Hi everyone who stopped by my booth at Phoenix Comic Fest this weekend! I hope I was able to teach you a little bit about sharks, and I hope if you walked away with poetry, a tiki mug, a t-shirt, a poster, or even a little shark of your very own, that you will appreciate these magnificent animals as much as I do. Plus, the profits from this weekend’s sales will go directly to Fins Attached Marine Research and Conservation.
If you came to either of my panels, I hope you learned some cool facts about megalodon and modern sharks, and I’m sorry that the Nerd Slam was cancelled (but watch this space – we are rescheduling!).
I’ll have my store more functional and with more items by Sunday, so if you ran out of Con-Cash, keep an eye out, and we’ll have everything I have quickly out to you.
And in the meantime, please check out my short film of some of my adventures with sharks around the globe! And please bookmark my site, as I add new shark-y or poetry content.
Hey Nerds! It’s about to go down: Phoenix Comicon Comic Fest, the most massive Comicon Comic Fest in the American West (seriously, SDCC, be cool and give us back our name). I hope you all have a good time, but I’m also hoping you do so in a way that protects the ocean. Now, you might be saying: “Hey, idiot. We’re in the desert. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to be harming the ocean in the middle of goddamn downtown Phoenix.”
To quote Troy McClure: “You’ve got some attitude, Mister. And what’s more, you’re wrong! There’s a lot of ways that what you’re doing is harming the ocean, right now! So stop it.
Finally, I’m all caught up. After March and April’s ReefBox unboxing – both which contained stuff mostly for stuff on the surface, I was looking forward to some stuff that I could use while I was underwater… And lo, once again, Reefbox delivers.
This month is the BCD Box, or if you’re strictly a land-dweller, “Buoyancy Compensator Device” – it’s basically how we divers stay down, and it’s (mostly) where we store all our gear underwater (well, where I do anyway). And there’s some cool stuff in here.
Still behind on doing the unboxings. At least this one is sort of in the time frame when I originally received it. Kinda. Not really.
So, normally the ReefBoxes come in this nice reusable/recyclable box. Sturdy and blue, and two months in, I’m at the stage where I’m like “OOOOH THE BLUE BOX HAS ARRIVED WITH FUN STUFF FOR ME” when I see it on my porch.
So I was a little surprised when this month’s ReefBox was just a boring brown box. “Have they changed their packaging?” I asked myself. I imagine it would probably be cheaper, but… my blue box? WHERE’S MY BLUE BOX?
The ReefBox people anticipated that. So imagine my delight when I opened the box, and saw this…
Wow. I am so behind on these. I’ve just been so incredibly busy, what with work, getting ready for a year’s worth of dive trips, and Phoenix Comic Fest on the horizon, I just haven’t had a chance to sit down and review the cool stuff I’ve been getting from ReefBox. Divers, if you’ve got the money, sign up for it. It’s like getting a little present each month to yourself. Yeah, there’s redundancies, but the difference between a failed dive trip and a successful dive is redundancies. The night before you get on the plane or hop in the car, and you don’t have something, you’re going to be angry. Don’t be angry, get ReefBox.
And if you’re just starting out diving, over the past 3 months (YES I’M THAT FAR BEHIND), I’ve gotten stuff I would have loved as a new diver. It’s win-win.
So the March ReefBox was the “Dive Boat Essentials” box. Behold!