fullcontactmuse: (Do I look happy to you)
I hear [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen calling to me in a panicked voice from what seems like the other side of the house. I throw myself vertical position and look around to orient myself before hurtling off the bed and into the house. She is sleeping peacefully next to me in bed.

I've been known to have weird dreams that sometimes border on nightmares--those never freak me out--and then there are theses. Bah.

You have to love some of these dreams where things like this happen: "Where's [livejournal.com profile] digitaleopard?" "Oh, he's outside pushing box cars." Sure enough, looking out the wind, he's out on the train tracks pushing box cars around like Mr. Incredible.

Or, perhaps my favorite from the same night as the above: "You're just a typical movie monster. When you try to persuade me to do your bidding, your eyes are going to change in some fantastic way--oh hey,those are pretty."
fullcontactmuse: (Serenity)
[livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen said: "Maybe you need some comfort food?"
I said: "I don't need to eat right now."
[livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen said: "No, not potato chips or popcorn. I'm thinking strawberries; diced and removed from the stem."
I said: "No, they're best from vine and you hold onto the vine to eat it."
I said: "Then, I say, 'Oh, grandpa.' And you're supposed to say, 'I never married.'"
fullcontactmuse: (Xeno Bunny - Adult)
[livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen traded my blue flashlight that I keep in my camera bag for theater work with a purple one. Now I have a little purple mag light. :)

Okay, the Girly Girl and I are going to ride bikes. :)
fullcontactmuse: (WTF)
To Do List (66.66% completed)
  • Add [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen Homework tasks
  • Build NPC
  • Burn music to CD
  • Call Dr. Sanborn, left message Set up appointment for Tue May 3rd at 8pm
  • Call ID Edge, need to follow up in 3 days. ID Edge called back, they're getting the run around too.
  • Design stat card
  • Do dinner on Thursday
  • Export NPC character sheet to PocketCharacter
  • Give [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen hugs until complete :)
  • Help [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen with organizing the Homework TODO
  • Make final arrangements with [livejournal.com profile] fixerbard for equipment pickup and drop off.
  • Print stat card
  • Put Girly Girl on the bus
  • Submit NPC for approval
  • Assemble costume pieces
  • By request, "Shoot [livejournal.com profile] blushingangle in the head." She feels that "it is [her] fault for a lot of the todo list pertaining character stuff and performances." So, I'm happy to oblige. :D
  • Do a run through of performance, makeup, costume, and all.
  • Do load of laundry
  • Do make up and costume test
  • Give [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen more hugs until complete. :)
  • Pick up equipment from [livejournal.com profile] fixerbard around 12pm on Saturday...

I should really be in bed by now. Perhaps I should go crawl in...

Edit on 12:47 AM, 5/30/2008: Minor edit to make sure the subject in the "by request" task is correct. :D
fullcontactmuse: (Tired Kitten)
First, a note: My connection to the internet has been spotty at best during my time here and then I was generally busy. That being said, I am not going back and reading some 300+ posts. If you need me to be aware of something, please bring it up here and I'll go look at that specifically.

BayCon is done and I fly home tonight. [livejournal.com profile] princessmei is taking me out to Dark Garden as she has an appointment there this afternoon--I'm hoping to see a variety of pretty corsets today--and then she's taking me to Piedmont Boutique in San Fransisco as well.

I will have a couple of posts to follow this one up in my Growth and Kink filters, as usual.

Over all, I had a fun, fun time at BayCon and made a lot of friends whom I cannot wait to see again. Of course, that generally means a year at least. Working in Programming Operations was a blast, and I was able to as Chris lots of questions about how BayCon does their program scheduling and the things that worked for them and the pitfalls they encountered. So that was good.

