NOLA

2013-06-18 19:08
xtina: Scene of Dr Who/Donna and the Ood, with Led Zeppelin text: "talk and song from tongues of lilting grace" (lace and grace)
[personal profile] rosefox already posted a more thorough travelogue here.

I just want to say that it is a joy and a delight to travel with R, because we're anxious planner pragmatists in a whooole lot of the same ways. It is so relaxing to know that when my travel partner says "the dresser is cleared", I don't have to go look. Also when R says "don't worry about me waking up; I wake up differently for travel", I trust R completely and let it go. Hooray!

And vice versa! We flew out from NY to Miami, and from there to NOLA... except the first leg was delayed, and we were definitely gonna miss the second leg. I put together our options, taking into account personal preference and the lack of calendared items, and suggested that we stay overnight in Miami rather than rushing and stressing for no actual return. Win!

It feels like we passed a relationship hurdle of sorts. It also was one of the times I've most strongly felt like I was with a partner and peer, in that we supported each other and trusted each other and generally had a good time together. Even through the sick and the travel fuckery and the wretched lack of accessibility in the hotel, we were together, and thus it was fine.

("We were determined to have a good time" is not sufficient, because I at least did not have to be determined. We were together, and we could handle whatever cropped up, and everything was fine.)

I may have to rethink my "I dislike travelling" self-assessment, if this is what I've been missing out on. I'm more likely to stress out when I'm alone, I am actually more hermit than not, and I'm a huge pragmatist and so don't always find the point in visiting a city for the strollz. (Har.) (a) Rose and I help each other stay unstressed. (b) R is really good with suggesting going-out things I might enjoy, and I'm good at pushing myself to go out at least somewhat. (c) Given point B, I'm more capable of visiting with a city.

(Not to mention, it's super-rare that I tire of talking with Rose, plus we have similar "I need to introvert now" things, which means I don't burn myself out so quickly.)

It totally helped that NOLA reminds me of PDX so much. There are differences, which is why I said "reminds me of" and not "is exactly like", but the only horrible one is the humidity.

Also, holy shit do I feel better in men's clothes. They fit! Amazing.

Post subject to change based on R providing input. My memory is crap today. *wry*
xtina: A laughing 8-bit dog holding a duck. From Duck Hunt. (laughing)
Context 1: [personal profile] rosefox and [personal profile] sinboy collect, to my fevered anti-clutter mind, all the things.

Context 2: This is the first time I've seen Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Lawrence: Now, all these wines are very old. I purchased them to make certain that they were cared for properly.
Freddy: So you got a lot of wine to drink.
Lawrence: You can't drink them, Freddy; they're far too valuable.
Freddy: So you sell them?
Lawrence: Oh, I'd never sell them; they mean too much to me.


X: *pauses the movie*
R: *already laughing*
X: I hate both of you!
R: *hysterics*
X: You fucking fucks!
R: *dying*
X: God damn everything in the world!
R: *convulsions*
X: Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck!

...

X: *replays the scene several times to get the transcript right*
R: *still laughing*

...

[much later, post-movie]

X: *pulls up this post*
R: *still laughing*
X: Fuck you both. *cracking up*
xtina: A laughing 8-bit dog holding a duck. From Duck Hunt. (laughing)
Backstory: I have recently been experiencing the anxiety of 20 enraged oxen.

X: I'm sorry I've been so full of anxiety lately.
R: *deadpan* Well, I'm afraid I can't offer empathy because I've never experienced anxiety, so all I can give you is sympathy.
X: Well, you're really bad at it, so go get yourself some anxiety and come back when you've experienced it some!
R: ...
X: *cracks all the way up*
xtina: A laughing 8-bit dog holding a duck. From Duck Hunt. (laughing)
Setup: [personal profile] rosefox is giving the cat medicine.

R: *mutters something*
X: Don't give the cat soda!
R: I... what?
X: Don't make yourself sad; don't give the cat soda.
R: What in the hell are you talking about?
X: That's what I heard you say!
R: I was saying that I needed to goop the cat, and so I would come out here so I wouldn't disturb him too much.
X: Ah, I see.  That makes more sense.
R: [referring to the soda thing]  I don't even see how...
X: Simple!  It makes more sense than you giving the cat soda!
R: ...
X: *cracks up*  You give me the best things!
R: I love you, dear.
xtina: A wistful kitten: "CAPSLOCK IS HOW I FEEL INSIDE -- ALL THE TIME" (capslock)
J: Where are my glasses?
R: They're on the table, under the... thing.
J: Right, the "thing".  You mean the box?  *gets glasses*
R: Yes, the box!
J: There's only like a million boxes over here.
R: Obviously, it's the box with the glasses under them.
R&X: *crack up*
J: *scoffing noise*
X: Look, it's not her fault you can't read!
J: I... what?
R&X: *crack up*
xtina: A laughing 8-bit dog holding a duck. From Duck Hunt. (laughing)
So there we were, [personal profile] rosefox and I, watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  We come across the killer rabbit scene, and R takes down a stuffed "Rabbit with Big Pointy Teeth" from her shelf.  In the movie, Sir Robin storms the rabbit.

