juldea: (geek girl)
There was question as to the number of hotel rooms left at Arisia at this point. From hotel@arisia.org this morning:

"According to the hotel's STAR groups web site, we've used [87% of the] rooms in the Staff block, [91% of the] rooms in the Quiet block, and [68% of the] Active rooms. So, we should still have a bunch of King rooms available.

[Last week] I had just received an email from the Westin saying that we had run out of doubles in the Active block and had 12 doubles left in the Quiet block (we had already run out of Doubles in the Staff block). [We are now out of doubles.] Some Doubles will be freed up as reservations are moved from normal blocks to Access, Shabbot, Dealers, or other special blocks (or as people cancel reservations as they find room mates or develop scheduling conflicts).

If someone wants a Double, they should follow the directions on http://2011.arisia.org/hotel page and make a normal reservation and then fill out the Waiting List form and request the room they'd like. However there's no guarantee they'll get a Double (they're very popular, and there are fewer Doubles than Kings in the hotel)."


Note: if you try to reserve and indicate 4 adults in your room, it will tell you there are no rooms available. I think it doesn't believe that 4 adults can be happy in a King room, and since doubles are full, there you go. So tell it 3, and get a King.
juldea: (geek girl)
There was question as to the number of hotel rooms left at Arisia at this point. From hotel@arisia.org this morning:

"According to the hotel's STAR groups web site, we've used [87% of the] rooms in the Staff block, [91% of the] rooms in the Quiet block, and [68% of the] Active rooms. So, we should still have a bunch of King rooms available.

[Last week] I had just received an email from the Westin saying that we had run out of doubles in the Active block and had 12 doubles left in the Quiet block (we had already run out of Doubles in the Staff block). [We are now out of doubles.] Some Doubles will be freed up as reservations are moved from normal blocks to Access, Shabbot, Dealers, or other special blocks (or as people cancel reservations as they find room mates or develop scheduling conflicts).

If someone wants a Double, they should follow the directions on http://2011.arisia.org/hotel page and make a normal reservation and then fill out the Waiting List form and request the room they'd like. However there's no guarantee they'll get a Double (they're very popular, and there are fewer Doubles than Kings in the hotel)."


Note: if you try to reserve and indicate 4 adults in your room, it will tell you there are no rooms available. I think it doesn't believe that 4 adults can be happy in a King room, and since doubles are full, there you go. So tell it 3, and get a King.
juldea: (geek girl)
Quite possibly my favorite Arisia so far. So wonderful.

I have Sassafrass rehearsal in an hour and still need to shower out the gunk in my hair from having [livejournal.com profile] blk's awesome braid in for 3 days, so... bigger writeup later. For now, just know it was great.
juldea: (geek girl)
Quite possibly my favorite Arisia so far. So wonderful.

I have Sassafrass rehearsal in an hour and still need to shower out the gunk in my hair from having [livejournal.com profile] blk's awesome braid in for 3 days, so... bigger writeup later. For now, just know it was great.
juldea: (raverkitty)
Being a modern female who just went through some emotional issues and then met with a sudden windfall, I did what was expected: bought new shoes. (Some of you might know that my last favorite pair of sandals are dying a pretty painful death right now, and I have been bemoaning my inability to find a good replacement. These are so far doing the trick.) I got the black. Also, omg, shoes.

[livejournal.com profile] chaiya and [livejournal.com profile] hakamadare lured me to their house after dinner with promise of food and media and smoffing. Food was eaten (tasty!), media was watched (compelling!), and smoffing was smoffed (intimidating yet enticing! - but that is for another post). While walking home, I passed a pair of plastic storage carts sitting on the street. I stopped. I examined. I looked for people. I saw sign indicating people moving next week. I found a plastic bag with the note "REMOTE for the free TV/VCR that was here earlier," indicating things found on that curb were indeed possibly free stuff. So I dragged them home. Being both a scavengerenvironmentalist and a pack rat, it's hard to pass up a free item in which I can store other items.

Actually, I still had my hands full of my regular daily items, so I dragged one home and upstairs, turned on the AC (it's almost humid enough here to remind me of Oklahoma!), and went back down the street for the other. From a block away, I saw a guy examining it as I had earlier, looking around, and finally he kind of waved his arms and started walking away. So I called out, "Are you going to take it?" He turned around and said, "I'd like to, but" and whatever after that I didn't hear. I got closer, and said that there had been two, I had just finished carrying the other one home, and I was both happy to take this one or happy to let it go since there had been two. His response was, "Well, I live in Dorchester," which (as [livejournal.com profile] colin_l just learned is a significant train ride away) indicated he wasn't willing to haul it there, followed by, "Would you like a hand?" Normally my mother's warnings all my life about ditches would hold me back from accepting, but [livejournal.com profile] zapf and I recently watched Serendipity and maybe fate can only take you so far, so I said yes. But then he realized he only had a few minutes to get to the train station to get back to Dorchester (or he worried about me causing him to end up in a ditch!) and hightailed it thatway instead, the opposite direction of my house. So I dragged the other home. Yarn storage, yo.

