Skepticon Weekend 2012

So, there’s this thing called skepticon.. Dave & I tried to go. We are skeptics. GASP. There is so much that science can explain that religion cannot. Saying that, we didn’t get to see any speakers. We arrived Friday night, hung out with Rebecca Watson from Skepchick     and saw Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty but the main person PZ Meyers, didn’t show until the next day. And wouldn’t you know it, our babysitter called and Vivi was sick. We left ASAP and missed the talks. This upset me, because this was supposed to be Dave’s weekend. The people he reads are important to him… Damn it! Well, he drove the 4 hours home like a bat out of hell like Vivi was drawing her last breath. (it turns out she was simply slightly congested.) There’s always next year, I guess. Before we got there, we did go through the Exotic Animal Park. (My favorite) SO I got 50 pictures of zebras and camels and 1 of Dave and a hero of his, the friendly atheist Hemant. PZ Meyers: Dave missed you. It was important. please contact him here: david.m.atchley@gmail.com. It would mean a lot.

It was so cute when Dave was impressed with Rebecca Watson. She was a cool chick. I enjoyed talking to her. She and her posse let us sit & talk awhile. (Hi Cammie, hope I spelled that right!)  Until Rebecca pulled out the “Last time I talked to John Barrowman shit”  UH, HELLO. John Barrowman is MINE chicka. (yeah, Dave called me on the jealousy issue) Anyway. They were all cool to chat with. The most impressive being when Aron Ra went head to head with the Religious group outside of the convention. I’m not even sure what religion they were, but I accepted their handouts and respected their beliefs. That’s what I would expect from them, after all. I wish I had gotten photos, but that is exactly when the babysitter called about Vivi, and we left ASAP. Just to back track a second…. We were sitting in the hotel lobby, Dave was eating his apple pie, Rebecca was telling a story, and this gang of cowboys walked through like it was high noon at WTFever ranch. AND nobody said anything! I waited a good 10 minutes before prompting with “UM, did anyone ELSE here see a gang of cowboys just walk through the lobby like there should have been a loud sound track playing in the background??” Oh, they said. That was Aron Ra, they said. Well, nice to know I’m not crazy. Also, he came back & talked like a normal person without the soundtrack. He seemed cool.

But back to the Exotic Animal park.. It was great.

Oh yeah baby!

SAY CHESE ZEBRA!!!!

And of course, I did get a skepticon photo: Dave & Hemant (who is a really cool guy):

 

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  1. JT Eberhard says:

    I’m sorry you guys missed the talks, but glad your hubby got to meet PZ, Hemant, and some of the others.

    Skepticon 6 will be an even bigger party anyway! :D

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