SoonerCon as a blast! I had fun, met several YardDogs I didn’t already know, and sold some art. I’m still a little fatigued, but I had a great time!
I drove down and back with only Tylenol and a heated seat for comfort, but
kept me alert and entertained. With a skull and crossbones magnet affixed to the trunk lid and caffeinated frosty beverages in the cupholders, we sailed down 71 Hwy at top speed, stopping only for food, gas, and potty breaks. (The return trip was much the same, but with darkness, high winds, and heavy rain to complicate the matter.)
and i have discovered that we were separated at birth, but we can’t decide which one of us is the evil twin.
We arrived with only 15 minutes to spare before our first panel assignments. Whew! The rest of the weekend was a flurry of panels, parties, and people.
The hotel assigned us a room on the second floor at the far end of the most distant building. Although the distance and the creepiness factor was a bit high for my tastes, it was an uninvited guest that finally secured us a move into the main building. It was only a lizard, but I figured if he was going to stay, then he had to pay his share of the rent, and the little bugger wasn’t carrying a credit card.
I also managed to scare a bevy of small, noisy, early-rising children — twice. (I’ve got a reputation to uphold, ya know.)
The Yard Dog Road Show as an exercise in speed reading, but we had fun with as always. I read my story from “Houston, We’ve Got Bubbas”, which features Elvis and a monkey-like alien. (Haven’t read it? Then BUY MY BOOK!) Other Doggies included
, and about 30 others… please forgive me if I didn’t list you by name.
The past few days have been a flurry of activity, doctor’s appointments, and catching up at work, thus delaying this post. Current theory is that my “inflamed rib” is related to my digestive system… in other words, I’ve been referred to a specialist. (Definitely not as much fun as a con. )
petrini1June 11, 2008 at 10:38pm
Oh, you are back. Glad it was fun! Now you need to catch up on your sleep and get better!
jimmy_hollamanJune 12, 2008 at 12:11am
I heard you talked to Jason and help steer him to the good side of buying books! Looks like a fun time was had by all.
conbarbieJune 12, 2008 at 7:42pm
Glad to see you post!
I think we should take turns being the evil twin. 🙂 Did you meet the lady that asked if we were A. sisters and B. members of The Cheetah Girls? (Aren’t they a Disney product of tweenagers? I think the lady needed glasses!)
Leopard print 4-evah!