dolphins_log: (Edward Watching You)


January 7: White Knight --by-- Jim Butcher
January 16: Hounding The Moon --by-- P. R. Frost
January 23: Haunting Jordan --by-- P. J. Alderman
January 29: The Good Fairies of New York --by-- Martin Miller -{with intro by Neil Gaiman}-
February 06: Tracking the Tempest --by-- Nicole Peeler
February 14: Demon Hunt --by-- C. E. Murphey
February 22: Silver Borne --by-- Patricia Briggs
March 14: Night Huntress --by-- Yasmine Galenorn
March 15: Voices of Dragons --by-- Carrie Vaughn
April 5: Orphans of Chaos --by-- John C Wright
April 14:
Ghost Ship --by-- P. J. Alderman
April 27: Ghost of a Chance --by-- Yasmine Galenorn
May 6: Spirit Dances --by-- C. E. Murphey
May 13: Nightlife --by-- Rob Thurman
May 26: Tempest's Legacy --by-- Nicole Peeler
June 6: Merlin's Dragon: Doomgara's Revenge --by-- T. A. Barron
June 25: Night Mares in the Hamptons--by-- Celia Jerome
July 9:: Moon In The Mirror--by-- P. R. Frost
July 16:: Kitty's Big Trouble--by-- Carrie Vaughn
August 2:: Changeless --by-- Gail Carriger
August 15:: Moonshine --by-- Rob Thurman
dolphins_log: (Bill the Cat)
It's been a long time since I've written in a blog. Since I discovered Facebook I guess I've fallen for the McPost. The disadvantage being that I don't take time to compose my writing.

Despite the fact that summer weather has been practically nonexistent, we are getting into the Late Summer/ Early Fall. THis time of year has always been the most creative for me. Perhaps it's been drummed into me by it being the Back To School time of year. I've posted about that a number of times so I won't go into it again.
Look here if you wish.
I just need to take advantage of that creative time.

So, I've been unemployed for 6 months now. Since "The Boss" gave the state contract to someone other than "Wheelies" we were mostly all laid off. This may be an advantage, though the search can be arduous at times. Fortunately Juli and I have our resourses so we're not in hardship here.
I visited the Unemployment office last week and took a few workshops they offer. In the process they discovered that I had been on unemployment for 6 month but had never come in for an orientation. I didn't know I was suppose to. I somehow fell between the cracks. This morning I showed up as soon as they opened and sat down with one of their advisers. I picked up all sorts of good info and advice, plus a couple of prospects. I also have a better feeling for a direction I want to go. Customer service is well and good, but I'm more inclined to want to be in Office Administration, what I did for C. Alan Johnson Co. There are fewer jobs available in Office Admin, but the pay is better. I also picked up where I can get my certification in some office computer programs that may help the search.

I've continued my Volksmarching and I've completed my first 500 K. I've ordered up another record book. As soon as it arrives I will mail off this one.
Here are links to the photo record of a few of my favorite walks.

Fort Casey / Keystone
Steilacoom
Gardiner / Troll Haven

Finally I found an entertaining story concerning the Buddhist Mantra Om Mani Pad Me Hum.
 

The story behind this cut tag. )

 

dolphins_log: (Splash Fan)

