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Friday, May 30, 2008

The road to and back...(MarCon!)

D.W.Q.M.: "Didn't you find two angry men stuck to my car?" -the Third Doctor

I thought I would start my MarCon reports by telling you of our adventures on the road for two reasons: 1, it doesn't require pictures (so I have a bit more time to upload them from my camera) and 2, part of the excitement is just getting there (we've had stalls, crammed into 1 tiny car, stuck in traffic, etc.) Eventually I'll get to my report with pictures (although I might be directing you to
the Idiot's Lantern at some point, since much of my Marcon adventure involves Doctor Who!! (and probably will continue to be for a very long time-I hope!) :) )

Alicia showed up at my house around 12:15 on Friday, and I wasn't even ready! That's what I get for staying up the night before. We loaded the car with all my stuff (I didn't realize that being on staff at MarCon would require loads of crap! I almost forgot my Sonic Screwdriver, and I just bought batteries!) and headed out to pick up Arthur. Nothing too eventful there-we picked him up and then put in, what we now call our 'MarCon Anthem' into the cd player. What is it you ask? Promise not to laugh? Barbie Girl by Aqua. No, seriously, it is-I don't know how it became that-it was the first song on one of my Dance/techno cds, and the three of us ended up singing it at the top of our lungs the first time I played it (maybe 3 years ago?) Anyhoo, we had so much fun, we decided we had to play it every time we start our Marcon trip. :)

The trip started out smoothly. I had a phone call from Jarrod down in Columbus-I was getting my schedule for the video room. Alicia hadn't eaten all day, so she stopped to grab something from the drive thru-Arthur and I decided to wait until we hit Lodi before stopping for lunch. All the way down, I couldn't help but think I had forgotten something. Then, as we were leaving Lodi, it hit me-I forgot my fairy wings for the masquarade!!!!!!! I was so POed-I couldnt' believe I had left them behind-I even went back once 'cause I almost forgot the headdress I made!!! How could I forget the wings!?!?! Arrrrgggg... Here I was the night before, talking about how I forgot something I specifically set aside so I wouldn't forget, and I go and forget something else!! Oh, well-guess I'd have to be a wingless-fairy. :p

The ride home was somewhat more of an adventure. We left the hotel, stopped for gas, then stopped for food and a quick trip to Toys R Us to see if they had any Doctor Who toys (I missed getting the Master's Laser Screwdriver by about 10 minutes in the Dealer's room! Arrg!), then we were back on the road. We were just getting settle, listening to our tunes, we we started to hear this loud grinding noise. At first we weren't sure if it was us or the car next to us, but a quick press of the off button on the radio made us realize that the noise was, in fact, us. The car started to vibrate, and we figured we had a flat. Alicia wanted to try to make it to the next exit, but I told her we were going to have to pull over to the shoulder, because I didn't think we'd make it to the next exit. Arthur also said he thought he smelled something burning. We were in the middle lane and managed to pull over rather quickly, without further incident. As soon as she stopped and turned the hazards on, Arthur and I jumped out and discovered that we had a blow-out!! The rear passenger side tire had completely shattered. We had just passed the exits to Polaris, so we hadn't even made a dent in our trip back home yet! Alicia checked the trunk, and she did have a doughnut in the back-yay!! I remembered how to change a tire (my pops taught me as soon as I turned 16, even though I didn't get my license then), so I made a few suggestions, and Arthur pulled off the lugnuts, jacked up the car, and then put on the doughnut. He screwed in the lugnuts just enough so the tire wouldn't fall off, then lowered the car and tightened them some more.

...it should be noted that Arthur and I do not have a drivers licenses. LOL.

The rest of the trip was uneventful. I meant to ask Alicia to pull into a rest area halfway to check the tire, but forgot. When we dropped Arthur off at home, he checked the lugnuts again, and they were still tight. Yay!! We all got home, safe and sound.

However, I left my fairy headdress in Alicia's car. $#%&$!!!!!

