LA Comic Con (Or when I met Paul Reubens)
I have been a fan of Paul Reubens aka Pee-Wee Herman for as long as I can
remember. I loved Pee-wee’s Playhouse and through the years I have had opportunities to meet Mr. Reubens, but something is always getting in the way.
But not today. Nope, I was unsure how I would do getting to downtown LA, using a walker with a knee not yet healed from knee surgery. And of course the ever present MS.
I decided to take the Metro down to Union Station, then Uber over to the Convention center. Made it downtown fairly easy, couldn’t get an Uber so took a cab.
I finally made it inside after being allowed to jump line because of my disability. Then I walked. Alot. And then some more, trying to get to the booth where Paul Reubens would be signing.
I had to stop and rest once, then soldiered on. To the promised land. I was ushered to the front of the line and they even got a chair for me to sit down in for the last few minutes before my dream came true.
up first in line (LA Comic Con has a policy of ushering the mobility challenged to the front of the line) and was taken behind the curtain. And there he was, Paul Reubens! Had a lovely conversation with him, plunked down waaaaay too much money for and autographed picture, and sighed at my accomplishment.
As I was making my way out, I stopped at the booth of Jim Cummings, the voice of Pooh and Tigger. So of course I had to stop and get an autograph from him.
On my way out, I once again had to stop and rest and my legs were rubber. Big time. But I made it. I opted to get an Uber as there was no way I could possibly make it back to the Metro.
It was a successful day in more ways than one. For the first time since my MS diagnosis, I attended a major comic-con. Successfully! Triumphantly!
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