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And so it begins... WRITERCON!

My computer is telling me it's just after 11pm. But locally, it's just after 1am. Yeah. My body is so not convinced of that fact...

I arrived in Minneapolis this evening, and heaved a grateful sigh of relief over the cooler weather. *SO* nice after the heat wave in Vancouver. I listened to the podfic "And Be One Traveller" on the way, snickering at all the funny parts, which garnered me a few amusing glances; I've read the story a number of times - and the dialogue is so totally *classic* Rodney McKay - that I was mouthing the words along with the speaker (just like when you've watched a movie 10 times) and then cracking up. Yeah. That got me a few strange looks.

I took the bus to the Vancouver airport and I took transit to the Radisson - honestly, soundingsea put up such fantastic instructions, complete with a pictorial, it wasn't hard to figure it out.

I did walk the last to blocks to the hotel - no real hardship, but my bags were *heavy* - and who do I see coming toward me as I'm walking up to the door? soundingsea, rusty_halo and scarlettgirl! Talk about fortuitous timing!

After hugs and greetings, rusty_halo and scarlettgirl continued on to Target and Sea and I went shopping. Well, first we stopped and said hi to harmonyfb who had just walked into the hotel, because hey! HARM!! Then we went shopping. And a very organized shopping trip we had, with her meticulously recording everything and matching up against the list of what she had and what I had asked for - and we were not only in budget but done in about 2 hours. Sea is a most excellent companion to shop with and helped to keep me focused. Because I was *totally* in McKay headspace, muttering about prices and comparisons and probably would have been hemming and hawing for another hour. *grin* I think I'll keep her.

WE CAN HAZ A CON!!!

Also, I brought my guitar, so we can has filk too. Yay!

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scarlettgirl
Jul. 30th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
Shaddyr!!!

We are at Writercon OMG!!

I realize you are right next door but this is the last opportunity for sloth and Imma takin' it :D
enigmaticblues
Jul. 30th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
Whee! See you there!
sgamadison
Jul. 30th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
So very jealous. I can't tell you how much I wish I was there, especially in light of the fact this is not an annual event. ARGH. My kyboard just droppd th most commonly usd ltter in the alphabet--oh wait, it's back. Okay, now I HAVE to buy another keyboard *today*. Anyway, that has nothing to do with you, does it? Hope you guys have a blast and I want to hear all about it!!
theantijoss
Jul. 30th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
Awwwww. Have fun, you guys!
invisiliz
Jul. 30th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
*sniff*
Soooooooo jealous. Sooooo wishin' I was there. Going to sit here and pout. You'd just better post, girl, cuz' living vicariously is the only thing I got going right now. *sniff*
duncanmac
Jul. 31st, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
Have fun, especially with friends. At least you managed to get some time off before the dreaded Job Hunt. [I know too many people who are Out Of Work right now.]

With Worldcon just around the corner from me, it was *no*contest*. I might add that going to Minneapolis (or anywhere in the Prairies/Plains) does not appeal to me much, as it reminds me too much of my time as a kid and teenager. To each his or her own. :-/
itsjustgwen
Aug. 1st, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
I hope it's cooler there!
soundingsea
Aug. 3rd, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
You were a good shopping buddy! *grins*
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