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Making plans to have some fun - Phil's Rambling Rants
June 28th, 2007
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Making plans to have some fun
Nobody would admit to planning to attend InConJunction, but I need a con, so I decided to go anyway.  I tried to get a room at the last minute, and the website wouldn't give me a room at the con rate, but with some emails to the con staff and a really long time waiting for the web site to book a room at the non-con rate so I had a reservation to fix, I have a room.  According to the web site, at least there's lots of great food in the area.  Hopefully there'll be people I know who'll join me in eating some of it.

I've been a very bad boy and not been practicing guitar lately.  I played a while this evening, and my fingers are so sore.  Combining this and the first paragraph, I feel doomed.  But I was actually pretty successful at trying to actually play Girl That's Never Been and sing it for myself rather than along with the record.  Thanks, chirosinger, for showing me the chords.  I still want to stalk you for the weird inversions you play, but it does work with first position chords.  And just three of them.  Who'da thunk it?

On another musical note, I'll be attending alymid's song circle on Aug. 3.  This means (a) I need someplace to sleep Friday night, and (b) I'm available for some fun activity Saturday.  There was discussion on the GT list as to there being several really good ethnic restaurants around Clark&Belmont, and I was looking at the map and thinking that it's only a little way down Clark to the Lincoln Park Zoo.  Zoos sometimes bother me, but they do draw me also.  If lunch (recommendations were offered for Ethiopian, Thai, and Indian) and an afternoon at the zoo sounds like fun, sound off.  I'm not likely to brave the crowds all by myself.

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From:blueeyedtigress
Date:June 29th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
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Hoy! I hadn't previously glommed onto the fact that you're from Chicago! I'll be up in those parts, doing some recording with the Ropers (among a gazillion other things) in a smidge over two weeks.

So ...... where are these tigers (and other big cats) you visit?
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From:tigertoy
Date:June 29th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
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I'm not from Chicago; I'd be about 2 hours south of Chicago, except for all those other people on the roads that get in the way and make the trip take longer. "My" tigers live at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center, which is about an hour west of Indianapolis on I-70.
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From:blueeyedtigress
Date:June 29th, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
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Ah, my error, sorry! I'm so focussed on Chicago lately .... %]

But I'd love to visit "your" tigers when I am next in the Indianapolis area ....
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From:tigertoy
Date:June 29th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
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I'd love to have you visit them. I'm usually working there on Sundays; I don't normally do tours but if you ask for me by name I can take you around. Give a shout if you're going to be in the area.
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From:peteralway
Date:June 29th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC)
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For what it's worth, it turns out I have a niece and nephew attending InConJunction. The piano-playing nephew, but not the bellydancing niece.
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