Archive for April, 2008

Hanging out with the dream king…

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Just the usual Friday night… NOT! ;o)

See all my pics from tonight with narrations here


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orange set. with dark choc. imp!

91 degrees

This was in my office yesterday.  OK so it may have been 2 degrees cooler where I sit, but still.

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I am blaming my crazy fangirl action in emailing Comic Con and CBLDF people when I couldn’t purchase tickets online  yesterday (which I had read was the ONLY way to purchase them) on this very fact.
I got nice replies from the executive director of CBLDF and one of the Comic Con organizers saying they’ll get me in, not to worry.
I’m now paranoid that when I go to check in, everyone will be like “OH YOU’RE KATHLEEN!” because of all the phone calls and emails I sent out…  >.<   Really, I am sane. Mostly.
91 degrees people.
Thankfully the AC was officially turned on today.



oh. my. god.

impulsive? me? nah.

so you know I love Neil Gaiman. (stalker love. pretty much. although I’m polite about it and respect his privacy. usually.)

so you know I love/am addicted to this crazy perfume line. (Found them through someone else actually. But the creator knows Neil, enough that she’s collaborated with him and there are scents inspired by his stories for sale, benefiting the CBLDF – a great group that’s about protecting the freedom of speech.)

there have been times when it’s announced that there’s an exclusive BPAL scent for some event, and it’s difficult or impossible to get on the second hand market because of the small production and great demand.

I found out today that people who bought a VIP pass to a reception with Neil at NYC Comicon before his reading/auction for CBLDF, there’s a goody bag.

A goody bag with all sorts of amazing stuff, including a hand drawing by Neil, his autograph, a T shirt, a scent locket from BPAL, some of the BPAL scents that are up for sale already… and an exclusive one. For his new piece, “Orange”.

And then I was trying to purchase a $500 ticket to see my lover favorite author. and the site wasn’t letting me. Customer service had just gone home, and the site said ticket sales end at midnight tonight. I emailed/called every email address/phone number I could find, for Comicon, CBLDF, everyone.

Finally I reached Joe. Joe was at the event office and said he’d help me. He called back a few minutes later, but apparently we miscommunicated about which VIP pass (not the EVENT VIP, but for Neil’s reception). A bit later, Alison calls me. A VIP ticket has been set aside and is waiting for me tomorrow afternoon/evening.

Is it worth $500? If it were just for the reception with Neil, no. (Sorry dear! Remember stalking is free, except for the bail…) If it were just for the exclusive perfume? no. But together? With a T-shirt from his shop, a locket (which runs $70 on its own, and I’ll either keep or resell depending on which one it is), an original drawing, and possibly MORE? On a night I had nothing concrete planned, located 30-45 minutes from me, and doesn’t require missing any work (thanks to the overtime I put in last week, I can leave an hour early)?

Oh fuck yeah, it’s worth it.

Where I’ll be…

Stealing this idea again from people on tribe.  I’m always trying to invite all my friends to things I do, but I assume some people are on the same lists I am, or I forget that someone expressed interest in joining me…  So here’s important dates coming up, where I’ll be, and whether you can come too and how ;o)  Don’t tell me I never tell you about these things!

Saturday April 19th – Backyard Burn in Northern NJ. I’m not recruiting for this LMAO anymore than I have. If you are on the NJ burner email list or friends with the hostess on tribe, you know about it and how to get more info.  I hope to see many familiar faces there!!!

Sunday April 20th – (private) – Baby Shower

Sunday April 20th – evening – Possibly BPAL Will Call out in PA…. Anyone want to go with me? I don’t want to drive alone.

Friday April 25th – Morristown Critical Mass Bike Ride and Happy Hour – out on the town, I believe this time.

Saturday April 26th – privatish – Housewarming up in Lake Hopatcong! (privateish in that I could bring a friend, but can’t publish the details for the world!)  I MAY do Ag Field day beforehand, need to find out what time the housewarming starts.  

May 1 – Wildfire tickets on sale

May 10th – PEX Phoenix Rising! One of only 3 PEX parties in Philly this year, in a new location, LIMITED IN ATTENDANCE!!!!  You MUST check out the PEX tribe on and send in your invite request ASAP!!!! (If you are stuck and need an invite, let me know.)

May 22-26 – PLAYA DEL FUEGO!!!! Tickets still available!!!!

June 12-16 – WILDFIRE!

July 12 – NJ Burner Beach Bash

July 18-21 – TRANSFORMUS!

August 9 – PEX Compression Party

August 25-Sept 1 – BURNING MAN!!!!  Where I will be performing in the fire conclave with Aish Tamid, a Philly fire conclave group, if we get accepted!  We’ll also be doing the performance at PEX’s camp earlier in the week.  I’ll be camping with my friend from Reno again (with the yummy home brews!) but will be spending much more time in Camp Jersey and PEX than before.  If anyone needs a place to stay in Reno, my friend’s house is open to any burners.

September 5-7 – privateish – Lhiapalooza (silly girly slumber party with lots of drinking!)

October 9-13 – PLAYA DEL FUEGO!

October 18-19 – Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival – I’ll be taking an out of state friend up and we may get a hotel for the night.

October 25 – PEX Decompression/Halloween Party




Horror of horrors.

The days of relaxed internet use at work are coming to an end….

A new firewall installed today. So far, most of the most-visited sites are still working. Obviously myspace and facebook aren’t. 

But what hurts most is is blocked. 😦  that’s my burner headquarter central!! never had that blocked before.  

I’m devastated. If they take away gmail, wordpress, my veggie board, the tavern, bpal……. I’ll have nothing left.  Except that W word that they expect us to do while in this building. 😦


I had great rides to and from Philly yesterday.  Great meditative/philosophical thoughts that I wish I could have blogged or written while I was driving.  But I couldn’t.  Oh well.


Expect more blogs. Off to see what other damage the firewall does to my social life….

Must see

Best movie I’ve seen since… probably Little Miss Sunshine.

The Darjeeling Limited

my new favorite exclaimation

Oh Long Johnson….

© abjectphoto April 5, 2008 Philly

© abjectphoto April 5, 2008 Philly 


He still has more to upload, this is from my first spin of the night… Thanks Abject!!! His photos from the night can be found here.