Who leaps and attacks!

And the stuffed rabbit leaps for my throat, thus startling the fuck outta me!

We subsequently collapse into absolute hysterics.  She managed to time this so perfectly, such that she did not suffer death for startling me.  Oh man, that was utterly terrific.

X: You should have [the stuffed rabbit] bite Sam [the cat]!
R: Sam, c'mere!
S: *jumps down from the window*
X&S: *hysterics*

Like "I literally could not form words" hysterics.  I saw her take the damned rabbit down!  And yet!

X: I don't want to post about this, because I don't want to encourage people to try to startle me, lest I murder everybody!... wait, I'm full of lies.
R: You totally want to post this.
X: Well, I mean, I want to murder everybody.
R: ...that too.  *cracks up*
xtina: A wistful kitten: "CAPSLOCK IS HOW I FEEL INSIDE -- ALL THE TIME" (capslock)
R: I put all your medicine, right in one place.  [Nyquil, cough drops, cranberry juice, and some anti-cough pills.]
X: *glances at Nyquil*  I'll just swig it!
R: ...should I put this back?
X: You'll find me draped, ahahaha, half on and half off the couch!  *cracks up*
R: This is only so funny because you're so drugged.
X: *dyin' here*  Or draped over the chair!
R: Okay, I'm cutting you off.  *moves Nyquil*
X: "I regret nothing!  *thud*"
R: *shakes head*
X: The cat'll be sitting there looking at you like, "Dude I dunno.  She's a party animal."  *hysteria*
R: Goodnight, dear.

Also, I always hear the text for this userpic* in a little whisper.  Creepy, or creepy awesome?

* CAPSLOCK IS HOW I FEEL INSIDE ALL THE TIME, overtop the creepy kitten.
xtina: A wistful kitten: "CAPSLOCK IS HOW I FEEL INSIDE -- ALL THE TIME" (feelings)
Hilariously, I was going to post this, but I forgot half of it by the time I got to the update page.

(I wrote this before she finished so I wouldn't forget.)
xtina: (Default)
J: *singing* The best part of waking up / Is two girls and one cup!
All: *waugh*

X: Hey, M.
M: Mm?
X: Grimm's Tentacle Porn Fairy Tales.
M: ...oh god!

X: Hey, can we change this from Cthulhu to Scrappy-thulhu?
All: No.

Br: I use my Puppy Power to break down the door.
J: Puppy powerrrrr!
B: *hangs head*

Jf: You know, I never thought that a Call of Cthulhu game could be derailed by sharktopus.
B: ...why on earth not?
Jf: It's just too on-topic!

X: It'd be a great safeword!
All sans B: *cracking up*
B: *just came in* Wait, what's the safeword?
X: More of a phrase: "I didn't know I had it in me."
B: ...

IN NON-GAME NEWS

X: http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_big.asp?PRODUCT=576
X: http://explosm.net/comics/2301/
X: In that order.
R: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
R: WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
X: If someone puts Comic Sans on my tombstone, I DEMAND that someone put a shaking fist in the grave like that.
R: i'd come by and change the batteries for you every year
X: Awwwwwwwwwwww. That's real hearts. <3
R: even if it meant going to portland!
R: <3
X: ::kershmoop'd::

Originally posted on Dreamwidth.  Number of comments so far: comment count unavailable
xtina: (Default)
J: *singing* The best part of waking up / Is two girls and one cup!
All: *waugh*

X: Hey, M.
M: Mm?
X: Grimm's Tentacle Porn Fairy Tales.
M: ...oh god!

X: Hey, can we change this from Cthulhu to Scrappy-thulhu?
All: No.

Br: I use my Puppy Power to break down the door.
J: Puppy powerrrrr!
B: *hangs head*

Jf: You know, I never thought that a Call of Cthulhu game could be derailed by sharktopus.
B: ...why on earth not?
Jf: It's just too on-topic!

X: It'd be a great safeword!
All sans B: *cracking up*
B: *just came in* Wait, what's the safeword?
X: More of a phrase: "I didn't know I had it in me."
B: ...

