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Will I get to TFcon, or not?

I feel like complaining.
My sister is going to rain on my Toronto parade.

I am quite perturbed about this, as you can imagine. One weekend a year I would like to be free and geek out. ONE LOUSY STINKING WEEKEND!!! [insert eleventy billion exclamation points]
And I wonder why my back and neck hurts and I am starting to grind my teeth.

Barb doesn't think she can handle ma by herself for a whole weekend. Even though Larry is there to help if needed. Plus the fact that going to church becomes problematic. A problem for her, and therefore, a problem passed over to me.

Someone needs to be with ma at all times, even when she naps. Usually B & L go to 4pm mass on Sat. and I play on my laptop while ma snoozes.
So, with me gone trying to have some fun, someone can go on Sat, which leaves the other person to go on Sun. Barb doesn't like the only church nearby with a Sun 5pm mass - the priest is too liberal for her or something. Our church has 11am mass on Sun, but Larry doesn't like to get up and go on Sun.
Therefore, Larry goes Sat evening, and Barb goes Sun morning. What is so hard about that?
I don't slagging know, because Barb says she wants me home so they both can go Sun morning together. WTF?
Like, she can't afford to miss church for ONE week? And, why the hell does Larry go to church anyway - he's not even Catholic?!?

I just don't understand.

Well, maybe I do understand. Barb doesn't want me to go. She keeps bringing up how she doesn't like me going by myself - it's dangerous. Well, yeah - if you son't take reasonable precautions. And, yesterday she mentioned it was expensive and I don't have money to waste.
(Which is why any Lambo driving will ever be mentioned. Isn't it sad that I have to keep stuff like that secret from my family. I had to keep my first motorcycle purchase secret, too. And, boy if I didn't hear it afterwards, when they found out at my wedding when Rick & I rode off together. Barb still brings that up, how I shamed the family. [My sister has problems.] )
Anywho -
I have been squirreling away all my loose change and dollar bills since last year, plus a couple H&R paychecks. I can cover my room and car rental without using my credit card.
I really need this.

I told her I am going to be there on Sat, no matter what. Good thing Toronto is only a couple hours drive away.
I'm trying to plan how I can get maximum fun out of limited time.
If I leave at 5pm Fri evening as soon as I'm done with work...hmm, I would need to have everything packed Thurs night.
(Confession time - I never totally unpacked my luggage after coming home last year. My bag is on the floor at the end of my bed covered with [reasonably] clean clothes. It still has stuff like hangers, toothpaste, etc still inside. I am a pathetic slob.)

The Peace Bridge will probably be mobbed...ah, let's see...figure an hour at most waiting at customs...I could probably be at the hotel by 8pm. This way, I would be there and can get up early Sat.
I would much rather drive at night than get up at 5am Sat to drive up there. I did that the first year I went to TFcon, and it was hard.

Then - fun, fun, buy, buy, socialize - I'd like to see the Cybertronic Spree band, and I'm guessing that would be in the evening.
If I stayed overnight, I could drag myself up at...uh, maybe 7am to drive back Sun so I can be home by 10am so no one goes to hell from missing church.
It wasn't so hard last year.
My brother was visiting while I was gone and he was able to help. But, we're not even sure he will make it up this year. He had to have some surgery on his shoulder because he *snerk* fell out of his office chair while reaching for something. I don't know how I've managed to hold back the ridicule, other than the fact that he really hurt himself. He'll get it when he's all better, that's for sure.

So, I guess I feel better complaining, even though it is a stupid thing to complain about. Others have it worse.

Oh, anyone else planning on going? I know of one person....

[Crossposted from DW. Apparently, I like to spread my boring Spam all over the Internet. And, I paid for both sites, so I should use them like a mad monkey. Comment at either place, I'm easy.]



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Jun. 18th, 2014 12:41 pm (UTC)
I wish I could go to Chicago - that's within driving distance. But, it would require too much time.
Probably won't be able to take any long trips until ma dies. *crosses fingers that Botcon comes to Niagara Falls next year*

I am definitely going to be there on Sat, even if only a few hours. I need this, and I plan on squeezing every little bit of fun out of my time as I can!

Manipulation is my sis's middle name. In fact, I think it runs in the family, my mom was pretty overbearing to my elder siblings, from what I hear. I think she mellowed by the time my bro & I came along.
For some reason, my sister had decided early on that I needed another mother, and I constantly get nagged and manipulated. But, it is just how things are right now. I am employed by them and, like the mafia, there's only one way out of this job.
Jun. 18th, 2014 02:41 am (UTC)
I hope you get things figured out so you can go! Pocky and I will be there again this year.
Jun. 18th, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
Even if I can only have a few hours - I'm going to be there Sat, at least.
I shall look forward to possibly seeing you guys again.

Are you gonna dress up like last year?
Jun. 18th, 2014 11:02 pm (UTC)
We're doing Skids (me) and Rung (Pocky) holomatter avatars this year. Why did we think suits and sweatervests in July is a good idea??
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