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October 9th, 2005
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Quick update!!!!
Whew... got up really late today, the victim of an intense sinus headache and the desire to prolong my dreams.. *G*. Not a real winning combination, I have to admit! Man, what DREAMS! They were all over the map, and intricately detailed, but not that interesting to anybody else. But I'll journal them anyway. In one, I was a mutant, somebody who could instantly transport from place to place, but I was in the military, in the future. Enormous space in an enormous hanger (you couldn't see the sides), and they were building a new ship for me, but I was in some kind of a triangle, and the jealous one of the three had made sure the ship was not powerful enough to ever get away (which I needed to do), and I had one last hot hour with my lover, and then was off to try to get out anyway, and ended up in a huge parking lot, and then met a friend, but she was concerned because some other friend was missing, so she was going to go find her, by taking a flight to where she was... and then I was just a traveler in an airport who had to get from gate 24 to 4 to catch my plane to some obscure place in China, and the airport was in Australia, and, next to all the scrolling info on the flights, they would also list what shows had cast members travelling (I kid you not! Because, in my mind, all the crew on the shows needed to be sure they were on the right flights), and the cast of House was on mine, and I was eager to get there, but you had to travel on these suspended shuttles up at the ceiling level, and I was trying to catch one, but never at the gate when they stopped, so I kept walking, and missing the next one, and walking... some man had a heart attack in the terminal, but I had just caught the shuttle, so I could only cry out "Medic!" and hope somebody helped him...

So I met up with the Indy moot yahoo group on Friday! They're actually a TORn group, that a few of us others latched onto, of maybe 25 people, several of whom had been to DragonCon, the LOTR Symphony in Chicago, I think a few were at ORC, and so on. Really nice group of people, but a little overwhelming to see so many you don't know! But Entmaiden (remember her from the ROTK Line Party, Tig?) from Chicago was somebody I knew, and we got to talk a lot, because Friday was the *cue spooky music* GHOST TOUR! *G* We met on Friday evening at the Rathskeller and then walked around the Mass. Ave./Lockerbie Square district, which is neat to see, even without ghost stories. The guide was actually from Germany, very fun, nice guy, and we had a good time walking around, although it was pretty chilly! (in the 50's or 40's) The night ended with a cup of cocoa at their hotel and some chatting.

The next morning was the exhibit, and at that I ended up talking more with sooo_sleepy, who was at the GenCon Indymoot we went to! She had come as one of the Loons, and she actually posed in one of our group pics from the first morning. I don't blame myself too much for not recognizing her, though, because she looked very different - cool glasses like potato_biscuit and short dark hair flying out to the side with blonde streaks on top (also cool!). And she's quiet... which meant that I talked her ears off - sorry, sleepy!!! The exhibit IS the same one in London, with some small differences and additions. The bad news is, that means very little hobbit stuff - just Frodo's outfit and things, and Sam's backpack (large and small); no Pippin or Merry except in some clips about Treebeard. Also, I don't think there were any Eowyn outfits (sorry, Tig!). BUT... they do have a wide range of soldier's outfits (good and bad guys - *G*) and weapons, outfits of Arwen and Galadriel, Boromir in a canoe, outfits and things of Aragorn and Gandalf and Theoden and Legolas and Gimli, a cave Troll, a bust of Treebeard, and soooo much more!!!! And... it wasn't crowded! At least, it wasn't at 9 am, and this was opening weekend and Columbus Day weekend to boot! I really enjoyed it - probably as much as the first time! Also, at the end, after the gift shop, there are drawings by Alan Lee and John Howe. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing it again!

I then had lunch with sleepy and two other fans from St. Louis who weren't with our group, but who were into costuming. At least, one was, and her friend agreed to wear one of her costumes with her - *G*. That was a nice break.

I then came back home and went to a "Broad Ripple Bungalows House Tour" that was only 1 block away from my home. I SO wish I could do with my house what these people did, but, hey, it's only been a year. *G* Maybe in a few more I can make my place look more authentic and true to its style. When you get here, you'll see it's a real mixed bag, especially since I agreed to take a table my mom inherited, which has captain's chairs. Comfortable, but it so clashes with the house - *L*!

Then there was a fun dinner at Loughmiller's Pub. If you remember GenCon, this was near the parking structure, on the side away from the convention center. The folks who organized this, just a couple of fans, were so great. They reserved the whole pub *!*, putting up a sign that said, of course, "No Admittance Except on Party Business" (*L*!), and we talked, looked at slides of their previous moots, played LOTR Jeopardy (with TOUGH questions from Entmaiden and her friend Tealbee), got raffle prizes (I got a Frodo ornament!), and so on. I helped take group photos with other peoples cameras (forgot my own), and left feeling happy. It wasn't like being with old friends - nothing every is - but it was wonderful to meet new ones, and get to know Entmaiden and Sooo_Sleepy better. *S* Plus, I gave away a few of my photos of Dom, Sean, Billy, and Elijah to their respective fans. Although, one odd thing was being in a group that wasn't all hobbit-centric - *G*.

And then slept too long today! *wails* Oh, well - hopefully I'll still get stuff done.

