It’s been quite a week. That earthquake hit the other day, and now Hurricane Irene is expected to run wild on us this coming weekend. My local news station has been harping on this double-whammy big time – I spent some quality time in the lunch room at work printing up company t-shirts, and I didn’t even bother counting how many times I heard and saw the same segment (“First an earthquake, now a hurricane!”) repeated. It’d definitely affected the clients who depend on my employers for their HVAC and plumbing. Another thing I didn’t bother counting was the number of calls we got today regarding backups for sump pumps (handy for draining flooded basements) and backup/emergency generators for if this hurricane knocks out power.
Call me sad, but I’ve started paying more attention to the countdown for Lunacon 2012 - 203 days, some-odd hours at this point, and ticking down. Other than a party weekend in Baltimore that I’m trying to plan with friends as soon as my first 2.5 days or so of vacation time kick in from work (November, I’m hoping!), Lunacon’s the next big thing I’ve got to look forward to. John Ringo’s set to be the Author Guest of Honor, and we’ve also got Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary for the Artist GoH, Tamara Pierce as the YA Author GoH, and gaming gurus the Looneys. It should be a good time.