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Life is a mad, mad world

Well, if you haven't figure it out from my lack of postings, I actually got the framing supervisor position at the new JoAnn's. I'm back to full time status and it's hard to get used to all over again after a 2 year hiatus. I'm currently training with a FANTASTIC guy named Richard at the Geneva store. He's got 28 years of framing under his belt and is currently on a major pirate kick. He's also a fantasy/sci-fi fan and every time we work together is such a blast. And yet, we still manage to get things done. So much so that the department is up 51% from last year and we're the #1 framing department in the region. 40 hours a week doesn't really allow for too much free time, and despite it all I'm still pumping out some costumes.

Dragon*Con is in just over 2 weeks. I'm fucking excited as hell for it. I get to experience one of the biggest cons in the country and do it all with a seasoned vet and my lovely lady-wife stupid_drawings I just hope I can stay awake as much as possible during it. 5 Hour Energy will be my friend.

My costumes for this wonderful occasion are as follows:
Captain Barbossa
Irvine Kinneas
Boggart Snape
steampunk professional gambler/lock picker Lenora Fortuna
pirate Ariel from Little Mermaid
Pride & Prejudice zombie

I'll also bring a few more costume-y casual wears including a goth girl outfit and my Sal from Pineapple Express (which doubles as my pjs!) I'm still debating on bringing Quidditch Harry, but seeing as how HP isn't all that popular I'm hesitant to bring it if I might not wear it. Not to mention how many pairs of shoes I'll be bringing will severely limit the room for another costume I might not wear. Who knows, I might bring it anyway.

Now as far as I know, I'll be attending the Final Fantasy photoshoot, which will happen on Sunday at around 2 pm (Location: Marriot Atrium Lobby Level, carpeted space next to Atrium Ballroom - across from Pulse Bar) as well as the Pirate Party and Yule Ball, which are also both Sunday night. Other than that, my schedule as to when I'll be wearing things is up in the air and will depend on how I'm feeling. I don't plan on bringing any regular clothes except for the ones I plan to wear on the flight there and back home, so this should be exciting.

As luck would have it, I'll be staying once again with stupid_drawings, her bf, and Tiff from Azk and her bf. Such great people, I can't WAIT for the fun to be had. And it'll be nice to take one more break from reality before the horror of opening the new store begins.


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Aug. 19th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
Wish I could be there with you guys, but alas, I can't.

PLEASE take heaps of piccy's to share with us all. One of these days I shall make it to dragon con.

Loves you, Sonia :)
Aug. 19th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
One of these days we'll get there, sadly, this isn't the year, too much going on here, and with the sale of Gypsy pending, just not enough to spare at this time.

Ah well, that just means you must have OUR fun as well as yours, so start practicing not sleeping.

Congratulations on the job, that's impressive. Full time does leave a lot less free time, but the money will be nice.
Aug. 19th, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)
when my job kicks in bad...we have 40+ work weeks. But good work mates make the time go faster.

have fun at DC. I am not going this year. My limit is 2 cons a year and I am going to the Hpo exhbit next weekend- I am doing that instead. I am already fried. I am beginning to feel my age.

DC is very big. Just live by the 5-2-1 rule and you will be OK. Just make sure you do get some sleep. You wont make it otherwise. So decide if you want to attend parties or presentations- you cant do both..LOL

The costuming track is effing awesome. Take a camera and EXTRA batteries. You will fill your memory if you are cognizant.

Vendor rooms can be a waste of time. Tell folks I said hi.

Aug. 19th, 2009 06:39 am (UTC)
congrats to you.

but youve abandoned me... so i glare at you
Aug. 19th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHA Boggart!Snape, that's awesome. Since I'll be at D*C for only maybe like half a day (b/c of the baybeh), and I almost certainly won't make the Yule Ball, I doubt I'll run into you and see the vulture-topped awesomeness, so I hope you post pics! :)
Aug. 20th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)

here ya go, a shot from Phoenix Rising! But I'll be sure to take lots of photos at D*Con
Aug. 20th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
That's fucking awesome. Where the hell did you get the vulture for the hat?
Aug. 20th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
It's actually a vulture hat (no joke) that I found at a costume shop. It fits perfectly over the black straw floppy hat.
Aug. 19th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
I've heard so many great things about your boggart Snape, wish I could see it/him in person! Have fun :)
Aug. 21st, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
Awesome will happen.

Oh yes. It will.

Don't listen to Droxy, we are not going to panels. And we ARE sleeping, just not friday night/sat morning much (because it's going to take me forever to get my stitches on and I need you to help because Ian is useless), and not SUnday night (because it is the last night)
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