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Comic Con 2011

This post is brought to you by the all-new 2012 Chevy Sonic.

Here is Patrice and I posing in front of the new Chevy Sonic hatchback. We are cute.

I’ve never gone to Comic Con; I’m nerdy, sure, but it’s not exactly my people. Still, when Chevy offered to send me and a few other bloggers, I jumped at the chance. It was so fun! I just wandered around the show floor, but if I go again I’m heading to the panels. Stan Lee gave a talk; he is probably the most beloved story teller for our generation, and I’m bummed that I missed him.

We met with the Chevy reps for breakfast to learn about the 2012 Sonics, a car designed for the “Millennial generation”. There were a dozen of them lined up outside, and after the presentation we were instructed to pair up and take them for a spin around Manhattan.

“Wait.” I said, “I just get in and go? You’re going to let me take this cute little car around?”

One of the corporate reps laughed. “Yes!” she said. “Have fun!”


There are two kinds of Sonics: hatchback and sedan. Rob and I are still loving our 2007 Chevy HHR which they sadly don’t make any more, but if we were in the market for a new car we’d likely go for the more practical sedan. Still, when it came time to test drive, he wanted to try the sportier hatchback. Boys.

“Ok,” I said. “But I’m driving it first!”

It has pep, and I was loving zipping down the West Side Highway (disclaimer: at a safe speed! Don’t worry, ye corporate titans who let me drive your fancy new car.) Rob took over for the second half of the ride, and I took photos. Here he is driving.

Here is the dashboard, which we both adored because it has two side pockets that we declared “burrito holders” (if not for burritos, I don’t know what.)

And we made out in it. It is perfect for kissing at red lights. That’s journalism!

Then we headed into Comic Con.

The costumed masses were what I was most looking forward to, and they didn’t disappoint. I was so enthralled that I actually forgot to take photos – except for this one of a little Flash playing Just Dance 3.

There were some overly sexy ladies that were eye-roll worthy, but most people had a good WHOLESOME time with it. (I’m such a prude.) You can see some photos here if you’re curious.

Thanks for the fun day, Chevy!


  1. Nicole

    October 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I was in New York this weekend and so wanted to go to Comic Con but tickets were already sold out. Sad face.

  2. Cindy

    October 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Dude! You are awesome.

  3. Kris

    October 18, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I miss Comic Con. They are my people.

  4. ChromePlatedGirl

    October 18, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I thought Kris said, “They ate my people.”
    And I believed it.

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