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January 22nd, 2007

Long Day, Mostly Good Day

Been a long day; between the dealer room, dinner, and then a variety of random furry artists hanging out in my room 'til about midnightish (local time) all made for the longness of it. Despite my nervousness and anxiety as posted on Wednesday (I think it was), the con has gone very smoothly and for the most part drama-free.

The main sad thing is that laurie_robey's aunt is not doing well, and I do kinda wish I was home to help her with that and the house hunting rather than bouncing around here when she needs me; but I'll be on a plane in less than 24 hours and will do what I can then.

It's nice to feel like I've "found my place" in the various relationship matrices of furry fandom; for many years I really felt like quite the outsider and a bit of a poseur when it came to a lot of artists. In most cases I still feel like their art is worlds above mine, but I have my own talents that can compensate for that, particularly in the social arena, which enable me to feel like more of a peer than a fanboy/wanna-be. I'd elaborate on this further, but I don't think I can without the risk of putting a giant foot in my mouth, so suffice to say that it's nice to feel like "one of the gang" rather than like I'm imposing my presence on people.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with most of tomorrow; breakfast with tchall is usually a given, and after that I will be doing the money-counting postmortem, packing, and checking out of my room. Then I don't have any plans until dinnertime, which will consist of having a pow-wow with mammallamadevil up at Moss Beach. Sue mentioned possibly palling around some, which would be fine by me (she's so full of awesome that I have to wear sunglasses around her to keep from being blinded by her brilliance), or I must just end up lurking around the hotel a bit.

Note: I have had a bit more Irish cream than I normally do, so if I sound a little more rambly than usual, that's why. It's not a lot really, but I'm not a big drinker so it might have more effect than I'm used to.

o/`
I'LL TAKE YOU HOOOOOME AGAIIIIIN KATHLEEEEEN...
o/`

Oops, sorry, slipped into Lieutenant Riley mode there. I'm back now. ^.^'

Anyway, it's been nice, and now it's bedtime. G'nite, world, and have an awesome tomorrow!

-The Gneech

Mom Still Sick

My sister woke me up this morning ("Oh yeah, you're still in California aren't you? Sorry...") to tell me that my mom has been getting worse and not eating all weekend. Apparently my sister took my mother to the emergency room; what the result was either wasn't clear, or I was too fuzzle-headed to follow the details on, but apparently they're not sure if it's the painkillers for the shingles they diagnosed last Wednesday or something else making her unable to eat.

Dude, wtf.

I was planning to call them today anyway, but I don't know how coherent an answer I'll get out of my dad, and my mom is apparently not speaking much. (And yes, those of you who know her know what a big deal it is when my mom isn't speaking.)

Anyway, I'll be back in Virginia tomorrow, and I expect to be doing a lot of unexpected not being at work this coming week. Maybe I should rent something a little easier for my mom and dad to get in and out of than the Camry in case we have to do more toting around.

Merf. Family faw down go boom. -.-

-TG

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