John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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A Few Moments to Breathe...

Don't have much time to post, but I want to dash off something while I have a second.

First off, AnthroCon was a big success. :) I don't even have my usual post-mortem-post this time around because I can't really think of anything that would have made a significant improvement, that we could have actually done. More new product would have been good of course, although we did have some cool new stuff that got noticed. We were also hampered by our schedule — shutting down our table at 2:00 on Sunday cut off the last burst of people who had money left over after the art show or those who troll the room near the end looking for bargains. Knowing that I was going to be out the door early also made me take badges and sketchbooks rather conservatively, although that's not necessarily a bad thing. I don't like to get burned out at the end because my quality drops rather precipitously once I get really tired. Next year, assuming work cooperates, I want to try to stay until Monday instead of frantically coming back Sunday night. But that's not something I can bank on this far out.

While I'm thinking about it, I'd like to post a big ol' THANK YOU to Exatron, Waarhorse, Confused00, Vince, and Camstone for helping us get the van loaded and on the road. You all rock muchly!

When we got home last night, Camstone informed us via cellphone that Smrgol had been diverted from his intended flight plan and was looking forward to being stuck in Dulles Airport all night long. :P Since friends don't let friends languish in airports, especially not when that airport is 15 minutes away in heavy traffic, we brought the kirin home and installed him on the couch until oh-dark-thirty, when it was time for him to get back in the air. So, in a bleary-eyed and walking-dead way, last night felt almost like an extension of the con. :)

Unfortunately, back here in the real world, work is being a pain in the tender parts. :P After dropping Smrgol off, I slipped back home to get some more sleep, going in at 10:30 so I wouldn't be a completely useless zombie. From that point forward I spent the day coding, coding, and more coding, pausing only briefly for lunch before Mammallamadevil's flight back to the west. And now, as I finish off my dinner break, it's back to it, as I attempt to get 40 hours' worth of programming done before tomorrow morning for our crazy and completely unreasonable valued clients, about which I won't rant in a public forum. Suffice to say I'm less than pleased but that duty calls and so off to the bit-mines I go. At least now I'm working from home, so I can have Buddha in the chair next to me as I work, which helps. :)

And with that, back I go. Catcha later, all!

-The Gneech
Tags: buddha, conventions, work
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