Well, that was a busy weekend.
P-Con was wonderful. Great fun, lovely people and lots of interesting stuff going on. Paul Cornell paulcornell2 )
was guest of honour, and other guests included C.E. Murphy (mizkit
) the newly dubbed "Queen of P-Con", Charlie Stross (autopope
), Chaz Brenchley (desperance
), Juliet McKenna, Leah Moore and John Reppion (and many many more - I have had little sleep this weekend and lots of running around. I'm tired...)
Highlights included lunch with Juliet, Mizkit, Chaz and others (me looking somewhat surprised to be at that particular table) in Fallon & Byrnes, hot chocolate (a large number of hot chocolates) with irishkate
, and being able to talk to Paul Cornell about Family of Blood. :D The final Mutiny of the Phoenix panel, a free for all Q&A of some of the guests, was a scream, as was the guest of honour interview where slovobooks
interviewed Paul and reduced some of us to tears of laughter. And as a plus, I got to put faces and actual people to a lot of people I've met on here (or heard rumours about *j*) like peadarog
! And I met lots of new peoplw too! All in all I had a wonderful time. I have some pictures, but they are kind of blurry so I am waiting to see if I can nab some from irishkate
Saturday night was also e_w_h
's birthday party which was wonderful. We had a fab time and it is not often we get to stay out until 4am anymore (the clocks went forward so we had help).
The cat, on the other hand, did officially NOT have a good weekend. He spent Saturday night and part of Sunday at my parents, which would have been fine had he not decided that stitches were not for him. So now, adding to the indignity of being knocked out, shaved, stitched, acting like a drunk on getting home so everyone laughed at him (Laughed
!) he now has to wear a fairly unflattering large white conical collar because he kept trying to unstitch himself as only cats can.
The reaction to this worked out as follows:
1) walk backwards to see if escape is possible.
3) scape it off everything in sight.
4) sulk and plot revenge.
Oh really. Yes. Look.
This is the face that I left behind when I went to P-Con on Sunday morning.
took him home. In order to do this he had to take the collar off to get him in the basket, which was FINE by the cat. Unfortunately he then had to get it back on him at home. The cat responded to this travesty of proper behaviour by enacting his masterplan of vengeance: peeing everywhere and knocking over plantpots like a teenager in a tantrum.
So, the cat hates us all and clearly has other revenges in store. I take him back to the vet this evening and please God she'll tell me he doesn't have to wear the instument of torture anymore because he is clearly miserable and cranky. Not only must he stay indoors but he has to look like an alien too.
And I don't want that face up there looking at me again!