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And I am back in Pennsylvania again.  Let me tell you haw I am so over the really long car trip thing, possibly because I drive up to 10 hours at least once a week (Monday or Wednesday depending on which side of the 4-day I'm on.)  Of course, I'm still not over the long car trip enough to suck it up and transfer my car registration to Louisiana because I still don't want to be from Louisiana.  Call me a Yankee (plenty of people do) but nothing good comes out of Louisiana. 

Yesterday as I was driving through Florida, Georgia, and the various Carolinas, South Eastern PA had some ridiculously strong storms that resulted in my squirrel tree (the tree outside my window that always had a squirrel sitting in the closest branch -- no seriously always) landing on the roof.  Looks like I get to spend my vacation unlocking the door for various contractors.  At least there wasn't too much damage.  Only three holes, two of which didn't really let any water in, and the third which only impacted my mother's closet.  Clothes = rather easy to wash. 

Finally, tomorrow I'm supposed to attend a sleep over bachelorette party.  Can I say how much I had hoped to leave sleepovers behind as part of high school.  There is a reason I don't go camping.  Sleeping bags and hard surfaces hold very little appeal.  I've been kind of stressing over this party for awhile leading to the following conversation with my brother.

Me:  The invitation says this is when we should give L. "naughty gifts,"  I don't really feel like we're close enough anymore (if we ever were) that I know what type of gift is appropriate.  I mean are we talking a teddy? a vibrator? ball-gag? I don't want to give her a heart attack.
Ryan: You should get her a butt plug.
Me: A pony tail?
Ryan *falls off the bar stool laughing*
My Father: clearly you have been in New Orleans too long
Me (in my head):  Oh Dad, it's sweet that you think I know this stuff from living in New Orleans. 
 
pinksonia: (Tegan-Tree)
And I am back in Pennsylvania again.  Let me tell you haw I am so over the really long car trip thing, possibly because I drive up to 10 hours at least once a week (Monday or Wednesday depending on which side of the 4-day I'm on.)  Of course, I'm still not over the long car trip enough to suck it up and transfer my car registration to Louisiana because I still don't want to be from Louisiana.  Call me a Yankee (plenty of people do) but nothing good comes out of Louisiana. 

Yesterday as I was driving through Florida, Georgia, and the various Carolinas, South Eastern PA had some ridiculously strong storms that resulted in my squirrel tree (the tree outside my window that always had a squirrel sitting in the closest branch -- no seriously always) landing on the roof.  Looks like I get to spend my vacation unlocking the door for various contractors.  At least there wasn't too much damage.  Only three holes, two of which didn't really let any water in, and the third which only impacted my mother's closet.  Clothes = rather easy to wash. 

Finally, tomorrow I'm supposed to attend a sleep over bachelorette party.  Can I say how much I had hoped to leave sleepovers behind as part of high school.  There is a reason I don't go camping.  Sleeping bags and hard surfaces hold very little appeal.  I've been kind of stressing over this party for awhile leading to the following conversation with my brother.

Me:  The invitation says this is when we should give L. "naughty gifts,"  I don't really feel like we're close enough anymore (if we ever were) that I know what type of gift is appropriate.  I mean are we talking a teddy? a vibrator? ball-gag? I don't want to give her a heart attack.
Ryan: You should get her a butt plug.
Me: A pony tail?
Ryan *falls off the bar stool laughing*
My Father: clearly you have been in New Orleans too long
Me (in my head):  Oh Dad, it's sweet that you think I know this stuff from living in New Orleans. 
 
