We had a fun 4th.
Unfortunately, yesterday, one of my major pet peeves got triggered, and I'm going to rant about it here, just so that anyone that runs into me at AC knows not to ever do this.
When you're eating out with a group of people, if you don't have the money to cover your tab, own up to it. Don't order dessert or the most expensive thing you see on the menu. And most of all... don't sit there and claim loudly that you put in your share and expect the rest of the party to pony up more money to cover it. I watched someone pay TWICE what their meal cost to cover tax and tip because of one person, and you know.... I'm not going to do that anymore. I've had this happen to me before, and it made both Bren and myself uncomfortable; and that time, we're not talking a couple of dollars short, either.
So yeah. If you eat out with me, and you don't have enough, ask for help. Don't claim innocence and expect me to pick up the tab, because you've just made an enemy. I don't put up with that crap.
On another note. I asked for a raise at work today. It was, as I expected, promptly denied. They did say they would review my salary to make sure it was fair, though. I'm gonna be watching to make sure it doesn't dip in the negative direction. :P
We're trying to get ready for the con. Stress stress stress. I think I have all my art supplies. I don't plan on sitting in Artist's Alley, but the mood may strike, and I may change my mind. Either way, I plan on spending as much time with kenket as she'll tolerate trying to pick up pointers. Urrg, and I still need to make music cds and pack. Yeesh.
Oh yes.. there is new art up. Go look and leave a comment.