osaraba: (dS fk unstoppable)
Ahahaha, I got laid off.

My last day is this coming Friday, though my boss let me know this past Friday. I went home a little early and told my roomies and quietly freaked out a little. Went to the gym. Then I relaxed because whatevs, I just had to figure out what I should do about it: look up California Unemployment, see if I'm eligible; look up jobs on Craigslist and other sites, start sending resumes out.

I did those things.

I can't even remember what the context was when I jokingly said "I should just move to Philly", but then the thought just got stuck in my mind. The more I thought about it, the more seriously appealing it became. Several weeks ago I'd decided that I was going to stay in LA for only another year before going back to NYC. Mostly because of Rich. So my thinking is: if I've got only a year to sow my wild wanderlust-oats, I need to make the best of it; if I was going to struggle with finding a job (for who knows how long) and maybe not be able to do things because of making only enough money to survive rather than go out and doing fun stuff, I'd rather spend a year doing that in a place I've never lived before, experiencing something completely new and different.

You probably think I'm crazy. I don't blame you; I kind of do, too. But I talked it out with a few people who've got good, rational heads on their shoulders, and I think this is actually going to work out.

I'll be going back to NYC first, for a couple of months, to work and save up some money for the cost of moving to Philly (rent/security/furniture/etc.) where I plan to live for about a year before returning. I'm ridiculously sad I'm going to miss all of the new friends I made here, though. And most especially, my two awesome roomies [livejournal.com profile] elipie and [livejournal.com profile] likeaglass. This past year just couldn't have been as fucking awesome as it was without them!

But I'm not gonna lie -- though it wasn't the motivating, or even the tipping factor -- it's a huge plus that Philly's only 2.5 hours away from Rich, and my family, and so many of my closest friends. (And also the NY Rangers.)

So here's the fun part: ROAD TRIP 2: EAST COAST BOOGALOO!

LOS ANGELES >> ALBUQUERQUE >> OKLAHOMA CITY >> ST LOUIS >> CHICAGO >> PITTSBURGH >> NYC

osaraba: (p!atd bden beer?)
VNV Nation
Webster Hall (11th & 3rd)
Friday, 12/9/2011
doors 6pm / 7pm show

Tickets are $25 and go on sale Friday at noon.

I texted Steve, whom I haven't seen in FOREVER, because I know he likes them and he's fun to hang with. I don't really have the money to buy these tix, but it may depend on who else (if anyone) goes and whether I can get someone to buy the ticket so that I can pay them back closer to the actual concert.


CLUTCH CONCERT IS TOMORROW and OMG I am super excited! Sad to be going alone, but whatevs, I'm getting drunk and getting in that mosh pit while I still have health insurance (til the end of the month)!
osaraba: (p!atd spencer shiiiiny)
Spencer was the boy at the drums with the gorgeous smile who could lay out a joke so dry it wasn't funny until Ryan laughed.

This description from Anywhere You Let It Go by [livejournal.com profile] skoosiepants has been stuck in my mind since I read it earlier this week; I just can't stop thinking about it. Anyway, if you haven't read any of her fic (which you probably have since it's like four years old by now), just go and read it all. Because it's all insanely quirky and amazing. And I now know more about fanon!MCR and fanon!Cobra Starship than I ever thought I would. Everyone in bandom is clearly nuts. =D

In other news, I have been a hermit this whole week, have barely talked to anyone, and it's sort of freaking me out but I can't seem to do a whole lot to fix it. =/

ETA: Oh yeah, Liz and Juliet found an apartment in Woodside, right off the 7 train, so even though it's not suuuuper easy to get to, they're going to be pretty close and it will all be theoretically awesome! Technically, there IS a bus, at least, that goes pretty closely between our places, so there's a plus.
osaraba: (sara)
I'd been thinking a little about making a sticky welcome post but with this recent friending meme I decided to actually go ahead and make one since it's not related to any specific fandom and thus broader interests/discussions are relevant.

