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updatey stuff, with sadness at the end
Anthrocon was way better than I expected.  The drive was fine, Pittsburgh is a lot nicer than I expected, the Westin was OMGfantabulous, and the dealer's room conspace was spacious and airy, which is the opposite of previous years (and the crampiness of previous cons tended to make me crazy).  Wolfie had me doing backgrounds and lettering on the badges he made -- he drew them, I scanned them and added the backgrounds and lettering digitally, then we printed them and he laminated them.  Purchasers had a choice between "Supah-Kewl MAGNO-Badges" for $7, and "regular crappy badges" for $5.  We didn't keep track of how many were sold of each, but next year we will.  I was a much happier camper, having something to do and a place to sit (the chairs provided by the convention center were also very very comfortable).  I'm willing to go back.

I got bad news today, though.  My Uncle Robbie died this morning of a massive heart attack.  I last saw him about a week and a half ago, at his son's wedding (they aren't even back from their honeymoon yet, and now this).  He danced like a madman, and was just so glowingly happy, you couldn't help but be happy just to look at him.  He was so proud of his boys, and loved his wife, my Aunt Kaye, so very, very much.  He loved us all, and I never doubted that for a moment.  He took the pictures at my wedding, and he took years and years of photos for family Christmas cards -- the six of us grandchildren had pictures taken every year, and every year it took hours because either Eric wouldn't smile or Adam would pull a face, and every year, he put up with that crap with humor and so much love.  I'm going to miss him, so so much.

i feel: sad sad

14 trips or shoot the rapids
beerhorse From: beerhorse Date: June 20th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm sorry about your Uncle... *hugs*
baronessmartha From: baronessmartha Date: June 20th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I am so sorry.
kiena_s From: kiena_s Date: June 20th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC) (base camp)
oh honey, i'm so very sorry your loss. love you mucho!
sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: June 20th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Looking at his picture, I'll bet he used the phrase "As long as I live long enough to dance at your wedding..." at least once.

And so he did. Made a quick, clean getaway, too.

When you gather for the funeral, don't forget to appoint the new family camera bug.

If he played pinochle in life, he'll probably meet up with my dad.
spunkywulf From: spunkywulf Date: June 20th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Oh hon I'm so sorry :( Not the news you wanna come home to after a good long weekend! My sincere condolences, if you and Wolfie would like to go out with some friends and relax to get some company around you, please call, okay? My sympathies to you and yours during this time :(
was1 From: was1 Date: June 20th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC) (base camp)
(*hug*) I'm really sorry to hear of you losing your uncle, especially so quickly like that.
esmerel From: esmerel Date: June 20th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Aw man, that sucks. He looks like he was a fun loving guy.
frostyw From: frostyw Date: June 20th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC) (base camp)
It's been a while, and it was nice to see you again at AC.

I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. It sounds like he lived his life to the fullest, and that he's loved by all. Let me know if there's anything I can do.
booniesjen From: booniesjen Date: June 21st, 2006 02:24 am (UTC) (base camp)
I am so sorry to hear about your uncle. It is never easy to lose a loved one. *Hug* If there is anything I can do please let me know. Even if it is just a chance to get a change of scenery and go to LuiLui's. :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 21st, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC) (base camp)
We do need to reschedule that, don't we? :-)
cellio From: cellio Date: June 21st, 2006 02:53 am (UTC) (base camp)
My condolences on your loss. That sounds really rough. :-(

You were in Pittsburgh and I somehow missed that? Oops.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 21st, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Yeah, sorry about that. I should have said something. :-/

Check back an entry or two; there's a link to a story KDKA ran on us on Friday night -- it might still be live.
points From: points Date: June 21st, 2006 03:20 am (UTC) (base camp)
*Tight hugs*
ladymorgaine From: ladymorgaine Date: June 21st, 2006 07:00 am (UTC) (base camp)
((hugs)) I'm so sorry for your loss. Glad that you have such wonderful memories that will live with you forever.
14 trips or shoot the rapids