Something that BayCon does that I would love to see Norwescon do is what I can only call "Ribbon Madness". So Norwescon, in the recent years has started doing ribbons for staff and concom members, artists, and so, but this isn't really brought over to the general convention membership too much, except for one instance and that was the "Betty's Boobies" ribbons from last year. What BayCon does is that they have ribbons for the general membership that are free. Big deal you, say? Well, there is more to it than that. They also encourage the membership and staff members to bring their own. For example, in the cabal that is "ProgOps", they had several ribbons, one of which was the "Bathroom Ribbon" which was left in the bathrooms on the sink, sometimes in small puddles of water. If someone was seen wearing a "Bathroom Ribbon", they were sent to ProgOps to get the companion ribbon, "Ewwww Bathroom Ribbon".

While the ribbons can be fun, they can also be used to help fan find other fans of a show or a movie or even of a similar interest. One of the staff members, Boris, was able to make ribbons on site and made a few for me, including "Yes, but buy me dinner first" and "Corset Whore". A vendor who specializes in chainmail and scalemail art had the ribbon "I Got Clawed".

What I think I liked most about this is that it became a fun scavenger hunt out where to get a ribbon that someone was wearing. If you had recently taken a shower and showed up in the gaming room, you could get a "Washed Masses" ribbon or if you went in with a caffinated drink, the "Highly Caffinated" ribbon.

Even the hotel staff was in on the fun and they had an internal competition to see who could get the most ribbons. Some of them had even hatched nefarious plans, though never implemented to my knowledge, to acquire more. "I would be glad to bring your food to you, if you have a ribbon to give me."

One ribbon had a rubber ducky on it with the phrase done up like a bible verse, "Rinse. Lather. Repent. Hygiene 6:2:1"*.

The biggest single, tangible benefit that this practice brought is the building and re-enforcing of the sense of community and that is something that every convention can never get enough of.

The Firefly LARP, Harlequins and Hellfire, we ran on Sunday was a smashing success and we had many, many people askng us to do it again for next year. The end of game "post mortem and reveal" went on for about an hour and a half. And the quality of the players was just outstanding! I cannot say that enough. We had more than a few players attain their goals

In spite of having a lot of fun this weekend, there was something that was off for me and I couldn't put my finger on. I figured it out on Friday evening: I missed my family. How this is different from RustyCon is a difference of 800+ miles. At RustyCon, I could go home if I needed to. Here, that's not an option. Right now, I am working on not thinking about being away from them. I long to be home at this point. To see The Boy, Girly Girl, [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen, [livejournal.com profile] zorgaulf, and, of course, the cats. Yes, I'm missing my family. I am sooooo looking forward to being home. And yes, [livejournal.com profile] digitaleopard, I'm even looking forward to seeing you as well.

* The 6:2:1, for those not in the know, refers to 6 hours of sleep, 2 meals, and 1 shower. If you are unable to complete first two numbers, that's your problem. If you can't fulfil the second one, that's our problem. :)
fullcontactmuse: (Beaker and Dr. Bunson Honeydew)
Happy Birthday!

Click to enbiggen

Sorry this wasn't earlier, but my net access has been spotty.
fullcontactmuse: (Eye (Purple))
[livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen and I celebrate 10 years of marriage together today. Yep, this day back in '98 in a wonderous little handfasting ceremony permformed by the priestess of my old coven.

I love you and thank you for being in my life, dear. :)
fullcontactmuse: (WTF)
Disney and Phillip K. Dick in the same sentence.

The mind just boggles sometimes. Ever since Disney acquired Pixar and placed John Lasseter as Cheif Creative Officer, I have been hoping that he would stear Walt Disney Animation Studio back towards doing 2D cell animation, something the company was very, very good at and let Pixar do the CG based movies.

It looks like that is finally happening with "the Princess and the Frog" for Christmas 2009 with Ron Clements (and here) and John Musker (and here) in the director's chairs. They did The Little Mermaid ([livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen's favorite Disney movie), Aladdin (My favorite Disney movie ever!), and Hercules.


Feb. 19th, 2008 09:10 pm
fullcontactmuse: (Do I look happy to you)
FYI: I am sick. Really sick. Like I slept for 20 some odd hours today. And, I became light headed when I tried to post this an hour ago. There is just something wrong when you become light headed and you're already sitting down!

