Dec. 18th, 2007 10:21 am
elizalavelle: (Sarah Slean - have the ravens come)
1. It's the last day to get your info in to slean_holiday@yahoo.ca for the Passioneer Holiday card to Sarah Slean if you want to be included in the draw for prizes. You can still submit your info 'til the end of the day on Wednesday and be included on the card though.

2. My stomach is hurting a bit less today which is good since that means that probably it was just stress and not appendicitis or anything dramatic like that.

3. I am wearing my new R. Tam session tshirt today, hidden under a sweater so I'm work appropriate. I just couldn't wait 'til Friday to wear it. I think that everyone is designing shirts which are better and better, some of them are starting to look really professional and great. The Doctor Who ones from last weekend have convinced me even more that I need to watch the new Doctor Who series.

4. I am almost done my Christmas shopping *yay* I have a bit more to do but it's not that really. Some stocking stuffers and a couple of gift cards really :)
elizalavelle: (Default)
Well the weekend was fantastic! Saturday was one of Mel's tshirt shindigs. Oh my goodness did the shirts ever turn out looking so good! I am so happy with how everything worked out. I can't wait to make more! ;)

After the shindig Tom, Jo and myself went to meet up with Sue downtown, I got happily buzzed on rasberry coolers :) All was well.

Sunday the snow storm was in full force. Everything looked so pretty. I totally skipped down my street to get to the subway. There was far less skipping when I had to walk to the grocery store and then to my parent's house, and by walk I mean trudge through knee deep snow. I've not done that since I was a kid! While the snow is not fun to shovel I think it looks great and I'm so excited that we might have a white Christmas this year.

Today I am oddly in a lot of pain and annoyance. Annoyance because I broke the cement off of the last wire that's on my teeth and so it's half coming off and I have to go to the orthodontist and get it reattached on Wednesday, 'til then it's going to drive me nuts. And suddenly today I find my stomach is killing me! No clue why. It feels like the stress stomach aches that I used to get (which the hospital kept thinking was appendicitus so that's about the level of pain) but I've not had one in years so I'm hoping it doesn't turn out to actually be something serious because I have so much else that I want to do this week.
elizalavelle: (Firefly - browncoat)
Woah, awesome shindig, ended with drinks with Sue... a little bit tanked now... parts of face feel numb, clearly an awesome night, tshirts rock, lost my camera thjogh.... probably at Mel's house if I'm lucky. Having the spins on the subway is fun. Tshirts all turned out awesome excpt for ones for my brother....oh well. Spinning agam time for bed.
elizalavelle: (Once Upon a Dream)
Woah, weird dreams last night. First of all there was an underlying theme of making tshirts which is because my mind is clearly on the tshirt shindig that Mel's hosting today :) SO that was fun although as dreams are it was rushed and somehow we had no time and were yet only making something like a shirt an hour so we were really behind. But the designs were really cool. The shirts that did get made were constantly in danger of being ruined as random cats kept sleeping on them when the ink was wet... THEN on top of that we were half watching/half in some kind of horror movie where people were being killed and it would always look like it was the fault of their friend who was in the room only it wasn't, it was just all of these freak accidental deaths that people kept getting blamed for.

So my head is very random. Anyways, I'm off to make some spiffy tshirts for one and all. Should be fun :)
elizalavelle: (Firefly - Mal/Inara shindig)
Wow, you know it was a mighty fine shindig when it ends with breakfast at 6pm the next day ;)

Firefly Marathon post  )
elizalavelle: (Firefly - Mal/Inara shindig)
I've been having dreams full of Browncoats for the past few nights. Last night I think we were all in France. Why France? Who knows. There was some random dream drama of having to check in and out of hotels and having luggage not get lost and through it all we kept all randomly meeting up at this little restaurant which was no where near the airport or hotel which was causing us lots of trouble because we'd check out of the hotel and then go to the restaurant before the airport so we'd be trying to transport luggage... I dunno, my brain is weird.

