ginger: (awesome)
Two things I have learned about myself in the last year that I feel need to be reiterated after a lovely discussion last night:

1. I am, simply put, frickin' awesome. My friends know this, agree with me, and treat me accordingly.
2. I am, and should be, and will continue to be, my own first priority.
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Dear seatmate: I promise, your junk is not prodigious enough that you are required to sprawl halfway over my seat to give yourself enough room for it.

Dear people behind me: It just might be, though I am not an expert, that your baby has been screaming for two hours in part because it smells like it is in major need of a diaper change.

Layover in Minneapolis.
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I just got home from seeing Cowboys and Aliens with Heather. Joyce describes it way better than I could:
The trailer makes this look like a big boomy movie, but it isn't. It is in places, but it's mostly a movie about family and people and who we might be and stepping up to the plate. It also loves on sci-fi and western cliches, and makes them good.

Go see it. It's really good.
It was definitely a fun movie, and definitely worth seeing.

Also, Daniel Craig looks like my grandpa probably did thirty years ago. I saw that for the first time tonight, and it was a bit of a zinger.
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Noting for when LJ comes back up:

Finished:
A Dance With Dragons, GRRM
Ghost Story, Jim Butcher

I think this is MTD 16 and YTD 116?

ETA: It was actually 15 and 115.

Also! Potential spoilers for A Dance with Dragons in the comments!
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[15:24] ginger: I suddenly want Combos. Those cheddar-cheese-cracker things, the round ones?
[15:24] joyce: you're an evil woman.
[15:24] ginger: because I'm HUNGRY? :P
[15:24] ginger: or because I'm sharing the pain? :)
[15:25] joyce: YES. ahem.
[15:25] ginger: eating Combos would make more pain?
[15:25] ginger: unhappy joyce tummy?
[15:25] ginger: Combos are evil?
[15:25] ginger: *hands you a dusty eggplant instead*
[15:25] joyce: gee, thanks.
[15:26] ginger: *snickerfit*
[15:26] joyce: ;)
[15:26] ginger: *dying*
[15:26] ginger: Oh my god, Ginger, that was not that funny, and yet I cannot stop giggling like a mad thing.
[15:26] joyce: someone is a little loopy :)
[15:26] ginger: Quite possibly!
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Mon 7/25: work 5-9, pick up items on the list Done while LJ was choking its chicken this afternoon
Tues 7/26: doc appt 4:50, Aladdin 7:30 @ 5th Avenue
Wed 7/27: laundry, errands*, finish packing, paint nails.
Thurs 7/28: hair appointment 3pm, Rainbow meeting 7pm, finish packing carry-on

Fri 7/29: bank to deposit Mr Pig, Target, ATM, movie 4:55pm, dinner with Keef 9pm, airport by 11pm.
Sat 7/30: flight leaves SeaTac 12:50am, layover Milwaukee, land Indy 10:31am WOO!

*errands: pick up receipt books for the Rainbow recorder/treasurer, drop off rent check, get cash, take out garbage, charge and sync various electronics
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*loads up weather.com*

*looks up My People*

Julian, NC: 94.
Muncie, IN: 91.
Holt, MI: 89.
Denver, CO: 86.

Bellevue, WA: .... 64.

*temper tantrum*

I WANT A SUMMER DAMMIT.
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Discovery:

If I didn't do any costuming for Con, just attended the whole time in jeans and t-shirts, I can pack all my clothes (and probably toiletries, though I didn't try), including a spare pair of flip flops, in an overnight case that's roughly 12" x 8" x 6".

It's my costuming that takes up the full suitcase and then some. :P

ETA: Mostly packed now. (Yes, a week and a half early. This gives me plenty of time to think of stuff I forgot.)

note to self )
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pics behind the cut )

With the caveat that what I really want is for the girly boots to magically be as tall as the stompy boots, but really don't think I can find such a thing in a reasonable price range in the next week and a half...

[Poll #1762196]
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Take a picture of yourself right now.
Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
Post that picture with NO editing.
Post these instructions with your picture.

ginger: (dumb)
The existence of a "How To Flirt With Geek Girls" panel at GenCon is skeezy and gross - period, end of sentence.

However, I'm debating whether the fact that the moderator panel consists of entirely women makes it even MORE skeezy and gross than if it were run by guys. Leaning toward yes.
ginger: (GCL admin)
Dude. You are correct that when I sent out the directions, I did not specify that you should include your email address when having the automatic dice roller send me a roll. However:

1. How the HELL do you expect me to send you the results of your roll when I have no email address for you?
2. The form on the website that you fill out to send a roll by default includes a space for your email address, and the only way it removes that space is if you delete that space on purpose. GOSH, MY BAD, I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD TO SPECIFY IN THE DIRECTIONS TO FILL OUT THE FORM COMPLETELY INSTEAD OF DELETING PARTS OF IT.
3. Seriously? Everyone else has figured this out. :P So when I say on-list "Can whoever sent me the roll for [character] please email me off-list so I know who you are?" you really don't have to get bitchy about how "well, the directions didn't SAY to include my email address."