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Marcon!

D.W.Q.M.: "You're a part of that L.I.N.D.A. group, aren't you?" -the Fifth Doctor to the Tenth Doctor in the CiN special, Time Crash

Marcon 43 is here!!! Yikes, it's 2:00am, and I'm so not ready. (What the heck am I doing online then?) ;)

I'm pretty much ready to go-I'll be doing all my packing in the morning-I just hope I remember everything! I'm donating my extra set of Doctor Who trading cards as a prize for the Doctor Who Jeopardy game, so hopefully I'll remember to bring that! (I think it was last year- I put all my gaming cards, and a few trading cards, in a separate backpack, so I'd be sure to bring them-wouldn't you know-I left the damn thing in on my bed!)

I've got all my costumes put together-including new batteries for my sonic screwdriver. :) The only thing I don't have is a sonic lipstick-ah, well-that'll be for next year!

Ehh...Blogger seems to be having issues for those of us who publish via an FTP server. I'm lucky, though-my text still shows up as a new post, even though my dashboard says the last time I published was back in April. Go figure-this happens when I not only post more than once or twice a month, but more than once in the same week! LOL. :p

OMG-if you haven't seen it yet-go see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull! It is AWESOME!!! (as spoken by a giddy fan girl) *hee* ;)

Everyone have a great weekend!!!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Moffat to take over from Davies!!

D.W.Q.M.: "Splendid chaps...all of them." -the Brigadier (from the Fifth Doctor story, the Five Doctors)

Steven Moffat will be taking over the reigns of Executive Producer and Head Writer of Doctor Who from Russell T. Davies, starting in 2010 with the 5th series:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/05_may/20/who.shtml

In one word: AWESOME!!!
I love Steven Moffat!

(x-posted to the Idiot's Lantern)

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Monday, May 19, 2008

party on, party on!

D.W.Q.M.: The Brigadier: "Do you know what you're doing?"
the Third Doctor: "My dear chap, I can't wait to find out."

Need to write more...need to write more.... (same old, same old!)

CONGRATULATIONS, PERSEPHONE!!!!! She graduated from MSASS this past Sunday!!! Paul and I went to convocation, and I have to admit, I got a little teary eyed. She worked really hard the last two years-and totally deseves it!! After convocation, Paul and I jogged over to the temple where MSASS was holding their diploma ceremony-we met up with the rest of the family. MewMew and I were going to shout 'Brown chicken brown cow!' after Perseph's name was called, but we chicken out, since they told us to wait to cheer after everyone's name was called. Afterwards, when the Dean said, 'It sounds like everyone is having fun!' MewMew shouted 'Brown chicken, brown cow!' (you really have to hear it to get the joke...) It made Perseph's day! :)

After graduation, we all headed back to the Jarc's for her graduation party-it was so much fun-we all hung out and had fun talking, with SciFi's Indiana Jone's marathon running in the background. LOL. It was a good day. :)

Marcon is this Friday!!! I'm not quite to panic mode yet, but it seems I should be doing more to get ready. I finished my fairy headdress for the masquarade (i'm on the committee, and we are doing a little skit before the actual show). I was hoping to have a Sarah Jane costume from Eye of the Gorgon put together for Friday night, but I still need a waistcoat, and I don't have a sonic lipstick [yet]. ;) If I do find a waistcoat(Perseph and I are gonna hit a thrift store on Thursday), I 've got an idea for the lipstick... I've done some improvements to my Fourth Doctor costume, new pants, new hat-so that should be fun. I want to find a classic sonic screwdriver-but those are harder to come by now-especially with the new ones that keep popping up all over the place. Oh, that reminds me-I need to get new batteries for mine! I'm ok now, but I'm sure I'm gonna hit panic mode come Thursday night!!!

It's getting late, and I'm getting kinda sleepy-hopefully I'll try to update this before I leave for Marcon this Friday~!

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