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Cake Wrecks... wrecked! - The online computery journal thingy of a turtle

Oct. 4th, 2009

10:38 pm - Cake Wrecks... wrecked!

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“This is K.T. in Austin, Texas. So, I woke up at nine this morning in Dallas, and hustled to get down here as quick as possible. I had to brave rain, rain, more rain, and one nasty traffic jam caused by an accident. Probably because someone didn't know how to drive in the rain. Lemme tell you how to drive in the rain: CARE-FUL-LY. I had to hurry because I wanted to get to the Book People book store in downtown Austin before three o'clock for the second Texas stop on Jen's Cake Wrecks book signing tour. Well, I made it to Book People with barely fifteen minutes to spare... and then I found out the Austin appearance had been cancelled! Remember when I mentioned yesterday that Jen's husband John was in the hospital? Well, that's why. Now that's certainly an understandable reason to cancel, but... I never got to see the slide show! When Legacy Books in Dallas couldn't get the Cake Wrecks slide show working on their fancy wall-mounted video screens, I thought, "Hey, that's all right, I'll just see it in Austin." Except, NO DICE.

I wonder why John is in the hospital. Was he in a car wreck? Did he get hit by some idiot who was driving drunk or something? Some idiot I could track down and /hit in the face for ruining my sole reason for coming to Austin today?/

Anyway, I heard a guy at the bookstore say the event will probably be rescheduled, but they don't yet know when. I guess I'll have to wait and see. Also, I didn't get any cake!

Oh, then, I drove over here and checked into the Crowne Plaza, and the place looked mighty familiar. That's because this used to be the Red Lion, which was where Linucon was held the one time I attended. I checked into my room and fired up my laptop, and couldn't get the Internet working! Later in the evening after dinner I called tech support, and they tried various things, but couldn't get it working. That's why I'm making a phone post. So instead I just watched some DVDs. I finally got around to watching, [sung] "Help! I need somebody. Help! Not just anybody. Help!" which was fun times with all the Beatles vs. Leo McKern, Victor Spinetti, and Roy Kinnear. Then I watched Toy Story 2. Now I am fully prepared for Toy Story 3 later this summer, or winter, or whatever.

So tomorrow I drive home, where I will get back online and be able see if this phone post is listenable. Oh yes, and have cake. That is all.”

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From:tracerj
Date:October 5th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
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I forgot to verify that the name was "Lunacon" before I posted, hence the [?] by it. Otherwise, you have pretty good diction for this sort of thing!

Also, it's annoying that HTML markup doesn't seem to work in transcriptions. I always forget.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:October 5th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Actually, it was Linucon, a convention for SF and Linux. Fixed the transcription for you. :}
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From:deckardcanine
Date:October 5th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
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"In the past two days John has suffered a head injury, pneumonia, and a staph infection of the blood." -- Jen on Cake Wrecks

She has yet to explain the source of the head injury.
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From:akktri
Date:December 23rd, 2009 06:42 am (UTC)

Toy story 3

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"Now I am fully prepared for Toy Story 3 later this summer, or winter, or whatever."
Toy Story 3?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 23rd, 2009 08:44 am (UTC)

Re: Toy story 3

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Hey, this is Pixar we're talking about! I can vouch for 'em to make sequels that don't suck.

In this one, it seems Andy has grown up and is about to move to college, and donates his toys to a day-care center. The toys, um, they try to escape.
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From:akktri
Date:December 24th, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)

Re: Toy story 3

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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