Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

LeakyCon To Do List:

  • Make cds for people
  • Get carry-on luggage from Grandma's
  • Make cookies (unnecessary)
  • Write down all the times and places I'm meeting people
  • Do my laundry
  • Make gifts for two individuals who may see this, so I can't say what
  • Make more powerpoints for the HPA (unnecessary)
  • Get final touches done on WRPCA winner envelopes/cards
  • Pre-order live Wrock album from Leaky (save for later)
  • Maybe register for the Michael Goldenberg or Hottttt Cheryl keynotes (unnecessary)
  • Take a minute to breathe
  • Complete at least these two projects at work before leaving
  • Pack my bags
  • Not forget anything (I think!!!)
  • Gear myself up for being on a panel with some majorly amazing people
  • Not be a bumbling idiot on the panel
  • Make copies of Pat Hull albums for James
  • Make a list of all the things I'm picking up for other people (get something signed for Chan, and I'm sure there's more!)

I'm sure there's more. I should have made a list like this much sooner. *facepalm*

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Some input, please?

x-posted from a note on Facebook

Hello Friends!

I have decided to try an interesting project. I don't know how well I will do it, but hopefully it will be awesome! What I'm doing here is looking for input (positive, negative, and constructive are all welcome! Especially constructive. :P). Additionally, I am trying to figure out WHAT to call it. I honestly haven't a clue at the moment. So maybe title suggestions?

So here's the idea:
I want to choose a different Wizard Rock band each day of the year for 365 days. Each day I would listen to as much music from the chosen band as I can, provide a helpful list of their songs and/or albums, review the band, reflect on Wrock as a whole in relation to this band or as brought up by the band, potentially make a vlog once a week or something along those lines.

At this point, I just have a vague outline of what I'd like to do. So what things would you like to see happen with a project like this? What would be a good name for it? What are your thoughts on what has been going through my mind so far?

Thanks for your input, everyone!

UPDATE: Suggestions I've received so far have essentially been to go for it, but have a few ready in advance for days when I can't make it to the computer.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Family and my Weekend

I have been spending the weekend with my family, and I love it. It's the first time I've seen my dad, step-mom, and little brothers since the end of last July and, as crazy as they can be, it's pretty glorious. Friday night, they arrived in town, I went to my grandparents' house and had dinner and chatted quite a bit.


After that, I went out with Juanita and Andrew because Andrew is about to move to Washington. Juanita and I ended up back at my house at 2am - at which point I noticed James was online, so we drunkenly Skype chatted with him for about an hour before going to sleep around 3:30am.

Then it was an early morning for us (up at about 8:15am) to go grab some breakfast at Cafe Coda, immediately followed by a bit of tidying in my room and meeting my family at Saturday Morning Market at 10am. This led to an approximately 9 mile bike ride with my dad, my aunt, and my little brothers (including a bit of a picnic on the creek in the park). It was a great time.

After this, I made it home in time to catch about the last half of the Wizarding Radio Hour, which was particularly fun, actually! I look forward to future airings. I had a great time with it. A bit of rest later and I went back to my grandparents' house for dinner where I had a drink with everyone, a large dinner, and a good amount of discussion and telling of family stories.

Now I'm dead exhausted and SO looking forward to sleeping. I feel a bit bad because I want to go to Tila's birthday party tonight, but I don't have a ride there or back and I would be a lame guest because I'm so tired.

Ah well, she knows I love her and hopefully I will see her soon enough anyway!