On a happier note, I noticed that Deirdre Flint is heading to indiana for a show in early June. Apparently it's some sort of weekend folk festival and takes place a little north of indianapolis, around 3 and a half hours from here. I'm considering whether or not I should truck down there and catch the show. It'll probaly depend on whether I can find anyone else who's interested. It might be a bit crazy to subject yourself to a 7 hour roundtrip drive to go to a folk festival unless you have people with you and can classify it as an outing among friends.
I still haven't registered for origins either. I've been tinkering with priceline trying to find a good hotel rate and they have one of those irritating 1 request per 72 hours things. I figure if I can get a hotel rate around 30-35 dollars a night I'll almost definitely head down there. No one else seems to be interested but for me it will be a nice primer for gencon, whetting the appetite and all.
One of my rats ripped off the top of his head again. Bleh.