January 7: White Knight --by-- Jim Butcher
January 16: Hounding The Moon --by-- P. R. Frost
January 23: Haunting Jordan --by-- P. J. Alderman
January 29: The Good Fairies of New York --by-- Martin Miller -{with intro by Neil Gaiman}-
February 06: Tracking the Tempest --by-- Nicole Peeler
February 14: Demon Hunt --by-- C. E. Murphey
February 22: Silver Borne --by-- Patricia Briggs
March 14: Night Huntress --by-- Yasmine Galenorn
March 15: Voices of Dragons --by-- Carrie Vaughn
April 5: Orphans of Chaos --by-- John C Wright
April 14:
Ghost Ship --by-- P. J. Alderman
April 27: Ghost of a Chance --by-- Yasmine Galenorn
May 6: Spirit Dances --by-- C. E. Murphey
May 13: Nightlife --by-- Rob Thurman
May 26: Tempest's Legacy --by-- Nicole Peeler
June 6: Merlin's Dragon: Doomgara's Revenge --by-- T. A. Barron
June 25: Night Mares in the Hamptons--by-- Celia Jerome
July 9:: Moon In The Mirror--by-- P. R. Frost
July 16:: Kitty's Big Trouble--by-- Carrie Vaughn
August 2:: Changeless --by-- Gail Carriger
dolphins_log: (Bloosh)

January 7: White Knight --by-- Jim Butcher
January 16: Hounding The Moon --by-- P. R. Frost
January 23: Haunting Jordan --by-- P. J. Alderman
January 29: The Good Fairies of New York --by-- Martin Miller -{with intro by Neil Gaiman}-
February 06: Tracking the Tempest --by-- Nicole Peeler
February 14: Demon Hunt --by-- C. E. Murphey
February 22: Silver Borne --by-- Patricia Briggs
March 14: Night Huntress --by-- Yasmine Galenorn
March 15: Voices of Dragons --by-- Carrie Vaughn
April 5: Orphans of Chaos --by-- John C Wright
April 14:
Ghost Ship --by-- P. J. Alderman
April 27: Ghost of a Chance --by-- Yasmine Galenorn
May 6: Spirit Dances --by-- C. E. Murphey
May 13: Nightlife --by-- Rob Thurman
May 26: Tempest's Legacy --by-- Nicole Peeler
June 6: Merlin's Dragon: Doomgara's Revenge --by-- T. A. Barron
June 25: Night Mares in the Hamptons--by-- Celia Jerome
July 9:: Moon In The Mirror--by-- P. R. Frost
July 16:: Kitty's Big Trouble--by-- Carrie Vaughn
dolphins_log: (Sea Light)

January 7: White Knight --by-- Jim Butcher
January 16: Hounding The Moon --by-- P. R. Frost
January 23: Haunting Jordan --by-- P. J. Alderman
January 29: The Good Fairies of New York --by-- Martin Miller -{with intro by Neil Gaiman}-
February 06: Tracking the Tempest --by-- Nicole Peeler
February 14: Demon Hunt --by-- C. E. Murphey
February 22: Silver Borne --by-- Patricia Briggs
March 14: Night Huntress --by-- Yasmine Galenorn
March 15: Voices of Dragons --by-- Carrie Vaughn
April 5: Orphans of Chaos --by-- John C Wright
April 14:
Ghost Ship --by-- P. J. Alderman
April 27: Ghost of a Chance --by-- Yasmine Galenorn
May 6: Spirit Dances --by-- C. E. Murphey
May 13: Nightlife --by-- Rob Thurman
May 26: Tempest's Legacy --by-- Nicole Peeler
June 6: Merlin's Dragon: Doomgara's Revenge --by-- T. A. Barron
June 25: Night Mares in the Hamptons--by-- Celia Jerome
July 9:: Moon In The Mirror--by-- P. R. Frost


dolphins_log: (Edward Watching You)


January 7: White Knight --by-- Jim Butcher
January 16: Hounding The Moon --by-- P. R. Frost
January 23: Haunting Jordan --by-- P. J. Alderman
January 29: The Good Fairies of New York --by-- Martin Miller -{with intro by Neil Gaiman}-
February 06: Tracking the Tempest --by-- Nicole Peeler
February 14: Demon Hunt --by-- C. E. Murphey
February 22: Silver Borne --by-- Patricia Briggs
March 14: Night Huntress --by-- Yasmine Galenorn
March 15: Voices of Dragons --by-- Carrie Vaughn
April 5: Orphans of Chaos --by-- John C Wright
April 14:
Ghost Ship --by-- P. J. Alderman
April 27: Ghost of a Chance --by-- Yasmine Galenorn
May 6: Spirit Dances --by-- C. E. Murphey
May 13: Nightlife --by-- Rob Thurman
May 26: Tempest's Legacy --by-- Nicole Peeler
June 6: Merlin's Dragon: Doomgara's Revenge --by-- T. A. Barron
June 25: Night Mares in the Hamptons--by-- Celia Jerome


dolphins_log: (Sea Light)


