June 24th, 2010
|05:04 pm - At the !!!KABOOM!!!! the time will be...8:00.|
So, I have learned from the EK list that there won't be a morning cannon this year. I'm not going to sum ip the argument. Instead, I have only one thing to point out. "Dude? Eight o'clock is just not that early...if you're that hung over, or you couldn't be bothered to go to bed before dawn, that's your problem, not mine."
Ravenstreet's camp is across the street from EK (okay, more cattycorner than directly across the street, but still in the same neighborhood) and I can't remember ever being awoken by the cannon. Being woken by the screechy lady at the back of the neighboring camp that isn't Marinus, yes; cannon, no.
A sound sleeper, you are :-). I've been told that Munchkin (my little 2-pounder mortar) is audible in the Bog.
Aww. And I was already steeling my nerves for the first couple of days.
Instead, they're deploying a battery of vuvuzelas.
D00d! I didn't know you were on the EK list :-D
I don't have any sympathy for people who party too hard, or stay up too late (I also don't have a dog in that fight, because even if it were possible for me to sleep past sun-up in a tent, we get out of bed sevenish to avoid long lines at the shower). I do, however, feel sorry for people who have PTSD issues, or whose children are frightened by the noise.
My sympathy is profoundly lacking. For one thing - 8:00? Early? Hell, I'm already at my desk and logged in at 8:00. On the off chance that I want to sleep in (and can manage to as the temperature climbs in the tent), I roll over and go back to sleep.
I know that all kids are different - mine is pretty much bomb proof. But how are they ever going to function if you shield them from everything? Frankly, mine is going to be up on the line as soon as she's old enough for Evil Uncle Roderick to bless it.
I generally feel for the folks with PTSD. But I hear a lot of the same people year after year picking out something new every year that needs to be eliminated because of it. This year it's the fireworks (which had other issues.) This year it's the flyover. This year it's the 8:00 gun. This year it's the gun for the field battle... Folks, if Pennsic is so chock full of triggers - maybe it's time to say it's not for you.
Or maybe I don't know what the hell I'm talking about. That's always possible.
It's worth pointing out that the flyovers are totally out of the Cooper's control, and irritate them mightily. And the air cav squadron from the local Natural Guard does it anyway, because Pennsic makes a truly excellent stand-in for a refugee camp for the purposes of counter-insurgency training operations. Or, at least, that's the word from Cindy Cooper.
|Date:||June 25th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)|| |
Seriously, have these people not heard of earplugs? Oh, wait, this is the EK. Never mind, forget I asked.
They've also never heard of "not going out and drinking until you befoul three separate portapotties with your post-tequila vomiting. then bitching in a hung-over daze"...something which I observed one of the loudest complainers do.
|Date:||June 25th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)|| |
I'm an early riser, and I loves me some earth-shattering Kabooms, but am sympathetic enough to kids & vets that I really think it's not a necessity.
I am truly sympathetic to the vets in the crowd (the real vets, not the drama-queen REMFs that I've occasionally met), and somewhat so to the kids/parents, esp. to infants. But the folks who complain it's too early? Tough titties.
Means I don't have to hike up the bloody hill at 0730. Gots time for my second cup of coffee.
BY 7:30 I'm usually on my third cup. And often done eating breakfast.
Yanno, if you had a costrel, you could bring that coffee with you... :)
|Date:||June 25th, 2010 09:45 am (UTC)|| |
Spiffy. Not that I'd actively campaign against it or anything, but it's awfully loud in our camp, and I was dreading even my super-sleeper baby being woken screaming by it since he's already in an unusual place and out of sorts. I might not stay up all night partying, but I might well be up several times a night with him. Besides, it's my vacation. I was at my desk at 8:00 every morning until last mpnth, but that doesn't mean I don't like to sleep in when on vacation.
Of course, it does make an unmistakable breakfast alarm.
At the !!!KABOOM!!!! the time will be...8:00.
I *know* 8:00 isn't early. That's not the point. Setting the cannon off then doesn't add anything to the event and inconveniences people. So why do it?
Admittedly I'm biased b/c it's my vacation and most of the time I don't want to get up until 9 - that said, even if I wasn't there, I just can't see what it adds. If people want to get up early, they can - why impose it on the site?
I've got to disagree, although probably less vehemently than the EK list. ;-)
When I'm on vacation, *I* should be the one to decide when I wake up, not the event coordinators. Pennsic is a great place to stay up all night hanging out with friends, drinking or otherwise, and if my sleeping in doesn't hurt anybody else, what's the point of a cannon?
On vacation, 8am IS early. When the kids aren't there. :-D
|Date:||June 25th, 2010 12:08 pm (UTC)|| |
Exactly! My vacation, my wake up decision.
Although, I'm so good at sleeping in (and I think all of La Belle will vouch for that)when the cannon goes off I usually just roll over and go back to sleep ;)
It will be nice not to have the noise.
|Date:||June 25th, 2010 12:16 pm (UTC)|| |
I'm usually up but it did startle me after so many years of 'a canon going off means a battle is starting/ending' I kept thinking, F$$% I am LATE!!! ;-)
That was the thought that the mayor had in mind so that the battles would start on time.
I'm usually up but it did startle me after so many years of 'a canon going off means a battle is starting/ending' I kept thinking, F$$% I am LATE!!! ;-)"
|Date:||June 25th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)|| |
And the differences between Morning people and Evening peoples makes itself clear. ;)
|Date:||June 26th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)|| |
Found this in a fortune cookie once...
Night people: "Anybody who goes to bed the same day they got up is a quitter."
Morning cannon? There's been a morning cannon?
Huh. I must sleep like the dead, or else have been completely oblivious to this. (the latter is more likely)
And, really, except for the first morning (when I sleep in if I can)... the light, heat, and/or activity usually wakes me up before 8am. Plus there's things to do !
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