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12 July 2004 @ 12:25 pm
Well, AC has been accomplished! I got to see most people I hoped to...Unfortunately missed jadedfox, melskunk, and magnavixen, but caught most others. The con's just too damn big! Got to meet a few friends for the first time though, which was nice. Always good to be able to put a face to the name. Spent way too much on food, but it was worth it!

Also learned that Philadelphia has some really odd booze laws. We had kenket with us for dinner as we went downtown, but since she's under 21, they wouldn't let her eat at any restaurants after 9pm, if the restaurant sold beer! Seemed a good way to lose business, by segregating the town into 'kids' and 'adults' after 9. Also learned that you can't just buy beer at a liquor store or grocery store...you have to go to a 'beer distributor'. Which we of course tracked down, so we'd have a well-stocked room. It sounds all official and fancy, but really, a beer distributor turns out to be a cramped shack that sells nothing but beer. Some good beer, though!

All told, had a good time. Will probably write something more thorough later, but I'm now in the car with skorzy, heading north on the New Jersey Turnpike. enveri is riding with beerhorse, and was1 is travelling with someone I don't know. Was great to get to spend so much time with gatcat and kenket, as well as the aforementioned roomies, Gat and Kenket's friend Brian, and Kevin. Having a sane, fun group to cling to is what makes the freakier aspects bearable!

P.S. Hey, Will, turn off your high beams! ;)

Something good: Friends

Something bad: Heavy rain during car-packing and driving. Still coming down hard, well outside philly. And the jackass ahead of us doesn't even have his lights on!

Something disturbing: The map program is so determined that we should be taking I-95 north through the Bronx, rather than our planned route, that even when I tell it to go north via the Garden State Parkway, it goes north just as far as the 'via' point, then tells us to turn around and go back to I-95 ;)
Current Mood: giddygiddy
Current Music: Rain on the windshield
Aurethaureth on July 12th, 2004 07:18 pm (UTC)
I can't help but be impressed by your level of geekery...posting to LiveJournal from a moving car has to score pretty high! ;)
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Elfasielfasi on July 13th, 2004 08:25 am (UTC)
Re: Airports are a fun place to visit...
Mrrr, like your usericon :)
duncandahusky on July 13th, 2004 02:43 am (UTC)
I tried, I really did!
I came by y'all's room at about 9:30 Sunday night. Nobody was home :-( I wound up meeting up with a couple of friends and hanging around our room for the rest of the night. I was really too damn tired to be much fun anyway. Phooey.
genetenveri on July 13th, 2004 02:20 pm (UTC)
Re: I tried, I really did!
We got back right around 9:30 from dinner...

Then we went and hung out with Kyote and crew for a while.. then I went upstairs for a watercolor lesson from Caribou. Sorry honey! Maybe next time?
Giachetta Rigogliosa "Magnavixen" Ruciomagnavixen on July 13th, 2004 04:37 am (UTC)
Was hoping to catch you too.. I think the only chance I had was post-Animalympics Saturday night, and I was so tired I just kerthudded into bed then. Ah well. You're welcome to stop by Southeastern CT on the way back, maybe?

Lanakila: Kind-Hearted Lanakila (by Novawuff)lanakila on July 14th, 2004 03:02 am (UTC)
Looking back at Anthrocon 2004
Even though it was your intention to avoid me until the very end of the convention, I'm still glad that we got the chance to meet up, share in some good times and laughter, and drink plenty of beer! (Well, perhaps you did most of the drinking for the two of us!)

I'll never forget your comments about how much New Jersey reminds you of beautiful Maine! =>

Anyways, have a safe journey off to your folks, and a safe drive back to Chicago, once your vacation has come to an end!

*warm winghuggles!*

Your dear bald iggle friend,