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22 January 2010 @ 08:17 am
FC 2010, Day 01  
I was originally only going to attend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but I wrapped up all my chores by 5 PM last night. I discovered that I could get everything I needed for five days into a single, small suitcase, including my laptop -- and suddenly, taking the bus into downtown instead of driving became VERY PRACTICAL.

So I did. 45 minutes and two dollars later, I was at the Fairmont.

Picked up a cheap air mattress from Walgreen's, just down the street from the hotel; at $9.99, I may just leave it behind if I decide I don't want to cram it in the suitcase on the way home. It doesn't have one of those battery-powered inflation pumps that so many of them do these days -- but it DOES have a big ol' deflation valve in addition to its beach-toy style INflation valve. I looked at that, and looked at hafoc's CPAP breathing compressor, and made a joke about using that to blow the thing up.

... it worked. A one-inch air fitting is a pretty standard size, it seemed.

Spent some time downstairs in the lobby, hanging with rikoshi, tealfox, and a few others. The hotel had a band playing, and it was ... bad.

These guys were so obviously off-key that even I noticed. Teal insisted that they were singing the harmony without the melody, which sounds about right -- but they kept getting worse. Please understand: quelonzia will attest that I have a tin ear. Eventually, these guys were playing at the resonant frequency of tin.

Finally, I went to bed. The air mattress was fine, but odd dreams plagued me through the night -- including one in which Scully and Mulder had been dragged out of retirement to infiltrate a furry convention.

And they were working for Jonathan Winters.

Don't ask me where THAT came from.

Bobyourbob on January 22nd, 2010 04:52 pm (UTC)
THAT X-files movie I might go see.
ebony14 on January 22nd, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
I agree. Jonathan Winters makes everything better. He'd make an excellent Cigarette Smoking Man.
Araquan Skytracer: Express shuttlearaquan on January 22nd, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
I'd rather be working for Don Rickles in that sort of context, honestly...
Tombfyretombfyre on January 22nd, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
Hooray for air mattresses and backup inflation devices. :3 I know I love my double-high mattress with built in pump. 'tis small enough to pack into a carry-on suitcase, but big enough to fit my fat ass on the thing when blown up. Comfy too. :3
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Moral Explorernotthebuddha on January 23rd, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Just need some way to tie it back to his role as Mearth - perhaops some sort of intrigue between furries and shellies.
Your Obedient Serpent: Yog-Sotheryathelind on January 24th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
silussa on January 22nd, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
Personally, I really enjoy an air mattress. First time I've actually been able to sleep on my back.

What do YOU think of it?
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Your Obedient Serpent: facepalmathelind on January 23rd, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)
My roommates are now asking me, "why are you giggling?"