Jun. 25th, 2006 11:04 pm
dwivian: (I see you)
Very awake.....brain won't shut down. Trying to avoid having nightmares about "Carpe Boobah" inflicted by [ profile] thegreyman.

The weekend:

Friday, left work and went to set up the UK booth for a long sales weekend. We were short on inventory because of a shipping error back at headquarters, but our illustrious leader (the aforementioned grey dude) went above and beyond to retrieve the materials and get them onsite. Alas, one of the things we DIDN'T get was our festival packet, so no permits for load-in, load-out, or parking. So, we just bluffed our way through by wearing our kilts and acting dumb. I was amazing at this.

Saturday, da elf wanted to come down and aid in the kilting of the panted, so we went down, got the inventory out and hung up, and I measured while she kept the kilts organized and the patrons managed. I was amazed at how quickly she recovered her retail skills. Must be a bicycle thing. We left a little early, after our shift was over, as we wanted to enjoy a little of the show but also wanted dinner. This was a bad idea.

We had SOMETHING bad, and halfway through the night we both were up wishing to die. [ profile] elfgirl came downstairs to rest in a chair so she wasn't flat on her back, and I moved to be closer to a bathroom. It was no fun. But, it was also short lived, as we had some of the really good yogurt in the fridge, and so we pulled ourselves together for the last day of work.

Sunday morning, a little late since we had to get what rest we could, we wandered down in the cool air to meet up with the intrepid band and spent most of the day huddled close under the tent, trying not to get soaked. We failed. The kilts were protected by our bodies, though, and were just a bit damp but not wet. A good thing. While waiting, inside a metal tent cage while holding metal kilt racks, we hoped the lightning would find a nearby tree instead of us (and I think it did, at leats once). We also took time to measure lots of people so they could go online and get exactly what they want, and I met some people from my office that were very curious (and were happy to see me, since they know I wear my kilts every day). When the show closed early, we packed up, stood in the rain waiting on load-out, and da elf and I eventually got home to dry out. I did sprinkle some fertilizer on the tomatoes, though.

Now, da elf is up trying to sleep, I wish I could, and I think my hair may STILL be wet. Icky water! Bleaugh! It was worth it, though, to spend time with good people, preach the word of kilts and tolerance, put the fear and love of God into someone in the wrong pants for his religion, and spend a lot of quality hours with my lovely lady. I gain more appreciation for just how cool she is day after day.

I'm still not tired. Damn. Typing should be harder than this.


Jun. 22nd, 2006 09:38 pm
dwivian: (Moose)
Met with [ profile] thegreyman to discuss this weekend (working the kilt circuit), and to enjoy fish products. Lots of fun was had by [ profile] elfgirl as she got her Yum-Yum roll, and got to listen to stories of houses and floors. Charted flights for a friend in transit, and am listening to da munchkin describe Starbucks as "an emo place."

I never could get the hang of Thursdays.


Aug. 1st, 2005 03:09 pm
dwivian: (Venn Diagram)
Well, first day went pretty well, the second not so bad, but the third....

The third was a second event, but everyone from the first was going to the second. So, if I couldn't fit them in Ontario, I couldn't do much for them in Quebec. We did manage to get five or more people (five when I left for the airport) into new kilts anyway, and I think that we may re-arrange the schedule for next year to include the Montreal Pride festival on Sunday instead of the Highland Games.

No matter -- it was fun, I'm burned, and I got to talk to really cool people, including one very nice dancer that stalked me was going to both games to complete. She's got my LJ id now, so if you're reading this, hi! ::waves::

Now, back to studying for my final in Turing Machines and the Automata that love them.


Jul. 30th, 2005 06:01 am
dwivian: (Venn Diagram)
Again with the too early....
dwivian: (Venn Diagram)
Pretty respectable totals on the day, though we were plagued by inventory shortfalls (*I* wanted that in black!, and similar complaints). Just glad to be off my feet.

Experiment on marriage jewelry awareness by strangers has completed day one. Results interesting.

If you arrange three pillows and one hotel towel just right, they mimic [ profile] elfgirl entirely not at all.

Time to go to bed. Up at 5 again tomorrow...
dwivian: (Venn Diagram)
I am about to be away for a bit... I am headed to a small town just north of Cornwall in Ontario, then over to Montreal, to help sell Utilikilts. I apologize in advance, but I just don't see how I can hope to have time enough to actually catch up with everyone! So, feel free to comment in THIS post, and in the one following it saying much the same thing after I'm back, with any cool stuff you want me to know.

I'll try to read, I promise, but I've also got to study for a big final next week, and LJ is moving to the low-priority list.

If you're reading this and are going to be near Maxwell, Ontario or Montreal, go to the Utilikilts page and click the Events listing. You should be able to get detail on either of the Highland Games events I'll be working, and you should come by for a visit.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

i'm wet!

Jun. 26th, 2005 11:41 am
dwivian: (Default)
Rain, rain, go away....

It is wet and damp and drizzly and ... Damn, I forgot my thesaurus.

Come get a kilt so I don't have to pack these up...


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