January 7: White Knight --by-- Jim Butcher
January 16: Hounding The Moon --by-- P. R. Frost
January 23: Haunting Jordan --by-- P. J. Alderman
January 29: The Good Fairies of New York --by-- Martin Miller -{with intro by Neil Gaiman}-
February 06: Tracking the Tempest --by-- Nicole Peeler
February 14: Demon Hunt --by-- C. E. Murphey
February 22: Silver Borne --by-- Patricia Briggs
March 14: Night Huntress --by-- Yasmine Galenorn
March 15: Voices of Dragons --by-- Carrie Vaughn
April 5: Orphans of Chaos --by-- John C Wright
April 14:
Ghost Ship --by-- P. J. Alderman
April 27: Ghost of a Chance --by-- Yasmine Galenorn
May 6: Spirit Dances --by-- C. E. Murphey
May 13: Nightlife --by-- Rob Thurman
May 26: Tempest's Legacy --by-- Nicole Peeler
June 9: Merlin's Dragon: Doomgara's Revenge --by-- T. A. Barron



dolphins_log: (Coquille River Light)

[This walk took place on Sunday, May 29th]

South Hill is often referenced as part of Puyallup.  In fact it is part of unincorporated Pierce County.  South Hill is an historic name given to the area by the locals.  North Hill is now where you find Edgewood and Milton.

The Volksmarch on South Hill  wasn't much.  I had to work at finding some pictures to take, but I got a few.  The 10K walk goes through manicured neighborhoods and...   well that's all.   It's good for getting exercise and all.

While the weather was cloudy all day, I did hike without my coat.  I also put on sunscreen, just in case, but that appears to not have bee necessary.

Here's the link to the photos on facebook.   Again, you should be able to go there even if you're not a member, and you're not required to join to see the photos.
Click on each photo to go to the next.
 

dolphins_log: (Sea Dragon)



January 7: White Knight --by-- Jim Butcher
January 16: Hounding The Moon --by-- P. R. Frost
January 23: Haunting Jordan --by-- P. J. Alderman
January 29: The Good Fairies of New York --by-- Martin Miller -{with intro by Neil Gaiman}-
February 06: Tracking the Tempest --by-- Nicole Peeler
February 14: Demon Hunt --by-- C. E. Murphey
February 22: Silver Borne --by-- Patricia Briggs
March 14: Night Huntress --by-- Yasmine Galenorn
March 15: Voices of Dragons --by-- Carrie Vaughn
April 5: Orphans of Chaos --by-- John C Wright
April 14:
Ghost Ship --by-- P. J. Alderman
April 27: Ghost of a Chance --by-- Yasmine Galenorn
May 6: Spirit Dances --by-- C. E. Murphey
May 13: Nightlife --by-- Rob Thurman
May 26: Tempest's Legacy --by-- Nicole Peeler



dolphins_log: (Don't Flash the Octopus)

Walked May 20, 2011

Enumclaw was flat.   Flat like Sumner and Puyallup.   I think my change in elevation was about ZERO feet.   Mostly just a walk through both manicured and and weedy neighborhoods.  The weedy neighborhoods have as much character though and are fun to walk through.

I really didn't think I had much to take pictures of until I got home to have a look.    A little bit of cropping and voila!

Here's a link to the Facebook photo album.  You should be able to go to it without joining Facebook.
Click each photo and it will change to the next one.

