I got home last night from my long trip, safe and sound. The end of the trip had an extra hassle or two, but they are overcome and will only cost a little to fix…
Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category
Saw The Dark Knight Rises with Mom and Dad. In short, very well done movie. I enjoyed the ending, which had a twist that caught me and then was satisfying. It left enough hooks for a sequel but doesn’t require one. A satisfying Big Summer Action movie and conclusion to this Batman series. (more…)
Went out this evening with Mom and Dad and saw Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom”. It was a charming little film with all sorts of characters in odd situations. I enjoyed it very much, but I like Mr. Anderson’s movies.
The cast was full of excellent people, and the plot was sweet and odd at the same time. A pair of misfit kids falls for one another and won’t be kept apart. Love conquers all.
Got up early this morning to get everything packed up. Did so, ate food, packed a lunch, loaded everything into the car, checked out of the room and then went to an 11am panel. The panel, on converting text to e-books, was well attended and I took some notes. Four panelists with entirely different toolsets and goals. (more…)
Got moving earlier in the day. Went to a few panels, and picked up lunch from Hospitality. Talked to a couple of random fen there, mostly about Westercons past. Lots of people recall Westercon 44, in Vancouver. (more…)
Woke up earlier than I expected after being up till 3am. Got ready to go out, slowly. Ate breakfast, took a shower, etc.
Went to an 11:00am panel, but decided the next couple were dumb, and wandered a bit. Looked at the art show – cool stuff, bigger than last Westercon, bigger than Baycon, but everyone says smaller than Norwescon – and am glad nothing demands I take it home. Dealers room was similar. Picked up some unusual comic books (which are small, so I can get them home) and didn’t buy the deliciously steampunk cane. May try and find some books tomorrow. (more…)
Got to the con a little late. Made it to the “Closing Ceremonies” a little late. The con is apparently caught in a time warp and scheduled backwards. Several people tried to explain that to me and I didn’t get it till I got there.
Tuesday, I left Roseburg, OR, and drove to my Aunt’s new house in Ocean Shores.. I got the tire pressure light to go off – the Internet knew the correct inflation for the tires – and I got a speeding ticket in Salem. Made me grumpy, but I was speeding so it really isn’t as if I can complain.
Driving to Seattle to see family and go to Westercon. Up at 4:00am, left at 5:00am. Had to go to the bank, get gas, and buy munchies. Got on the highway at about 5:45am.
Many of my friends have suggested I set up a blog and write some things. They’ve made this suggestion for some time now, and I’ve ignored them. Well, they can all be happy as I have finally done something about it.
I did post some rambling “deep thoughts” on another web page, but they weren’t very organized. Maybe I’ll repost them here, if they still seem interesting when I re-read them. Other than that I’ve not bothered much with this new-fangled blogging thing.
What has finally gotten me to go to the effort of setting up a blog and maybe actually writing something in it regularly?