Then the night before I was dreaming that Earth had been evacuated because it was going to blow up (you know, because that happens a lot) and was on the ship I was on and we all watched out a window to see the earth expload (my dreams clearly have neat special effects!) and then she suggested we start watching Firefly episodes which actully would be probably pretty appropriate for that sort of situation lol.

I guess my subconcious missed the last Shindig a lot lol. Either that or I'm just really looking forward to the marathon and tshirt shindigs which are both coming up very soon :)
elizalavelle: (Firefly - Mal/Inara shindig)
That long weekend just flew by! But I can't really complain, most of August flew by, so it's not just the holiday time that's going quickly. This weekend we had a Browncoat Shindig at the Armouries which as always was fun. We even got to taste Nathan Fillions recipe for bean dip :) It was very tasty, I hope we can convince Sheilah to make it again :)

After the Shindig a few of us went to Sue's bday downtown which was great. The bartender was making me these drinks that tasted like juice but I could feel the effect from drinking so they weren't all juice, they were just dangerously tasty.

Sunday was my brother's birthday and I also picked up my bus ticket to NYC (which was way less money than the Greyhound website says it is. I should know by now that their site is rarely ever right, schedules, length of time the trip will take, prices etc, not reliable. They must have someone who has no understanding of their system at all in charge of updating their site.) and the last two sets of Farscape DVDs that I needed to finish my collection. My brother is going through them super quickly now ergo it's justified because I can't lend what I don't have lol.

Monday I mostly stayed in. Set up the new internet connection on my PC only to have it reset itself last night so I couldn't get on. I have the passkey again so I'll be able to fix that after work. I also watched movies:

Sands Of Oblivion: (with Morena Baccarin and Adam Baldwin) HORRIBLE movie, it's convinced me that Morena can act in pretty much anything. I believed her even through the horrible dialogue, plot, and cinematography (seriously I don't even want to make icons from it) but the rest of the movie pretty much was just terrible.

The Simpsons Movie: Pretty entertaining, kept me amused enough for an afternoon :)

Mysterious Skin: Messed up but once again I'm more than impressed with Joseph Gordon Levitt's skill. He's brilliant!

On the menue for today, ordering Bway tickets!
elizalavelle: (Can't Stop the Serenity)
Hey all, I have my few photos from Can't Stop the Serenity posted here: http://laurentian.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2015180&l=8dbd4&id=158901505 Facebook tells me that you should be able to see that even without a Facebook :) Sorry there are so few. My USB drives weren't working again so I didn't think I'd be able to upload but apparently my camera USB is still working even though nothing else is. Oh my computer, it has such character.

I moved a few boxes today, checked out my new room again, I'm trying to envision how I'm going to fit all of my stuff in there, it's going to be tight but I think I can do it :) Bedtime again soon, I'm still tired even after my mini coma last night!
elizalavelle: (Can't Stop the Serenity)
Can't Stop The Serenity

I don't have pictures in this post, just a write up, pictures will come as soon as I see what other people have posted and save some of those to add since I didn't take many pictures.

the whole day is under the cut  )
elizalavelle: (Firefly - Jayne whip it out)
I am back in the land of the internet! I haven't caught up with LJ at all and probably won't tonight (I'm super exhausted) but I'll try to get caught up with everyone asap.

I had a fun week downtown, went swimming a lot with Jo and saw a really entertaining lesbian comedy act a which was hilarious and involved stripping gymnastics, a cirque du soleil routine and a trapeeze along with singing. It was not what I was expecting at all but it was a fantastic act!

I also caught up with a few old friends this week, so much easier to do when I'm not so far out of town. I'm excited to move somewhere closer to downtown than I am now :)

This weekend was absolute madness. I clocked about 3 hours on the TTC on Saturday between getting to the west end for groceries, east end for bday dinner (and presents of MANY Farscape DVDs!) with the family, and then back to my housesitting job.

Sunday was Mel's (annual?) tshirt making shindig and I'm going to cut that one because there are lots of pictures as well as stories.

click the link to see the shiny tshirts )
elizalavelle: (Firefly - Mal/Inara shindig)
Fantastic Shindig tonight :) New venue with tasty food. I felt so bad for our poor waitress, she was the only one working that night and the front of the house was packed and then there was a room full of Browncoats in the back. She was almost run off of her feet!