IN NON-GAME NEWS

X: http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_big.asp?PRODUCT=576
X: http://explosm.net/comics/2301/
X: In that order.
R: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
R: WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
X: If someone puts Comic Sans on my tombstone, I DEMAND that someone put a shaking fist in the grave like that.
R: i'd come by and change the batteries for you every year
X: Awwwwwwwwwwww. That's real hearts. <3
R: even if it meant going to portland!
R: <3
X: ::kershmoop'd::
xtina: "But today, the pattern of lights is *all wrong*!" "Oh god! Try pressing more buttons!" "*It's not helping*!" (tech support)
I'm trying to get my text messages off of the phone and onto my computer.  From there, I have a Perl script that reworks them into emails, and I can import that-all into Gmail.  However, I am using Ubuntu on my desktop, and nothing works for this phone.  The only thing that could work is Nokia PC Suite (Nokia's own software), except that won't even run.  (It installed, but it won't run.)

Rose, very sensibly, asked if I could do this any other way -- forward my text messages to a service for download, or sync them to PC Suite on my (Windows) laptop, then copy from there to my desktop.  She also asked whether it was really necessary to back this all up, when a large part of things are probably just people saying "okay" or "running late" or whatever.

Mostly, my response was some amalgam of "It's the principle of the thing!", "That's the long way around!", and "Shut up!".  *amused*

Originally posted on Dreamwidth.  Number of comments so far: comment count unavailable
xtina: Scene of Dr Who/Donna and the Ood, with Led Zeppelin text: "talk and song from tongues of lilting grace" (lace and grace)
I totally win at girlfriends.

http://twitpic.com/3898gr

Originally posted on Dreamwidth.  Number of comments so far: comment count unavailable
xtina: "No... :( I wanted the opposite of this. :( " (things have gone awry)
R: It's like he has depression-autotune in his head, such that everything is in the key of "you're bad and you should feel bad", and it almost doesn't matter what anyone says.
X: ...that's terrible!
R: *laughs*
X: I mean, it's a terrific analogy, it really works here.
R: I know!  It fits so well.
X: But it's awful!  You're a terrible person!
R: *busts out laughing*

--

I was writing this up after some time had elapsed:

X: Man, I've already forgotten some of this, and now I'm gonna have to hear it again!  This sucks!
R: *cracks up*

Originally posted on Dreamwidth.  Number of comments so far: comment count unavailable
xtina: "No... :( I wanted the opposite of this. :( " (things have gone awry)
R: It's like he has depression-autotune in his head, such that everything is in the key of "you're bad and you should feel bad", and it almost doesn't matter what anyone says.
X: ...that's terrible!
R: *laughs*
X: I mean, it's a terrific analogy, it really works here.
R: I know!  It fits so well.
X: But it's awful!  You're a terrible person!
R: *busts out laughing*

--

I was writing this up after some time had elapsed:

X: Man, I've already forgotten some of this, and now I'm gonna have to hear it again!  This sucks!
R: *cracks up*
xtina: "But today, the pattern of lights is *all wrong*!" "Oh god! Try pressing more buttons!" "*It's not helping*!" (tech support)
X:
R: !! !! !!
R: <3 <3 <3
X: Aw, if I mouse over the hearts, they realign.
R: if i mouse over you, do you change to neutral evil?
R: *tries it*
X: I've been that way anyways.

[ time elapses ]

X: Oh -- apparently I'm neutral good.
X: Never mind, then.
R: you actually went to find a "what alignment am i" thing, didn't you *)
X: ...yes.
X: Shut up.
R: *grin*

Originally posted on Dreamwidth.
xtina: (Default)
"Of course it's a cute goddamn diorama!  What the hell kind of person do you think I am?"
xtina: (Default)
"Of course it's a cute goddamn diorama!  What the hell kind of person do you think I am?"
xtina: (Default)
Xtina: I am still packing.  :( :(
Xtina: ::burns it all::
Rose: can't you do some tomorrow night?
Xtina: Gaming is tomorrow night.
Xtina: I just emailed Brad to say I may not be able to make it for all of it.
Xtina: (We're drawing up characters.)
Xtina: BUT ALL THE YARN IS SEPARATED.
Xtina: "Unless you find more."  "Unless I find more."
Xtina: ...
Xtina: In the wreckage of this box, I found some more yarn.
Rose: "unless you find more."
Xtina: In my desk drawer-like thing?  Yarn.
Xtina: ::laughing helplessly::
Xtina: I'm going to undo the lamp and find yarn in it, I know it.
Rose: what else would go in a desk?
Rose: LOOK IN THE MATTRESS I'M TELLING YOU
Xtina: IT'S YARNING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE
Rose: REDYARN REDYARN REDYARN
Xtina: ::snickers and dies laughing::

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