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Day 1: - A Suburbs Boy Living a Country Life [My Flickr Photos]
September 3rd, 2004
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Day 1:
Found flyingwolf, found elorie, got foood; Quinn played with young lady of 2, name of Cassidy--very cute. except they were loud--mostly Quinn was loud--and disturbed the denizens of the Club Lounge. Downstairs at First Night (run by the amazing and talented chaneleh), we found belly dancers, games, a lovely balloon animal-maker named Megan (pronounced with a long "e". Soon we found--and hugged--c1. He was crewing the Castle Bounce. Quinn bounced.

At the Combined Columbus/Japan in '07 party room, the bartender was handing out enough Sake to kill people with one drink--he was filling the plum wine glasses like a shot, and pouring the Sake like a full glass of wine.

We saw Ian. We sat with erik_j_meyer, and spouse and friends. A very nice ex-pat over from London named Liz sat and chatted with her. Dale and...eep...Paul...and....eep! I lost a name! Anyway, we talked and drank for a while. Then we went to the LJ/Blog party--this is probably not much of a surprise to anyone here, but having a blog just ain't that uncommon any more. It was crowded, loud, and hot. I did see Nancy Lebovitz--she might have my button order ready, but I have to check when the dealer's room opens.

I saw so many peolpe that I've missed--chanaleh, and apparently S & A from Atlanta are here, or so says rslatkin...I must find them!

Late, tired, more later.

Oh, yeah, I'll leave elorie to explain how we got completely lost in the Hynes convention center, and kept going up and down escalators and turning in the direction we thought went back to the hotel only to be faced with a dead end on every floor.

Oh, well, I mostly told it--but she'll do a better job.

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From:swiftangel
Date:September 2nd, 2004 11:17 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like you're having a great time! I wish I could be there. I'll get to one of these events sooner or later. :)

Um... when did Erik get married?! Or did I misread that? :)

Can you also pass my hello on to him, please? I'll have to add him to my flist, now that I know he's on LJ. :)
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From:happypete
Date:September 3rd, 2004 04:18 am (UTC)

oh, good point...

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I ass-u-med spouse...I'm sure he'll surf by at some point and correct me....
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From:happypete
Date:September 6th, 2004 11:19 am (UTC)

eek!

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I never remembered to tell him so!
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From:chanaleh
Date:September 3rd, 2004 02:57 pm (UTC)
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I'm flattered, but First Night was actually being run by the lovely and talented lturek and roozle. chanaleh did nothing except make the schedule look pretty, and eventually show up and play in the Bouncy Castle. :-)
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From:happypete
Date:September 3rd, 2004 09:54 pm (UTC)

oh!

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Oh, I got confused! Well, credit where it's due--the schedule did
look pretty...

Who is roozle again? I'm sure I know her...
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