Juli and I went to the the Point Defiance Zoo on Wednesday, May 18.  We got there shortly after it opened and almost stayed until it closed.   Neither one of us realized time was going by so fast.    Juli got a bit to much sun and had a migraine the next day.  I remembered sunscreen....   and still got a bit toasted.


Here are some nice photos of that adventure.
Again, with the photo and the clicking.
 

 

 

dolphins_log: (Lombard)


January 7: White Knight --by-- Jim Butcher
January 16: Hounding The Moon --by-- P. R. Frost
January 23: Haunting Jordan --by-- P. J. Alderman
January 29: The Good Fairies of New York --by-- Martin Miller -{with intro by Neil Gaiman}-
February 06: Tracking the Tempest --by-- Nicole Peeler
February 14: Demon Hunt --by-- C. E. Murphey
February 22: Silver Borne --by-- Patricia Briggs
March 14: Night Huntress --by-- Yasmine Galenorn
March 15: Voices of Dragons --by-- Carrie Vaughn
April 5: Orphans of Chaos --by-- John C Wright
April 14:
Ghost Ship --by-- P. J. Alderman
April 27: Ghost of a Chance --by-- Yasmine Galenorn
May 6: Spirit Dances --by-- C. E. Murphey
May 13: Nightlife --by-- Rob Thurman



dolphins_log: (Sea Dragon)

January 7:  White Knight   --by--   Jim Butcher
January 16:  Hounding The Moon   --by--   P. R. Frost
January 23:  Haunting Jordan   --by--   P. J. Alderman
January 29:  The Good Fairies of New York   --by--   Martin Miller -{with intro by Neil Gaiman}-
February 06:  Tracking the Tempest   --by--   Nicole Peeler
February 14:   Demon Hunt  --by--   C. E. Murphey
February 22:   Silver Borne --by--   Patricia Briggs
March 14:   Night Huntress --by--   Yasmine Galenorn
March 15:   Voices of Dragons --by--   Carrie Vaughn
April 5:   Orphans of Chaos --by--   John C Wright
April 14:
  Ghost Ship --by--   P. J. Alderman
April 27:   Ghost of a Chance --by--   Yasmine Galenorn
May 6:   Spirit Dances --by--   C. E. Murphey



dolphins_log: (Puzzled)

It's become quieter and quieter out her in Dreamwidth and Livejournel land.   Perhaps it's just that my friends list folk have found other places to post.   I Know I've posted more on Facebook then I have here lately.   Is this foretelling the end of this avenue of the blog-asphear?   I probably should consider backing it all up to my own hard drive.

In any case...

I've received a work contact from Juli.  Someone from WorkSourse goes to them with candidates for work on a regular basis.  He saw all of Juli's certificates on the wall concerning her 18 years of service and they talked about that for a while.  My name came up and she told him what I was doing.

He gave her a card and asked her to have me call him.   I've done that and now have an appointment.  He's going to step me through WorkSourse which he says can be daunting.

Meanwhile I received another decline, but this time it was not automated.  They said my resume was impressive, but that since I expresses a hesitance in telephone solicitation for fund raising campaigns they felt they needed to go elsewhere.  Likely for the best I think.
 

dolphins_log: (Coquille River Light)
I walked the Bremerton Volksmarch again.  I last walked it last year on April 18 of 2010.   I wanted to get a walk in today with this surprising good weather, before the rain comes in tomorrow.  [That's all the spring you get folks!]

There have been a number of changes to the route.  Nolonger does it go through the trails in the Stevens Canyon Park.  Instead the intention is to route through Loins Park on the shores of Port Washington Narrows, Unfortunately the park has been closed since March for a complete makeover.

There have been lots of changes in Bremerton this last year.  Last year the Viewing Pavilion on the beach of Backmann Park was a run down, almost tiki looking thing.  Now it's completely rebuilt out of metal and concrete.  And last year there was the old Manette Bridge from 1930's.  Today the new bridge is being built along side it and should be done in a few months.  I had no idea it was being built.

