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Got a much-needed haircut yesterday. I tend to get my hair cut only when my bangs are so long that I can't see my computer screen. Is that pitiful, or what? VERY chatty hairdresser this time (I've reverted to my old habit of walking into the first salon I can find without making an appointment in advance). Instead of gritting my teeth, however, this time I tried an experiment and tried to be even MORE chatty than the hairdresser. I'm sure he felt like hitting me over the head with his scissors by the end, but at least it gained me the illusion of temporary control (I was sitting there almost totally blind without my glasses, after all, with a stranger going at my head with a sharp implement).

New article up in the "Filkers On Filking" section...A Guide For Filk Czars by Gary McGath.

Also, I've added some photos to the FKO report. I still have some more in my camera (i.e. of Harold Groot and others), will add them when I finally get the film developed. If any of you have other scanned FKO pics, I'd love to know about them! Especially any photos with all three of us in them.

Many thanks again, by the way, to Allison for writing the report. Without Allison, our con reports would likely be non-existent or very dull at best. She remembers things that Jodi and I don't, and is also the archivist in the group.

Allison pointed out to me, by the way, that some of the reports in our UT con report section were missing. I've updated the page. Sadly, it seems that certain convention reports have gone permanently missing, probably lost when Jodi and I shifted servers. Humble apologies to Allison for that. It takes Allison a lot of time to write these reports, and Jodi and I do appreciate it. We're going to try to make extra copies of reports from now on (at least a hardcopy version) to prevent this sort of thing from happening again.

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