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02 May 2011 @ 04:50 pm
Home safe and sound. I forgot to post that last night.

Not really going to discuss the bin Laden thing, only that I have varied emotions, and I'm trying to tamp my paranoia on what might come from this. However, I do have to say I loved Obama's speech, especially the part about Islam. Most of you know I grew up in the Middle East--and I knew many good Muslims. This made me feel good to hear him saying it, even if half the US won't take it to heart.

I really enjoyed con, the stress from planning and arranging for it aside. I did miss having a "con buddy" to drag me around, as even though I know y'all, I'm still shy about imposing my presence upon people. I'm a severe introvert sometimes, with self esteem issues, so yeah. But I managed to push through most of them, spending random times in the common room and everything.

The flights home went so much smoother. The Philly airport was very nice, and I had enough time to eat and play on the internet before my next flight. Was nice. Also got some sleep on both flights, which was much needed, let me tell you.
babsbybend: sunshinebabsbybend on May 2nd, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
It's going to be a bit different having bin Laden out of the way--I wonder if the widow who identified his body is the same who was there at the shoot-out. I hope her life is a happier one from here on out. I wonder how many other sons he has, and if they're going to become "martyrs" for his memory. (I'm aware of one being killed a few years ago, and one who left him, saying of his father, "He hates his enemies more than he loves his fmaily.") This is far from over. As you know, memories in the Middle East never, ever get laid to rest.

I'm glad things went well for you. I'd love to go to a convention sometime.

The Crystal Ballroom story almost became a novella, so I've started over; I don't want it to be more than 3,000 words long, better at 2,000.

Gelseygelsey on May 3rd, 2011 12:26 am (UTC)
There are a lot of potential things that can happen now. For the moment, I'm trying not to think on them too hard. Kudos for the son saying that, though. It's a good realization to have.

Yes. It seems that they never do.

You totally should some time. I don't know if I'll go to one next year, but I'd like to get together with some people, possibly in Vegas or California if I can swing it. I have so many of y'all on the west coast.

Awww! Keep slogging at it then. Can always separate it and make it part of the next chapter?
firefly_124firefly124 on May 2nd, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
It was so great to see you! I'm glad you were able to get out and about. I know how hard it can be.
Gelseygelsey on May 2nd, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
Haha. sorry one of my RP alter-egos replied.

It was great to see you! And in the last five seconds, I have realized how to get the pictures, so no worries on that! <3
firefly_124firefly124 on May 2nd, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
Ah, good! I was worried for a second, as I hadn't tried to download pics from FB since they changed to the new viewer.
Gelseygelsey on May 2nd, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
I hadn't even realized they'd changed it! Which tells you just how much I get on FB these days...
drcjsniderdrcjsnider on May 3rd, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)

Glad you had a good time and that travel stress didn't ruin the trip. What part of the con did you enjoy most?

Gelseygelsey on May 3rd, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
Hmmm. Enjoyed getting to meet a few people I hadn't met before, like myownmuggle. There were a few bits of programming I particularly enjoyed, and wished I hadn't had to pick and choose between the few I really wanted to attend. I also enjoyed the late night fun with drinks and talking.
droxy: drox illusion2droxy on May 3rd, 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
It was good to see you, although we didnt spend much time together.
Gelseygelsey on May 3rd, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
It was great to see you as well!
patricia_writespatricia_writes on May 3rd, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
I'm still processing how I feel about the whole Bin Laden thing too. It's hard to feel happy about another person's death, but he was so bad.
Gelseygelsey on May 3rd, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
Exactly. I don't like being glad that someone is dead, but he did so many evil things in his life...