Trying something different with  this post.  I've uploaded the images in Facebook and I'm linking them from her.  So here it is.


Click on the first image to step through the set. 

[Still No Dragons Beyond This Point]



 


dolphins_log: (Kid Keith)

Every so often, usually because of a convention, I experience a resurgence of creativity.   It takes me down my path of various pursuits; writing, drawing, painting,  photography.  

Then it fades.  Something comes up and distracts me.   Something frustrates me.  Often, at the very point of jumping on a creative spark, life steps in and makes demands on my time.  Eventually the creative surge fades, or even the activity of my desire is completely forgotten, to the point where if it ever comes back there is a little thought bubble "Oh yeah, I was interested in that, wasn't I?"
There's even a little "Brain fog" if you will.  -{Love that part of "Joe -vs- The Volcano."}-  It's hard to think through a particular point, and I just want to sit in the sun and clear my head, meditate maybe, think of "nothing" in all it's myriad hues.

I've been without work for over 2 months now, so I've had plenty of time to chase down some of these creative avenues.  I've chased down a few, the art room has new lighting.  I've played with some of the thousands of photos in my image library and made Easter cards.
Still, I could have done so much more.  

I've found that eating right, and getting exercise, gets the thought processes rolling.  I've gotten a bit addicted to vegetables and I keep them in the house.  I tend to reach for carrots of cucumbers rather then bread a cereal, though I see where it would be so easy to fall back into other habits.  Specially when Juli wants a nice gooey toasted cheese sandwich for dinner, or hot dog roll-ups.   I'm not apposed to cooking two meals, and I've done that a number of times. 

Perhaps I should bring "List Man" back out of hibernation and map out a direction.   List man can do anything! 



 

dolphins_log: (Blue Angels)
January 7:  White Knight   --by--   Jim Butcher
January 16:  Hounding The Moon   --by--   P. R. Frost
January 23:  Haunting Jordan   --by--   P. J. Alderman
January 29:  The Good Fairies of New York   --by--   Martin Miller -{with intro by Neil Gaiman}-
February 06:  Tracking the Tempest   --by--   Nicole Peeler
February 14:   Demon Hunt  --by--   C. E. Murphey
February 22:   Silver Borne --by--   Patricia Briggs
March 14:   Night Huntress --by--   Yasmine Galenorn
March 15:   Voices of Dragons --by--   Carrie Vaughn
April 5:   Orphans of Chaos --by--   John C Wright
April 14:
  Ghost Ship --by--   P. J. Alderman
April 27:   Ghost of a Chance --by--   Yasmine Galenorn



dolphins_log: (Point Bonita)

Had a job interview today at 1:00

I got up at 6 with Juli and got her coffee.  Then I sat in the Fred Meyer and read until they opened.  Then picked up some sundry items, veggies for me and conditioner for Juli.

Then I came home and crashed for an hour and a half.  Kaylee, who usually runs away when I first enter a room, stayed on the bed and just glanced at me before going back to sleep.  She's happy we're home.  Tonight she sat on my chest  drooled all over my new con shirt.

The interview was reminiscent of three Johnson's interviewing candidates.  Just like that.  I rather doubt that I have that one though.  I'm grateful to them for allowing me to come in today rather then last Thursday or Friday.

Tacos tonight.  I made mine with lots of salad and more veggies then tacos usually get.

Still have a NorWesCon high going on, and creative energy pushing me in all directions.

dolphins_log: (clock)


I started this morning around 8 AM. 

Juli and [livejournal.com profile] miko2 were still asleep.  I showered and posted an FB entry in the dark.  By the time I was through Mark and Juli stirred awake.  Juli and I went to breakfast while [livejournal.com profile] miko2  worked on his story.

