October 29th, 2002

Fishy Circumstances

Princess Nine

(Yes, I did go away and have a trip. I've been really tired and am fighting off a cold and so probably won't get around to teling you any of the exciting little details of it until at least tomorrow. And yes, I made it back)

I was good today, and bought bagels - now I have no excuses not to have breakfast, especially breakfast at home. I acquired them on route to Donald's house and, for the third time today, my route to Donald's house had directional issues. Not navigational issues, I navigate just fine. We'd finally arranged to get together so we could all watch more Princess Nine - and while we were there, we watched 2 episodes of the Excel Saga which is a wacky concoction. I like the closing credits especially.

My first navigational strangeness of the day involved going to school. I just missed a streetcard and 15 minutes passed before a bus pulled up marked 'Special', obviously a replacement for the streetcard. Indeed, we cut down to Queen and avoided a line of stuck streetcars, then back up. So far, so good. But strangely, when it came to Spadina, it turned north. And then it loitered. I got off at College and walked east, still trying to go to my department. It was more straightforward at that point, but out of my way.

The second time, habit took over and my brain turned off. I ran down into the subway station and automatically hopped on a train. One heading the wrong direction. Oh well.

The third time was trivial, and only happened because I couldn't remember which of 2 stops was closest to Donald's - I overshot a bit.

So much for it taking only the 3 days Jenn promised for business cards. They've revised their readiness until Thursday, which means it'll have been about 3 weeks.

I need to come up with a costume for a masquerade event on Thursday. Hmmm.
Fishy Circumstances

Tickets and Meetings

I've finally ordered my ticket for the Two Towers exhibit. I still need my Medee tickets, but I'll have time for that tomorrow.

I'm positive I showed up at the right time and place for a meeting this afternoon - but no one else came and I waited half an hour for them. I wonder what became of it. Happily, the only other person due to meet me at my other meeting today did show up, and I had a very nice chat with aliciam - we have friends in common and she's someone I ought to have met before but we hadn't properly until today.

I'm still mildly sick - a very low grade fever, a very minimally sore throat, and very mild congestion. As long as it gets no worse, I don't mind - it's a relatively gentle way to get sickness over and done with. In the meantime, I'll just drink lots of lemon ginger tea.

Unhappy thing: there was a mouse in the kitchen today. We didn't have mouse problems until the basement neighbor moved out and then they started to explore the rest of the house to see if there was food anywhere else in it.

Thanks to f_butterfly, I've been covetously eyeing Folkwear patterns, like this one and this one and this one.
Fishy Circumstances

Harry Potter Academic Conference CFP

Nimbus 2003 -- A Harry Potter Symposium
July 17-20, 2003
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Florida.

The Call for Participation can be viewed at http://www.hp2003.org/CFP/ Proposals for participation are welcome from librarians, teachers, academics, and other professionals on any aspect of the Harry Potter Series. The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2003. Information on attending the Symposium at http://www.hp2003.org

This symposium seeks to include academics, teachers, librarians, and fan culture in a professional discourse about the Harry Potter phenomena. Programming includes the use of the series in the class-room and discussion regarding the banning of the series by some groups.