In 9 hours, I'm meeting with [livejournal.com profile] chiaya again, and we're going to a yard sale that just might have a cheap bike for me. If that trifecta occurs, I will be something kind of like happy, at least with my shop-fu.
juldea: (raverkitty)
Being a modern female who just went through some emotional issues and then met with a sudden windfall, I did what was expected: bought new shoes. (Some of you might know that my last favorite pair of sandals are dying a pretty painful death right now, and I have been bemoaning my inability to find a good replacement. These are so far doing the trick.) I got the black. Also, omg, shoes.

[livejournal.com profile] chaiya and [livejournal.com profile] hakamadare lured me to their house after dinner with promise of food and media and smoffing. Food was eaten (tasty!), media was watched (compelling!), and smoffing was smoffed (intimidating yet enticing! - but that is for another post). While walking home, I passed a pair of plastic storage carts sitting on the street. I stopped. I examined. I looked for people. I saw sign indicating people moving next week. I found a plastic bag with the note "REMOTE for the free TV/VCR that was here earlier," indicating things found on that curb were indeed possibly free stuff. So I dragged them home. Being both a scavengerenvironmentalist and a pack rat, it's hard to pass up a free item in which I can store other items.

Actually, I still had my hands full of my regular daily items, so I dragged one home and upstairs, turned on the AC (it's almost humid enough here to remind me of Oklahoma!), and went back down the street for the other. From a block away, I saw a guy examining it as I had earlier, looking around, and finally he kind of waved his arms and started walking away. So I called out, "Are you going to take it?" He turned around and said, "I'd like to, but" and whatever after that I didn't hear. I got closer, and said that there had been two, I had just finished carrying the other one home, and I was both happy to take this one or happy to let it go since there had been two. His response was, "Well, I live in Dorchester," which (as [livejournal.com profile] colin_l just learned is a significant train ride away) indicated he wasn't willing to haul it there, followed by, "Would you like a hand?" Normally my mother's warnings all my life about ditches would hold me back from accepting, but [livejournal.com profile] zapf and I recently watched Serendipity and maybe fate can only take you so far, so I said yes. But then he realized he only had a few minutes to get to the train station to get back to Dorchester (or he worried about me causing him to end up in a ditch!) and hightailed it thatway instead, the opposite direction of my house. So I dragged the other home. Yarn storage, yo.

In 9 hours, I'm meeting with [livejournal.com profile] chiaya again, and we're going to a yard sale that just might have a cheap bike for me. If that trifecta occurs, I will be something kind of like happy, at least with my shop-fu.
juldea: (Default)
I have learned in the past few days:
1. It's called a "method crush" and is not solely about or attributable to [livejournal.com profile] gower .
2. NASA once discovered that women fart more than men.
3. My voice is more passable than I previously thought.
4. [livejournal.com profile] chaiya  will be Con Chair for Arisia 2011!
juldea: (Default)
I have learned in the past few days:
1. It's called a "method crush" and is not solely about or attributable to [livejournal.com profile] gower .
2. NASA once discovered that women fart more than men.
3. My voice is more passable than I previously thought.
4. [livejournal.com profile] chaiya  will be Con Chair for Arisia 2011!
juldea: (braid)
This was an amazing Arisia.

I didn't have a night I got to bed before 5, and each morning I had to start my staff shift at 9. A couple of naps Saturday and Sunday evenings supplimented. Glad I'm not driving or operating heavy machinery today.

I didn't go to a single panel. I went to movies and dances, circus performances, and my own performance with Second Shift. I reconnected with old friends and connected for the first time with new ones.

More later as I decompress and discuss. <3
juldea: (braid)
This was an amazing Arisia.

I didn't have a night I got to bed before 5, and each morning I had to start my staff shift at 9. A couple of naps Saturday and Sunday evenings supplimented. Glad I'm not driving or operating heavy machinery today.

I didn't go to a single panel. I went to movies and dances, circus performances, and my own performance with Second Shift. I reconnected with old friends and connected for the first time with new ones.

More later as I decompress and discuss. <3
juldea: (braid)
This'll be quick - it's time to head to Arisia!

Repo last night was awesome yet again. I love being in a crowd that gets so worked up over something. I caught a lot of things in the movie I hadn't previously that made it flow better, too. No amazing shouts from me this time, though a bunch of people now stole my line-of-awesome from last time. And there were a few awesome new ones from the crowd, too.

Unfortunately it's hard for me to gauge how awesome my outfit was because I pretty much walked in and walked straight into someone wearing a version that involved about 10x the amount of money I put into mine. Hers was NOT borrowed boots and sewn-by-hand feathers, and it looked amazing and pwned me completely. So all sense of my badassery just kind of melted away - I mean, sure I still looked good, but not like THAT. But don't worry, I still got pictures and I will share them. (And when I went up to Terrance, the writer, in the lobby, he still immediately knew which character I was and was enthused by my prepwork. So there ya go.) I think I'll be wearing it Sunday night at Arisia for the Repo showing then, but not doing Masquerade with it. As I said, sense of badassery gone.