pinksonia: (By physical force if necessary)
Well I'm back to work not, and have been for four days, so I guess the "Wow! I've been rather busy over vacation-type days round-up post" is sadly over due. But, I am nothing if not sadly over due.  So here we go:
  • Pennsylvania snowed for me.  Twice.  And it managed to do it the day before I came home and two days before I went back so that none of my planes were canceled.  Yay!  I really meant to go sledding at some point, but somehow I never got around to it.  Much like I never got around to seeing Sherlock Holmes with my father. 
  • The luminarias went so much faster this year than any previous year.  Apparently assembly lines where my brother and I take jobs without speaking to each other work better than any other kind.  Also, possibly the only leaving a certain amount of time by going to a movie that only gets out about two hours before Christmas eve services. 
  • We succeeded in convincing my mother to go to the 5:30 service -- the one with all the little kids being cute and performing.  Now, if we could just convince her to go to the 3:00  for the unrehearsed Christmas Padget, where you can wear whatever costume you want.  Ryan and I want to be first and second lobster. 
  • I got to school my family in Rock Band Christmas evening!  Yay! being the singer.  I even got told by my youngest cousin "you have to play on medium or hard, if you play a lot"  He didn't believe that it was my first time playing.  All those years of sight singing in choir paid off for something. 
  • After never having participated in a Fandom Secret Santa, I volunteered myself for two.  It didn't turn out too badly.  I got a lovely Guy/Marian fic from [livejournal.com profile] ladyoneill and a bunch of Glee icons from [livejournal.com profile] setentpet.  Plus the people I made graphics and one fan-mix for seemed to enjoy them.  
  • On the 27th Toenails (or the British ex-pat's Indian food eating club of which my parents are members despite not being ex-pats) came for the People's Light and Theater panto and yummy dinner at the Himalayan.  The lady who sat next to me at dinner seemed to think she had to walk me through Indian cuisine despite the fact that I had chosen all the food that she was eating.  It was weird.   The panto was great as usual -- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  This year they strayed further than usual from the fairy tale. Making the show about making a movie of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which I'm not sure I liked as much -- but still really, really funny. 
  • Went down to see [livejournal.com profile] glowwormtu in DC for three days.  We acted like the 1776 geeks that we are while viewing the Declaration of Independence.  The docent told everyone which case it was in by referencing Richard Henry Lee in a picture, so we had a bit of a "Lee's of Old Virginia" squee.  Then there were pretty gems, forensic anthropology, and Ruby slippers at the various Smithsonians.  All-in-all a good day. 
I was so not ready to come back to work on Monday.  And judging by the shear amount of mistakes I've made this week (today I surveyed a segment east-to-west instead of from west-to-east simply because I never noticed that I was walking in the wrong direction.  I didn't realize until I got back to the hotel and the property lines looked different on the Trimble than they did on the map.  Thank God for the rain. 
pinksonia: (By physical force if necessary)
Well I'm back to work not, and have been for four days, so I guess the "Wow! I've been rather busy over vacation-type days round-up post" is sadly over due. But, I am nothing if not sadly over due.  So here we go:
  • Pennsylvania snowed for me.  Twice.  And it managed to do it the day before I came home and two days before I went back so that none of my planes were canceled.  Yay!  I really meant to go sledding at some point, but somehow I never got around to it.  Much like I never got around to seeing Sherlock Holmes with my father. 
  • The luminarias went so much faster this year than any previous year.  Apparently assembly lines where my brother and I take jobs without speaking to each other work better than any other kind.  Also, possibly the only leaving a certain amount of time by going to a movie that only gets out about two hours before Christmas eve services. 
  • We succeeded in convincing my mother to go to the 5:30 service -- the one with all the little kids being cute and performing.  Now, if we could just convince her to go to the 3:00  for the unrehearsed Christmas Padget, where you can wear whatever costume you want.  Ryan and I want to be first and second lobster. 
  • I got to school my family in Rock Band Christmas evening!  Yay! being the singer.  I even got told by my youngest cousin "you have to play on medium or hard, if you play a lot"  He didn't believe that it was my first time playing.  All those years of sight singing in choir paid off for something. 
  • After never having participated in a Fandom Secret Santa, I volunteered myself for two.  It didn't turn out too badly.  I got a lovely Guy/Marian fic from [livejournal.com profile] ladyoneill and a bunch of Glee icons from [livejournal.com profile] setentpet.  Plus the people I made graphics and one fan-mix for seemed to enjoy them.  
  • On the 27th Toenails (or the British ex-pat's Indian food eating club of which my parents are members despite not being ex-pats) came for the People's Light and Theater panto and yummy dinner at the Himalayan.  The lady who sat next to me at dinner seemed to think she had to walk me through Indian cuisine despite the fact that I had chosen all the food that she was eating.  It was weird.   The panto was great as usual -- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  This year they strayed further than usual from the fairy tale. Making the show about making a movie of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which I'm not sure I liked as much -- but still really, really funny. 
  • Went down to see [livejournal.com profile] glowwormtu in DC for three days.  We acted like the 1776 geeks that we are while viewing the Declaration of Independence.  The docent told everyone which case it was in by referencing Richard Henry Lee in a picture, so we had a bit of a "Lee's of Old Virginia" squee.  Then there were pretty gems, forensic anthropology, and Ruby slippers at the various Smithsonians.  All-in-all a good day. 
I was so not ready to come back to work on Monday.  And judging by the shear amount of mistakes I've made this week (today I surveyed a segment east-to-west instead of from west-to-east simply because I never noticed that I was walking in the wrong direction.  I didn't realize until I got back to the hotel and the property lines looked different on the Trimble than they did on the map.  Thank God for the rain. 

