Managed to make it home after a fine wait at DIA for by
luggage. Hopefully I can sort though pictures and write up the
fine events of this weekend. It was a very nice time.
Archive for June, 2004
Not many updates lately. Pretty typical week last week: Hacking
Society meeting thursday night, manning the
CGC table at the petsmart
saturday during the day, a BBQ here saturday (Very small turnout
on the BBQ, but still fun), and the
CGC picnic sunday. Had a nice
time at the picnic. Got to see a lot of foster dogs that I had
fostered in the past. Merlin got to see is old family and just
general fun. Took a few pictures, which are
Should be a nice weekend coming up. C and MG are coming into the fine
airport tonight. Tomorrow B and K arrive. Saturday is J and S’es
wedding and reception. Sunday is (at least my) first day of
colorado ren faire this year. Will try and take bunches of
Weekend recap time.
Friday folks got into town and we had a nice BBQ here. Good crowd of
folks and nice food. The people we sent to the grocery store
didn’t come back for a while (they decided to take a joy ride in
a convertable instead), but we managed to scrounge up food
Pictures are here.
Saturday was Scott and Jen’s wedding. It was at a place called Foss
park. Very very nice. I managed to take a non direct way there
from my house, and we only managed to get in just before the
wedding started. The chapel was just large enough for everyone
there to squeeze into. Very nice ceremony including some nice
readings from friends. The reception was just down the hill at the
reception hall. Good food, good friends, good music. All alround
nice time. Around 5ish we dragged back to my house and had a
relaxing evening of sitting around chatting and drinking.
Pictures are here.
Sunday we headed down to the ren faire. Managed to get there just
before the cannon went off. Nice to see old friends and old
friends dogs. The weather was pretty nice. Cloudy most of the
time and not too hot. There was an hour in there where the sun
came out and it was pretty hot, but the clouds came back. We
bugged out of the faire a bit early and went home and then out
again for dinner. I crashed super hard then, along with the
dogs. They had a full day.
ren faire pictures here.
Pretty quiet week here. The weather has been overcast, cool and rainy,
which is nice, except when it rains too much to allow me to go
walk the dogs. Luckily it’s cleared up a bit each day to allow
me to do that.
Had a nice time at hackingsociety last night. Managed to upgrade to
firefox 0.9 using the helpfull rpms at:
Got tabbrowser extensions working, which I totally need anymore. We
will have to see how stable it is compaired to 0.8. The current
software suspend is working great as well, my laptop has been up
for about 15 days now.
Got a new foster dog today. Her name is “mouse”. She’s about 50lbs or
less. Very small for a greyhound. She seems very easy to deal
with. No problems with the other dogs or the cat. She does
bark/whine in the crate, but settles down when she sees that I
am not going to let her out because she’s barking. She does this
weird little lip thing when she’s happy. I can see how people
might mistake it for a snarl. She should be pretty easy to find
a home for.
Went off to a birthday party. It was going to be an outdoor BBQ type
thing and I was going to take all the dogs, but with the rain it
was indoor, so I thought 4 greyhounds would be a bit much, so I
just took merlin with me. He did great. It was a nice time: tons
of food and people to chat with.
Tomorrow is of course the ren faire, so I should go fold my kilt and
go to sleep.
Nice full weekend of faire.
Saturday was very foggy and rainy. The faire was pretty much
abandoned. Everyone must have decided that the weather was too
bad to go out. We had a ton of people and dogs out. There was
some issues with that and the faire management, resulting in
first unreasonable and then reasonable rules about numbers and
such. Glad it got worked out. Ran into Norm there, he was out
on a trip and decided to swing by colorado. I didn’t get a
chance to see too much of him as I was at the booth most of the
Sunday was sunny and nice, many more people. The thunderstorms did
come in later in the afternoon, but it was much nicer weather
for most people. All the hounds were a bit more tired today
after being at faire all saturday. They are going to sleep well
Here are the
pictures from the weekend.
Oops. Busy week and I didn’t really update. Here’s a recap: Monday I
just vegged out and relaxed around the house for once. Tuesday I
went out and made a D&D character for a weekly game that a
friend is starting up. It was fun to remember D&D games. I am
looking forward to playing…it should be a nice time. Wed was
more vegging. Thursday was hacking society, were I tried to
upgrade kernels but ran into issues. Tonight is the asylum
Street Spankers show. This up early tomorrow and sunday for
Another weekend of faire. Overall the weather was very nice. It was
overcast and/or cool most of the time, then thunderstorms late
the day. I’m sure the vendors didn’t like the rain, but it was
really quite nice the rest of the day. Some high points: Group
of folks in the booth watching it rain really hard and singing
songs. Low points: We inadvertantly left a chest out in the
deluge and it got soaked.
pictures are here.
The spankers show on friday was nice. Despite the fact that they use
amplification now, assholes talking still messes up soft
songs. The people listening to the band got really millitant to
the dorks talking, but it was pretty hopeless. Still, a nice
show and nice to see the band.