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24 May 2005 @ 10:10 am
I live!  
I have reached solid ground again, wheeee! The cliffsnotes version of my trip is as follows:

Plane flights there: AIIIEEEEE! *panicpanicpanic* I switch airplanes in Cincinnati and resist the irrational urge to just stay in Cincinnati FOREVER, but it's a close call. Throwing up in front of strangers is not my idea of a good time. However, there is an inspirational something-something on Delta TV which dramatically changes the direction of my life, as it becomes Really Freaking Obvious, at least according to the random inspiring billionaire, that I should give up on this executive administration crap and just buckle down and be a [trashy novel] writer, already.

Day one: It rains like a bitch, and my sister's dress rehearsal (outdoor theatre) is cancelled. There is stress. Sketchy hotel is the Southern equivalent of an Econo-lodge, so I feel rather at home in my sketched-out-ness, but it is Too Sketchy for Gira's mother. Gira inquires whether there is such a thing as a no-star hotel. The answer is no, but we change to a nicer place anyway.

Day two: Opening Night! It's still VERY COLD, and I lament not having brought turtlenecks. We run around in search of a cauldron and something that can serve as MacBetty's decapitated head. There is Great Drama involving fire trucks and film students setting fire to another building, or something, which, for complicated reasons, means very few people come to this show. Much disappointment and rage. After the disappointment and rage, I discover that the new hotel has wonderfully hot water and an amazing bathtub. I also read part of the Enterprise novel Surak's Soul, which is awesome for a number of reasons, including: 1) Archer being a tool from his own perspective, 2) Hoshi and Porthos playing major roles, 3) T'Pol being VULCAN, omg, 4) the planet being called Kappa Xi.

Day three: It is finally gorgeous and warm! Sister's friend and friend-of-friend show up from Atlanta with a boxful of three-week-old bottle-fed kittens in tow. Kittens sound like parrots when they shriek and scare the *other* three cats in the apartment, but are quite cute. There is wandering about Savannah and tourism and fun conversation while watching big giant boats. During many hours of waiting for play to be set up a second time, I have awesome discussion with sister's mother about Life and Future and her business and my weaknesses and stuff, which gives me ideas and hope. The play itself is AWESOME SMASH SUCCESS to a full house. I am awed. Sister is happy. To keep from falling asleep amid the set-striking that began at midnight, I talk to w0lfstar on the phone who is inspirational and amusing, wheee.

Day four: Dramamine is OF THE GODS. OH MY. And it tastes like candy. I still hate to fly, but fear it with blinding panic less now that I know I can be medicated with something that blurs the edges of reality in such a nice, legal way. I then spent hours in the airport waiting for Mumsey to get off work and pick me up where I made lots of lists about the next New Life Plan and such. It involved a pie chart.

Redux: Sister was very, very glad I came. *I* was very, very glad I saw her awesome show. I love hotels and airports. I still dislike flying. Sibling jealousy circumstance has fueled me to want to do something with my life. I gave myself many stickers.

I've been called in to extra shifts at work this week. I'll work on answering emails and checking LJ when I get the chance, but it might take a while.
 
 
feel: relieved*kisses bedroom floor*
hear: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
 
 
 
tarkheena lizzeeen: [SINFUL GIRLFRIEND LOVE]liminalliz on May 24th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
*cuddles you through the internet tightly and NEVAR LETS U GO!*
tarkheena lizzeeen: sgwun - 8 - EVILSliminalliz on May 24th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
...*except if you really need to pee, or something* ;)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2005 12:58 am (UTC) (Expand)
I'm not very interesting: Shebaastropoet on May 24th, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
I've missed you! Cos I got a Sheba icon!! And have been dying to tell you!!

I hate flying too. I've got valium for it. I go to the nice doctor who hands out drugs without complaint. Not the evil one that doesn't... hee hee!
Little Red: go west little red - besydmylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2005 12:59 am (UTC)
I have missed you tooooo!! And your Sheba icon is so awesome that I was told about it over the phone. *giggles*

Oooooh! They give you valium for things like that? Excellent.
(no subject) - astropoet on May 26th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
redbeardredbeard on May 24th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC)
4) the planet being called Kappa Xi.

I SERIOUSLY fear what would happen on this planet. Oh dear.
Little Red: xf - diana slut - liminallizmylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)
Actually, they all died. It was quite sad. They were also extremely peaceable people before the death, and there was no mention of raucous orgies.
Stefstef94 on May 24th, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC)
*huggles*

Welcome back, I missed you!
Little Red: trek - naomi wildman - jen717mylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)
*hugs you back!*

I... seem to have only gotten mostly back, as I haven't had a chance yet to check LJ. Bad me! Soon! :)
Just a springing future interestkatcorvi on May 24th, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC)
You get gold star stickers!! Glad it turned out so well, and as for Dramine? I firmly believe in better living through pharmaceuticals.
Little Red: gleee! - nenyamylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2005 01:02 am (UTC)
My stickers are, in fact, AWESOME. I buy the giant packs of stickers meant for teachers, and then I get to assign myself radical sayings like "TO THE MAX!"

