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So, a while back, I panicked when I realised Kscope hadn't cashed my cheque yet - after the stress surrounding TOKink, where our reg only arrived three days before the con, I'm a little gunshy.

I heard back from the organizer;


The hold is up with me. I will deposit the cheque tomorrow. Thanks for
getting back to me.
By the way you have the honour of being the first to register this year.
Yeah!


So I have the distinction of being the most organized attendee? Egads. (Or, perhaps, simply the most paranoid)

This weekend, to MEC with mycrazyhair to load up on Camping Stuff - two novice campers, one big store of shiny stuff that we may very well need! Or not! We JUST DON'T KNOW! Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion. If we don't make it back, send reinforcements. Or possibly a moving truck to help haul the gear we've bought.

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djinnthespazz
Jun. 30th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
they have a beach, but you can't swim
how bizarre.
curgoth
Jun. 30th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
No *bathing* in the lake - doesn't mean you wan't swim in it. :)

They just want to keep the lake as soap-free as possible, I think.
djinnthespazz
Jun. 30th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)
Ah, see. Once upon a time 'bathing' meant 'swimming' in England.
I thought that maybe it was one of those strange Canadian idioms we encounter sometimes...
curgoth
Jun. 30th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
There are holdovers from that - we still use "bathing suit" synonymously with "swim suit". Just, not in this context. :)
moonlight_mile
Jun. 30th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
My bets are on your need for the truck. *g* I just LOVE the camping store. SQUEEEEeeeee! You guys are going to have a blast.
corwin77
Jun. 30th, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC)
I have to admit, I hate camping and even I like to go to the MEC.
curgoth
Jun. 30th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
I'll bet Batman shops at MEC, like, all the time.
night__watch
Jul. 1st, 2006 03:01 am (UTC)
They have a belt that shoots a grappling hook and then winches you up. But you have to ask -- it upsets the mountain climbers who like to do things the hard way. Mountain climbers are not Batman.
curgoth
Jul. 1st, 2006 05:28 am (UTC)
Mountain climbers are not Batman.

But then, who is?

I'm hoping they also carry carbon nanotube belts - my leather ones keep breaking from the weight of all the stuff. Damned weighty bat-shark repellant.
corbet
Jun. 30th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
For the record, there's a camping store across the street from MEC that I like more. It's not the big expedition shoppe across and to the right, it's a smaller store across and (possibly) a little left. They've got basic things like tarps and groundsheets that don't cost an arm and a leg and your first born child. MEC is fantastic, but a little overengineered and overpriced for some items.
carynb
Jun. 30th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
I looooove MEC. And I'm betting you'll need the truck. *g*
mycrazyhair
Jul. 1st, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
If we don't make it back, send reinforcements. Or possibly a moving truck to help haul the gear we've bought.

Heh, heh, heh, heh. Oh, yeah. Bring on the truck!
pez_minotaur
Jul. 1st, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
The MEC is good for those who are hard core campers. A lot of the stuff is engineered so it'll be sturdy, long-lasting, and especially light for carrying on your back while you hike for miles and miles to get to your campsite/clearing in the woods. That also means pricy. For occasional campers and car campers (people who drive to a campsite), you might want to check out Canadian Tire for reasonable priced tents and other gear. MEC's not bad for camping dishes and cookware though. I wouldn't get that stuff from Crappy Tire. My two cents from having been camping a handful of times.

~Ravynne
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