Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Long overdue updates. My father is doing well! He is at home and making a good recovery. Because I spent my time in Atlanta at the hospital or child-wrangling, I only went to Dragon*Con for part of Friday. This was one of my favorite costumes:

I have already left Los Angeles. It was terribly, terribly difficult. I hope it is temporary. My friends threw me a Bollywood themed farewell party. And hired a male bellydancer. It was hilarifying.

But that chapter of my life is closed. No more bellydancers. Just lots of sitting in a creepy room writing creepy comic books.

I'll let you know how it's going.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Several hours before going to LAX to fly out for Dragon*Con, my older brother called me. It was 3am his time, so I was a little alarmed. Turns out my father had a severe heart attack, and my brother was on his way to Macon to go see him.

I am now in Georgia, and my expedition for a weekend of sci fi and fantasy has been superseded by a whole lot of real life. My father is being held in a synthetic sleep. He is being pumped full of painkillers, sedatives, and a drug to induce amnesia. What does one dream in such a sleep?

He is supposed to have a quadruple bypass tomorrow morning. I don't know how this story ends.