November 20th, 2012

krazy koati

I said I'd walk in her parade

FurFright, it turns out, holds two fursuit parades. One was on Saturday during the day, about the normal time for this, and bunny_hugger got in suit for it. (The other's the Sunday evening one, with fewer marching, but still, more scheduled activity than usual for the Sunday evening of a con.) I scouted out for decent spots to watch, and photograph, and figure out how to best manage the various settings on my camera.

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Back at the hotel room, we determined there still weren't any announced delays or cancellations for our flight. I allowed myself this possibly delusional hope: our flight was early Monday, and Hurricane Sandy was projected for late Monday or Tuesday, so, the plane we would be on and the crew we'd have would likely arrive Sunday night, and they'd want to get both plane and crew out of there, and may as well do it with a paying load. If we were lucky.

Trivia: A March 1891 soil test ahead of the Columbian Exposition involved laying a platform four feet square and loading it with 22 tons of iron, providing a pressure of 2,750 pounds per square foot. Over the course of fifteen days it was found to sink only a quarter of an inch. Once a trench, simulating the canals which would be nearby the larger buildings, was dug four feet from the test platform, only another one-eighth of an inch of sinking was observed. Source: The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness At The Fair That Changed America, Erik Larson.

Currently Reading: King of Argent, John T Phillifent.