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Sun, 29 Aug 2004

Friday Cat Blogging, delayed

It's a long time since I did any cat blogging, so what better to do on a Sunday (late, of course)?

Here's Mafdet, doing what she does best:
let sleeping cats lie

And here's Frigg, doing her best to catch up in the Olympic snoring championships:
let sleeping cats lie, part two

If you're suffering from insomnia, now you know exactly who's got all your Zzzzz's.

[Discuss cats]

posted at: 19:29 | path: /cats | permanent link to this entry


I'm not going to be spending much time at home over the next month. On Wednesday the 1st, we're flying out to Boston for the worldcon; we should be home on the 14th, but only two days later we're off for a weekend in London, and two days after that I'm off again to visit relatives. Relatives having been visited I get almost a week off duty to wash my clothes and clean up the dust before going to a wedding at the other end of the country followed in rapid succession by a speaking engagement outside the country.

Meanwhile, it occurs to me that some folks who're reading this weblog will also be at Noreascon 4, and in the interests of not appearing rude this would be a good place to note down the times when I won't be available for small-talk. If you see me at the con, by all means introduce yourself and feel free to chat; I'm generally gregarious. If I run away, please don't take it personally -- it's just that I'm working about thirty hours over the five-day period and I probably have to be somewhere else. In particular:

Wednesday 1st
You might spot me in the Marriott in the evening, but be aware that I've just arrived after travelling for 16 hours and I am likely to be asleep on my feet.
Thursday 2nd
I'm busy (apart from brief gaps) from about 2pm through 7pm.
Friday 3rd
Easier to say when I'm not busy -- between 2 and 4pm, and between 7 and 8pm. If you catch me on Friday, don't be surprised if I'm trying to grab lunch or dinner.
Saturday 4th
I'm logjammed from 11am through 9pm. This is a bad day to stop me for a chat.
Sunday 5th
Free before 11am. Free from 12 noon through 5pm, as long as you don't mind me sitting at a table signing books or are willing to sign yourself up for the literary beer at 3pm.
Monday 6th
Free all day except between 11am and 2pm. Which means I'll be trying to actually, like, experience the con as a con-goer rather than a performing seal.
Tuesday 7th
Yes, I know the worldcon ended on Monday. But I'll still be there, and apart from the fact that it's Feorag's birthday (with attendant wining and dining) I should have a lot more time to talk.

In summary: on Wednesday, I arrive. Thursday's busy, but I should be approachable in the evening. Friday's particularly busy, and Saturday's timetable is absolutely hellish. Sunday's schedule is a bit more laid-back, and on Monday I might even have time to enjoy the con a bit. If you try to say "hi" on Friday or Saturday and I flee, it's not personal -- I'm just singing for my supper.


posted at: 11:32 | path: /fandom | permanent link to this entry


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