Came back to the usual defriending/friending (well, when you're gone 30 days, you expect one but not the other, so that was pleasant).
Forgot my camera, so last year's pics
will have to suffice.
Came back to an astonishing thing...the wonder that is florence_craye
sent me a squid/cuttlefish blanket!!! (!!!) THANK YOU!!! It is majestic and oceanic and I will treasure it always as I cuddle my cuttlefish within its fleecey folds. *adores*
Am trying to catch up on LJ, as I finish sorting out pictures of Barbies for the Barbie Pantheon post, which is upcoming. I'm through the C's at this point. whew!
I also had the very strange experience of being in a hotel in Missouri and suddenly hearing something about Harry Potter on CNN (turned out, it was the release date for DH). Strange, though, because in my head I always think, well, if I can't see it nothing is happening, la la la, and I always forget that the rest of the world likes HP too, not just LJ fen. heh.
Reread HBP (finally!) while on the trip. Wow. I had several thoughts while I was reading it, and cannot remember any of them, except I thought it was rather cruel of Ginny to trip Ron when all he wanted was a little peck on the cheek from Fleur. In fact, I am still a little surprised by the Weasley clan's rather extreme reaction to Fleur. She didn't sound particularly awful to me.
I had nearly the same reaction at the end, which went something like this: aaah, oh noes, how could you do that, Severus? And with such a steely calm. You're a badass, that's for certain. I'll bet you know some Dark Bedroom Magic as well.
I missed everybody, in short. I was at a different show this year, only five days instead of fifteen, and did not get to hang out with my Afghani buddy, nor did I eat delicious Afghani food, nor witness a casually horrific tooth-loss incident
Also, I ended up with a nasty sinus infection the day BEFORE we began setup. I was so sick the first day of the show that I wanted to pelt customers with loose change.
I only have one story, honestly, and it didn't even happen to me, but to my WI friend.( Read more... )