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June 28, 2003

Saturday, June 28, 2003, 12:56 PM

Rob @ 12:56 PM

News from 2600...

Since the first Friday of the month happens to fall on the 4th of July, many establishments where we have our monthly meetings may be closed. Depending on the specific situation in your city, the monthly meeting will take place either on the 4th or on the following Friday (July 11). For example, we have been informed that the Citigroup Center in New York won't be open that day, meaning the New York City meeting will take place on the 11th. If your meeting has an official website, check there for any additional information. Otherwise we suggest contacting the place where the meeting is held to see if they will be open. This only affects meetings in the United States - meetings elsewhere will be held on the 4th.

I'm still going there, as are some other hardcore geeks like myself. I shall call it.. "Mini-Meet." Then, next week, we get another!

June 27, 2003

Friday, June 27, 2003, 10:29 PM

Rob @ 10:29 PM

I picked up a neat grey jacket for my Crim costume at Salvation Army today. It's not velvet like in the movie, but a velvet one has proved really hard to find, plus inappropriate for the weather this time of year. Plus, it only cost me seven dollars, which will make it less painful if I wreck the thing trying to alter it. Now I've just got the ascot to make, which will probably be the hardest part. I've got plenty of red fabric to ruin, though.

Here's the costume guide I'm using.

Fina is the coolest person ever to shop with, by the way. She found a yellow "Crazy Eddie" baseball cap for a buck, which reminded me of an occurrence back in the mid 1980s, when VCRs were still a major luxury item. The original Crazy Eddie's chain of electronics stores put a big ad in the paper for a VCR on sale for some ridiculous price, and a tagline "One of a kind!" My mom, a friend of hers, and crowds of people flooded the local Crazy Eddie's to get hold of the deal, only to find that "one of a kind" meant - get this - they were only selling one of them. How's that for a stunt?

Later in Salvation I was browsing the trousers, and found a frightening traffic-light-green pair which I got a huge kick out of. I showed them to Fina, who took a long look at them, a long look back at me, and said "If you wore those.. I'd still talk to you."

Speaking of appearances, the last time I was at DTCP, Mark mentioned to me how he tries to encourage as much hair length as possible in Witches. I ran my hand through my bald spot and laughed that my genetics disagreed with him. But it's all good. In fact, I've decided that just because I'm struck with male-pattern baldness doesn't mean I shouldn't buzz my hair really short for Summer. As soon as I figure out these fancy-schmancy hair clippers I got, I may go for it.

Friday, June 27, 2003, 10:25 PM

Rob @ 10:25 PM

Enamon23: I think this country needs another Civil War. But this time it should be over something stupid. Like quilted toilet paper. Of course the war will never end because halfway into it we'll get into a war with the Martian invaders. We'll win in the end, of course, because we'll discover that the Martians have a major weakness. They're allergic to quilted toilet paper.

Friday, June 27, 2003, 1:52 PM

Rob @ 1:52 PM

Someone has claimed the CWP archive, and I'm absolutely thrilled with who it is! More news as it develops.

Friday, June 27, 2003, 12:07 PM

Rob @ 12:07 PM

I'm out of undergarments!
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I'm giving up my Celebrities With Phones archive. Click Gladys for more info.

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