I bagged out at midnight, which is scandalously early for filk; but I have Tapioca with ass on my H2, which means I recorded it. I have been too scared to listen to it. It is a charming convention, full of twists, turns, and sequin covered capes. I think I want to do the next [...]
Archive for January, 2010
And settled at the con in Renton… have run into Runnerwolf and Admiral Naismith and many, many others, and I am so happy to be here. The trip down was uneventful. Squee! Now to figure out where I’m going to be every minute between now and noon Sunday.
Find passport BEFORE you book hotel. It is with trembling hands that I type this. I finally found my passport, but ye gads, sir, I was pretty torqued there for a while.
I am starting to think about the eulogy, and it’s a standard thing to do, to push the emotional aspect of a difficult time into a task. What I should be doing is packing for Conflikt. Jeff took me to the Keg last night and I had the biggest filet mignon I’ve ever seen.
Right now life is a slurry of goodbyes and re-introductions; changes in temperature, ambiance, the furnace breaks, the filk convention looms, the tooth is snaggled, Granny’s dead, I’m finally back on the ERP at work, I am up again and spinning at a great rate of knots. The distance between life and the blog is [...]
Probably during the week – the staff at the Cedars want to go. Work is awesome, and will be even more awesome when I have email, ERP and a proper phone for the call center work. I am thinking of my dad and it’s hard not to cry. It doesn’t matter how much you expect [...]
The memorial is February 6th. Guess I have a eulogy to write. From my mother’s email. We hadn’t thought we would be, nor had we planned it, being there only three hours a day, but we were there for Grannie’s last breaths. There were indignities in her last weeks, but her last moments, and [...]
A lot of very cute interspecies animal friendship videos. The Boston terrier and the pig video is my fave. I met Caroline last night to watch Awake My Soul; she’s the gal trying to put together a Sacred Harp sing here in Vancouver. This is a worthy goal. I also met her cat Tully, who [...]
More on that later. Now I’m off to a Sacred Harp meeting. More on that later.
And I have to say it’s a really good feeling. Vilma fed us (me Mike Jeff and Keith) chicken and salad and baked apples and cake with fruit and whipped cream, and it was HER birthday. This amuses me; anybody who knows me knows I’ve often done the cooking not only for my birthday but [...]
PZ Myers, recursively noted atheist of note, has the following to say about a non science oriented health dude who is LOSING his SH*T over being bumped down the shorty awards (a fun but BS tweeting award). Look, guy, it’s an internet award. For tweeting. Take the big picture and recognize that as far as [...]
“I belong to a gospel choir. They know I am an atheist but they are very tolerant. Ultimately, the message of gospel music is that everything’s going to be all right. If you listen to millions of gospel records – and I have – and try to distil what they all have in common it’s [...]
Oh, you KNOW what I mean. From Twitter via sOOj.
It went long, and it was emotional. Tre and Battery and Tanya had to leave because Tre got fussy, but Lindsay (strangely enough! my former boss and grandboss at work) came and sat next to me, and while I didn’t speak much to him, I’d like to thank him for being with me. Tanya came [...]