Before I begin, I just wanted to add my 2 cents to the whole journalcon recap debacle 2004! I notice how some people high in the ranks of the planning of J'con after J'con seem to get damn defensive and more uppity than usual when they are bashed by people who feel snubbed. Then when other people weigh in, they too are attacked whether they attended or not. Let me say this: I did not attend, automatically that means my opinion is irrelevant to those uppity ups. However, I would think that if you are going to spend a lot of time and effort pulling something like J'con off, you would put just as much time and effort into going out of your way to make people feel welcome. I'm not just talking about one person here either. Perhaps a committee is necessary, or a panel of people who can welcome those who haven't been to J'con before, or rewelcome those who have been.
I mean seriously folks, this seems to come up A LOT the last few years about people who feel it's too clique-y, and when scathing reports of J'con are posted... some of the organizers feel the need to rip those who criticize new assholes. How about being proactive instead of defensive? Make sense much? Take some of that redundant bullshit you post and repost in guestbooks wherein you pass the buck, and attempt to make positive changes? GAH. This is what makes people not want to go. GET A CLUE!]
Ok, onto bigger and better things... I need your help! I am going to be posting a picture with our wedding announcement in the local paper and don't know which one to choose. Since it's likely that a lot of my old high school mates will see it I want to make sure I look crazy hot. And if not crazy hot, well then at least thin. Which one do you like best?
More camping pictures...
We were STARVING when Lori, Seth, Travis and Ash got there, so I got on the stick and started up some rice-a-roni, fried potatoes and scrambled eggs. mmmmm. Travis made fried potatoes the next night, and Seth grilled some onions, and they put me to shame. TO SHAME!
Kylie sits with her ghetto pail and shovel and peruses Aaron's car magazine.
Aaron's end table.. it worked quite well!
Me and Kylie ham it up
Since it was raining the next morning Ash unzipped the tunnel and she and travis and Aaron, Kylie and I hung out together while we waited for the sprinkles to stop.
We had woken up at 6:30, so Kylie and I went into town to get shampoo and conditioner and some diaper pins to dig out my sliver (oh, and a MUCH needed coffee!) and when we got back it was all muddy outside from the dewy mist that had settled in the night before. I set her up with some crayons and a color book and she eventually passed back out.
Aaron and Wes roast some marshmallows... the spots are from the mist ... it was really thick.
we got into a bit of trouble for this fire... it was taller than most of us, and you could definitely see it from way over by the bathrooms.
More tommorrow, hopefully my sister will upload her pictures too. (HINT, HINT, LORI!)