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.

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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?

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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!

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

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And, battery is dying the torment is over!

6 comments:

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 night...it 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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