"Breakfast with the Bush"
So, this morning at breakfast in the gaslight district, Damon and I were watching all sorts of costumed folk making their way down to the convention center, when all of a sudden we see this man in full sniper/jungle camouflage gear walk up across the street and into the pub where we're sitting outside having breakfast.
We're trying to figure out what character he could possibly be, when he comes back out and grabs a seat next to us, so we start talking- and we find out he's actually a real-life navy seal who had to walk around the con in full recon garb to pass out cards (which I can't say he was super thrilled about- it also looked like it was 100 degrees under all that burlap!!). He was such an interesting guy- he majored in photography, and now does recon photos for the navy of "things that never happened in places that don't exist," and overall, really great person to talk to.
He kept referring himself as "the bush," since he did look like a large walking shrubbery, and he told this hilarious story of how he scared the bejesus out of some people at the Comic-con by mistake when he blended in next to a potted palm tree then got up to move.
Anyway, if you're out there, this one's for you, bush!