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From:aeb
Date:October 9th, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Those sound like much more entertaining dreams than any I've managed to come up with recently. Also, a much more exciting weekend than I've managed much. {slightly envious smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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From:rosamundeb
Date:October 9th, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC)
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*L*! Well, they were rather entertaining. Actually, a couple of them would have made great scifi stories or movies... but I can never remember them well enough to write them down after! *G*
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From:aeb
Date:October 9th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
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I think the trick is to write a quick plot summary, then add as many details as feasible before they escape. Then you're supposed to be be able to work up a story from that.

Or so I've heard. I've never managed to do this myself, even when there's something worth doing this to. {Chuckle, SMILE}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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From:cyloran
Date:October 9th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
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Busy, busy! BTW, see any ghosts? :)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:October 9th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
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Ummmmmmm.....


No.


*G* Some damn pretty houses, though!


*pokes you and makes you come to the exhibit!*
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From:cyloran
Date:October 10th, 2005 02:00 am (UTC)
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I wish that I could! Unfortunately, my current finances have dictated otherwise.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:October 10th, 2005 02:07 am (UTC)
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*pouts* Okay.
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:October 9th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC)
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Aw, man, huge flashback to the London exhibition. That Boromir completely freaked me out. And posing on the cart. And again. And going all Gollumy over The Ring. And falling down on our knees before PJ. And wondering where Sam stashed the strawberry-scented massage oil in his backpack. And seeing Aragorn's ring. And the clip of Billy falling off Treebeard. And Dawn not letting me touch Gandalf's staff. And all the flags that hung down from the ceiling. And looking at the cave troll's dangly bits. And kneeling down before Sam's clothes. And keeping a wide berth from the jumping orc. And the burnt Hobbiton maquette. And all grouping around the video screens.

I miss my Ponypals...
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From:rosamundeb
Date:October 9th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
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*glomphug*!!!! *G* *L*! I forgot about most of that... although I did mention Diddums' dangly bits to a couple of people. And for some reason, I really didn't remember the flags! Maybe I didn't look up? *G* I did remember the Billy falling off clip - *L*! Jeez - I thought the burnt Hobbiton maquette wasn't in the London one - it surprised me. Ah, yes, the strawberr-scented massage mail...

Hey - did they have these at the London exhibit:
- a thing where you sit down (like at the optometrists) and rest your face in a holder and get it scanned and it makes your face look like a statue (like the Arganoth?)
- a thing where you could pick up a foam sword and stand against a green screen and an orc, elf or soldier would move on screen with your movements?

Miss you, too...
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From:arevanye
Date:October 10th, 2005 02:07 am (UTC)
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Just got back home and am totally exhausted, but I had to pop in and say hello, and thank you again for the wonderful Billy pics. The highlight of my weekend! :) You are a wonderful photographer--what a gift you have!

So glad you could make it to the moot--hope we see each other at more get-togethers in the future!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:October 10th, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)
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Hello, arevanye! Good to hear from you, and glad you made it back, safe and not too late in the evening. *G* Thank you for the kind comment, but thank you more for all the great things you did to set it up!
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From:abandonada
Date:October 10th, 2005 04:47 am (UTC)
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Totally OT but do you know about this film festival next weekend?

http://www.heartlandfilmfestival.org/2005/

Is it close to you? Not sure if it's of interest.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:October 10th, 2005 12:24 pm (UTC)
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Yes, but I always forget about it. *G* Supposed to be all "feelgood" movies with positive messages, I think. How'd you hear about it?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:October 10th, 2005 12:25 pm (UTC)
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*checks out site*

WHAT????????????????????????????????????????????

When did THIS happen????? SEAN????????

Thank you!!!
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From:abandonada
Date:October 10th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
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*giggles at your reaction* I read about this Sunday night in the Unofficial Sean Astin Yahoo group and I also received either a Google or Yahoo alert with the information.

Not knowing if tickets were still available, I had to let you know anyway since it wasn't too expensive AND the event is available to the public. That was a surprise.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:October 10th, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC)
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They are, and they are!

But...

I bought a ticket to see Elvis Costello - solo - no backup - on the very same night. And paid $100 for it, which puts me in the fourth row.

And this, while it's only $35, takes place in the basketball arena for the Pacers (Conseco Field House), and Seanie will only be a presenter, and they probably won't allow cameras.

So I probably won't go. *sigh* But if I didn't have the concert, I'd go anyway, just because... SEAN!!!! *G*

I wonder if he's here so his wife can visit family in Indiana.
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From:abandonada
Date:October 11th, 2005 12:52 am (UTC)
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Go to Elvis Costello then. It should be a good show. And wow, you're close! What a great opportunity! Enjoy!

Sean would only be like a dot in a big arena. You'll have another opportunity someday.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:October 11th, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
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*sigh* I know. It just seems disloyal somehow, not to go to see him when he's in MY TOWN! *S*
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From:psyknife
Date:October 10th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
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Awww... I miss big LOTR geek-outs
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From:rosamundeb
Date:October 10th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC)
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Well, you don't have long to wait for the next one!!!!! *G*
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