Spam (madbodger) wrote,

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The last week was pretty rough, as I started on a new contract at work in Herndon. So I'd have to get up at the crack of dawn, drive to Herndon, work for 4 hours, drive to Crystal City, work 4-7 more hours, drive home, lather, rinse, repeat. Wore me out. Luckily, I had requested Friday off long in advance for Balticon, and, even though I was "expected" to attend on Friday, I did not.

Our original plan was to leave the house around 2PM on Friday and head to Baltimore. As it was, I was still asleep when 2PM rolled around. We finally straggled out of the house circa 5:30.

Balticon this year didn't have the energy it did last year, but I still did what I enjoy, which is to socialize with friends and make new friends. I had particularly wanted to meet sihaya09 (who is delightful in person) and jasra (who turned out to be utterly enchanting in person). Finding the former wasn't too hard (I was looking for a person with bright pink hair near a 3-D digitizer). The latter was a little trickier, but I enlisted the aid of jbsegal's brain, and he pointed out the correct person for me.

We took a somewhat roundabout route home, as we wanted to drive a friend home rather than have him repeat the 6-hour process via public transit, and we're now safely back home, held in place by demanding kitties.


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