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At OmegaCon. Having fabulous time. In Godzilla Grouse room as usual. Got in some quality hot tub time. Playin' some board games. Moose is here too.
Random pictures I take w/iPhone can be seen at http://www.twitpic.com/photos/hellziggy
Off to play more games.
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We're in Siren for Omegacon. I achieved my usual goal of wearing jammies within 5 minutes of arriving. We are back in the Godzilla Grouse room again this year. I've already played 3 games. And now, I sleep.
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At OmegaCon. Yay!
Have beer. Yay!
Wearing jammies. Yay!
Going to go play games now. Yay!
Not in Godzilla Grouse room. Boo!
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I haven't posted about this yet because most everyone on my flist who knows Roadkill has mutual friends who have already posted about it. Also, if I don't post about it, it's not real, right?

For those not in the Twin Cities geek community, Roadkill (real name Bob) is someone I don't know very well. Every year I go to a relaxacon in Wisconsin called OmegaCon. It's a weekend full of relaxing, games, hot tubs, drinking, and food. The consuite at this convention is awesome. There's lots of yummy real food, and this consuite has always been run by Roadkill & his wife, Mrs. Roadkill (real name Susan.)
OmegaCon was the first place I met these two, and is also where I've had the majority of my interactions with them. I also see them a little bit at CONvergence.

About 2.5 weeks ago the local sci-fi community got the news that Roadkill has a brain tumor. Fucking cancer! Why can't it just hit the pedophiles and other wastes of space and start leaving the good ones alone?

The news posted on Oct 3 from an email from Susan )

The news posted on Oct 14 from an email from Susan )

And from today, again from an email from Susan: )

So they did surgery and now it's just "wait & see." Roadkill will be doing rehab. And then as soon as he can travel the Roadkills will be heading to Walt Disney World. I'm glad I'm working full time right now so that [livejournal.com profile] hellbob & I actually have some money to donate to the WDW travel fund.


I'm sick of fucking cancer hitting people I know.
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My "d" key still doesn't work as well as the others so at times I have to hit it really hard. I also have to really watch to make sure I spell things right, including my last name. Maybe I should just change the last name to Snyer.

I have no idea where the data I'm putting in Access goes or what they do with it at the GM temp job, but T. said I did really well yesterday and got a lot done. They also didn't come over to make sure I got all set up today, they just assumed I could do it on my own. (and I did!) From what I've seen of the average temp worker that does data entry, this is not something one should assume because most wouldn't be able to. Hopefully this bodes really well for them keeping me or for me getting future GM temp jobs.

Omegacon info: When [livejournal.com profile] hellbob & I were driving home from mom & dad's cabin a few weeks ago I noticed this wonderful bit of info on the Lodge at Crooked Lake's sign: "Free wireless internet." This is a change from last year and it makes me happy. :)

My podcast friends are at Dragon*Con. My James Marsters friends are at Dragon*Con. My ex-roomate and her man are at Dragon*Con. I am not at Dragon*Con. *pout* I want to be at Dragon*Con too!

I have no plans for today. I think I may paint in the backyard. :)
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Creation Entertainment is trying to lure me away from Omegacon!
There is a Chicago con that same weekend and they only have 3 guests listed so far, but two of them are Jared Padalecki and Nicholas Brendon!!
Moose would really love to meet both of them!! *grin* And I've got to do what the Moose wants, right?


Jan. 16th, 2007 05:25 pm
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Does anyone know the date of OmegaCon this year?
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Apparently there was a Typhoid Strep Mary at Omegacon this year. Many people who attended are now laid up with Strep Throat. I'm home from work today.
Yesterday I was achy & had chills and by the time I went to bed my temp was up to 101.3. The temp is now down to a more normal but still slightly elevated 98.4.
Hellbob already had an appointment today at the doctor for some diabetes stuff, so I'm having him pick me up on his way by so that I can go with and get a strep test. I didn't have a sore throat yesterday, but I do today.
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Well, another convention weekend is over. This means that it is time for the post-con flurry of LJ friendings. So, to all you new people, hi! There were several of you that I always see at conventions & talk to, yet somehow had never LJ friended. That has been fixed now. :)
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Another OmegaCon has come & gone...
Since I am actually working on homework and just taking a quick break, this will mostly be a highlights post.