Heeee. I usually fall down on the As Natural As Possible, Thank You side of the debate, but now I'm starting to wonder... mmmmm. Perhaps dramamine will be a gateway drug into all the other nice drugs doctor people have offered me over the years. :)
(no subject) - katcorvi on May 26th, 2005 01:40 am (UTC) (Expand)
KarenDreamerLady: McK & Z Geek by icon ascensionkarendreamer on May 24th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
((((((((Red)))))))))

This seems to have been an awesome giant step for you towards the positive. Yay you for having the courage to go and to get so much out of the experience.
Little Red: sga - lizzie stronger - liminallizmylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
My mom said that! She said I could write it down in the diary for the doctor who told me to record health milestones. I'm not sure it's a health milestone so much as a... mental health milestone? Wheeee!
MegTDJ: House Patient Care - crystalkirkmeg_tdj on May 24th, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
Dramamine is OF THE GODS. OH MY. And it tastes like candy. I still hate to fly, but fear it with blinding panic less now that I know I can be medicated with something that blurs the edges of reality in such a nice, legal way.

Do you see now why I was addicted to anti-nauseants? ;)

Yay!! You survived!!! I knew you would! :D

*huggles*
Little Red: sox - never give up - saysaliciamylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2005 01:08 am (UTC)
Bweeee! I thought of you. :) And thought it was probably a good thing my parents never let me anywhere near the Good Crack that is dramamine when I was little. ;) (Bad enough that I abused my asthma meds ridiculously... I swear, it was *all* a misunderstanding!)

I survived! And am not still in Cincinnati!! When I landed, I told my sister's parents that I had been thinking of ways to stay down there a week longer so I could drive back with them rather than having to fly again (since the flights there had been So Awful due to awful weather turbulence and such), and they took me seriously, and then I was all "Er... you know what? I'm being stupid." Raaaargh. *pumps fist*
(no subject) - meg_tdj on May 26th, 2005 02:20 am (UTC) (Expand)
Your *Mom*'s A Cylon!: I *heart* Chevron Guy (by mllemorsel)astrum_presul on May 24th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
EEEee!!!!

*clings to you*

I missed YYYOOOOUU!!!
Little Red: trek - naomi wildman - jen717mylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2005 01:08 am (UTC)
*cliiiiiings!*

*is delighted to have been MISSED by people!*
Rose Wilde-Irish: Rodney and Radekrosewildeirish on May 24th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
*huggles* Glad you had funish time. And yes, dramamine is a fun legal drug that puts a lovely layer of cotton between you and the world.

...still, give me half a Valium any day. (Thanks, sis!)
Little Red: sga - lizzie stronger - liminallizmylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
Mmmmm. I feel like there's *always* a layer of cotton between me and the world! ;) This one tasted like CANDY, though.
Christidaisycm83 on May 24th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
Yay, you're back! I'm really glad it went so well, especially since you were so nervous. *hugs*
Little Red: gleee! - nenyamylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
Thanks! Me too! *clings to solid ground*
pellucid: Elizabeth_hero (by shipperchick)pellucid on May 24th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
Yay!!!! Welcome back, dearest, and I'm glad you survived! Though Cincy isn't such a terrible place to stay forever, if it had come to that. You could have gone to visit my parents... ;)

No chance you've got a super travel bug and want to come to TO on Thursday for the Jays/Red Sox game I've got an extra ticket for, do you? *dangles ticket enticingly* Actually, I doubt I'll end up going, as my roommate is more likely to find two people to give her tickets to than I am to find one other person to go with me. But you were totally the first person I thought of when she said Blue Jays/Red Sox! *hugs*
Little Red: sox - never give up - saysaliciamylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2005 01:12 am (UTC)
NOT FAIR!!! *pouts dramatically*

My mother's actually going to Toronto on Friday, but I couldn't get off work. Bother. (Well, actually, I didn't even ask, because it seemed rather overwhelming and complicated. But I pretend they're the evil bad guys in this.)

I WANT TO GOOOOOOOO!! I hope you get to go after all. :) I heart both my teams! I am a bigger Sox fan at present... but given that it's at the Sky Dome SKY DOME FOREVER, I hope the Jays win. :) Just... not by a blowout.
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Sarah (aka Smish)smishpixie on May 24th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! :-)
Little Redmylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
Thanks!!
One Whose Honesty is Stronger Than Her Fear: witchamilyn on May 26th, 2005 12:15 am (UTC)
I'm so glad to see you had a great time and survived and felt good about the trip!

*hugs*
Little Red: trek - naomi wildman - jen717mylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
EEEE! You have an icon of Samantha and Tabitha and SQUEEE!! BEWITCHED!
(no subject) - amilyn on May 26th, 2005 01:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
nenya_kanadka on May 26th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
Oh yay! Glad it went well. *love*
Little Red: sga - canadian man - elly427mylittleredgirl on May 26th, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
Your icon is so appropriate for the day!
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