I spent some time cleaning up the yard. Last year, what with so much rain, and my lawnmower broken, I didn't get a chance to get to my lawn. The sycamore trees decided to take the opportunity to shed tons of branches in my yard and try and grow little sycamore trees. On top of all the deck building, I lost a lot of sod, gained a lot of rocks, and now that I have a deck, having a shaggy, unkept back yard is pretty obvious. "Look at my marvelous desolation, one and all!"
Later on in the day, Missie and ninjacooter stopped by, looked at our new deck, and talked about boyfriends and relationships.
That evening, takayla and I went to "On the Border" for our 18th meeting anniversary. We first met at the Hunt Valley Inn near Baltimore Maryland on April 1st, 1988. It was Balticon 22. I was fannish, she was not. Our mutual friend Elspeth introduced us. My first thought on seeing her was, "Oh no, I am going to have explain why these people wear chainmail," and her first thought was, "Want to buy a dragon?" And 18 years later, we're facing each other at a Mexican restaurant while a guy higher than the "Dude, you're gettin' a Dell!" guy serves us. What a long, strange trip it's been.