Worked. Bleah.
Got home. Packed.
[livejournal.com profile] lucky13charm showed up and stowed her car in our garage. We climbed into the HellCar and drove to Siren, Wisconsin. Yay!
[livejournal.com profile] moneygod sees [livejournal.com profile] hellbob and almost has a heart attack. Pokes him. "You're really here!" LOL. Yes, boys & girls, [livejournal.com profile] hellbob finally attended OmegaCon!
We saw [livejournal.com profile] chebutykin & [livejournal.com profile] cajones on their way out the door in search of dinner. I yelled, "Yo! Where's my Moose?!" I was informed that he was back in the room in her suitcase hiding in her underwear. Good enough.
We check in to Cabin #1, Grey Squirrel.
The cabin will be referred to, however, as the Godzilla Grouse cabin. Why? Because there is a photo of a grouse on the wall. But in low light (and that's all there is in this room!) unless you go look directly at it, the blurred wings pretty much vanish and it looks like a picture of GODZILLA!! [livejournal.com profile] 7thstranger discovered this last year as she was laying in the bed near it and looked up at the wall. I provide photographic evidence of this:

This amusing fact will come into play again on Sunday's part of this post.
Pajamaness was, as required, achieved within the first 15 minutes of hotel arrival.
Games were dropped off on the Table of Gaming Goodness, and we then headed down to ConSuite to educate [livejournal.com profile] hellbob on the awesomeness of Roadkill & Mrs. Roadkill. They rock!
My drink of choice all weekend was Yukon Jack and orange juice. But, since there were bartenders mixing them for me and the bottle was safely out of my paws, I did not get trashed at any point, just fuzzy-happy for a little while.
[livejournal.com profile] lucky13charm and I did hit the hot tub on Friday night. [livejournal.com profile] silmarian, [livejournal.com profile] drakenfly, [livejournal.com profile] obafugakum, [livejournal.com profile] jklumpp, [livejournal.com profile] weasel_king and [livejournal.com profile] laffingbuddha were already lurking there. It was quite disappointing though in the fact that the hot tub was actually a luke warm tub. Fooey.
After the not-hot tub, I found a group playing "Things in a Box" and watched for a bit. There were eventually enough of us watching that we grabbed a pile of the cards and started our own game. It is a fun game. I did learn that the Cali/Caly (sp?) do share one brain despite looking like they are two separate beings...
I'm sure there were other wanderings and such Friday, but I'm too relaxed to remember them.

Wandered out and about around 11 or noonish.
Roadkill was doing his fabulous grilled sammiches again. There was deep-fried stuff too. Shiny food is good food!
[livejournal.com profile] hellbob, [livejournal.com profile] lucky13charm and I left the hotel briefly to hunt down a cash machine, some Diet Mountain Dew for me, and to hit the PourHouse, which might be the only liquor store in Siren. I bought the new bottle of Yukon Jack for the bar since the one I bought last year was almost gone.
After getting back to the hotel I got my first Salad Bowl game of the weekend. It was me, [livejournal.com profile] theseamster, [livejournal.com profile] vorrant, [livejournal.com profile] cajones, [livejournal.com profile] chebutykin, [livejournal.com profile] eldogo, [livejournal.com profile] montechristobo, and [livejournal.com profile] windelina. Lots of fun. Best quote was indeed, "And if my knee was Scottish?" from [livejournal.com profile] montechristobo. [livejournal.com profile] eldogo really does know pretty much every obscure person in existance. Played some more games after that. Learned Hex Hex which was fun, but not what I was in the mood for. Played 10 days in the US with [livejournal.com profile] hellbob, [livejournal.com profile] lucky13charm and non-LJ Nate.
Dinner was very unspectacular. The prime rib was mediocre at best. Not just because it was cooled off and there were no utensils. That was expected. But the meat itself just wasn't that high a quality. I think next year I shall follow [livejournal.com profile] chebutykin & [livejournal.com profile] cajones example and just wander over to Adventures for something a little cheaper and cooked fresh.
There was another salad bowl game that evening. [livejournal.com profile] davedujour and [livejournal.com profile] scotia_girl shouldn't be on the same team since they are the only ones who know soccer players.
That game was the one with the phrase "He blew a nun!" It was George Carlin and I was getting my Kevin Smith films mixed up. I said "He's a comedian. In Dogma he blew a nun..." What I really meant was that in Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back he would hitchhike & blow the men who picked him up, and in Dogma, he was the cardinal, of course. But when you're almost out of time in Salad Bowl things don't always come out right...
The rest of Saturday night involved more hanging out, and more chatting with folks.

