home again

Aug. 8th, 2008 08:38 am
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We're back from Pennsic.  It was an outstanding vacation, and I got to see almost everyone I was hoping to.  I have more email than God.  (Actually, that's probably not true.  Everyone has god's email address, so he probably gets WAY more spam than I do.  I wonder what he uses for a spam filter?)  Right now I'm just enjoying having coffee, sitting in climate-controlled comfort, and being clean - the small pleasures that two weeks ago, I was taking for granted.

home again

Aug. 8th, 2008 08:38 am
tamarinne: (Default)
We're back from Pennsic.  It was an outstanding vacation, and I got to see almost everyone I was hoping to.  I have more email than God.  (Actually, that's probably not true.  Everyone has god's email address, so he probably gets WAY more spam than I do.  I wonder what he uses for a spam filter?)  Right now I'm just enjoying having coffee, sitting in climate-controlled comfort, and being clean - the small pleasures that two weeks ago, I was taking for granted.
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I was returning home from the [personal profile] reedrover /[profile] achaosofkittens   festivities yesterday. Thunderstorms in Chicago cancelled my afternoon flight, so I rebooked onto an 8 PM flight. That got rescheduled to 9:45 PM, due to, of course, the thunderstorms in Chicago. At 9 PM the woman behind the desk announces that (A) she's working this gate alone, (B) her boarding pass scanner is broken so she will need to check us in manually, and (C) if we are not IN THE AIR by 10 PM, noise restrictions around Reagan National mean that we will not be able to take off. Even if we were on the tarmac ready to go, if we didn't take off by 10 PM we would have to drive back to the gate and find somewhere to spend the night. To her credit, she got it done, and got us all on board in time. We took off at 9:57 PM. But from now on, I think I'm going to use Dulles if I'm flying in the evening.
tamarinne: (Default)
I was returning home from the [personal profile] reedrover /[profile] achaosofkittens   festivities yesterday. Thunderstorms in Chicago cancelled my afternoon flight, so I rebooked onto an 8 PM flight. That got rescheduled to 9:45 PM, due to, of course, the thunderstorms in Chicago. At 9 PM the woman behind the desk announces that (A) she's working this gate alone, (B) her boarding pass scanner is broken so she will need to check us in manually, and (C) if we are not IN THE AIR by 10 PM, noise restrictions around Reagan National mean that we will not be able to take off. Even if we were on the tarmac ready to go, if we didn't take off by 10 PM we would have to drive back to the gate and find somewhere to spend the night. To her credit, she got it done, and got us all on board in time. We took off at 9:57 PM. But from now on, I think I'm going to use Dulles if I'm flying in the evening.
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Drove 12.5 hours (805 miles) today. Drove 3,351 miles in the last two weeks. Saw many friends, spoke to more. Wishing I'd had more time or fewer weddings in order to see more people. Considering doing something like this again next summer. Wondering if melebeth slipped something into my drinking water to give me such crazy thoughts. :)

It was lovely to see those of you that I did see, and I'm sad I didn't get to see the rest of you. I don't think I'm going to have any more single friends after this year of weddings, though, so if I do repeat this drive next summer I should have a lot more time to see everyone.

And now I go floomp.

edit: Oh, and the best part of today's drive was, oddly, New Jersey. I had to cross through it one more time on my way west from New York, and I was on pins and needles the whole time - driving the speed limit, both hands on the wheel, both eyes on the road... and not a damn thing happened. Not one. And at the end of New Jersey, like a gift or a peace offering, the Delaware Water Gap unfolded, green and gorgeous. Perhaps I've misjudged New Jersey. More likely, I drove through before it had properly woken up and gotten something really unpleasant prepared for me.
tamarinne: (Default)
Drove 12.5 hours (805 miles) today. Drove 3,351 miles in the last two weeks. Saw many friends, spoke to more. Wishing I'd had more time or fewer weddings in order to see more people. Considering doing something like this again next summer. Wondering if melebeth slipped something into my drinking water to give me such crazy thoughts. :)

It was lovely to see those of you that I did see, and I'm sad I didn't get to see the rest of you. I don't think I'm going to have any more single friends after this year of weddings, though, so if I do repeat this drive next summer I should have a lot more time to see everyone.