So, it's chicken noddle soup time (thanks to [livejournal.com profile] digitaleopard for making the store run), drinking Jell-O water (thanks to the Boy for making it), and drinking Gatoraid.

As always, the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen is taking fine care of me. "What do you want to do?"

I look at her, trying to muster my most pitiful blue eyes, and whine, "I want to be not sick."

As the Girly Girl once said recently, "I'm not crying! I'm whining!"

I wonder how many more hours I will sleep with this stuff. :(


Feb. 11th, 2008 12:56 pm
fullcontactmuse: (Knowledge is power.  Power corrupts.  St)
My other half, the lovely and talented [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen is working on her assignment for class and is conducting a poll on the standardized testing for special needs students.

The favor is two-fold:

Would you go vote in the poll?
Would you post a link to the poll (http://gypsiequeen.livejournal.com/120472.html) in your journal so she can get a larger sampling of data.

fullcontactmuse: (WoW)
Yes, I'm a geek. I'm on I-405 at ~60 mph, updating LJ and playing World of Warcraft.

I am doing this all through the data connection on my phone.

As a note, [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen is plotting my demise because I'm playing WoW in the car. The Girly Girl wants me to use my "moo cow picture" for this post. And [livejournal.com profile] evaleastaristev thinks I'm silly.

Imagine road trips with internet connectivity! :)

*in the throws of a geekgasm*

Okay, I should think about the pending training session...
fullcontactmuse: (Sumo Kitten)
For the past several nights, [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen and I have been doing "Nightly Dates" where we watch movies in bed, or rather episodic-television-shows-on-dvd in bed. Ever since [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen found this video on MSN Video, she had been intrigued by Lost.

Well, we picked up the complete first season on DVD from Costco and have been watching it almost nightly. I mentioned to [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen that it reminded me of what "Order of the Phoenix" came up and we would stay up late while I read it aloud. Occasionaly we would hit a cliff hanger in a chapter and read just one more chapter when we should've been in bed. It was that way last night watching "All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues". I really should've gone to sleep, but it was a freakin' cliff hanger! Arrrg! So we watched "What Ever the Case May Be".

Love is...

Feb. 7th, 2008 12:07 pm
fullcontactmuse: (More Devil Duckieness)
...[CENSORED for my protection]. :D
fullcontactmuse: (Arcade Donkey Kong)
[livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen to her back and she's been trying to manage it at home, but the vicodin hasn't been touching it and there is only so much she gets for every 45 days. When chronic back pain is your constant companion, you learn to go sparingly on the good meds.

Anyway, she has gone back to a bed and I'm out in the lobby with the Girly Girl. I will try to work on the game from here, without my notes and doing it from my phone, I don't know how far I'll get. I figure I can apply XP and character updates in the morning.

But now, I cope by thinking up stories and down the down the ideas.
fullcontactmuse: (OMG-Crap)
Did I mention I'm busy?

I just finished up shooting the Hi-Liner's Down Stage Center production of Seussical Jr., the kid's version of Seussical, a musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss. That was Thursday evening and was originally scheduled to be Friday night as well, but they ended up not doing a dress rehearsal before show and rather just do a run through.

That was actually kind of fortunate, really, because I was at work late on Friday as we got the last product of our group finished and out the door before the ICE team was officially no more. I ended up missing the Friday Night Feed for convention services as a result.

[livejournal.com profile] sylvan and Justin came over that night before stopping by the apartment of some friends from the ECC before we had to head out. Saturday morning, we filled the van with 5 adults and 1 Girly Girl to head off to the Norwescon ConCom meeting and stopping at the NWC storage unit on the way.

At the NWC meeting, I get my stuff organized, go through the meeting, and I get nominated for the Vice Chair position of the convention. I'm not sure what to think of this to be perfectly honest. Though I can't say that I'm shocked that this has happened, as [livejournal.com profile] sylvan was asking me some hypothetical questions the night before. "If you were nominated for chair, would take it? How about vice-chair?"

