Monday, August 08, 2016

On My Way Home

I'll have lots more photos and info to share later this week, too, but for right now, time to tell you where I've been all weekend.  Does this give you any ideas:


Yes, I've been in Las Vegas at the official 50th Anniversary Star Trek convention with my bestest of best friends and her sister.  We had an amazing time hanging out with each other and thousands upon thousands of other Trekkies/Trekkers.  We dressed in costume for two of the days, got to attend panels of various Trek stars and so on, had our pictures taken with William Shatner and Jonathan Frakes, and were generally as happy and relaxed and excited as it's probably possible to be all at the same time.

Now I'm sitting at the airport catching up on email and blog comments and waiting for my flight.  As you can see, I've got some good company:


I promise to write up a loooooong post (or series of posts) about the convention, but right now I'm trying to sort of ease myself back into the idea of returning to real life.  Cowboy and our three kittens will be waiting at the other side of a five-hour plane ride to claim me, and I'm very much looking forward to that, but probably not as much as the kids are.  This is the first time I've been away from Sam and Sarah for more than a single over-night, and I've never been away from Tootie for more than six or eight hours.  It was harder on me to leave than it was on them, but it was harder on them for me to be gone than it was on me.  And probably hardest on Cowboy, who is usually the one going off for days on end on business trips.

Anyway, time to try to finish up one of my movie reviews for the blogathons this weekend, then go find my gate.  Maybe grab some lunch or something.  Beam me up, Scotty!  Party's got to end sometime.

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  1. How exciting!! I can't wait to hear about it!

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    1. Charity, IT WAS! It was simply fabulous.

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  2. I've never seen Star Trek, but does that ever sound like a jolly sort of time! You look so pretty. :)

    Hee hee! Excellent company indeed! And the peeking over the rock angle is simply the finishing touch. :) Which of his movies is it from?

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    1. Thank you, Eowyn :-) My friend did my hair, which was so fun.

      That's from Whispering Smith :-) I'm so happy Alan Ladd made so many westerns!

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  3. WOW! It sounds like a wild good time. I bet your little kittens will be very happy to see you again, too. :-)

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    1. Emma Jane, indeed it was a wild(ish) good time! And yes, I was practically squeezed to death at the airport when I returned :-)

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  4. Oh wow! I knew it was some sort of convention, but I didn't realize it was all Star Trek! My mom loved Star Trek and she made me love it too. Although I have't seen all the new movies yet, but I DO want to! Also, I realize I already mentioned on FB, but your costume is amazing! Did you make it yourself? Cannot wait to hear more about all the EPIC adventures you had!

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    1. Kara, yes, it was alllllll Star Trek, all series, but of course especially celebrating TOS since it was their big anniversary.

      I didn't make my costume, I bought it on Amazon, and the tricorder purse too. Boots are from Target. Working on posts about the adventure now! Hope to have the first finished tonight.

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  5. Oh Hamlette! So impressive...and you look fabulous! What fun this getaway must have been...I too have never seen Star Trek, but many of my friends are crazy about it:)

    Aww, I bet your children were thrilled to have you home again!
    Hugs to you!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly-Anne! It was really fun, and definitely a getaway -- it felt weird to be without my husband and kids for so long, but also very relaxing and a nice way to sort of clear my head out before we start school up again in a couple weeks.

      But yes, everyone's overjoyed to have me back :-) And I got lonely without all of them, I will admit.

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  6. That's awesome!!!!!!! I LOVE your costume--you really look like you came straight from the "Enterprise" :-) So happy you had such a great time, and I can't wait to hear more about it!!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! All three of us dressed similarly, so that made it extra special. More details coming soon!

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  7. How cool!! That's so exciting. I hope you had an amazing time. :D It looks like you did!

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