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Crazy Week January 21, 2016

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DeCon was great! As always, and even more so this year. Record-breaking attendance, and great participation. I had a lot of fun at the Tom Smith concert – with plans to get his kids album for a friend (didn’t have cash at the time). The parties were fun, the panels well received. A good time indeed.

Getting some movement on the job search front. Fingers crossed. Digitized a new newspaper at CML this week – The Columbus Challenger, so that’ll be going up soon. The OhioDIG meeting got postponed again, though.

On the homefront, I had to take my car in for repairs, and will have to again when I get a job sorted. Fortunately, it was the regular battery, not the hybrid battery, but still it isn’t a normal battery. Myers is replacing my furnace tomorrow morning, so I stayed with friends last night, and have electric heaters tonight. But hey, at least it looks like the blizzard is missing Columbus this weekend.

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Post MarCon June 3, 2010

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I spent this past weekend, Thursday through Monday, downtown at MarCon – Multiple Alternative Realities Convention. I had a great time hanging out with friends and seeing folks from out of town. Tom Smith’s concert was fun as always. He promised that if he puts out a DVD, his ASL interpreter will most certainly be featured. She is amazing and hilarious. The Zombie Walk was huge this year, but a few bad eggs ruined it for future walks – defacing property with fake blood. The con did well this year – attendance was up and the biggest problem of the weekend was caused by non-con people. It looks like the con will be moving weekends after next year, we will have to see how that rolls out. I ate a lot of dead cow this weekend, hamburgers and even a wonderful flat iron teriyaki steak, as well as other unhealthy odds and ends. I did have some really good grilled asparagus with that steak, too, and bits of salad with my sandwiches. It wasn’t a completely unhealthy weekend, just mostly.

Back on the wagon again and still doing quite well. I’m a little stiff today, but nothing serious. Had more grilled asparagus last night, too. Yum! Cart full of veggies bought today. 🙂 Picnics the next couple Sundays. Summer is arriving with a roar – tornado warning yesterday. A beautiful storm. Rich has surgery on Tuesday and then recovery, we still don’t know how long that’s going to take but they tell us it will be faster than the last time.

All is well, life is good. 🙂

Week Fourteen September 9, 2009

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Dragon*Con. Most of this last week was taken up by being in Atlanta, Georgia at Dragon*Con. I had a spectacular time, attending eleven writing panels, getting Peter David and Alan Dean Foster to autograph books, listening to Tom Smith, going to parties… and yes, eating Alkaline. I took with me: almonds, romaine lettuce, snow peas, sesame basil crackers, barely ripe bananas and granny smith apples. For dinners I mostly at at a Japanese food court place that had a Delicious Soba Noodle Salad. Here and there, I had regular salads(Subway and Metro Diner). I was back on my full course(sans Enbrel) of drugs(Prednisone, Plaquenil, Arava, Naproxen) to get things back under control. I came home from the con feeling far better than when I had left, flares all gone and even my pesky cough has dissipated.

Food of the Week: Soba Noodle Salad