G.I.P.

Dec. 20th, 2007 07:16 pm
pinksonia: (Christmas)
Aw, my friends love me.  Thanks to Arynne for the super-cool icon.  Isn't Wilson adorkable with antlers?

G.I.P.

Dec. 20th, 2007 07:16 pm
pinksonia: (Christmas)
Aw, my friends love me.  Thanks to Arynne for the super-cool icon.  Isn't Wilson adorkable with antlers?
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I am officially converted into a Renn Faire goer.  So. Much. Fun.  I was a little worried about the driving six hours both ways, since we were only on a two-day.  Definitely worth it.  The costume I made last four-day turned out well, though the bodice was slightly too small and I had the most modest blouse ever.  Which frankly I'm okay with.  We saw some rocking bagpipe and drum music, baudy songs sung by some not very good women, and a good traditional type band.  Also jousting.  My night (England) won.  Woot!   Next one in December.

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I am officially converted into a Renn Faire goer.  So. Much. Fun.  I was a little worried about the driving six hours both ways, since we were only on a two-day.  Definitely worth it.  The costume I made last four-day turned out well, though the bodice was slightly too small and I had the most modest blouse ever.  Which frankly I'm okay with.  We saw some rocking bagpipe and drum music, baudy songs sung by some not very good women, and a good traditional type band.  Also jousting.  My night (England) won.  Woot!   Next one in December.

Geekdom

Jul. 4th, 2007 08:09 pm
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I have developed a new obsession.  Since they canceled Veronica Mars, my tuesdays became wide open.  I had long been avoiding House because I knew obsession would follow.  Oh, my love is great...
  1.  Snark - Arynne first sold me on the path to this show with the words "He's snarky and you are the Mistress of Snark, there will be much love."  Arynne is quite an insightful individual.
  2. I have a name sake (see icon).  One who I like and is not Benny's wife commonly called Muffy. 
  3. It reminds me of home.  Persistive Vegetative State Guy asks for a hoagie when he wakes up.  People look at me funny when I ask for a hoagie.  Also PVSG lived in the same town as my Grandmother. 
  4. They showed a bag from the Princeton Record Exchange.  That place was the best part of going to choir camp (or as they liked to call it The Westminster Choir College Summer Vocal Institute for High School Musicians).  Yes, I was enough of a dork to go to choir camp for two summers in a row.  Yes I still have the Linda Eder CD's that I bought from the Princeton Record Exchange.  Really, where else can you walk in and get used Linda Eder.  Just saying. 

Geekdom

Jul. 4th, 2007 08:09 pm
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I have developed a new obsession.  Since they canceled Veronica Mars, my tuesdays became wide open.  I had long been avoiding House because I knew obsession would follow.  Oh, my love is great...
  1.  Snark - Arynne first sold me on the path to this show with the words "He's snarky and you are the Mistress of Snark, there will be much love."  Arynne is quite an insightful individual.
  2. I have a name sake (see icon).  One who I like and is not Benny's wife commonly called Muffy. 
  3. It reminds me of home.  Persistive Vegetative State Guy asks for a hoagie when he wakes up.  People look at me funny when I ask for a hoagie.  Also PVSG lived in the same town as my Grandmother. 
  4. They showed a bag from the Princeton Record Exchange.  That place was the best part of going to choir camp (or as they liked to call it The Westminster Choir College Summer Vocal Institute for High School Musicians).  Yes, I was enough of a dork to go to choir camp for two summers in a row.  Yes I still have the Linda Eder CD's that I bought from the Princeton Record Exchange.  Really, where else can you walk in and get used Linda Eder.  Just saying. 