We ate at the coffee garden.  They only were serving the buffet, so that’s what we had.  Eating carrots and zucchini for breakfast has changed my cravings.  I only served myself a moderate plate once.  No seconds on bacon even.

Juli and I checked on the art show next, and finally accepted their replacement prints.  I still have faith in humanity and fully expect those missing prints to be turned in.  Juli one a piece of art on bid tags so we paid for that, and we picked up a piece, a pendant, that we bought on Thursday at the  direct sale price.

I sent Juli to the verbal art auction; she had more art she was vested in.  I took our current purchases to the car and then started on loading out the room.  UNFORTUNATELY two of the four elevator cars were out of service.  I’m guessing 1,500 people were trying to check out and load out on those two lifts.  …and we were on the 11th floor. I managed to get it done in about an hour, mostly catching an up car to the 12th floor and then riding down to the lobby.  …like everyone else.  We’d get up to the top and then only maybe 2 people could get on.

I joined Juli at the auction.  Her piece had come up and she won in, only exceeding her self imposed limit by $5.   There were a few other pieces she was interested in, being offered in the charity auction.  One was a cool NorWesCon 34 poster signed by the guests of honor.  Lost that.  Another was a print of a mermaid, a compliment to the one we have in our bathroom by the same artist.  That went out of our budget within 20 seconds of the bidding war.  I bid on a stack of books, one of which had caught my eye in one of the panels.  I paid $15 for them.

One last tour through the dealer’s den.  I picked up some cool Borg looking brass dice.  [livejournal.com profile] miko2  bought 6 and took 3 to [livejournal.com profile] typographer .  [We found out later that [livejournal.com profile] julesong bought a full set.]  I bought a bit of fluff. ShatnerQuake.   In witch there is a quantum explosion at the first Shatner Con and all of the characters William Shatner ever played come to life and set out to kill William Shatner.
Finally Juli and I, [livejournal.com profile] typographer and [livejournal.com profile] miertam , [livejournal.com profile] miko2[livejournal.com profile] julesong and her husband Mike, sat down in the bar and shared our goodbye dinner. 

  That was the NorWesCon 34 that was.
 
dolphins_log: (Bloosh)

We got up early enough to get in line for coffee.  [livejournal.com profile] typographer was manning the [livejournal.com profile] taipanproject table just across the aisle so Juli went over to ask him what he wanted.  "The biggest soy latte they can make!"  I wanted to go see the interview with the Butchers but I realized that G was trapped at the TiaPan fan table.  Not fair, I knew he liked Jim Butcher's work too.  Jim Butcher was on two subsequent panels so I offered to Man the fan table if he would take a latte to Juli.

A number of people stopped by the table, many asking where registration was.  A few stopped by to talk about the Tai Pan Project saying they remember it from the early 90's.    Okay, I feel old.  Many stopped by to play with the toy's that G. has scattered about.  Little wind up marching and hopping toys.

G got back and told me where Juli was positioned in the Grand Ballroom.  Good thing she saved a seat.  The room was full.  We stayed for the next two panels on Urban Fantasy.  I've picked up some info on a few other book series that I may be interested in.  OOoooo   More books.

I helped Juli get her books to the signing sessions.  She packs them in a "Pet Wagon", a cardboard box we picked up from the vet when we got Kaylee and River.  Every year many people ask who's inside.  Pet books I say.  Juli just says books.  Juli handed me some books so that I could get the art G of H Kimuko Craft's signature.  I stood in line with 7 people FOREVER while Juli raced through the switchback line of 80 people in the Jim Butcher line.  I have no idea what the woman in the brown cardigan sweater needed to say, but she dominated Kimuko's attention for abut 20 minutes.   ...That and Kimuko was drawing sketches on many peoples books.  Can't fault her for that, thought I didn't get a sketch.

