Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Because Someone Asked

I'm updating because someone asked. It's not my fault.

I could also be avoiding some other projects that really need to get done...possibly.

I attended Life the Universe and Everything last weekend. Thanks Mark for the invitation. LTUE is a conference for fantasy fiction writers and illustrators. Despite knowing this I was still a little shocked when the First Contact panel was about Alien/Human contact. Let's just say, "A couple of the attendees were likely writing Auto-biographical not fictional accounts."

Lets see, the Killer Breakfast, (I'm told it was my first Dungeons and Dragons session, booyah!) was great fun! And, I was reminded that it has been a REALLY long time since high school writing classes. Reminders of Story Arcs and Characterization and How to Draw Really Great Under Sea Creatures were not only a good review but, encouraging coming from actually published authors and artists.


Last night was the Blue and Gold Banquet for Cub Scouts. I'm kinda into Cub Scouts, shocking, I know. Waking up to help a 9 year old and an 8 year old make a cake each and making sure 6 year old felt included by allowing him to squirt water into the humongous tub of Homemade Root Beer we were bringing was delightful indeed. As a bonus I got to mop my floors, always a joy! The night turned out well, way to go, paulbrowning, a mighty Cub Master and why weren't you at LTUE, I saw no illustrations finer than yours. Did I mention I got out of cooking dinner?


I'm going to have to start running each day if the next task on my "Balls" quest is going to work out. I'm pretty sure the 4 walks I managed to walk in February will prove to be little deterrent to the aching muscles and huffing/puffing that is to come. I am determined though!


Help! The fridge is empty again and the cupboards are barren? One little Three-Day-Weekend and it's like an Egyptian Locust Plague.


And, battery is dying the torment is over!


Kristina P. said...

That conference sounds really cool!

Nonna Beach said...

Wonderful time...and trust me, having had 4 boys myself, it always seemed like they just walked in the kitchen and suddenly everything was gone...

Heffalump said...

We had our Blue and Gold last was a dessert banquet instead of a dinner, just when I am watching what I eat!
I miss the days when the boys in our ward made cakes for B&G.

Barbaloot said...

I remember going to the blue and gold banquets for my brothers. Loved the cakes:)

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

You always make me laugh! I am off to get caught up...

Mrs. NB

Mummy McTavish said...

I'm a bit worried about this Blue & Gold thing... I try my hardest to only pretend to eat food made by kids... was there any food there not made by kids?

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