August 31st, 2006

_support, cameo

freshstartwrite again, and con prep

Tonight was an evening of just general awesome. Well, OK, the stuck in traffic part was not awesome, but what do you get when you have a carful of assorted fangirls? You get a lot of fun. Despite the fact that I left my water at home, I had an excellent evening. samurai_ko fit right in and all was utter happiness and gigglitude and suchlike. What's more? She lives at the 1/4 mark between the domicile of trystan_laryssa and the Asylum. There shall be carpooling and socializing, oh yes! She's also plotting to convert me to the joys of her workplace! (ladydiana, she's to be nagging me on that front now!)

I demonstrated the creamer thing after dinner. There was spray. Ooops.

I spent rather a lot of time dumping assorted hair gel type things into one big bottle, mostly because the bottle that I had been using had a pump malfunction that refused to be repaired. End result? One liter of glitter hair gel. Since the Lunatic was bored, the hair got piled on top of the head, a generous squirt of the random blue Manic Panic was applied, and a shower cap was put over the mess. This occupied my hair while I was hanging out on IRC. It'll take some drying before any color shows, and what color there is won't be much. Blue over dark, dark brown does not come out well. It generally makes the hair blacker under all but the brightest of lights.

I also have a shiny new userpic. That's not my actual hair, though if my hair were that length, it would look just like that. Except that wig has more blue than my actual hair. Alas. I spent some time in The Gimp making everything all happy. I was going for a cameo effect, though the border spoils that. I blurred it ever so slightly, enhanced my necklace just a touch, removed the background, cropped in an oval, and put in a silly border. I want my necklace to show in photos of me. It's a bit of a submissive-thing.

Also... Roswell. Note that el Reg is infamous for wordplay, and cannot resist a good example. Or, in this case, bad example.
running, bomb tech

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Okay, so I subscribe to get all comments in my journal via ESN, and I have "e-mail me my post replies" in the old way, right?

So how the hell come I don't get all these comments, huh?
running, bomb tech

Little Random Notes On Stuff

Dear denizens of other forums commenting in assorted journals,
There is no real need to sign yourself on LJ after making comments. Your username on the posts and comments sort of does that for you. If it makes you feel better, by all means keep doing it, but it looks sort of silly in LJ society.

Dear drivers,
Cutting across two lanes is Just Not On. That is why I honked at you.

Dear Fry's Electronics,
Yay for having clearly marked sections with stuff! I am happy to have found the microphone section! Rather bad selection for what I was looking for, but oh well.

Dear Self,
Thanks for paying enough attention in electronics class to recognize that the wider range of pickup was probably the better choice, and going with the off-brand rather than the Sony. Here's hoping that the mic functions well. Though we're bringing the little headset Just In Case.

Also, we really need to be doing something about lunch. Like, NOW. So let's pack up and go, 'k?
fangirl, _schools4303

Con Post I, to be backdated: 8/31, 6:03 pm

Here at the hotel. Lovely, really. I have commandeered an open electrical outlet in the lobby, after learning that indeed the con is not yet set up for the pre-registered to pick up their badges. I have the new microphone with me, and it is working nicely. I was self-conscious about belting something out in full earshot of the entire courtyard, so I wasn't very loud, but it comes through nice and clear and it is a reasonably priced for the quality bit of equipment.

There are a lot of ASU students around. There's an ASU game tonight, or this weekend, or something. I think I'm going to wind up bringing the computer and all back to the car, because it's heavy and needs keeping track of, and I have books.

I'm wearing the same wig that I'm wearing in my cameo userpic, and it looks really nice.