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I spent last night checking out a potential new site for OctopodiCon (you just thought I was done talking about OctopodiCon).  It's in another city, but still less than an hour's drive away, provides free shuttle service from the airport (sadly, it's also farther from the airport), and is suitable in almost every way.

There are a few down sides and we may be able to work through those.

There are a great many upsides, including that it will cost us 2/5 of what we paid for the last venue.

So we'll see what the bid says and go from there.

OC2012 Playing Around

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  •  Tip Jar (9+ / 0-)

    All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

    by Noddy on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 06:57:09 AM PDT

  •  Good morning everyone! (4+ / 0-)
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    Noddy, weck, Oh Mary Oh, FloridaSNMOM

    It's a beautiful morning in Chicago.  Warm and sunny, although it's supposed to rain this afternoon.

    Going to meet a friend for breakfast, and grocery shopping.

    Have a great day.

    I am a work in progress. Still.

    by broths on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 07:04:21 AM PDT

  •  Good morning! (7+ / 0-)

    It's cool and cloudy here in Dallas.   I have a big day planned... my dissertation research proposal was passed yesterday (they liked it) and I need to start getting the rest of the paperwork going.

    What had me thoughtful for the rest of the day is that all the professors referred to my tangental thoughts and observations as "answering and researching that will be part of your life's work."

    It's something that I never considered-- this degree grants me a "life's work"; a mandate.

    Feeling thoughtful and determined to go forward.  

    •  I saw that (2+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM, broths

      I'm so happy for you!

      And yes, what you proposed is indeed a life's work of research and study.  What you're doing for your doctoral is just the tip of the iceberg. Your dissertation is not the culmination of what you've learned so far, but a springboard into your future.

      All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

      by Noddy on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 10:23:19 AM PDT

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  •  Today will also be sunny and warm in the (4+ / 0-)
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    Oh Mary Oh, FloridaSNMOM, Noddy, broths

    Finger Lakes.  I have some baby peach trees to re-pot and protect from winter and Bambi.  This morning I realized I have the perfect spot, so now I can proceed with the digging!

    Please donate to Okiciyap food pantry. . If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

    by weck on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 07:13:37 AM PDT

  •  Good morning (2+ / 0-)
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    Noddy, broths

    Going to be damp, rainy and a bit cooler here today. They're calling for rain (and I can see it on the radar rolling in off the west coast), and temperatures are supposed to stay just under 80. This is good for my electric bill. My shoulder hurts more than it did yesterday however LOL. Give and take I guess.

    Dad and Bit are watching a recording of the debate right now, where he can pause it and explain things she doesn't understand. The boy and I watched it last night live. Of course I missed some bits I think because Draco was busily yelling at Mitt Romney for his disrespect of the President.

    Noddy: Yay for venue shopping! With the success this year maybe you can get the two places competing and get a better deal!

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 07:53:35 AM PDT

  •  Sunny but the wind is picking up here (2+ / 0-)
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    Noddy, FloridaSNMOM

    in Albuquerque. Temps predicted to get down to the upper 30s tonight (brrr!) but then we'll be back up to high temps in the 80s by Friday.

    All of which means I'll have a hard time deciding when to schedule my swamp-cooler shutdown/furnace start-up! So I'll keep using my electric heater and supplemental gas stove for a while longer ...

  •  sunny today is a break in the beginning of fall (1+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM

    rain, apparently. wow, back yard grass is starting to green up with just 3 days of rain!

    gotta hustle on the last wood-work project, the finish won't set below 50 degrees! but it only takes 8 hrs to dry enough for the next coat, so we should be able to manage by getting each coat on as early in the day as possible, & proceed w one coat/day!

    catalpa leaves are starting to get washed off the tree... time to get netting over the water feature so it doesn't fill up with leaves! among other things, 8-)

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 02:06:28 PM PDT

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