Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by fascination, May 10, 2009.
somebody else please post b/c I'm boring myself
um....well...to summarize; dtr goes to iowa state fair without telling me b/c she is flying....dh invites in-laws over on the weekend (more work)...dh is stressed which impacts me....i work too much and am tired and sore...which affects my dancing...that is really all
Damn. If you ever come to Alabama, we're dancing.
Montgomery? I have a friend in Montgomery, I could go visit her...
Take Blond German Friend to airport
and that's the highlight of my day
Oh yeah, finally finish clearing out my storage unit; go me
Am disoriented b/c no lessons this week and I run the rest of my life around them
Phone call early from DB#1; long story short, she and I end up at the Guggenheim Museum just as it opens, and see the James Turrell exhibit, second time for me, first for her; she is as powerfully affected as I was, which surprises me
Stop on the way home at Balthazar for pastry; she's never been, so the car is loaded down when we leave; Balthazar Bakery is... well... crack, if you like good French bread and pastry; where else can you get cannele over the counter?
Definitely a "never eating again" day
To House of X, to pack and ship what I hope hope hope will be the last piece of merchandise I EVER EFFING HAVE TO PACK
Gyro, and it was good
Rolfer, and it was OK, although in the middle, I started to fear that I"d not locked my car, and the rolfer went out to check; kind of made for a break in teh continuity, and revealed that my state of mind was, um, frazzled; rolfer remarked at the end of the session that "you really need to dance" which is, by his standards, a harsh critique
Date, which, by way of a change, did not totally, utterly stink; at least the date and I had something in common to talk about
Home, disturbed sleep all effing night
10--Leave house with Child. Stop at bank on the way out of town.
1--Fly to Vegas!
Why am I flying to Vegas, you ask? The answer: THE big Star Trek convention of the year is here and Child is hugely into Star Trek. I feel that if I get to go to these amazing dance competitions, I should treat her to a weekend to follow one of her passions too.
3:05 PST--Arrive Vegas. Bumpy landing. Ugh.
Claim luggage, taxi to hotel.
Lie on bed with eyes closed trying to recover from motion sickness. Child reads book.
5ish--Go to registration area for convention. Check things out.
6--Pool! Child plays with girl from Australia.
7--Order room service. It takes about an hour, so we relax and read. Ate dinner. I had a cobb salad and Naomi has breakfast for dinner: scrambled eggs.
9--Bed, as it is midnight back east and I am beat!
Elevator down to casino level with Casey Biggs, who played Damar on Deep Space Nine. We don't recognize him at all without his make-up and he teases Child because she said DS9 was her favorite Star Trek and yet she doesn't know who he is.
8:30--Panel on best Star Trek crew, where you put together best captain, best first officer, etc. Child gets up at the mike in front of about 300 people, mostly adults, to offer an opinion! She's into it!
Vendor area. Get Child a better Star Trek costume. (The one I got from Amazon for $19 was not good. Perhaps I should have anticipated that.)
And then, this happened...
11:10--Terry Farrell panel. Child gets up to ask a question, but it looks like the line is just a little too long and she won't make it. A man tells her to go ahead of him, and she winds up being the last question of the panel. Someone (not me, as I did not have a video camera with me) shot a video of what happened next:
To say the least, Child was THRILLED!!!
11:55--Gates McFadden and Levar Burton. [Dr. Beverly Crusher and Jordy LaForge on The Next Generation.]
12:35--Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis. [Riker and Troi on The Next Generation.]
2:15--William Shatner and Kate Mulgrew...and Joel Grey.
Dinner break. I ordered breakfast for dinner: scrambled eggs, hashed browns, toast. Naomi had pizza and onion rings.
6:15-7:20--Guinness Book of World Record Attempt--most people in Star Trek costumes. (Yes, I wore a Star Trek costume for this.)
7:30--Costume contest final round. Some people's costumes were AMAZING!!! Handmade Star Trek costumes with amazing detail.
-I am pretty much dying of fatigue by the end of this, but Child is rapt with attention, so I make it to the end of the event, around 9 PM (midnight on the east coast!) before heading back to our tower of the hotel and collapsing!
10:10--George Takei, who was Sulu on the on the original series. Gives an impassioned speech about the importance of tolerance to Star Trek and how he feels it is important that the 2014 Winter Games not be held in Sochi, Russia due to their repressive crackdown on LGBT people. There is a petition on change.org.
