After a week of basically sleeping until late in the afternoon/early evening, I have a pretty full weekend.
Friday, I actually had a temp job start so I am off to the city for the day. I had lunch with Pumpkin. After work, I hoofed it over to the convention center for Wondercon. Alex J was giving a talk on getting into video game design and gave me his guest pass. I listened to his talk (he is a good public speaker) until it was suppose to be over (he has a hard time stopping talking and people still want to listen hours later). Fresne had showed up by that time and we headed to the big Firefly event. She headed to get us some food and I kept seats saved. Capricious_K and Winter_0 arrived from points south. We all watched the premiere of Done the Impossible The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity – A Documentary. (I will be ordering a copy, one for me and maybe one for my brother.) Afterwards we hung out at Mels and headed home. It was good to get a chance to talk with Alex J. We see him infrequently at best.
Saturday, I headed over to Miss_Mimsy’s for job finding assistance and to catch up. It has been way too long since we have updated each other. Then I headed over to sandpanther’s to play catch up and hang with her. We also did a Fry’s run to replace some bad memory I had and now my computer has 752 mg of ram and I can install Adobe Creative Suite (woot!). She kicked me out so she could sleep and I did try to get a hold of someone else in the south bay but he was unavailable so I was a good girl and headed home. I started the install and then let it go so I could head to bed.
Sunday, I considered heading to Second Sunday Brunch as I haven’t seen those people in too long, but I was just in that far part of the bay the day before and I didn’t want to do the drive again. I did head back to Wondercon in the afternoon. I hadn’t planned on going to Wondercon but once I was there on Friday, I got caught up in the feeling of being surrounded by fandom and I wanted to go back. This time, I got to dress more like myself and put some color in my hair. It was suppose to be blue on top of red but it ended up looking rather patriotic with the blond hair. I wandered the con and picked up the graphic novels I was planning on getting (including the pre-Serenity comics in trade paperback, I have so been waiting for that). The ex ran into me and I managed to handle myself ok and I think make the point that I would be civil at the moment but didn’t want to talk to him. I had thought of the fact that I might run into him on Friday but had completely forgotten it by Sunday so I was not prepared. I hate how the emotion takes over everything and so much was spoiled after that while I tried to flush the encounter out of my system. Over time, it will wear away and I am eagerly awaiting that time to pass. Arggg. I did get to see some friends that I see rarely and find out they moved.
I headed over to H&M afterwards because, hey I’m there and it is H&M. I am sure things are different even though I was there just two weeks before. And yup, things I had seen there before (and I picked up for a friend) were gone and other things that I must have had showed up. I managed to find a white slip like garment for under my white flapper dress for $15. I have been looking for one since Thanksgiving and this was about the best I had found so I grabbed it. I got a free umbrella as well. At this time, H&M is My Store.
When I got home, I had a lovely meal of leftover Spaghetti Factory while watching TiVo and installing Adobe CS2. Between 8 and 9 I tried to install some shelves in my bedroom but the cordless drill needed to be recharged. I figured that out after I got everything out and was in the middle of stuff. I was about ready to head to bed around 9pm when I decided to check things online since I was already connected. I got to chat with another friend that I haven’t really had any contact with since I left by old company and was online way to late. I finally got away from the computer at 1am (it was still downloading stuff for CS2, gotta love dial-up). And of course I was right near the end of my book so I stayed up til 2am finishing that off.
Today I am meeting a friend for lunch and I have an appointment after work. Tomorrow, I have my last day on this assignment and will meet up with a friend to finish her website finally. Wed, hopefully I will meet with dancingshaman to work on my portfolio website.
I keep wondering if I am going to fall flat on my face any time soon because of the lack of down time when I am so use to having it. Maybe it will happen Thursday if nothing gets set up. I actually think it is better for me to be moving like this than at the complete stop I was at before. Something in the mid range would be much better though.