After a flurry of activity and the beginnings of serious house cleaning and house packing, along with trip packing - it's finally setting in that we'll be departing in a few days. Thanks again to Fred for helping out :)
I still have lingering fears over flying, but, the various New Zealand air services are the second safest in the world, behind Finland. So I'm going to shut up and take Valium and sleep on the plane. I have 2 sewing projects to pay with, 'fuzzy' headphones, 3DS, book/kindle, mask and pillow. Most of which I totally didn't pack on the last trip. The Europe flight was so long and smooth, I was able to forget I was on a plane. I
Best moment in DragonCon.
Jason and I are in line for George Takei's autograph. Jason looks over, points, and says "Look! It's Spartacus". I whip around, and sure enough, the Spartacus actor is standing right there, waiting patiently. Part of my brain is.. damn.. I've seen him naked.. he's hot.. He's shorter than I thought. The other part is completely shut down. Or maybe that's the same part. I'm not sure.
He waves and super politely asks if he can cut in line so he can say hello to George. Of course we say yes. He stops for a second to say hello to us too ! George Takei was wonderful too! he actually stayed later than his signing times, s
Honestly, I attribute most of my anxiety-free weekend to my therapy. I don't think I realized how much it's actually been helping until this weekend.
This AZ was especially low-stress and low-anxiety. I didn't finish Mara Jade, but I didn't let it bother me, and I didn't stay up until 2 am three nights in a row the week before AZ so I could have a costume I wanted while walking around like a zombie. I'm not 25 anymore. XD
Imp Midna needs a few more touch ups, and I'll have to order yet another roll of reflective tape, if only for touchups and tape emergencies. While I did not anticipate having to tell several people to turn on their flashes
Jason bought me a box of color dry erase markers and I'm angling for a plastic ruler.
I posted day 14 of my dry-erase comic .. strip for lack of a better word. I have had multiple co-workers tell me they love what I'm doing. Several people have either caught me drawing or came over to my corner in graphics to say how much it brightens their day at least a little bit. It's officially going on for almost three weeks (counting work days, not days off) and not only have I not missed a day, but I re-drew a few boards for cleaner lines.
It's very encouraging. I'm letting my personal humor slip in here and there, and more people laugh at my jokes
I haven't really talked about it much here, mostly because part of my brain is going "this isn't going to work, the plane is going to explode, something bad is going to happen, etc etc etc"
But I feel comfortable in going "YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY"
Husband, ElfGirlMChan, Jason Greene, his gf Nicole and I are all jetting off to (can I use that expression?) PRAGUE. NEXT WEEK.
A couple of weeks ago, I did several hours of research and found us a 3-bedroom apartment in Prague that we paid up front to rent for 10 days. Much much cheaper than a hotel for the same amount of time, plus, it has a