May 21st, 2004

Kero Bluestreak


Those dorky cicadas are still at it. I mean, really, who brains themselves by running into light posts?

I've been meaning to make a note here for a few days now that I had a dream with level_head in it the other night ... except that the part of level_head was played by Patrick Stewart. If you've met L_H, you'll know that Patrick Stewart doesn't look a thing like him, but he still managed to play him quite convincingly. Had the same wry sense of humor and air of quiet authority.

I suspect Patrick Stewart was there because of the X-Men movie; the dream had several superheroes in it, particularly DangerMan and Mooncat[1] from my old Champions game. I think Frank Gorshin was there in full Riddler mode at one point, as well.

In other news, the capemayfurmeet is tomorrow, and I keep going "Argh! Does it have to be this weekend?" I have a boatload of stuff I still need to get done just in my normal regular routine, much less packing and making hotel arrangements and trying yet again to find the route (New Jersey is like the Bermuda Triangle for me when it comes to navigation -- the moment I cross the state line I instantly get completely lost). I haven't updated my finances in way too long so I have no idea if I can even pay for the thing, but I'm not going to be able to do it before I have to leave at 5 a.m. tomorrow. Argh.

Problem is, there's never going to be a good time. I don't think I've had a weekend where there wasn't a boatload of stuff I needed to do since around 1993 or so, and it's wearing me down. Now if I stopped doing strips and canceled Kung Fu and did nothing but go to work, come home, go to work, come home, I'd probably have more time, but I would be hating life. As it is I periodically have panic attacks along the lines of "I'm already 34 and I'm still just getting started!"

This "finite resources" thing is driving me right up the nearest wall.

-The Gneech

[1] laurie_robey's shapeshifting private detective, not mooncat the furry artist.
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Kero asleep

Well That Was Disappointing...

I picked up Rand McNally's "Streetfinder" software for PC and handheld this evening in a desperate attempt to not get lost on the way to the capemayfurmeet tomorrow morning. Sadly, if it was left to that, I think I'd be in big trouble.

Luckily, I got camstone to give me some good directions, and laurie_robey and I stopped by AAA to get some maps. Nobody among AAA, Mapquest, or Streetfinder has any clue where "Cape May Zoo" or "Cape May Seashore Lines" are, but I did at least find info about the hotel where my accomodations are, so hopefully I can manage with that.

See you on the other side, everyone...

-The Gneech
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