June 11th, 2002

asleep at mal 9/09

busy weekend

but it was fun... wedding started way late, but the ceremony was nice and the bride and groom looked great and happy... the site (seneca lodge near germantown) was a beautiful place for the wedding... dinner/reception was nice; everyone seemed to enjoy themselves; especially amusing were dana & naima's daughter sitting on mom's train during their 1st dance (i don't like kids, but she was awfully cute) and zooom & bagel playing with bagel's son loki... headed to hotel, everyone was there or just getting back from late dinner... hung out, partied some, quiet evening overall, actually even got some sleep from about 3am til 9am... got up, took the water taxi to fells point w/ karen, ben, gus, dianne & devon... did some shopping (i didn't get much, but did finally find my amber oil - kharmic connection had it)... headed back to hotel on water taxi and went over to wander around the con for a bit... ordered a custom corset for pennsic, zooom bought another pile of action figures as well... brief nap, then dinner en masse at the hotel restaurant... food was decent, but there was only one waiter on, and he was overwhelmed with tables (in addition to our 26 people there were at least 8 other 4 tops full)... after dinner relaxed for a bit, then changed to go dancing - saw lou & rob on the way out to the club (they were confused having not seen me as tall as i was in the club heels - lol), a few other con goers stopped by briefly but gus & i were the only ones that stayed til close... danced a bunch, talked a bit, christine was quite wasted and very funny... gus & i had to walk a few blocks to catch a taxi back to the hotel, found the party in full swing, had an enjoyable remainder of the evening, we did receive a few noise complaints from the hotel staff, but i suspect that was mostly due to the idiots (not us) out in the halls, not our actual groups noise... short nap (i slept poorly to boot) then up to pack/clean up our mess a bit/check out... went to convention to get fitted for the linen period dress martine is making me, and help fit zooom for his doublet... it is going to be quite a loud piece, but beautiful... zooom & i left con about 1:30, ran into barry & walter & got to say byes as we were picking up cars from hotel parking; zooom & i proceeded to sabatino's for a delicious lunch ( i wanted baked gnocci) and then home... unpacked, picked up some stuff and took care of the slithers, fell asleep watching ghost of mars (i was wiped)... woke up and munched a bit, watched the new series the wire on hbo (looks interesting - we shall see) and flipped channels til i passed out between 12 and 1... busy day at work, must get back to it
asleep at mal 9/09

previous post should have gone up yesterday

but lj was having problems when i tried to post it, and i forgot to try again... last night was relatively quiet at home, zooom has caught the flu or a cold, spent some time babying him - hot tea, etc... did some laundry (mounds of it as usual to be done) and went to bed early... i don't want to catch what he has (no time off left, can't get sick)... today looks to be another busy day at work, so i'm going to start on all the crap i need to accomplish, maybe post more later
asleep at mal 9/09

jesus fucking christ

i have been on the phone for the past 1/2 an hour with a worldcom tech who was supposed to send a tech to complete some cross connects (ie hard wiring between lines) at one of their central offices... problem... tech doesn't know the address of the c.o., nor does the field tech... they also have no idea what they are supposed to be connecting... this is their fucking equipment, they placed the order, why the fuck can't they get this straight?!