- Posted by Johanna on August 24, 2006 at 4:55 pm
- Category: Meta
What a week. Over the weekend, I began my duties as the Press Liaison for the Baltimore Comic-Con. (My most/least favorite part of that site is the countdown clock, which simultaneously reminds me how close it is for fun, yay, and how close it is to have everything done, ARGH!) Mostly, that means I wrangle press passes and send out press releases. If you need help with one of these things, please let me know.
It’s shaping up to be a great show, especially with the Harvey Awards presence, but with the Yankees/Orioles game scheduled for the same weekend, I’m ambivalent about how much talking up can/should be done at this point — if you’re not local and you’ve not already planned to come, then you’re pretty much out of luck in getting a local hotel room. Unless you have cool friends you can crash with.
But if you do fit in one of those categories, this is going to be a must-visit show and you should definitely go!
Anyway, I was saying that I’ve been working with them, all the while getting ready to go on family vacation Labor Day week and coping with being given a new department at work. (Same team, mostly same duties, but they renamed us and revised our task responsibilities.) End result, Monday: worst migraine I’ve had in several years. One of those “come home from work, fall into bed, whimper for a couple of hours, finally sleep, and wake up the next morning in time to go to work again.”
Tuesday was thus catching up on more press duties, and now suddenly it’s Thursday and where did the week go? I’ve missed talking about interesting things online with everyone! Only once we realized that the Civil War delay was real, there wasn’t very much of it, was there?
I’m still reeling from them taking away Pluto’s planet status. It’s now a dwarf planet, along with Ceres, which was a planet back when and then was an asteroid for a couple of centuries and now is a dwarf also. Along with Xena.
Me: “They changed Pluto’s status.”
KC: “No, Pluto’s the one everyone knows is a dog; Goofy’s the one who needs clearing up.”
Most astronomers are male, right? So when Xena came along and by all the existing rules should be a planet… it shouldn’t surprise me that they decided to change the rules so she wasn’t. But Venus has always been, so never mind.
I really need to stop free-associating now. Yeah, so how do they get to say that the planets I knew all my life are suddenly different? What’s with this nebulous “dwarf planet” status that sounds like a government compromise that won’t satisfy anyone? The universe has shifted under me by international vote.