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Despite the Sleep Monster, Musecon was Fun

I was SO tired Friday it wasn't funny. We got to the con way late, probably as a result of me just being too tired to move fast once work let out. So I was good Friday night, and went to bed early (well, early for me at a con) intending to be well-rested for Saturday.

I woke up way too early with a terrible headache after dreaming that I was in a deep dark lake full of algae (and had been there for far too long) and I had to keep trying to swim up to the surface to breathe. I took my asthma medicine, ate some cheese for the protein, looked futilely for Tylenol, and sat up reading for a bit without ever really getting wide awake or into a state where I felt I could sleep again. Watched an Indian wedding procession under my window, sad that I was too far up to see details of the saris, the white horse, the decorated red umbrella, and all the mens' clothing too. But still, that was cool. Finally, I went swimming, which relaxed my back and neck, woke my appetite, and left the headache still pounding.

Happily, Ops had Tylenol after that, and I took allergy meds for good measure, and slowly the headache started to resolve. I avoided the music workshops, figuring they wouldn't help the headache any, and went to the jewelry-making workshop (where I gathered mostly leaf-, moon-, and heart-shaped beads and added them to some I'd brought with me to make a necklace) and then the sketching workshop. Did a pretty good demented happy cat there, though too small to really do anything with it. Then I went to the poi-spinning workshop. That was fun and left my shoulders feeling remarkably good. Then, of course, ericcoleman 's wedding.  (Does his beautiful wife have a LJ?  I can't remember.)

I looked at the food available in the room and decided I needed meat, so I went to one of the hotel restaurants. Didn't find anyone along the way, so I was again reading, but it was pleasant. A bunch of people from the Indian wedding came in while I was eating, keeping the staff very busy indeed. I guessed at tax, added a generous tip to be sure, and gave the nice man behind the bar cash before running to catch the s00j  concert, where I proceeded to spin poi some more and do veil dancing with two other women.  And the Alligator conga dance, of course. 

After the concert, I drifted slowly, fighting exhaustion, toward the room intending to take my asthma meds and head back down with instruments for the filk.  I was almost finished with my book--less than a page once I'd done both inhalers with pauses in between so each dose would have time to take effect before the next one, which is always helpful for singing.  I couldn't keep my eyes open long enough to finish the last few paragraphs of the book.  I fell into bed, figuring that was a better choice than snoring over the live music.

The next morning, I went swimming briefly again, just enough to stretch out my now stiff-and-sore back and shoulders.  There was a music and energy workshop by s00j  and then a laid back folk jam where I finally got the guitar out for a while.  After that there were closing ceremonies, and I was still tired.  Next year, I think I'll take an air mattress.

I had planned to set up to paint like I did last year; that didn't happen.  Neither did making an alligator-blinkie (the first blinkie style that has tempted me to spend part of a convention soldering).  Nor did I work on the sewing I'd brought.  But I did manage to share a bit about Torn World despite this convention being so different from a standard SF con, and some of the Torn World postcards I had made were taken away from my hand and others from the freebie table.  Several Ellen Million Graphics cards left the freebie table too.

And despite being in a tired-fog all weekend, and having a headache that lasted most of Saturday, I had fun. 


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Aug. 11th, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
Wow, that was a lot of activity! I'm glad you were able to have fun despite all the physical meh.
Aug. 11th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
Last year I painted this: http://www.tornworld.net/artpageview.php?id=164 and worked on two other paintings, as well as attending the jewelry workshop, a polymer clay faces workshop, concerts, and other workshops, including one on how different microphones pick up voices and instruments differently. I loaned an old harmonica that had lost its housing to Gundo so he could show people the inside of a harmonica during the beginning harmonica workshop he did. I was also active in the song circles. This year I felt like I was slacking big time!
Aug. 11th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
Eh, we all have our off periods. ;)
Aug. 11th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
We do.
Aug. 11th, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
Lizzie's LJ is lizziecrowe.
Aug. 11th, 2011 01:25 pm (UTC)
What he said ...

Oh, and I love the icon
Aug. 11th, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC)
Well, it's true, isn't it?
Aug. 11th, 2011 01:53 pm (UTC)
It's SO true
Aug. 11th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
I still say you would look good in the right tie-dyed shirt.
Aug. 11th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
One tie-dye in the band is enough - someone has to provide contrast...
Aug. 11th, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
Tie-dyes provide their own contrast.
Aug. 11th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
Apparently I knew that at some time in the past, since I see I've already friended her.

But thank you to you both for refreshing my memory!
Aug. 11th, 2011 07:12 am (UTC)
It sounds like you had a good time, despite the lack of sleep and headache.
Aug. 11th, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
I did. I just wanted to get a lot more done!

After all, I just had a birthday that reminds me that I have to get moving on the things I want to do while I'm still around to do them.
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