Not really a best first impression, snowflake.
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Just found that from ... last spring? I think?
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My next 2.5 weeks were not busy enough, so I have purchased a ticket to go see Aladdin at the 5th Avenue two weeks from tonight. :)

(ZOMG. This is the WORLD PREMIER run of the official Aladdin stage musical. *even more excited now*)
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Yoinked.

Ask me these 7 questions (fill in the blanks):

1. What do you think of _____________ ?

2. When did you last ____________?

3. __________ or ___________ and why?

4. What did you ______________?

5. What's your favorite ______________?

6. How would you ______________?

7. Who would you most like to ________ ?
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Day 1: Thursday, June 30.
Work, TV, Red Lobster, airport.
Events of note:
Work was uneventful, aside from the baby shower. TV was the last two episodes of Game of Thrones, and was quite good. Red Lobster was meeting with Ari, C2, and Heather (and Brian) to celebrate my ten-iversary with H and C2. Airport was highly unsatisfactory, and has been detailed elsewhere.

Day 2. Friday, July 1.
Traveling.
Events of note:
I was amazed to discover that the McDonald's in O'Hare is pretty close in price to a regular McDonald's. My parents and I had simultaneous layovers in O'Hare, though in different terminals. Joyce met me, we got my luggage, and met my parents at the condo, after which my dad wanted to go to Denny's for some food. There was a Facebook post pointing out the surreal factor of being at a Denny's in Orlando with Joyce and my parents at 2am. Joyce experienced the first salvo of the week-long Check Wars. (Daddy won.) Then there was bed.

And then there were theme parks. )

Day 11: Sunday, July 10.
Parks: Sea World
Party members: Ginger and Joyce.
Rides/shows: Wild Arctic, beluga feeding time, active polar bear, ZOMG The Walrus, the Shark Encounter, and the Manta Aquarium.
Events of note:
My mom and dad headed out early for their flight, and Joyce and I packed up and went to Sea World for the morning. We went straight for Wild Arctic, enjoyed the ride, and then went in to see the animals. The belugas were doing feedings and tricks. The polar bear was in the tail end of her 13% of the day spent awake and was wandering around and posing. The walrus was, uh, pleasuring himself. With his face. I went "Joyce is he wait is he seriously holy crap Joyce what is that walrus doing." We snickered, and as we walked away and left him to it, we heard the inevitable "Mommy, what is he doing?"

We moseyed through a couple of other inside (read: air-conditioned) exhibits, then headed out to get lunch at Qdoba before Joyce dropped me at the airport at 2. My flight wasn't til almost 6, but she had to leave earlier.

My flight turned out to be delayed for crappy weather, but I still made my SFO connection. The landing at SFO scared the crap out of me, because I didn't know that the runway begins approximately two inches from the water, so I looked out to see the plane merrily skipping along above a vast expansion of WAVES and internally went "Wait, what? Aren't they supposed to tell us if we're landing in the water?" and then was very relieved to see the land start. Other than the delay and the water, the flights were uneventful, and I got back to my apartment and fell into bed around 1:45am.

And then I got up at 6am to get ready for work, which today encompasses 8-4 and 5-9. I think bedtime tonight might be earlyish. We'll see what happens.

(I leave on my next trip in 18 days. Definitely looking forward to it.)
ginger: (friends)

Me: Happy ten-iversary!
Joyce: Yay!
Me: Do you like me now?
Joyce: *collapses in giggles*

ginger: (friends)
Ten years ago today, I flew into Seattle for a week's visit. While many of the people I met that week have passed out of my life in the years since, I am so so very pleased to have met Heather, Chris, Ari, and Joyce (who didn't like me at the time, and no, that will never get old).

We have been through many things, my friends, and we are all awesome.
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Got a third hole punched in my left ear yesterday. It was pretty uneventful. :) Just noting for posterity.

Is it Thursday afternoon yet?
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Packing wizardry!

Ages ago, I got a 24" duffle bag from Target for like $10. It's been insanely useful. Last night I started packing for Florida, and as of this morning, it contains ten pairs of underwear, seven pairs of socks, a pair of jeans, 7 tank tops, 5 t-shirts, 2 long-sleeved shirts, a light hoodie, a pair of PJ pants, a dress, a bathing suit and cover up, a power strip, Zombie Dice ... and a Kitchenaid stand mixer.

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