I spent the Bank Holiday weekend attending the 7ath
Discworld Convention, where much fun was had by all. Well, hopefully all... I certainly had fun and would like to thank the Committee for their hard work and outstanding efforts in making the occasion so great.
Whilst at the Convention I attended a few events, but as is usual for me I mainly caught up with old friends again - most of whom I hadn't met in two years (since the previous Convention) and all of whom I was glad to see once more. I also made a few new friends; Silmé, Susie Q, Emma (aka hearthand
), Tom and Tom ("from Belgium" and "McSweeney" in no particular order), Rachel, Probably Rachel, and Chornoi. I hope you were all amused by the "disasters from my youth" tales told at various times, and I look forward to seeing you all again!
I also may have helped out with Watch Duty at Sator Square a little bit... OK, fine, I admit it! I was on duty long enough to get clamped for exceeding the time limit for parking
, and all except two of the new friends were met whilst they were there helping on Watch...
Other highlights of the weekend were being told by Eoin that Giovanni Trapattoni was in the lobby, then subsequently embarrassing him a little by making his wish for a picture with the manager of the national team happen, and also having a very interesting conversation with Colin Smythe regarding things of an occult nature. :)
I got back home at about 1am this morning and planned to post this earlier as I was supposed to be on leave today, but as things turned out I was awoken from my much needed lay-in just after 11 by a call from work. A client had serious problems with their email server, which is my particular area of expertise, so my day was spent remotely recovering and repairing the client server instead of resting and relaxing so that my back would feel better. Seriously, it's not funny when trying to lay down and breathe at the same time results in constant spasms of pain. I did something to it about 10 days ago and it's only just starting to get back to normal. Thankfully, however, last night I was at last able to manage both by using my left side, so I should be able to get some better quality sleep tonight.
Speaking of sleep, I think I can hear my bed calling...