So, I cheated.
Just the once, mind you, but it was a cheat all the same.
This past Saturday, me and Bunny went to Heroes Convention in Charlotte, which is basically a huge collection of nerds under one building. We had a pretty amazing time and I’d completely planned on writing an entire blog post just about Heroes Con, complete with pictures of all the awesome things I saw (including roughly 500 different girls dressed as Harley Quinn), but I was so overwhelmed with the greatness of the event — it was the first comic con I’ve ever been to — that I completely forgot to take a single picture.
But here’s a rundown of some of the highlights:
Lots of other stuff too, and I got a lot of great prints from some awesome up-and-coming artists. The best thing about Heroes Con, to me, is going through Artist’s Alley and going through all the prints. You can decorate your entire house in great quality, pop-culture memorabilia for like fifty bucks.
Oh yeah. The cheat.
So a few hours into our time at Heroes Con, we got hungry. The only restaurants in the convention center itself were an Einstein Brothers and a Bojangle’s. So we decided to leave to find something a little bit better. I’d found an awesome-looking vegetarian restaurant online called Luna’s Living Kitchen, which was about a mile and a half from the convention center and our plan was to go there.
The one thing we didn’t think about was that, once we left, we’d have to come back. And find parking again. And pay $10 to park again.
So our only choice was to find somewhere within walking distance. And in the one hundred degree heat, walking distance meant “across the street.”
Enter: FUEL Pizza Cafe.
I walked into FUEL and smelled the wonderful pizza and decided, just this once, I was going to cheat. I know, I’m only six days in at this point, but for me, the past week had been a total breakthrough. I’d eaten more veggies in the previous six days than I probably had in my entire life. So what’s one slice (okay, two slices) of pizza?