SF in Review: The Cast of Characters
(Left to right): Me (wearing my official UCF garb), the smokey-voiced and sultry Carol Elaine (visiting from LA for the first two days of our trip), Mechanicky Gal (Janiece's lovely and outspoken ex-Navy pal and our excellent hostess), and the beautiful and generous Janiece.
The trip started fairly smoothly. Janiece and I arrived in sunny San Diego and breathed in the creamy, oxygen-rich air as we waited for Mechanicky Gal to pick us up. Turned out, she was delayed by the &^%$@#* painters. After provisioning ourselves at the commissary with both junk food and alcohol (including an enormous quantity of Mike's Hard Lemonade), we made our way into downtown SD to pick up Carol Elaine. Janiece was on the phone with CE and I spotted a woman on the curb, talking on the phone and looking about expectantly. I took a chance and waved enthusiastically out the window. It was Carol Elaine! We had a sign prepared for her saying "Drunken Trollop" which made the observing bystanders laugh.
Carol Elaine had brought along gifts for the three of us, "My Little Ponies." Inside joke, I assure you. Of course, we posed with them. Sharp-eyed viewers will notice a lovely necklace that Janiece is wearing. (Thank you, Aileen and Ruth! She loved it!)
Another character who was not photographed was MG's charming Mechanicky Guy. He graciously put up with the sudden quadrupling of the estrogen content, though his main selling point was his clear appreciation of MG. We like men who appreciate intelligent and outspoken women!
And no accounting of characters would be complete without the inclusion of the pets...
This is Lucy (aka "The Gray One") and Madeline (aka "The Tubby One"). They were invaluable for getting me my required petting-an-animal fix.