Heading off to Arisia now. Today I'm working Info Desk from 12-4, then taking a little break, and then in the evening.. I'd like to have time off to enjoy the Circus Dance and other fun things, but I HAVE NO VOLUNTEERS COVERING INFO DESK. Growl. So I might be stuck there instead. Come say hi!
juldea: (braid)
This'll be quick - it's time to head to Arisia!

Repo last night was awesome yet again. I love being in a crowd that gets so worked up over something. I caught a lot of things in the movie I hadn't previously that made it flow better, too. No amazing shouts from me this time, though a bunch of people now stole my line-of-awesome from last time. And there were a few awesome new ones from the crowd, too.

Unfortunately it's hard for me to gauge how awesome my outfit was because I pretty much walked in and walked straight into someone wearing a version that involved about 10x the amount of money I put into mine. Hers was NOT borrowed boots and sewn-by-hand feathers, and it looked amazing and pwned me completely. So all sense of my badassery just kind of melted away - I mean, sure I still looked good, but not like THAT. But don't worry, I still got pictures and I will share them. (And when I went up to Terrance, the writer, in the lobby, he still immediately knew which character I was and was enthused by my prepwork. So there ya go.) I think I'll be wearing it Sunday night at Arisia for the Repo showing then, but not doing Masquerade with it. As I said, sense of badassery gone.

Heading off to Arisia now. Today I'm working Info Desk from 12-4, then taking a little break, and then in the evening.. I'd like to have time off to enjoy the Circus Dance and other fun things, but I HAVE NO VOLUNTEERS COVERING INFO DESK. Growl. So I might be stuck there instead. Come say hi!
juldea: (braid)
Just to keep myself honest...
  • print out Info Desk books
  • print out Second Shift script with necessary notes
  • harrass Info Desk volunteers to commit to shifts
  • make it through the workday
  • have an absolutely fantastic time at Repo
  • don't die of hypothermia in my awesome costume
  • juldea: (braid)
    Just to keep myself honest...
  • print out Info Desk books
  • print out Second Shift script with necessary notes
  • harrass Info Desk volunteers to commit to shifts
  • make it through the workday
  • have an absolutely fantastic time at Repo
  • don't die of hypothermia in my awesome costume
  • juldea: (roar!!!)
    Interestingly enough, today is less stressful than yesterday, despite today's to-do list being much, much longer.

    I am being careful, however, to make sure that "Burst into hysterical tears at how there is too much to do in too little time on too little sleep" is on the to-do list, so that when it does happen I don't feel that I am taking time away from list items.

    2 days 'til Arisia, folks.

    EDIT: I should be online from home tonight sometime between 7-8pm. Someone please check and make sure I haven't forgotten to eat.
    juldea: (roar!!!)
    Interestingly enough, today is less stressful than yesterday, despite today's to-do list being much, much longer.

    I am being careful, however, to make sure that "Burst into hysterical tears at how there is too much to do in too little time on too little sleep" is on the to-do list, so that when it does happen I don't feel that I am taking time away from list items.

    2 days 'til Arisia, folks.

    EDIT: I should be online from home tonight sometime between 7-8pm. Someone please check and make sure I haven't forgotten to eat.
    juldea: (geek girl)
    I've never appreciated Gmail's "starring" feature until working for Arisia. "This thread and this thread are crap, but HOLY GOD I MUST PAY ATTENTION TO THIS ONE."

    Also, it's totally a good idea to test out a new deoderant over Arisia, right? Right?
    juldea: (geek girl)
    I've never appreciated Gmail's "starring" feature until working for Arisia. "This thread and this thread are crap, but HOLY GOD I MUST PAY ATTENTION TO THIS ONE."

    Also, it's totally a good idea to test out a new deoderant over Arisia, right? Right?
    juldea: (Default)
    The following post covers the topics of:
  • my sleep schedule
  • where I am with Arisia things
  • my Blind Mag costume, its awesomeness, and maybe entering Masquerade with it
  • winter, how I fell on the ice yesterday but did NOT get injured
  • the Jason Webley concert I attended last night
  • my attempts at LJ catchup
  • the office move we completed at work this weekend
  • a rough outline of this week's schedule

    Read more... )
  • juldea: (Default)
    The following post covers the topics of:
  • my sleep schedule
  • where I am with Arisia things
  • my Blind Mag costume, its awesomeness, and maybe entering Masquerade with it
  • winter, how I fell on the ice yesterday but did NOT get injured
  • the Jason Webley concert I attended last night
  • my attempts at LJ catchup
  • the office move we completed at work this weekend
  • a rough outline of this week's schedule

    Read more... )
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