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A few more photos, work, Readercon

Of course, just a day before I need to start the slow process of traveling to Readercon (first a journey to my dad's to pick him up), I'm inundated with work I need to do. I may have to take some of it with me to Readercon, which I haaaaaate doing. (I like typing all those a's though.)

But I'm still going to share some photos. This morning, as I set out for my walk, there was a whizzzzzz, like an electric car, only what it actually was was a guy with a backpack, bandana, and cigarette, sailing past on a skateboard! I was so delighted. He got off the skateboard when he reached the big downhill at the end of my street, so I was able to chase after him (shameless!) and catch him on the boardwalk. I said he'd looked super cool sailing by, and could I take his picture? And he said yes! And so I did, and thanked him.



And here's the other photo. It looks like a tiny mud patty, but it's really a very flat toad. We've seen him before, camouflaging himself nicely on this rail, and once even hanging out on the window of our door. A very chill toad, with pleasant golden eyes, which he opened at the musical sound of my camera turning on.



So yes, I'll be away at Readercon this weekend, and since I don't have any mobile devices, you probably won't hear much from me. And when I get back, you still may not hear much from me, because of work being so demanding--but then again, I like it here and come even when I'm busy, so who knows.

PS I apologize for not leaving comments today. It's partly work, but partly LJ is giving me nothing but 503 varnish errors. I hope it gets over that soon.


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queenoftheskies
Jul. 8th, 2015 09:59 pm (UTC)
Love your pictures!

Have fun at Readercon! (And a safe trip!)
asakiyume
Jul. 9th, 2015 12:42 am (UTC)
Thank you for the good wishes. I'll tell you all about it when I get back!
yamamanama
Jul. 8th, 2015 10:02 pm (UTC)
The errors stopped for me. It's been about an hour since they started.

For some weird reason, my journal stayed up during the plague of errors.
asakiyume
Jul. 9th, 2015 12:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, after typing that, I got access back.
(no subject) - amaebi - Jul. 9th, 2015 11:28 am (UTC) - Expand
xjenavivex
Jul. 8th, 2015 10:14 pm (UTC)
Hugs
asakiyume
Jul. 9th, 2015 12:41 am (UTC)
((strong hugs back))
yamamanama
Jul. 8th, 2015 10:34 pm (UTC)
In any case, I'll probably only update once while you're away. Maybe twice.
asakiyume
Jul. 9th, 2015 12:41 am (UTC)
If you update twice that will be FIVE entries I need to catch up on. But I'm planning to look at one or two this evening.
(no subject) - yamamanama - Jul. 9th, 2015 12:51 am (UTC) - Expand
frigg
Jul. 8th, 2015 10:34 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, there he is, your own fatty toad. :)
asakiyume
Jul. 9th, 2015 12:40 am (UTC)
Yes, though I think I'd call him flatty toad, the way he flattens himself out.
gwynnega
Jul. 8th, 2015 10:37 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to seeing you at Readercon!
asakiyume
Jul. 9th, 2015 12:39 am (UTC)
The feeling is mutual!
aamcnamara
Jul. 8th, 2015 11:52 pm (UTC)
I shall see you at Readercon! Safe travels!
asakiyume
Jul. 9th, 2015 12:39 am (UTC)
And you're reading! I look forward to seeing you :-)
lizziebelle
Jul. 9th, 2015 12:08 am (UTC)
I really wish I could go to Readercon, especially since it's so nearby, but it's always the weekend I go to Sirius Rising festival. Have a blast!
asakiyume
Jul. 9th, 2015 12:38 am (UTC)
It's also usually (always?) the weekend of Connecticon, which my daughters have been to a couple of times... i guess there are only so many weekends in the year! I'll have a good time--you have a great time at Sirius Rising, too!
(no subject) - lizziebelle - Jul. 9th, 2015 12:40 am (UTC) - Expand
heliopausa
Jul. 9th, 2015 12:48 am (UTC)
Strange things happen on the internet! (What's a varnish error?) I've received - one this week, but earlier too - brusque PMs that say only "you do not have authorisation to view this message", which seems unnecessarily recursive and chilly.

I like your toad very much indeed, and I envy the careless ease with which you type your aaaaaaaas. :)

Have fun at at Readercon, and good driving to you!
asakiyume
Jul. 9th, 2015 01:47 am (UTC)
I think that message you got, which I've sometimes gotten too, happens when a person posts and entry and then decides to make it private (or to limit who sees it). But it does have a cold feeling, because you get a sense of being excluded. I did the opposite this week: posted a private entry (that no one could see but me) and then changed the settings to public once I was ready to go live. It was the salamander entry, actually: I wanted to wait until I got permission from Urbpan to use his photo (or, if he had preferred me not to, I would have just linked to his entry). But I hate to think of LJ notifying people when I post a private entry--that sounds like a bad plan--so I hope it wasn't my entry that triggered the message about no authorization.

The a's! I should save them up and give them to you!

And thanks for the good wishes re: Readercon (and I'm glad you liked the toad; he's very sweet).
(no subject) - heliopausa - Jul. 9th, 2015 01:54 am (UTC) - Expand
browngirl
Jul. 9th, 2015 01:48 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing this frog and your lovely thoughts with us. :)
pameladean
Jul. 9th, 2015 02:56 am (UTC)
Oh, how I love your toad. Its expression is priceless.

The skateboard guy is very cute indeed, but can't really compete with the toad.

I hope you have a lovely Readercon.

P.
amaebi
Jul. 9th, 2015 11:30 am (UTC)
I love the idea of a skateboarder/toad competition. It showcases the idiocy of competition in nearly all cases.
(no subject) - pameladean - Jul. 9th, 2015 04:22 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - amaebi - Jul. 9th, 2015 08:32 pm (UTC) - Expand
sovay
Jul. 9th, 2015 04:26 am (UTC)
I said he'd looked super cool sailing by, and could I take his picture? And he said yes!

That is a great picture.

The toad is also quite attractive.

Hope to see you at Readercon!
asakiyume
Jul. 14th, 2015 08:43 pm (UTC)
So, so happy that I got to hear you sing--even if our actual words together were very few.
cmcmck
Jul. 9th, 2015 07:47 am (UTC)
Great pics and nice thoughts!
asakiyume
Jul. 14th, 2015 08:44 pm (UTC)
:-) Thanks, very glad you enjoyed!
amaebi
Jul. 9th, 2015 11:24 am (UTC)
I salute your lovesome toad. And all amphibians.
asakiyume
Jul. 14th, 2015 08:44 pm (UTC)
Amphibians are such wonderfully liminal creatures.
sartorias
Jul. 9th, 2015 04:46 pm (UTC)
Have a wonderful time at the con!
asakiyume
Jul. 14th, 2015 08:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you; it was lovely.
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