1. Friday was gaming night with Shecky and Sue! I’ve never actually played an RPG in person, so it was quite interesting. Man, my first Faire and my first RP experience within a week of each other! *slops mortar over the gaps in my geek cred*
  2. The gaming itself fulfills slots two through five. Great banter, great fun, and great Mr. Burns impressions when we plotted evil against each other. :D


  1. This was an EXTRAORDINARY day! I started the day right with a feast of scrambled eggs and bacon, cooked by Sue. I spent the morning chilling with them and being tolerated by their cats, who were gracious enough to allow me to give them back scratches.
  2. I scurried back to New York to meet Kait and her friends in Central Park, where she was celebrating her birthday with a cupcake picnic. Mmmmmm, sugar coma. Kait’s friends are pretty much universally awesome, and it was great to get to meet them.
  3. I had to leave the party early to go to ANOTHER party, the Comic News Insider 200th Episode Bash! I hung out with all sorts of great folks, and I got to chat with Lost‘s Michael Emerson and dreamboat of the comic book world John Cassaday.

    The live recording was lots of fun. Listen here to the episode, which includes a musical number, a radio drama, Michael Emerson reading memorable movie quotes in his Ben Linus voice, and a smattering of my incisive puns, catcalled from the sidelines.

    Afterward, co-host Joe bowled all of us over with free tickets to Wednesday’s production of Cirque du Soleil’s new show, Kooza! I can’t wait to go! Also, friend Lisa invited me to hang out with her friends Sunday and play a crazy fun card game involving killer bunnies. She’s currently training for the Avon breast cancer walk, so we’re going to walk the 5 miles to her friend’s apartment together. Good thing…

  4. …I went shoe shopping! I bought three pair to jazz up my feet for the summer. The store was doing a Buy One, Get the Second Half-Off sale, but the two more expensive models weren’t part of the sale. However, the manager randomly came over and started chatting with me as I was trying on one of them–she loves to see young people wearing shoes that are actually good for their feet–and she gave me the discount anyway. A ten minute conversation saved me fifty bucks! I win!
  5. I also ran by the grocery store for more almond milk, and I squeed in joy to see that peaches and apricots are now in season! I can make my favourite pie!
  6. And as a bonus, as I took the easy way out yesterday: Today’s xkcd. Oh my god, the more I laugh at this, the more I feel like a hopeless nerd! Heck, the fact I can relate to it should be enough to consign me to endless mockery.

Twitter Driveby

  • 08:01 @fourteenacross Looks like rain on Saturday. Are you considering moving it to Sunday? #
  • 08:03 @Esperacchius Sleep well, sleep right! #
  • 08:08 @beachkid I would totally participate! #
  • 08:11 @beachkid I also want a "Let’s write Alera fic before the series ends, because there are THREE fics in existence and that’s lame" ficathon. #
  • 11:15 @whedonesque Favourite non-Joss show? Pushing Daisies! *shakes fist at the gods* #
  • 18:17 @Jamie1km At least you’ll be safe from the zombie invasion! #
  • 18:19 @Esperacchius YE-HAW! You’ll be brilliant! #
  • 18:21 *laughs* I was right! Google Wave’s name WAS inspired by Firefly! #
  • 18:35 Considering a new system: rank priority of character requests by the number of grammatical errors they contain. It’s about standards, guys. #
  • 18:50 @CBSisSlayer730 Oh, man. "The Phantom Tollbooth" was my favourite book as a kid. Enjoy! #

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Twitter Driveby

  • 11:13 Dude! "Up" comes out tomorrow! How did that sneak up on me? Anyone want to see it with me on Sunday? #
  • 11:14 @CBSisSlayer730 What the HELL. So glad I read your Twitter! I thought there was something fishy going on. #
  • 12:15 Wow. Am I actually in the mood for sushi? I haven’t been in the mood for sushi in months! #
  • 12:43 @whedonesque Lord, no. Buffy without Joss isn’t Buffy. #
  • 23:42 @vampirecowboys Mo was fantastic, but I can’t wait to see Bonnie in the role! She rocked in "Soul Samurai." #
  • 23:43 RT @whedonesque Alan Tudyk on stage in LA and New York [Monty Python + Alan Tudyk = I AM SO THERE] #
  • 23:48 RT @txvoodoo Openly gay male teen voted prom queen at L.A. high school: #
  • 00:05 I knew Google <3 Firefly, but this is hilarious! Didn’t Firefly invent the word "wave" as an equivalent of email? #

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Blarg. I got knocked off my feet on the subway this evening, and I fell backwards across a row of people, with most of the impact getting absorbed by a dolly cart to the kidney and a briefcase to the butt. Every so often, said butt muscle will twinge. Inertia, you’re on notice.

Happy Things:

  1. Fantastic, sitcom-worthy banter with my coworkers today!
  2. The Continuing Saga of the Hair continues apace. I finagled the model into crashing far less often with some very effective problem solving, so go me! Then, to compensate for the high-poly drama of the hair, Chris gave me a ridiculously low-poly, cartoony character to model. Thank you, Chris!
  3. My dad surprised me with a book on the natural history of Manhattan. Coolness!
  4. I’m re-setting up my utilities, now that everything has been shifted from joint accounts with my roommate to being solely under my name. Tonight, while verifying some information about my electric bill, I was reminded that for the past year and a half, my roommate and I have used all Green sources of energy. I’d forgotten! It’s nice to be reminded that I’ve been putting my money where my mouth is in contributing to The Solution instead of The Problem.
  5. I was reminded of these hilarious entries on TV Tropes, fabricating massive shipwars within the Dresden fandom. It’s kind of cute, really. And This Troper was serious about her offer to send cookies to the first person to write delightfully self-aware Pink Court fic.