We got checked out of our room by about 11:30 or so. That might just be our earliest con checkout ever. *grin*
We got french toast in the con suite. I played a short game of Apples to Apples. Unfortunately it was voted to be non-cutthroat. I never get to play a good cutthroat game it seems. I think you tend to get funnier answers when you don't give people to much time to think. But when I try to play that way with [livejournal.com profile] hellbob (cutthroat is when the last card thrown in isn't allowed) he doesn't even look at his cards to decide, he just throws one in, which then makes other people start doing the same thing so that they won't be last and then you just end up with random cards that aren't even related to the green on in any way.
After that we were about to leave when Peter rounded up folks for another game of Salad Bowl. Another good game. Moment that got the most "WTF?"s from the other players was when [livejournal.com profile] lucky13charm said "grouse" and I immediately got "Godzilla" After the game we registered for next year and headed across the street for dinner.
Dinner was with [livejournal.com profile] chebutykin, [livejournal.com profile] cajones, [livejournal.com profile] eldogo, and [livejournal.com profile] lucky13charm. The pasta was good.
Then we drove home. Weekend over.
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When I get off work tomorrow at 3:30 I head on home and when [livejournal.com profile] lucky13charm gets here we hop in the car with [livejournal.com profile] hellbob and head to Siren, WI for a weekend of pajamas, games, hot tubs and geeky conversations!
I stopped at the mall tonight and acquired a new pair of pajamas.
I also got new stickers for Chiana.
And I stopped at Games by James. I picked up 10 Days in the USA. I also asked if they still had any of the newest Killer Bunnies promo because I can't find the one I got when I bought the khaki booster. The girl at the store was sure they still had a bunch of them, but she couldn't find them anywhere behind the counter. I think I ruined the poor girl's night because when I left she was still determined to find them and was still looking. Heck, she's probably STILL looking. :)


Oct. 27th, 2006 12:30 pm
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We are now only two weeks from OmegaCon!
Roll call! Who is going????

*exciting news*
[livejournal.com profile] hellbob is going to attend for the first time ever!! Yay! Hey, [livejournal.com profile] lucky13charm, if we want hotel sex, can we kick you out of the room for a while? *grin*

Hot tubs & games & shiny food! Yay!

I will be back in my usual room again, the Grey (or maybe Red...) Squirrel room, renamed last year by L13C, [livejournal.com profile] 7thstrange and me The Godzilla Grouse room!

If any of y'all see Birdchick/[livejournal.com profile] unclebastard before then and you are given a "I *heart* watching porn" sticker, do not be alarmed. It is for me to put on my laptop because the back piece where I already have one is being replaced. It's fun to see the looks people give me when they see it, and I'm pretty sure it helps keep Republicans away, kind of like garlic does for vampires.

*sad news*
Chiana is hiding in the back room at the Apple store and won't be coming home until tomorrow. But she will have a brand spanking new casing around the display! Yay! And I get to keep the old on. Any ideas what I should do with it?
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[livejournal.com profile] geohard says this isn't my picture of the day for Friday...

[livejournal.com profile] alisgray has stripey feet!

And a bunch more pictures here, under the cut... )
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Home from another fabulous OmegaCon. It was [livejournal.com profile] lucky13charm's first one and she didn't seem too terrified of the geeks.
Some random phrases & stuff from the weekend:

Me, after smelling a glass of bourbon - "Oh my god! It smells like my mother!"

Slutty Pippi Longstocking

"It's like leprosy, only fun."

About a picture of a man in a loincloth - "When you move, his nipples follow you..."

"He killed a lot of whores." - this was the Salad Bowl clue given for Jack the Ripper.

There was a picture of Godzilla on our hotel room wall, until you turned on the lights, then it was a Ruffed Grouse.

This year's video game obsession? Crack Ball, aka Katamari Domacy. I did not play, therefore I did not get trapped in one room all weekend.

Dippy the retarded deer.

Prime Rib is finger food.

Number of sets of pajama I went to OmegaCon with? 3
Number of sets that I came home with? 4

"What happens at OmegaCon stays at OmegaCon."

Comic book coloring as performance art.

Just for [livejournal.com profile] 7thstranger - "Oh, oh Geoffrey, right there. You've got it." Hee hee hee! [livejournal.com profile] mhuot has the FTP for the site up, so I shall have to get that mp3 out there for everyone to enjoy. *insert evil laugh*

There will be pictures and stuff tomorrow.


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