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Did any of you attend the BSG Q&A session?

Was this true?

Frakin'-A. I hope not (about splitting the season up into two 10 episode chunks).

I'm home!

Sep. 5th, 2006 03:51 pm
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...almost. I'm waiting for my baggage at the airport. That Sacramento has free wifi is teh awesome.

I think I got a touch of the con crud. Something crawled up my nose and died.

Okay, killing time while waiting for the luggage carousel has been successful. Time to go retrieve luggage.

Tonight is the season premiere of House. I was so pleased to get [livejournal.com profile] ariedana's Tivo working properly before I left. I learned some new stuff with Vonage.

I hope everyone's day is going well.

I'm going to go home and rest!
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'Twas a very good night.

Got to meet up with some very cool people, drank God knows what, said whatever to many folks.

'Twas a very good night.

I'm a bit on the tipsy side. I'm off to drink non-alcoholic fluids and snooooooze.

I hope all is well with y'all.

P.S. A rugged Obi Wan Kenobi came on to me tonight. I'm a sucker for rugged good looks, to a point. I'm not about to make out with a stranger, but I'm perfectly satisfied knowing I could if I wanted to. Sadly, cerebral harmony was lacking. But eye candy...it was good.

And the password is: "Loins". And you better add a yiddish accent when you say that. That's nothing but comedy right there. Yes sirree.
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Today was fairly delighful. It commenced with a morning coffee run to Starbucks. I had 4 Starbucks gift cards purveyed to me at work over the past year, so I'm using it up by buying coffee for my friends here. When I'm at home, I'm all about the Peet's.

I ran into [livejournal.com profile] big_ragu, [livejournal.com profile] dslartoo and had lunch with him, which was very cool.

I caught a few panels: Monkey talk, hosted by [livejournal.com profile] shimaera and [livejournal.com profile] kingofbreakfast. It was a very casual, yet fun event.

Subsequently, I met up with [livejournal.com profile] ariedana and we saw "Crossing the Pond", about travelling to England on affordable wages.

[livejournal.com profile] kingofbreakfast told me about a book he's rereading, "The Circus of Dr. Lao". Like many things, I've managed to go through nearly 35 years without knowing about this book. It's quite fascinating. I was pondering what the actual history of Circuses are. The circus is such a huge medium for the exotic, mysterious and mythical. Considering HBO's recent series, "Carnivale", there's no sign of that notion disappearing.

I topped off the evening with a visit to [livejournal.com profile] vernard and [livejournal.com profile] zorathenne and wished a pre-birthday to [livejournal.com profile] firewalker138. Then I hustled back to my room to slumber.

The tragedy was that I took many photos and videos yesterday, and lost them all. I'm most disappointed about that, as I'm not sure how they were all deleted. Crap.

Anyway, all in all, it was a great day. On to day two!
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Thursday was a day of travel extraordinaire. [livejournal.com profile] ariedana and I drove from her abode to Atlanta.

Highlights:
-ABC stores. I'm from California, I'm not used to not being able to buy hard liquor in grocery stores.
-"I've never wanted to be someone's ass." Dana said this with regard to House injecting Cutty with fertility drugs.
-"We're driving through this Hurrical Storm or Tropicane, whatever it is."
-"We're now within the asshole of this Tropical Storm." Said by me to Bunky, explaining our delays.


Anyway, we are safely in town, dinner was had. Calamities occurred at dinner such that [livejournal.com profile] newbabel and I left with wet pants. And we liked it.

Tomorrow is a new day.

Oh, and Hilton is pissing me off. Never again. No roll-away beds. Wireless only internet. I'm not amused.

G'night, all!
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I am in North Carolina...for the first time ever!

The most lovely and talented [livejournal.com profile] ariedana has retrieved my tired self from the RDU airport.

Next Stop: Atlanta. We've got music, wheels, luggage, and lots of starbucks gift cards, thanks to my boss, whose love of coffee rivals mine.

And rain. Bring out the ol' song by Supertramp...
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My flight has been delayed by an hour. The good news is that I am getting more value out of my $7/day internet charge for wifi usage here.

Also, I have Doctor Who episodes I can view, as well as a dual boot macbook with City of Heroes installed on the Windows side...
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I'm here in a Chili's in lovely O'hare airport in Chicago, Illinois. The airport is brimming with commerce, as per usual on a Wednesday afternoon.

The flight out was satisfactory. I think this will mark the last time that I use Priceline for air travel. First of all, my travel itinerary arbitrarily changed (I was originally leaving Sacramento at 2pm, the departure changed to 10:55am. Second, I got the absolute LAST row in the plane. This means that while A) I'm right next to the flying toilets, but B) no reclining action. but of course, the row ahead can recline into me.

