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[Feb. 7th, 2008|05:21 pm]
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Happy Chinese New Year!!

I am ... at work. :-(

Things around here are still uber-busy. Work continues to be super-busy, only with less people around to help. I guess everyone else took the holiday off. With any luck, things really are starting to slow down, and this intensity won't last more than another week (crosses fingers!)

All in all, the rest of life also remains fairly busy. January seemed like it was gone in the blink of an eye, and here we are already a full week into February. Granted, birthday show was a large part of that, but I'm still wondering where the rest of the time went...

Last weekend I had the pleasure of performing with Courtney thequirkywoman for her first Janet performance. It was, in fact, a night of firsts for many cast members, and a farewell show for Crystal. Show pics are here.

Sunday was spent hosting the OC Pinball folks on Super Bowl Sunday. It was something like, "We'll need to be someplace that has a big screen ... hey, you have a big screen TV, right?" We had about 40 people show up, and most of them brought food so I was up to my eyeballs in miscellaneous snacks. Between all the people and all the food, I think it's the first time I ever wished my house had a bigger kitchen. :-)

On the pinball front, my roommate Katya joined us for a few of the tournament rounds. I'm told it was even her idea. :-) I don't know how well she did, but we are 50% competitive, and 50% social ... and she did get to meet several new people. As for me, out of the six games I played, I managed first place twice, and second place four times ... though with one of those being a 2-player game. I didn't manage high score of the night for any machine, but I got second-highest-score of the night for two of the games: Monster Bash, and Revenge from Mars. It was a very long night, but still a lot of fun...

This weekend is Midnight Insanity's final show aboard the Queen Mary, before we move to San Pedro. We'll have to do loading after the show, so that's going to be a long night. You know, I think I just found a use for all that leftover food. :-)

Monday, I actually took off from work. I'm going to go see Star Trek: The Tour, possibly followed by going up to WUMPSKATE ... assuming that's even happening (there's no new flyer yet).

[User Picture]From: bttrpr
2008-02-09 05:08 am (UTC)
Is it just me or does Courtney look like what the result would be if Rebecca and I mated?
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[User Picture]From: brad4711
2008-02-09 07:21 pm (UTC)
I never looked at her quite that way, but you may be right.

How long have you and Rebecca been an item? :-)
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[User Picture]From: thequirkywoman
2008-02-11 04:27 am (UTC)
Is this...a good thing?
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[User Picture]From: brad4711
2008-02-12 07:11 am (UTC)
Well, I don't see how it could be a bad thing. :-)

Here are some pictures of the two gals in question:


This is from the Chicago convention in 2006. Rebecca is on the left, Joanna is to her right.


This is me and Rebecca at the Orlando Convention in 2001.
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[User Picture]From: thequirkywoman
2008-02-12 07:13 am (UTC)
I can see it too!
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[User Picture]From: zoso_the_hobbit
2008-02-09 08:26 am (UTC)
Christine and I went to Star Trek: The Tour on its opening weekend. It's pretty neat. I recommend trying to get tickets through goldstar.com if you haven't already. We were able to get them for about $20 each including service charges.
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[User Picture]From: brad4711
2008-02-09 07:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip ... unfortunately, it looks like the discount only ran through end of January. Bummer ... but, probably not a bad idea to have an account there anyway. Maybe something cool will show up in the future. :-)
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