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08 October 2011 @ 12:21 pm
Summer still lingers  
Thought it was a nice day to go for a walk, I figured I'd go for a 5K stroll to the barbershop, only to find out it is closed until next week, blah!  Other than that it was a beautiful day to get lathered in sweat because I was a dumbass and wore pants and carried a jacket, gah!

Other updates:

» I'm kinda sillier and giddier lately, kinda hard to quantify the origin of it, I'll just blame barwitch. ;)

» Having too much fun with my Uniden HomePatrol scanner, and when I mention it here I know I won't get spambots or fake accounts following me on the twitter account - though  pick up russian spammers on lj every so often.  But anyway this is a neat little device that those new to scanning will love too.

» drawbacks of diesel truck engines, when 1 battery needs to be replaced, both need to go - there went $300+ ... BOOOoooo :P Never though of myself of a truck person, but it's way too practical and the thing is like a fighter tank made of biceps, so I feel quite safe inside ;)

» Disappointed in the last election, not being political here or spouting off about any side.  My concern is the display of apathy with the lowest voter turnout ever.  I can understand people feeling detached, disenfranchised or otherwise disgusted with the process or the people or parties to vote for - the best way to deal with that would be to show up, be counted and refuse the ballot. 

» Met up last week with my old convention pal Miko, interesting chats all around, especially constuff.  Told me their local long-running con crashed and burned shortly after they cancelled the masquerade costuming event... I missed out on the open meeting because I was acting at the medieval faire but here's hoping tcon changed its mind after the postcon panel where it was admitted they were looking into cancelling that event...

... for everything else there's my twitter account... it's waaaay to easier to update and it makes ADD AOK :P
 
 
 
styrofoam_guystyrofoam_guy on October 9th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
tcon was never going to cancel the masquerade. The entries have been declining year after year. They have been begging people to enter.
What kind of masquerade would it be with only 5 entries.
Something has to be done and cries of "keep it the same" will not increase the number of entries.
They were thinking of changing the format somehow to make it easier for people to enter. It is still unknown what the format will be but there will be some sort of masquerade.
Sid: sid-alien-death-ownedneoengel on October 9th, 2011 04:21 am (UTC)
Actually at the postcon meeting, Chil asked about the stories about the masquerade being cancelled and Penny said they were looking to change it to something different. Call it what you will, it's either the masquerade or it's not...

As to declining attendance and entries, even so the entire con has been on the decline, neutering a prime event isn't exactly the best way to be more prolific IMHO. But hey, I'm retired and just a customer who really enjoyed returning again for a weekend after an absence :P