I was away this weekend at the BBS retreat. (That's my program at school, in case you didn't know.)
On Friday I woke up and got the kitties ready for their time alone. Cleaned and refilled the litter box and big (1.3 gallon) water dispenser. Gave them much food, etc. Then I headed to meet my ride. The ride to Provincetown was uneventful, and once we got there we had some lunch and started practicing for the musical. When everyone else arrived I put my stuff in my room, went to the reception and opening talks, and performed the musical! Then it was time for dinner. After dinner were a couple more talks, and then Casino Night. I was a dealer and dealt blackjack for the whole time. My table was mostly (all?) new first year students and they were a lot of fun so that went well.
Then I went with the intention of knitting with some of the girls. One of our knitting girls was manning the Dance Dance Revolution, though, so we stopped to say hi and ended up doing some DDR. I played for the first time, but the pad I was using was wireless and the signal wasn't picking up so I have no idea how I was doing as it only said "Boo" for every move. ;) After that it was pretty late so I headed back to my room, chatted with robb54
(yay for coastal time zone differences!) and went to bed.
Saturday morning I got up, went to breakfast, and went to student talks. After lunch we had some free time so Alice and I went and hung around P-town. I've never been there before, so it was pretty fun. There are a lot of cute little shops, and a lot of hot gay guys. Sad for me. ;) I have enough trouble checking out gay guys in normal areas, and when you're somewhere where at least 70% of males are gay (ok, I admit I totally made up that statistic) it's even harder. We headed back for more talks (a couple of students and our awesome keynote speaker Craig Venter) and dinner. After dinner I set up my laptop for karaoke and did a bit of laptop babysitting, a bit of singing, and a bit of knitting. Once again it was too late to do the planned hang-out-and-knit with the girls so I once again went back to my room and went to sleep.
This morning I got up, had breakfast, went to the panels, and started heading back to Boston with Alice and Nicole. We stopped for a little shopping detour at Williams Sonoma and Crate and Barrel. I got a lovely silicone spatula. When I finally got home I fed the cats and took a nap because I was sooooo tired. I'm still tired, and I have to be up pretty early in the morning, so I'm about to go to bed.
In other news:
The kitties are settling in well and generally behaving well too. We've had a few run-ins about refusing to come out from under the bed hello spray bottle
, but otherwise everything is great. The boy (still unnamed, I'm working on it) even came and cuddled a bit during my nap. The girl prefers to follow me from room to room and rub against my legs. The kittes aren't allowed in my room at night, though.