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Saturday morning I headed down to Seattle with hsifyppah and drfilk. The incomparable banjoplayinnerd was hosting a house filk and since we were all heading out from Vancouver, it made sense to come down together.

Note to self:

When heading across the border on a sunny holiday weekend, leave no later than 6:30 am. When tacking I5 construction issues on to that, leave at 5:30am.

It took us 7 1/2 hours to get there. ::cries:: But. At least I had amusing company for the ride. And caffeine. Having enough caffeine will fix almost anything.

It was fabulous to see everyone again - I've been missing folks since Norwescon. I really enjoy having the chance to hang out and sing with other filkers, and I don't get to do it often enough. I have been getting some of my filk addiction (and SGA geeking) needs met through hanging out with hsifyppah, but alas, there are never enough hours in the week.

The lovely and talented carmiel and raishaan did some fantastic stuff. Those two really need to put together a CD. I got to sing Last Battle with kendaer, which was nice since I rarely do that song anymore and I really like it.

As always, banjoplayinnerd was a gentlemen and redheadedbrat was a delight, the whole family making everyone feel very welcome. Even the smalls who scampered in from time to time were very well behaved - at one point, a little pixie asked for songs about the moon, and we came up with lots of those.

It just figures that the weekend I go to Seattle for the day, I would get an email from moosaic4 letting me know that cinder_mum is going to be stuck in Vancouver overnight and could she please stay with us. Why of course, I emailed back (yay laptops and wireless internet access! OMG! Love them SO! MUCH!) and let her know the kids would be back from the Children's Festival after 7pm-ish and she should call then.

I called home while we were driving to see if cinder_mum was there yet, and while in mid conversation, Jazzy girl's voice changed. I thought it was just the weird vagaries of cell service to a moving vehicle driving through the mountains but I was wrong. Turned out that pondside was here and shushed Jazzy and got her to hand over the phone so I didn't know who the heck I was talking to. Gah!

::gives pondside the hairy eyeball::

You, missy, made me wonder if I was going nuts for a few moments there. And considering how close I already am to that line... it was all part of your evil plot, wasn't it? Don't think I haven't caught on to you. There will be payback.

::cue maniacal laughter here::

Sadly, pondsidecinder_mum and solomons_pond were all gone before I got up Sunday morning, so I never even had a chance to say, "Hi! Bye!" but it's only a little over a month till Pondfilk, so I'll still get my chance.

Speaking of Pondfilk... it's hard to believe that we're at Pondfilk 8 already. And I am happy to say that I have had the privilege of being at every one of them. It's because of pondside and solomons_pond that I got to meet neat-o GoHs like Puzzlebox, the Bohnhoffs, Steve Macdonald, Blake Hodgetts and Joe Bethancourt. Plus, I've gotten to know so many filkers all because they came out to Pondfilk. It's the bestest little filk relaxicon around.

::yawn::

I don't *wanna* go to bed. *whine* But I'm tired so I have to. Bleh. I was *this close* to falling asleep during training today. Yes, yet more training. We are being trained to take tier 3 calls, but we remain tier 1 agents. Which kinda sucks. Oh well. What can you do?

Vamp up your resume and start job hunting. Which I think may be on the agenda for the near future judging on how people have been dropping like flies at work (2 more people I know left in the last week!) and I just found out they are outsourcing my old department. It's somewhat ominous to be sure.

*yawn*

However, at this moment, I am too tired to care. I have a job for the near future, so I'm not going to let it worry me. Much.

Going to sleep now.

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carmiel
May. 20th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
"It was fabulous to see everyone again - I've been missing folks since Norwescon. I really enjoy having the chance to hang out and sing with other filkers, and I don't get to do it often enough."

It was so awesome to see you again. I didn't realize how much I missed you until I saw you Sat night. I almost did a "happy dance" right on the spot. LOL
banjoplayinnerd
May. 20th, 2008 06:31 am (UTC)
She called me incomparable! She called me incomparable! ::blush:: ::gush::

(psst -- Mrs BPN -- that's a good thing, right?)
retro_rider55
May. 20th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
"Vamp up your resume and start job hunting."

So would you still recommend applying at EBay? (Not that I see much hope, as my keyboarding speed is utterly glacial...)
pondside
May. 20th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
We were so sorry to slink out but Cindermum had to get home and that meant we had tyres to buy and get installed at earliest opportunity before she was killed. If not, we'd have been home Saturday night.

I didn't actually ask Jazzy to not say anything, I just took the phone with my usual style and panache. Pay back -- I'm already nuts - where do you think you can drive me to?

Looking forward to seeing you at Pondfilk VIII. Nancy Freeman, 1/3+ of Puzzlebox, Pete Alway, Judi Miller and You -- how could we ask for more but more we get... Brooke, Dr filk, the snr Lundervillians, Runnerwolf and Sar, Kendaer, the famous moosaic4 and her fabulous hubby -- it's astounding... + carmiel and raishaan and more more more...

I'll be in Botswana but everyone else will be there :)
raishaan
May. 22nd, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
Botswana?! Do you really think you can hide from us there? We are fen! Even better, we are filking fen! Ve haf vays...bwahahahaha....:P
moosaic4
May. 22nd, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
Oh so looking forward to Pondfilk. It will be so great to see you. I graduate on the 21st of june. When does Jazzy graduate?
ladyniko
May. 26th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Oh hell yeah... if transporters were readily available, think of how much one could save by not having to pay for gas, airline tickets......

Oh, just a short note from the Uber Geek Hewlett - the gossip reporters got the location of the wedding wrong (hoorah!), but he & sis Kate will still be in London like the next weekend at a one day event. http://www.adogsbreakfastmovie.com/content/view/165/35/

I still think he's got it easy, since it's not like he's having to run & nurse the Bazzinator between takes & such like Rachel is doing w/ her boy. ;)
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