came to visit this weekend from boston. barely. so here are the things that went wrong:her 20 minute public transit trip from boston turned into an hour;
she thus missed her flight & had no protection for a standby;
she didn't want to pay another $360 for a nonstop jetblue ticket i immediately found which arrived an hour later than she should've arrived anyhow, so she dorked around at the airport trying to find something cheaper, & ended up paying $350 for a flight the next morning, plus $35 in internet charges to find it;
the bottom fell out of her backpack;
her pants had become slowly & slyly shredded from bicycling & chose this moment to bust open movie-style;
she got a fairly significant nosebleed;
all while not sleeping for two days because she was trying to make sure she could sleep on the 8 hour flight. which she didn't;
then the flight was an hour late arriving, & i still ended up circling the airport for an hour because HRH couldn't manage to find OUTSIDE where all the other millions of people were streaming to catch their rides, so like a salmon she lept upstream & ended up calling me from the parking garage while i'm waiting like a dumbass at ARRIVALS. (no, this still wasn't as bad as when jenna came to florida & waited for me at departures. DER-PARTURES.)
but after that, everything went really well for a while:
i fed krystle at bagel oasis to start. omg so good;
i took her around to jewelry places all over town. she bought some satin eyelets, a pair of tiny anodized triskelion eyelets she may well be able to wear in her cartilage (this pic is of her ear, not mine, though i also have a pair of uncolored trisks), & found some honey amber with gorgeous inclusions. all items are attractive rarities, which was the point of the quest;
we took her to queen sheba for dinner & brought along sic737, robinhoodvandal & impatient_hands, miriena & her SPOUSE who it was lovely to finally meet, cowgoesmootwice, kaikea, & gorthok of course, all of whom got along smashingly & we had a fantastic time;
after dinner, i fed everyone the horrifying cake that i made as a splat honorific/birthday thing for jenna. note icing circumcision scar. plus i made a jitty cupcake to go with it! (the writing is in reference to something jenna was called on the street once. i determined that she wasn't being insulted, it's just that she was in the international district & the guy clearly had mistaken her for his friend, trannie ho.) it was actually really good - i used a dark chocolate cake mix & chopped up a 75% cacao chocolate bar into it. the cupcake didn't have the extra chocolate, which is why it was just for joe - he's allergic. also, ookie cupcake?;
the next day i did some ear work on krystle, redirecting her lobes & adding a vertical helix (likely to become a curved industrial, but which may just be fitted with a little spike like i used to wear) while joe sewed a leather patch onto her backpack, repairing the giant rive;
we ate smoothies from emerald city & drove around to a bunch of other silly/fun crap where we bonded further;
we introduced her to the awesomeness that is shorty's;
we then feasted at marrakesh. holy shit i love marrakesh. ( Collapse )
after that, we went straight to the airport with plenty of time to spare... not realizing that things had gone wrong again, as she had inexplicably decided to leave her driver's license at the restaurant. no, we didn't find this out until i drove her TO the airport & we're standing at departures hugging. well, i suppose it's a good thing she realized it before i drove away. so she grabbed her boarding pass, threw her shit back into the trunk, & we raced downtown & then AGAIN to seatac. she had about ten minutes to make it through security, & i mandated that she keep me updated via text so i could pull over & turn around if necessary. the security line was huge but moved quickly, & i eventually received an exhausted message that she was ON THE PLANE;
then she was going to meet with sleep_monger for airport bar drinks during a long layover, but someone broke into sarah's car & snapped something off in her ignition;
& while that wasn't happening, i was succumbing to some kind of summer cold which wrecked our fun monday plans;
splat also succumbed to the same cold;
she then realized she'd lost her phone charger somewhere;
plus i forgot to mention krystle had a mosquito bite right at her lipline which looked like, as she said, "a bug herpe".
i think that covers it. phew. philly next weekend. in the meantime, here are more pics of stuff.
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& i just posted these three pics of joe & me, if anyone's interested. the third is SFW risque.
also, i feel it necessary to share this spam with you. as jenna noted, "that is some awesome spam. I feel like i really know cate now." ( Collapse )
ok, off to watch the end of prison break. no spoilers!@ & oh hey, if anyone has any good movie recommendations for our flight next weekend, you should comment with a sentence or two in description.