Tuesday, July 17, 2012


You may have heard that San Diego underwent a great change over the weekend.  The town was overtaken by superheros, villains, fanboys, and just about every movie and television series you can imagine.

Comic-Con was in town.

Normally we avoid the downtown craziness like the plague.  (fitting since the area was overrun with zombies this year) But when Workwife invited us to join her for dinner and crazy-people watching on Friday we jumped at the chance. 

We met them at Tin Fish - which had been transformed into NBC's Grimm - a show Thatboy and I both enjoy. 

A forest filled with mythical (or maybe not so mythical) beings stood right next to the converted restaurant.  And the restaurant itself was forest-ified.

We sat underneath the moss covered umbrellas so we could eat and watch.  They were doing some sort of zombie/monster makeup, but we missed out while waiting for food.  Poor Thatboy.  He said that while he was waiting in line to order he had to physically stop himself from running off to get painted.  "I had to remind myself I was getting food for my family."

Surrounding us were a host of famous people.  Obi-Wan Kenobi sat at the table behind us.  You can see Wonder Woman here, and directly in front of us was a real live (or not so live) zombie.   And we watched even more zombies, super heroes, and comic book characters fill the streets.

And after dinner we headed to go enjoy a little piece of Comic-Con ourselves.  An exhibit of all the Batmobiles!  Like the Tumbler from the Dark Knight Batmans.

The "Keaton" batmobile from Batman

The "Kilmer" batmobile from Batman Returns

The "Clooney" Batmobile from Batman and Robin (my personal favorite)

And even the Batmobile from the television series!

I've always had a soft spot for Batman.  I'm sure some of it was due to Thatdad who was a huge Batman fan.  Part of it for me was also that Batman doesn't have any super powers.  The only thing that sets him apart from you or me is that Batman has a LOT of money, and some very cool toys.  And unlike Christian Grey, Batman doesn't use his money, power, or toys to abuse women.  So I guess he sets the bar pretty high.  The only thing Batman can't do is fly - which makes him even more like you and me.  But I have my own pretty cool toy - these feather biscuits are lighter than air.  And a bite or two and you almost feel like your flying.  Which gives you an advantage over my favorite masked man.

Feather Rolls (From the Fannie Farmer Cookbook)
1 pkg yeast
4 Tbsp soft butter
1 Tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 egg
3/4 cup warm milk
2 cups white flour
  1. Stir the yeast into 1/4 cup warm water and let it stand for 5 minutes to dissolve.
  2. Mix the butter, sugar, salt, egg, milk, and dissolved yeast in a large bowl and beat until smooth.
  3. Add the flour and beat vigorously until well blended.  Cover and let rise in a warm spot for about 1 hour.
  4. Stir down and fill buttered muffin tins half full.  Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes.  
  5. Preheat oven to 400.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.


  1. Batman is also my favorite, for the same reasons you listed above. I'm not really dorky enough to go to Comic-Con, but it would also be kind of cool to see it!

  2. Those rolls look kick@ss.
    I better even I couldn't screw them up (but... no guarantees).


  3. A friend of mine just came back so I can't wait to hear all about it from her as well. Looks like fun.

  4. I remember when AnimeCon used to come to Boston...I avoided it as best I could.

    I love how you snuck my dearest darlingest Christian into the post. Man, I miss him.

  5. i love batman. i never miss the movie. have lots of fun!