Did you know that United Airlines is one of the few airlines that has "Bereavement fares"? This allows people who have to make last minute flights an opportunity to pay less. Apparently fares are normally around $600. United charged these ladies about $400 under the bereavement policy. Mind you, you have to provide details about the funeral you'll be attending. Before today, I didn't know such fares existed. And they are refundable can be changed without penalty. That's pretty nice.

Over the course of the trip, I have formed a theory that the absolute LAST row of the plane is the "Bereavement and Priceline Aisle". Why? Because it was me, and two ladies who were on their way from and to funerals.

Despite that, I couldn't have sat next to two more well-behaved and delightful ladies. One of them was a retired nurse. Another used to be a pilot. Some good conversation was had.

So, I'm here for 3 more hours. Woohah.

I hope your days are going well!

Travelog

Aug. 30th, 2006 09:51 am
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Alright, my little dreamlets! I am safely at the Sacramento International airport! Hip, hip hooray for free wireless!

I had a little issue with the TSA people. Apparently I misread their site. I thought little mini-multi-tools were okay. Now, upon re-reading it, they are not. Esp since they have that itty-bitty blade. Feh.

Anyway, I had enough time such that I could go back to United's luggage check-in area and add it to my bag. phew!

By the way, coffee at the Pyramid restaurant in Sacramento's Terminal B: abysmal.

So, with my travel mishap averted, I am now safely behind baggage check lines.

My flight takes off in one hour.

Next stop: Chicago.

Have a good day, all!

Mupdatage

Aug. 29th, 2006 07:54 pm
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Today's been a delightful day, with the exception of me dropping off my cats to [livejournal.com profile] taogrl's abode. I miss 'em. But they'll be well tended to by their second Mom. Rounding up the cats this morning was rather comedic. Sascha pulled a "Houdini". He accomplished this by taking advantage of a paw-sized gap in the zipper door. I had both cats in the spacious carrier, and as I went to go fetch some things, I return to the pet carrier to see Sascha out, and looking at me in a guilty fashion. So, I praised him by saying in my cute pet voice, "Oh, you're a smart little boy! Yes, you are!" He paused to enjoy these commendations long enough for me to snag him and stuff him back in the container.

I'm glad to hear that Ernesto calmed down. I hope the rains don't do too much damage down yonder way.

Now I am getting ready for Dragoncon! I am going through the schedule and doing laundry.



I've got my google calendar for dragon con showing the sessions I think are interesting.
I'll add more once I finish reviewing the schedule:



Comments are screened, if you want me to get a hold of you during the con to meet up with you, comment with your cell number. Or, you can text message my cell phone (see my profile page).
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Hah! The Dragonladies finally stay at the Hilton where registration as been, and they move it to the Hyatt.

No big deal, but kinda funny.

I'm starting to look at some of the tracks at D*con. I think I'll want to tag along with [livejournal.com profile] ariedana on some of the Brit track stuff. However, I will also be wanting to attend the opening ceremony, and if possible the closing ceremony to see the delightfully magical [livejournal.com profile] shimaera perform. That is paramount on my priority list. Hopefully some of you out there will be there as well!

That's just to start. Of course, there's meeting up with a number of you fine people. I'll want to catch up with [livejournal.com profile] platostruth, [livejournal.com profile] bheansidhe, [livejournal.com profile] dslartoo, [livejournal.com profile] reprobayt, [livejournal.com profile] newbabel, and the Dragonladies, of course. And who else, hmmm?
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I am starting to feel like the beginnings of a cold are coming on. I rebuke these symptoms!

I hope to stave off the demon symptoms that would likely have originated from the thousands of immunity system deficient con-goers I encountered this weekend.

So commences the intravenus drip of vitamin c and other goodies.

Home!

Sep. 6th, 2005 10:55 am
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I am home safely in California.

I had a good time overall. I sensed there was a layer of preoccupation with personal tragedies or ailments this year. If someone wasn't being personally effected by Hurricane Katrina, they were either sick, getting sick, or had some other calamity. Sure, this is not a statistically valid assessment, but this was the vibe I was getting, and it seemed a different level of energy than last year.

Despite that, it was awful fun to hang out with the likes of [livejournal.com profile] dslartoo, [livejournal.com profile] ariedana, [livejournal.com profile] reannon, [livejournal.com profile] kellinator, [livejournal.com profile] bheansidhe, [livejournal.com profile] vernard, [livejournal.com profile] zorathenne, etc.

My flight was fairly uneventful. I finished reading Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

It truly was a touching tale of unrequited yet stubborn love. I'm not sure if I would be capable of such a thing, myself: loving someone and waiting over 50 years to win them back. I would wait one, two years tops. Then I would classify them as "not worthy" and move on. But it's a hill of romantic fun to read. But also, Florentino did move on to some extent. I wonder if Fermina ever truly found out the extent of his "moving on". As much of a romantic as I am, I did find some of Florentino's behavior rather reprehensible. If any of you have read this book, I'll be eager to hear your opinion of it.

