Got a raise on Thursday. Had a panel at Naka-kon. Other stuff.
Oh yeah. I got a cat in like... December.
Today I learned that an old college friend of mine is engaged (expected) and at Fermilab (unexpected).
Also, I have a 5:45 AM flight tomorrow to Ft. Myers. Visiting family for T-day.
The Gathering Storm was awesome. Approximately 24 hours cover to cover, including time to sleep and boozing on Halloween night.
I've made travel plans to fly back to Michigan on November 12 and return to Kansas City on the 15th. Con Ja Nai, here I come!
Dear sweet root. What have I become?
I've been debating spending priorities. I want to go back to Michigan for Con Ja Nai. I'm also debating about buying furniture. Specifically, I need a new table and chairs, a new desk chair, and a new bed. Can't afford the new bed this month, and a really good desk chair (read: Aeron) would run me nearly $700, but I can probably do the table and chairs for $300-$400.
Thus is my bachelor lifestyle. At least I always have booze money. To wit
(11:44:36 PM) VRMN: your bachelor life confuses and disturbs me
So I was walking to my favorite hangout-with-booze last night. It was a bit chilly, nothing major. On the last street crossing before the warm refuge, I hear something from two random guys that I actually recognize. Noise falls away for an instant.
I stop and just look at them for a second. Once more it sticks out of their conversation like an iceberg.
I suppress a shudder, and beeline for the bar. Muttering about the Pnakotic Manuscripts.
It's a new level of weird for Westport.
Despite being sick Friday, I survived AWA, and had a blast. I even came back with some solid concepts and a will to edit.
Also, mirkdoll totally got taken out by a spy.
Parents in town. Not yet insane.