May 20th, 2007

Kero asleep

Only as Good as Your Data Scrubber

Well, the Cape May Furmeet was fun. :) It was spent mostly in the car driving (or the bus, riding), with occasional stops at various New Jersey seashore tourist traps to look at Junque Boutiques or ride the occasional roller coaster. The GPS wasn't what you'd call an unqualified success -- but in each case it was a matter of mistaken address. The address I got off the State of New Jersey website for the Cape May Zoo appears to have been for the administrative offices, rather than for the actual zoo. Then the address for the Offshore Motel apparently didn't exist in the GPS's database, so it underhandedly snuck in another (and wrong) one about a half-mile in the wrong direction.

On the other hand, from Wildwood to lowen_kind's house the GPS got smack-on perfectly, as well as from LK's place to home. So half-and-half, with bonus points for me being able to quickly stick a in waypoint as we passed the only Starbucks in the tri-county area so that after breakfast this morning we could go back and find it quickly and easily. Overall it strikes me as a nifty and useful gadget and I expect to get a lot of use out of it, particularly at cons.

The asthma didn't bother me too much on the trip, aside from the occasional gurgling raspy cough and my speaking voice constantly coming out as a spot-on Tony Jay impression. I had fun amusing myself by quoting lines from Shere Kahn or Chairface Chippendale. The only time it was really bad was after going on the Great White -- which was a much better coaster than I was expecting it to be, actually, but which left me panting and feeling like a sumo wrestler had sat on my chest.

I dislike this asthma intensely and want it to go away. ¬.¬

On the other hand, my allergies in general have cleared out nicely; the Zyrtec seems to be working very well on that score.

Anyway, a good time was had by all and some of unclekage's family tales have given me some ideas to pursue for Brigid and Greg stories. So I'd say it was worth the investment of time.

And now, for a spot of tea, and then bed. G'nite world, and have an awesome tomorrow!

-The Gneech
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