Last weekend I went to a convention I've never been to before to help work security.
I'd never even been to that TYPE of convention before.
It was a FURRY con.
I had a great time. The attendees were most of them pretty wonderful. Amazingly polite. Very friendly. I had a less than pleasant run-in with one of them, and I think there were at least 2 women who had their hearts broken -- but that might be par for the course of a weekend when you're about 20 and in a sample size of about 1000. (Don't know the M/F breakdown.)
Several people made me smile every time they walked past, for one reason or another. One fellow lent me a book which I'll need to read & return.
Maybe I'll even go to some programming next year... Just need to learn to watch my tongue, which keeps wanting to pop out inappropriate words. (Like "costume".)
And when I got home on Sunday, I spent under 2 hours fighting with the network before it started working again!!! I don't know why it stopped, nor why it started, but I think I know more than I did a week ago.