Happy birthday to kinkzkat/dk_leathers and anotherjen!
Hello to new readers boutrell and davew1775, and in-person-acquainted new reader betnybean!
I always worry when I get new readers when I'm on vacation, as they're likely unaware that I post a lot.
In very brief!
Oh gods I needed that. *flops theatrically on imaginary bed* It's been a pretty stressful few weeks, medically, and I hadn't seen volta in far too long... and yeah. I *really* needed this trip.
It never feels like a "visit", when I'm with him. It's just us, together. Does that make sense?
Anyway. Neither he nor I were feeling 100% healthy, so we spent more time simply hanging out than Going Out And Doing Stuff, which worked well for both of us...
Brunch was verra nice. Some of our "definite yes"s from the poll were no-shows... y'all, accurate headcount is important. But I got to meet ayalanya, who is nearly unbearably cute, and see wispfox and ragingamazon again, and I'd met cheshyre/ribarambles briefly at Arisia, and it was nice to get to actually talk to and hang out with her. :) Post-brunch, we went to a used bookstore, where I got a Vegas book that's been on my wishlist, and ayalanya and I got the same Hindu-goddess book, the title of which escapes me at the moment. We're both Kaligeeks. It's silly. :) And I went to the Diesel, which is like visiting JavaMonkey is for Atlanta visitors. :) Very nice to hang out with people; I'm just sorry I stopped being good company around, what, 3? when the exhaustion hit.
The bad: I discovered a whole new kind of body crash. Like a blood sugar crash, but far, far worse and far more abrupt.
And... my flight home was delayed. Three hours. I got home at 2. I was supposed to get home at around 11. I got home at 2. Thankfully I had books and paper, so I read Cryptonomicon and horribly traumatized one of my Shayara characters and put her in a coma. War is hell.
The good: I got a free round-trip flight out of the ordeal... guilt at spending money on something solely for my own benefit was the only thing preventing me from going down to the beach house. So now I'm going down to the beach house. :)
And the overwhelming good, of course, was all of the time spent with volta. *beam* This was very much of the good, oh yes. :)
I love Master. :)
I am sooooo tired...