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Sometimes being a grownup sucks. 
10th-Feb-2010 04:20 pm
No Boskone for the Gojirawitzes this year, for the first time since we moved to Boston. We may get to drop in on Saturday, but we're definitely not doing the whole thing, and we've cancelled our hotel reservation.

Because the hotel would've been $350, and admission for all three of us would've been $180. And then there's food, which is pricey there since I can't rely upon con suite or the convenience food carts.

So it's Boskone or laptop.

Also? I am worn out. I could really use a weekend of not running around like a chicken with my head cut off, especially with this virus or whatever it is; overdoing it in this condition is a good way to get pneumonia.

Disappointed? Yeah, but it's not like it's Arisia. Far fewer people come out for this, and I can probably get a bit of time with everyone Saturday, if we do go then.

EDIT: Also, bear with me... we're ordering the laptop tomorrow, and it should get here Friday. In the meantime, I really can't respond to e-mail or LJ or anything. I get the spinny wheel of doom and severe lag; letters I type take ~20-30 seconds to show up onscreen and pages take ~1 minute to load. It is infuriating. You have no idea how long these posts are taking.
10th-Feb-2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
I'm not going to Boskone either because it's my on-call weekend. I hope your laptop arrives in a speedy fashion.
10th-Feb-2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
All of this is perfectly understandable and reasonable, even though it's also a bummer.

I hope I'll see you guys there on Saturday; even if I don't, I'll see you tomorrow night....
10th-Feb-2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, it sucks at times. You're teaching your daughter the right lessons though.
10th-Feb-2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
Well, darn. Now *both* of my favorite Celiacs aren't going to be there! Hopefully someone will be looking for a gluten free goody at the bake sale though.

But yeah, yay laptop and all that.
10th-Feb-2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
I'll be there for the first time, but I'm glad you're getting the laptop.
10th-Feb-2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
I'll miss you, but the new laptop *is* more important.

Take the opportunity to slow down and recover. So sayeth the Mother Elf In Leather.
11th-Feb-2010 12:46 am (UTC) - Hope to see you on Saturday
I totally know what you mean. I'm doing partial cons for most of this year to cut back on expenses, myself.

And new laptop is IMPORTANT for writing!

Stay well & hope to catch you around on Saturday!
11th-Feb-2010 03:13 am (UTC)
I feel you on the grownup stuff. But that is being grown-up twice over: one, not going for money reasons and, two, not going because YOU NEED REST. ahem. didn't mean to yell there. think earnest Jewish grandmother with her hand on your knee and a gluten-free (so probably matzoh ball-free) matzoh ball soup (you know, chicken stock and some carrots and celery and garlic for good measure).
11th-Feb-2010 03:48 am (UTC)
Fiscally sensible girl is fiscally sensible.

I totally understand where you are at and the choices you are making. For me it was Arisia last month, and birthdays and anniversaries in March mean no costful weekend events this month. *shakes fist at sensibility*
11th-Feb-2010 03:53 am (UTC)
Fiscally sensible girl is fiscally sensible.

Not usually! *laugh* But I'm adjusting.

Arisia's more affordable for me just because I get in for free and eat in the green room... we usually manage to swing Boskone as well, but this year it's laptop + the much-higher deposit for Elayna's summer camp. Still, I'd probably try if I hadn't been sick this week.

This does mean that I can maybe be in a colleague's show; I'd've had to miss the rehearsal otherwise. And I'll have time to rest and read.
12th-Feb-2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
I am behind and did not see this when I made my last comment. Sorry. I'll miss you at Boskone.
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