And now I go floomp.

edit: Oh, and the best part of today's drive was, oddly, New Jersey. I had to cross through it one more time on my way west from New York, and I was on pins and needles the whole time - driving the speed limit, both hands on the wheel, both eyes on the road... and not a damn thing happened. Not one. And at the end of New Jersey, like a gift or a peace offering, the Delaware Water Gap unfolded, green and gorgeous. Perhaps I've misjudged New Jersey. More likely, I drove through before it had properly woken up and gotten something really unpleasant prepared for me.
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My brother is wed (weird, weird)... but that's not what I'm here to write about about.

New Jersey, as far as I'm concerned, can kiss my ass. After autoclaving it's mouth first. Read more... )
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My brother is wed (weird, weird)... but that's not what I'm here to write about about.

New Jersey, as far as I'm concerned, can kiss my ass. After autoclaving it's mouth first. Read more... )
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I got up at 4:00 AM yesterday, had the car loaded and was on the road by 4:45, and drove for 11 hours and 20 minutes. Sadly, even with the Prius, I did have to stop for gas once. I got 50 MPG on the first tank and 55 on the second, though! Listening to the iPod on shuffle and having a bunch of books and radio plays on CD really made the time fly. And driving a Prius on cruise control is like driving in a computer game! A really long, boring computer game.

I arrived in Virginia around 5 PM (local time) feeling reasonably good. My parents decided I needed to move around after sitting all day so I spent the remainder of the daylight doing yard work. Nothing unexpected there. I went to bed at around 11 last night thinking, "huh, I really feel quite good considering what a long day it's zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz." I woke up 12 hours later in the same position, so unbelievably stiff and sore...
tamarinne: (Default)
I got up at 4:00 AM yesterday, had the car loaded and was on the road by 4:45, and drove for 11 hours and 20 minutes. Sadly, even with the Prius, I did have to stop for gas once. I got 50 MPG on the first tank and 55 on the second, though! Listening to the iPod on shuffle and having a bunch of books and radio plays on CD really made the time fly. And driving a Prius on cruise control is like driving in a computer game! A really long, boring computer game.

I arrived in Virginia around 5 PM (local time) feeling reasonably good. My parents decided I needed to move around after sitting all day so I spent the remainder of the daylight doing yard work. Nothing unexpected there. I went to bed at around 11 last night thinking, "huh, I really feel quite good considering what a long day it's zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz." I woke up 12 hours later in the same position, so unbelievably stiff and sore...

Ten things

Feb. 21st, 2005 12:02 am
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Ten things I've done that you probably haven't (from [livejournal.com profile] melebeth  and [livejournal.com profile] herooftheage ):

1. Climbed Mt. Fuji.
2. Drove an elephant.
3. Made 27 costumes, including a three-person Jabberwocky costume with wings and a working mouth, on a $200 budget.
4. Been arrested by the Saudi Arabian coast guard.
5. Worked as a waitress... speaking in Japanese.
6. Didn't join Live Journal until last week.
7. Was paid to jump out of the way of a truck driving through a wall.
8. Was nearly sold for 12 camels by her own father, who mistakenly thought the buyer was joking.
9. Been inside a harem.
10.Spent three months working illegally in Singapore on a tourist visa.








Ten things

Feb. 21st, 2005 12:02 am
tamarinne: (Default)

Ten things I've done that you probably haven't (from [livejournal.com profile] melebeth  and [livejournal.com profile] herooftheage ):

1. Climbed Mt. Fuji.
2. Drove an elephant.
3. Made 27 costumes, including a three-person Jabberwocky costume with wings and a working mouth, on a $200 budget.
4. Been arrested by the Saudi Arabian coast guard.
5. Worked as a waitress... speaking in Japanese.
6. Didn't join Live Journal until last week.
7. Was paid to jump out of the way of a truck driving through a wall.
8. Was nearly sold for 12 camels by her own father, who mistakenly thought the buyer was joking.
9. Been inside a harem.
10.Spent three months working illegally in Singapore on a tourist visa.








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