NOLA

May. 20th, 2007 08:01 am
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In New Orleans for the weekend and playing Tour Guide/Cauffeur for the other out of town archaeologists.  I'm good!  I even managed, through no fault of my own, to arrange a celebrity sighting:  Jerry Springer at Cafe du Monde.  Really rather boring, but all the people trying to "subtly" take pictures with their camera phones were quite amusing. 

We also went to the aquarium, passed people from the HP convention playing Quidditch in Riverfront Park, browsed the French Market, and took a turn through Jackson Square.  All in all a quality adventure. 

NOLA

May. 20th, 2007 08:01 am
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In New Orleans for the weekend and playing Tour Guide/Cauffeur for the other out of town archaeologists.  I'm good!  I even managed, through no fault of my own, to arrange a celebrity sighting:  Jerry Springer at Cafe du Monde.  Really rather boring, but all the people trying to "subtly" take pictures with their camera phones were quite amusing. 

We also went to the aquarium, passed people from the HP convention playing Quidditch in Riverfront Park, browsed the French Market, and took a turn through Jackson Square.  All in all a quality adventure. 
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is a combination cheese grater and umbrella, because one never knows when one might have occasion to grate cheese in the rain. Yeah, so I heard that on a commercial on the radio today and had to share. On to the actual post.

1. This goes out to the lovely Adams, with whom I visited this weekend and who chastised me today for my lack of update. Duke, while have many detriments, such as an overabundance of grade-grubbers when compared to Tulane, also has a yearly Viennese Ball which I attended this year. So. Much. Fun. I got to use my waltzing, salsaing, jiving and minimal polkaing skill. Go me! and Go Arynne! for inviting me and Go Arynne's Brother! (yes I know his name, but this is more fun) for being in the wind symphony which the ball benefits. Oh and Boo to Douchbag (pronounced Duh-Bog) and his stupid fedora for slighting the lovely Adams and her dancing studio. We shoot dirty looks in your general direction.

2. Snow White and the Seven Horny Dwarfs is extremely amusing cartoon porn. If you haven't seen it I really must show you sometime. Unless you are [livejournal.com profile] undy_niable because that would just be creepy and wrong. Sorry.

3. Snow, oh how I love you. What with all your magicalness and your beautifying of the landscape and your funness to sled down. Things are looking up for a white Christmas. Now If we could just not have to do the 64 luminaria bags. Trust me, Not Fun!

So I guess that's all

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is a combination cheese grater and umbrella, because one never knows when one might have occasion to grate cheese in the rain. Yeah, so I heard that on a commercial on the radio today and had to share. On to the actual post.

1. This goes out to the lovely Adams, with whom I visited this weekend and who chastised me today for my lack of update. Duke, while have many detriments, such as an overabundance of grade-grubbers when compared to Tulane, also has a yearly Viennese Ball which I attended this year. So. Much. Fun. I got to use my waltzing, salsaing, jiving and minimal polkaing skill. Go me! and Go Arynne! for inviting me and Go Arynne's Brother! (yes I know his name, but this is more fun) for being in the wind symphony which the ball benefits. Oh and Boo to Douchbag (pronounced Duh-Bog) and his stupid fedora for slighting the lovely Adams and her dancing studio. We shoot dirty looks in your general direction.

2. Snow White and the Seven Horny Dwarfs is extremely amusing cartoon porn. If you haven't seen it I really must show you sometime. Unless you are [livejournal.com profile] undy_niable because that would just be creepy and wrong. Sorry.

3. Snow, oh how I love you. What with all your magicalness and your beautifying of the landscape and your funness to sled down. Things are looking up for a white Christmas. Now If we could just not have to do the 64 luminaria bags. Trust me, Not Fun!