So, if you're interested you can check that out here: HI NEW FRANDS!

But then I realized that, along with my 30th birthday last month, it was also the 10th anniversary of creating this livejournal (way back in May 2001)! Looking back I felt like there were long stretches where I didn't actually do much with it... and that's not far off, in terms of what I wrote in it and whether I was interacting with people or just recording random things for posterity or, you know, just to hear myself talk.

So I checked my calendar of posts and realized... there were only NINE MONTHS where I didn't post even just once -- out of TEN YEARS on LJ, and they're spread only between 2003-04.

I know plenty of people do posting challenges -- 365 days/year, for example! -- and I can't even commit to doing a 30-day meme in actually 30 days! But lol, have I mentioned how I tried doing that when I got a diary for my birthday when I was six? I'd forget to write in it for a week and then I'd come back and feel like I had to rip out the pages I'd written in because I had to start over. It had to be completely filled in, or in other words, perfect.

I've gotten over that feeling, clearly, but it also makes me happy to know that I've actually stuck with writing in a diary for TEN YEARS. In some ways, it's something I think I've wanted to do since I was a child and didn't quite realize I was already doing?

Ahaha, okay, randomly-introspective!Sara hour is over now.

Ooooooh, look at today's Google logo! It's Takashi Murakami's art! I'm totally getting his flat jellyfish eyes tattooed on my arms (above the elbows) next; I've been wanting that for too long now... I just have to save up some money since it'll probably cost a good $500+.

osaraba: (rizzlekicks last on the heaven list)
I decided to do this 30 days meme that I'm seeing all over fbook because I haven't posted anything for like a week and a half now, and it feels really weird. I've got a lot of things sort of simmering underneath the surface and I'm mostly holding everything in, which, yeah I know-- not the best way to deal with things. But I'm finding it difficult to post about anything that means anything to me-- not even about how squeeful I feel over Merlin fandom and how I've been devouring fic like Cookie Monster devours cookies.

I will apologize in advance for spamming your flist, considering I don't usually post this much... but having said that, I BY NO MEANS guarantee that I'll actually remember to do this every day, ahahaha.

30 days list )

All posts will be under the meme:music tag.

As a bonus, I think I'll add in my favorite line from each song.
osaraba: (laby jareth ?)
So my alarm clock went off at the normal time this morning -- around 6:30am.
It takes a while for me to hear it, but when I do, I start trying to press the snooze button. It just. will. not. shut the fuck. off. I press the snooze button, I press other buttons. I press two buttons at the same time. I hold down one button and press some of the others. Any button. Every fucking button. Just shut the fuck up and let me sleep.

Oh yeah.

It's my cell phone alarm that rings. Not my alarm clock.

Just like always.

So I realize that it's my cell phone that's ringing and I press the snooze and go back to sleep.

I wake up abruptly, look at the clock ANDOMGWTFIT'S10:15!!! I'm massively late for work; I haven't even called in late, and WTF happened to Judy and Maryann?! Did we ALL oversleep?! I jump out of bed, open my door, run toward their rooms-- and pause in the middle of the living room.

Wait a second. It really doesn't feel like 10:15. The light is too grey; it's too low in the sky. It's too quiet outside. I glance at the cable box.

7:15.

HAHAHAHAHA! Good one, Sara -- with all that pressing of buttons I managed to reset my clock to THREE HOURS LATER. IN MY SLEEP!


True story, people. x_X;

Obviously, I need to change my cell phone alarm ringtone. Because it's just not doing the job. I thought I'd get used to it, but it's been 2.5 months now, and it's obviously not working.
osaraba: (laby sarah beautiful)
I have been in an amazingly, surprisingly happy mood for the past 5-14 days. I'm not quite sure exactly when it turned into that. But I think this may be the first time in a really, really, really long time, that I'm actually just happy. Energized. (Even though I'm tired from lack of sleep this week.)