I got to chat with lots of people as well as having complete fandom overload: Farscape season four, Buffy comic (*Mel I owe you a fic, prompt me with something and I'll see what I can come up with :) * ) and Broadway DVDs! I don't even know where to start! No that's not true, I totally read the comic in the middle of the Shindig. I took a brief antisocial moment and gave it the first read through :)

Many fun conversations all night. I really do like the Browncoats, they're all such interesting people! As is becoming the norm Tom, Jo and myself finished out the night, we went to Second Cup after we finished up at the pub :) They're already planning for me to get hooked on Babylon 5 next, and also Battlestar Galactica, I shall be kept very busy for the next few months with new television I believe.

Time for bed now, Zion is having a minor spaz now that I'm home. His mommy is out of town this weekend so he's a little anxious. Add to that the fact that I've started cleaning out my room a bit and so his space is being reorganized.... all of this apparently leads to him needing to bat my lip gloss down the hallway. I'm going to be finding my stuff all over the apartment I think. Good thing he's an adorable cat :)

Time for bed and then I'm going swimming tomorrow, I'm so excited to swim, it's been over a year since I last went. I passed on most summer activities last summer because of my leg (allergic reaction to my parent's dog/possibly something else in their house) but it's almost completely healed this year so swimming is back on the list of things I can do :)
elizalavelle: (Default)
I know I promised a VM review for the latest episode... but then my computer ate it and I don't feel like re-typing. Ergo I sum it up in a spoiler free "SQUEE" and move on :)

Yesterday was busy busy busy but fun. I was up early, fought with my computer to burn a Bway CD for Jo and then was out the door to go to Viv's place :) I ended up waking her up but surprisingly she was cheerful about it :) The lucky girl is seeing Guster play tomorrow night! I so would go except it would wipe me out for work the next day and I just was sick on Friday and I don't want to have to ask if I can come in later so soon after that. Viv, I know you're lurking on here as of late but I'd love to read a review of the show :)

I also picked up my Firefly loaner set from her so Dell and Danny when you guys want to watch them I'll bring them by/you can pick them up :)

Viv and I also hit up Blockbuster as I was leaving and I got 4 really excellent looking films from Mongrel's Festival Collection:

The End of Silence, The Forest for the Trees, Things To Do, and Our Town. Much watching to do soon :)

Then I stopped off at the bank to order more cheques and then went to my parents place and chatted with my dad for a few hours before the Shindig :)

The Shindig downtown was fun (as they always are.) I met some new people and got so talk with lots of friends. I was still feeling a bit sore headed after the Friday migrane so I had to pass on the fabulous chocolatey brownie that was being shared (and cannot believe I missed an opportunity to slip in the Brownie song from Reefer Madness, darn!) but I did eat a fabulous bread pudding that tasted of rum and custard :) No complaints here. I also have borrowed the first season of Farscape from Tom which I hope to start tomorrow evening :) and a fabulous looking (and massive) graphic novel called Blankets which has come so highly recommended that I'm very excited about that one as well :) As ususal the evening was full of great conversations and Tom, Jo, Kevin and myself were the last to leave. That's somewhat the habit by now. Just as we were getting into the car to head home (thank you again Tom for the ride!) a homeless man came asking for help buying food so I gave him my leftovers from dinner. I hope he liked it :)

Today was much less busy, all I had to get done really was grocery shopping and cooking dinner. I worked on my Buffy icon set a bit, slept slept slept and watched the Grease "You're The One That I Want" Broadway auditions because even though it's reality it's also Broadway and so far it's pretty darn fun to watch :) Now it's time for Crossing Jordan and then bed so I can be somewhat coherent tomorrow for work... and hopefully have far less head pain :)
elizalavelle: (Mal/Inara shindig)
I attended another lovely Browncoat Shindig last night :) This one was at the Denison Armoury which as a place is a wee bit intimidating but it was still cool. We got a tour of the place, and got to learn a lot about different types of mines and at the end of the night I got to shoot a machine gun (fake, it's lasers not bullets) that apparently is about 80% accurate to what the actual experience is. I personally never want to go shoot an actual gun but the idea of trying out a machine gun shooting at a movie screen was a neat one so I had to give it a go :) I really enjoyed myself, that's one of those experiences that one rarely gets so I'm glad I did it. Next time, jumping off of a tower :)

