Thursday, September 28, 2006
*tear hair out*
That's about how my day is going.
For some reason I really like taking pictures of clouds. Last night we had what is probably going to be one of our last thunderstorms of the season, so I grabbed my camera and took some pictures before it got too dark.
The mix of dark clouds and sometimes blue sky was interesting, but I think the first picture I took of what would have been the sunset turned out the best.
I'm feeling a bit ill today. It started as a little ill - enough of an excuse to work from home today. But now it's more like headachey and nauseous. I know, I know, my whining makes great blogging!
I'm reading Shadowmarch currently and I'm enjoying it, but it's a bit hard to stay involved. It's the first book in a series and there's a lot of background development going on and I'm not sure where the story is going to go. The characters are interesting, I'm just wondering how they're going to develop and whether they're going to be complex enough.
I'm also still reading Galapagos, The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre, and Year of Wonders, but I've put them aside while I read Shadowmarch.
I'm feeling a bit blah at the moment in general. I'm not sure why. But, I did reach my ex-coworker and he is going to sell our house. We still have the details to work out, but hopefully by the end of this week it will be listed. Wish me luck!
My team (they're not really *my* team, but let's call them that for simplicity sake) just finished working out a technical issue and now three migrations can be completed. Let's say, "hurray!" Ok, I feel a strange sense of euphoria over it. This particular issue has been a roadblock for about three weeks now.
But I'm frustrated still in a strange way with all the remaining work. And I need to call the realtor. I better do that now before I forget (i.e. avoid it). I was going to call him before 2:00, but I had a conference call that ran 3 hours. I was going to call him yesterday, but I figured being a Sunday he might be busy. I was going to call on Saturday, but I decided it was my day off and I didn't want to be bothered. Are you noticing a trend here?
I've been tagged by book lust.
1) You have been selected as the next super hero in your city. What power will you choose to have?
The power to manipulate time
2) Lemon or Lime?
3) How many speeding tickets have you recieved?
Only one before I moved here.. since then 3. :/
4) It’s last call for alcohol what will you order?
5) Which video game character would you want to be?
Too many of the video games I play have sad endings. That makes it tough. Maybe Carla Valenti from Indigo Prophecy, but of the scores of characters I've created myself in games I'd choose Lucretia from EQ.
6) What event do you think has had the most effect on this country?
The Revolutionary War
7) What was the street name you lived on the majority of your childhood?
8) The name of your first pet?
Tippy, she was a tabby cat with white at the tip of her tail. I didn't name her. :P Junior was the first cat that was mine and not a family pet.
9) Your first grade teacher’s last name?
I can't remember. I remember what she looked like. I even remember running into her years later. It was something similar to Miss Vonfrange. This is going to bug me all day now.
10) What color are your current undergarments?
That's a bit personal. Blue.
In return (thanks for reminding me), I'm tagging encephalophone, Kraven, Jantis, and ƒåυνέ.
I'm back from Atlanta! I'm so happy to be home. I did enjoy the con, but it was a lot busier than I expected it to be. But I have pictures and stories, though I imagine I'll just share the pictures.
So here we go...
There were a lot of really good costumes at the con. People would stand around in the hotel lobbies and wait for their pictures to be taken. Seemed odd to me, but whatever floats your boat.
I think this is one of the soldiers from Aliens. There was an entire troupe of them. They had their own booth in the Marriott.
There weren't very many medieval costumes and perhaps this was more classical than medieval.
Comic characters abounded. Here's a pretty decent batman and his brood.
Another batman with another sidekick.. er, villian.
I saw at least two Willie Wonkas. Both costumes were very good.
Confederates, oh my!
Knights were the most popular of the smallish medieval theme.
Storm Troopers by far were one of the more popular costumes. There was an entire Sith contingent as well that I didn't get any pictures of. These could also be attemptes at Space Marines too, I guess. I'm a little unsure what the paint is for.
More Star Wars...
Was this guy from Star Wars? I don't remember for sure.
More Storm Troopers...
This outfit was fantastic and she was really sweet about letting me take her picture.
More comic characters.
Now we come to the hmm... how do I phrase this? The odd ones.
There were a ton of furries and furry want-to-bes at the con.
I'm not sure what this costume is supposed to be.
And then there's the mediocre; those costumes that are almost good except for something just isn't right.
Holy weight gain, Batman!
Umm.. I think I'm going wash my eyes.
And then there's just the people that are downright too brave.
It's not even the costume.. it's just the way that she's sitting that struck me as too much.
This one I didn't even realize I took (she was off to the side on a picture). The school girl outfit was popular (Harry Potter or otherwise), but she's a bit tall to be a school girl.
And because Cthulu trumps all:
I somehow managed to pick up con crud. By that I mean I have a head cold that's absolutely disgusting. No, I tried to avoid contact with anyone I didn't know, but there were just so many people and I didn't get much sleep many of the nights.
Off to hack and wheeze some more and hopefully pop some nyquil and sleep long after I get home tonight.