There are a lot of things going on around me, but I feel like I'm kind of in a padded cocoon. Mostly made up of my current Laby obsession. But it's not just that. I was afraid it was; I hesitated to put on that Schaft CD and the Buck-Tick CD, afraid that it would wipe my Laby-high away if I listened to anything other than the soundtrack (which I've been listening to nonstop for a week - and I mean, at home, at work, on the subway, etc.). Glad to say that it hasn't.

I don't know exactly what will wipe my high away; I just hope it doesn't happen too soon. I haven't had this feeling of the burgeoning potential of anything, or everything, in me, under my skin for much too long. I don't want to go back to normal.

The hold on LKH's Skin Trade finally came up at the library, so I picked it up yesterday. I hesitated to start reading that too, but it hasn't replaced the Laby-high yet (as of starting it this morning on the train). More to come when I get further into the book.

TRON TOMORROW!!!! Don't be a poophead! Come and join me~!
osaraba: (russell *giggles*)
I didn't leave Queens at all on Sat/Sun. In fact, I barely left my apartment.

Despite that? Awesome weekend!

FRIDAY! Took the day off but went to two of my coworkers' birthday parties at bars in the city. Haha. Yes, my boss was there. Yes, he knew before-hand. Started at Dos Caminos in east midtown -- their margaritas are both expensive ($11) and STRONG! They crept up on me and after the second, I was PRETTY DRUNK. A few of us left that place after about 2 hours and went over to the second birthday party near Union Square. I was still doing fine and probably didn't even need that third margarita (that I think was actually a mojito) that my boss bought for me.

In light of all this and the fact that I was actually still coming down with a cold, I ended the night early, going home with Judy at midnight. My coach turned back into a pumpkin, so we had to take the train home.

Saturday sleeping in and shopping FTW! I got some CUTE STUFF OMG! And did not go overboard (thanks to Judy). Chatted for a solid 2+ hours with Liz over video chat at night -- it was SO NICE to catch up with her. I really miss her a lot! <3 I really can't wait to see her in March. It's going to be great visiting London, but at this point, I WANT TO SEE MY LIZZABIT~~!!!!!

Sunday, made some extra money feeding the birds and doing some typing. Cube came over and we talked hockey for a good hour before he left. Rangers looked like they played a slightly energetic game last night. It was even a close thing. But they lost in OT when Betts got a hooking penalty. At this rate, they're going to fall out of playoffs position. This year is going down the toilet FAST for them.

I got a couple of my hair accessories photographed (by Judy, of course), so I hope to put those up some time today/tonight. And then I sat on Jim's kitchen counter while he made (and ate) miso soup. No pancakes were cooked, by him or by me, for different reasons, and despite Judy's urging to the contrary.

Wheee~ fun times!
osaraba: (osakana)
Just booked (pre-paid in full) a hostel for the trip to London at the end of March.

I was a fucking idiot and put it on my debit card instead of on the credit card I intended to use. Luckily, I have some extra funds which I can move around a bit.

Still, jeez, I'm out of it. Even after sleeping for 12 hours last night. I skipped class and got home at 6pm, was asleep by 6:30pm, and other than waking up every few hours for a couple of seconds each, I slept all the way through til 7am this morning.

Which brings me to... my stupidity of the last several days.

Monday was mostly a relaxing day, but I must have already started coming down with a cold because I barely ate all day. 4.5 hours after waking up, I decided I'd have half a bag of chips & guac from Chipotle. And then half a baked potato and some chicken nuggets a little later. That's it. All day. Not my usual fare.

Stayed up til 4am on Monday night. Somewhat stressful conversation and only 3 hours of sleep later, and feeling like crap from all of the above. Plus a continued lack of appetite and headache. Rushed home to return the car to NJ. Discovered, when I tried to take out some money from the ATM, that NONE OF MY CARDS WORKED. So I drove over to borrow some money from parents, and realized I didn't need the money I had come to borrow -- because YOU CAN TAKE FDR NORTH TO THE GW BRIDGE INSTEAD OF THE TRIBORO. Therefore, NO TOLLS. Yeah, you can see exactly how on-top of things I was.