We also watched Serenity, the whole thing because we had to wait for a remote control before we could watch the Austrailian extras, and it was all good because who can complain about watching Serenity ;) Then we watched the extras, clearly I need the Austrailain DVD and a region free DVD player LOL and then we had pizza and watched Done The Impossible. It was sort of surreal to watch DTI and have all of these fans talk about how they met and had Shindigs and their fan experiences, while we were currently at a Shindig. Best Damn Fans ever.

I had wonderful musical conversations, and ran into a Toronto RENThead who was (well still is lol) a few years older than me so she had a completely different experience with seeing the show but it was so random because we've been to many of the same shows so I must have met her in line before. Just awesome :) It's actually great to meet someone like this now when you know I actually have a life. Seeing RENT while it was here and I was in highschool meant that was what I did. I had other friends and went to parties and all that jazz as well but RENT was something at the time that was a huge definition of who I was. Not so much anymore but I love the memories that came from that.

Anyways it was a great night, I got home much later than I'd planned but I got a ride from Tom which was so great of him :)

C'est tout :)
elizalavelle: (Mal/Inara shindig)
And now on to the Browncoat Shindig last night. First of all can I just say how much I adore Browncoats. I mean we're all a little bit geeky over our fandoms but everyone just are fascenating well read, well travelled, people. I had so many conversations last night which weren't relating to anything Joss Whedon related at all and got a lot of advice and stories and just had a ball!

We went to the Elephant and Castle on Yonge st. Made too much noise there calling out everyone's names, had to quiet down a little... and then I'm sure were still loud again after lol. I saw lots of people I remembered from SFX and then so many new people. Some actually new to the group, most just new to me. Food there was lovely. I had the castle stir fry (just veggies) and loved it! I had been starving all day so dinner was a fabulous idea. Conversation was, as mentioned above, wonderful. From Canadian TV shows, to teaching, to musicals....to dinosaurs having sex on Jason's head (pic spam coming soon) we covered a lot!

After dinner Tom and I took Rosie out to Tim Hortons as she's just come overseas to Canada from the UK and hadn't tried it yet. It took a while (and me getting mildly lost) to find one that was open late but we did and she's now discovered the double double and Timbits ;) Very Canadian :)

It was just a great night, I got in SO late and now I'm rushing like mad to get ready for the Slean concert but it's totally worth it!

PS NEW SLEAN ALBUM DUE OUT LATER THIS MONTH. Check out the messageboard at www.sarahslean.com in the articles section and it's there!
elizalavelle: (Inara secrets)
SFX convention, the long long written details.

In short it rocked, if there are guests who I'd like to see next year I won't hesitate to go at all!

The long stuff is all behind the cuts:

Day 1 - Friday )

Day 2 - Saturday )

Day 3 - Sunday )

And that's how the weekend went :) It was better than expected, I was afraid that the fans would be more intense (after my only other con experience from what... 11 years ago now that totally turned me off of the whole idea of them) but the fans, of all of the genres, were just great, everyone was pretty calm and organized themselves quite well. The only real surprise was how blown away I was by Christina Hendricks, when I'd heard the rumour that she was coming I thought it would be cool but I wasn't through the roof about it or anything but now if she were the only Firefly guest at next years con I'd go just for her, she was really really great! I also met so many awesome people, lots of new LJ people :) hello everyone :)

I'm now in that let down stage when it's all down and you're coming down from the high of the weekend and realizing that normal life sets in again tomorrow, no more seeing TV stars lol. However that's good for my wallet as I spent way more than I'd planned (but less than I was afraid I'd spend)

A picture post should be going up soonish... maybe tonight or tomorrow depending on how much photoshop and resizing I get done tonight :)


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January 2013



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