or: Gen Con: the day I officially ran out of spoons.
But it’s okay that I ran out of spoons today, because it was the last day of Gen Con, and I didn’t really have anything planned! So I went and did the one event I was signed up for – a crocheting event.
Do you know how hard it is to attempt to crochet at 9 am on a Sunday at Gen Con? My sleepy brain spent a few minutes thinking “does this pattern use American or UK crochet terms?” before I realized I was being silly, this pattern totally uses American terms, the image at the top of the pattern uses the same double crochets you’re used to. Then I spent some time trying to get all those double crochets where they needed to be. Eventually, after an hour of talking to my yarn and telling it to behave, I got two rows of scales done.
The rest of my day, outside of packing and loading stuff into the car, was spent wandering the dealer’s hall – I won’t lie, it was a little overwhelming with so many people crammed in there. I got some tea and some dice, and Ross went on a bit of a wild goose chase looking for a fancy leather writing/sketching book. We eventually found something close to what he liked at the Medieval Collectibles booth, and so he’s perusing their website as we speak to find the book he wants.
Around 1 pm, we finally gave up and decided to head home – we were both exhausted (especially after 6 straight hours of cosplay photos, wandering around the convention center, and participating in the costume parade), and I almost fell asleep in the car on the way home. Now, I get to unpack, spend time with the cats, and slowly rehydrate myself. Plus, I get to spend tomorrow writing up blog posts, reacclimating to normal life, and guest-starring on another episode of The Five-Ish Fangirls Podcast where Rachel and I (and the other podcasters) ramble about the past four days.
I miss Gen Con already.