Finally made it to NJ, later than anticipated, and pretty hungry, with a headache. We went out for dinner, and despite the fact that I felt like I was starving, I didn't really eat that much, and that headache did not go away until I took some painkiller for it.

Left NJ -- not under the best of circumstances, but again, I maintain that I was not in my right mind -- at midnight and got to Port Authority 30 minutes later. Waited for the E to take me straight home. But since the E didn't come, and a D came instead, I figured, what the hell, I'll take this to 7th Avenue and wait for the E there.

Does the D even go to 7th avenue?

Ask me if I even cared.

So it stopped at 50th street and then at Columbus Circle. I got out there and walked west. Realized my mistake, turned around and walked east. Finally, gave up and said "Screw it; I'm taking a cab." Cab from Columbus Circle to home was only $16. NOT BAD. Got home at 1am, asleep by 2am.

However, yesterday at work I was even more out of it. Continued lack of appetite and general malaise. I realize I should not have lunch with coworkers in this state. I sound like an idiot. Hopefully they recognize that I was super exhausted (after all, I did tell them about my super exhausting weekend), and won't hold it against me.

So that brings me full circle, with 12 hours of sleep last night, but still feeling out of it today. Better than yesterday, but still. I should take a day off and get my shit together, but I feel guilty because I just had a 4-day weekend.

...

In a small bit of good news, I got the new Buck-Tick album this morning, which I am really looking forward to listening to on the way home tonight. Please to not be disappointed!
osaraba: (frankie are you an idiot?)
Everyone's saying this Katsu was "not the best Katsu ever, but..." But I'd say it went similarly to last year for me. I worked 10 hours on Friday, 10 hours on Saturday, and 5 hours on Sunday, followed by driving back to NYC. After breaking down the booth each day, I went to hang out/party with friends until 3:30/4am each night. IT WAS PRETTY FUCKING AWESOME. I've got no complaints -- this is exactly what I was looking for out of this con.

I would have liked to hang out with NA more, and meet some of Judy's new friends, but instead I hung out with some new people -- Jon and Patches -- and CUBE!, whom I don't usually hang out with at cons, but which I obviously must rectify because he's a ton of fun! And this was IMMENSELY enjoyable. =D

I also didn't get totally wasted, but I had a nice buzz going on Saturday night, thanks to Rymel and his delicious concoctions. My additional flask of gin did come in handy, though.

Thanks again to Yoshi, Jerry, Sean Kelly, Cube, John, and Rymel for helping out at the booth -- we couldn't have run as smoothly as we did without you guys! =D

Memories of note:
  • driving to VA
  • meeting Jon
  • working all of Friday
  • going out to that 24hr diner with the scary waitress with the shakes who kept holding the menu up between her face and Jim's
  • conversations with Yoshi and Jerry
  • walking back to the hotel alongside the highway, between the trees and the concrete, with Jim leading the way with his flashlight
  • bumping into Jon, Cube, and Patches and acting silly, chasing each other around. I want some of those pics, Cube!
  • working all of Saturday
  • wearing those awesome rockabilly Penthouse shoes!
  • killing Jerry at Uno at the maid cafe
  • chatting with Jon, Cube, Jim and Peter at the Valentine Ball
  • running into Peter again at the bar, mooching booze off of Rymel
  • slapping Jerry on the ass to wake him up... with Jim taking pictures
  • randomly talking to some army guy at the bar, and Nikkia, whom I know I've met, but have no idea where/when
  • hanging with Cube, Judy, Anna in the bar area, and then tripping over nothing, slightly twisting my ankle, but not having anyone notice but Cube. ^_~
  • stumbling back to the room, giggling and happy
  • being really warm that night
  • driving back to NYC on Sunday, getting lost for a while in DC, but then making up for it by going 80 later
  • eating an Angry Whopper at a rest stop (which tasted 5x better than the one I had in the city)
  • singing along to mid-late 90s alternative music with Sean Kelly *high-fives!*
  • having Monday off from work, but making myself super-exhausted anyway
  • literally spending less than $20 for the whole weekend
  • not having to return Jim's car 'til last night!


