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Master's Degree holder, telecommuting from the hot tub, proud Darwinian Dawkobot, and pirate librarian belly-dancer bohemian secret agent scribe on a mission to rescue bloggers from the wholesome clutches of the pious backstabbing girl fridays of the world.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Who's Going to the AAI Conference?

Rev. Barky and I are. (Well, I'm going to the conference; he's just coming along to feed me breakfast burritos.) ;-)

Who else out there is going? PiGuy? Rev. Chimpy? Shalini? Raise your blog hand if you're going!

I got into deep political discussions in the jacuzzi along with Pina Coladas while on my Galapagos trip, and wish to continue them this September! (The Crowne has a jacuzzi, right? Please tell me that it does.)

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Blogger Rev. Barking Nonsequitor said...

I just rang the front desk - they do NOT have a hot tub!

August 29, 2007 9:53 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

What? This blog is now rated G for Grrr! Well, I'm not going to jump into the Potomac. Let's hope the place isn't like this.

August 29, 2007 10:17 AM  
Blogger Martyne said...

Hope your conference goes well. I am an agnostic thiest so we are singing from a similar songsheet, certainly as far as the fundies go. Thanks for the reminder of Jenny Agutter. She was always willing to get her kit off in the name of her art. Check out "Walkabout" and "Equus" (with the wonderful Richard Burton) if you are interested in such things. Art that is!

August 29, 2007 11:00 AM  
Blogger Rev. Barking Nonsequitor said...

I do believe this is what it is like to stay at the Ice Hotel in Reykjavik - minus the killer robots.

August 29, 2007 11:49 AM  
Blogger Cat's Staff said...

I can't afford to got to those fancy conferences like you rich college students. Margaret has arranged for the whole thing to be streamed on the net and is encouraging people to get together and have a convention watching party. Anyone have a good home theater setup that would want to host a party?

August 29, 2007 12:34 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Cat's staff, that's a great idea! Maybe even use MTN facilities? (I can't do it, obviously. "Rich college students"? Hey! Wait a minute!) ;-)

August 29, 2007 12:49 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Martyne, "Equus" was such a heartwrencher - I'd love to see the Richard Burton version! I am into such things!

August 29, 2007 1:07 PM  
Blogger Cat's Staff said...

Perfect solution... You could get one of these (it's expensive, but you'll get years of enjoyment out if), watch the streaming version of the convention from your jacuzzi...

August 29, 2007 1:42 PM  
Blogger Martyne said...

I am such a horse lover that it was a very difficult film to watch. But the excellence of Mr Burton's craft (not to mention his gloriously sexy voice) mixed with Jenny's rather lovely naked body makes this film one of my all time favourites. When you say you are "into such things", what exactly do you mean?

August 29, 2007 1:48 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

But Cat's Staff, I'll be there! It's just that Barky's on the waiting list. :-(

But anyway, that contraption makes me nervous - one, that's too close to sit to any TV set, and two, did you ever see that episode of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" in which the preacher-kid gets electrocuted? Gaaaa!

When you say you are "into such things", what exactly do you mean?

;-) I mean that my idea of a fun time is watching "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" or "The Woman Next Door," or "With a Friend Like Harry..." I'm a sucker for tragedy and horror, just not in real life. Why, what did you think I meant? *Halo* I need to introduce you to JanieBelle.

August 29, 2007 5:29 PM  
Blogger Rev. Barking Nonsequitor said...

A really good hot tub and flat screen would cost no more than 10K. Wealthy people don't generally waste money.

Heck I'm not doing to bad with the tub I got practically free and a borrowed set beside it in my car port.

Add some belly dancing music and you are close to heaven.

August 29, 2007 6:09 PM  
Blogger The Science Pundit said...

My local group is trying to organize a simulcast party. If that goes through, then I may get to watch much of it without having to go to Cristal City (bleh!)


August 29, 2007 7:22 PM  
Blogger FriendlyAtheist said...

I'll be at the convention! Can't wait to meet you :)

Though without a jacuzzi in the hotel, I might have to reconsider...

August 29, 2007 9:32 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Well! I guess that just means mass belly dancing in the hospitality room! That's that!

Booo, Science Pundit! Poopy butt, you're not coming? Boooo...

Yay, Friendly Ath! See you there!

Heck I'm not doing to bad with the tub I got practically free and a borrowed set beside it in my car port.

I'd be happy with you in a kid's wading pool! (Without kids. Without kids.)

August 30, 2007 12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No hot tub? What's yer beef? Tain't Noo Years. Tain't the 4th of Jooly? Whadda ya need a bath for?

Fifteen dollars to park the wheels? Fuggedaboudit!!!

August 30, 2007 7:44 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Scotius, have you been paying attention, my friend? It's the Fourth of July every weekend!

Don't you find it strange that Washington DC doesn't have a jacuzzi, fer pete's sake? Though come to think of it, maybe that's why they get caught in our airport! ;-)

August 30, 2007 8:56 AM  
Blogger Martyne said...

I am already very familiar with JanieBelle, kristine. She helped me to finally "come out" and accept that my sexuality swings both ways, like hers. I am very fond of her. Am glad you are into drama as well. My favourite playwright is Arthur Miller. His stuff is so emotionally charged that I cry almost every time I watch it.

August 30, 2007 9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Water in the well's gittin' lower 'n' lower,
Cain't take a bath fer six munts er more.
But Ah've heerd it sed,
An' it's true, Ah'm shore.
Tew much bathin' 'll weaken ya.

August 30, 2007 9:35 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

I must have talked to 50+ teachers today on the friggin' phone! Does being bathed in sweat count? Because I do feel weak right now.

Gaaaa! I took tomorrow off! Yay! I need to feel like a human being again.

August 30, 2007 4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Does being bathed in sweat count?"
You were dehydrated; no wonder ya felt puny. Too bad we can't lick off our perspiration to recycle it as a cat would, if it sweat.

You'll be at the convention three days. Mebbe ya won't be too rank at the conclusion. According to Poor Richard, fish and visitors stink after three days.

Then return to Minnesota; lots of lakes to jump into. This time of year, they should still be reasonably warm.

August 31, 2007 9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops!!! The convention is at the end of September. The lakes won't be all that warm then.
Better put your tea kettle on when you get back.

August 31, 2007 9:39 AM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

Sorry. It was sold out when I went to register. I keep checking in the hope that they'll open up more spaces or move to a bigger venue or something.
Too bad - it's practically in my back yard. *sigh*

Still thinking about crashing the party, though!

September 01, 2007 7:53 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

PiGuy, totally come and bring the Mrs. to crash the party! I want to meet you - and Barky (who also couldn't register) and I are thinking of cutting out some of the workshops to see the Library of Congress, etc.

September 02, 2007 3:28 PM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

Well, all righty then. I'll keep in touch and see what we can do.

I'm only about a hour's drive from Crystal City (but would likely take the Metro from Greenbelt - a little longer that way but I don't have to drive or park) and could be there on pretty short notice.

Hope that we can arrange something!

September 03, 2007 8:54 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

We need to find a way for me to send you my cell phone number confidentially.

September 05, 2007 10:52 AM  

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