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24 March 2004 @ 06:14 pm
Plans for Anime Central  
Rando and I decided that not having to drive 24 hours within the span of 4 days would be well worth the price of plane tickets, so he booked us a round-trip flight between Pittsburgh and O'Hare. OK, so we will have to drive to the 'Burgh, but it sure beats the long haul to Chicago - and because we're returning on Sunday afternoon, we won't be too tired to go to work the next day, so that's one less day I'll have to take off. Hooray for that. I found a $89/night hotel that ostensibly offers free transportation to the convention center at which ACEN is being held. (Said convention center's hotel is already booked.) Yay for reasonably priced accommodations and no need to rent a car.

Much to my delight, last night's fake fur painting experiment was a success. Right after I got home, I rinsed out the scrap. The extraneous paint on the backing washed off, but the paint on the fur stayed put, and said fur isn't all crusty or sticky, either. I just need to get some black paint so I can mix up a darker brown for the beginning of the gradient and then ensure that I can paint a short, controlled gradient on another scrap of test fur before I move onto the real thing. I'm just happy that it didn't turn out to be as complicated and as time-consuming of a process as I'd feared.

I should be able to go lift tomorrow. My hip is definitely less cranky today.
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: nothing
lemonica on March 24th, 2004 05:55 pm (UTC)
if you need anything transported by car, lemme know, dude. though i guess it depends on when you're getting to pittsburgh!
The Heavy Metal Matador: frylockrydain on March 24th, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC)
Re: whee!
Thanks...that would be awesome! ^_^ That's the problem with flying - you can't just pack your costume into a big rubber storage bin and stick it in the back seat and know that nothing is going to happen to it throughout the trip. I can definitely make the bikini and gloves cargo hold-safe, but I'm kind of paranoid about the armor and head horn, and if I can't bring them as carryon, I think I shall have to take you up on your offer. We depart Thursday the 13th around noon and return at 3:30ish on Sunday.
lemonica on March 24th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
Re: whee!
heh, i've been imagining scenarios involving you and your costume and airport security and great big horns and guns and stuff...i believe we're leaving pittsburgh at something like 6 am friday. we will work something out, to be sure.

heh, i'm doing all of the driving in a mere three days! though it should only be about 14 hours total, as i'm not leaving from state college, thank goodness.
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lemonica on March 25th, 2004 08:52 am (UTC)
different set of friends, captain. no canadians involved in this batch!

don't stress yourself or your car, as randy and gillian are very brave and can fend for themselves. if need be, i can rescue them!