All I can say is -- NEXT YEAR, THE GAYLORD!
osaraba: (divine punishment)
A friend sent this article to me. It's great. You should read it: America the Illiterate.

Completely unrelated, and yet in keeping with this theme of pessimism, I had a conversation last night that made me kind of depressed unsure; insecure; vaguely embarrassed. Basically kind of crappy.

Sometimes I think I'm my own worst enemy.

I want to curl up, hide under the covers, and not talk to anyone ever again.

</emo!Sara>
osaraba: (tng data & wes)
stupidity )

But in other news, Majel Barrett Roddenberry died yesterday.

How sad. As a coworker said, it's the end of an era...
osaraba: (BT atsu tongue)
taken from [livejournal.com profile] rathshakar

layers )


Also, wow. That really did take almost an hour.
osaraba: (solitude)
This whole weekend was pretty sweet.

saturday )

sunday )



There was a guy sitting on a stoop about 15 feet away from us and we got into a conversation about the coolness of the building. He'd been waiting for a friend to show up, but meanwhile Alex and I were going to take a picture of ourselves, so he offered. What followed was hilarious in its similarity to a sit-com! We were under some construction and backlit, so we were in complete shadow in the pictures, so Alex tried to put on force-flash, but the guy didn't hold the shutter down long enough or whatever, so it didn't go off. Meanwhile, the friend he was waiting for (whom he hadn't seen since junior high!) showed up and they hugged and then he continued trying to take our picture. Like TEN TIMES before the flash finally went off! Then the friend introduced herself (Cat), probably thinking we were all friends -- but the guy said we were total strangers! Then Alex introduced himself and I introduced myself and the guy introduced himself (Danny). So we all were very polite and slightly awkward (in a self-acknowledgingly amusing way) in our introductions, and then basically parted ways, wishing each other good day/luck/etc.

What an awesome random occurance! <3

I have to say, I have always had the most interesting, positive, stranger-related experiences when stopping to admire or discuss art in general, and modern/contemporary art in particular.

After walking Alex to the E, I ended up walking back over to St. Mark's to meet Liz. Like I said, lots of walking this weekend -- and it was quite pleasant -- even if the pedestrian traffic along Broadway was absolutely crazy and like night and day in comparison to my walk only 12 hours earlier.

Pun intended, of course.

[edit:] FORGOT TO MENTION! I ATE A FISH EYE, YAYE~!
osaraba: (portal wcc x head)
Waaah~ so busy at work lately!

Last night I think I got home at like 9pm, which is pretty amazing! After work, I went to Angelica's to do some typing for Joe, but I ended up taking it home instead of doing it there. I have to remember to do it tonight! But I got Lisa's yummy homemade dinner instead. =D

When I got home I was inspired by the unusually clean state of my room and the "early" hour, so I decided to do taxes! Yay! Of course, when I was only halfway done, Maryann came home and then we talked for like 2.5 hours. So I was only able to finish Maryann's and my federal taxes. State taxes are next!

St. Patty's was pretty cool -- after Japanese class, Judy and I met up with her coworkers at a bar in the East Village. I really like Yee and Vitaliy ~ they're lotsa fun to hang out with! Also, have discovered that I like tequila shots. =D

Sunday night I watched the first couple of episodes of Initial D over with Judy (who hadn't seen it before) and it has re-awakened my love for that show. I never did finish watching Fourth Stage, so I really want to get back to that! And I should check to see if any more of the manga has been scanlated 'cause I think I was up to some volume in the high-20s. The manga is just sooo good. <3

I just realized -- I leave for Vienna in a week and a half. OMG, WTF am I going to wear?! I think I need to go shopping this weekend. No, what am I saying? I have no money. =/

...so, what's up with you guys?
osaraba: (nyr leetch)
At least in the respect that I did not relax much and there was no animoo. Other than that, it was FULL OF WIN!

