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Just got back from Dragon*Con. After an inauspicious start (we almost didn't make it to the hotel-- the taxi driver hit a canyon (calling it a pothole is totally inadequate) across the road and the rear of the van actually got stuck. He had to back down the very steep hill and try and maneuver around the edge. I had visions of our having to get out and walk the rest of the way, hauling our luggage. :-( And then when we got to the hotel they had screwed up our reservations and put the three of us in a room that was barely big enough for two. The look on the check-in clerk's face was priceless ("All of you are going to be in this room?"). One queen bed and fire regulations precluded putting in a rollaway (no room for one, anyway). So I ended up sleeping six nights in the chair. We had a very obliging housekeeping person who supplied lots of pillows and bedding, and I fortunately have no problems sleeping sitting up, unlike either of my friends, so it actually wasn't horrendous, but still... For $190.00 a night, it's not what you expect.), it was lots of fun, but v.v.v. crowded (big surprise there, huh?). I went to a couple of panels about The Hobbit (interesting but nothing really new) and answered seven trivia questions at the One Ring.net table and won a lovely map of New Zealand with filming locations marked on it. And I bought a really neat t-shirt with "If you can read this, I found your ring" written in Tengwar-style letters.

Now I just have to try and catch up with a week of LJ and e- and snail mail (mostly bills, that). Am pooped.

Date: 2011-09-07 04:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ex-lbilover.livejournal.com
Gosh, that sounds very trying, having to sleep in a chair for six nights. :/ I know that map you're talking about- what a great thing to win. I'm glad overall it was fun, despite the challenges!!

Date: 2011-09-08 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frolijahfan.livejournal.com
I had my choice of several other things as the grand prize, but the map just called to me. I may splurge and get it framed, which would encourage me to hang it up somewhere instead of stashing it in a closet or under the spare bed with all the other prints and posters that I've accumulated over the years. Although this house doesn't really have a whole lot of available open wall space-- there're bookcases most spaces where there aren't windows.
And the chair could have been worse-- at least I had lots of pillows to snuggle up with. *g*

Date: 2011-09-07 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mews1945.livejournal.com
I'm glad you had a good time, but that's got to be tiring after a while. I have had periods when I was forced to sleep sitting up and I never felt entirely rested from it. Congratulations on winning the map.

Date: 2011-09-08 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frolijahfan.livejournal.com
Yeah, as much fun as we had, it was good to get home and sleep in my own bed. I still haven't totally finishd unpacking yet, but I did at least get all the bills that came in paid, which I suppose is the more urgent thing.
Now I just have to figure out a good place to hang the map...

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