Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hiking, Gaming and Nar

Half my day was spent hanging with my friend Heather and the other half was playing Lord of the Rings with my bestie Chris.

Heather, who is visiting from Arizona is someone I met because of The Guild. We were both fans and we both worked on it, me doing BTS, extra and podcasts and she being an extra. We became Facebook and Twitter friends and would see each other from time to time at Cons. This was going to be the first time we actually got to hang out one on one and spend some time together.

I planned to take her to Vasquez Rocks and go hiking, she's really into fitness stuff so I figured she's never been and it's a great place to get a good workout. We actually did a nice steady hike before attacking the iconic peak of Vasquez Rocks. I went all the way to the peak and Heather went about 2/3'ds the way up. It was a really fun two hours of hiking and climbing. We talked about everything. I really got to know Heather alot better then just a few words here and there on social media.

One surprise for me was running into my friend Nar Williams on the peak of Vasquez Rocks. I appeared on an episode of his webseries Fanboy Funhouse years ago, to promote Knights of the Guild. Nar has hosted many shows on the web and TV (Science of the Movies was my favorite). I haven't seen him in a few years but he was coming down the hill as I was going up and he stopped and yelled out " I know you!!! " It was great seeing him. We chatted for about ten minutes, catching up on each others lives before going our separate ways. What's really great about Nar is I am a huge fan of his. I actually only met him one time (while on his show). Though we have talked from time to time on social media.. but still the fact that he remembers me after a few years was pretty awesome.

After hiking we went out to Chipotles for some lunch before calling it a day and saying out goodbye. It was a very nice visit.

Afterwards I jumped online and hooked up with my buddy Chris next. We haven't been able to play LOTRO together for over a month. He's been busy with studying/work promotion test. This was the first time in ages that we were going to play together. We spent the next five hours (non-stop) questing, killing orcs and having a great time. It was a nice way to end my Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. w00t! Thanks again for the hiking, climbing, lunch, and awesome conversation! Can't wait to hang out with you again in the future.

    BTW, I was only an extra on "My Gimpy Life"...sadly not on "The Guild". ;)