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home, mostly, except for my legs, which are in a different pain dimension
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Oh wow. Traveling with Child is an experience.

I have to admit, it's a lot more fun to have him with me--especially when one is stuck in Memphis for three hours and staring vaguely at the departure time slowly slipping from 9:20 to 11:30 and then changing departure gates on the way home. Also, both of us were limping--we were a sad little twosome trudging through the Memphis airport this afternoon.

Right. I'll eventually document for the future, but.

1.) taraljc is made of awesome. She made sure we did not die alone in Chicago lost and staring blankly at multicolored train lines. Also, Child has a crush on her to end all crushes. He's making vague noises about her and Dr. Who while staring rapturously at comic books. This is possibly the funniest thing I have seen in my life.

2.) svmadelyn is awesome. Just saying. Awesome.

3.) talitha78 and the Field Museum--awesome. We had such an incredible time there. Lizards in bottles!

4.) Finally met researchgrrrl in person and so very very--yes, the word is awesome. celli and shrift were also amazing fun. Food was nice. Snow was *cool*.

Now the thing.

Legs. HURT. So much. Jesus. We walked *so much*. I am not putting my feet on the floor again until I have to. Like, next year. Dear God my calves think I am punishing them and so punish me.

And that's the short version. Child alive and telling stories to everyone, no one died, and life good.

So, did I miss anything?

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Welcome back! In the time that you were gone, the following things happened:
A minor apocalypse.
An incident involving a gay night club, and drunken moron, and a pair of glasses.

Hope Chicago was made of win.

It totally was!


If it makes you feel any better you also missed my friend and I creating the Cat Radical Action Production and their movement to liberate the palm civet from a life of indentured defecation. There are doodles.

This is was reading stories where Rodney is drinking cat crap coffee does for me. Seriously, fandom has broken me fully.


oh noes! I am so sorry you had the layover from Hades :(

*hugs u*

and also ROTLFMAO. Seriously. Tell Child I'm more woman than he could handle, and to try some geeky comics-reading anime-watching fanfic-writing 5th graders. They're more likely to grow up to become way cooler than me.

I am trying. But he is lost in OMG SHE KNOWS EVERYTHING EVER ABOUT DR. WHO I WANT TO MARRY HER. Currently, he is making his neighborhood semi-girlfriend two doors down jealous with his OOH I SAW AQUARIUM AND DINOSAURS AND THE MOST PERFECT GIRL EVER and waving the Dr. Who book around with this really disturbing besotted expression.

This is going to entertain me for *weeks*.

It does continue my unfortunate trend of having sweet little completely unsuitable Doctor Who fanboys apparently fall hopelessly and unrequitedly in love with me.

He's going to make some fangirl a sweet, dorky husband someday. I wish her much joy.

Yay, glad you're back safely and you had a great time!

yay! I'm so glad you had such a good time and SO SAD I could not make it to dinner. stupid work. *kicks work*.

Yay! So glad you made it home safely and that you had a good time. I owe Child some photos of the Book of the Dead, if I recall...


You missed me. Or maybe I missed you. I think I left it too long and didn't know who to contact to get in on the dinner & socializing (which is pretty typical of me, actually, come to think of it). Ah well. Hopefully, another chance will turn up in future.

I'm glad you-all had a good time.

Did you have any trouble getting to sit together?

Also, as far as leg pain? I usually have to wear knee socks or light support hose for the first week after a lot of flying/walking/adventuring. If your legs are swelling it will give you some relief if you can put on hose (knee highs, especially for support) right after you get up in the morning and keep them on all day for a few days at least.

Glad you had a fab time! :)

You and I might have been at the Memphis airport at the same time...maybe. :)

D'oh! I feel strangely as if I've fallen down on the Memphis hospitality front, even if I do work an hour across the Arkansas border during the day... and we don't really know each other apart from occasional brief interactions on lj... and the airport authorities aren't that keen on letting people without boarding passes out to the gates. But I totally would have yelled across the metal detectors for you to avoid the food court and only get food from Rhythms cafe & bar or either of the Corkys stands before being dragged away by security.

I'm glad you had a good trip and everyone came home. Rest and tell us stories later!

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