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15 May 2009 @ 11:08 pm
Because I am random, bored, and have weekend-itis already...  
I am SO glad that last night's dream about large parts of the Far East and Africa being on fire was not true. And that HalfshellHusband has not gone back to work for his first boss (who was miserable and required workaholism). AND that I did not get into a bunch of baked-goods (Xmas and otherwise). I've been struggling with sugar again the last 3 weeks; thank goodness this only happens 3 weeks out of 17 instead of 2-3 weeks out of 4 now. I love the longer pill cycle!

Bumped from this afternoon for more TV randomness:

Finally saw this past week's The Mentalist. I saved the DVD so I could rewatch the scene with wet!Rigsby in navy boxers-- holy moly. I had no idea all that was hiding under those business suits. G.U.H. Sometimes my ancestral land tosses out a hunk after all! As to the story itself, the exchange that stuck in my memory was: "Liar." "What?" "Pants on fire!" Sometimes Jane's inappropriateness really cracks me up.

During last night's My Name Is Earl, HalfshellHusband wanted to know who was playing "Little Chubby." Couldn't tell anything from looking, but it sounded just like the Scrubs Janitor. The guy didn't seem tall enough, but his face (under the fake hair and mustache) was in the ballpark, and the voice was SO familiar. Not the same actor, as it turns out, but now I want to know WHY he sounded so much like Neil Flynn. It's kind of bugging me. :0

Who among you is going to the Vancouver SPN Con, aside from [info]brigid_tanner, [info]_sin_attract_, [info]frostian and [info]particlesofgale? And how can I browbeat Barb and Deirdre into going? *ponders*

 
 
 
Entendre? Make mine a double.: SN Sam tosses backdeirdre_c on May 15th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
HaHa! It's not me you have to convince! It's my family, friends, boss, and bank account! ;D

*wishes*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 15th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Stupid job! It's in late August, at least, though if your university runs on a semester system that usually won't help you. :(
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 16th, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
That's right-- I keep forgetting! Somehow I keep imagining that you wouldn't fly all the way over here to come to Vancouver, but still... the chances of both boys showing up at that one seem very high to me, since it's where they're living right now.

Yay!
deathbymutationdeathbymutation on May 16th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
I'm going. So is my best bud loverstar, she's boarding at my place.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 16th, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
So are you kind of nearby then? In Seattle or near Vancouver? I really envy people closer in-- wish I didn't have to fly into Vancouver! I looked into flying to Seattle instead, but that doesn't actually work out that easily.

Well, yay! Non-random fen! :D
deathbymutationdeathbymutation on May 16th, 2009 06:05 am (UTC)
I live in Burnaby, like a 15 minute bus ride from Downtown Vancouver.

I take one bus then I can freakin' walk to the convention. How sweet is that?

Seattle isn't all that far.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 16th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
Ooh, very nice! You'll be right there, and mostly just paying for the Con tickets!

Seattle isn't far if you have a car of your own, but the transportation system intimidates me. I thought I had something workable in mind, until I caught a random online note from someone about how the public transportation makes all these microstops along the way. When I looked at the schedule, sure enough, whatever I was considering ran only at limited times, and sometimes took 7 hours to get from Seattle to Vancouver.

If Barb were going, I'd try to bum a ride, but the idea of negotiating airport->bus->train->bus on my own is more grief whan I want. And only slightly cheaper than just flying into Vancouver.

So have you been to the set at all in the last 4 years, being that close by?
deathbymutationdeathbymutation on May 16th, 2009 06:34 am (UTC)
I just moved here April 20th so never had the opportunity. Plus I think I would feel weird and a bit dorkish -dunno why.

If you get really lost just call me or email me and I'll send help. Once you hit Surrey or New Westminster you can take the skytrain which is only like 5 bucks. I can go from Coquitlam to downtown Vancouver in 20 minutes on the Skytrain.

I'm sure you can figure something out that works for you. I hope you're not thinking of taking the Greyhound, my mother works for them and they're high risk for shutting their doors within the next weeks.

Its mostly about timing. Buses can take very long if you leave at the wrong time. Leave during light traffic like really really early in the morning or right after lunch.
deathbymutationdeathbymutation on May 16th, 2009 06:40 am (UTC)
Was this what you were thinking of? http://www.quickcoach.com/schedule.htm
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 16th, 2009 06:55 am (UTC)
It was exactly that! When you look closely at the schedule, you notice things like "Depart SeaTac 8am... arrive Vancouver Hotels 1pm". Not only is there grief involved, but oh, my patience! Or lack thereof. :0
deathbymutationdeathbymutation on May 16th, 2009 06:56 am (UTC)
Its still better than walking or paying an extra few hundred for a plane ticket.
brigid_tanner: Boys-good timesbrigid_tanner on May 16th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
Does this mean you're coming to Vancouver?

Sounds like you're having the kind of dreams I've had lately...the "thank the gods that's not real!" kind. LOL!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 16th, 2009 06:01 am (UTC)
Yes! I saw from one of your comments elsewhere that you were planning to be there too. Whoo-hoo! I've never done this kind of fannishh event before (I had one trip to Wincon two years ago, and that's it), but if there were ever a show and a place to do it, Vancouver seemed a good choice (because I figure it's harder for the boys to have "other commitments" come up that cause them to cancel).

I've always had fairly vivd dreams, and often remembered them. But since increasing the antidepressant I take about 18 months (?) back, it's a nightly crackfest. Even if they're not bad dreams, they're along the lines of "aliens/exploding mountains/bears that talk/ducks are evil!/constantly mutating architecture/etc." The weird is rarely single-faceted anymore. The fires in last night's dreams? Were great plumes of smoke billowing out of unexpected place with the near-force of a mushroom cloud.

The saving grace is that in the dream itself, that defied all logic. It's good to wake up and discover that of COURSE that doesn't make sense. ;)
Deadbeat Nymph: sammy nosedeadbeat_nymph on May 17th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
And that HalfshellHusband has not gone back to work for his first boss

I'm so glad he hasn't, either! Eep! (Oh, and that there are no horrific fires in Africa and all that. :P )

During last night's My Name Is Earl, HalfshellHusband wanted to know who was playing "Little Chubby."

Isn't it Norm MacDonald from SNL?

Who among you is going to the Vancouver SPN Con, aside from [info]brigid_tanner, [info]_sin_attract_, [info]frostian and [info]particlesofgale? And how can I browbeat Barb and Deirdre into going? *ponders*

I so wish that I was going! Not only because it would be fun, I imagine, but to meet you and Deb and I'm sure a bunch of other awesome fen! Plus, I've never been to Vancouver. :( Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful time. :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 18th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad he hasn't, either! Eep!
That man was awful, and HSH was utterly miserable working for him (I think he lasted perhaps a year). Given that he's still suffering from major depression, that would have been a terrible idea!

I don't watch SNL that often, and you're right-- it was Norm McDonald. But since he's not in my "database," I matched up the voice to who it sounded like. :0

I wish you were going to Vancouver too, and could meet us all! That would be quite a trek from your part of Canada, unfortunately-- almost as far as Deb coming from New York. But still, we can dream!