Today’s Happy Things:

  1. The crazy hair I spoke of yesterday is ridiculously frustrating to work with, but it looks great. And I work left at 7 again today! Ditto yesterday. Life is good.
  2. I watched Brazil for the first time. Fantastic! For someone who claims to enjoy Terry Gilliam so much, I’ve seen shockingly few of his movies. Matt showed me The Fisher King a couple months ago, and it’s one of my favourite movies I’ve seen recently. Next, I shall Netflix Twelve Monkeys, which I’ve never seen, and Baron Munchausen, which I saw when I was ikkle and wee. My dad did an excellent job introducing me to the classics as a child. :D
  3. I coordinated travel plans with Sue and Shecky. They invited me to gaming night at their place on Friday!
  4. I read more of the Locke Lamora sequel, which continues to be awesome.
  5. I tried to play with Ko’s gerbils, but they remain terrified of me. Even a yogurt treat couldn’t buy their love! They’re still ridiculously adorable, though. I’m enjoying the chance to take care of them this week.

Twitter Driveby

  • 08:37 Well-rested and ready to take on the day! Will my dream about going to a karaoke bar w/ Bruce Campbell, Alan Cumming, &EJO prove prophetic? #
  • 09:47 RT @beachkid — Kid keeping a lending library of banned books in her locker. HERO! #
  • 09:50 @horsehearted I agree completely! #
  • 10:02 @mkcho73 To make us laugh? To generate internet memes? The possibilities are endless! #
  • 10:46 @SheckyX EJO = Edward James Olmos. Curse Twitter’s 140 character limit! #
  • 10:51 Oh, man. This new spot is so ridiculously cracktastic, it makes me want to buy the product even though I dislike it. Well done, creatives! #
  • 11:02 RT @ironicsegue – Ikea! Such language. :O #
  • 11:23 @NathanFillion Too cool for words! I’d see it in a heartbeat! #
  • 13:07 Belly stuffed full of delicious Indian food. Good day! *rolls around office* #
  • 13:31 Coworker’s Mexican food smells amazing. My over-full stomach is most cross at this development. #
  • 13:32 CALIFORNIA FAIL. #rejectprop8 #
  • 14:31 @JHOCHE Either day works for me! *celebrates in advance* #
  • 18:22 @jonathancoulton Suddenly, the fate of @Hodgman’s cat comes into terrifying focus! You sacrificed it to Twitter! #
  • 18:23 Sounds like Samantha + He-Man. #
  • 18:54 @beachkid Nope. My guess is that the punky one is Natalia and the butch one is Elisa, but I have a 50% chance of being dead wrong. :D #
  • 19:00 Is the gay marriage rally still going on in Union Square? #

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Happy Things for Sunday:

  1. I slept almost twelve hours. Tweeeeeeelve hoooooooours. I didn’t even wake up briefly at 7:30, like I usually do by dint of sheer biological programming! My body is truly grateful. I could get used to this four-day weekend thing!
  2. Kat’s birthday! We ate more dragon cake and made my increasingly famous Apple and Gruyere Pie. Mmmmm, pie.
  3. Commentary: The Musical!
  5. Kat and I stayed awake nearly an hour after we turned off the lights, giggling like loons.

Happy Things for Monday:

  1. Had a sliver of pie to complement breakfast. Don’t judge.
  2. Went over idea bunnies for original and fanfic stories. Feel motivated and full of story-juice!
  3. Watched Death at a Funeral with Kat. Alan Tudyk fills the world with joy! Hallucinating, naked Alan Tudyk even moreso.
  4. Hugged Kat approximately every ten seconds, to compensate for unendurable wait for our reunion July 16th.
  5. Using Kat’s new iPod radio adapter (a birthday gift from her dad), we listened to the playlist for a fic I’m writing. Kat quizzed me on how each of the songs related to the story, which was quite entertaining. I had it on shuffle, and it kept coming up with Vienna Teng songs. I swear, there are only ten songs by her in the 62-song mix!

Happy Things for Tuesday:

  1. Dreamed I went out to a karaoke bar with Bruce Campbell and Alan Cumming! We were later joined by Edward James Olmos and a random girl in an Utena costume. Heidi twittered about it from afar. No, I have no idea either. It was a good way to start the week, though!
  2. Woke to a new chapter of First Lord’s Fury on the beta list. Jim is rocking this book!
  3. Got a new set of storyboards for a series of spots so absurdly ridiculous, they make me want to buy the product even though I’ve used it before and don’t like it! Utterly cracktastic!
  4. Said spots involved modeling long, luxurious hair on a dude. The jokes were many!
  5. Went to a marriage equality rally after work. Incipient rain forced me indoors after only about 30 minutes, but I still got to hear some strong speeches and lend my voice to the crowd.

Twitter Driveby

  • 18:36 And after a phenomenal weekend, Kat and I must part. Boo, return to reality! #
  • 18:40 Aaaaaand the bus is running late. Delightful. #
  • 19:33 Bus finally arrived! Wonder how long until we leave. Will I get back to NY before midnight? Only time will tell! #
  • 19:45 If the girl next to me stays on her phone the entire bus ride, I swear I will not be responsible for my actions. #
  • 23:18 Lovely. The trip leg that took two hours on Thursday took us three today. How many hours is the remaining three hour leg going to take? #
  • 00:08 Back in NY! Must’ve been mistaken about the truck stop. #

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