Monday, August 11, 2008

People Deprivation

I'm going to have a very long Worldcon post up in about six hours or so; I started it last night in the Denver airport.

But at the moment, I'm experiencing what I can only call people deprivation. So much stimulation and the chance to see all my friends and hang out for several days--this is like utter candy to an extrovert like me. So if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go find Zoe and hug her for a bit. =)

In the meantime, tell me how you all spent the past week!

10 comments:

David said...

I was at Worldcon but saw almost none of the people I had hoped to see. Kind of a frustrating weekend in that respect.

LeeAnn Flowers said...

I took three days vacation to ferry my son back and forth to his marching band camp. The rest of the time was supposed to be spent writing, but silly me. I napped, watched TV, and got totally drawn in by the Olympics.

Hope you had a good time in Denver.

Just_Me said...

Wake up, feed kids, put kids on bus for school. write, edit, write, edit, write, edit, get kid off bus, feed kid, put kid to bed, write, edit, rinse and repeat...

I have a very repetitive lifetstyle.

Jenny Rappaport said...

just_me, do you find time to eat food yourself, in there? =)

annathepiper said...

I spent a good chunk of this weekend being envious of all you folks who made it to Worldcon, actually! I couldn't go this year due to medical expenses. :(

However, it also meant I got writing done. :) And amusing the hell out of myself with Cinematic Titanic movies!

Richmond Writer said...

I left the mountains where I photographed what I thought was a copperhead, and went to Washington DC and toured the Smithsonian Museums with my children. We followed that with a trip to the National Zoo where I learned that the orangatang's favorite pastime is to wait till a crowd is under the wire and go out and pee on them.

Ryan Field said...

This summer has been unusually busy compared to any other "normal" summer. Can't believe it's almost over. An editor I know recently said the same thing. So I can sympathize with "Just-Me"...but take out kids and school bus and replace with poodles, and clean up after roof guys every night this week :)

Anonymous said...

I got three (count 'em, 3!!!) lovely hours all to myself on Sunday afternoon...and it was like candy to an introvert like me!

:o

hollymc said...

I totally feel the same way. Today was quiet and kind of sad for me. I'm glad you at least have Zoe to cheer you up.

joycemocha said...

David--hopefully you saw me/said hi to me!

I did manage to see just about everyone I'd hoped to see, and met a lot more new folks or people I only knew on line via LiveJournal, Making Light, or rasfc/rasff (the Making Light party was GREAT!).

I'm tired, though, and after the dance we went through to get out of Denver on Monday, I'm ready for down time. The day job starts up again in two weeks (I'm a teacher) and I have two more short trips before then. Yikes.

Fortunately, most of the heavy work at home for the summer has been done (writing? Um. Well. Next two weeks will be about making plans for how to make that work now that I'm going to be back on work schedule. Looks like short story plans, research for the next novel, and revisions on current novels/one novella for an editor I chatted with. All that in between going to school and setting up my room on my own time because, after all, we all know that teachers need inservice and staff development time more than they ever need to prepare for the new school year).

Enough whining! We scheduled a vacation in Colorado before Denvention and I now have a LOT of pictures that I need to do something with--lots of elk, deer, marmots, wildflowers, and landscapes. It was a marvelous time...and DH wants to go to Montreal for Anticipation next year. Yay!