And I'm not sure exactly how scared I should be -- just realizing that I have really picked up Chris's way of speaking. Hmmm... at least, online. To a certain extent. Probably 'cause it makes me smile. =D

Anyway. Epic fail, indeed. I got to sleep until 2pm on Saturday, at least. When I woke up, I did some chaos management for my mom, who is always a wreck before she goes on a trip. Always worries about what clothes to bring, etc. Business trips are even worse. So I helped her plan what to wear and bring. They're leaving early early on Saturday morning, so I think I'm going to be getting up around 4 or 5am to drive them to the airport. I'd better figure out what I'm wearing to Morgan & Joe's party soon because I intend to go back to sleep after driving to the airport. Otherwise I'll be the one passed out on the couch.

carmine's, blackberry mead, and breakfast in NJ )



The full-size of this pic (from Liz's awesome camera phone) is now my wallpaper at work. I'll have to see if it fits my widescreen properly at home.

BEST GIFT EVAR! )

So yes, that was quite possibly the best end-of-year present EVAR! Liz and I had an awesome fun time! <3 Thank you [livejournal.com profile] loudnbothered, [livejournal.com profile] ddrkaiba, [livejournal.com profile] inbredchocobo, [livejournal.com profile] fiinedeiopeia, [livejournal.com profile] metallicapixie, and most especially [livejournal.com profile] thedreamerworld -- 'cause I think it was mostly your idea, yes?

So, my birthday is coming up in 3 months, and I'd really like to consider partial season tickets. Who's in~?! Alright, alright -- so I'm not serious... there's a waitlist, anyway. One day, I tell myself. In any case, Liz is determined to get a pair of NYR vs. NYI tickets. My father says it'd be cheaper to get those tickets at Nassau Coliseum -- it's probably true; but it's such a schlep. ^^;
osaraba: (sara oni)
It seems that Katsucon was not the end of my insane busyness. Last night I had an awesome time at dinner with Yoshi, Jamael (of whom it has been decided that Jerry is a clone, rather than the actual same person, though I'm still skeptical), Will, Raheem, and Maryann. It was really great to see people I haven't seen in what feels like freaking forever, and most especially Jamael, whom I don't think I've seen since the first time he left! Over a year ago?! Yeah -- it was Black Friday 2006! Crazy.

We went to Nyonya, a Malaysian restaurant on Grand between Mott and Mulberry, in Chinatown. It was yummy, especially since I haven't had Malaysian in a long time, but IMO it doesn't compare to Taste Good in Elmhurst, or even Penang in Chinatown. I think the flavoring is more mild. Still, I was more disappointed with the roti canai/chicken curry and the satay beef and peanut sauce than the spicy thai/hainan chicken that I got for my meal. And the hainan rice is actually better than the hainan rice from either of the other places, so I guess I would say each place has its strengths and weaknesses. I'll have to try the belacan from there one day.

There was one poor fish in the fishtank right behind our table who kept swimming around upside down. It really turned into a hot topic at the dinner. I suggested they might have an item on the menu called Upside Down Fish; who knows.

Split with them around 8, but I had other things to address and ended up leaving the city around 10pm. Maryann and I must have gotten home at just about 11, but we still had other things to take care of and ended up getting to sleep at like 1am. So I'm kind of falling asleep at my desk a little this morning. =/ Japanese class is tonight, which I look forward to, but I know I'm not going to be very animated since I'm already starting the day by being beat. Hopefully I'll get a second wind.

I have something to do every night this week, dammit. But I think Saturday I'm going to sleep late and do nothing but stay in. Maybe watch some anime. I am somehow in the mood to watch anime. Who has seen Tactics? I caught an episode on CN and it looked kind of dramatic and silly. I seem to be in the mood for it. (Though the voice acting was quite painful to hear.) I could try and finish Spiral since it's along the same lines of dramatic and silly.
osaraba: (portal <3 wcc)
I really hope I didn't leave it at in DC. I'm pretty sure I didn't, but not 100%. Argh!

