Where do I even begin?
Last week, after the excitement of the electrical situation, things settled down and we went to Shore Leave. We only did the one-day thing instead of the whole weekend because we couldn’t afford to stay in the hotel (and commuting back and forth from our house to Hunt Valley gets tiresome (I worked near the hotel for 13 years so I speak from experience) and we have four cats and a dog to contend with (the dog can be boarded, but that’s more money spent).
Anyhow. Shore Leave. One day. The Partner-in-Crime met, spoke with, and hugged Eve Myles. She told him he smelled nice. I had to put him on a tether to keep him from floating away.
I met and (sort of) spoke with Silas Weir Mitchell. By the time I got to his table for the autograph signing it was getting late, he’d already had several hundred people herded past him, and he looked tired. I kept it brief.
We did get to hear both of them do their hour-long talks. Silas Weir Mitchell is really smart. Eve Myles is hysterically funny and adorable. She speaks first and thinks about what she just said later. Most of her stories bordered on obscene (and almost entirely because of John Barrowman).
We didn’t stay the whole day — skipped the Masquerade so the critters could be fed — and I kinda regret that. Maybe next year we’ll have the money to make a weekend of it.
All the photos from Shore Leave 36 are on Flickr Shore Leave 30 is in the same album, so scroll down a bit.
The GISHWHES item list was released that same day, so while I was at the con I was also on my phone, checking the list to see what I might have been able to take care of while I was there.
I did lousy. I couldn’t accomplish any of the items. Stuff fell through, I lacked the necessary tools, or things just didn’t pan out (One involved taking photos of a shelter cat, putting up fliers, and then showing the successful adoption of the cat. I missed that last part. She’s still available for adoption).
I’m prepping for next year, though.
This weekend was kind of a letdown after last weekend. Took the dog to the groomer. Came home and worked for about an hour or so. Went back to the groomer later to pick up the dog. Came home, then went to the gym and the pet store. Bought some fish for the fish tank (two mollies, three tiger barbs, and a catfish). Dinner was had. Now I’m just trying to stay awake until bedtime.