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

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Putting the "Ia!" in California

Loooooooooong day yesterday. Worked on overdue project until 3:00 a.m., slept until 4:30 a.m., then got up and flew to JFK, where they didn't have any Starbucks but I managed to get some crullers from Dunkin' Donuts, so that almost made up for it. Then it was into another plane for six hours to fly to Oakland, which consisted of fits of sleep in awkward positions because the plane was packed full of people going home from the inauguration. I did have an interesting conversation with a gentleman and his wife in the seats next to me, who were happy to know that their trip had been cold even by D.C. standards; they had apparently made the trip once before for the Million Man March. It gave me some interesting observations on the whole "race relations" issue which I may or may not post later; suffice to say it was a start contrast from my childhood, but in a good way. :)

Had a very nice dinner @ Andy's with Vince, Confused00, Sirfox, and JadedFox; then came back and immediately turned into a pumpkin; that was around 10:30 or so CA time, making it 1:30 a.m. or so my time. It had been a long, long day.

Had some interesting dreams; one was a feature-length Tale Spin movie, about which I can only remember a few details now, but I do remember Laurie and I critiquing it as it went on. ("They should have spread these flashbacks out into the story better instead of having them all at the end like this." "Well I think the idea is they're trying to keep them short and fast to build up tension towards the big finish.")

The second one was that I was talking about Return of the King with Vince, and making jokes about hobbits on war-dogs taking the place of the Riders of Rohan, and how that would have changed the story. ("Chaaarge!" *head lopped off*).

The third dream was me asking Vince if that conversation had actually happened, or if I'd dreamt it. Dream-Vince informed me that he had no idea what the heck I was talking about, so I must have dreamt it.

It was about at this point that I woke up.

Then the hotel fire alarm went off. ¬.¬ Fortunately it stopped just as we all had on pants and shoes and were headed for the door.

Anyway! It's now going on 9:00 here and I need to get a shower and some breakfast. Catcha later!

-The Gneech
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