January 27th, 2005

wombat

Continued leakage suppressed by drugs

I probably shouldn't have gone to the registration meeting last night, since I felt like crap (and still do, for that matter) but it needed doing, and one of the results was a more accurate count of pre-registrations. The count I'd been keeping was off by about 50 or so. We have about 500 people in the database and another dozen held up because of problems (checks bouncing, information sent vis e-mail but no accompanying PayPal payment, etc.), and I have another dozen or so that have come in this week, so the actual count of paid pre-reg people is more like 520 than 580. Registration is also unhappy about setting up in main programming and opening at 0900 on Friday. This and other matters will be thrashed out Sunday, by which time I hope to be feeling better...a couple solid nights of sleep ought to help a lot.

Need to take some time this weekend and draft the 501(c)(3) app letter, which Jacqueline will review & edit as needed before we send it in. Also need to do the coffee letter for Joella...and somewhere in the middle of all that, do my assessment homework and throw more stuff up on eBay.
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Slacking on the dead trees

danae's post about books (which starts out by ripping me for how EVIL EVIL EVIL I am *grin*) made me think a bit about reading, and how I've slacked off on that lately. I used to read a lot for pleasure, but lately I haven't been doing so much of it, and a lot of that reading has been recycling of books that I have in my library. In no particular order, what I've been reading lately:

The Savage Wars Of Peace, by Max Boot
Interstellar Patrol, by Christopher Anvil (edited by Eric Flint)
Elvis Is Dead And I Don't Feel So Good Myself by Lewis Grizzard
Inu-Yasha volumes 1-3, by Rumiko Takahashi

I really need to get my library card out of hock...there's no way I can afford to buy all the books I want to read, and I don't have any place to put the damn things anyway.
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