After a pause back in the room, [livejournal.com profile] miko2 and I went to a panel called "The best advice I've ever received."  When I got there the room was so full people were standing in front of the door.  I slipped in and sat on the floor behind the chairs.  I couldn't see the panelists, but I could almost hear them, so I got some snippets of interesting stuff.

A moment after I got back to the room Juli called and said people were meeting by the TaiPan table to go to dinner.  10 of us ended up going to Denny's.  Darrel, whom we haven't seen for many years, has been hanging out with us all weekend.  Very cool.  He and Mark used to write Foot Poetry, a random bit of fun where we pass a pad of paper around and someone writes a stanza.  Someone placed a pad in front of Darrel and we were off and writing.

We returned to [livejournal.com profile] julesong 's room to watch the masquerade on the closed circuit.  Meh.  It's not as extravagant as it once was, but you have to give the people props for actually doing it.  We were planning on a round or two of some game but we ended up talking randomly until we all decided we were tired.  Well maybe not all.  

dolphins_log: (Edward Watching You)

All through the night we were observing what we through was the flash of lightning, but there was never any thunder.  About 6:30 in the morning [livejournal.com profile] miko2 woke me with his stirring.  The standing lamp was on, which was strange.  Mark wouldn’t turn on the light if he thought people were still sleeping, and we usually sleep in a ways at these cons.  We were up until 1:30 watching movies after all.
Yes, the flash was a malfunctioning lamp.   Guess we’ll have to report that.

I saw Kinuko Craft’s art presentation.  Kinuko Craft is our artist Guest of Honor.  She’s done a lot of Patricia McKillup’s book covers, as well as some Time magazine covers and work for Playboy and other magazines.  She’s very influenced by traditional fantasy so her work is very whimsical.  I thought her methods were very interesting.  She starts by sketching in charcoal, follows up right over the charcoal work with watercolor and then finishes the majority of the piece working in oils.   And she likes dogs, so she sneaks a dog or two into her work.
The next panel was with Patricia McKillup, our writer guest of honor.  Two other panelists would be asking her questions.  One seemed to have a small bit of hero worship in her stance, but I doubt that was the case.  Mrs. McKillup’s husband was in the audience which was entertaining at times.  He was asked if he ever saw himself in her work, and he answered that he would proof read for her sometimes to find out what he did wrong, [in jest of course].

I went to New Shared World Anthologies next, mostly because I work with a Shared Universe in the [livejournal.com profile] taipanproject . That was a little disappointing, mostly because I hadn’t thought of Star Trek novels or Dr. Who novels as shared worlds.  They most certainly are, and they are very prevalent, so what I didn’t get much of significance, only that a shared world is a group of stories by different authors that share a specific location or event.  …but I knew that already.

World Building next.  One author, Sam Sykes, didn’t know why he was even there as he felt world building was secondary by far to character building, and that the world was only significant in how it involves the character.  When we described the panel to Mark later, he pointed out a significant exception in Tolkin.  Tolkin wrote the Silmarilian long before the Hobbit books, fleshing out Middle Earth in great detail.  But the moderator, Susan Matthews, did a great job keeping the panel on topic, and Sam had some significant points.  For example if your character was the leader of a country then you would probably want to go into detail about the government.  But if your character isn’t an economist you wouldn’t get into the economy, or if your character isn’t building a water system you wouldn’t get into aquifers.  Another author M H Bonham, disagreed there. She had studied aquifers in detail for one of her works.

On the way out of that panel my phone signaled a text.  I get very few of those.  I thought it was [livejournal.com profile] typographer .  The text said that they had a table in the bar.  It turned out to be [livejournal.com profile] julesong and her husband.   We ended up spending the next three and a half hours there talking and having dinner.   Gene bought me a Manhattan.   He introduces me to some drink every year, asking Juli’s permission first.  It was okay, I’m not much of a fan of it though. 

 Afterwards we retreated to Gene and Michael’s room for a round of Give Me The Brain.  Juli got to win once and did her song and dance about winning. 

And that was the day.

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