At the end of August, we said goodbye to my uncle Kevin Jordan, and his funeral was today.
Truly, my uncle Kevin had honesty and integrity in his long time involved with the news over the years. Because of how early and soon he got his start in media and where it happened here in the area, as well as for many cases he's covered (many high-profile ones), I mean no hyperbole when I say that he was a phenom in media. It especially applies here in the area of home. Over the past couple of days, many of the people with whom he used to work came to pay their respects, and local news did at least a couple of segments of remembrance for him.
In death he follows his mother (my paternal grandmother) who died back in April not long before mine and my twin sister's birthday. I would like to only have two deaths in the family this year, thank you very much. My uncle will be missed. Condolences may be left if you feel so inclined to do so for my family's loss.
I will share some of the things he would always say in conversation over the days to come. Quite a few to go through out of his notepad, so I'll see what I can do.
Remind me to be spontaneous tomorrow. (ZING! First one down!)
Now, as the title says, IN OTHER NEWS…
(What a segue)
Convention season is over for the year. The possibility really exists that SaikouCon, which needs to expand to a larger venus, may end up coming to the hotel + con center here in the area attached to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs if cost and other setup is right. That, of course, would be a dream to not have to travel far for a convention.
When this year's Jojo Pose School from Otakon is uploaded, I'll be in clear sight. I had a lot of fun at this workshop, and I look forward to participating in it from now on in subsequent years.
No, I do not have cherries to bounce on my tongue like Kakyoin does. Besides I'm not THAT good.
But I came out of the conventions in stiffness, soreness and a lot of pain… moreso from Otakon than from SaikouCon. Hardly had any sympathy from my twin sis and her friend that came along for the former, so I feel a bit insulted and betrayed. With the tomfoolery done for the year, I can recover and get back to some more concentrated strength training.
NOT TO MENTION return to my backlog for cosplaying. AT LEAST I GOT SOME SHOTS UPLOADED TO MY FACEBOOK, SO THAT'S PROGRESS!!!