The weekend started on Thursday with Nexus picking me up after work. We hit Goodwill for last minute cosplay shopping, along with picking up Chinese for dinner. While we ate and worked on cosplay, we watched Mulan, with was spent mostly reciting it line for line at certain parts XD We rushed to take showers before her mom could bar us from taking one, then we crashed early for the night.
Friday started with my fuzzy brain not firing on all cylinders, thinking there was some miscommunication. Bless my con family for letting me sleep a little more. Even with me sleeping extra and taking my time in getting dressed, we still left earlier than planned with DAN and Ra. We arrived around 1pm, showing everyone around the con space. We found Sohma shortly after, who allowed some of us to store our things in her room. Upon then, I changed into Elena and walked around for a bit with my fellow Turks while perusing the AA and DR. Sadly, by the time Velocity got there, we brought our luggage to the room and started getting ready for the formal ball, we weren't able to get in a photoshoot. Some dram ensued while getting ready for the ball and at the ball and it really set a crap mood for the rest of the weekend. I stayed later to try to fix the problem, but in the end, staying later fixed nothing and pissed off my friends that were waiting to go out to eat. After some photos, 4 couples headed to Denny's for a quad date. This ended up being a lot more hassle than it was worth due to the size and people involved, so the original 2 couples decided it best if we kept it to just us from now on. There was a basketball game that ensued, the hoop being my cleavage. I got cold near the end of the meal, so Velocity put her jacket around me until we got back around 11:30pm. After watching some Adventure Time and Ben 10, Velocity and I went to Serra and Asuma's room to drink. I was already tired, so after two glasses of wine, I couldn't stay up to watch the movie they were playing (totally didn't help that Velocity was petting my hair and rubbing my shoulder). Returned to our room and got to bed around 1am.
A cramp in Velocity's leg woke us up a half hour earlier than planned. Sohma stopped by to return a shoe that had been left behind the day before. I enjoyed a nice shower and attempted to get into Sango. I had some problems with my cosplay, not something I wanted to deal with in the mood I was in that early. While I was changing, Nexus and Velocity watched Ben 10 while the former omnom'ed the food she just bought. Nexus left around 1pm to line up for autographs. I waited for Velocity, but she was having too many issues to be ready on time, so I left without her. The line for autographs was HUGE!!! Luckily, Sohma saved me a spot and she was at the front of the line. I was in and out within 15 minutes. It was during this time that DAN dropped a hell of a bombshell on me that compromised my ability to get home Sunday night. Texted Velocity to meet me in Sohma's room. We chatted for a bit, asking us if we wanted to have pizza in their room later that night. We all agreed. Velocity and I went down to check out some of the AA and DR, but didn't get very far before we needed to help with the WausaubiCon table and get pics of our InuYasha group. After that we changed into civilian clothes and headed over to Sohma's to eat. Much hilarity and snuggling ensued. After we ate, we delivered the leftovers to DAN and Ra, who were more than excited about it. We returned to our room to watch Hetalia with Nexus, while Velocity tried to work on a cosplay. After a while, we went out to get pop and snacks from the front desk and so Velocity could smoke. We were gonna hit the sack upon returning, but we randomly started talking, which ended up with an hour of cuddling and watching each other play video games on her PSP. We finally went to bed around 3am.
Woke up around 9am, followed Velocity out when she went to smoke and called my mom about the ride issue. She was LIVID that this kind of problem had come up and told me there was no way round it, as I figured. Went back to the room, half assed into Leon and moved luggage to DAN's car. Took some time for me to get into the rest of my cosplay, since I needed help. We had 3 minutes to spare when we gave Serra the card keys. Velocity and I scoured the AA and DR much more closely this time around. Halfway through, we got a text, saying my ride wanted to leave. Still not having found a way to guarantee getting home, still having things I needed to do and not keen on leaving Velocity so soon, I talked to Chibi and Snow about taking me home instead. They agreed, only because they sold enough at their table to have room for another person. I relayed the info to my ride and did another luggage transfer. Said our goodbyes and went back to shopping. While talking to one of the dealers, a man tugged on my lab coat and asked for a picture, knowing who I was. I felt so happy at the recognition and held a convo with him about Star Ocean. We moved around the room some more before Velocity had to help with the WausaubiCon table again, leaving me to my own devices. Just as I finished shopping, she came looking for me, saying she had to go. After snuggles and smooches, I went to help Chibi and Snow with their table. It was such a weird feeling being behind the table, actually being able to help and such, like I was part of the team. After playing Tetris with everything, we loaded up and left at 5pm. We made two pitstops for fuel and snacks before finally getting on our way. The ride home was INCREDIBLE! I can no longer listen to Lady Gaga without laughing my ass off. In fact, my voice was only shot because I was using my Kuwabara voice for about a half hour straight. I got home around 10pm, which I promptly unpacked and settled in.