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Yes, that's true.  OctopodiCon is in THREE DAYS!!! Anad I'm writing this diary as I'm speaking to the press and emailing the hotel the dimensions for the dealer's room and confirming the dance set-up.

In half an hour I have to take an envelope of cash up to our Bursar that a friend handed me to pay for their admission. Then I have to get cracking on sewing the Security armbands.

I delivered some tiny top hat blanks to the hotel staff because they all wanted to wear tiny top hats during the convention and wanted to decorate them themselves.


I fell in love with the blue and black one and decided to keep it and decorate it.  I have a steampunk jacket that would go with it...plus I needed an example to show the hotel employees what a finished hat looked like.  Right?

This is what I finished it out to:


I also have to put together the boards for the board games - that's just glue and wait for them to dry.

And somewhere in there, I have to mow.  


Itzl is sitting at my feet, waiting to be noticed.  His water bowl is low, but not empty, so he's not really pushing things just yet.  Xoco is looking out the window.  Neither one of them cares that I'm busy so long as I scritch them now and again and pay attention when they alert.

October 1, 2012

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So, some comments came in after I checked for them.  Both were in Steveningen's Top Comments Diary Sunday Night (not sure how I missed them - I looked):  Top Comments: Ann Coulter makes a fool of herself on The View Edition

Here is gizmo59's comment with a followup by indycam

September 30, 2012

(excluding Tip Jars and first comments)

Got mik!

  1) From CJ's son by KelleyRN2 — 162
  2) He'd better lose some weight by penguins4peace — 149
  3) RIP ulookarmless by JekyllnHyde — 148
  4) President Obama has been practicing, too by Pluto — 134
  5) I hope that Obama listens to the voters by Seneca Doane — 135
  6) Mitt thinks he's going to be debating by hungrycoyote — 130
  7) The panic of opening your paycheck by BoiseBlue — 129
  8) Hugs of comfort for CJ's family... by SallyCat — 125
  9) NASA tends to miss stuff like this by Hatrax — 124
10) sniff I'm so sorry to hear this. He was such a by Lorikeet — 124
11) I think he will.  This election feels different. by ban48 — 125
12) goodbye, my friend :'-( by ridemybike — 121
13) ALWAYS thinking about money: by 4CasandChlo — 115
14) I bet he goes for gastric bypass or some by chicago minx — 115
15) ((((((((((((CJ and family and loved ones)))))))))) by Chacounne — 114
16) here is cj's avatar. by ridemybike — 110
17) This is so heartbreaking. by Scottie Thomaston — 110
18) "Bravely you let go of my hand..." by KelleyRN2 — 108
19) Keep givin' em hell, Harry! by mindara — 107
20) I was poor enough once in my life by tacklelady — 104
21) This REALLY pisses me off by Cecile — 102
22) Deducting five bucks off every transaction by detroitmechworks — 102
23) Yes, at key moments during the debate by KateCrashes — 101
24) Thank you, Nurse Kelley... by markthshark — 100
25) Benediction by BlackSheep1 — 99
26) Oh my. I enjoyed his writing. sigh. Prayers and by mrsgoo — 96
27) Godspeed, ulookarmless. by bwren — 96
28) :( n/t by kalmoth — 96
29) they keep thinking the President will by Olympia — 95
30) I was waiting for Wallace to shake him and say by Clem Yeobright — 92

September 30, 2012

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