I found it odd that the main character, Florentino Ariza was chronically constipated and also drank thermoses of coffee per day. I wonder if Marquez knew that coffee exacerbates constipation? I guess I'll have to find out at which time it was discovered that coffee encourages constipation. It is highly likely that people were not aware back in the time of the transition from the 19th to the 20th century of such an issue.

My cats are quite adorable and cuddly. They had a good time with [livejournal.com profile] taogrl, thanks to her loving care. Hey, that reminds me, [livejournal.com profile] taogrl. You and I need to talk of the Folsom Street Fair...

Now to unpack, launder, bathe, and tame other domestic beasts left to roam free over the weekend.
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I'm glad that someone on the [livejournal.com profile] dragon_con community enjoyed [livejournal.com profile] reannon's party last night. It was good fun.

Some things we learned:
-Fog machines set of smoke detectors. Smoke by any other name...
-Beware of women with raspy voices and big sticks.
-Cosmetic contact lenses are fun.

Today I was a little sluggish getting up. I slept pretty (shocking!) soundly until around 8am this morning. I learned the downside of having dibs on the rollaway bed near the magnificent view of downtown Atlanta. Sun. O cheerfully cruel orb that exacts vengeance on a silly con-goer who kept telling the bartender to "surprise her" drink after drink after drink. After I slowly banished the fog that was hovering in my skull and over my eyes, I got up, bathed, and [livejournal.com profile] ariedana and I headed off for breakfast. It was good. Coffee was greedily gulped.

I think [livejournal.com profile] kellinator caught the plague. There's clearly schpilkus in her gennektagezoink. (that sentence was a foolish attempt at spelling yiddish)

I attended a session on Southern Horror, where [livejournal.com profile] reannon made some astute contributions to discussing writing horror stories in southern locales. Also, I had no idea that Florida is not a popular location for horror from a readership perspective.

I also attended Hickman's and Weis' session on the Serenity RPG. It sounds like Whedon requested that they do the RPG. I'm tempted to buy it, even though I don't rpg much lately. Furthermore, Hickman is auctioning off slots for a monday morning playtest of Serenity. Proceeds go towards a Leukemia charity. I want to go to that auction, but I don't think I'll make it. I've got some other plans close to that time.

Alright, I suppose I'll get back to other forms of revelry...

I hope everyone is well!
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Today was a full but fine day.

It's amazing how much time you can spend on the streets of Atlanta. All I have to say about that is: never speak the names of Dunwoody, Peachtree, or Chamblee to me. I rebuke those names or any combination thereof.

The Vampire Party for [livejournal.com profile] reannon was a success.

The booze purveyed by [livejournal.com profile] vernard was a victory for my morale; a defeat for my liver. Helloooooo water. You are my destiny.

I'm off to sober up.

I'm here!

Sep. 1st, 2005 09:14 pm
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I have arrived safely in Atlanta. [livejournal.com profile] dslartoo was kind enough to retrieve my travel-weary ass from the airport and shuttle me around Atlanta for a quick tour of the city. We dined at the Mellow Mushroom where I inhaled a mushroom, artichoke heart and pepperoni calzone. I only had a soy latte and a balance bars for food in the morning.

[livejournal.com profile] reannon, [livejournal.com profile] ariedana and I are checked in and snug as bugs can be in a hotel room with a view.

The day did not start off as smoothly for me, however. I had set my alarm to weak me up around 4am, giving me time to finish packing and what-not. I was supposed to be on the road by 6am to hit the airport and be all checked in for my 8:08 flight.

So, I woke up at 6:10am. I still wasn't finished packing and I wasn't feeling too spry. This is why I type out meticulous packing notes so my stupid self can just read the list and follow directions.

So far, I do not appear to have forgotten anything of significant value.

In order to improve my chances of making my flight, I skipped the shower taking ritual which I so love. I've felt like a grundge puppy all day. I'm waiting for my turn at the shower right now.

So, I make it to the airport by 6:50, skip waiting for the shuttle in daily parking and start walking. I end up walking in the wrong direction, but I eventually get to the terminal.

To wrap up the story, I managed to make my flight on time, make it through security, and secure a soy mocha. Huzzah!

Oh, and security failed to find my leatherman multi-tool in my purse. Again. I feel so safe. It's not like I hide it. It's sitting right there in my purse as it gets xrayed.

Silly.
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Today was a blend.

-Work was satisfactory.
-Another trip to Napa is planned.
-I went to the State Fair with S. We saw Macy Gray. She was pretty fun.
-I was on the fringe of some odd behavior. I think folks are under a lot of stress, and I hope they can find away to relax and enjoy life. Serenity now. Serenity now. Serenity. Now.

Tomorrow is a day of packing, another state fair trip, and a field trip to drop the cats off at [livejournal.com profile] taogrl's place. The Wallflowers are playing at the Fair.

Oh. And I should pack.

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