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Nov. 21st, 2007

08:48 pm - Home from MFF!

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MFF was fun! Highlights of the con for me: letting everybody pet my furry orange book, drawing stuff with babsbunny, Shine Bright Bear making skull pie out of nefaria's head, going to Olive Garden, ordering something new and enjoying it (parmesan crusted tilapia), seeing 2's show (which I was told was the same material he did at AC, but I missed his show at AC, so hey, works for me), participating in Pawpet Idol (even though I didn't win), and lots of other stuff I'm not remembering at the moment.

Lowlights of the con: getting a sore throat.

Oh, and something from the drive home that was almost a lowlight for me (but was for someone else): There are several spots along US-59 in Texas where you must take a freeway exit and get on a different road to stay on 59*. At one such spot on the north side of Lufkin, southbound traffic on 59 must take a cloverleaf loop to stay on 59 (the continuation of the road, also marked 59 on that link, is actually business 59). I was second of a group of 3 or 4 cars on that loop, and as we entered it, I saw an imposing black SUV marked STATE TROOPER lurking in the grass next to the loop. As we all continued around, the state trooper got on the loop and followed us, flashing his cop lights. Was he after me? Fortunately, no. He was after the car ahead of me.

Thing is, the car ahead of me was doing about the same speed as I was, and I was doing about 20 mph, which was the speed limit on the loop. Even though it wasn't me he caught, it pissed me off that he'd resort to such evil sneaky speedtrap tactics.

Fortunately I got home without ever being pulled over!


*Interstates don't pull that kinda crap. Except for one spot on I-55 on the west side of Memphis.

Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Avenue Q - For Now

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From:wildfox34
Date:November 22nd, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
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Sounds like it was a tough choice between you and Silaria... the judges spent alot of time deciding backstage. Thanks for being a part of Pawpet Idol again! :)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 22nd, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
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Babs told me I lost points for fliptopping Art's mouth too much, which was probably because I didn't realize when I went out onstage that he wasn't pulled down all the way onto my hand. Oops. :}
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From:wildfox34
Date:November 22nd, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
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Ah! Well, next year, you can come back and won't have the pressure of being a defending champion and can take a shot at getting your title back! :)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 22nd, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
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Hopefully I'll also have an act that I've had time to practice, as opposed to an idea I came up with as I woke up on the day of the Pawpet Idol event. :}
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From:yakko
Date:November 22nd, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)

Re: Happy gobble gobble day!

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You're probably talking about this instead of the same AR/TN border your link goes to. ;o)
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:November 22nd, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)

Happy gobble gobble day!

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Pet a furry orange book? This is a new one for me, I look forward to reading about it (and look forward more to seeing it - I see you in person so seldom!) I would call seeing 2's show a highlight too, from what I've seen of him, the man's a genius, and since the comedy muse hasn't hit me much at all in the past 3 years, barely written any new jokes in that time period, I admire anyone who can consistently still crank out the funny, as I know how hard it is to do. (Has 2 gone pro at all, aside from performing at furcons and selling his CDs there?)

And the taking a loop to stay on the road is tres annoying, we have an example close to where we live, heading east on the Perimeter (101) it's a lot easier to find yourself suddenly going south on 59 (don't worry about that "20" as well, hardly anyone uses the city route numbers here, and it's a good way to spot an out of towner if they are using them) and you have to really pay attention to the signs if you want to continue on 101 instead. (Not to mention how confusing it looks travelling north on 59 if you want to turn east or west onto 101). I believe this is a result of the fact that 101 between 59 and the Trans-Canada wasn't built for the longest time, and the interchange was put in before 101 East was built. Otherwise a logical intersection would be for 101 and 59 to meet as a simple cross (+) intersection with a cloverleaf, like the rest of the Perimiter!

(Sorry, you and the rest of the readers probably skipped over that as you've never been to Winnipeg, but your comment touched on a peeve of mine.)
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:November 22nd, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)

Re: Happy gobble gobble day!

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D'oh! Yeah, forgot that the URL doesn't change when the map does! Changed my original with a TinyURL instead (and double-checked), but now the comments are out of order. LJ doesn't make it easy to correct your comments, that's fer dern sure!
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From:nefaria
Date:November 22nd, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
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I want my skull back!!!

Sadly, I didn't get to see Avenue Q. :( I got a really nasty case of con crud and couldn't make the 30 minute walk through the rain to the bus that would have taken me downtown to see it.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 23rd, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
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[hands you your occipital bone]

[that's your skull-back, in case you'd forgotten anatomy class]
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From:nefaria
Date:November 23rd, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
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Eeek, you're right, I have forgotten my anatomy class! I thought I'd never taken one.

Uh, can I have the rest of my skull now too please?
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