So I guess that's all

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1. Last week audiography used the 60's as their theme, which is where my title song came from. It was also, incidentally, used on one of the episodes of the West Wing last year, which makes me a big ol' dork.

2. I was fired today and am really happy. I didn't like what I was doing, and it was less of a "OMG your horrible leave" as a "We don't think you babble to the customers enough." So that's good. Anyway I'll be back in West Chester for awhile should anyone want to do things at night or on the weekend.

3. The above also means that I may be visiting NC sooner than previously suspected (you know or at all). w00t!

4. Now I shall take some low paying job that I like better. Hopefully in a book store, or movie store, or something. And I shall volunteer at the Historical Society. Then I can get museum experience to see that it is actually something I want to do and also so I can convince the various graduate schools that I know enough about history to major in Historical Archaeology. *happy dance*
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1. Last week audiography used the 60's as their theme, which is where my title song came from. It was also, incidentally, used on one of the episodes of the West Wing last year, which makes me a big ol' dork.

2. I was fired today and am really happy. I didn't like what I was doing, and it was less of a "OMG your horrible leave" as a "We don't think you babble to the customers enough." So that's good. Anyway I'll be back in West Chester for awhile should anyone want to do things at night or on the weekend.

3. The above also means that I may be visiting NC sooner than previously suspected (you know or at all). w00t!

4. Now I shall take some low paying job that I like better. Hopefully in a book store, or movie store, or something. And I shall volunteer at the Historical Society. Then I can get museum experience to see that it is actually something I want to do and also so I can convince the various graduate schools that I know enough about history to major in Historical Archaeology. *happy dance*

*Sigh*

Aug. 3rd, 2005 06:33 pm
pinksonia: (yuck-stella_belli)
Bored, Bored, Bored, Bored, Bored.

But going to New Hampshire to visit my Aunt tomorrow, so [livejournal.com profile] undy_niable can look at colleges. I get to work in her store, since my uncle will be taking time off to drive to said colleges. I like so much that my mother didn't give me any details on the trip, like when we were leaving or getting back until today. Now I look like a flake 'cause I made plans that I can't follow through on. Grrrr. Any way...

Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] fermezlebush, sorry I can't come.


*edited because I can't spell in french any better now than I could in high school

*Sigh*

Aug. 3rd, 2005 06:33 pm
pinksonia: (yuck-stella_belli)
Bored, Bored, Bored, Bored, Bored.

But going to New Hampshire to visit my Aunt tomorrow, so [livejournal.com profile] undy_niable can look at colleges. I get to work in her store, since my uncle will be taking time off to drive to said colleges. I like so much that my mother didn't give me any details on the trip, like when we were leaving or getting back until today. Now I look like a flake 'cause I made plans that I can't follow through on. Grrrr. Any way...

Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] fermezlebush, sorry I can't come.


*edited because I can't spell in french any better now than I could in high school
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Still with the numbers

1. Went to the not-quite-freind's not-quite-graduation party. That was interesting. Spent most of the time sitting on a chair which got white stuff all over my pants. grr.

2. Sick of answering question on what I am going to do next year. Mostly due to the fact that I don't know and I would really like to know, so all those places with applications need to be calling me... now!

3. Cute cat. I need a cat.

4. Didn't end up going to Kildaire's. Really I don't understand it. When I was in New Orleans with all the bars in walking distance I never wanted to go. Now that I'm in West Chester where there needs to be a big production number thats all I want to do. Grrr.
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Still with the numbers

1. Went to the not-quite-freind's not-quite-graduation party. That was interesting. Spent most of the time sitting on a chair which got white stuff all over my pants. grr.

2. Sick of answering question on what I am going to do next year. Mostly due to the fact that I don't know and I would really like to know, so all those places with applications need to be calling me... now!

3. Cute cat. I need a cat.

4. Didn't end up going to Kildaire's. Really I don't understand it. When I was in New Orleans with all the bars in walking distance I never wanted to go. Now that I'm in West Chester where there needs to be a big production number thats all I want to do. Grrr.

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