Apr. 5th, 2010 02:28 pm
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Had a hell of a weekend. Saw old friends, made new ones. Marked a few more firsts off my long to-do list.
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The good...
Taught a small origami class
Got to know better a bunch of folks that I don't get to see as often as I would like
Had a lot of fun with the TENS, everything from PG to R rated
Got to play with my gloves in the hot tub
Got to invite a lot of con-friends to other upcoming events. Connooga and Frolicon in particular.
an entire extra day's worth of sleep on Sunday evening actually caught my sleep schedule back up with my work schedule

The bad...
One of the glove powerpacks was less waterproof than advertised, resulting in a short that took the gloves out of commission for Saturday evening
A very poorly timed injury caused a little unhappiness during party hours

The ugly...
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The Frosted Fetish Ball, hosted by The Secret Room at the Jungle, was definitely an awesome way to kick off the year. The place was packed from 11PM on, dance floor covered in people the whole time. I got to say hi to a bunch of people that I haven't seen since Frolicon, or Twisted Toyland for a few minutes. Had a chance to have some longer conversations with some new acquaintances than I have before, and that was good in a number of ways. Got a few more inquiries about hiring where I work, which is still going on and anyone with tech support skills is welcome to email me a resume.

For the most part I hung out with [ profile] allison_smiley and her friends and friends of friends. A fun crowd that I encounter at a lot of nightlife and convention events, need to get to know some of them better.

Had a little fun with my gloves, as always, but the high point(s) of the night was my first chance to use my new TENS unit on someone other than myself. I had used a less featureful TENS on someone else before, but the wide range of control in my unit made it a lot more challenging to hit the sweet spots. It's a very different experience; I need to practice picking up the subtle reactions to changes in stimuli, something that is moot when I can feel it myself, or when I don't have the option to change more than one or two parameters of the experience. A few folks enjoyed individual attention, but the more interesting times were had with various people hooked up with interfering current patterns, so that when they touched (for various varieties of "touch") the current passed through them.

All in all a great night, and a reminder (after over 2 months of no cons!) of how much I am going to enjoy Chattacon.

[edit] Some points brought up in comments that I neglected to mention...
The police presence was unusual, I have never been to a club with cops there full time. That may have had some impact on...
A few people that I know came expecting some dungeon equipment, at least a spanking bench. The one cross in the middle of the main room was far too crowded to use. The side room that got commandeered for a few small scenes would make a great miniature dungeon for future events, padded seating around the perimeter, room for a cross and one or two spanking benches on one wall and in the middle.

2008 for me

Jan. 2nd, 2009 04:06 pm
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2008 has come and gone, and I think I will label it my best year yet. It had some low points, but overall a massive improvement over previous years, and a good indicator of things to come.
The good, the bad, and the ugly. )


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