PJ O'Rourke~~ "Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely."
Well, after four days without a shower, it was a relief to finally arrive in Pittsburgh and pop into a nice warm shower. It's been a wild day to be sure. We arrived around noon to a hotel undergoing tones of renovations. One wing of each floor is closed off while the workers renovate the hallways and rooms. The parts that are complete are very nice. Bathrooms on the main floor are all closed. Since that floor also has the restaurants and lobby... well let's just say that it's a tad inconvenient.
After checking in and cleaning up, the househunk and I sallied forth in search of other fellow authors. We went to the Ballroom floor, just trying to get a feel for where things were located. Near the registration site (closed!), a group of women were waiting and talking. One of them came up to me and asked if I was Anny. When I replied in the affirmative, she said that she was Lacey Thorn and admitted that she felt confident in talking to me because she recognized the house hunk.
The others with her were Brynn Paulin, Cindy Pape, Carol Lynne, and Bronwyn Green. Within a short period of time, we met many others. Dee Brice, Kate Poole, Kaener Langford, Judith Rochelle, J.L. Wilson, Marianne Stephens. Kelly showed up in the afternoon amidst a chaotic influx of RT attendees. Wow! There are tons of people. After visiting to and fro, about sixteen of us went down to the restaurant and had dinner... the househunk and his harem.
Around nine in the evening we dragged our weary butts down stairs to the EC RT Virgins party. It was quite a group. We all scrunched up together and Ciana Stone took a picture of all the frogs we could round up. We should have it soon. And then we'll post it on our frog loop. Later today I'll have my camera batteries charged up and so I'll post some pics. Several very comely gents in Ellora's Cave T-shirts showed up and cheerfully took pics with the ladies.
For now? It's after midnight and a new day.
Until the next time!
Know that Amarinda is keeping you entertained while we're gone! www.amarindajones.blogspot.com and for a different perspective on the convention, check out Kelly at www.kkirch.blogspot.com.