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07 October 2009 @ 07:27 pm
For those of you not going to Wincon, there's this great event you might not be aware of that runs parallel to it-- win_non_con. It has many of the same activities as the actual convention (like a "virtual" convention), AND it has something you should sign up for right now:

The Treasure Hunt \o/

What is this Treasure Hunt, you may ask? It is where you form teams with fellow SPN fans, and try to cover the master list of "items" the people running the show will come up with for you. You will create crack of astounding proportions! You will amaze yourself and your teammates with your twisted minds and your ability to translate that into fic and art! And you will work like fiends and laugh your butts off and have a marvelous time.

I did this last year with caffienekitty and maychorian, and we had a blast. And I've peeked at and enjoyed the creations from other teams for both years of this event. Sign up! Take the plunge! You know you want to. :D

As for Wincon itself... oh, Denver, couldn't you pick a different weekend for your bipolar weather issues? I checked the forecast through the weekend: 68 today, 39 (and snow!) Thursday, 54-ish on Friday, 34-ish and snowy again on Saturday, 47-ish on Sunday. Gaaaaah!

So, I guess I won't have to feel out-of-place bringing my winter coat for the weekend. But for the Apoca-prom, well... I'm not really a "promster," and I had something more along the lines of a cocktail dress picked out for this. I may be showing up in regular clothes for it, because otherwise I'll be freezing. There isn't a granny-sweater in the world that could save me, and I don't own one anyway. :0

CaffieneKitty: winnonconcaffienekitty on October 8th, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)
Thanks for the pimp!

(*koff* "i before e" in my username ;-) )
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 8th, 2009 06:31 am (UTC)
I believe I've made that mistake before! :0

*fixes it*
CaffieneKitty: smilecaffienekitty on October 8th, 2009 07:07 am (UTC)
No worries. It's because my username doesn't spell 'caffeine' correctly and you are too good a speller. ;-)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 8th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
I wondered about that! Each time, I keep thinking, "I thought I knew how to spell "caffeine," so how come I keep getting this wrong?"

I didn't used to doubt my spelling much until about a year ago when I discovered that "embarrass" has two r's in it (FOR NO GOOD REASON). M.S. Word kept fixing it for me, and it finally caught my attention. ;)
CaffieneKitty: facepalmcaffienekitty on October 8th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
Heh. I'd like to say mine's spelled this way because the correct spelling was already taken, but really, way back in 97 when I first started using this name online with hotmail, I asked around the coffee shop I was in for the correct spelling, and then used 'i before e' anyway because the other way didn't look right. XD

By the time I got on LJ, I was going to switch to the correct spelling, but the correct one was already taken. :-)

I like it though, the 'fienek' part has a bit of a visual similarity to 'fiend', sort of. And I'm used to it now, and not many people talk about me, so the misspelling is not that much of an issue. :-)
elanurelelanurel on October 8th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
Sadly, that kind of bipolar weather is not uncommon. I remember the time it snowed in May... ;)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 8th, 2009 06:06 am (UTC)
It's the back-and-forth I find most bizarre. Going into the low temps and staying there for awhile (early or overly long) doesn't seem THAT strange. But 68 followed by a 30-degree plunge into snow?!?

Though we had a 35-degree plunge 1 1/2 weeks ago, from 100-degrees to 65. Kind of a shock, but less dramatic results at the bottom temp.
elanurelelanurel on October 8th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
That can be fairly normal, too. A pretty standard joke around here is "If you don't like the weather, wait fifteen minutes."