So. Thursday. The rental car we got was a black Hyundai Sonata with leather seats and a sun roof. Roomy interior and LOTS of trunk space. It was SWEEEEEET. Though we didn't get to take advantage of the sun roof -- no riding around with our heads sticking out, screaming "SPRING BREAK!" or anything like that. I really enjoyed driving down to DC -- it was a really smooth drive.

probably more than you wanted to know about Katsucon 2008. )

House certainly has the power to get me out of my head when I have a lot on my mind.

Overall: I enjoyed the con immensely. It wasn't my most favorite con EVAR, but I felt like it was definitely up there. I've had more fun at cons in the last couple of years than I ever have before. [livejournal.com profile] nerd_avengers, I love you guys! *sniffles*

And btw, gin tastes so much better without the tonic.
osaraba: (portal dead in the water)
This is a "pseudo" con report because I didn't actually do anything at the con but work at Anna's booth. Not that I'm complaining, I actually had an awesome time working there with Anna, Jim, Ben, Judy, Rymel, manga Chris (why is he called manga Chris anyway?), Charles, uh... who else was there? I'm sure I had more fun at the booth than I would have had just roaming around -- it didn't seem like there was a whole lot to do, if you weren't involved with some of the behind-the-scenes things. I will leave reporting of any WCS drama up to Chris. ^^;

It was also really nice that NoE people came by to visit me, and also have their pictures taken! It was good to see some of you whom I haven't seen in quite a while -- Lizette, Yoshi, Will, Angelica, Isha. =D [livejournal.com profile] koyappi, I'd like to see a con report from you since I didn't get to see anything else of the con. I didn't even get to see the other side of the dealers room other than the two aisles that I had to walk down in order to get to Anna's booth! ^_~; Which wasn't bad, since I didn't spend any money on unnecessary things. The only money I spent aside from food this weekend was $2 on one of Maryann's pins -- the Weighted Companion Cube, of course. &hearts!

Dinner on Saturday with NA people was fun! It was good to see Joe & Morgan again; it's just too bad Judy and I didn't make it up to the Tower bar at the end of the night. ;_; But huge dinner last night was SRSLY HUGE! And lots of fun; with lots of bad jokes and puns going around. Noise glands and all~! Dessert was, as Jim described it, a block of lactose, thinly sliced... aka, a massive sundae (whipped cream and ice cream over bananas and fudge with nuts and other sweet cookie things) called the Titanic. Of which I did not have very much because the brandy-soaked strawberry shortcake was just amazing, oh and that whole being lactose-intolerant thing.

Split a cab home with Maryann, didn't get home til 12:30am, didn't go to sleep til around 1:30/2am. And then overslept! Luckily, still got to work on time. Whew!

Oh yeah! Judy, Maryann and I had our picture taken by Anna against her photo paper backdrop -- they were really cute pics. =D I'll scan the stickers we printed out at home later and post them.
osaraba: (shines into the dark)
Judy helped Maryann & Indira shop for some stuff for their table at NYAF and came home with us. Not really sure why 'cause it was already pretty late when we left Manhattan, but that's okay since it's never a waste of time to just hang out with friends.

I drove her to the train at 10:30pm and after she left it started snowing very lightly. It was picturesque and nostalgic. Whatever song was playing on k-rock at the time was just perfect for the moment.

I went to Walgreens to get some household stuff.

But then I was driving back home again, on a relatively deserted Main Street, which is dark and a bit narrow, with trees lining the streets. The fallen leaves were blowing around on the ground, seeming to play a game of tag with the white flurries of snow reflecting in the headlights of the car and blowing straight into the windshield, and Robert Miles was playing; the sound filling up the small, cozy confines of the car.

It was wonderful.

Why can't moments like that last forever?

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