I get a secret thrill every time I hear LCA say it's "the OLS of the southern hemisphere." I go Woot! Free Advertising! every time. It's kinda nice to be the standard that everyone compares themselves to. I'm not sure how the hell we pulled it off.
As far as I know, there are only maybe 2 or 3 people showing up for the Kernel Summit and not attending OLS. The rest are staying in Ottawa for the duration. I don't think that hurts us at all. The theory was that by holding the Kernel Summit before OLS, more people would attend both events, although I personally think that the Kernel Summit benefited a little more from this arrangement than OLS did. We always ask the attendees what they thought of the event, and usually they say, "too much content...brain fried!" and I guess that's a good thing. I wonder what effect the KS will have on their responses.
As for the negative vibes aspect of it, I am completely unqualified to comment. So yeah, you'll have to take that up with someone more knowledgeable than I.
Tigger has an ear infection. I have to squirt medicine in her ears twice a day. She doesn't like it. Oh well, it's only for 2 weeks, we're half way through. Golden Retrievers get ear infections a lot, it's to be expected, especially as they get older.
We got four boxes delivered to us from HP yesterday. We've got one Omnibook, five E-PCs, and ten Procurve switches to give away.
I have decided to dye my hair red. I'm a bit sick of blonde. I think a change would do me some good. Maybe I'll do it tonight.
LotR: There are people here who will consistently crank out crappy diary entries. But I've never really believed in openly criticizing another's diary, because you never know when you'll accidentally say something stupid and someone else will think, "Wow, this diary makes no sense. This is utter crap!" However, I will often think to myself, "Wow, this diary makes no sense. This is utter crap!" But I'll never say it. I'm too polite. Or chicken. Or something like that.
Besides, I've always thought at least 50% of my diary entries were crap.
We are doing the final check of the OLS show guide. It goes out for printing today!
We get the t-shirts soon.
We're sold out, but I still need to collect money from seven people. They are in danger of losing their spots!
Have you ever had one of those days, where nothing you read makes any sense?
OLS has all of 3 passes left. We're finally close to selling out. Yay.
I spent all Monday evening carting dirt from one end of the co-op into my back yard. My back yard has 2 inches of topsoil, and under that, it's a mixture of gravel and clay. Nothing grows back there.
Got a sunburn over the weekend. Ouch. I need to put some aloe on my shoulders.
I got a fax today that says "Motivation is like bathing... You need it every day to be effective!" I wish I could tell one of my co-workers that. And I'm not talking about motivation.
T shirts are getting designed, we're working out staffing schedules, collecting bios and adds, working on the show guide, etc.
For the past week or so, I've been dreaming of killing my husband. The first time, I dreamt that he'd left the TV on again, and it was blaring through the neighborhood, and so I walked out into the office, took a large rotary drill, and impaled him with it. I can still vividly recall his guts moving clockwise around the drill bit.
The second time I dreamt I was furious at him. (Over what, I don't know.) So I took a large meat hook, and hooked him through his left eye, and up into his brain. I can recall the squish sound it made.
The third time, I dreamt a pack of rabid dogs were tearing him apart, and he kept screaming at me, "Throw the kibble!" But I didn't have any kibble, and I screamed back, "I don't have any kibble!" When it was all over, I looked in my pocket, and noticed there was kibble in my pockets all along. I laughed. "Hey look, I did have kibble!"
That was disturbing.
I am amazingly busy this week. I've had meetings everynight all week, with Wednesday being my birthday.
OLS is 50% full right now. I think we're going to sell out by May 1st. I would not be surprised at all if we did. Which would be a shame, because it would mean everyone gets the early price. :)
Got a package from my cousin the other day. In it were all my old "Enchanted World" books from my childhood. The full set, incredible illustrations, very neat indeed! They're almost twenty years old, but still in great shape.
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