I don’t like to go into detail here very often when it comes to my health. You’re here for cool adventures and nerdy goodness, not to read about the fact that my body is broken. Aside from the unavoidable mention of it in my post about meeting Kevin Smith for the first time, I don’t think I really talk about it all that much here.
But I think it’s time I take a minute to explain my chronic illnesses and how my mortality brought about Wandering NerdGirl.
Back in May, when I had a very Clerks weekend at Fan Expo, Kevin told me he’d bring The Convenience Tour to St. Louis and insisted I come to the show.
The Convenience Tour was announced for St. Louis, and of course, I not only got front row seats for Clerks III and the Kevin Q&A, but also a VIP pass.
It was one of the best nights of my life.
Halloween Horror Nights blessed us on Halloween with an incredibly early first house announcement for HHN 32:
Finally, after wanting to go for SO LONG – I have been to Creepyworld in Fenton, Missouri.
It’s no secret that I’ve been longing for more haunts since getting back from Halloween Horror Nights this year, and Six Flags Fright Fest just wasn’t enough to get me through. So, the boyfriend and I made some plans with two friends and went to Creepyworld the Friday before Halloween.
No better time to soak up the spooky serotonin, ya know?
This was my most anticipated house this year, and still ranked pretty high for me afterwards, but I was delighted that for our three house Unmasking the Horror Tour, we had Halloween as one of the three houses we would get to see with the lights on and enjoy all the extra details that we may have missed as we ran through during the event.
For the last two and a half-ish years, my nieces and I have lovingly listened to the Hadestown soundtrack (in particular, they know every word to both versions of Wait For Me), and dreamed of the day we could somehow go see it. Initially, I intended to take them to a leg of the tour in Tennessee in 2020, but then, well… 2020 happened.
But little did the girls know, I was entirely motivated to get them to the show somehow – and the moment it was announced for the Fox in St. Louis, I waited patiently to purchase tickets.
My best friend tried Sakaya in Farmington, Missouri before I even realized it existed. She IMMEDIATELY messaged me, raving about how incredible the food was, and insisting we go together sometime.
It had been six years since I’d been to my beloved Halloween Horror Nights. Six. Long. Years. I spent my time living through every photo and video I could find of the last few years events.
But finally, this year, I made it back. A week of Universal’s parks, two nights of Horror Nights, and one Unmasking the Horror Tour later, and I’m already eagerly awaiting announcements about next year’s event.
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Finally, it is time I actually return to my beloved Universal Studios as well as Halloween Horror Nights. Plans are booked and rapidly approaching. I’m drooling over the food and drink menus. I’m desperately trying to make sure I pack everything.
So let’s take a minute to think about my most anticipated houses at this year’s event.