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There was a Penguicon. And Scalzi was surprised by his surprise birthday party, and Jer and Geralyn got married, Gini got her birthday gift in many parts (yes, I was part of *two* conspiracies. I rule.) and there were many cool people at the con, so that was good. I even got to see some of them. Especially the wedding crowd, the party Conspiracy group and anyone who dropped by suite 824 during the after party on Saturday night. Oh, and the lovely ladies who kept feeding me tasty pudding shots. Mustn't forget them! ::love::
I did not take many pictures, which sometimes I just don't, but Alethea did, including capturing me sewing buttons on my black leather jacket during the party (that jacket had been missing those buttons for two years. It was time.), and Skennedy did, including many awesome pictures from Jer and Ger's wedding and reception, and Lisa took a few good ones of Scalzi paying off his bet (he bet Joe that Wheaton would show. Joe won the bet. If Scalzi had won there would have been Lisa in a sexy ninja costume. I still want to see that, actually.)
Skysinger also took a bunch but hasn't posted them yet. I'll let you know when he does.
Brian and I had a birthday party to attend Sunday afternoon, so we left around noon (taking the stairs a few times to unload the room and suite, because the elevators were dying) and took the before-party nap and then went to a birthday party for his twin nephews, who are 1 and cute like 1-year-olds are (who knew?), then I took an after-party nap, packed the car, fought my horrible headache with sushi and tea at Saica with Alex and Bri, and then had a fairly pleaseant drive home. I have this lumbar support air cushion thing from my chiropractor which helps hugely.
Getting more than 3 hours of sleep on Friday would have been better, but seeing Wolverine: Origins friday night was fun (we were on a run back to Ann Arbor to retrieve my sandals. Spending the whole weekend either barefoot or in the high heels I wore to the wedding would not have been good), and I also did some reading for work while waiting for the ConFusion Party to end friday night/morning (it did around 5 am; we were in the room next door, and there was music you see...). That was important, because I have a metric ton of work to do this week. Speaking of which...
(Those I did not see at P-con, you were missed. Next con for me: Wiscon, in just 3 weeks now.)
Good to see you, as always! And thank you, I hadn't heard about the pirate/ninja bet. Saw the pictures, but context helps :-)
I'll tell you, I thought I'd lost up until I got a phone call on the way to the con (and it's a 25-minute drive for me).
Liz the Pirate: "What did you do?"
Liz: "What did you do? I just got a twitter saying Wil Wheaton wouldn't be at the con because he has the flu."
Me: (not being one to deny credit) "Uh, I mailed him a pig..."
Lisa had a sexy ninja outfit ready to go, even. We paid money to rent it.
MAN, you were busy!!!
I'm glad I snuck a few hugs in when I did then. :)
Your help with the sewing was also quite instrumental - thanks for trusting me with that knife!
I'm glad we got a chance to visit a little, in addition to the hugs and gorgeous smiles received, which are always appreciated. And thanks for taking awesome pictures and video!
It was so much fun! Thanks for the rum punch! :D
Lotsa cute pics of lotsa cute people. :D
|Date:||May 4th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)|| |
It was really nice to get to see you Saturday night, and the rum punch was deeeeelicious. :)
I was really glad you guys stopped by.
|Date:||May 4th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)|| |
You were quite instrumental in me getting all the pieces for my birthday surprise! It was great hanging out with you Saturday night. Helium balloon hackysack for the win!