All in all, it's a relief to be back home in a lot of ways. I will admit that I'm sort of sad about having to go back on the diet after some truly ridiculous splurging during the trip. I can only imagine how much damage I did to my blood sugar and kidneys during the trip. Still, who wants to live forever, right? Sacrificing life for happiness, even if it's something as simple as a good meal out with friends, is more than a worthwhile trade.
I'll try to get some of the pictures I took from Origins up in the next few days. During my absence, I had someone pick up the external hard drives from my cousin meaning that I now have plenty of storage space and have recovered all the info I feared lost on the drive that died. I'm going to send out the rebate and warranty packages tomorrow and both should arrive within the deadline (knock on wood). The only thing I have to do now is rest up and relax until the next convention starts a week from tomorrow. Luckily, it's just Dexcon, which is local, and I'll have a place to crash there to boot.