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Impossible Tasks Made Simple!
"He knew what he had to do. It was, of course, an impossible task. But he was used to impossible tasks. ... The way to deal with an impossible task was to chop it down into a number of merely very difficult tasks, and break each one of them into a group of horribly hard tasks, and each one of them into tricky jobs, and each one of them..."

Terry Pratchett, Truckers

Well it's true, isn't it?

The good news? My impossible tasks list for the convention is about to be slightly shorter. I do have a few "horribly hard" tasks and a good number of "tricky jobs" still going on, though. Heh.

Do you know, sometimes I can't believe it's been four whole years since I inadvertently volunteered myself to help run an American Discworld convention, and sometimes I can't believe it's been only four years since this all started. I.e. sometimes it feels like just yesterday that I was in Olsson's asking a silly question, and sometimes it feels like I've been waiting for the convention to arrive forever! Hrm.

In other things...oh wait, there ARE no other things. Because as I wrote Nathan yesterday, my brain has been taken over by convention monsters. And I sincerely doubt they will relinquish it until sometime after September 8th.

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lady_of_mists From: lady_of_mists Date: August 14th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC) (current file)
Convention monsters sound like the best sort of monsters evar. ;)

Well, compared to the monsters that I write about, they're awesome. :D
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: August 14th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC) (current file)
LOL. Well, they take over one's brain very quickly, I can say that about them.
emmacmf From: emmacmf Date: August 14th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC) (current file)
Gosh, this post takes me back to the beginning of the year! I hope it all goes fantastically well and that you have a fabulous time!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: August 14th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC) (current file)
Hah, yes - con organizers across the world suddenly feel nostalgic (or remember panic attacks) when they read stuff like this. :)

Thanks! I think it will be marvelous. (I hope.)
From: sethb Date: August 17th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC) (current file)
You're right both ways: it seems like it's been forever, and it seems like you only need another forever to be ready in time. Don't worry too much about the latter: the convention will happen, and if most of the attendees are fooled into thinking they had a good time, you win.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: August 18th, 2009 09:29 am (UTC) (current file)
Hah, yes, well, that is the *hope*. :)
From: sethb Date: August 19th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC) (current file)
Just remember your line on Sept. 7: "Thank God it's Monday."
soleta_nf From: soleta_nf Date: August 18th, 2009 10:48 am (UTC) (current file)
Wow! Good luck with the convention organizing. That's a LOT of work!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: August 19th, 2009 09:11 am (UTC) (current file)
Thanks! :)
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