Lose your luggage for five days, get food poisoning for three days, Feeling glum because it looks like the fursuit is lost forever, then BAM! the suitcase containing everything including your spare underwear shows up at the front desk. Instantly recover, go unpack, and hit the soccer tournament to become the mascot. Actually, I ended up being the 'official' mascot for the seismological school and the proof is on the GSRAS website in Russian somewhere.
Whew! What a week that must have been.