Oh man, what an amazing weekend.
As I left work on friday, I called Carolyn to see where she was at on the road. She said she was on 35W, almost to my place. So as I manuvered UpTown traffic, I talked to her. I jumped in the shower and then we got ready for Susie's play.
Now then, if you guys missed seeing "The Birds" I am very ashamed of you all. The Comulent Shakespeare company did an amazing job with this play. I like the naturalness of the actors, the energy they had, and the sense of play and enjoyment that they exuded. It was well put together, enjoyably simplistic in styling, and everybody stayed true to their characters. The chorus was wonderful, and I never had a problem understanding what they were saying.
The next time Cromulent Shakespeare company does a performance, make sure you check it out. You all missed out this time - don't do it again.
Saturday we woke up early and were greeted by snow and cold crisp weather. There were perfect snow flakes everywhere - like the kinds you make out of coffee filters. We drove down to DreamHaven and stood in line for our numbers. Carolyn and I made line buddies with the guy standing behind us. We talked about our favorite writers, what one says to an author at a signing, and how one holds themselves together. For a half an hour we stood in the snow, keeping our minds off of the fact it was 19° outside. But our diligance paid off and our calendar numbers were in the middle of February.
Mine being Valentines Day.
The sound you just heard was a million fan girls squee-ing in unison.
The singing was amazing. Neil first talked about what he was working on (lots of awesome things) and he answered questions (No, he doesn't know the name of the nameless God - in fact, what are you talking about?) and signed out stuff. I asked if I could get a picture of him and me, because I missed out at last year's dinner. "Of course! I remember you! Come here!"
AND HE PUT HIS ARM AROUND ME.
Afterwards, we saw Aeon Flux (a great movie in theory, a poor adaptation of the cartoon), Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic (She's fun but sometimes annoying - I liked her better in The Aristocrats *snap*), and Fight Club (it's AMAZING in the movie theater).
Overall, it was an amazing weekend. It was great to have Carolyn here and I wished that she lived closer. We have a lot of great ideas for Lost in a Fandom and we enjoyed being geeky girls, reveling in our fangirlish nature.
And you would be proud to know that we restrained ourselves in the presense of Neil.