saxikath: (puzzles)
My 12th NPL con. And yet another reminder of why it's become the event I build my summer around.

I miss you all already.
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Air travel has become increasingly a hassle in recent years, as we all know. But I must say, online check-in has to be one of the better changes in the travel process in a long time. I love the fact that I'm already checked in for my flight tomorrow and have my boarding pass.

Of course, I'm also psyched because said flight will take me to the NPL con. In honor of which, a song mangling:

Baltimore, you're Con to me
You're everything a Con should be
Friends who are like family
Hugging me, puzzling me...
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I just got back from a run around Fresh Pond. Along the way, there was a new bench. Someone had left some (fake, I think) flowers on it. I suppose it must have been installed in memory of someone, but I didn't see a plaque or a name. What there was was a single yellow post-it. On it was written, "To Captain and Teneille, I understand your pain. Babe."

I wonder what the story is.
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There's... sunlight!!

Still pretty cloudy, but the sun just came out. Happy!
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Happiest of birthdays to [livejournal.com profile] warriorbard63, who I'd want on my side in any fight -- physical or mental, real or fantastic. :)

Sadface.

Jun. 27th, 2009 10:06 pm
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Or rather, sad feet. The left one of my favorite, wear-all-summer sandals came apart on my way home tonight. I'm not sure it's fixable, at least not for more money than replacing the sandals would cost. (And the soles of the sandals are, admittedly, rather cracked at this point as well.)

Ecco doesn't seem to make them anymore. Pout.

On the plus side, I was walking home from a most awesome barbecue party, so I think the good outweighs the bad for the evening. :)
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I want a fun summer dress. Not too expensive. Something for general use, not a "fancy dress." Just a cute dress in size 18 that's not going to make me look frumpy.

Help?
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I officially don't like humidity when it comes to running. Went out this evening; it wasn't hot, but it was muggy. And I had all those overheating problems that I had back on the treadmill, and had to cut things short. Yuck!

Anyone have tips for keeping up running during hot & muggy summer weather? I fear the answer is going to be "get up at 5 a.m. and go running then."
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funny pictures of cats with captions
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. You make more difference than you will probably ever know.
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I've been an utter lump lately when it comes to the running. I got completely out of the routine when I was sick, and haven't gotten back into it. I think I'd been running once in the past six weeks or so, ugh.

So I feel very good that I went out this evening to run, and actually made it 3 miles without walking (except for the hill up from Fresh Pond to the street, which I never exactly run up!). Not fast, but steady.

If and when we actually get summer weather, it's going to be rough. Even tonight, in the cool, I can feel my face is very warm. I'll have to find a time or place to run without overheating.

Anyway, I'm glad I got back out there.

And who would ever have thought that I, of all people, would want to go running?!
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Having finally gotten around to replacing my Boston Public Library card, I'm in the mood to read. Any recommendations? In general, I prefer nonfiction to fiction; in fiction, I gravitate toward mysteries. (Not fantasy or SF. Yeah, I know, I'm weird.) In nonfiction, history, history of science, stuff about evolution, stuff about language. And I'm open to other ideas. (I've read The Devil in Dover, which I recommend, BTW.)
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Farmers' market strawberries, sliced, allowed to macerate a bit in spiced vanilla bean sugar. With local-dairy cream (okay, half and half, but still).

Bliss.

Birthday!

Jun. 12th, 2009 09:54 am
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Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] reynaud! May the coming year have many new adventures and old friends.
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Definitely the quote of the weekend from Legends, that one.

I was really sad to miss ToV, so I wasn't in the best mood when Legends started. But I ended up having a lot of fun, despite the fact that staffing is a much more stressful enterprise than playing. We had an influx of new crunchy staff due to a cast swap with another LARP, which made things much better. I could go out and do small-group or one-on-one face-role roleplaying and not feel like I was shortchanging everyone else.

And the first module I ever ran went well, I think. (Thanks so much to [livejournal.com profile] ironrat for his cameo appearance as Launce, and the brainstorming help!) People seemed to enjoy it. And I got to play my first weekend-Big-Bad. And chew out the players, in another role. (You did what? You told him WHAT?) And do some awesome one-on-one stuff.

So what happened at ToV? I hear the Insane Costuming Project got a second showing -- awesome! -- but what else?
saxikath: (sevi)
Prophecy 2.5, that is, and my career as a wandering guide, courier, Wayfinder, lyrimancer, and now priestess of Tamalasque, goddess of travel, fortune, winds, and water.

I have so much more to say, but I'm too tired to think cogently right now. But the event was great fun (spectacular weather!) despite a small turnout, and it was a fitting conclusion. More details to come later.

And more dreaming up ideas for P3, too... :)
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A meme I really like:

Comment and leave your name here, and I'll tell you why I like you, and why I think you're great.
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(I still need a running icon.)

I'd been running all of twice in the past month or so, courtesy of the respiratory bug. So this morning, I wasn't expecting much when I laced up the shoes and headed for Fresh Pond. But, I only had to walk once (twice, if you count going up the hill from the pond path back to street level, but I always walk that!), for a couple of minutes out of 3.1 miles. So yay. And I was rewarded by seeing not only the usual happy dogs, busy robins, and ducks, but a pair of swans and an oriole!
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Coworker, on the current iteration of the Cough of Doom:

"That sounds like it's the last scene of an Italian opera."

Sigh...

So...

May. 12th, 2009 11:46 am
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C'mon, folks, where are the ToV updates? Enquiring minds want to know what happened! :)
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Happiest of birthdays to [livejournal.com profile] bookishfellow!!!

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