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I won a Wookie!

At ConCarolinas.  I signed up for the blood drive, got a raffle ticket, and won a FunkoPop! Chewbacca with AT-ST.  I never win ANYTHING.  Apparently, I just have to bleed for it.

Is it possible to get addicted to donating blood?  This is just my second time (and there has been a reward both times, so it's not like I'm being entirely altruistic here) but...I like it.  I don't exactly get off on it, but there is something about the whole process and...jaysus, Alicia, you should not have a vodka tonic and post at 6 in the morning.  (Although I can probably blame this on my vampire fetish.  Or vice versa)

Yup.  I'm on con time/rules.

We have an amazing room.  The spousebeast and I both woke up around 4am, and we watched the sunrise.  It was glorious.  After all these years, we've never watched a sunrise together.  Strange to still be having firsts after so long.

Now he's snoring and expecting me to wake him for breakfast.  Through some magic, he not only got $200 shaved off our hotel bill, he got us into the executive suite (which we paid for last year) for free.  So, breakfast and "heavy appetizers" in the afternoon are covered, which means we'll probably do one "fancy" meal and that will be it for food costs.

Yeah...we con on a budget.  But this means more money for the dealers room!

I haven't gone near the dealers room yet.  But I have money!  The spousebeast made "an executive financial decision" that, this year, we should both have cash and not have to make every purchase together.  I like it!  And will probably come back with half my cash, because I am a cheapskate.

The real question?  How much of our stash are we going to spend on gifties for each other?  He donated some of his in my name to help foster a rescue cat (I love cats, but am horribly allergic) and I now have a "Meow the Force Be With You" can coozie.  I bought him a "Forget calm.  Die in battle and go to Valhalla" sticker.  His fantasy football team is Valhalla Maulers, so how could I not?

Yeah, we're goofy.

I am so relaxed, y'all.  *deep, happy sigh*  And I get to meet Seanan McGuire this afternoon!  Whee!

Okay, time to shower (did I mention this place has Crabtree and Evelyn verbena and lavender products in the room?  Yeeeeah, I will be shamelessly tucking those in my suitcase every day that we're here) and put on my cute outfit.  I decided that I didn't feel like relacing an exGF's corset OR dealing with high heeled boots.  I am on vacation, damnit!), so I shall be sporting the red plaid schoolgirl skirt with black tights and my vintage red Converse along with my "I'm a gamer.  I have PMS.  Don't Fuck with me" shirt.  Oh, and the inflatable rainbow unicorn horn headband that I decided I needed yesterday while we were eating breakfast at Parker and Otis.

And, yes, there will be pictures.

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dandelion_diva
Jun. 2nd, 2018 09:12 am (UTC)
I'm so glad to read you're having a fabulous time. Woo! :)
fbhjr
Jun. 2nd, 2018 09:55 am (UTC)
Yay for Wookies!
Glad it is a good time!
spikesgirl58
Jun. 2nd, 2018 10:55 am (UTC)
OMG, it sounds like a fabulous time all the way around. I hope your find incredible fun stuff in the dealer's room. :D
mac_arthur_park
Jun. 5th, 2018 01:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, I can't even with how much cool stuff we brought. I'll have to take pics when we get all the new stuff on the walls (including a print for "Jareth's Peach Orchard" that's going in the kitchen).

At this rate, we're going to need a bigger place to accomodate artwork and bookshelves.

Kent surprised me with a replica of Arwen's necklace. He isn't a big jewelry buying guy, so...wow. Just...wow. <3

spikesgirl58
Jun. 5th, 2018 03:12 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a fabulous gift. You will be taking a photo, right? RIGHT? :D

Mmm, I miss cons.
vincentursus
Jun. 2nd, 2018 11:27 am (UTC)
Sounds lovely. Hope you continue to have a good time.
carlyinrome
Jun. 2nd, 2018 12:17 pm (UTC)

Congrats on your wookie! I like giving blood, too. Makes me feel like I'm a useful member of society.

mac_arthur_park
Jun. 5th, 2018 01:44 pm (UTC)
And, if you CAN do it, it's so easy! I was scared the first time. This time, I was just like "Hit me." They had a great 80s station playing, too, so they could have easily taken a gallon and I wouldn't have cared.

And I got free cookies and a Wookie! :)
beetourista
Jun. 3rd, 2018 04:58 am (UTC)

Heyy :) this is such a happy post. Have a wonderful time!

communitybee
Jun. 3rd, 2018 07:23 am (UTC)
Glad you are having fun. You so deserve it!!!
dimity_blue
Jun. 3rd, 2018 01:38 pm (UTC)
Yay, you won a Wookie! Well done!

It sounds like you're having a great time!
man_of_snows
Jun. 3rd, 2018 09:48 pm (UTC)

Glad u are having a lovely time. I hope you had the vodka after the blood drive. Alcohol goes further that way.

mac_arthur_park
Jun. 5th, 2018 01:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes. Yes, I did. I am a bad, bad blood donor. ;)

My ex has a friend who used to donate, and go to this dive bar in NJ and do $1 shots (this was when you'd get paid to donate blood) with the $10 he got.

I'm not that reckless. But that was a *really* nice vodka tonic afterwards.
yesididit2
Jun. 5th, 2018 01:56 am (UTC)
congrats on the wookie!
my mom donated blood a lot throughout her entire life. theres some antibody she doesnt have that makes her blood extra special for newborn babies.
i just read my first seanan mcguire book, i am now a fan. enjoy con!
mac_arthur_park
Jun. 5th, 2018 01:48 pm (UTC)
Which book?
yesididit2
Jun. 5th, 2018 09:19 pm (UTC)
rosemary and rue. i'm looking forward to reading all her other books now. its always wonderful to discover a great new (to me) author.
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