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I've been pretty busy, heh. All week was pretty intensive prep for the conference. I took a break Thursday evening and hung out with friends and had a good time.

Friday was the start of the conference. Matt and I hung out at the Paint N Take area. I started painting 02810 Hyrekia, and went with a red and black theme. After we shut down, Matt and I went to a 10:40 show of Serenity with one of the attendees who hadn't seen it yet.

Saturday, I was there from 9am to about 11pm. Again I manned the Paint N Take area and kept an eye on the boneyard. Occasionally, I helped people who wanted to shop for parts. It was a small conference, so there wasn't that much shopping going on. It made for a very mellow Saturday. In the late afternoon, I finished up Hyrekia and started 14204 Acacia for my AGOT character "Kelesta" for the game starting up in January(ish). Sonic set up concessions at the shop and I ate food that was very tasty and very bad for me. ^_^

Sunday morning I went to church and corralled three-year-olds, then had to head back to the conference. Again, I manned the Paint N Take and boneyard, but again it was low maintenance and very relaxing. I finished Acacia, with the exception of the bow, shield and base, and started on 02534 Kiri the ninja. The guests were all gone by about 8pm, so we cleaned up and left, too.

Monday, I was of course back at work, and back to normal more or less. Monday evening, Matt and I went to Barnes and Nobles to look around, then went home with our new purchases. We lounged in the TV room listening to Andrew Lloyd-Weber's Requiem. I liked it, but some of his chord choices weren't that appealing to me. I'm not fond of minor chords. However, I loved Hosannah and Pie Jesu. Sarah Brightman's voice is so haunting. After Requiem, we listened to Cats on CD while following along in T.S. Elliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (not this specific edition, though). So much of the script is taken directly from the poetry. Very nice!

Tuesday evening I went to see Jethro Tull in concert at the Majestic in downtown Dallas. It was a good theater, and an awesome show. They had a guest violinist who was incredible, too. For the first time ever, I got to go backstage and meet a band. It just so happened that the reason I was able to go at all is a good friend of mine is related to the drummer Doane Perry (her father's cousin is married to Doane). So it was neat going backstage after the show and watching them chat and catch up on things. Very cozy and not at all fan-girl like. I don't think I'd want to go back stage as a fan, since I've never really been comfortable in that role. However, as a guest of family, it was really nice. An awesome experience.

Tonight, more relaxing, maybe some WoW. Tomorrow, dancing with the artists.

Yep, it's been a good week.
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And so, let the three days of insanity begin!
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Tuesday I hung out at [livejournal.com profile] finari and [livejournal.com profile] narkeys's place. We chatted and goofed around.

Wednesday I went to dinner and watched Serenity (4th time - gotta support the film!) at the Studio Movie Grill with Matt, [livejournal.com profile] finari, [livejournal.com profile] narkeys, Sarah and Kevin. I like that theater, although the two times I've been, the restrooms were a little questionable. But I like the dinner with the movie thing, and I definitely like it on a weeknight. There were only like five couples there (bad for the theater, good for the viewers).

Thursday I chilled out at home with the hubby. He's been fiddling around with the free Lineage II stuff, too, seeing if he can set up a server at our place. Lineage II doesn't really do it for me, though.

Friday was the girls' game. It was awesome as usual, especially since I had a chance to see [livejournal.com profile] tempest_sky. Whee! The story arc is progressing nicely, and I have always really enjoyed Anne's storytelling style. It certainly isn't for everyone, but it really meshes well with this group.

Saturday morning we got rid of the white car... we donated it to a charity based out of Dallas. It'll do someone else a lot more good than us sitting in our driveway unused for a few years. ^_^ Saturday afternoon we went over to Glen & Jeanette's and played some D&D. Surprise, surprise! ^_~ It was fun.

Sunday morning I went to church, but I could feel a cold coming on. So I destroyed it with an eight hour nap, and then Vitamin C and lots of water during my waking hours.

Monday work. Monday evening WoW. And I got to play with an old MMO friend. Whee!!

