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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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28th-Jul-2009 10:05 am
Conversations with the family have been had, and numbers have been crunched - and really, as much fun as I have with some of the people at Pi-Con, we really cannot afford to indulge in an out-of-state con right now.

The good part of this? We get to spend more time in Florida. Three whole weeks - August 10-31.

So. Florida friends. Make a note of it. The Gojirawitz Girls are at your disposal. *bow*

Side note: Massachusetts friends: If you want to se me before September, we should make plans this week or next week; we're going to NYC o the 8th, and Elayna and I are laving for FL straight from there.
28th-Jul-2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
Aww! I will miss you at Pi-Con! The Hot Chicks won't be nearly as hot without you there!
Must wait for Arisia, then, hmmm?
28th-Jul-2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
Definitely Arisia!

Yeah, the Hot Chicks were definitely in the pro column of that pro/con list.
28th-Jul-2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
Alas, patient I shall have to be! A whole year without Shira!
*generally carries on!*

Have fun in Florida!
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28th-Jul-2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
I shall put that on my list. I won't have a car, but I do have another friend in Tampa I want to see, so I may take a train up...
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28th-Jul-2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
If you've not seen the Salvadore Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, you MUST! One of my three favorite things in Florida, the other two being the Bok Sanctuary and Casadega. ^_^
28th-Jul-2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
Bok Sanctuary? Do tell?

I've been to Cassadega. Not the Dali museum yet.
28th-Jul-2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
The Bok Santuary.
Super awesome!
Features in Cherie Priest's latest book,

(Edited to fix link)

Edited at 2009-07-28 02:46 pm (UTC)
28th-Jul-2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
Oh! That!

I totally have to go!
28th-Jul-2009 02:39 pm (UTC) - Bok Towers?
I heard Bok Towers closed. Are they not the same thing? I went to Kathleen HS and graduated a few years after you. You might have known my older brother or sister, depending on your extra-curric activities. }:->

Also, the Dali museum is very highly cool.
28th-Jul-2009 02:45 pm (UTC) - Re: Bok Towers?
I just called them. They are open.

They changed their name it seems from the Bok Santuary to the Bok Tower Gardens. I haven't been there since 2003, but it remains one of the coolest things I have ever seen. We went on Valentine's Day! The carillon rang romantic show tunes! ^_^
28th-Jul-2009 02:52 pm (UTC) - Re: Bok Towers?
*grin* I didn't mean to panic you, if I did. I had a friend who wanted to get married there but they were closed - it might've been in reaction to hurricanes or some other transitory issue.
28th-Jul-2009 02:57 pm (UTC) - Re: Bok Towers?
It just holds such find memories for me, I was going to be utterly heartbroken if they had closed down. But Rose tells me that not only are they open, but doing better than ever because they are local and inexpensive and all the "State-cation" people are discovering it.
Were I still living in FL, I would have gotten married there, too! (Or at least tried to, like your friend)
28th-Jul-2009 02:55 pm (UTC) - Re: Bok Towers?
Not only called, but chatted with the extremely delightful "Rose" and now I think they are going to have Cherie's book in their gift shop.
28th-Jul-2009 05:25 pm (UTC) - Re: Bok Towers?
That's a nice side-effect. Serendipity rules.
28th-Jul-2009 06:13 pm (UTC) - Re: Bok Towers?
Indeed. Serendipity is my life, it seems. ^_^
29th-Jul-2009 01:01 am (UTC)
I second (third?) the recommendation for the Dali museum. It is awesome! Also, Tarpon Springs, a little Greek fishing village is not too far from there. Wonderful restaurants, neat, little shops... fantastic baklava! :) We did a day trip of the two when visiting friends in Tampa last year.
28th-Jul-2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
28th-Jul-2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
:) :)

So when do you have an opening in your schedule, m'dear?
28th-Jul-2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
In August? Better earlier in the month than later... the baby's starting nursery school in late August so I have some parent/teacher/shopping/prep/volunteering stuff to do around then.
28th-Jul-2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
Hrm. Was hoping the weekend of the 15th - but that is maybe too late?
28th-Jul-2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
No, that's good! Fridays and Saturdays are better for me than Sundays...?
28th-Jul-2009 02:39 pm (UTC)

Will talk to parents, figure things out. I could take the train up?
28th-Jul-2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
Happy to pick you up. :)
28th-Jul-2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
I was gonna say, "But Pi-Con is in Massachusetts."

Then I remembered.
28th-Jul-2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I don't even know how I'd get to CT.
28th-Jul-2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
For the record, the hotel in Enfield is about 10-15 minutes from the previous location. It's out of state, but still a suburb of Springfield.

Just so you know.
28th-Jul-2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
I'm not used to New England yet... I grew up in a state where you had to drive for a full day just to get to the next state!

And anyway, I barely got back home from Springfield last year - panicked last-minute ride-scrounging. This year, no way to get there, no way to get home, no money for hotel and food.
28th-Jul-2009 06:05 pm (UTC)

*is excited*
28th-Jul-2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
*dances with you*

Hey psst I have my Def Leppard/Poison ticket!
29th-Jul-2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
Yay for more 'Song in Florida!!!
29th-Jul-2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
Awesome, you'll be here for my birthday!
29th-Jul-2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
29th-Jul-2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
You're going to miss Cirque du Soleil in Boston at the end of August!
30th-Jul-2009 12:05 am (UTC)
Maybe we'll see it at DisneyWorld!
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