Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Sorry for the blog silence- life has been taking a big ol’ bite out of my ass lately. Essentially, someone in our house has been sick since the beginning of June, and when illness finally struck Gabriel, it hit him so hard that he ended up in the hospital for four days. It boiled down to a respiratory infection that may, or may not, have triggered asthma (the jury is still out on that one). So, he was too wheezy to go home, especially because his oxygen levels kept dropping. So, they piled him on with meds, hooked him up to some oxygen (let me tell you how much a 13-month old LOVES to have little tubes stuck up his nose...yeah, that much), and four days later he could go home again.

He’s doing much better now and is actually eating again (he didn’t eat more than a bite in two weeks...). And I hope I never have to deal with that again.

And because I’m such a good mom, I am going to drag my little guy off to a conference this weekend with a lot of smelly gamers. Anyone heading off to Origins in Columbus, OH, this year? If so, give me a holler. I made some awesome gaming tees for the babe. Here’s the picture from one of them.

The other is a complete spoof on a publication, so I’m not going to post it for fear of legal ramifications. I do plan to show it to the creators because I think they’ll get a kick out of it. I just don’t think they’d be too pleased if I posted it all over the internet.

Hopefully I’ll get some awesome blog fodder from the conference. When you are in a convention center with a mix of costumed characters, vampires, girls in chain mail bikinis (I’m not kidding), and dorky gamers, you’re bound to have at least a few good stories. Plus, we will be attending the annual Smithee Awards, which is always great. Where else can you watch movie clips that include a sock puppet snake (Rana, Queen of the Amazon), roller skating Ninjas (Ninja Thunderbolt), and zombies whose face paint rubs off on their victims (Zombie Lake)? And, yeah, I have actually watched the entirety of that last one at a “Bad Movie Night” with friends. I tell you, though, the Smithees are a classic.

Catch you all on the July side- I’m off to Ohio!

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