I Run Long Distances. It was right when I was starting to get into running (or try to) and I loved his perspective. For once he was someone talking about running that didn't involve rainbows and unicorns! He talked about how it was hard and worth it and about the Blerch and all of that. All the stuff I could relate to. All this time I thought I was doing it wrong. I thought maybe running wasn't for be because it wasn't fun. It hurt and it sucked and I never enjoyed it, which seemed so different than what the rest of the world described. Except him.
So when he was announced as a guest at Comic Con, I had to go. I mean I was going to go anyway, its a meeting of my people, but I had to go see him. Here is another fun fact. My sister is a big fan too. And she lives really far away (i.e. in a different country) so I wanted to go and get an book autographed for her to surprise her. (note- I am terrible at surprises so she knows about it so I am not ruining the surprise here)
At Comic Con, I went to see him speak at his panel, which was awesome, then I waited in line to get his autograph. We waited for over an hour and a half, because he spent time to talk to and connect to every person in the line, and I was happy to wait. My husband and best friend, not as much but they love me so they stood there with me :D.
|During his panel.|
It was a really awesome time and it was great to have a one on one convo with someone I super admire. And if you haven't heard of The Oatmeal, you should fix that in a hurry. Here are a few of my favorites to entertain you :D
lol this one
Story of my life
Yeah just go here and read all of them.