|zephre (zephre) wrote,|
@ 2010-05-15 12:24:00
|Entry tags:||aaaaaargh, apocalypse, arts, bbc merlin, blogging, cons, dude this is pretty fucked up right here, emergency preparedness, family, fandom, feminism today, geektastic, home, houston, life as we know it, making art, merlin, music, non-fandom, peter, pimpin', weather, whisky tango foxtrot|
catching up - good, bad, plus ApolloCon Yay!
So yesterday something wonderful occurred: a family dinner, just the four of us: me, my parents, and my brother. We met up after the Scion got off work and had a great dinner at a local restaurant. It's been a long time since we had such an occasion, so I was very happy.
Then just as we were getting ready to go, the heavens opened with torrential downpours. Whee, gotta love East Texas.
Today my cousin is graduating from the University of St. Thomas, and I'll be going to her party this afternoon. I was hoping to see the ceremony on streaming video but it took me until just now to find their link. Doh. I'll have to see about watching it later.
I have tons of stuff to do this weekend, as well, and a busy schedule.
On Thursday I got lucky and attended the symphony in place of a friend who had to go out of town. That was really nice - it's always cool to go to Symphony shows.
Tomorrow I'm going to see Jane Eyre: the Musical at the Hobby Center with another friend, which I expect to be LOLtastic, although I have heard the music and it's pretty good.
Last week really sucked, mostly because of things I didn't feel comfortable blogging until they were resolved. I had an unfortunate banking error which resulted in an Eviction Notice, followed immediately by an unrelated but stress-inducing fraud on my credit card. These things combined reduced me to a state of almost-being-broke in addition to just being bloody stressful, especially the Eviction bit.
Well, my property management company is actually pretty nice and they were understanding about the whole banking error thing, and my parents are awesome as usual, and my rent did get paid, and I am not in any danger of eviction now, so all's well that ends well.
And of course that was totally separate from the general worry about the upcoming Hurricane Season, which promises not only to be worse in general than previous ones, but also full of nasty gross oil spill madness. Apocalypse, this summer!
Plus I've been doing a lot of reading on rape culture, sexual assault awareness, and misogyny in media, which isn't cheerful anytime.
So given that fabulousness I'm sure folks can understand why my reaction to recent Merlin fandom wankitude over the last week has been, "I can't believe you guys think this is worth this much outrage, seriously."
But I'm very happy to see some fun prompts in various prompt-collecting places, and hopefully in this month's TOTAL CRAZINESS (i.e. the last month before ApolloCon goes up) I'll find the time to draw some stuff.
Also, hey - APOLLOCON is coming! Houston's science fiction, fantasy, and horror convention is full of awesome, and I say that not just because I'm on the ConCom. ;) Weekend memberships are still available for pre-registration for $35. They'll be $40 at the door!
We'll have fun stuff this year: authors, artists, musicians, rocket scientists, LARPers, cosplayers, concerts, a dance, readings, and a FABULOUS Con Suite. Come play!
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