I went to the best Halloween party ever (that statement includes the awesome one I had in 1999)
Here is a weekend recap because everyone is combing blogs looking for recaps and I don’t want to disappoint. It is in bullety type statements because it all seems huge and lunch(es) is (are, it took two) short.
Thursday after work. Come home to Jan and Sarah over for dinner. Having to much fun to really pack
10pm chat with Karl on his radio show sort of pack.
11pm really pack
3am wake up
4am go to airport curse that I forgot my laptop adapter. Stop to pick leaves for costume. Drop off car, rush because shuttle is waiting.
5am curse that I forgot Adam’s gift of Wendell made maple syrup
6am try to arrange shuttle on iPhone. There is no shuttle, find that car and one way taxi costs same. Reserve car with 5 minutes to spare to board.
7am flight leaves, watch TED presentations about cool stuff.
10am land, pick up, car do not get wooed to a convertible
11:30am arrive at Hilton Way in Altamonte Springs which is not the Hilton Hotel
11:31am iPhone runs out of batteries, curse that I watched TED Videos
11:32am realize that I forgot how to live without iPhone I have even forgotten that I can ask for directions. Christopher tells me this makes me an honorary man in yet another way.
Noon find a Walmart that sells car charger
12:30 arrive at hotel and check in, see Dawg who says that he had a nap. Damn good idea
also find that there is a Trekkie convention at hotel. Oooooh Vulcon is mysterious and fabulous.
1pm get lunch take nap
3pm see Poppy and Dawg at bar. Meet Mike, Turnbaby, the person formally blogging as Fab, and Crys
3:05 realize they are all pretty awesome
3:30 go do yoga
4:30 go back to gang
5pm Karl arrives after being stuck in traffic helps me to choose cocktail which I always have a hard time with.
5:05 Lemon Drops are wicked good and I could eat like six of them.
6pm plan to pick up Delmer at airport, worried over traffic get sneak tour of Vulcon vendor area and are told that they will be very strict about badges later. Feel geeky special. Delmer calls to say in Taxi on the way Hooray!.
7ish change for Dinner
7:30 take shuttle to Bahama Breeze and have the best mojito ever (seriously… sugar cane stirrer perfect mint lime ratio, delicious)
8pm Crys and I have lots in common, Turnbaby is lovely to have on the other side of me. Can’t hear but want to hear all the other conversations.
9pm I save Fab from near certain arrest when he realizes that his shirt looks enough like the waitstaff’s uniform to impersonate one. I say “Just don’t touch the money!”
to 10pm Eat fabulous food. What this is a chain? I don’t believe it? Look for Karaoke by shuttle
10pm Back to hotel, compare Mojitos since the barkeep says it is her specialty. Plot how to crash something for Vulcon but can’t figure out where all the Trekkies are. Look up lyrics to awful 70s songs to sing loud (and badly)
10:30 go to bed since I am a total wimp
2am think of Jan since Delmer snores. Note to Delmer your life is in danger if you ever sleep near Jan. Wonder which is worse snoring or sleep wanking?
7am why the hell am I awake.
8:30 bring Karl coffee then go find breakfast with Delmer. Little joint that has a very friendly proprietor and good home fries. More yoga by the pool. Florida is making my knee feel fabulous. Glue costume together- burn myself a lot.
3ish go to lunch but then get called for lunch with lots of people. Go back to Bahama Breeze for more awesome food
5ish eat coffee to stay awake tonight
6 all ready think about offering myself to Trekkies as new character for next season.
hmmm I could make some serious cash offering fake photo ops to Vulcon attendees
7 go looking for Karl to do his makeup
I start the Name My Costume Contest. This is where chat with people in costume (which makes their names harder to remember if I just met them) and ask them to name me because I neverwas before (I thought I was being clever, but it was tough to explain in the clamor and inebriation) In fact the only one I can remember clearly who named me what was this Miss Britt named me “whore” wave your crook and bonnet in the air you won.
I did karaoke, first time, clueless, so someone had to turn the mic on for me. Not a rockstar. I will leave that to Turn and Britt
I kicked over a drink (bad)
I danced swing with a flamenco dancer in stripper shoes. I said “you better take those off or I may break your ass” (even drunk I know I’m not a good enough lead to safely texas tommy a breakably-skinny girl in six inch patent leather monsters)
one or two more dances and I sit on the couch to rest, lay my head on the arm and I am out like a light.
Not a Rock Star, not a Night Owl
unknown time I am roused by an angel come on time to go. There is her yellow chariot and driver my skirt is starting to come apart and I am slightly worried about the effect my boring boy shorts will have on the Vulcon people. I hold it together (I think) we hit the elevator and Crys is asking me if I know my room number, I can remember Karl’s but I know where it is. Like a safety angel she makes sure I am in my room and flies away.
I hear Delmer come in at 4 and sleep until the hotel staff knock on the room at 9am. Geeze
Karl is looking for the wallet I stole from him, so I emerge early enough to say by to Sybyl Law and Karl. I hang with Mike Poppy and Dawg for breakfast
Collect Delmer and head to the airport eating tacos on the way.
On the way home I watch a bunch for TED videos and rehydrate. I didn’t barely get to say hello to Adam and there is never enough time to connect with everyone. But wow what a party!