Went out last night to play trivia with britzkrieg and rigel_kent. I’m not sure if britzkrieg will ever let us live down that we outvoted her on the “how many years must an animal not be sighted in order to be declared extinct?” question Of course, she was right. (The answer is “50.”) Yet, despite foolishly second-guessing her, our team, dubbed “Jerry’s Kids,” came in second. Much fun was had. Smoky fun (*cough*), but still fun. And I totally glomped on rigel_kent‘s bleu cheese potato chips.
This weekend is stacking up to be rather busy. Tonight, glenn5 is swinging by to hang and partake of food. Tomorrow is the last 2005 Dragon*Con director’s meeting. And Sunday, Matthew is going to be a speaker at the “Navigating the Film Festival Circuit” seminar run by the Georgia Big Picture Conference folks on Sunday.
And I’m still feeling rather blah. I’m thinking these are definitely side effects. If it was a flu, I’d have spiked a fever by now. So the nausea and tension headache should go away in a week or so. But that’s not terribly helpful for the right now.
Sold a Hungarian-language reprint of “All in My Mind” to Galaktika magazine. That brings my total of foreign languages I’ve been or will be translated into up to four: Greek, Polish, French, and now Hungarian. Coolness! Alas, Hungarian is another language not handled by Babelfish.
Regarding that seminar, I’m interested to learn there’s something that will stir Matthew to be out and about at one in the afternoon.
So are you going to pop out to attend?
Oh yes of course, I wouldn’t miss it!
And I’ll have been up for several hours by then.
The sites below will translate from Hungarian and other languages Babelfish doesn’t handle. The second is particularly convenient, as it combines a number of independent translation services on one page (though for Hungarian it can only do webpages and phrases).
Re: Hungarian translations
Thanks! I’d tried the first one before but kept getting a “Too many translation requests by millions of users” error. Didn’t know about the second, which seems to be working so much better.
Congratulations on the sale, and may you feel better soon.
Next year at this time, I will be excitedly planning to take off for DragonCon instead of complaining about local politics. I can’t wait!
*mrph* Can you imagine if I did a tea at the con? *giggle*
The tea sounds, well, it sounds very elegant, but also a huge headache. You’re going to be at Dragon*Con for sure next year? Hurray!!
The tea’s not a headache- just the politics. Doing one at a con would actually be fun save the kitchen issues. I can just imagine how creative people who attended it could get if asked to dress appropriately for say, a “Gothic High Tea?”
Of course, “high tea” is really low tea, but that’s not the point here.
Yep, we’re scheduling vacations around Dragon*Con in 2006!
Check out Sztaki’s Dictionary for Hungarian.