To the first question, I said I would decline. Simply that I do not know enough about the runnings of the various departments within the convention. Back in my days at Anaconsim and Anaconism Jr., I ran the Logistics department. In a comparison, it's sort of a mash up of Stage Management and Tech for those familiar with Norwescon, but it was a much smaller con of around 300-500 people. That level of scale changes things a bit. Do I think I could do the job? Probably. Would it be rough? Certainly. Would [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen kill me? Well, She has stated as much, so that's a deterrent right there. Okay, maybe not. *grin* In the very least, I'm still undecided about accepting the nomination though. [livejournal.com profile] fixerbard said that if I was elected, he would support me and give me the infrastructure I need to do a good job. Hmmm. Interesting. I should friend him in the very least as we keep running into each other (ECC, conventions, used to work at the same place, etc.).

So, this week, I have roughly ~600 photos left edit so I can produce the PhotoDiscs for the Hi-Liners. I need to help edit [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen's home work. I need to shoot 5 photos for the Edge of Propinquity, two world images and three story images. Pack for RustyCon and go to RustyCon. (Anyone else going other than [livejournal.com profile] sylvan?) Need to pack my cubicle so it can move to the new window spot while I'm out of office for Rustycon.

Pardon me now, I need to go explode. Don't worry, I'll clean up the mess when I'm done...

Edit: Making the snarkiness of death threats more apparent. :D
fullcontactmuse: (Do I look happy to you)
"Mother puss-bucket." - Dr. Peter Venkman

[livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen's harddrive failed today. Looks like a big, bad chunk of blocks in the middle of some important Windows files. Machine won't even successfully boot in safe mode without a bug-check--what a Blue Screen Of Death is actually called--and this caused lots of consternation. It would appear that dropping a drive that has been previously set up as a dynamic disk in another system without previously wiping it first is something of a no-no. Well, at least as far as Windows Vista setup is concerned anyway.

I'll be putting that theory to the test in the morning after file copies on this box have come to an end.
fullcontactmuse: (Emotions and Raw)
Does anyone have a pair of crutches we can borrow for [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen's knee? The cane isn't cutting it and getting around is difficult.

fullcontactmuse: (LickMe)
[livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen: So, what do you want for your birthday?
Me: Two-million dollars.
[livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen: What can I give you for your birthday?
Me: I don't know.
[livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen: How about a back massage?
Me: Oh?
[livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen: From [livejournal.com profile] zorgaulf.
Me: I can live with that.
[livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen: Hey [livejournal.com profile] zorgaulf, would you give activegnome a back massage?
[livejournal.com profile] zorgaulf: Sure.
Me: Okay, but [livejournal.com profile] zorgaulf has to be naked.
[livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen: No.
Me: Okay, I get to be naked.
[livejournal.com profile] zorgaulf: No.
Me: Drat.

Heads up!

Sep. 18th, 2007 06:17 pm
fullcontactmuse: (Default)
Some of you may have heard of plans for [livejournal.com profile] activegnome and [livejournal.com profile] zorgaulf's birthday, some of you may have not. Plans have changed up some and here is the new plan.

At noon on the 29th of this month we are planing to do a potluck at the Clark Zoo(aka Rory's place). This will also be a great time to play games, get to know each other and watch a movie or two. It will run until at least 5 I'm sure, for those you need to stop by a little bit later.

[livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen is providing:
Homemade lasagna
Carrot Cake

What we need:
Cheese cake
snacks and munchies (cookies, chips, finger foods, veggies, fruit)
Side dishes
Movies (bad, or good)
Party games

Please RSVP here or in [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen's journal and let us know what you plan to bring.
fullcontactmuse: (More Devil Duckieness)
...because squirting liquids out your nose is never pleasant.

[livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen pointed me at this video and while I am not a big fan of country--really don't care for it much--this video was hysterical!

Check out the guest spot about half way through. :D

Okay, off to work I go...

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