Tuesday, more work, and again some time over at [livejournal.com profile] finari and [livejournal.com profile] narkeys's place. ^_^

On another note, I'm thinking of dressing up for AKon 2006. My sister is going to do a nifty outfit, too. A friend of mine convinced me that with my coloring I'd be great as Belldandy... We'll see. I've looked through a lot of images and picked up a pattern that I'll be able to alter for the surcoat. I'll need to do a little more research on that, too. Then there's always Robin from Witch Hunter Robin...

Prepping for the con now, so that's it for this week...
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It's been a busy week since my last very hurried update.

I do indeed have a new nephew. Alexander is the first nephew on my side of the family (Matt has three nephews and two nieces, I now have one of each). He was born at 7.5 pounds and like 20 inches long. He's a cutie. ^_~ My sis is calling him Lex.

Hm. I need to find my digital camera's cable so I can take some pictures of them.

Saturday we had my sister's baby shower. It was small, pretty much only family came. Luckily, Annie was feeling well enough to come, and she brought the little one with her. We sat around and visited (I've never been one for party games. Bleh).

After the shower, [livejournal.com profile] sahve and I went over to [livejournal.com profile] finari's place to make characters for the all-girl World of Darkness game that our friend Anne is going to run. [livejournal.com profile] lolafae and [livejournal.com profile] tempest_sky were already there. We visited, plotted, and otherwise had a fun time creating our characters. This'll be [livejournal.com profile] lolafae's and [livejournal.com profile] tempest_sky's first time to ever play a table-top RPG. They had some really cool ideas for their first characters, though, and I'm fully confident that they'll thoroughly enjoy themselves. Heh.

Lessee. Planned concepts are:
[livejournal.com profile] finari will be a "Street Rat"
[livejournal.com profile] lolafae will be a "Beautiful Leatherwearing Badass"
[livejournal.com profile] sahve will be a "Inventor Tinker Nerd"
[livejournal.com profile] tempest_sky will be a "New Age Wiccan"
My character is a skate punk.

It'll be a crazy fun game, I'm thinking.

Sunday was pretty stereotypical. Church in the afternoon and then a very relaxing evening. Monday evening we went to our friends home the Hendersons and hung out a bit, then went home to play some WoW.

Wednesday evening, our usual crew ([livejournal.com profile] finari and her husband, [livejournal.com profile] dogdoolb, [livejournal.com profile] sahve and I) played VtR. That game is developing nicely, and I'm having a lot of fun. Maybe some day I'll transfer my game notes to my LJ. If I do, though, I'll hide it so people who aren't interested don't get spammed. ^_~

Yesterday I picked up Cheryl at the airport, in preparation for our Artist Conference. All the sculptors and painters are coming in today, I believe, as well as quite a few of the attendees. Although, the attendance is going to be pretty intimate, as it is limited to thirty-five.

It's going to be a really busy weekend. Tonight instead of going to the gathering at work, we're going to our church's social, but tomorrow'll be crazy. Originally, I was planning on going out to the farm to help at the house. I should, since I missed last week, but I forgot about the Artist Conference, and I'll be needed here. Tomorrow, all day, I'll be at the shop. It's going to be really fun, in spite of the work.

We'll have our on-site store open the whole time, and games going non-stop in the store area. The break room will be used primarily for visiting and time-wasting. There will be paint classes in the paint studio and sculpting classes in the RAF hangar, which is a small, mobile unit with AC and two rooms just outside of our main warehouse. We're going to have Lord of the Rings (all three) and Star Wars (4, 5, 6) running all day in the conference room on the projection screen for people who need to rest a bit between classes.

I'm going to have my hands full, but it sure will be fun. The artists will be here till mid/late next week, although the conference portion that has the attendees will end on Sunday. I can't wait to take Sandy & Bobby to the little Thai restaurant. I think they'll really like it. Yum! Thai food!

So anyway, if I'm hard to reach this weekend, that would be why. My cell phone doesn't pick up reception at the shop, so if you need to find me, swing by. ^_~

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