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It was a nice and productive weekend. My muse went into overload, and I finished 2 commissions and 8 other various sketches.

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.

Later folks.

Oh yes.. there is new art up. Go look and leave a comment.



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Jul. 6th, 2004 06:24 pm (UTC)
Oops - need to fix that link to your gallery - change the .pjp extension to .php.

Look me up in the Artists Alley - we'll be keeping track of people coming and going, and if a table comes open we'll know about it at the registers. Or hey - just stop by to say hi! It's always a pleasure to see you and da fennec.
Jul. 6th, 2004 06:29 pm (UTC)
Link fixed! Thanks!

And yes! I plan on popping in if for no other reason than to collect a hug from your handsome self, and maybe, if I can find him, one from your gorgeous hubby!

And I daresay we'll be inviting ourselves by your room to sample that beer. :9
Jul. 7th, 2004 05:47 pm (UTC)
we'll be inviting ourselves by your room to sample that beer.<.i>

Ditto. :>

Jul. 6th, 2004 06:45 pm (UTC)
If I don't have enough to cover the tab (and on those occaisions, I try and put the tab on my plastic, and have people pay me the cash), I'll make sure my dinner companions know that I'm a bit short. I usually just pick up the extra the next time around. I've been in the position of having to pay much more than my fair share several times, a couple times when people have literally vanished and left a few of us holding the tab. That pisses me off.

My raise this year was 2%. And I'm told I'm very lucky to have gotten that much. Joy, joy.

Hey, have fun at AC, avoid the fanboys, and give a big hello to Kenket (and Gatcat, if he's there?) for me!
Jul. 6th, 2004 06:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah.. It's rude, it's insulting to my intelligence and generosity, it's.... infuriating. We tried to explain the first time that no, they were short, and the folks we were with insisted that they had paid up. (It was at BDs, and.. well.. we KNOW how much the food is there) This last time, we didn't say anything, just ponied up a bit more. But yeah. No more. :P

And I'd gladly pay for you, Jim. You're a responsible respectful person. :)

Yeah.. they also told me that they can only offer raises in April. My raise was 2.5%, and I was told to feel lucky I got that. Whoopee. I suppose I should be glad, as rumor has it that quite a few people got nothing.

And yes! I will pass on greetings to the feathered ones! (And Kenket without Gatcat? Aren't they like... joined at the hip or something? ;) )

*SNUGS to you and your household!*

Jul. 6th, 2004 07:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, lordie, do I know what you mean about restaraunt tabs!

On a much more pleasant topic: I hope we get to meet in person at the con!
Jul. 6th, 2004 07:49 pm (UTC)
Awesome! You can find me by saying, 'Where's Genet?' 'Oh, that's her over there, cowering behind Roho with a can of Lysol'.

I don't do cons very well. ;)

At any rate, I'm a short brunette, will likely be lurking around Kenket's table in the dealer's room. *shhh* I'm stalking ravens...
Jul. 7th, 2004 05:11 am (UTC)
Aw, c'mon, I don't stink *that* bad ;)
Jul. 7th, 2004 05:20 am (UTC)
It's not YOU I'm worried about, love.
Jul. 6th, 2004 07:42 pm (UTC)
That's pretty obnoxious and sleazy to lie about the tab like that. Bleah.

I liked the snake pics you did.

And I'm really looking forward to seeing you guys at the con this weekend!
Jul. 7th, 2004 04:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's the risk of going out with friends you don't know that well! They probably figure that they're unlikely to see you again especially soon or that they don't care how you feel in the situation.

*obligingly commentz on art*
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