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Another birthday party survived!

Monkey Boy turned 12 yesterday. Girly Girl turned 14 today.

We went to Planet Lazer for two games of laser tag, and then to Red Robin for lunch. The ex didn't come out, but their grandma did and she brought their cousins, Hanna and Naomi. It was really nice she did that since they don't really get to see their cousins all that often.

Jazzy Girl stayed home to finish making them a chocolate cheesecake. Once we got home, they played Rock Band, Mario Kart and Mario Party.

I bought Rock Band for them, then realized the girl wasn't nearly excited about it as the boy. So I made an executive decision on the weekend to buy her a cell phone. I figure since she is 14 now and might start wanting to have a life and go out and *do* things, it would be nice to know where she is. Plus, I figure I can use it when I go out as well. Since I still refuse to break down any buy a cell phone for myself. I don't want one. Yes. I am weird. Shut up. What the hell do I need a cell phone for? I mean, seriously. Whatever.

Was surfing the VCon site and saw there was piss all on the VCon programming grid for filk; can't make it to the programming meeting tomorrow. Called up the head of programming who is very filk friendly and proceeded to rip apart the current grid and shuffle things up some to try to get more filk programming.

Amusingly, she got an email from Dix right while we were on the phone asking about the programming. *snicker* I had just finished asking her "hey what if someone just happens to be looking at this while we are messing with it? They'll wonder if it is their mere thoughts that are changing things around!"

Side note - I didn't realize that Google docs spreadsheets live updated in real time while other people were viewing them. I thought that you would have to save and then it would update. Holy crap, that was actually kinda cool to watch the grid change before my eyes.

Anyway. Bottom line - filk is going to be a little squishy at the con because we didn't get all the space we were hoping for, but there *will* be filk. And filk panels. And and fanfic stuff!! W00T!

::gawks around at flist::

Hey, anyone wanna be on a late night slash panel with me? It'll be fun, I promise!

On the writing front... got nothing down this weekend. Am hoping to maybe get some done tonight, now that the children are fed and watered and the birthday craze has died down.

::eyes the liquor cabinet::

Hmmm. Cranberry juice? Check. Vodka? Check. Cointreau? check. I think that it's time for a Cosmo.



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Aug. 17th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
Wish them happy birthday for me! If they remember me. ;)

Also, I'm gonna be in Vancouver soon. We should totally get together, drop me an email or something on my lj.
Aug. 17th, 2008 07:16 am (UTC)
Will do.

And *cool*!

We should watch a movie and drink something. I am on the same schedule with this new shift bid at work, just different hours; I work 8-6:30 starting on the 25th.

Aug. 17th, 2008 07:04 am (UTC)
Already? Arggh; was it that long ago that Jazz was - aaaah!

Happy BD, MB/GG...

Edited at 2008-08-17 07:04 am (UTC)
Aug. 17th, 2008 07:40 am (UTC)
Darn -- I wish I could have been there to squish them!!!

Large fun hugs for GG and MB and JG too. While you're passing them around -- please give yourself 3 as you're under represented!

I wish you could be with us for that dinner in 2 weeks, I think I've chosen The Cannery but, I do understand that it's the same weekend as you promised other stuff :(

darn it!!! I'd move it but, it's this Australia thing...

Filk programming good. Concerts?
I will have CD's I can build a wall for the Filk Coordinator to lean on from the CD's I will have at that time. Plus I will probably have about 5 Steve Savitzky CD's to sell too as they didn't get sold at Pondfilk.

I'll also have tons of art as I'm Eliza's agent this year. Is Chillam still the involuntary co-ordinator?

Aug. 17th, 2008 08:27 am (UTC)
Happy birthdays to the kiddos! :)

What the hell do I need a cell phone for?

I might've told you this story already, so if it's repetition I apologize, but:

Years ago when I was debating whether or not to get a cell phone, and thinking, eh, why do I really need one, I drove from Olympia to Seattle for a weekend, and was on my way back very very late on a Sunday night. I think it was after 2am. And my car suddenly and unexpectedly croaked.

I managed to get off the freeway, and the car died utterly in a really creepy part of Lacey, where there was absolutely nothing open and no people in sight and no pay phones. I found a very scuzzy bar with one very creepy guy sweeping up after closing time, who let me use their pay phone to call for help. Thank god I had some change on me (I often don't). Then I had a choice of either waiting out in the cold or waiting in the very scuzzy bar with the very creepy guy until help arrived.

That was the night I decided to get a cell phone.
Aug. 17th, 2008 09:26 am (UTC)
Monkey Boy turned 12 yesterday. Girly Girl turned 14 today

Happy Birthday to both of them! Here's to many, many more.
Aug. 17th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)

Happy birthdays!
Aug. 17th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
Delighted to hear there will be more filk programming - the previous schedule was minimalist to be kind. I guess a musical guest too much to hope for but a concert or two would be nice. Maybe I now can get on some panels that DON'T conflict with my business conference!
Aug. 18th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
(Feeds The Birthday Dirge into RockBand)
Aug. 18th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
(does Pete Townsend windmills while playing along)
Aug. 18th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
Anyway. Bottom line - filk is going to be a little squishy at the con because we didn't get all the space we were hoping for, but there *will* be filk. And filk panels. And and fanfic stuff!! W00T

Well, good. Because I'm coming up for the filk.

Although I did sign up for the Blogs And The Media panel, and have been plastering my appearance all over the Tubes, so I suppose I'd better make time for that.
Aug. 20th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
I'm planning on coming up to V-Con, who do I talk to about getting onto some panels and stuff?
Aug. 23rd, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)

First off, you contact Barbara here:

vconprogram (at) gmail (dot) com

You have, as of last night's 6 hour programming meeting, been tentatively scheduled for a concert slot on Friday night. It's at 8pm. I think. I've got Juliana that night too.

There is going to be a Media filk that I added you to (Vorkosiverse, B5 and Webber filks come to mind) and we are having a Filk Jam on Sunday.

Anyway, I'll let you talk with Barbara about the nuts and bolts.

Yay! You're coming!
Aug. 20th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
One hippo, one birdie and two ewes to the young 'uns! My they're growing up FAST!
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