So I get that everyone has pleasant and unpleasant experiences, and that staying positive (at least according to general wisdom) means appreciating the good ones while mostly ignoring the bad ones... but I think it's kind of interesting that my negative experiences are frequently bizarre or memorable -- or costly -- enough that I'm inclined to comment on them to the exclusion of the more uplifting ones.
For instance, I had fun at Wizard World Philly. I enjoyed pleasant company, saw a friend I haven't seen in well over a decade, glimpsed Hayley Atwell (aka Peggy Carter) from within 40 feet away (if her loveliness were gamma radiation, you wouldn't like me when I'm angry), got a lot of cool photos (to be posted within the next couple of days), and picked up a few cool figures at good prices. All in all, I'd say it was a successful con and I'm glad that I was invited to tag along.
But then I experienced an entire family pointing at me, howling with laughter and repeating, "Lookit his face! He so ugly!" and a couple of guys shouting, "Fag! You gay? Faggot!" at me -- these happened within 30 minutes of each other -- and when I returned to my car I discovered a $52 parking ticket. I'm not especially wounded by the unsolicited opinions of strangers (though they do fit well with the social rejection that pervades the vast majority of my experiences), and the financial hit will hardly break me, but these are definitely annoyances I won't soon forget. (It's also curious that my good days usually end on these notes, which makes it kind of difficult to hold on to the previously acquired positive vibes as the daily grind resumes.)
Anyway, that was my weekend! Just wanted to share. 😛