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Being on the job has stirred up something in the universe, and now I am not only interacting with people in person on a regular basis, but people are initiating conversations with me from everywhere. I like talking to people, I'm just not sure I'm doing it right. I can't tell if I'm making friends or digging myself deeper into a hole of social ineptitude.

Rather than stress myself out trying to find gigs (a task that requires me to sell myself and my music, basically tell someone else why I'm cool and they should book me when I don't feel that cool) I told the band I wanted to take the next couple of months to record, and if a gig came up we could take it, but I wasn't up for continuing the burden of constant rejection and need a break. They were all for it.

So if you haven't seen my band, or have wanted to see my band, you need to be at The Skylark on Thursday October 30th. Music starts at 9. I haven't decided if I'm dressing up as Elvis or Wonder Woman.

As for talking to people, I'll get used to it. I'm grateful to those people who have reached out -- I've been lucky they're all friendly and smart and think I'm cool enough to contact -- if only I didn't live in Seattle. I really hate how awkward this place makes what should be the normal progression of new friendships. I get the feeling that if I find another romantic relationship it won't be here. If that's the case I already know what I have to do.
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I got to the Convention Center on Friday around 11 a.m. thanks to [livejournal.com profile] zachdms who was running the Super Smash Bros tournament that day.

Funny thing about Friday -- it was hot. I dressed a little more professionally than I needed to because it was perfect for crappy weather and instantly regretted it. Air conditioning? Hah. By the time I got to the top floor to stand in the Will Call line I could already feel sweat dripping down the small of my back. I could only strip down so much.

In line I met a reviewer named Omaha Sternberg and had a nice conversation about what to look forward to at the conference. She and I would cross paths a time or two during the weekend. Sharp lady.

I found a table and sat down to review the contents of the year's swag bag. Not five minutes later I was joined by two guys in military fatigues. Something seemed out of place to me but I didn't think too hard about it considering the diversity of the crowds. It turns out they weren't military, but BOOTH BABES for the XBox 360's Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway. They asked a lot of questions about PAX and what to expect of the crowds, and I filled them in on a few things (like Gamerstench). I got their names and for the life of me have not been able to remember them beyond that first day, even though I talked to them several times over the weekend as they worked. At any rate, Kotaku.com got a pic of them. I have stolen it and put it behind the cut along with some of the pictures that never made it past LiveJournal's email post feature. )

Aftermath

Once the Omegathon was done and a winner declared, the event was over. A picture was taken of the group for posterity, and I await its arrival in my inbox. I ducked out of a post-event dinner in Magnolia because I'm exhausted. I will probably sleep most of the day on Monday, as will the rest of my new friends.

You know, there were so many people at PAX I'm amazed at the people I *did* manage to bump into there. [livejournal.com profile] mischief_wa was there for a few hours, I ran into an old coworker of Garret's (and later went out of my way to avoid his wife), Amanda was there working the LoTR:Online booth, and later I ran into Rob and Takahisa from my last team at MS. Unfortunately, I managed to miss seeing [livejournal.com profile] zachdms again, and my old college buddy Chris attended the entire weekend and I never saw him. If Garret was there at all I missed him completely, but I don't think he was.

And now I sleep.

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Wednesday, 2 July 2008 00:05
fatrockstar: (cheesecake)
So I have a reunion coming up. There's a really nice dress in my closet that might do the job, but I've been in the market for a new one anyway and can't decide which of these I want to spend money on.

I like this one because it's got a vamp quality to it. Heck, all of them do, but this one more so:
http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/badgirl-leopard-dress.html

These are of the same dress in two different colors. My skin is pale and my hair is bright red, which is why I am considering the black/olive combination:
http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/leopardprintdress.html
http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/jaynedressolive.html

All of them are made with stretchy velvet fabric. All the better to squeeze into, my dear. The one I have is more satin-y. I would add this dress to my show wardrobe, because I dig the retro pinup girl look.

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At the last minute on Saturday I got a call from Stuart to go see a Brazilian Jazz performance in Issaquah. He apologized for such short notice, but I thought it was really cool of him to invite me. I was only going to sit at home and feel sorry for myself for the rest of the night anyway. He comes by and I throw myself together in ten minutes, then we head out.

We get there and two of the members of the band are friends of his. They were really nice, and I looked forward to their show. We were seated at a table with another couple and had drinks, yada yada... Halfway through the set the bandleader introduces Stuart as a guest percussionist, which surprises both of us, so he goes up and plays various instruments and gadgets. I got a picture.

Toward the end of the set Stuart is invited up to play again! Below is the awesome picture of him doing his thing.

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