10:50--Photo op with DS9 cast members: Avery Brooks (Sisko), Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys), Michael Dorn (Worf), Armin Shimerman (Quark), Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax), and Rene Auberjonois (Odo). Terry Farrell pulled Child up onto her lap for the photo!
11:15--Lunch with twelve members of the DS9 cast! Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys), Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax), Rene Auberjonois (Odo), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Casey Biggs (Dumar--who remembered Child and teased her again), Andrew Robinson (Garak--Child's favorite character), Max Grodenchik (Nog), Aron Eisenberg (Rom), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Nicole de Boer (Ezri Dax), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun). They had 10 guests per table, and one open seat. The actors and actresses circulated and spent 3-4 minutes per table. Very fun and added a lot of value to the convention experience.
1:10--Photo with Andrew Robinson.
2:15--Deep Space Nine Reunion Panel #1. Best panel of the convention, from my perspective.
3:20 Deep Space Nine Photo--whole cast on stage!
3:35--Deep Space Nine Reunion Panel #2.
4:30ish--Autograph from Andrew Robinson.
Shopped til we dropped.
Back to room for some cold leftover pizza.
Child shed a few tears because convention was over and she wished it could last forever. She had a really good time.
Taxi to Luxor.
Checked out hotel decor.
Toured Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. We had seen this in NYC a couple years ago, but it is impressive enough to see again. Also, the Vegas version has the biggest piece of the hull ever pulled up from the bottom of the ocean. That was haunting to see.
Back to hotel for some treats. I never go to Starbucks, but I had been eyeing the iced lemon pound cake all weekend. Child said "Mom, you deserve it!" So I had a piece. She had a chocolate fro-yo with all kinds of crazy toppings!
In general, we were very economical about food. Ordered room service twice, but otherwise ate pb sandwiches, Cheerios, oranges, crackers, cookies, etc that we brought from home. We did have to buy drinks, though, and hotels really rob you on that: around $3 for an apple juice (her) or a Diet Pepsi (me)!
Flight home was much smoother, and we actually beat our arrival time, deplaning around 11 PM Eastern time instead of 11:30. Our luggage took awhile, though.
you are a great mother to support the love of such an important person so strongly
oh and your daughter kidding imma trekkie from back in the day...even own a tribble
what a nice treat for your daughter....
monday; day starts poorly, teach three clsses with little sleep, almost forget my shoes, then road construction costs me one of my 4 lessons...a very expensive 45 minutes of sitting in traffic...am too tired and sore, and haven't eaten enough, so lessons aren't very impressive...go to dinner and cannot eat because I am so tired ....amend to eat leftovers in the middle of the night...but son bums the night with me and eats my dinner..we do have a nice evening (which is good since everything else was an epic fail)....tues; eat small brekkies b/c son wants skyline for lunch...son decides to eat lunch with a friend instead, I eat no lunch...I go to lessons tired, sore and hungry again, and pro is in one of those taskmaster moods and has no time or patience for my tale of woe...it goes badly and I leave a bit early to save myself from a meltdown...drive home trying not to fall asleep...put some calories in and hydrate...teach spin, and teach toning which does not go well because I am basically at muscle failure...yes...I have totally hit the wall...go home and try to sleep but cannot due to muscle tension ...this has got to stop...looking forward to being a total hermit this weekend.....wed; fall asleep after midnight... up at 6:30...teach three classes, eat two ham sandwiches and take a nap...which takes us to the present moment
wine is in your future ... and sounds well deserved
Wow, Fasc. If I ever knew of someone who should treat herself to a full body massage, some adult beverages, and several days of sloth, it's you. I got tired just reading your post!
well...a full body massage is not in the budget, and I am trying to limit the booze calories, but, I am going to spend the entire weekend horizontal .....case closed
Huntsville. Not that close to Montgomery, alas.
If you find yourself in this scenario in the future (hungry / too tired to eat) Starbucks' smoothies are readily available, quite palatable, and have some actual nutritional value - might be a good bridge back to eating or at least tide you over a little.
Pity. Well, who knows. I promise, if I"m ever in the area, I'll let you know.
I was thinking something along the same lines. Is there anything you can trade off in the budget to get the massage?
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