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Almost Festing

Started: 2005-09-28 14:30:54

Submitted: 2005-09-28 14:35:43

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I'm officially off work for Megafest 4.2, set to begin at 1800 MDT at monarch.festing.org. My remaining tasks before Festors attend are to make sure the house is in order (I need to rearrange portions of the basement), take a nap (I was out late last night at Neil Gaiman's appearance at the Tattered Cover in LoDo), and start playing with my sexy new computing device (which may shock and disturb my viewers).

There is not yet a solid plan for viewing Serenity. It appears that no local theater is enlightened enough to have a midnight screening. Details may soon emerge.

Friday night I took the T into Cambridge and was walking around Harvard Square when I heard one girl say to another, "Neil Gaiman kissed you! I'm so jealous." At least, that's what I thought she said; it turns out that Gaiman was in fact at a bookstore in Cambridge last Friday night, so I might not have been hallucinating.

Ok, well, the most obvious problem with [new years resolution
about getting a girlfriend] is that the intended outcome relies on
variables which are out of my control. It's a matter of chance,
luck, being in the right place at the wrong time, what have you.
Obviously, it also relies on the willful participation of
another human being. Since the only people we control are
ourselves, making resolutions -- promises to ourselves -- which
require the involvement of others, who may or may not want any
part of the game, is like sitting at home and cheering a
football team, and then saying "We won! We won!" when in fact
you had absolutely nothing to do with any of it. Or something
like that.
- Bitscape, Random Rambling, 01 August 2000